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    There was one '00 and one '02 9-3 at the...

    There was one '00 and one '02 9-3 at the junkyard, both automatics, so I headed over there and grabbed both of their valve bodies because why not. It was not so difficult - in all seriousness the...
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    Apropos of nothing, I keep forgetting this. If I...

    Apropos of nothing, I keep forgetting this. If I write it down, I will remember it.
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    The maiden voyage of the $760 9-3 did not go...

    The maiden voyage of the $760 9-3 did not go terribly well. It started off really strong - 12 miles of zero issues, everything doing exactly what it should and being actually quite pleasant to drive....
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    I wanna do something like that next year - it's...

    I wanna do something like that next year - it's probably too much for me to deal with in the next couple months... year-end for whatever reason is our seasonal home improvement time, and we gotta...
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    I've said it before and I will say it again: Fuck...

    I've said it before and I will say it again: Fuck that noise! :lol:
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    I think that's a pretty regular car payment... is...

    I think that's a pretty regular car payment... is it not?
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    They are, but I can understand how at face value...

    They are, but I can understand how at face value someone is staring down $1k to keep old vs. $1k for four months of new. Nobody really considers Month 5 (through 60) anyway. It's so far away!
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    So the latest work-related vehicle to come into...

    So the latest work-related vehicle to come into my life is a 2001 Xterra. I'm on the periphery of this - I didn't source it and I'm not responsible for keeping it, but I did end up with the dubious...
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    Got the tiny first round of parts in... three...

    Got the tiny first round of parts in... three O-rings and some Loctite 518. It was underwhelming.

    But, it was enough to put the oil pan back on, so that's good. One O-ring for the oil pickup tube...
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    Decided I might as well get working on the...

    Decided I might as well get working on the transmission fluid change. It's definitely happening, and I'm hoping that by working over several days I can get a bit more old fluid out that I would...
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    It's real pretty when it has all its parts. ;)

    It's real pretty when it has all its parts. ;)
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    Also - The reason I was able to get to work on...

    Also -

    The reason I was able to get to work on this 9-3 is because I finally got everything for the Aero wrapped up -
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    Hopefully. The 9-3 is a collection of expensive...

    Hopefully. The 9-3 is a collection of expensive repairs, you just hope you find the right intersection of price and needs. Like a lot of high line cars, I suppose. So far, things seem pretty good....
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    I went and looked at that cheap 9-3 this morning,...

    I went and looked at that cheap 9-3 this morning, and possibly against better judgment, I pulled the trigger.

    http://www.sacsaabs.org/sacsaabs.org/misc/0193se_new.jpg

    It was disgusting when I...
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    Well, no word from the seller on a time for...

    Well, no word from the seller on a time for tomorrow, so maybe it's off. Never know with weirdos selling cheap cars. ;)

    Also, USPS DOUBLE BUNGLED my damned package.
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    USPS claims to be delivering me a headlight...

    USPS claims to be delivering me a headlight washer nozzle today - hopefully they do! I would really like to get that put together tonight so I can take it in for tires tomorrow. That'd fit SO. WELL....
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    BLOODY HELL! USPS has bungled the freakin' washer...

    BLOODY HELL! USPS has bungled the freakin' washer nozzle package.

    Got the AEM WBO2, though, so at least I can do that wiring tonight and get on with putting the SPG's interior back together.
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    Went to put the new bumper cover on the Aero the...

    Went to put the new bumper cover on the Aero the other day and realized one of the headlight washer nozzles was damaged so I paused. Glad I did, as after reviewing the facts I determine the bumper...
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    Spent too much time today looking at vacuum...

    Spent too much time today looking at vacuum manifolds. I just can't find what I want for the XR4Ti. Everything is either too big or poorly priced or too much of a pain to configure ("choose your...
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    Weekend work was minimal - had to go explode my...

    Weekend work was minimal - had to go explode my ear drums. I was initially a little put off as I've been motivated to work this month but it was well worth it. Anti Flag knocked it out of the park....
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    They really aren't, and assuming you're driving...

    They really aren't, and assuming you're driving on a major highway at a reasonable time of year, a cell phone will pretty much always save you. Driving an interstate in Fall and suffering a breakdown...
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    I believe so, yeah. Not really sure why, since...

    I believe so, yeah. Not really sure why, since Saab had an automatic in the 9-5 Aero. Same engine, same transmission. Weird. It doesn't affect me, I just don't understand the logic.
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    Oh, on the topic of fine Mercedes automobiles,...

    Oh, on the topic of fine Mercedes automobiles, the '94 E320 completed a second trip to Colorado this week. About 1500 miles round trip, zero issues. On the one hand, I'd not hesitate in driving even...
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    It might come to that - I'm not super-pressured...

    It might come to that - I'm not super-pressured at this moment, but after that WBO2 shows up I won't have any excuses for not driving it. :)

    My sister is being typically evasive about her car....
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    Pulled the trigger on the AEM. Since everything...

    Pulled the trigger on the AEM. Since everything uses the same sensor, if I decide I need narrowband output I can swap controllers down the road. I'm sort of expecting I will get the point where I no...
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