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Old 02-18-2006, 09:54 AM   #21
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Left off the EGR valve which they say is 350...don't even know what that is let alone able to replace it....

And the front motor mount apparently needs replacing as well I just learned

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Holy smokes! As mentioned, most of those repairs are a low impact workout. NEBF would be a good place to correct them all.

If you still decide to get rid of the car, I can let you borrow my scantool to reset the PCM. You can do it as you park the car in the lot if you have to.
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5k negative Equity....don't do it dude! That is too great of a loss to carry around...especially with interest rates, economy....not a smart thing to do. I rolled 3k over onto this car and I'll be upside down on the loan for another 3 years. You're really limiting your options if you do that.

You don't have to know how to do these things or have the tools...Bill, Aaron, and whomever else shows up has these things. I would trust my children with these guys....of course, I like my car more than ...<Just KIDDING!> ...seriously though....If I were you, I'd take them up on the offer. You could keep your car, fix it for a fraction of the price, and be taught a bunch of stuff about your ride. Throw some food and drink at them, and they will go for days.
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My suggestion to you would be to buy a case or 2 of beer, roll on down to Boosty'* house (tell toasty so he can go help too) and spend a weekend working on it. Between Boosty'* discount at advance and the lack of labor I can't see it costing you more than a few hundred. And the knowledge you will learn will be priceless.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #25
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Bill/Toasted,

As you guys have so graciously offered, when do you think we could set this up? I'm not trying to be a ***** but I'd need to get this done ASAP...I wanted to get it fixed this weekend but the dealer isn't open. I really hate driving around with a lower intake gasket lead 'cuz I know that can quickly lead to other bad things.

Can you guys really let me know what the total would be in parts? Here'* what I'd need:

3 Ignition Coils
Ignition Wires
Intermediate Shaft w/ wheel sensor
Spark Plugs
EGR Valve
Lower intake gasket w/ t-stat
Blower Motor for HVAC
Front Engine Motor Mount

I'd have no problem provding food and drinks! LOL Please just let me know ASAP..I'm sitting on this waiting to hear from you guys 'cuz I'm scheduled to go to the dealer today with my best friend and girl to pick-up the Civic.

Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:17 AM   #26
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As a mother figure, my advice would be to hold off on the civic until you've gotten your answers. The best decisions are the ones you've thoroughly researched and feel 99% certain about. From the sounds of it, if your car was workable for a reasonable cost, then you'd keep it...right? Otherwise, you would not have bothered to ask here. b

So...call the dealer, tell them you looking into another deal. The civic will still be there. AND, by putting it off a day or two, I guarantee you the dealer will be calling you with the, "...my manager says I can knock off some more money" to you....rule of thumb is walk away from the dealer two-three times....they need you more than you need them at this point.

This is a major decision...if you're not happy with the civic, you'll be kicking yourself in the butt everytime you get in it. I know..I felt that way about the "it'* the most logical vehicle for you" minivan.
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Singscountry -- No I definitely want to keep my Bonneville! I love the car but can't afford to dump thousands into it every few months. So far since I've had this car since July 2001, I have had the tranny go out (6K repair job under warranty), the AC compressor had a hole and had to be replaced (1K repair job under warranty), rear window regulator motor went out (450 out of pocket), Intermediate Steering Shaft assembly went out (450 out of pocket), fog light assembly had to be replaced (125 out of pocket), and now all the stuff I"ve mentioned before. I just don't have the expertise that Boosty or Toasted have nor the tools nor the knowledge to do the work. But I also dont' have the thousands it seems to keep costing me to own this car when I still have 11,500 left to pay off. I'll have it paid off in two years but who knows what else could go wrong...that'* why I was looking at the Civic....reliable and much sportier looking but I would MUCH RATHER keep my Bonny!

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Jason, you are getting majorly jerked around by the dealer. You have one day'* work for two people, maybe less. And at a FRACTION of the costs they've quoted.

Let'* turn this into a 'what jason needs to buy' topic. Start with:

Bulb for $1.50 (don't you DARE let the dealer do it for $15)
Lower intake manifold gasket set. It comes with the SC outlet gasket.
Plugs
Wires

These 4 items are UNDER $100.
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Not to mention, I consider several of the things on your list to be maintenance items. plugs, wires, some might even argue a coil!

Not sure why your car has been stricken with some of the other things, you are starting to make me nervous... I'm just a couple of years behind you at this point
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The coil posts can be cleaned of rust with scotch-brite, dielectric greased, and re-installed after using the NEW Techinfo article to check them.

I agree. This is a total rip. I wouldn't go back that dealer for a Pontiac Shirt.
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