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> What did you do to your Kia today?
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post Oct 5 2013, 09:02 AM
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Still working on putting in the new exhaust, but it should be on the car this afternoon. Found out that the bracket where the hanger on the resonator attaches comes off via 2 bolts. Would've been nice to know before I mutilated the old hanger with an air hammer and cutoff wheel.

Took a while to get all the various parts for the exhaust, too... Rock Auto was out of both mufflers, but didn't know about it until after I'd ordered. Everything else came from there (resonator, center pipe, insulators and gaskets) and shipped quickly.


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post Oct 5 2013, 08:56 PM
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FINALLY got the exhaust on the car. Got it all hung only to discover that the one stud remaining on the cat was too chewed to hold a nut. Cut it off/drilled it out and replaced it with a bolt/washer/nut combo. Got it all back together (YAY, AIR TOOLS!!) and it's no louder now than it was pre-exhaust-fall-off. VICTORY! Which means, VICTORY BEER AND TIGERS BASEBALL!


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Replaced the front pads on the Rio. It's been 2.5 years on the old pads, and I think I forgot to put anti-seize on the slider pins when I did them last time. The outers were in great shape, but the inners were shot. That, and I absolutely tightened the SNOT out of the caliper bolts.

On a bad side note, I think the regulator on my compressor died. How much fun do you suppose *THAT* might be to take care of?


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post May 24 2014, 08:45 AM
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The tab that attaches the door actuator to the handle on the driver's door broke off yesterday. I'm trying to use JB Kwik to fix it, but it's fighting me. On the other hand, I can have the door apart in under 5 minutes. I might have to get a hold of a junkyard in Toledo to get a replacement, if I can't fix this one. They've actually got one that's silver... no repainting necessary!

I should see if they have a carbon canister while I'm at it...


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Adhesives are letting me down, so I ordered a new handle through Parts Train (via Affiliate link). Working on procuring some silver spray paint as well so I can paint it to "match." Very disappointed in the JB products I tried for this.


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Found out that you can get coded paint for your car mixed in a spray can... at least, you can at the paint shop right here in town: Bullet Distributors. They mixed a can of Kia Diamond Silver in about 15 minutes. Applied 3 coats of that to the new handle, along with 2 coats of clear. Going to let it dry overnight and install it tomorrow morning. Might even use the remaining spray to cover up a big ding in the rear bumper where someone backed into it.


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Got the new door handle installed. Took about 15 minutes from starting to remove the door panel to putting it back on, but I did have to take part of the handle apart to get it through the door; the pivot that doesn't have the actuator attached had a longer pivot pin than the old one. Fortunately, it's only held on by a c-clip.

New handle is plastic, not metal, so I was a bit bummed by that, but the paint went on easily and looks reasonably like the old stuff. Door opens and closes like it's supposed to, but the action is a bit higher than I think the old one was. Don't think that's adjustable, but it works and that's what counts.

Oh yeah... I'll try to post pics when I get around to snapping them.


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second local event at the 1/4 mile paved oval. Fun time.

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Ended up PAX'ng 3rd of 108. I was edged out of 2nd by .046, and he was edged out of 1st by .135.


Car did well, was co-driven by a Hondar fanboi and he loved it.


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Ordered a replacement door handle for the front passenger's side... imagine that the damn handles would both break within 2 weeks of each other. At least I still have paint for the new one. Also ordered some spray adhesive to repair/replace the trim on the passenger side. The little front piece came off and the one on the door is peeling away.


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