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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:37 pm 
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my rims are prettier then ugly uglybobs :P lol
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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:42 pm 
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my rims are prettier then ugly uglybobs :P lol


bah! your rims as so heavy yours goes 1/2 as quick as mine now anyways! :P hehe

ps - i want your rims

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:53 pm 
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mmm ribs!!! lol :) I FEEL LIKE DOING MORE MODS!!! any cheap exterior ideas?
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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:17 pm 
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fuzion wrote:
my rims are prettier then ugly uglybobs :P lol


bah! your rims as so heavy yours goes 1/2 as quick as mine now anyways! :P hehe

ps - i want your rims


they do weigh a tonne! definately felt it after they went on!
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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:26 pm 
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meh its all unsprung weight!!

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:35 pm 
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When I researched I6 EL's a couple of years ago I found that the more common items to go were the head gaskets and water pumps around the 120,000 to 150,000km mark. Other than that, the I6 EL's are pretty solid.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:42 pm 
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fuzion wrote:
uglybob wrote:
fuzion wrote:
my rims are prettier then ugly uglybobs :P lol


bah! your rims as so heavy yours goes 1/2 as quick as mine now anyways! :P hehe

ps - i want your rims


they do weigh a tonne! definately felt it after they went on!

well, it looks like u require a weigh reduction there fuz...i'll be willing to help out, i've got some nice light ef fairmont rims that i will trade you for those great big dirty 18's u got....i'll even pay the postage ;)

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:58 pm 
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fuzion wrote:
my rims are prettier then ugly uglybobs :P lol


mine are better than the both of you hehehe,i wish!

oh and welcome Casgeroth!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:23 am 
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G'day and welcome

Casgeroth wrote:
I'm trading in my crappy old 93 Magna SE station wagon for a 98 EL GLi


They're actually giving you money for it?:shock: :wink:

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it's missing the 2 cover buttons on the steering wheel for the cruise control on/off)


Quite common for this to happen, you can pick up a new set of switches for around $50 from the wreckers. I have EF ones in mine, all I could get at the time.

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The car is a dark navy blue (i'm not sure what Ford call the colour, but dark blue will do).


Yeah Ford call it Navy Blue, Paint code is N9. My wagon is the same.


Yeah, surprisingly ;) We're getting a $1000 trade-in for the Magna.
It's got very good interior for a 12 year old car. 186000 kms. Nothing majorly wrong with it. It's never been in a crash. Some paint scratches and stuff. 9 months rego.

$50 for two plastic buttons? Geez! :P
I guess it does look better with them on, than off.

There are plenty of other things i'd love to do to this car.
The missus would like a new paint job. She's in love with the BA XR Mk1 Phantom purple colour, and I like it too, but I imagine that it would take some saving up for that little project to happen.

My dream would be to also get a new exhaust with some engine mods. Extractors. High-flow cat. Maybe even a turbo one day ;)

The current tint on the EL is getting on the tatty side, so I think we'll get that fixed up first.
Any ideas on how much it would cost to get that replaced?

-Eliot

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:46 pm 
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Yeah my WaterPump shat itself around the 180000km, but the Head Gasket is going fine *Touchwood* so far and I have now done 197000Km. I think if you always keep on eye on your Coolant levels and flush and change it the Coolant and your radiator every 18months you should be OK :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:35 am 
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Will post up some pics of it today... today in real normal world time, not 1-year-old-little-boy-threw-up-all-over-the-bed-from-teething-at-4:30am-time.
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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:22 pm 
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$50 for two plastic buttons? Geez! :P
I guess it does look better with them on, than off.


The current tint on the EL is getting on the tatty side, so I think we'll get that fixed up first.
Any ideas on how much it would cost to get that replaced?

-Eliot


It's not just the two buttons on one side, you have to replace the whole set, as they are wired together. $50 was good, one wrecker wanted $85 and he didn't have a set for me at the time.

It cost me $350 to tint my wagon, wagons are usually dearer than sedans as there are more windows to do. I would expect you would be up for even more than that if the shop is going to remove old tint as well

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:15 pm 
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Casgeroth wrote:
$50 for two plastic buttons? Geez! :P
I guess it does look better with them on, than off.


The current tint on the EL is getting on the tatty side, so I think we'll get that fixed up first.
Any ideas on how much it would cost to get that replaced?

-Eliot


It's not just the two buttons on one side, you have to replace the whole set, as they are wired together. $50 was good, one wrecker wanted $85 and he didn't have a set for me at the time.

It cost me $350 to tint my wagon, wagons are usually dearer than sedans as there are more windows to do. I would expect you would be up for even more than that if the shop is going to remove old tint as well


Yeah, after some hunting around we found out that people are only willing to part with the whole button assembly for around the $90 mark.
We only needed the On / Off button covers themselves.
Fortunately the dealer got a set for us, so we're wrapped about that!

After a long day, we finally got the new beast!
I haven't had a chance to take some proper poser pics yet, but my fiancé took these as I was arriving home.

-Eliot

 

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:31 pm 
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Looks good.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:37 pm 
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Nice, good colour.

 

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