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I've had to replace my transmission fluid for a thousand miles now :v:
Well, tomorrow a guy is going to bring up an EG sedan on some green Rotas for me to look at. Supposed to be mostly stock, he's interested in a trade but I have to do cash on top of it if I do. He really likes the CRX so he'll probably try to work a deal with me. Not my favorite body style but power windows/locks/steering while rated 41mpg highway and still manual... I'm game.
[QUOTE=Soldier32;34120081]So many people are telling me not to get a bmw(e46) so i've been looking at a lexus is300 i've heard they have great potential for modding and i've found one that looks pretty interesting. Idk, how they are maintenance wise against bmw. Could someone provide some insight?[/QUOTE] It's Japanese, and better yet. Toyota. It's going to be super reliable.
[QUOTE=Soldier32;34120081]So many people are telling me not to get a bmw(e46) so i've been looking at a lexus is300 i've heard they have great potential for modding and i've found one that looks pretty interesting. Idk, how they are maintenance wise against bmw. Could someone provide some insight?[/QUOTE] is300 is a great car plus [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKXZT70gwNg[/media]
I JUST PASSED MY DRIVING TEST!!!!!! 1st ATTEMPT AND 1 MINOR!!!!!!!!!!!
[QUOTE=BldrGyMnGy;34114582]here are my monies shit - 120 insurance (family thing through Mercury) - 30 Disneyland Delux Pass (I go almost 2 times a week, I grew up there, it reminds me of YE GOOD OLD DAYS) - 60 phone bill - No rent, 18 living with parents - 13 gallon gas tank, running EXTREMELY rich because of my carb (still haven't installed my weber), driving back and forth to work is about 30 a week. + 450 paycheck every 2 weeks - 10 for spotify premium (no iPod) that's all I remember at the moment.[/QUOTE] Late on these but my monthly expenses take the piss a bit. + ~£1350 Income Loan from years ago when I wrote first car off - £150 Rent - £200 Car Insurance - £100 Fuel - £175 Phone - £45 Gym - £30 Lottery - £20 Planetside subscription - £10 Total - £730, that's excluding added expenses. Car has been costing me recently with MOT, service, insurance and tax all due on consecutive months. Have quite an expensive social life too so not really saving as much money as I'd like to at the minute.
I have fallen in love with the new 2012 mazda 3 I have recently become owner of. It's fucking nice.
You have a 20gbp a month lottery budget? :v:
fuck yeah, found an insurance company which will allow me to insurance a corrado G60 for only 12500kr that only 3000 more than what i give for my passat... FUCK YEAH 2012 HERE WE GO!
Okay, update on waxing the windscreen. It DOES leave a very smooth, Rain-X like finish, however, after using the wipers a bit, it will rub off the wax, leaving rather unsightly lines. It actually makes the streaks worse when seen at night under a street light.
Soo I've come to and end, might save a bit more money and while doing my top swap, also put in 1.9 Ratio Rockers with #90 valve springs. It raises the total expenses of the job to nearly 1700$ though. Maybe a Camshaft instead of 1.9 rockers, seems like it would be better with the high compression block as I've been told. So a VS Camshaft. Edit: Just realized that with the camshaft, it'll allow me to drop to a much lower pulley soon enough, already going to be Supercharged on a High compression block, with 3.29 gearing, Cammed, Colder Tstat and plugs, all new gaskets, tuned. Next thing to do will be complete stage 2, with a 3" downpipe & 3.4" pulley. But then I'll need to get a better tranny :v:
[QUOTE=Second-gear-of-mgear;34125598]It's Japanese, and better yet. Toyota. It's going to be super reliable.[/QUOTE] Yeah that's what I heard but the only one I found is an ugly bright yellow so i might just get s chevy cobalt coupe ss
Those explode randomly. Looks similar to this: [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/q7KDV.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Second-gear-of-mgear;34128364]You have a 20gbp a month lottery budget? :v:[/QUOTE] 5 tickets a week and I still never fucking win. Every time I go to cancel it I think "Nah, maybe I'll win next week"... I cry-wank myself to sleep over it every night. One day I'll win, one day.
If it helps you any, I'm not able to graduate because of a mishap at my school. They put me in three classes, I needed four. Fuck it, I'll just get my GED and go be a cop. 35 to 60k isn't bad at all.
[QUOTE=sam.clarke;34132767]5 tickets a week and I still never fucking win. Every time I go to cancel it I think "Nah, maybe I'll win next week"... I cry-wank myself to sleep over it every night. One day I'll win, one day.[/QUOTE] Don't laugh at me, but you want to try the [URL="http://www.49s.co.uk/49s/49sLatestnumbers/tabid/62/Default.aspx"]49s[/URL]. You can win serious money 10x easier than our one.
