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Offline GearHeadz

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Hello from South Florida
« on: January 18, 2023, 07:23:14 PM »
Greetings All,

Hello from South Florida....While not new to the Kappas and being on my 2nd one in 15 years, I have decided to finally join the forum instead of lurking in the darkness and just reading.

I have posted 2 pictures of my rides,  the wrecked one being my 2006 Base I wrapped around a tree when I was 18 and the other being a 2007 GXP I recently picked up from a dealership in the back lot\not running.

Because our Kappas are getting up there in the double digits I wanted to begin to share some of my experience with fixing these and the difficulty of finding replacement parts which is insane.

I hope to post what I know and share my knowledge

Project for this weekend is full radiator replacement/Upper Lowe Coolant Hose/Purge Valves and Rack\Pinion Burping....wish me luck!

Charlie

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Re: Hello from South Florida
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2023, 12:40:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  The 07 GXP looks great.  Looking forward to your repair notes

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Re: Hello from South Florida
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2023, 10:28:46 AM »
Welcome and good luck.  That GXP does look nice.  I wonder how they allowed it to stay in a not running state.
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Re: Hello from South Florida
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2023, 08:09:31 AM »
Glad you could join us and looking forward to hearing about your journey as you get things fixed up.
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Re: Hello from South Florida
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2023, 12:44:17 AM »
Welcome to the ?I crashed my Kappa? fan club. Many many popular members in this group. Beware the static garage wall, they are vicious.

We have members with names like
Garage door Dan
Pothole to guardrail Bob
Ditchdigger
Telephone pole Almost ate my lunch
Oops
And my favorite- ?I just got a tune and didn?t realize my tires were terrible?


You are amazingly good company
« Last Edit: January 25, 2023, 12:47:32 AM by Gentleman Jack »
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Re: Hello from South Florida
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2023, 02:38:19 AM »
Don't forget that classic, "I got new tires and don't know how to drive in light rain."
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Re: Hello from South Florida
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2023, 05:34:50 PM »
Welcome to the ?I crashed my Kappa? fan club. Many many popular members in this group. Beware the static garage wall, they are vicious.

We have members with names like
Garage door Dan
Pothole to guardrail Bob
Ditchdigger
Telephone pole Almost ate my lunch
Oops
And my favorite- ?I just got a tune and didn?t realize my tires were terrible?


You are amazingly good company

And those are just the names we call Gentleman Jack
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