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About wingnutthehutt

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  1. wingnutthehutt

    Free Rebuild Books

    I'm apparently no longer classified as a donating member so I can't post this in the classifieds. However, I'm not selling anything so please let this stand or move it to the correct location. I no longer have a Z so I am DONATING the following literature to a needy person in the Sacramento, CA area. If anyone is interested, please email me. I will try to check this thread as well but email is best. How To Restore Your Z Car How To Modify Your Nissan Datsun OHC Engine Clymer Manual, 70-78 Datsun 240-280Z Aaaaand, a pair of black 280Z rocker panel panel stripes. I have a gas door floating around somewhere too so if I find it I'll throw that in with the books.
  2. Geez, I haven't been on here in forever!

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    Howdy - Central California

    Hey there Uncle. Glad you found the forum. Hopefully by commenting here I can throw a little street cred your way. ...even though I sold my Z something like six years ago. ~Carl
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    Frankenstein Guitar project. Diversion #4267

    Holy thread resurrection, Batman!
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    Looking at an 83 Corolla For My sister

    Thanks, John. Unfortunately my sister decided to pass on the car. And as I don't need another vehicle (have room for another one) it will probably be someone else toy very shortly.
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    Norcal - Bay Area HybridZ BBQ

    Ouch, sorry to hear that. Four feet? That's a huge distance. That's like a girl saying, "If you were 50 pounds lighter I'd date you." Gollum, "that lake" in Berkeley is pretty cool. I went there a few years ago.
  7. Hey guys, I found this 83 Corolla on CL this afternoon. The price is a bit high, but the thing is immaculate. She was looking for something newer, she's 22, but likes the idea of it being different and reliable etc. I know it's not a Z, but this is the place to come for realistic input. Does anyone have a KBB for early cars? Thoughts? Seems a bit high, but if it was newer it'd be worth 10 grand or better. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/1150175043.html Here's the photobucket gallery. http://picasaweb.google.com/VWEMPIRE/1983Corolla# I can go get it today, but what should I look for on a car like this? Carl
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    Any Lexus technicians out there? Oregon Mechanics?

    Breif update: Lisa took the car to a mechanic her in Sacramento that lives near her. He does a lot of sidework and agreed to change the plugs. As soon as the plugs came out we knew we had a problem. It's definately a sludge issue. LexusToyota will cover the car up to 8.5 years after date of purchase. It's now been 9.5. When she purchased the car we made sure she paid for a warranty on it. We'll see how it goes on that front. It's little consolation that I talked them down $3k.
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    Datuns Jeep on CL Sacramento

    This isn't mine, but it sure looks interesting. http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/934532894.html
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    Drifting: Here to stay or just a fad?

    I think it's popularity will wane as the people who attempt it either wreck their cars or discover regular cornering. I don't think it will go away. I drift my truck into the parking lot at work almost every day, I love being sideways. But I would rather being hauling around Sears Point, Thunderhill or Laguna Seca on my streetbike. I think it'd be cool if it stuck around but it's boring as hell to watch on TV. Plus, the whole judged thing means it's not really a race...
  11. wingnutthehutt

    Any Lexus technicians out there? Oregon Mechanics?

    Good thought on getting it in writing. Normally I wouldn't take it to a Volvo dealer either (technically volvo bmw) but that's where we bought it and there is no Lexus dealer in town. I don't think there's even a 'Yota dealer. Salem is friggin' tiny compared to every other capital city I've been to. It's 80% state workers too. I exaggerate, but it's still very high.
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    Any Lexus technicians out there? Oregon Mechanics?

    Good God! Everything else you wrote scared the crap outta me. I'll pull the VC when I get there and check for sludge. If there's evidence, that cars going back up for sale, pronto. Thanks for identifying yourself as someone whom I requested to respond. No offense to everybody else who is trying to be helpful but explaining how dealerships charge is something I learned ten years ago.
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    Any Lexus technicians out there? Oregon Mechanics?

    132815 p0300 was the code. It has about 100k on the dial. Runs perfect until it threw the code last week. She's had a couple little electrical gremlins recently taken care of such as a door lock switch and a seatbelt sensor or something. She's only had it for about three months though. The 700 miles makes it difficult to be as involved as I'd like to be.
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    Any Lexus technicians out there? Oregon Mechanics?

    Geez, ok. Thanks for the response. I wasn't having much luck with Google for some reason. This doesn't sound like something I want to do with tools in my carry-on. They told her that was the only code. I made sure they gave her the code and then I looked it up. They say it's plugs, we do the plugs. But I'll be darned if I can justify 400 bucks to change some stupid plugs. Geez. Next time she wants a new car I'm telling her to save her cash and we're building a 57 Chevy. Hahaha.