I had to do some last minute repairs to my car for the state inspection and a sway bar link was one of them. I didn't have the time to order online so I went to the local parts store. Of course, all they had in stock was the expensive option so I got it anyway. When I went to install it though, my mind was blown.
I decided it was high time to take care of some issues that had been plaguing my Focus for a few years. My carpets were a stained mess with lots of coffee that had been absorbed over the years and my plastic trim was very dried out and gray.Carpet before cleaning
I heard the unmistakable rumble of a Subaru boxer engine along with some loud music outside my house the other day. I peeked out the window to find 6 BRZ's parked out front and decided I had to snap a picture. A few seconds later they all took off. I believe they were on the way to a car show but I don't know for sure. Awesome sight that definitely brightened my day.
Took a trip to my parents cabin in Huntingdon Pennsylvania for the weekend and drove something a little different.Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. 4x4. Great for tearing up the trails and gravel roads. I was used to my Trail Boss 250 so this thing packed a punch in performance. Bonus fun was this being the first drifting I did with 4wd engaged.
I'm so excited to hook this up and start messing around with tuning. I think I'll buy a spare ECU first and start loading "pre-made" tunes on to it just to get a feel for the process and then I'll start working from there.
After almost 10 years it was finally time for me to part ways with the wagon. It had just been sitting in the back of my dad's garage for the past 6 years or so and he wanted his space back. I hadn't touched it to work on in at least 8 years. It went to a Willys/Jeep enthusiast who really wasn't sure on what he was actually going to do to it but had quite a few good ideas.
For the first time in MONTHS I finally have the BMW all back together and sitting on it's own tires. Suspension is all fixed. Now, I just need to fix the body work and get a new battery. I can't wait to start driving it again.
Tried to finish my turbo install yesterday but the weather was not cooperating. It's in and all connections are made, I even got it to make mad turbo noises. Just need to fix a small leak, attach some shields and if I have time I'll modify and install the 3" downpipe I bought to go with it. I can't wait to see how much punch this has compared to the stock T28.
Trying to find out why my Saab was smoking and using tons of oil. I was just buttoning up fixing a couple seals when I decided to pull the inlet pipe off of my stock turbo (Garrett T25) and see this:There was a couple thousandths of an inch play radially and over 1/8" play side to side. Along with that were marks that the impeller was hitting the housing. Good thing I already have a line on a TD04HL-15T to upgrade to locally. I'm looking forward to more boost.
Taking these pieces home last night felt like a huge victory. I had been looking since September for a partout that was close to me and wasn't charging astronomical prices. After a random Facebook marketplace search about a week ago I found a guy parting a 3231 the same year as my 328i. It took almost 2.5 hours just to cut out the rear quarter panel (as well as about 5 cut off wheels). I also grabbed the door and a power steering pump off it. I may end up going back for more stuff.
Went out to the local big box hardware store and picked up some painting supplies. 2 cans of self etching primer, 3 cans of semi-gloss black, a can of semi-gloss purple, and 2 cans of satin clear.The "final" scheme is to strip the wheels completely, prime them, put a few coats of the black over everything but the lip, paint the lips with the purple and coat it all with satin finish clear coat. This of course may change if my wife likes how the gloss looks before clear (my preferred choice) or if I can find some Rustoleum color shifting paint cheaper than AutoZone has it ($22 a can).