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Old 07-24-2020, 01:50 PM   #161 (permalink)
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You mean you don't have the single wiper mod?! You're wasting fuel!?

I couldn't get the passenger wiper arm off! It's stuck, and I don't have a puller that fits. So I just pulled the blade off. Better than nothing?



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Old 07-24-2020, 10:45 PM   #162 (permalink)
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I couldn't get the passenger wiper arm off! It's stuck, and I don't have a puller that fits. So I just pulled the blade off. Better than nothing?
Better than nothing. I was hoping to get more done today but work and errands owned it. I keep needing to chase this O2 sensor code problem p0135 and p0141. Doing diagnostics.

BTW, that single wiper mod thing the racer kids do has always seemed wrong. They delete the driverside wiper, which leaves them with less effective wiper coverage and less aerodynamic benefit that deleting the middle one would. Just sayin!
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Old 07-25-2020, 04:15 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Thanks for the invite to this thread California98Civic, I hadn't noticed it.

Today I began cut the inner fenderwell away from the outer on my 1994 Suburban. If time permits I will also sever the inner side to floor seam.

For those not following, I am boattailing the Suburban over a foot in width by angling the cargo side walls in.
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Old 07-25-2020, 11:14 PM   #164 (permalink)
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Thanks for the invite to this thread California98Civic, I hadn't noticed it.

Today I began cut the inner fenderwell away from the outer on my 1994 Suburban. If time permits I will also sever the inner side to floor seam.

For those not following, I am boattailing the Suburban over a foot in width by angling the cargo side walls in.
Does such a mod affect body structure integrity? Maybe not. Or is this a temporary step?

Today: finished the rebuild of my daughter's power steering rack. And on my Civic I cleaned engine bay grounds trying to eliminate periodic O2 sensor failure codes. Test drive went well.
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Old 07-26-2020, 01:32 AM   #165 (permalink)
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2017 to 2020 Outlander GT with electric parking brake, $66.56 from Mitsubishi Parts Direct.

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Cross references to FMSI D2135-9372 google that and you'll find more sources.
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Does such a mod affect body structure integrity? Maybe not. Or is this a temporary step?

Today: finished the rebuild of my daughter's power steering rack. And on my Civic I cleaned engine bay grounds trying to eliminate periodic O2 sensor failure codes. Test drive went well.
Yes, this is a temporary step and would definately affect the structure if not replaced. In order to angle in the sides I have to sever all the connections, pie cut out the new angle, and then weld it all back. Based on the initial connections, putting it back as strong or stronger won't be a problem.

Cleaning grounds is a vastly overlooked troubleshooting step.
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I couldn't get the passenger wiper arm off! It's stuck, and I don't have a puller that fits. So I just pulled the blade off. Better than nothing?
I had the same problem. With some help from YouTube I succeeded. It may help you too ... See the post about this in my GreenTDI thread:

https://ecomodder.com/forum/623191-post24.html
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Old 07-27-2020, 12:43 AM   #169 (permalink)
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Yes, this is a temporary step and would definately affect the structure if not replaced. In order to angle in the sides I have to sever all the connections, pie cut out the new angle, and then weld it all back. Based on the initial connections, putting it back as strong or stronger won't be a problem.
Strong, lighter, and more aerodynamic would be a good bragging right.

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Cleaning grounds is a vastly overlooked troubleshooting step.
It seems to have worked. Two test drive cycles and no code again yet.

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I had the same problem. With some help from YouTube I succeeded. It may help you too ... See the post about this in my GreenTDI thread:

https://ecomodder.com/forum/623191-post24.html
Good deal man.
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Old 07-27-2020, 02:30 PM   #170 (permalink)
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Put about 20 hours into daughter's car this weekend! It is complete, running great without codes, detailed, and ready to surprise her on her return from a weekend sleepover! Success stories, folks! How many days will an 06 BMW go without breaking again!? LOL

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