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    Ecomark

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    New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:36 pm

    Hey everybody, my name is Markus and I live in the Santa Clarita area.

    I drove an '02 Cavalier LS sport back when I lived in MI and sold it to move here a few months ago.
    Now that I'm here, it was a pain to find an LS sport for sale anywhere, so I bought a '00 Cavalier sedan with the 2200 and will be doing an Ecotec swap hopefully this summer. It will be boosted one way or another.

    I'm kind of dumb when it comes to most engine stuff though, so I guess I'm in the right place for knowledge and such. I'm replacing the head gasket on the car's engine this weekend and I'm already extremely annoyed with it. Can't wait for the swap.
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    MikethemodlistKoldus

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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:43 pm

    nice and welcome im the one that messaged you on jbody.org i used to have a 94 cavalier full show car and now i have a 09 ss/tc cobalt coupe!


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    Post by Ecomark on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:50 pm

    My mom actually bought a 94 cavalier sedan new back in 94 and then later bought my last car, the Cavalier LS Sport new in 2002. Ideally I'd like to get a Cobalt SS/TC next butmoney is tight.

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    Post by SRTCobaltSS on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:01 pm

    Welcome. Mike, you got your wish! Lol!
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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:04 pm

    haha it wasnt my wish but im an og jbody.org ill post up some pics of my old cavalier one day it was blue 2 door lambos full bodykit wheels interior lowered intake exhaust steering wheel system seats harnesses lol


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    Post by SRTCobaltSS on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:17 pm

    Lol! Lowrider!
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    Stacy_Dammit!

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    Post by Stacy_Dammit! on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:24 pm

    Hello Markus!! Welcome! Pics?
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    THEJoey.

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    Post by THEJoey. on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:40 pm

    welcome to the site



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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:47 am

    The last car




    The current embarrassment




    Once I get this head gasket issue resolved, I can finally get new wheels and suspension for it and work on cleaning it up. Only then will I be comfortable enough to do the Ecotec swap.
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    Post by Stacy_Dammit! on Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:06 am

    The yellow one is super nice looking.
    My Ex-Boy use to drive a 4door just like that, and so did his brother... Rolling Eyes
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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:44 am

    dont make me post up my old cavalier pics haha


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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Mofofernando on Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:09 pm

    no one wants to see that mike


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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:10 pm

    Haha Psst whatever Aaron lol I pmd a few other socal people on j body.org last night


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    Post by THEJoey. on Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:35 pm

    Mofofernando wrote:no one wants to see that mike

    x2 Cool


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    Post by Ecomark on Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:34 pm

    i do king
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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:24 pm

    haha ok will do ill post them up later


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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:58 pm

    bought the car in 02 had it till about 06 had some good times with my cavalier











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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Gxpfire on Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:13 pm

    Welcome fellow JBO'er

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    Post by rogue on Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:46 am

    Gxpfire wrote:Welcome fellow JBO'er
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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:14 am

    so you guys got any other jbody buddys to bring on over here?


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    Post by Ecomark on Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:57 am

    Well I have yet t meet the ones that are here. Once I finish this stupid head gasket. I'm a victim of fraud apparently now. I'll post pics soon.
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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:33 am

    haha oh ok and uh oh what happen mark?


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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:11 pm

    I've been dealign with a shop and every time I bring it in, it gets worse. Got to the head gasket and it's a fairly new fel-pro gasket, but someone went ahead and punched holes in it with a phillips head. The entire gasket was soaked. Besides that, most bolts and nuts were FINGER tightened and the wires going into the 02 sensor have been cut.

    Needless to say, I know a few others who have been dealing with them and I even found the previous owner of my car on some strange stroke of luck. I'm going to burry this entire family alive.
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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:21 pm

    haha that sucks man sorry to hear that i hate dealing with bs like that


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    Re: New guy.....

    Post by Ecomark on Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:51 am

    *UPDATE*

    Got to the head gasket. Fairly new fel-pro gasket was there with a couple of the water port holes punched in with a philips heads. Yeah not too bright. The entire gasket was wet.

    Took all the necessary steps to replace the gasket. Head was fine, no warping or cracks. Everything is tight and torqued correctly. Put it all back together. New oil, oil filter, and coolant. Bled the coolant system.

    Still overheating. !@#$.

    So now I'm down to thermostat, radiator, and why the hell not? coolant reservoir cap. The fan seems to kick on at about 205*-210*. Is it possible that the wrong or a faulty thermostat is in place? Nothing kicks on at 195* like it's suppose to. Could the cap for the coolant just not be pressurizing properly? There's LOTS of reason to believe that this thing was in a big accident at one point in time. Could the radiator be messed up? Maybe theres a clog to the radiator core or something?

    I'm open to suggestions, guys. A part of me would just rather burn this turd to the ground.

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