Automotive Addicts V8 pt. III: Crossovers are Heretic Filth
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I honestly just really like the soundtrack to the godfather.
To answer Crash from the previous thread, it's the 2.7T v6 yeah, C5 range.
Time to stick my foot in the door by posting up a dysfunctional door I found in the workshop the other day
Apparently these shitboxes we train on are from ex-police auctions, so everybody now is scared shitless that they might find, I dunno, half a tonne of ammo boxes or some crap.
I mean we found a dead spider in this fiesta, so I guess it's a start.
(Mate who bought this told me that he got it for about 80 quid, I'm not to judge)
Also a guy with a lowered mercedes managed to wedge himself on one of the ramps the other day, ended up turning the entire garage into a fumigation pit. That was cool, if not stupendously deadly.
I'm currently looking at Toyota Yaris Mk1s from early 2000s ish as a first car to get my teeth into, preferably a T-spirit one, around a 1.3. The family astra we have is an absolute pile of garbage now, none of the bulbs work anymore and it has some sort of fetish to running on 3 cylinders, no matter how often I fix it. I'll keep things updated on my end but at the moment, not a whole great good me not being able to drive.
Meanwhile, the rest of my family are all ditching family cars for two seaters. My step-father is planning to acquire an F-type in a couple of months, which I can't wait not to be in.
Also hi, I don't think I've ever been to an automotive addicts thread before.
No worries fam, welcome to the club!
Also I just got back from taking the Audi to an auto body shop for a quote on my roof paint. Fucking about $800 they think to fix the paint crack because it goes deeper than just the paint and will need body filler.
So uhh, looks like I'm buying some bondo, ordering some auto paint kit and learning to do it my self.
Went treasure hunting. I think it's a dual diaphragm but if it isn't it's sure as shit still better than the nothing the truck shipped with in 1948
ah yeah, the old B5 RS4s had the same engines, they loved to just spit rods out or throw check engines when hammering it on cold engines, i'd suggest to keep watching if it happens again, if it does it might be the O2 sensor going bad
That's what I was afraid of. I haven't gone in to find the O2 sensor but from what I gather it's one of the worst sensors to swap.
yeah they are but once they're swapped you should be good for the rest of the cars life, unless it decides to kill a turbo but im assuming you run stock tune and everything so that shouldnt happen
Fair enough and yeah I'm running stock for my wallet's sake. Car only really needs to survive another year. If it does that I'll either have to do my front suspension since that's all stock still or I'll be selling it. Probably selling it tbh.
modified all this junk to play nice. Now the dull but really serious stuff can start
Spent last night de-studding four premium goodyear winter tires. Good times.
To reduce road noise. Not mine though, was doing it for someone else. I sure would've kept 'em in.
Was it not more practical to just get regular tires?
They were free
Dilemma for you mechanics:
Foot slid off clutch when reversing and stalled the car.
Car is starting but it seems to struggle turning over and makes a horrible noise until I give a bit of gas to which it then sounds like a coil plug has went and misfiring. Also when it sits at idle there is this horrible rattling noise.
Oil temp sensor seems to not register the temp until I had driven further down the road.
Welp. Very likely picking this up this weekend. Anyone have tips on cleaning crud out of a fuel tank?
To clean out the ~3 year old gas in my 280ZX I hand pumped everything I could through an inspection port in the tank, refilled it, then took the hose coming out of the fuel pump and cranked it until all the old stuff was out of the line. If your tank doesn't have an inspection port you could remove the filler neck and go in through there.
I buffed my Miata today. Single stage paint sucks.
I'm not sure if it's ok to post this but i stumbled upon an abandoned Mk3 Polo, no plates and all. The Driver's door was unlocked, the key was inside and it works. I didn't drive it, though. I didn't want to cause any trouble.
So i was wondering, if i had a driver's license, is it ok (or at least possible) to own one? And how complicated can it be?
I guess owning an MK3 Polo is just as possible as owning other cars. Go buy one, drive it around, fix it sometimes and then sell it.
What is that question even supposed to be? There are a few of them over here for <1k€. I'd rather get an MK4 though. Or a Golf.
Thanks but I was asking if it's legal to claim an abandoned car as your own.
That'd be a question for the DMV or the equivilant
was probably just a stolen joyrided car or something. Around here you have salvage titles, where the title lapses after 5 years, and when a car is re-applied it goes for inspection etc, and the last previous owner is contacted to make sure that the car wasn't stolen at any point. So it's not as easy as "finders keepers"
depends on local laws. ask your local dmv or equivalent about claiming abandoned vehicles
You've got way more restraint than me.. I'd take it for a derby in a local field
I did some googling and apparently there isn't a legal route for claiming abandoned vehicles in Spain. all you can do is report it, they'll check and see that it's not stolen, and tow it off.
you'd think a stolen car would be fucking trashed though, not neatly parked in a spot.
nah, you want to keep eyes off it as long as it takes for you to vacate the area.
besides that, some people don't just destroy things for the hell of it
1960 Saratoga Chrysler
I NEED IT
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