SM105K's Ownership/Performance/Maintenance Thread

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - General Discusson' started by SM105K, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. SHOdded

    SHOdded SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Did you have an obd adapter attached to the obd port prior to the hiccup? AZ is known for eating batteries.
     
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  2. SM105K

    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    I sure do. My Livewire connector lives in the OBD port.
     
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    Very rare to hear a tuning device cause such interruptions, but obd adapters, cheap or expensive have been known to do it from time to time. Plugging in AFTER startup seems to eliminate the problem. I guess system checks don't like being interrupted by requests for data LOL.
     
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  4. SM105K

    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    Lol, I agree 100%. I will start pulling it also. I pull my dash cam plug every time already too.
     
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    It's funny that water tends to evaporate in a desert. My short time in Glendale saw many a battery failure. Maintenance free doesn't always mean maintenance free. Kinda like PTU, RDU, Transmission, coolant, BRAKE fluid, muffler bearings....

    Sm105k, I know you know this and distilled water is your friend, but there are plenty that do not.

    If you're handy with an multi meter, a batter drain test should be below 50 mA. (.05 amps). So if your camera and tuner along with factory equipment dont pull over that, your safe to keep it hooked up.

    When you perform the draw test, make sure that battery connection is not lost as this can induce a drain.
     
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  6. SM105K

    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    Awesome info there. I didn't get check it out, but this weekend when I do my paint correction I will check all of that.

    I always laugh when I pull my multi meter out, because I always quote, "Resistance is Futile!"
     
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    I know during my times in Guam that heat would just destroy car batteries left and right. It was insane. That and of course the ever failing ac systems.
     
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    Yeah batteries dont like extreme heat or extreme cold.
     
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    Heat is the biggest killer of batteries.
     
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    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    Welp I went out today and the ole girl struggled to fire. I had pulled everything that was drawing power last night (dash cam, Livewire). I checked the acid in the cells. A couple were low, but not alarming. So I started her up, and let her idle for about 20 mins. I turned her off, and tired to re fire. Cold cranking amps were junk. So new a AGM battery sits under the hood. Hooray! I am glad it decided to crap the bed while I was easy to deal with here.

    I did get her washed, de-ironed, and claybar'd today. Tomorrow morning I will de-contaminate, compound, polish, and decom again, and put "The Last Coat" on her.

    I did a once over, she seems happy. Oil is changed and she is ready to hit the open road on Wednesday morning.
     
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    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    Some of the items being used tomorrow.

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    Looks like my garage lol. My MKS will get the full treatment next week finishing off with Optimum Gloss Coat, I love me some Optimum products. Their ONR has served me well for over 10 years, it's a miracle product for people with limited access to water. Took me 14 hours over 2 days last July to do the Goat, God rest her poor soul...:(
     
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  13. SM105K

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    Yeah first first paint correction took roughly 30 hours. I did it by hand. So the DA Polisher should make things better, I would hope.
     
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    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    Well after another 8 hours of washing and paint correcting, the SHO is finished. So "The Last Coat" is freaking amazing. I was 100 degrees during the process, and afterward I was smoked. I am in the middle of a weight cut for a competition as well, so it was particularly brutal. However, the car looks great. I don't snap any pics yesterday, because I was over it. When I get home today, I will pull her out and take some pics.
     
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    Look forward to seeing the finished product
     
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    My good god that’s a ton of work. I was going to do mine. Then figured I’d probably need another hand and elbow operation by the time I was done. Friggin cars are land yachts
     
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    What kind of competition are you dropping weight for? Out of curiosity.

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  18. SM105K

    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    You are 100% correct. You truly don't understand how big these cars really are until your paint correct one. I clearly hate myself.
     
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    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    I compete in dumbest sport ever. Strongman. I bounce between the MW/HW division depending on the level of the show and what part of the year it is. I am a really big MW, but a really small HW. I walk around at 245 lbs. So for the next show I am competing as a MW so 231.4 lbs/105 kilos and below. That is where my forum handle "SM105K" comes from. Strongman 105 Kilos.....
     
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    Strongman is legit. Not built well enough to be good at it. I'm 5 10 200lbs So I stick to bodybuilding. Lol.
    Cool too know tho. Best of luck with the cutting. I know the struggles all too well.

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