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Old 01-07-2016, 01:56 PM   #31
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Old 01-07-2016, 02:40 PM   #32
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:02 PM   #33
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My subaru has what I call "soft windshield syndrome".
EVERYTHING that comes into contact with it chips it. Its a known defect. I just caust a gnarly chip yesterday while changing lanes to get out from behind a big truck.
I have about three or four of em. I hate a dirty windshield, but it isn't the end of the world.
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:05 PM   #34
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I gotcha...what I envisioned was filling my bus - and eyes - with a million little rainbows or something equally distracting that might make me "loose my bus!"
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:05 PM   #35
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I HATE pitted windshields. I'll change out a windshield when it gets too pitted. I'm coming home Sun nite after a long weekend in the sun. Usually a 4 hour ride. I'm tired. The last thing I want is more eyestrain.
If you call around-there is a big variance in prices. For my (van based) bus, I can get glass for $200 installed. I regret handing over the money for 10 seconds-and that goes away the first time I drive it.
And yes-I've had mis-directed sparks pepper glass. Oops. Theres nothing you can do.
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:13 PM   #36
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Thanks sdwarf36,

I'm resigned to live with my mistake, for now anyway. I have much bigger fish to fry for sure. If I really, really need to replace them I'll do it later.

At least for now I won't have wasted the money if the 'ol hammer slips out of the 'ol hands and takes aim at one of the windshields, right?

Can a brother get an amen?!
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:25 PM   #37
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Ha! Nicely done!
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Old 01-21-2016, 04:28 PM   #39
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FINALLY got the rear heater removal done, and with Snowmageddon bearing down on me (DC is INSANE whenever someone so much as spits on the road) it was just in time as I hadn't run her in over three weeks and I try hard to do that every two weeks max.

With the heater removed and the piping modified I can finally start thinking about other things. I really wanted this mod to be inside the bottom of the driver's heater box but oh well, guess I'll just have to build around it when the time comes unless one of you doods has a better idea? The kicker is the copper stubs are "right there" just inside the box, sure wish I could figure out a way to improve this. Anybody ever sweat some copper here?





But there was one casualty, the PLASTIC radiator drain plug. I have an over-torquing habit and this little thing didn't stand a chance. I broke its head off pretty easily, shown here. The good news is that after refilling the coolant she ran fine and what's left of the plug didn't leak, thank God. How hard are they to get since I obviously don't want to head out on the maiden voyage to Shangri-La with it like this....


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Those water lines go all the way up to the engine-or pretty close anyways. I'd terminate as far upstream as possible.
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