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    Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    Since I have decided to daily drive the 3gee again I thought it would be interesting to start a thread with the adventures of owning and driving such an old car everyday. I know some of you drive yours everyday but in reality starting to daily drive a 31 year old car is ludicrous to just about everyone. I am willing to take it on.

    Started driving it daily three and a half weeks ago. I expect a lot of new piddly issues during the first few months as the car gets broken in again. So with a fire extinguisher in the car lets go.

    First thing is that this car has a lot of leaks. I have to park in clients driveways quite often and don't want to leave a puddle of oil everywhere but the past couple days it was leaving a trail of fluid as i backed out. Turns out its power steering fluid coming from the rack. Probably blew a gasket. I'll look at it this weekend and will post plenty of pictures in this thread.

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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    There's still a streak at my 1st kids old daycare where my car would dump PS fluid before I had the rack replaced lol
    I feel ya though, I daily mine and have gone through just about every seal or gasket you can replace without tearing the engine apart. Only one I have now is the shift shaft seal, it leaves a spot when my car sits for a bit.
    Originally posted by Shady_Pro:

    ya piggy backing our ecu's is like putting webbers on your lude....useless!...

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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    I just got my car back together and planned to pretty much daily it, though I still have a perfectly practical Chevy Colorado too (gets shit mpg but the Honda isn't much better). Unfortunately I am leaking out the accel pump and the passenger side axle seal, leaving a nice spot in my new driveway. I don't expect this car to be that bad, though I am trying to get bike carbs on it asap, so my expectations still aren't high. No PS anymore, I think that remedied my rack leak.

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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    haha, mine gets the worst mpg for a car it's size. Just driving it to work which is 10 minutes away and 75% of the drive is interstate costs me 15$ a week. but I accepted that fact considering what I've done to it =P
    Originally posted by Shady_Pro:

    ya piggy backing our ecu's is like putting webbers on your lude....useless!...

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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    I'm still rolling on a bent rim from when I ran into a curb months ago by driving like a meathead in the rain. And yeah, I have lots of leaks too. Nothing that leaves a puddle, but lots of seepage and wetness everywhere. When I got my rebuild kit from the machine shop, it didn't occur to me that they'd give me one they'd had sitting around since '89. Everything I replaced is leaking. So frustrating.
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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    I've got a full set of 13" steelies if you want em, lmao
    Originally posted by Shady_Pro:

    ya piggy backing our ecu's is like putting webbers on your lude....useless!...

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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    I could get a rim from the junkyard easy enough, but I'm holding out for rims so I can be fancy. Too bad I'm broke all the time. So this is how I do it. I drive on the bent rim and bitch about it. Great strategy, right?
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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    the vibrations keep the women happy
    Originally posted by Shady_Pro:

    ya piggy backing our ecu's is like putting webbers on your lude....useless!...

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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    Women bring confusion and pain. It's MGTOW around here.
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