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Lets see, The only person that knows about this is Tom 1 so i thought i share with the rest of you. Well, it all started out good, and if you condersider a day as the number of hours without sleep, this has been a 36 hour day so far.

Woke up nice and early for are garage day. Got there at about 9 and talked with everyone and started getting to work. 14 hours into it, i realize that we wont be done for the morning. oh well, i wasnt going anywhere. Whatever. People start to leave and the engine goes back in the car. Yay, its all most done. Now its just me and Tom 1. Cars back together, but what do you know, it wont start. Well, since the two toms where the only ones that stay awake for the whole thing, he wants to go to bed, understandable. Well, five mins after Tom 1 leaves, i get it started. Runs strong but idles off. Wasnt planning on staying an extra day but whatever. (As you can see i have a care free outlook on life up to now.) Take the car for a little test drvein. 10 feet out of the the shop the door, boom, car drops. Driver door wont open so i go out the passenger side. I look at the drivers side of the car, the front tire is at a 90 degree angle to the car, and is nicely tucked under the fender. WTF, I was just at this 26 hour garage day for nothing. Now i have to spend more money i dont have (just spent all of it on the crx.) Now i need (not that i didnt need therm before), but now i need a new axle and ball joint. So i Just leave the car there and eat a very quite Easter Dinner. Im going to bad on my now second bad day in a week. The only good thing is, Im close to help. Have a Happy Easter or whats left of it.

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wtf man...your luck is amazingly bad! what happend, did the balljoint break?

im sorry i had to bounce today, but it was easter! i was only 10 minutes late too. we defintely needed some better organization this weekend. All your stuff ended up taking so long because of all the trouble you ran into, and poor jason didnt get to do anything!

I was tired and it only got worse, i just had to sleep for awhile otherwise youd be reading about me in a newspaper today. if theres anything i can do from here, just lmk.

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oh man! It sounds like a tierod.

so is it the passenger side? or drivers?

I wish I could have stayed longer to help you out, but I figured everything would work out.

that just made a long day quite a bit longer! :(
 

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Dang man! What actually broke? If the wheel was folded back, I'd guess tie rod and maybe lead to bent/broken axle, if that's busted too. I wish I was more knowledgable and could have helped you more.

I also wish I could have stayed and helped. I missed Easter Dinner as it was. Dang snow storm and construction on 17 on my way back. ~30 miles of construction, one lane, 45mpg, bumper to bumper traffic SUCKED and added an extra couple hours t omy travels.

Don't worry about me Matt. See my post in the garage day thread in response to not working on my car.
 

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10 am and back to the shop i go, i'll let you know.
 

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mattminerDOTcom said:
dude if you get stuck again lmk and ill overnight you guys parts form japan....or at least RI

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Teeheehee... I was going to say it was the welds on the intake, but when someone's in peril over something like this, I try not to be a smartie pants.
 

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Crap!! That sucks so much!

Like Matt said, we need to organize better next time. There were a bunch of times I was just sitting(and napping a couple times) because there was nothing I could do or knew how to do. After 24 hours you start to get loopy and things get even harder to do right.

Oh, I told you it would start..... eventually.
 

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It seems the ball joint bolt fall off, coter pin was still on, but the nut fall off. Everything else went back together fine. Well, im off back to home. Hope nothing else goes wrong.
 

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Well, i made it home and the car is resting peacefully. I put her to bed for the night.

No reel problem, it right now has no power in 5th but thats probley tuning related. Towards the end of my trip, once i got in my town, i passed a cop who took time out of his busy life to escort me home. How thoughtful :?
 

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mithuth said:
So what did you end up with, I forget. y8 head on a6 block?
Y8 head on a ZC block. 8) Got to love JDM.
 

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Curious question...
What pistons does the SOHC ZC come with? PM6?

If I dont get my mini me in by niagara,(its actualy sitting out on the bench LOL) one of you peeps is gonna have to give me a ride!
 
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