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    Driving issue leads to the question; since OEM replacements are discontinued, who has purchased and is running an aftermarket AFM?

    Hmm that's interesting to know. Well I'd still be down to contribute to you breaking down one of these to see how dissimilar they really are. It would be amazing if these were one of the parts they start putting back into production. I've had this code 51 light for what seems like forever...
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    Driving issue leads to the question; since OEM replacements are discontinued, who has purchased and is running an aftermarket AFM?

    I really didn't think it was, but 33 years old gotta induce some sort of wear and tear I'd imagine. And I am totally fine with you tearing one of those down rendering it unusable in the name of science. As long as you do it before 2021 lol. I'll paypal you the $25 if you're down. Just keep...
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    Driving issue leads to the question; since OEM replacements are discontinued, who has purchased and is running an aftermarket AFM?

    I would consider splitting the cost or throwing down $25 towards one of these ebay sensors. So what would you say is the worst harm these aftermarket replacements would do? Throw a code? Fry the computer? These ebay purchases always favor the buyer if there are any issues. I sell shit on...
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    Driving issue leads to the question; since OEM replacements are discontinued, who has purchased and is running an aftermarket AFM?

    I've never cleaned or ever replaced mine, but when I think about having a spare one to have as a known working back-up, the aftermarket AFMs seem to be less of a risky purchase than a "good working" used one you can't return from someone online. This one has a 3 year warranty and is an OEM...
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    If you had to make a pre-paint job to-do list, what would it entail?

    I may just focus on the rust repair professionally to bring back the rigidity of those areas, and then after that figure out how much I want to put towards protecting the bare metal. I just want it to look decent and I feel like my rattle can job would look better than it currently is (anything...
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    If you had to make a pre-paint job to-do list, what would it entail?

    Assuming that's not sarcasm, thank you. My car needs to be driven. I only have 600 miles on the fresh rebuild and this thing is so close to bare metal already, it needs something to protect it and look decent until I get full-time engineering work.
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    If you had to make a pre-paint job to-do list, what would it entail?

    You make so many good points because this is exactly how I would prefer to do it. I consider myself a perfectionist and understand that body work perfection is stupid expensive. As long as I make another good impression with my internship with Northrop next summer, I see no reason as to why...
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    If you had to make a pre-paint job to-do list, what would it entail?

    I totally understand and have to agree. I am a true novice in the body work world, so all I want to do is minimize any extra labor hours to get into the finer details so that I can get the best quality paint job for the money. My one advantage is that is so little paint left on the car...
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    If you had to make a pre-paint job to-do list, what would it entail?

    The rubber gasket for the hatch is a good idea. I know a replacement is only about 100 bucks. I've replaced the rubbers in the hatch as well, so removing them so they can get underneath them as well. Kick panels and door sills are good. Are the door panels worth removing?
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    If you had to make a pre-paint job to-do list, what would it entail?

    The window trim on the hatch was cracked so I was able to peel most of it off, but seems to be sturdy enough to not want to touch. I wonder if it's worth painting them now, so I don't have to worry about any overspray on the new paint job...
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    If you had to make a pre-paint job to-do list, what would it entail?

    Alright, so I'm finally considering getting my Supra painted. It's never been repainted before. The paint is almost chalk at this point, so there isn't much left to sand to get down to bare metal. Hopefully that will help with the prep time. But I've never gotten any car painted ever. I...
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    I need a favor from those still running the stock IACV on the 7M......

    Surprisingly not. When I shake the connector and harness, there's no change. It's only if I tap on the black part of the IACV. I have a spare that I am going to install after it passes the bench testing. I just spent like 2 hours taking it apart and cleaning it. But what it sounds like is...
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    I need a favor from those still running the stock IACV on the 7M......

    lol it's funny to visualize you doing that to the IACV, but I really appreciate it. And I agree, it's odd. I can wiggle the connector and harness attached to it and no change, but yeah tapping on it makes it want to stall unless I catch it on time. Hopefully, I can get a couple more people to...
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    I need a favor from those still running the stock IACV on the 7M......

    While your baby is all warmed up, with a screwdriver handle or equivalent, can you tap on your IACV and tell me if it causes any change to the idle, either up or down? I would really appreciate it if a few of you could do that and get back to me. I'm sure you're wondering why this request...