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Old 05-04-2012, 07:58 AM   #255
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Originally Posted by miragesmack View Post
But you didn't beat my 41.5 MPG on 1.2 gallons!

So how you like the knobs? I like the new splatter better than the old one, and you still have great technique. Maybe that is your "specialty" in life.

Oh yeah, motor is coming along nicely. I painted that PS the exact same flat, love the Rustoleum high heat 2000 degree paint, last a lot longr than the shiny stuff.
Originally Posted by miragesmack View Post
Too bad it turns to 29 MPG by the end of the tank.
I was about to say I bet it was only at the beginning of the tank. lol I filled up at half tank. That was without interstate driving, my tires need more air, 100lbs or so of system, and 17 inch rims. I could probly hit 40 if I tried. I used the high temp paint as well.

Originally Posted by eagle_eye735 View Post
How did you fix it???????? My seat belt has never retracted correctly! HELP ME! lol please?

ohh and your car is looking good :)
Originally Posted by timboslice View Post
yeah mine gets stuck when it's retracted.. i'm guessing this is common for the zx3s? how'd you fix it man?
hanks eagle_eye! Alright well. All that means is somewhere along the line you or a previous owner took the back panels off. This might be hard to explain without pictures. You know the part of the seatbelt that slides up and down so you can aadjust it if you are shorter or taller? Well there is a prong that has to be stuck back in that. otherwise, just the piece of plastic itself moves but inside the belt is still at the same height, and the piece of slidey plastic just acts as a brake. ya dig? lol Originally, (I was tired of everyone complaining) I took the panel off and sprayed it all with wd40. Both sides worked great without the panel on. I put the panel back on and it didnt work! I eventually figuref it out. Oh and if you have a seatbelt cushion thing on your seatbelt it adds to the problem. Mine had one form my parents totaled wagon, but it was really heavy. After I fixed the seatbelt it still retracted, just slow. I went ahead and took them off and now it works great. Hope that helped!
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