Man that is awesome i got 3 princesses myself all involved with sports 5, 5, and 10. Very nice set up you got there.My oldest daughter had dance finals out of state this week (yesterday, they WON small group for 12 and under!), so I took a couple days off to myself and put in some sweat therapy. After I pressure washed outside and cleaned the whole inside of the house, I figured I could have some guilt free garage time.
I called one of those “we buy junk cars” guys and he came and got this E60 that was a failed partout project. I learned to stick with what I know from now on.
Now I have so much room for activities!
Shop doesn’t look like much but I picked up and organized for 12 hours straight yesterday. Put together my HF 20 ton press that I bought in MARCH. Still got some hours to put in for organizing tools, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for getting wrenches turning again on the DSM.
A little before and after:
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Homeowner problems are literally never ending and money consuming. Add in the family dynamics, I commend you sir. Nothing worth having or being proud of came over night.Oof, 3 years down.
I’ve gotten a lot of things squared away with my home and we are settling in nicely with my second daughter who is turning 1 in July. Only a few things left to deal with plus getting my mess cleaned up and organized so I can think straight.
It’s certainly been a whirlwind of one thing after another, which I am sure any homeowner has experienced at some point.
I’ve been thinking more and more about the path for this project, and with the way things are kind of going right now, I think I’m just going to get the gaskets and belts replaced one day soon (I hope) and get this engine back in. So it would be mostly stock, but with ecmlink since I already got that and maybe some hard pipes to the s16g since all the rubber is in really bad shape.
This would do two things:
1) Get the car back up faster, maybe more reliable as well, and give me some much needed seat time.
2) Save some gas $$$. Even with the difference between regular and premium, my tundra needing a full tank every 4 days is eating my extra money up pretty quickly.
I know it’s not a great car to haul kids around in, but with the longer days (I’ve noticed it breaking daylight before I leave home for work this week) I would love to take this thing to work 2-3 times a week when I’m by myself.
That’s where I’m at everyone. Maybe I get the ball rolling before I’m making a year 4 update right below
All of that is so true! I have a “DSM day” on the schedule for September, cooler weather maybe. Hope to post some progress then.Homeowner problems are literally never ending and money consuming. Add in the family dynamics, I commend you sir. Nothing worth having or being proud of came over night.
Thanks Marty, so I can only compress it 1-2 mm by hand, the rest of the travel has to be done by vice. It extends fully with pressure when released. What say you?If its easy to push in, throw it away. We need to try and save all we can though. Put it in a vise and slowly compress it all the way to the grenade pin hole and then see if it will extend, with pressure, from that point. You should not be able to keep it in with your fingers, it should push out, as it is supposed to. The over-extension wouldn't bother me if the unit reacted correctly after taking it out of the vise. I saved one 533 unit and it took a vice to compress it slowly. When I took it out, I couldn't hold it in so I recompressed it and put a pin in it and hung it on the wall for later use if needed.