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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 ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    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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    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 ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    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
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    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    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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    the vibrations keep the women happy
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Women bring confusion and pain. It's MGTOW around here.
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    It didn't take long to find those blue and red flashing lights to follow me. Yesterday I took my daughters to work for a day with Dad. There was a roundabout we we're driving through and nobody around so I went around it twice at 35-40mph but not squealing the tires. As was going around the second time I noticed a car coming towards us and was sure it was a police SUV. I got off the roundabout and within a second or two I see the flashing lights behind me. Pulled over and then he asked me. Do you think this is a racetrack? I said, I was just having a little fun with the kids here. He took my license and registration and came back but didn't give me a ticket or a warning. Maybe it was the girls in the car that saved me from getting a ticket, I'm not sure but I probably could have gotten a ticket for reckless driving.

    On a side note those left hand turns sure starve the oil pump. My oil gauge was pegged at zero for a few seconds around the turn. This car handles so well it needs a dry sump system.

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    Had the same thing happen to me. My 5 year old loves the sound of my car and always is trying to get me to gun it. So I did once and sure enough, passed by a cop and got pulled over. Best part was my kid laughing her ass off at me getting pulled over and she wouldn't say a word to the cop, just stared at him.
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    Damn you guys! Bringing the cops down!
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    I'm learning quite a lot about cops on my daily commute. I've learned that if you are passing over a double yellow, and a sheriff comes around the corner and sees you, he will NOT pull you over and write you a ticket. However, your daily commute route WILL be crawling with Highway Patrol for roughly the next month after that.

    I've also learned that if you sling shot past a school district patrol car at roughly 90... ish... he will NOT write you a ticket. But he will pull you over and give you a lecture that includes the word "reckless" several times.

    I need to rethink my life.
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    See, I just get boring shit... pulled over for doing 41 in a 35 once... LOOK OUT SPEED RACER!!
    Now the one above was 51 in a 30 but that road does NOT need to be a 30mph speed limit and it's one of those ones that the limit changes multiple times so it's a massive trap.
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
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    Glad to know I'm not the only notorious 3g driver. I've been puled over 3 times in the last month alone, still haven't managed to get a ticket though! ...Even though I was doing 65 in a 35. The car is just way too fun to drive slow with. Love the sound.

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    I have noticed that as my gas tank gets low it takes longer to start. It always starts but just cranks a bit longer. I'm not sure what the cause of that would be. I have changed the filters a few years ago but the car did sit.for a year with the same gas in it.
    As I post this I remember that I do have a fuel pressure guage in the engine bay. So ill check that as I run through a tank. Anybody have any ideas let me know.

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    filter screen maybe all gunked up. Pull the pump out and check it.
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    Pump getting tired.
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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    I don't know if you have one of these are not but it sure did make a difference on mine. fuel pump relay kit. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F302951962397

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    My 89 LXi was doing the same thing I changed the fuel filter and it did help a bit but then it started acting up again not wanting to start. So I changed out my fuel pump relay. All is good now.

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    I finally was able to check the fuel pressure white it was doing it and it's not it. Fuel pressure is fine the entire time. It does appear to be flooding it by the way it sounds. Not sure how to tell for sure or what would cause that.

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    Re: Conozo's Daily Driver Adventures

    Oh, I know this one. Replace the ignition switch and clean your grounds. And replace your injectors. And install a fuel pressure gauge. And new brake pads. And put nice rims on it. And replace your coil and TW sensor for good measure. LOL




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    Seriously though, that's what I just did for my warm restart issue. One of those things did it. Might have been the grounds or the ignition switch. It's the oddball stuff that strikes now. I can't tell you how I figured it out either. Just a lot of head-scratching, wild guessing and some easter-egging.
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    I'm going to upgrade the grounds, they look tiny and my headlights are acting weird anyways. When i have the right turn signal on my left headlight will flip up once sometimes. I had an issue earlier with the headlights going crazy and i tightened the valve cover ground and it fixed it.

    Snooz, already put the fuel pressure regulator on the new wheels and replaced the TW sensor in the passenger headliner......am i good now?

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    You didnt put new brake pads on, you're screwed my dude.

    Mine has a quirk in the hazard circuit, just pulled the fuse for it and it went away. Downside is I dont have a hazard flashing function but oh well.

    One day I want to wire it so I can flip the lights one at a time just for funzies.
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
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