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05-03-2006, 04:47 PM
Yep, just like it says ^^^
My $1000 exhaust header from APS cracked - now my car sounds like a redneck pickup truck with an exhaust that leaks like a sieve.
I've got it patched up but I'm still waiting to hear from them that I'll be receiving a new one. Meanwhile I'm mobile sound pollution.
<throws hands up>
05-03-2006, 08:24 PM
Wow, that really sucks man..
I guess now you can sound like all the riced out Civics; you can blend in.
Is it under a warranty at all? Do you know what caused it to bork itself?
Oh, and you know I'm here when you get tired of the car and decide to sell it :p .
Hope it turns out for the best.
so...haha...what were you doing when you broke it...;)
05-03-2006, 10:05 PM
It is under warranty - it's just that the manufacturer is in Australia and the supplier from whom I purchased it doesn't warranty directly - so they had to contact the company in Au who had to respond and then they had to get that response to me.
Anyway, another one should be shipping out today, going directly to JetHot for coating, then shipping to me. I should receive it here in about a week. :T
And as for what I was doing ... believe it or not, I was simply driving home from some random errand that the wife had me on. No asshattery involved - I promise.
05-04-2006, 02:26 PM
Here's a (rather large) picture.
Damn how did you manage to do that??
05-11-2006, 01:41 PM
nothing specific or out of the ordinary - just a bad weld that failed. :(
well if its a bad weld u shud be able to get a refund or replacement right?
05-17-2006, 03:35 PM
Oh, sure but the problem is - the part comes from Australia.
Also, it has to be thermal coated which is another week turnaround. Not to mention that I have to pay for expedited shipping. This whole ordeal is going to run me about $300. :mad:
Meanwhile I can't use my car. All the patches I have put on have been incinerated - even the high temp solutions from Pep Boys. Can't drive with that hole - high chance for valve failure from that cylinder.
05-04-2007, 03:06 PM
What kind of car do you have - Did you get the Exhaust fixed?
05-04-2007, 03:33 PM
I have a WRX STi and yes, I got it fixed a while ago. It sucked because I had to pay to have it thermal coated again. Oh well, such is the price of performance I guess.
05-07-2007, 10:17 PM
Well that is good....
And I know what you mean...
I have a Ducati 748 Superbike that is loads of fun but hard on the wallet sometimes....
I did not do much TCO research before I got it but figured it would be a little more expensive than "normal".
Well when I got to my 6K mile service I found I was wrong...
$1200 for a valve adjust and tune!!! OUCH:eek:
Oh Well - I'm still keeping it.... ;)
10-10-2007, 06:12 AM
get it fixed then....
03-14-2008, 12:12 AM
I know the pain, my muffler literally fell off at the diamond flange on my (of all things) 97' Civic, I guess the previous-previous owner did a poor weld job on this lame aftermarket muffler, and it rusted out.
It is loud indeed.
Yay! I've got a '91 honda accord with 220,390 miles on it and it runs GREAT!!! I'm going to a music festival 700 miles away in a month in it!!!
03-16-2008, 12:55 AM
BMW is better than Honda although it's expensive, I just love the 7 series, it's so relaxing..... M3 GTR is also beautiful for it's design. Anyway Honda and Toyota did a good job for producing cheap lasting main-stream cars, my dad owns a 15 years-old Toyota Corola and now it's working perfectly, unlike Proton and Kancil (It's so suck that you may not heard of it)
03-28-2008, 07:09 PM
BMW is better than Honda
BMW is luxurious type of car, and its european. Hondas are regular japanese cars. if you were going to compare BMW to a japanese honda, it should be more like BMW and Acura.
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03-28-2008, 08:19 PM
That depends on the model of both of the cars , though .
You rich people... you can actually afford cars... I really envy you :P .
Even making a driver's license costs a bundle... around 800-1000 euro here :S . ( Which is around 1000-1400 USD )
03-28-2008, 08:21 PM
thats what i really meant to say haha
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That's why I don't ever want to live in Europe Radiator.
I may travel there. I may get roaring drunk at a festival in Ireland someday, I may eat mushrooms legally in amsterdam. But I wouldn't want to live there.
And wyz, what the hell are you doing comparing BMWs to a '91 honda accord?
03-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Making drivers license in Poland = around 300 euros ... so I might just go there to make a drivers license... but then again , that would require me to learn polish , I think .
And shrooms aren't legal in Holland as far as I know... only weed . But then again , they are still very easy to get there . I might be going there in the summer , so if I go , I'll let you know what's legal and what not :P .
They're legal to buy fresh but not to consume after 2002.
So I can't take them legally. damn.
I'll still probably do it, but that destroys the novelty of it.
03-29-2008, 08:45 PM
If you go there , you should try those magic brownies aswell :P .
How does that work?
I know how to make chocolates, but brownies???
Wouldn't the alkaloids break down from the baking?
03-30-2008, 01:20 AM
Well , they are called magic brownies... but , it's the chocolate that contains the THC .
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