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Big day for my Kia, with pics.

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It had been neglected the last 3 months while my other cars took priority. It got to the point where it was embarrassing to drive with all the squeaks and blown downpipe gasket, and of course filthy dirty.
First step was to do the Downpipe gasket, I can do it from start to finish in 20 minutes roughly, new gasket and new nuts. I also did an oil change, I found the Mobil 1 Truck&SUV oil seems to take well to the abuse.
Second step was to swap out the squeaky rusted worn out whiteline endlinks. These have about 25k miles on them and are dead-dead. Im very disappointed with whit lines wear items I mean it’s a stock swaybar!, This time around I’m trying Spulen endlinks, The whiteline Springs and swaybar seem to be fine. Then I went for the exterior detail, a good scrub and a few hours trying to hand polish out piano black wheels is miserable, alcohol helps.. the car seems happy. I will test drive tomorrow. here’s a few pics.
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Do those front endlinks have a spot for a grease fitting in that hole in the end? Car looks great, I ran out of time to wash mine today.
Those endlinks look like the boots on the cheap Napa balljoints after 1 year.
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