I had put it together with a 2400g to get things updated (turned out to be unnecessary but whatever). Had to wait for the Noctua L9a to come in since the cooler for the 3400g is too big for the case. The Noctua is actually lower than the Stealth that comes with the 2400g and cools better than either stock cooler.
Extra wide spaces and they still think they’re BMW is so special they need two extra large spaces. The Hilton Head sticker really sums up what kind of person they are.
So time to build another PC. This one will be a surprise for my gf. We are/were both in the old laptop situation. Mine is 7 years old. Still gets the job done but I’ve wanted to build a gaming pc for years and finally did. She’s a grad student so has a school laptop that’s 6-7 years old and a personal one in the same…
Bad news first: my car got hit in a parking lot. Didn’t think it looked too bad but I got an estimate done yesterday and it’s over $1600. The lady that hit my car doesn’t speak much English so I’m gonna have a friend do translating for me.
For getting rid of old car parts. I currently have 4 struts, a wheel bearing, and some brake pads and rotors hanging out in my garage taking up space.
Haven’t done this is a while
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any car finds or flowers. So here’s some cars:
Got the bolt out. Made a quick stop by HF and bought more tools than I needed.
Replacing the struts on my girlfriend’s 97 Camry. Everything going relatively smoothly till now. I got 3 corners done in a couple hours but then I got to the driver’s rear. I had to set the sway bar end link nut on fire after soaking it in PB blaster to get it off. Got the bottom bolt/nut loose but can’t get the top…
My odometer today
I went with these. Only a little more than the no names from 1a auto. Now I have a project to finish in the near future.
My girlfriend’s 97 Camry’s struts are long dead. She’s a grad student so $ is tight. Found this set from 1a auto which has the whole set for the price of a pair from most other places. Most of her driving is short distances around town but has to travel for field work from time to time. Figured they’re not likely to…
No pics because I haven’t seen it in person. My mom traded in the stereotypical mommy mobile (early 2000s Lexus RX). Close to 200k on the odometer and starting to need a few fixes, nothing major, just little things. I thought the transmission might have been slipping a little.
I need tires. Looking for recommendations. Y’all know I drive a lot (175k miles in 4 1/2 years). Soft sporty compounds won’t cut it but I do want some good grip. Most of my driving is around town these days so I’m not on the highway 120 miles/day anymore since I’m no longer commuting. I’d like to keep the stock tire…
It was definitely the wheel bearing assembly.
Sound has gotten worse. Taking an educated guess and replacing the bearing. Unfortunately no one carries axle nuts for my car anywhere so I’ll have to reuse mine which depending on who you ask is bad or not a big deal. Will have to wait for a new one in the mail.
Made the drive to get my car back. Now with less noise. On the drive back I used the hand brake to stop the car a couple times (controlled, not jerking it). That seemed to fix the knocking noise under acceleration and partly correct the squeal-y noise. Now, instead of being noisy when decelerating, it seems to be…
Still no answers. Took the big drive to my uncle’s shop. They spent almost the whole day with it and can’t find anything wrong. Runs and drives fine but makes weird and different noises depending on what’s going on (how long driving, speed, etc).
So, the shop I took it to was/is wrong. They said it was my front brakes. Now, I thought this was odd since the noise didn’t change when applying brakes but it was something I planned on doing this weekend, so I gave it a shot. I took a couple hours out of a busy day to replace the rotors and pads. Drove around some…
I jynxed myself with my mileage post. Dropped it off about an hour ago. We can play the guess what’s wrong and how much is it gonna cost game.