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Offline DeepBlueGXP

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What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« on: July 14, 2011, 10:38:35 AM »
Part Two.  Previous thread has been locked and is referenced here


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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 12:20:26 PM »
I was having the same issues with that DickW (mute on all the time and grayed out features in the NAV and Phone) had with the AVIC-Z110 BT
I was about to call Pioneer again since Dick had already sent the unit in for repair, took 3 months to get it back the first time.  So I googled the issues and after some research I found a way to fix the unit.  It involved removing the mute pin wire on the back of the stereo harness and moving it over one spot and then run it to ground.  The system has been working great now for a couple of days. 


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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2011, 02:31:58 PM »
Finally got around to having my optional 09 polished alloys (QF8) wheels removed, boxed and stored away so that I could install the optional polished alloy split spoke (QY9) style bolted onto on our red 09 coupe to help make it a little different the the other 1266 coupes.



Also, placed small bright yellow GXP w/racing flag graphics under each valve stems for detail and nice pop of contrast to the red paint.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 02:41:10 PM »
yeah, as if the coupe is not unique as it is... :D these rims are very nice!!!  :thumbs: in black color they would be even greater! what about weight vs the classic kappa ones?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 02:48:08 PM »


Nice!

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 03:41:22 PM »
I was having the same issues with that DickW (mute on all the time and grayed out features in the NAV and Phone) had with the AVIC-Z110 BT
I was about to call Pioneer again since Dick had already sent the unit in for repair, took 3 months to get it back the first time.  So I googled the issues and after some research I found a way to fix the unit.  It involved removing the mute pin wire on the back of the stereo harness and moving it over one spot and then run it to ground.  The system has been working great now for a couple of days. 

My Pioneer periodically mutes itself, seems to be heat related...am I have the same issue?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2011, 05:52:21 PM »
Got Streak running again with engine wiring harness repairs and four new solenoids/actuators installed.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2011, 06:16:38 PM »
I took mine to dealer the wheel indicator was shorted out  and seal was cracked .The tire kept going down .They  re-programed them to the proper wheels.( N/C ) Replaced 2  under warranty

 Still only 23,062 miles on the car.   :yay:
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2011, 09:15:28 PM »
My Pioneer periodically mutes itself, seems to be heat related...am I have the same issue?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011, 03:10:29 AM »
A few days ago I parked my kappa for a few weeks while we go on vacation to Amsterdam, Paris and London :)

9am here now, so I'll be posting early like Kelu and Arabas when I wake up.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2011, 03:28:25 AM »
We are working man, what do you expect :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2011, 03:38:02 AM »
welcome to the "early" side of the forum Kenny!!
enjoy your vacation !!
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2011, 07:20:22 AM »
You know Kenny the North American Kappa forum members in Europe right now almost equal the European ones?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2011, 10:54:21 AM »
What I do every day, tried to take over the world.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2011, 12:25:54 PM »
You know Kenny the North American Kappa forum members in Europe right now almost equal the European ones?

Haha, all we need to do now is get in the same place and we can have a Mod Meet
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2011, 05:23:12 PM »
Changed my oil. I love the Fulmer Valve!



Also added a new sticker to my third brake light.



Looks pretty good. Probably should have taken the light out to do it, but I didn't.

I added ASP Graphics front marker lights graphics a while back, and am not at all impressed with them.




I'm sure they would look better if I took the light off to install them, but they still wouldn't cover very well.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2011, 10:14:48 PM »
installed the hide-away front plate on BoB, installed a cupholder, then popped his boomerang off, and removed the radio. oh, and disconnected the battery first. Tomorrow, new radio, and mount goes in. oh, and checked the hub bolts on Kenny, and checked his oil, cleaned his CAI...now to get him out and pile on some miles...maybe tomorrow, when I'm done with BoB. :idk:
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 02:24:23 PM »
I was having the same issues with that DickW (mute on all the time and grayed out features in the NAV and Phone) had with the AVIC-Z110 BT
I was about to call Pioneer again since Dick had already sent the unit in for repair, took 3 months to get it back the first time.  So I googled the issues and after some research I found a way to fix the unit.  It involved removing the mute pin wire on the back of the stereo harness and moving it over one spot and then run it to ground.  The system has been working great now for a couple of days.  
Joe, maybe you should call Pioneer and tell them how to repair ther product, since apparently they don't know how.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2011, 02:51:17 PM »
Dick I thought you had the Kenwood 9960?
Just trying to do my part...

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2011, 05:22:21 PM »
New head unit installed in BoB, wanted a single din, to gain a bit of storage.
Pioneer deh-4300 something, USB, iPod, cd. NIce little unit.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2011, 09:08:33 PM »
Dick I thought you had the Kenwood 9960?

 I do. I let Joe have the Pioneer.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2011, 09:28:59 PM »
Gotcha.  I thought so, I remember when you switched it over.
Just trying to do my part...

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2011, 02:55:51 AM »
Checked compression: 150 psi all around.

Removed a few parts for some prep and paint.  Not complete, so photos will follow.
Picked up a few parts.  Not compete, so photos will follow.

I did not drive it, but I did lather up the leather.  Although, I shouldn't post that here, so I will go post it in the other thread.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2011, 09:13:54 AM »
Did you ever find a nose for you car?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2011, 10:06:46 AM »
yeah, as if the coupe is not unique as it is... :D these rims are very nice!!!  :thumbs: in black color they would be even greater! what about weight vs the classic kappa ones?
I didn't think to weigh the wheels, but I'm assuming they are quite similar in weight.  About the only thing I know is the split spokes didn't need nearly many wheel weights when they balanced them.  I'm still unsure about which style I prefer, but no way would I go dark spokes, I like the classic bling when it comes to wheels.

Also saw an identical color coupe (NA)this past weekend parked in a mall parking lot.  It was hard to see it parked with everyone elses cars as I've become too paranoid to even THINK about doing something like that.  Funny how some of us are like that and others think of them as nothing more than what they are; it's just a car.

Also received a couple compliments on it while I was driving it around running some errands.  Someone even followed me into an AutoZone and asked a couple questions about it.  The AZ clerk asked if it was the one with twin turbos  :roll:, I said nope, just one turbo, I thought about explaining but realized whats the point  :idk:
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