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Old 03-13-2013, 09:45 AM
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Here's a better b4 pic lol
what did you do to the chrome to get the paint to stick?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:12 AM
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Last night I did the dreaded spark plug change on my 2000 2.5L XLT. The rear driver side plug was... the easiest repair I've ever done. Plugs two and three on the driver's side gave me much more trouble. Attached are pics of the tool assembly I used. On my first try getting the socket through the opening it was like magic. The socket landed on the plug like it knew where to go. I was amazed. I had that first plug changed in 3 minutes. I used a 2 foot length of wire to pull the spark wire off and that was the most difficult part. The second DS plug gave me fits due to the tight space and size of the plug pull. Once I got that out of the way it was easy going. The third DS plug was a P.I.T.A.. I had to use channel locks to grip it and pull it out. The 4th on the DS was a little difficult due to the compressor but nothing major. The passenger side was a breeze.

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Yeah some of those sparks can be a pain to change. Those fuckers get tight lol.

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:37 AM
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Before and after
Did the same too! Love the look, might paint the valavance or whatever you call it over spring break. Oh yea and I didn't sand or anything like that, just gave it a good clean and went ahead and applied the plasti-dip.

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:45 AM
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Did the same too! Love the look, might paint the valavance or whatever you call it over spring break. Oh yea and I didn't sand or anything like that, just gave it a good clean and went ahead and applied the plasti-dip.
Looks good bro! Did u have to scrape the chrome?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:16 AM
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Looks good bro! Did u have to scrape the chrome?
Look back at my post no just cleaned it up real well and put a very light first coat on, then 1 heavy coat then 2 more for the finishing touches.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:32 AM
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Look back at my post no just cleaned it up real well and put a very light first coat on, then 1 heavy coat then 2 more for the finishing touches.
Oh ok, I get it lol. Sorry
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:00 PM
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Just ordered some led brake light bulbs....I don't even know if they'll work since my brake lights are also running lights and blinkers....but we'll see.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:05 PM
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Just ordered some led brake light bulbs....I don't even know if they'll work since my brake lights are also running lights and blinkers....but we'll see.
If your just changing bulbs, it should still function as they were
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:07 PM
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Washed her shined her tires, put a new antenna on, and reprinted the frame as well
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:15 PM
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If your just changing bulbs, it should still function as they were
Well I had regular bulbs in it and now I'm putting led ones in....should they still function?
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:20 PM
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Well I had regular bulbs in it and now I'm putting led ones in....should they still function?
well if you had dual function bulbs, you need to get leds that have dual functions as well
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:25 PM
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I believe I did. I'll check
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:38 PM
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I changed my 5speed tranny fluid, cleaned old brake fluid out of the clutch reservoir wiped it clean and put in fresh fluid. Also did the same thing to the brake reservoir. ..
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:48 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Signal-Corner-Parking-Marker-Backup/dp/B0017LF9TI/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1363222041&sr=8-9&keywords=1157+led

this is what i got...says dual beam
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:50 PM
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Had a bird shit all down the passenger side...
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