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Location: Severna Park, Maryland
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---i know its a long post, but this is our afternoon of working on my car
ok, so im not the greatest mechanic in the world. me and my friend had some time today and earlier i read about the cleaning of the ICV, so i went through the procedure, but when i found the idle control valve, it was already spotless. im guessing the mechanic did this last time i took it in (though my car still kind of idles akwardly when cold)
while im at it, i printed up some instruction on debaffling. me and my friend were very excited because we found the baffle and were ready to take it out, but wanted to get the air box all the way out. there was 2 hoses running into the airbox which i didnt expect. so we guess and said that they were probably just sensors that we could pop off. WRONG, they were hoses carrying a pressureized substance that appeared to be coolant/antifreeze. we pulled the hose off and SPLASH a good amount of coolant comes blasting out, all over the engine bay/driveway, and we are like OH F*CK.. so we try to get the hose back on and are unsuccessful. my friend calls up his dad who used to be a mechanic and he helped us out and fixed the hose. so me and my friend said we better quit before we F anything else up. we put it all back together and i took my car for a spin and it ran fine...
soooo... that sucked, thanks for reading if you have the time.. i never got to debaffling, because i dont want to use a hack saw on my engine... this was a complete failure of a project but my car starts so im happy
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