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Old 12-12-2008, 03:43 PM
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My exhaust is stock??? And since when was it lame to rock the css.net decal?? Also I don't have clear corner tail lights they still light up red when they blink like stock. And I wouldn't say over use of stickers either. Don't they only belong under the hood? And I can assure you my IQ is well over 70 I have been tested.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:07 PM
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hey rally, do i deserve one??

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CC08 u got a nice engine bay. U get flamed on alot but you care about ur car and u put alot of work into it, whether its appreciated or not. Your gong for an over the top look. like Pimp my ride or something, and not every1 likes that. Good work on the engine bay
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He does do alot of work and takes great pride in his car despitw what other homos flame him on.I think it looks pretty good especially with the valve cover.
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Thanks guys. I'm trying to figure out what to do with my PCM cover. Personally I think it's distracting so I've been thinking about either painting it, or leaving it off completely. I made some photoshops with some color ideas, but I'm not home right now so I'll post it later and see what you guys think.

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find blue wire loom that's big enough to go over you PCM and use that...
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Originally Posted by chevy cobalt 08 View Post
Thanks guys. I'm trying to figure out what to do with my PCM cover. Personally I think it's distracting so I've been thinking about either painting it, or leaving it off completely. I made some photoshops with some color ideas, but I'm not home right now so I'll post it later and see what you guys think.
Buy another ECM cover - they're not expensive. Spray it with SEVERAL coats of sandable primer. Wetsand it with 400 grit sandpaper between a few coats at a time until you get rid of the "crinkle" look. Then when the primer makes the cover look like it is smooth, paint it with your car's blue color (you can experiment with putting black in the concave areas like I did -- or come up with something else). It will look good with your "blue theme".
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Originally Posted by Tazmanian_Dvl View Post
find blue wire loom that's big enough to go over you PCM and use that...
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Buy another ECM cover - they're not expensive. Spray it with SEVERAL coats of sandable primer. Wetsand it with 400 grit sandpaper between a few coats at a time until you get rid of the "crinkle" look. Then when the primer makes the cover look like it is smooth, paint it with your car's blue color (you can experiment with putting black in the concave areas like I did -- or come up with something else). It will look good with your "blue theme".
Hmm thanks for the suggestion. I just hope it wont look like crap, but then again that's why you suggested to buy another cover. Great idea.
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does anybody use WD-40 to clean their engine. One of my old friends had a 79 malibu and just sprayed wd-40 on a rag and wiped stuff down and it looked hot. Wondering if that was cool or not.
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does anybody use WD-40 to clean their engine. One of my old friends had a 79 malibu and just sprayed wd-40 on a rag and wiped stuff down and it looked hot. Wondering if that was cool or not.
Don't think that is a good idea...in the short run WD-40 will help clean off dirt...but since it is, and will leave, an oil residue it would just begin to collect dirt and dust quicker then a truly clean and oil-free engine.
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Don't think that is a good idea...in the short run WD-40 will help clean off dirt...but since it is, and will leave, an oil residue it would just begin to collect dirt and dust quicker then a truly clean and oil-free engine.
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I hate how cameras make everything look filthy
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Originally Posted by nightstalkercars View Post
Like how you painted the K&N plate...makes it look better...

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I hate how cameras make everything look filthy
...especially when it is...

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Originally Posted by Red07SSNA View Post

...especially when it is...
It's clean as hell for a NY car being driven in the snow!
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[QUOTE=Red07SSNA;3203895]Like how you painted the K&N plate...makes it look better...



thanks for the comment got bored one day



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the only thing different in the pic from now is i have TTR mounts. the engine mount has a black base, silver upper, and a red bushing.
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how is everybody polishing their valve cover? What do you use?
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how is everybody polishing their valve cover? What do you use?
My .02> Lots of "elbow grease" or a small electric polisher and an aluminum polish -- like mothers aluminum polish. If the surface isn't smooth in an area you can use a fine sandpaper (800-1000 grit) to get it smooth, then use a white polishing compound, and finish it off with Mothers.
You can polish it with the VC on the engine, but it's easier if you remove it.
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i know my engine's dirty, its been snowing and raining so i have no time to get outside and do it. but here it is.

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i know my engine's dirty, its been snowing and raining so i have no time to get outside and do it. but here it is.
AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH I can see the "infamous" SAI checkvalve peeking out from behind your engine!!!! Now that you've started the modding...get out there and polish that VC!
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