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You're not a true DSMer unless.......????

Posted by 1990TSIAWDTALON, Apr 5, 2020

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  1. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Lets have some fun while most people are are home! :p
    Fill in the blank with your favorite saying!!!!
    I can't wait to see what this brings out ROFL
    You're not a true DSMer unless....
    "___________________________________"
    Just add to the post, lets see how many funny (or TRUE) things we think of. :thumb:
     

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  2. Lucky13

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    Your not a true DSMer unless you have had your drivetrain out of the car at least once...
     
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  3. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    You know to install the drivers side engine mount before tightening the power steering pump. I forget almost every time :ohdamn::ohdamn::ohdamn:
     

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  4. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    I’ve had mine in and out 4 times since December. :cry:
     

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  5. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    You're not a true DSM'er unless...

    A. You've had to replace some 2g door handles.
    B. You've done plenty of 3rd gear pulls.
     

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  6. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    This already has a good smile on my face with more to come!
    Y'all know mine...
    You're not a true DSMer......
    unless you have at least TWO of EVERYTHING!!! :ohdamn:
    (and dammit, I need another wastegate and guess what.....I'm not a TRUE DSMer :( )
     

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  7. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    I’m just a beginner DSMer...... but BOOST LEAKS
     

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  8. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Oh yeh, gotta chase those things or what fun is it.....:idontknow:
     

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  9. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    You're not a true DSM'er unless.... you have bear hugged a trans siting on your chest under the car and said, "I am too old for this S**T".
     

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  10. BLACK'98DSM

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    I didn't say I was too old. But the next day my back thought so. :confused:
     

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    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    I did that at 15, but it was an Isuzu.... and sucked. Still waiting to dive into this one
     

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  12. thebrownman1

    thebrownman1 Probationary Member

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    Unless you'd had to turn your wipers off after a hard launch.
     

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  13. John Miller

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    You're not a true DSMer unless if your dsm has been on jack stands for 4 weeks.....
     

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    -you have a garage/shop that doesn't fit your DSM's, because its full of you DSM parts.

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    2 weeks and counting... LOL
     

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  16. ThunderChild

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    Pfff...i had my car on stands for almost 3 years :cool:
     

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    You`re not a true DSMer unless your name is listed as a member of DSMtuner`s and have posted information that has helped other DSMer`s..
     

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    ...have to tighten turbo and manifold bolts every 5 miles
     

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    youre not a true DSMer unless you have sold a DSM and had so much regret you bought another!
     

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  20. TK's9d2TSi

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    Unless you’ve had your p/s pump piss all over your alternator.
     

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    Unless you are looking at other DSMs to buy after you just bought one!
     

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  22. ThunderChild

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    -You've resealed a valve cover umpteen times...and it still leaks.

    -You've searched DSM, Eclipse, Talon, Laser, Galant, turbo, Evo and 5x114.3 in your Craigslist search bar, daily.
     

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  23. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    ..,unless you’ve blamed the po for everything that’s currently wrong with your dsm, even though that’s not the case
     

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    A) Broken at least 2 door handles.
    B) Gotten lower headlight assembly bolt in/out without removing bumper.
    C) Figured out how to remove the 2g center timing cover without cracking it by only removing 2 of the 3 drivers side engine mount bolts (so 3rd holds engine up).
    D) Rebuild tranny 3 times because always getting a worn shift fork causing shifter popouts before finally figuring out it's due to the skateboard bearing mod in tranny end shift cables.
    E) Figuring out what the "generator relay" is for and why it always is destroyed in our cars.
    F) That the starter relay actually disables the starter in most versions.
    G) Knowing where the clutch disable switch really is.
    H) Knowing where the stock Infinity radio head unit ground really is.
    I) That forgetting the lower backwards facing tranny/engine bolt contributes to crankwalk.
    J) Finding out the result the hard way of putting the fan pulley halves on backwards.
    K) The result of forgetting the tranny backup switch washer or using wrong thickness.
    L) Figuring out that all the extremely complicated timing belt tension procedure can be replaced with just making the grenade pin to slide easily in the hole.
    M) When you break your 18" breaker bar trying to get the axle nut loose.
    N) That the clutch fork swivel point wears down, not the pivot ball.
    O) That to loosen the tranny gear stack, placing it in 2 gears at once works way better than stuffing all your rags or coins between gears.
    P) That unplugging the front O2 sensor harness connector is unfathomable.
    Q) The fun of getting the 2g VSS connector (and its clip, ha, ha) on.
    R) That the fuel pump ground connection is really under the drivers seat.
    S) Your cursing of not buying the EuroExport spring compressor tool when installing valve stem seals.
    T) Finding out it takes 6 revs to line up all the timing marks after you put the spark plugs back in.
    U) Figuring out how to get the Room Lamp fuse out.
    V) Putting the B belt tensioner pulley lip on backwards wearing down the belt edge.
    W) You install the alt belt before the PS belt.
    X) You break your finger trying to get the stock air box clip on - you know the one.
    Y) You run out of glue constantly trying to fix the broken top timing belt cover bolt hole - you know the one.
    Z) And the best one: That after both tearing the ball joint boots during ball joint disconnect and removing the axle nuts to get the drive axles out for a 2g tranny removal, you discover my post showing you didn't need to disconnect the ball joints or axle nuts at all.
     
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  25. TK's9d2TSi

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