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ya she went about 2 days ago. i will have to get a rebuild done this week sometime. im gonna be driving my good ol riced up civic for a little while.

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ya she went about 2 days ago. i will have to get a rebuild done this week sometime. im gonna be driving my good ol riced up civic for a little while.
that sucks man? is this the civic you had before the bimmer?
 
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that sucks man, hope ya get it sorted soon

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ya its my old civic. wow what a difference from the bimmer. i have to find all the little add ons i had to make it quick again. i just drove it today. it has a tendency to overheat, which is easily fixed with the heater on. , repairs repairs repairs.
the alternator is gonna be a while to get fixed. i need to scrounge up some cash first

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How the hell do you fit in a civic mark?? Man 6-4 and so little room.. :lol:


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How the hell do you fit in a civic mark?? Man 6-4 and so little room.. :lol:
funny enough the civic has more leg room. but a little less head room. :lol:

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how did it "go".....
was it an overnight thing or did you know its bad

and a question,......

how do you know your transmission is bad?????

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how did it "go".....
was it an overnight thing or did you know its bad

and a question,......

how do you know your transmission is bad?????
well. this is how it went. a half week ago. my ABS light went on. for no reason everything working well. but the ABS system was shut off.
now i didnt understand why this happened untill the battery indicator or dash light went on. basically when the ABS system senses an inbalance in the electrical system or charging system it will automatically shut down as a fail safe. i read this in a bentley maunal a while back.
anyways back to the battery. the reason that it has taken so long to die or shut down is because the alternator is still pumping out charge its charging at around 11 volts (not sure with a load) my car is suppose to be closer to 12.9V or 13V with charge . now my car still runs. but everything is on like low levels. (lights dimmer [not seriously noticable], wippers are a little slower, performance is a little rough) but the car starts up ok. i just dont wanna try my luck. the alternator died because i put to much strain on it a while back , all of a sudden it was cold and rainy so i had my lights on, wippers on high, defrost on, and heat on. now that is all ok. untill you put a alpine V12 1000 watt amp and a power accustic 380 watt amp on at a very high level. basically i overloaded the alternator. and fucked myself. plain and simple

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mayb i should look into a stronger alternator for my car then...

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the problem being is that you cant go to strong because if you overcharge the system it causes problems.

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well. this is how it went. a half week ago. my ABS light went on. for no reason everything working well. but the ABS system was shut off.
now i didnt understand why this happened untill the battery indicator or dash light went on. basically when the ABS system senses an inbalance in the electrical system or charging system it will automatically shut down as a fail safe. i read this in a bentley maunal a while back.
anyways back to the battery. the reason that it has taken so long to die or shut down is because the alternator is still pumping out charge its charging at around 11 volts (not sure with a load) my car is suppose to be closer to 12.9V or 13V with charge . now my car still runs. but everything is on like low levels. (lights dimmer [not seriously noticable], wippers are a little slower, performance is a little rough) but the car starts up ok. i just dont wanna try my luck. the alternator died because i put to much strain on it a while back , all of a sudden it was cold and rainy so i had my lights on, wippers on high, defrost on, and heat on. now that is all ok. untill you put a alpine V12 1000 watt amp and a power accustic 380 watt amp on at a very high level. basically i overloaded the alternator. and fucked myself. plain and simple
hmmm, this stems out from the planet days w/ the battery being replaced..

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