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I took back the non-working 2.5 inch side markers and wasn't able to find anything else suitable to exchange them for so I just grabbed another bottle of Howe's diesel conditioner and got a refund for the rest, and then when I went outside to get back in my car I happened to notice this to the south of me and so I wandered over and took a couple pics...
Nice! I like that name, the RED PXL would be a good plate, and it's funny too because a pixel is small and so is the car. At least that's what I thought after two or three beers that night with Keith, haha.
Was the bumper area damaged in Valemount at all?
Mike T and I were together when the name Red Pxl came about! It was Mike's prompting to name it 'Red Pxl'. I will have to dig up the video that caused it to be named as such - I should have it still. Plus lots of other pictures.
You are officially the 5th owner of the car. I knew the 2nd and 3rd owners personally, and helped them with basic maintenance at times, oil changes, leather treatment for the seats, headlights, tire rotations, but the car also did see the dealer when Roy had it, and fasteddy when the original owner had it. David the 4th owner did a lot of work as well, and it saw the dealer in Langley once, which didn't go so well. All that said, I am confident it has never been over 8,000 kms between services, and many quite a bit sooner than that... so I trust that the engine internals are quite in good shape.
I owned the canada1 cabriolet during most of the time these two owners had the coupe - and the pictures of the four Canada1 cars together was arranged by me as Roy (2nd owner) was out of town and could only leave the car in the driveway for the day!
A couple small minor changes to the coupe ought to be noted. The front mudflaps, some pinstriping on the rear valance and the wheels and mudflaps I think, and of course, OEM cruise. The rest is pretty much exactly how it came from MB, and in that other thread Mike posted pictures of the car being customized in Germany at the Brabus factory.
Eddy has an Alcantara steering wheel which would be super cool to get onto the car, but you'd have to try to make a deal!
Thanks again, guys. I ordered a new intercooler yesterday ... paid $400 but the thing got here today so I guess that's worth something. I'll pull of the EGR and clean it as well. The hoses going into and out of it look pretty gucky on the insides. Yes, that other line starting at the oil filler cap and heading under the driver's seat provides vacuum for power brakes, I've been told. So I'm guessing all the oil is just spraying from the intercooler and covering that hose which isn't actually leaking. So that's good. Now to finish this job and PRAY that we aren't fumigating the neighborhood when I start this thing up again...