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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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It's on!

Tahoe got 15" overnight and it's dumping right now, supposed to go all day. I'm going tomorrow. FINALLY!

Little epic. I realize 2 days ago that the WRX was past due the timing belt change, so I have it change it along with water pump and service belts. I get it back yesterday evening, and discover the Power steering is now making a horrible whining sound and shudders hard at the end of each turn in the parking lot and feels so hard. Not good. They must have screwed up something I think, regretting already the mechanic choice...Subaru dealers are much more expensive.

I go look on that magic thing that is Google and find a couple of posts with my exact problem also after a timing belt change. Turns out it's a $1 O-ring that when worn out lets air into the PS system generating that noise. I print the post and bring it to the mechanic this morning, he looks at it, keeps the car and one hour later I have my "beast" ready and tight, with the compliments of my mechanic for finding the problem. Right on!

Got gas, got power bars, got new screws for bindings..all systems go...waxing later. It's not going to be as the epic opening of last season...snow looks wet and heavy, but finally Tahoe is ON!

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Go get 'em tiger. It was 28 here all night and decided to rain. Thanks VA.

Glad to hear your timing belt job worked out. About halfway through reading I was screaming in my head that you have a small air leak in your PS somewhere, but was relived to find that the situation has already been handled.
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Im hitting alpine tomorrow, should be a pretty decent day then hoping kirkwood next weekend. This storm brought snow but not as much as i thought, still waiting for that big one!
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Go get 'em tiger. It was 28 here all night and decided to rain. Thanks VA.

Glad to hear your timing belt job worked out. About halfway through reading I was screaming in my head that you have a small air leak in your PS somewhere, but was relived to find that the situation has already been handled.
I freaked out BAD last night... thinking the car would not be ready for tomorrow. But the beast lives on. I thought about attempting the belt change myself...but if you screw it up it's major damage. Amazing Google...the mechanic was really surprised I actually got it right.

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I'm in Santa Barbara this weekend, of all places @kctahoe, those lift lines at Alpine look loooong (at least from what I could see this morning from the Alpine webcam). Great to have some real snow, though, finally!

Going next weekend. Have fun, guys.
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I'm in Santa Barbara this weekend, of all places @kctahoe, those lift lines at Alpine look loooong (at least from what I could see this morning from the Alpine webcam). Great to have some real snow, though, finally!

Going next weekend. Have fun, guys.
I havent checked any lift cams today but I'm hoping it won't be to bad tomorrow. I was up there yesterday with no lines but raining the whole time.
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Well if the first decent weekend ( snow-wise) for everybody...it's understandable. K-wood has less people in general, it's away from the main Tahoe route ( HW 80)
lines are shorter and traffic is less heavy too both ways. They said 15" and it's dumping like hell...should be good tomorrow...not smokey powder good , but good.
hmmm light lunch , beer and some serious board multi-layer waxing

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Tear that shit up man. Can't wait till march/April
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Tear that shit up man. Can't wait till march/April
Recover soon Bro....

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I'm waiting until Tues or Wed, too many sharks off trail! You'll have to ride the groomers with everyone else & his brothers..no thanks. Tahoeweatherdiscussion.com updated at 1pm. talks of two storms left for this cycle. one for Sunday and Monday, with a chance of scattered snow on Tuesday. should accumulate 2-3ft above 7k. If this keeps up, I'll be loving February fo sho!
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