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DON'T USE THE AUTOMATIC CAR WASH!
KentCT88TC Offline
Senior Member
#1
Couldn't stand the thick layer of dust on my black T-Bird. It's 10-15 degrees in Connecticut, so there is no way I can wash it. Took it over to the cloth automatic car wash in town this morning, and had them do it. Gave the guy who wiped it down a tip and everything. Was really happy, until I saw this fine line of scratch marks running straight down my trunk--where that little wheel goes. Now I am going to have to compound it all out in the Spring to try to restore it. Careful folks! -Kent
-KentCT
-'88 Turbo Coupe, K&N, Gillis valve @18 lbs., 2.5 " exhaust.
-2000 Mustang GT 373 gears, Diablo computer chip, cold air intake, Typhoon intake manifold.
-2001 Jeep SE 2.5, AEM cold air intake, Gates headers & exhaust, throttle body spacer, Jet Stage 2 chip
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turbotronic Offline
Senior Member
#2
I've gone to this Advanced Car Wash place here in Stillwater a couple of times and it doesn't use brushes. It uses some technology (whatever) called RainMaker. It's pretty good, other than both times I have been through it, it has blown my left rear signal light bulb. The tail light assembly is not on completely nor sealed well. It has 4 options, cost ranging from $5 to $8, $5 being express and $8 being advanced (the works). I wouldn't mind going back to this car wash...after fixing the tail light. :p
~Mark

88 TC (Black), 5 speed
FMS 140MPH Speedo Big Grin
Oval Port Head
1.59/1.89 SS Valves
APC Cone (I know...Ricer part)
Gillis valve
TurboXS BOV-RFL
Alum. Water Pump
Walbro 190
3G

88 TC (Red) [Parts Car]
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xcrunnerbd Offline
Posting Freak
#3
The last time I went through one of these - as a passenger in a '70 GTO Judge - it took off the rear spoiler. I vowed after that I'd never take a car through one.
Project 13 sec. / 30mpg in '88 TC 5Speed : [email protected] / 32+ mpg

On The Car: KN cone, 2-stage [email protected] 15psi wired to fuel switch, Kirban AFPR @ 39psi, Walbro 255 HP FP, 130A 3G Alt., Full 3" Stinger Exhaust incl. cat. no muffler,

Shelf: .48 T3, ported E6, BPV
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GoNYYankees02 Offline
Member
#4
Yeah, this frigid CT weather isn't making things easier..

I go to the local automated car wash and use the touchless with the under body spray on my truck. Because nothing actually touches it, it wont scratch it and it cleans it up pretty well. I wouldn't even think of using the regular one, just my .02.
88 TC- under construction. Street/Strip toy.
93 F250 7.3L- D/D
93 Jeep YJ- Offroad Toy.
06 Sportster 1200
03 FXDWG Anniversary-not stock
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MeAndMyT Offline
Senior Member
#5
i go to the DIY car wash in my opinion i think i clean my car better then the 8 dollar top of line carwash.. Too many times have i heard of people coming out of carwashes and either loosing there antenna or getting scratches on there car..

edit: NYC i dont wanna sound stupid but does your truck really run on vegetable oil?
88 TC 5 spd 22x,xxx miles Ran 15.3 in 1/4.. K&N Cone. Gillis boost controller @ 15. Faze Boost Gauge. A/C belt off. 2 1/2 inch exhaust dumped at axles.
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1BadBird Offline
Member
#6
MeAndMyT..... LOL.... If you follow him too closely you'll gain 5 pounds from the smell Big Grin

JK GoNYYankees02 How's it run on the veggie oil??
86' Blue Turbo Coupe (resto-mod in progress)
86' Black Turbo Coupe (will remain mostly stock.........maybe)

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MeAndMyT Offline
Senior Member
#7
i talked to my step dad today and he said diesels do run on vegtable oil. pretty weird.
88 TC 5 spd 22x,xxx miles Ran 15.3 in 1/4.. K&N Cone. Gillis boost controller @ 15. Faze Boost Gauge. A/C belt off. 2 1/2 inch exhaust dumped at axles.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#8
Quote:Originally posted by MeAndMyT:
i talked to my step dad today and he said diesels do run on vegtable oil. pretty weird.
They sure do, and the exhaust smells like french fries! Veggie oil and similar fuels derived from plants is called boidiesel these days.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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KentCT88TC Offline
Senior Member
#9
I think they require a special heater to keep the frying grease from solidifying, but it's a great idea. -Kent
-KentCT
-'88 Turbo Coupe, K&N, Gillis valve @18 lbs., 2.5 " exhaust.
-2000 Mustang GT 373 gears, Diablo computer chip, cold air intake, Typhoon intake manifold.
-2001 Jeep SE 2.5, AEM cold air intake, Gates headers & exhaust, throttle body spacer, Jet Stage 2 chip
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