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Old 05-06-2017, 08:04 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Make sure you do it when it's not raining, you'll need to leave it ajar for a few hours. Have lots of paper towels and the isopropyl alcohol handy, the stuff is very sticky and messy.

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SIDE NOTE: If you own a G1 and you have a cracked lower engine mount and you don't want to spend $100 on a new one just yet, maybe you can use this stuff to temporarily fix it. I've seen people do urethane before and it went bad because they used way too hard of a compound. This stuff, even after curing, seems to remain somewhat flexible. If someone wants to do an experiment with repairing their lower mount this material could be a good candidate.
You can, and it'll work really well! But... it adds a lot of vibration! Factory rubber with some airgaps is better for isolating, no doubt. I've also used hot glue on motor mounts, too Same results, but doesn't last as long.

I did, however, take a brand new engine mount, build a template for it (out of some MDF) and now have the jig so repair my old mount. Kind of a future project, if I ever decided I wanted to play with some mount refurbishing at home.
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I just finished my 2nd best tank in this car. If I hadn't done any Uber//Lyft driving it would have been a record tank. But, I did manage to take it farther than ever before at 520 miles.
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Today I finally got window tint. Now I can hypermile in the heat with the AC off!!

I also wired a backup camera to my stereo. You can see it stuck on top of the license plate.
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I made a visor for my ScanGauge out of sheet aluminum. It looks like it's obscuring the gauge from this angle, but when you sit in the driver's seat it points straight at your eyes and doesn't cover the gauge at all. The purpose is to stop the gauge from leaving a reflection on the windshield.

I had one already that was made from a piece of black plastic, but when it started to get hot a month ago the plastic one melted and became all deformed.

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