FGZ

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FGZ last won the day on March 24 2014

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  1. Are there any "dud" years for Civics?

    Hold the phone, I took it for a spin at lunch and the light still didn't come on. So I did a fresh scan on the way back to work and the pending P0453 I got this morning wasn't there. EVAP and EGR systems are still "incomplete" in the overall system scan, so I still have to see those turn green and then I may be in the clear. To be continued....hopefully before the rest of the NEOW drama in February
  2. Are there any "dud" years for Civics?

    Tank pressure, Fuel tank pressure, whatevs. I wouldn't recommend hiring me at THE, however I do get pretty resourceful when fitting under a civic in my driveway. Resourcefulness doesn't count for much if it doesn't fix the issue, but at least it makes the process fun.
  3. Are there any "dud" years for Civics?

    Swingandamiss. Installed new TPS last night, cleared codes, took it for a spin. It's still got a pending code this morning. So I think that means I'm off to chasing a short in the wiring. I may get some JFN time in sooner than I thought. You still have someone that does Fluid Film?
  4. RPPOTD: Random Photo Post

    Wally the caption for all of those needs to be "It was a good day"
  5. New gig

    :Drool: Does "head instructor" mean you'll actually be instructing said 16-24 year olds? Because that sounds like a deep test of patience to me, but maybe the clientele there is a little more motivated than the average teenager in shop class.
  6. Are there any "dud" years for Civics?

    They would probably have the entire EVAP canister. I just realized a decent option MAY be to order it, try it, return it if it wasn't the sensor. Might have to try that out. First and foremost, though, I will bang it lightly.
  7. Are there any "dud" years for Civics?

    $126 for me to pull that trigger. Better test that puppy first. Trying to get Torque Pro + scantool plugin + my $25 bluetooth adapter to show me FTP voltage. Depending on how that works out, I'm crawling under to take a peek
  8. Are there any "dud" years for Civics?

    Yes it's been too long since I've gotten some good JFN time in. I'll try to avoid the trek for now but if I should get so lucky to have some time open up I'll bring my $20 for the dresser. I don't have a very good scanner but am going to give it a shot with what I have, along with getting my eyes on that sensor to look for the obvious.
  9. Are there any "dud" years for Civics?

    I'm fighting a P0453 (Fuel Tank Pressure / evap emission high input) CEL. I hoped it was gas cap or a fluke so I cleared it, but it comes back or shows up as pending after any cold start. Maintenance records show that both Pep Boys (threw a Stant gas cap at it) and a dealership worked on the same code 2 years ago, I guess now it's my turn. They seemed to make the code go away long enough to get an inspection so I'll be trying that too.
  10. The OFFICIAL CraigsList Deals Thread

    Buy my Escape https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/d/2003-ford-escape-102k-lots-of/6346635082.html Asking $2800, the NEOW-nice price is at least a few hundo cheaper.
  11. Flannel Friday

    Another riveting experience at the RMV. After driving 45 minutes to get there and waiting over an hour, I'm glad I take all the right paperwork with me these days and don't have to do it twice. Sure wish they would put one closer to Beverly/Danvers again
  12. I settled on this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NLQAHS/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3171424582&pd_rd_wg=9BKtY&pf_rd_r=SD6GJPYPDV49DZ3ZJN7A&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-bottom-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B005NLQAHS&pd_rd_w=Izglr&pf_rd_i=null&pd_rd_r=62efc07c-b024-11e7-9e51-e3dcbe7b7092&ie=UTF8&qid=1507905598&sr=1 $22 and seems best reviewed. Customer service seems on top of things, worth a shot. It will be here in a few days and we'll see how it goes with Torque Pro.
  13. I'm just now finding options like that. The Torque Pro app is only $5, good reviews, and a $30 reader like this one works with it https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073XKQQQW/ref=psdc_15707381_t1_B00QJRYMFC
  14. Was looking at this one, $100 isn't too bad and it shows (some?) live data along with all the typical code maintenance. https://www.amazon.com/BlueDriver-Bluetooth-Professional-iPhone-Android/dp/B00652G4TS/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1507895455&sr=1-1&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A6075053011%2C3920100011 A lot of them have similar features and similar price, but I want a good Android app to accompany it so I'm assuming I want one of the most popular brands. AutoZone still does it for free, so I could just stick with that option if they're doo-dee. Anyone have experience here?
  15. I'm glad my first few places weren't the norm, that First Choice Tire will do just fine - $40 per tire installed.