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Old 06-01-2019, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Behold! My revolutionary sucky blowy thing!



It sucks! It blows! It is revolting revolutionary!

I was at a car wash a couple of months ago and not only did they have vacuums, but compressed air, which was great, but the compressed air blew dust all over, and it was frustrating needing to coordinate them.

The last step before putting my engine back together was to blow out the cylinders and stuff. I could have bought a can, but I figured ít was time to purchase a compressor and a shop vacuum.

Had it worked I would have used epoxy. With the duct tape it still required two hands, but Home Depot's cheapest compressor was stronger than their cheapest vacuum, even though it was not the highest setting.

Home Depot's strongest vacuum has less than twice the horsepower than the one I bought, so I do not think you could just buy a stronger vacuum. You could turn down the compressor, but I am not sure it would get the job done.

Perhaps having a giant fan next to the car would blow out the dust.

Well, I tried.

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Old 06-01-2019, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Production version is out

https://www.amazon.com/TORNADOR-VELO.../dp/B01BJ511E8

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Tornador? Are they even trying?
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I never could understand the pricing of an air wand inside a funnel with a bag attached.

We’ve used those things for decades though to clean metal shavings from bore holes
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I just bought an extra piece and drilled a hole in it. It cost a couple of dollars.

Theirs has a trigger, ball bearings, and moving parts, that may or may not move when you want them to.
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I happened to see a video with the Perdedor

Sorry.

Tomador.

Taker, not Loser.

I have been doing stupid stuff in the middle of the night and napping or watching videos that don't require thinking.

I ended up watching this YouTube recommendation: the neighbor was allegedly going to scrap a 2004 Civic DX with 129,000 miles because it had an exhaust leak.

What?! The guy starts the video saying he is going to save it from the scrap heap. I have seen plenty of videos where people repair exhaust systems, but they replace it with an integrated Dorman catalytic converter and exhaust manifold from eBay (their sponsor) for over $650.

The same one is on Amazon for less than $450.

That is CARB-compliant. The non-CARB one for my 2000 Civic is $230.

The neighbor allegedly offered it for free, but they paid the scrap value, $225.

I paid $800 for my 2002 Civic LX with 250,000 miles and a blown head gasket!

They then replaced the catalytic converter, which cost more than twice as much as the car.

They replaced the rest of the exhaust with a stainless steel setup, replaced the intake, fixed up a few rust spots, replaced the headlights and fender because it had a small dent, and bought a lip and tiny tiny spoiler.

They call it a lip spoiler and it clearly for when a Civic Hybrid spoiler is far too large.

They said it cost them $65!

They mentioned that a shop would charge a ton to replace the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter. I removed the one on my 2000 Civic and reinstalled it.

It isn't hard.

They had a stuck fastener. They used a bolt buster and then an acetylene torch and for some reason decided to cut the heat shield.

RepairPal says it would cost $1,750 to install that $450 part--and that is for an EX, which is under the car, and held on five bolts?

RepairPal didn't show the DX or LX submodels for some reason.

$1,300 in labor!

I just watched a 15-minute video on swapping the integrated exhaust manifold and catalytic converter. It was exactly as easy as I thought it was.

What's the big deal?!

He bought an OEM unit because he read, like I have, that aftermarket ones throw codes, although he said he only paid $820.

The cheapest I can find is $1,334.63.

Can you imagine paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a part and still having it throw a code?!

The guy said that he has welded his exhaust manifold multiple times, but the flange is warped, so when he bolts it down it cracks again.

Weld it while bolted to the engine?

Make a steel plate to hold it flat while you weld?

Resurface the flange and then weld?

All of this is relevant to me, but not the thread. In the second half they use the Basura.

Wait, no, that means garbage.

The company makes an air compressor nozzle which spins around and is supposed to create a vortex, which better removes dirt and debris. They used one with a built in sprayer, so you can blast a mist and leave residue.

I didn't understand what they were doing. They didn't seem to be blasting the dirt out of the surfaces, I just saw a cloud from the blaster.

They mentioned one with a vacuum, but they never used a vacuum.

How can you claim to clean the interior if you don't vacuum?!

I looked up the vacuum version and it is what 2000mc linked 3 years ago.
It is $237 on Amazon! This guy liked it: This guy did not: He bought the sprayer and vacuum attachment for $160, but needed to buy an adapter and use tape to hold everything together and it still fell apart. He said he would rather keep them separate and use two hands, but he didn't say why, but I never understood the point of it.

Weird.

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