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  • Melon
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    Spent Saturday cleaning up and organizing the garage, got a call from someone wanting to look at the KTM, fortunately I had it out and had ran it already. Boom, sold the bike, he asked for $50 lower than what I was advertising it for, Nice.

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  • LowR3V'in
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    i cracked all the pistons on an m30 because the stock gap it was 17 i think.

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Originally posted by Northern View Post
    So Re: Subaru people:

    Reading the forums, they're fucking weird about ringland issues.
    99% of posts about it claim that the stock pistons are defective and the engines knock like crazy from the factory, and the only fix is to run forged pistons. Yet when you see any picture of a disassembled EJ25, there is zero traditional sign of knock.
    Look at the stock ring gap specs, and I see that the top ring is spec'd for .0079" - .0098" gap? That's tighter than an S52, on an engine with more power, a bigger bore, and a turbo?

    Is this some kind of bandaid to pass emissions on an engine from the early '90s at the expense of longevity?
    Well... I'm sure you've heard of LS's making 4 digit power with bottom ends that are basically stock EXCEPT the ring gaps get filed out.
    Tight ring gaps are a big risk on a boosted engine.

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  • Northern
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    Also I guess Toyota started a program for peeling Blizzard Pearl and Super White paint on 2008-2022 model cars where they will repaint the affected panel(s), and then warranty that paint for 10 years. This might be Canada specific, but that's an awfully large window.

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  • Northern
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    So Re: Subaru people:

    Reading the forums, they're fucking weird about ringland issues.
    99% of posts about it claim that the stock pistons are defective and the engines knock like crazy from the factory, and the only fix is to run forged pistons. Yet when you see any picture of a disassembled EJ25, there is zero traditional sign of knock.
    Look at the stock ring gap specs, and I see that the top ring is spec'd for .0079" - .0098" gap? That's tighter than an S52, on an engine with more power, a bigger bore, and a turbo?

    Is this some kind of bandaid to pass emissions on an engine from the early '90s at the expense of longevity?

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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post

    The EPA has had a strong hand in this as well.
    100% EPA regulated.
    Plants don't spend money for the betterment of the community.

    Source: Works for plants.

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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by LowR3V'in View Post
    if you notice
    check out all the 03 06 ish corollas
    they are 100% every single one of them have rusted out roofs.
    I had a 2006 that was my girlfriends daily. I did a paint correction on the clear and kept it waxed and well taken care of.
    That being said, it did hold up longer than many others, and I sold it right as I could see the clear delaminating.

    That car was a tank though, she had two fender benders and it was in my garage when the house flooded. It sat in 18" of water, and had no issues.
    I did strip the interior out, clean all connectors, steam cleaned all the carpets too, so it never had a smell.

    I sold it to a couple of Mexicans who loaded it up on a trailer and shipped it south.

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Originally posted by Melon View Post
    In the late 80's and into the 90's we had a lot of issues with that due to acid rain.
    A lot of the plants cleaned up themselves, a lot, and now that's much less of an issue.

    Most of it is just caused by sun exposure.
    The EPA has had a strong hand in this as well.

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  • LowR3V'in
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    if you notice
    check out all the 03 06 ish corollas
    they are 100% every single one of them have rusted out roofs.

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  • roguetoaster
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    Still my favorite YT video, much E30 content within: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0W2o8RVdCM

    Sure would be nice if I could embed it...

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  • Melon
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    In the late 80's and into the 90's we had a lot of issues with that due to acid rain.
    A lot of the plants cleaned up themselves, a lot, and now that's much less of an issue.

    Most of it is just caused by sun exposure.

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Yeah, it is common, I see a ton of them like that. Being a conversion, not sure if the base paint was done at GM, but it has that white slowly fading to grey on the running board area. The hood seems solid, but the roof looks exactly like yours. Worst part is, there's a sunroof cut in mine, so I have a feeling the flange is going to be even worse when looking under the seal. :(

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post

    What is it with the GM vans rusting on the roof? I have a 2007 conversion Express 1500 and it has the same rust spot (fortunately my hood hasn't peeled yet). Sure, it has 260k on it now, but we washed and waxed it regularly during it's life.
    That happens a lot, apparently. The EPA is always messing with the paint chemistries that auto mfg's are allowed to use, so each time they do it takes a few years for industry to figure something new out... remember the clear coat peeling off '90's/early '00's cars?
    This van also grew up in AZ, so it's lived in a sand blasting cabinet half it's life and a UV accelerated test cell the other half.

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post

    I bought this on eBay late last year: https://www.realfierotech.com/viewto...21686&start=20

    It's *EXACTLY* the configuration I was looking for, straight body, low miles, rust free and even a decent price for anything with a 6.6 Duramax in it.
    However, buyer definitely beware. There's a lot of shady shit out there.
    What is it with the GM vans rusting on the roof? I have a 2007 conversion Express 1500 and it has the same rust spot (fortunately my hood hasn't peeled yet). Sure, it has 260k on it now, but we washed and waxed it regularly during it's life.

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  • Northern
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
    The STi six speed would bolt up to the 3.6R engine, right?
    Yeah, that's what MCM uses on Supergramps. I think they're making around 350whp.

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