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Old 10-05-2008, 08:58 PM
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CRAZY WEEKEND

so i was at the gparents place in huntsville Tx and i just got the chip in the mail so i took it with me to install. well i thought it was a 30 min job to put a tw on...... no no no took me hours! so i understood the whole install pretty much. i unplugged the harness in the engine bay, took off the ebrake assembly no problem. i got to the pcm and took off the obvious whittish colored coating on the connectors. i put the chip in buttoned everything back up with out even seeing if it worked, was all excited and there was no diff. so i said "weeellll....crap" so undid everything again took off the chip and realized theres ANOTHER coating on the connectors a mil. thick coat of clear silicone so i call Tony (great guy) and he tells me to pull it out, tells me how to do it no prob. well thats where alot of time was spent. see the pcm slides out only half way and hits the fender well. well tony just said to push it down and pull, well that involved me taking a long screwdriver and pushing down with most of my strength and inching the pcm out. that d@mn thing fought me every centimeter. so after that it was relatively smooth sailing took the box apart, scrapped off the silicone reinstalled, plugged in chip, and it was awesome! sitting there i put it on 140 and my mom and nana were standing in the WRONG spot once i revved it and they had to run it throws ALOT more smoke than the edge! anyway that was saturday, today i headed back to Houston which is a 2 hour drive left the chip on econ bc i dont have gauges installed yet. well an hour down the road i loose power steering and the a/c goes hot (oh crap) so i exit and stop at a 4 way stop int. i imediately noticed something was SCREAMING under my hood and i was freakin out. so i pull in a parking lot, pop the hood only to discover my idler pullys bearings were GONE and i pulled the pully off in my hand and the belt was all mangled (where the noise came from) understand before i learned that i thought my engine was F*CKED up bc i installed that chip so i was kinda relieved that that wasnt the case. sooooo trucks in the shop

sorry guys for the VERY long post i just really had to get this off my chest.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:01 PM
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man that sucks! it sounds it was just an unforseen problem that happened at the wrong time. well at least it wasn anything major
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:04 PM
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ok this sucks and is a little funny at the same time. werent we both in a thread yesterday about this exact pulley having bad bearings? (the thread that was talking about a squeaky noise)
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:05 PM
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yeah thats never fun... But man that pull is easy, you should have saved your money and done the one bolt yourself..
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:18 PM
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ok this sucks and is a little funny at the same time. werent we both in a thread yesterday about this exact pulley having bad bearings? (the thread that was talking about a squeaky noise)

omg thats frickin funny!!!!! bc your right yup that f*ckin same pully with the "bad bearings" well i told my dad a looong time ago about it and he blew it off so guess who foots the wrecker, and repair bill????? daddy! guess kids are right some times

and cchase dont exactly know what your sayin???? (its late) could you uh restate what you said lol.

btw cchase sorry for any arguments we may of had lets put it to rest.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:21 PM
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lol, atleast it is an easy fix. wont be down too long
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:31 PM
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im hopin thats the case! im hoping i didnt tear anything up i should of taken pics i mean that serpintine belt was MANGLED all around parts on the front of the engine but it still turned and thats where those gawdawful noises were comin from!!!
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No hard feelings on my end.

I was saying that fixing it is really easy. you could have saved yourself some money.
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I can't believe that you didn't blame the idler on Bush, I mean you were within a 150 miles of where he lives.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:40 PM
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I can't believe that you didn't blame the idler on Bush, I mean you were within a 150 miles of where he lives.
fortunately enough for you guys im a republican but if i was revrend wright i know hed say "na na na not god bless America god **** America" anyways your right cchase i realized after looking at it it would have been an easy job but the internal bearings are gone idk im not payin for it the person who ignored the fact is payin for it. i say that in a nicer way not smartellic (sp?)
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