It’s been a while since I have done some major work to the car. Since the transmission and clutch rebuild, I have really just been doing maintenance on the car here and there. Now, however, I am back at it with a brake upgrade. The car was getting to its end on the brake pads, and the rotors were the same one from the factory and had seen better days. The front one had been fused to the axle
Remind me to never use security locks for my wheels ever again. Lost the key about a month ago, and haven’t found it. Now I either need to give up $15 to get a new key, or do the alternative and hammer a socket on there and remove it. Now I can’t install my new brake lines until I get these suckers off, and I’ll be completely screwed if I get a flat. #rant
My first car, a Datsun 280zx, was a one sided and abusive short-lived love affair, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’ve been infatuated with motoring conveyances for as long as I can remember. As a young kid it was toy cars, which quickly turned into magazines and tv shows, and then forums until I had a car to call my own at the age of 15. I started working as a caddy at
You've washed waxed and clay barred your ride down to show car standards. To the point where the paint looks wet constantly. You park it in a secure area only to come back 3 hours later to see that someone has decided to kick your front fender in and smear mud with rocks in it down the side of your car. #rant #IWannaFindYouInADarkAlley
I got a message yesterday afternoon from Doug, my tuner at DBW Motorsports. Compression Numbers: Cylinder 1- 135 PSI Cylinder 2- 132 PSI Cylinder 3- 136 PSI Cylinder 4- 70 PSI It hurts me to write this. Looks like Sammie will be down again for a complete overhaul starting next Thursday..... damn it. #rant #sammiethesti
Some guy just tried to spit on my car on the highway because he didn’t merge correctly when we got on the highway. He was supposed to merge with me in the first place, he was running me off the road 😂😂😂 #intro #mazda #rant #speed3 #carporn #advice
My boyfriend ordered a downpipe through ZZ Performance and when it came in the mail it was the completely wrong one, not even for the make or model of his car. Called them and explained the situation and they told us their website has a few glitches that because they were out of stock it automatically sent us something else. i would suggest going through them if you’re expecting what you ordered or if you’re expecting helpful people. #review
Well I need to come up with $1300 to cover an accessport and dynotune. I was initially told I wouldn’t need a dyno tune and now here we are. Unfortunately I’ll lose my parts warranty, but I can’t afford to be going back and forth to the shop every week because they keep making mistakes. Evap system needs to be fixed too since half of it is Japanese and the other half is USDM. This is what happens when
Im no stranger to shit talking when it comes to my car. Hell I talk more shit about it than anyone else and shit talking is okay to a degree but there’s a certain point where it becomes annoying and flat out disrespectful. Im seeing a lot of kids my age (19-21) belittling other people’s cars despite the fact that the car they drive was bought, built, and maintained for them and then just given to them.
Well here we are again, another episode of dealership WTF moments. This guy comes in with a complaint of poor fuel range, he tells us he only got 145 miles out of a whole 17 gallon tank. My first though was to check the mpg display, and it read “9.5 ave”. I know from experience that the display goes down to about 5.0 under WOT, and every minute you sit and idle the average mpg drops. I read the data
I’m starting to like the Chicago car scene less and less the more I get to know it. Filled with a bunch of useless attention seeking shit talkers and constant grandstanding. I know this isn’t just tied to Chicago and I know not everyone in the car community is like this. I’m never one to blame the entirety of any group for a few bad eggs, but the more meets I go to... the more people like this I
I cleaned her off and wrapped her up, and this is how she’ll stay for the next week or so. I’m looking forward to the vacation, but I’ll be missing my Blueberry. We’re heading over to Louisiana to visit family, anyone else going on any fun vacations this summer?
Just dropped the rover off at the mechanics after my neighbor backed into it I was driving down I-35 and the truck dinged at me saying engine failsafe program telling me that I can’t go faster then 40 and rpms low looks like when he backed into it may have damaged the engine
So, yesterday I was outside working the drive thru in the morning. At first it seemed like a coincidence... at least 5 challengers pulled through at different times. They just kept coming during my few hours outside, and I counted around 10! Never before have I seen such a thing. I snapped a quick picture of two of them side by side to remember the moment. It was quite the car show that day.