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did weekend car things

borrowed a friends’ garage and their handy quick jack to give the CR-V some new front brakes

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this is the first real work I’ve done on the 2016 wife-mobile. Having been under warranty and service plans for some years, and more recently we’ve been taking it to a local family owned mechanic for regular maintenance. But it changed hands to a franchise, and a friend who was mechanic there said he was not happy with the new management. So here we are.

Before:

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Just 3 minutes later, it’s an easy process to tear it down (after practicing on the driver’s side):

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and complete, only 12.5 min for the pads and rotors done:

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Then it was on to the real fun of the day. We replaced his S3's front grill for a blacked out mesh design. Still pending the coordinating side vents, and the replacement logo.

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and pending delivery of the actual black pieces, I vinyl wrapped the chrome window trim in gloss black

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then it was back to my own hovel of a garage to oil change on the TSX. I want a quick jack :S
but, I do love that I have a good floor jack now at least

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why does the oil cap not allign!?

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did the full dealer service, and reset the oil life. basically a professional now!

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then, so all my cars got some love, I stripped a few parts of the Civic’s old engine so it would be ready for sale. Listed in on FB and CL and had a bite in less than an hour! he was all “I’ll be there right now! google maps says 1 hour! I have cash” so I agreed to meet him at 6pm.

...7pm... hello? 8pm... 9pm I pulled the engine back into the garage out of the rain. so lonely and unsold it is now

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