I REALLY should change the oil in my diesel picasso. It was last done when I bought it.... 11k miles ago. I've been a terrible owner (Not really, I check fluids, pressures, tread and bulbs pretty much every week) :v:. Oil looks and feels fine from the dipstick though and the engine sounds sweet as a nut, but obviously way past due. I need to find out what was put in it last, too. Our van ran with near to no oil for a few months, The oil warning lamp was faulty. Cylinders are probably oval shaped now.
[QUOTE=Chuushajou;34133078]Don't laugh at me, but you want to try the [URL="http://www.49s.co.uk/49s/49sLatestnumbers/tabid/62/Default.aspx"]49s[/URL]. You can win serious money 10x easier than our one.[/QUOTE] Not laughing at all, seems to be a good idea. I've recently taken up accumulator bets on the football, that's easy money. Won £145 for £3 down this weekend on the FA after correctly predicting 7 games. I'm not a gambling addict, I promise :v:
[QUOTE=Second-gear-of-mgear;34131256]Those explode randomly. Looks similar to this: [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/q7KDV.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] They do? I can't find much info about them exploding on google. I think the only one I saw was saying if you mod it past 280 torque or something.
dont get a slowbalt Join the glorious 1998/99 3100 v6 powered GM rally fwd rally car race with me and super noodle
I am looking for a car for my brother (and soon me) to learn to drive in, and I found this for about $3k [img]http://213.132.112.104/images_full/15/1584813822.jpg[/img] It's a Volvo 945 Classic from -98 with rust free exhaust, really nice half-leather interior, white turning signals, m90 tranny (manual) etc. 6 owners, tow ball, 134 hp What do you think?
Damn winter [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVnCWLcUZhU[/url]
[QUOTE=Soldier32;34133781]They do? I can't find much info about them exploding on google. I think the only one I saw was saying if you mod it past 280 torque or something.[/QUOTE] It was a joke, I had that picture open in another tab and decided to post it creatively.
[QUOTE=WolvesSoulZ;34133904]Damn winter [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVnCWLcUZhU[/url][/QUOTE] Thin oil making lifters clack?
That's what I've been told as of now. A few seconds before the video, before we drop wd40 on the A/C pulley that unused A/C made a funky pulley squeak. But now the noise's gone. I really hated starting my car today. Copy paste of a post on the gpf I did [QUOTE]So, today when starting my car, after three days of not using it, where the temps have been between -15C and -25C. Strange noise was being made by the engines, this lasted for several minutes before going silent again, to the normal operating noise. At first, there was a squeaky A/C pulley making noise and this, then we threw some oil on the A/C pulley, it was good after, by the noise, remained : This one Strange 3800 N/A noise. - YouTube It's not really the first time it does it, but it's the first time I notice it that it last like this. And this is also the first time where I start it up, go out and begin cleaning the snow out of it, and then bam, the engine dies, start it up, bam dies again, then start it up, rev it a bit, keep it at 2000 rpm, call it good, go out, wait a few secs, it dies. We kept it reved a few minutes, heavy black smoke was coming out of the mufflers for a few seconds. Then after a bunch of work, it seemed to be good, only leaving this noise. I hooked my scanner and saw the Mass air flow sensor code, I sadly didn't keep it in note, and erased it to see if it would re-appear. It was the code about MAF not being responsive for 2 seconds or more. I got myself some fuel-line anti-freeze. Trying it out. And also, the car starts good now and doesn't make the sound very much audible like that. It also drives just like it normally does, no overheat, no bad thing, no SES light.[/QUOTE]
Shit yeah. In 10 days my friend gets his license and then we slowly destroy his 93 convertible v6 mustang. Also plan on driving around in blizzard conditions not giving any fucks with the top down
[QUOTE=Concur;34134071]Shit yeah. In 10 days my friend gets his license and then we slowly destroy his 93 convertible v6 mustang. Also plan on driving around in blizzard conditions not giving any fucks with the top down[/QUOTE] Ah we wanted to do that with the 99 sunfire convertible my dad had, but then it was totalled in our own driveway by a drunk driver who somewhat jumped over the curb, made the car fly for 10 feet, do a 180" turn, miss my car by 1 foot, damage the front yard, and yeah. I remember my dad calling me like "You nearly lost your car." and I was like "What?" and the he was like "Yeah, my car got totaled in the driveway, it's now facing the front door." At least he got 3500$ from the insurance :v: At least now he has a BMW 540i
oh dear god driving a convertible in Canada tier blizzard normal winter day there is a blizzard here ;_;
The last blizzard I was in, was on the highway, can't see shit and the car wants to follow the heavy wind :v:
Last year was absolute shit but currently we have been having the best weather since as long as I can remember. This is near Edmonton, Alberta and its been +5-+11 for 2 months with a couple shit days.
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