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Old 06-13-2018, 09:25 AM   #201 (permalink)
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I do still have the old boat tail!

It's the same one that was on the Civic and the Prius ...


( http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...dan-31498.html )



( http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post514876 )

It's sitting in the garage, maybe a little worse for wear given its age and the fact it's made of cardboard.


Getting a tail on the Metro is definitely somewhere on the to-do list.

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One of the added benefits of a hatchbackectomy:



Weight savings! 34.5 lbs. (And that doesn't include the wiper mechanism & motor I had removed earlier.)

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Old 06-24-2018, 08:35 AM   #202 (permalink)
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I just bought a geo metro. Does't run, but there's not rust. Guy said the head was cracked, no compression. Just got it home, haven't checked the timing belt, its new...my new ecomodder toy project. It looks like a brick compared to the sleek Saturn.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:32 AM   #203 (permalink)
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Fun!



It is a brick in stock form, but the good news is there's lots of low-hanging fruit.


Even if the front control arm mount areas and rockers really are rust-free, make sure to inspect the rubberized undercoating in the forward part of the rear wheel wells. I thought mine was rust free until I peeled it back to uncover a basketball-sized hole!


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Old 06-24-2018, 11:55 AM   #204 (permalink)
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Good news it only has a bad ignition pick up coil, bad news its $100 for the part, ripoff. Under distributor cap was a rat nest of fine hair thin wire.

Thanks, I just looked, they are solid.

No metros in the junk yards, several saturns.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:11 PM   #205 (permalink)
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best trip MPG so far!

I've done two 75 MPG US round trips recently.


Both during the hottest weather of the year so far. (Coinky-dink?)


Both also on extremely fuel-economy-friendly roads: country roads with limits between 60-80 km/h = 36-50 mph.



Interestingly: one of these trips was loaded down with passengers, aero-be-damned (no kammback, windows wide open).


Tank MPG is sitting around 71 according to the SG.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:20 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Under distributor cap was a rat nest of fine hair thin wire.

What the heck?


Related: mine started bucking/missing/backfiring/stalling like crazy yesterday. P0303 - misfire on cyl #3. I haven't checked the cap/rotor/plug/wire yet.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:55 AM   #207 (permalink)
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solved!



The whatsit came out of the thinger!

It's purring like a 3-legged kitten again.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:32 AM   #208 (permalink)
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Nice find. Simple fixes are always nice.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:52 AM   #209 (permalink)
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Yup. Beats the heck out of a burnt exhaust valve.
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:46 AM   #210 (permalink)
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not weatherproof

Put a fork in it! It's done...





Got caught in a couple of rain storms in the past few weeks.


Not bad, considering this went on the car last fall. Snow didn't hurt it, as long as it didn't melt! The liquid snow is problematic though.


The fender skirts are gone too.

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