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They didn’t even offer it as an option and was sort of shocked myself.


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My shop didn't either. They texted me that I needed 2 new calipers. I turned my work truck around, went to the Fastener store, bought a helicoil kit and dropped it off right in the mechanics hands within about 30mins, haha. I said, just charge me the little extra labor it needs and get it done... lol.
 

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Heilicoil is extremely easy. removing the bolt depend, especially in a timely manner.
Then there's the brakes and liability thing. Still we hear of shop doing it quite often.
 

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Heilicoil is extremely easy. removing the bolt depend, especially in a timely manner.
Then there's the brakes and liability thing. Still we hear of shop doing it quite often.

Removing the bolt can be difficult depending on how it broke. Sometimes a drill press may be
needed to get it out without damaging the caliper itself. Helicoil/Time-sert part is do able provided the caliper isn't destroyed while extracting the bolt.



The liability part is probably why Prime didnt offer to do this.
 

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And ugh...
Last night while driving home suddenly had an overwhelming smell of fuel. And I mean seriously overwhelming to the point of almost passing out and throwing up.

However it was a heck of a storm so did my best to look for a problem but no luck. Thought maybe the pump attendant coated my car as I just filled up, maybe.

Check this morning, didn’t see. Anything odd. Smell came back and literally gushed out a quarter of a tank just driving down the block...


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And ugh...
Last night while driving home suddenly had an overwhelming smell of fuel. And I mean seriously overwhelming to the point of almost passing out and throwing up.

However it was a heck of a storm so did my best to look for a problem but no luck. Thought maybe the pump attendant coated my car as I just filled up, maybe.

Check this morning, didn’t see. Anything odd. Smell came back and literally gushed out a quarter of a tank just driving down the block...


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Check fue lines with car idling. Gasoline dries up fairly quickly so it's better if you can check it while there's pressure in the lines.

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So long story short, fuel lines chafed against the intake manifold and engine vibration made a hole in them hence the car pouring out 12 gallons of fuel in a handful of minutes.

Guess I should count my lucky stars no fire.




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Ya know . . . that stuff doesn't happen to everyone - not even everyone with built car :(

You have made more changes than most of us, but still . . .
 

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Ok, so update:
Car is back in my possession.
It is running but the tow fractured the exhaust and oil pressure seems a bit more wonky though nothing specific - my oil gauge has always fluttered. I always pick the midpoint of the oscillation as my actual oil pressure.
Shinji gave me a few follow-ups regarding checking fuel pressure / diagnosing an issue.
The wife is having serious car distress and even tried to tempt me with a GLA45 to give up the STI.
Putting my e85 tune on hold for now :/
 

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I feel the *different* car feels pretty hard now myself. Got back from a 2 week vacation and I wasn't even excited to drive the car. (I also knew I had to replace the pedal assembly, which didn't help my motivation to drive)
 

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Heh. What's sad is I love my car and really wanted to get 4 more years out of it if possible. I know it wont last as long as my Honda but I figured it might be able to last that much more.

Other than her start-up issues, she is performing strongly. Was initially worried about alignment post tow but seems fine and the damage to the exhaust only seems to make a minor noise issue on startup if that so I'm just ignoring it for now.
 

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So it seems to be getting a little bit worse to start. Still need to hold the pedal when turning it over and sometimes flutter it.

It doesn't help if I let it turn on and give it 20 seconds to let the pump prime so not sure on that and the battery appears quite strong.
 

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Ok so all throughout this summer had the same issues of the car not wanting to start unless I play with the pedals. Today... starts on first turn of the key. Also was much colder today than normal so wondering if that's related as the problem started when it started getting hot.
 

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Maz, are you still on MAF or are you on speed density? Your start up issues sound to me like they could be MAF related. Have you tried swapping with a new one to see if the issue is corrected?



I do not think a fuel pressure or fuel delivery issue would be effected with outside temps.
 
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