I have a car problem and although I just checked out /o/ for the first time, there was nothing specific about whether asking dumb questions about auto repair was allowed or if you're just supposed to use the board to masturbate to amazing cars. I know nothing about cars but its pretty obvious some jackass popped the hood and ripped... something out. Even though I plan on making repairs myself, If this isn't a /diy/ thing, that's cool and sorry for wasting your time. Direct me to the right board and I'll annoy them. I can post more pics of... whatever is relevant.
Picture related. Its my '97 Toyota Tercel. AKA sex machine 9000
Hey buddy this is 4chan, I don't put it past anyone to say something like that and *mean* it.
Looks like they stole whatever passes for an ignition coil, and obviously some of the spark plug cables and maybe the plugs themselves. Go to a wrecking yard and compare, or just drop by the dealer and show them a picture, they'll be able to tell you what's missing.
you should install the heat shield friend.
exhausts need to run at a certain temperature in order to self clean and for the 02 sensor to function properly. by removing the heat shield you're exposing everything to more heat instead of keeping it in the exhaust. throttle cable, power steering reservoir, belts, water hoses.
Ignition coils. I just priced them out at $28 for the pair on Ebay...I have no idea what you're talking about. Coil packs burn out over time and have to be replaced. I would spring for the plugs and wires and give it the full tune up.
Do you live in a bad neighborhood? Crack-heads will steal spark plugs from motorcycles to get the white ceramic part. Apparently they smoke crack with that shit. Sucks for motorcycle owners.
If you are in an especially crappy part of town I could imagine they would look for the fugliest beater in the lot to vandalize (cause crackheads have morals/good taste in cars?)
>Oh wow you sure told him with that hot comment
As opposed to touting how knowledgeable you are (on something so painfully basic), yet threatening to withhold the knowledge because an obvious joke went over your head.
Everything about it is really cringe worthy. The worst part is you sitting here trying to defend it.