Really not a whole lot going on right now, i finished a bass players pedalboard a couple of months ago.
In the past few months, I have been slammed with projects, work work, the holidays blah blah blah...
The projects have been mostly automotive. We picked up a new to us 2006 Chevrolet Malibu that we straightened out the trunk lid, and painted it. I also got rear brakes on it.
The big news though is my 2001 Saturn SL2 had a conniption fit with a broken coolant fitting on the plastic intake manifold. Now first things first. What sort of nitwit engineer designs an engine with the coolant flowing through a plastic intake manifold? And worse, it is the purge line to the tank, so the whole thing is pitifully small and easily broken.
Well I found a milled billet aluminum repair part from this company called www.carsaturn.com
I would have shot a howto video on this, but Carsaturn did it for me. I did not remove the hood Doing so is really not all that helpful, and I am a big guy!
Anyway, they did it in 2 videos so there they are.
I also had a sad experience of a failed AC compressor that managed to blow out (NO refrigerant left now!) I have all the parts and supplies needed, I just need to get to it.
I want to mention, anyone looking to do A/C work, make sure you know what you are doing, and if there is still refrigerant in the system that you use a recovery system to evacuate the system. Even R134A is toxic to you and the environment! Since my system evacuated itself, I don't need to do that step, but I do need to vacuum it down... Some shops will evacuate and vacuum down for you at a cost. Check your local shop for prices and if they offer that service.
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