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1994SC2 07-07-2019 08:19 AM

First Structural Item to Collapse/Fail on My Sky
 
So its been a while since I checked in, and realize that I ride my Sky hard so do not assume this represents a gripe as much as a reporting...

I am just shy of a QUARTER MILLION miles on my 2007 Sky 2.4 L, should get there by calendar year's end, and yesterday in lifting of the trunk lid to put the top down the lid felt incredibly heavy, as if it was full of water. Upon closer inspection, the metal resistance screw at the latch had simply worn through and had collapsed in two. The lid is still functional, you just don't want to poking around under there and have it come barreling down on to your head/back/hands. At this stage I likely won't fix the spring it since it doesn't impact the experience significantly and its not going to impact a safety inspection.

Just wanted to share if anyone wanted to take steps to better protect their hinge area as mine was rusted through and I can assume all the opening and closing in the rain was no help.

I have had regular repairs under the hood, a self-replacement of a vomited-in CD changer/head unit, replaced a burned out resister on the AC fan blower (will post a thread about that if its of any help), done expected maintenance, and the first "thats that" ended up being the trunk latch spring. I am not complaining.

As for what else is barely hanging on by a thread - my driver's seat is mostly shredded, I get an error code when it rains heavy related to accelerator positioning sensor shorting out, and one of my frame lift cracks is more of a hole than just a crack in the fender now. Shes been rode hard, but I am not ready to hang her up wet just yet.

TomatoSoup 07-07-2019 09:15 AM

Wow! Well done!

That's good info to hear about a Kappa with that many miles. Keep on Motorin' :driving:

marlboromike 07-07-2019 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TomatoSoup (Post 1301797)
Wow! Well done!

That's good info to hear about a Kappa with that many miles. Keep on Motorin' :driving:

Did u notice the Vin#? And it has chromies. Most members do not know what they r today?

1994SC2 07-07-2019 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by marlboromike (Post 1301799)
And it has chromies. Most members do not know what they r today?

Such an important mod to make back then. What a glorious run its been!

TomatoSoup 07-07-2019 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by marlboromike (Post 1301799)
And it has chromies. Most members do not know what they r today?

Yeah, but DDM is still selling them. In fact they had donated a few sets for the silent raffle at NASSM this year.

marlboromike 07-07-2019 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by TomatoSoup (Post 1301819)
Yeah, but DDM is still selling them. In fact they had donated a few sets for the silent raffle at NASSM this year.

Did not know that. Back in 2006..that was my first mod. I believe it was 30 dollars.

JohnWR 07-07-2019 05:08 PM

They are $29 at DDM.

marlboromike 07-08-2019 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by johnwr (Post 1301827)
they are $29 at ddm.

a bargain>>>lol

Rusty Boltz 07-09-2019 03:15 PM

OK. I'll bite. How do you puke into the CD changer? :huh:

Knight 07-10-2019 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by TomatoSoup (Post 1301819)
Quote:

Originally Posted by marlboromike (Post 1301799)
And it has chromies. Most members do not know what they r today?

Yeah, but DDM is still selling them. In fact they had donated a few sets for the silent raffle at NASSM this year.

I picked up at set there for $11.

Knight 07-10-2019 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Rusty Boltz (Post 1301917)
OK. I'll bite. How do you puke into the CD changer? <img src="http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/images/smilies/hum.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Huh?" class="inlineimg" />

Inquiring minds want to know...

marlboromike 07-10-2019 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Knight (Post 1301925)
I picked up at set there for $11.

You got lucky.


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