"What's that burning coolant smell!? WHOAH that's a lot of smoke coming out of the hood..."  

...and that’s how errands went the other day. The upper radiator hose connection disintegrated spontaneously (brittle plastic) so it was time for a new aluminum radiator and some fancy red hoses. Installation this afternoon went smoothly, can’t wait to be back on the road. Nothing makes you appreciate driving a car…

Oppo Northeast Mini Meetup! Here's the refined Greenwich Concours d'Elegance "Plan:" Attend the Euro day on June 3rd, get lunch after.  

The new plan is that there isn’t a plan! Based on the responses to my previous post (which you can check out here for info re: the event itself) the smartest thing to do would be to play it by ear via Oppo posts, and only attend the European day (Sunday, June 3rd) because it was mind-blowing last time, whereas the…

DSM lovers: Who has 5K and a trailer!? This is probably a steal and has been up for just an hour, BUY BUY BUY!

Can you say “beautiful mess” or “track rat” and hate yourself so much that you’d enjoy working on this thing? These proto evos are super cool and this one has double the asking price of parts on it. Evo 8 suspension, rebuilt motor, the whole 9. You know this guy is the real deal because he wrote a full paragraph on…

The corner by my house has claimed yet another victim who shouldn't have a driver's license. 

It’s only been a month since the last time some idiot was speeding around this dangerous corner while crossing the median and smashed into someone. Here we go again... I heard a good 2 or 3 seconds of tire screech and then SMASH. This is a new one. I’ve never seen someone go so fast up this hill that they slid into…

Apparently, the WRX is a great ambassador. I had to take a couple new friends on a drive and they loved it. 

I rarely mention this crazy hobby when I first meet people. I don’t say much about cars and I drive like a grandpa. Introducing people to their first fast car is always fascinating though. I’m fascinated by different people’s reactions to the hobby. The things they notice, the things they don’t, and whether or not I…

Parking brake rebuild: 20 minutes. Getting this fucking clip in there: impossible... (edit: broke the clip.) 

Suggestions? This clip holds the cable in place. If you wrench you know exactly what’s going on here just by looking at it. The slots on both sides are identical and I’m afraid to push the clip hard with some pliers, so I haven’t been able to snap it in around that shiny recessed bit once the cable is inserted all the…

Accidents should add points to your license just like tickets if you are found to be at fault.

With suspension or even revocation of driving privileges on the table for repeat offenders. Consider this: my dad is 76 and has never been in an at fault accent because he’s a defensive driver. Yet I once met this girl in college who had totaled 6 cars. Why is she even allowed to be on the road at this point? The…

How would oppo approach this? (edit: going with the cold chisel suggestion). Thanks everyone! 

Its the very last bit of disassembly before I can slap the big brake kit on and hit the road after 2 months of this BS. The puller I bought didn’t work and I don’t want to destroy this with a pickle fork. My current thought is that I should hammer a sacrificial flatblade (or 2) in there and continue the regimen of…

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