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15 Year Member
- Mar 7, 2002
We replace tires at 5/32" on used cars. One of these didn't quite hit 6/32" on the tread depth gauge, and the rest were barely at 6, so rather than the next owner of the Kia Soul they came from receiving a quote for tires when they come back for their first oil change and get mad about it, the used car manager and I decided to be proactive and put new tires on now. When it hit me what size they were, I asked for the old ones. ESP is lucky to be driven 100 miles a year, so 5/32" of tread will last a while. Bonus points for none of these tires having patches or plugs.Gotta love free
So much of this car is "good enough for now" fixes that it's about time one of them bit me in the ass, but it sure was frustrating.
So I went out there with good intentions earlier. I grabbed the new connectors, crimpers, strippers, heat shrink, and my heat gun. Popped the hood and grabbed a before pic for here just to show what a rats nest I ended up making everything when I installed the new tach and the new O2 sensor and AF gauge.
So I start chasing some of these wires and find that I have a wire that runs down to the O2 sensor isn't attached to anything. I don't know if it's supposed to be or not, so now I need to locate those instructions and double-check that setup. Some of the other stuff is running under this piece and over that.... all the while I'm dripping sweat since it's like 99% humidity today and decide that that was enough. So I grab everything and bring it all back in, close the hood and come inside only to have my legs itch like mad because the mosquitoes decided I was on the menu tonight. Yeah..... it's all gonna wait.