Hey oppos, I wrote up an ad for our Passat Wagon, I was going to put it on a few VW forums and such. Let me know if this is just too much info, or just right. (and if you are interested in the car it will be available in a couple weeks - this isn’t meant to be a FS post if those things aren’t allowed). I’m just…
I’m sitting here like “why?”
So a relative’s and one of the cars I maintain has a mechanical engine problem. I’ve had the flu all weekend so haven’t been able to tear the engine down but it is most certainly a mechanical issue, ie bent valve etc. The problem? The issue happened while being valet parked. She drove a friend to a doctor’s…
Holy moly, I did it! I’ve had my Volt for 5 years and it’s officially paid for. Thanks GM for your 0% interest offer! Now we can go a few months with no payments! (of course, my wife’s car now needs a rear main seal, but oh well.)
Totally different than the other it fits post... but it’s fun to see what fits in my little car! Today I stuffed my new 55” TV in the back of my Volt. I had to remove the knobs to hook the cargo net onto to fit it in!
Curious, today I’m suddenly getting a crapload of “so and so liked your vehicle”, wondering if anyone else is getting bombarded with notifications. Maybe they just started advertising someplace new. Honestly, I almost forgot I had things set up on that site. Suddenly it’s a thing again?
Well it’s midnight, I’m exhausted, not a single pic was taken, but problem solved! My brother called me at about 4:00 and told me his heater core just started puking coolant all over his car. Between gathering us all in one place and finding a heater core, then replacing it I’m pretty glad to see him roll out at…
I’ve been working on cars for over 25 years. 10 of those I spent my day job at an industrial machine shop, 10 of those I worked at an auto parts store... this past weekend I was prepping my trailer for a new wiring harness. How is it that this is the first time I’ve ever used one of these magic drill bits?
This crazy yellow volvo was making a racket in front of my house this morning. Turbo AWD, 6x6... not sure the model number.
Here’s the beginning:
It begins... got a 6-pack of rust reformer and another of flat black. New suspension bits, tires and fenders, this will be a multi-day project! Rust reformer wants 24 hours to try before spraying over.
Mine is Rain-X. Before a road trip I do all the normal things, top off oil, check tire pressure including the spare, hide a few tools in the tire well for emergencies etc. But the most important thing I do is clean all of the glass, and Rain-X ALL of the exterior windows, even the mirrors.
So what is Oppo buying from Amazon for your car(s) today? Anything good in the Prime day sale that’s Oppo-worthy?
My first ‘real’ welding job that wasn’t holding body panels together- new exhaust pipes to old!
“My car makes this wooshing noise...”
So, to start the day - our plans to get to Hartford CT the night before fell apart, so I got up at 3:30 to pick up my brother near Worcester and still get to the start by 8 ish. (no issues, we arrived at 7:30 or so).
Back home safe and tired. Want to post all my thoughts but way too tired. Summary: had an awesome, awesome day.
Mascot asking why we haven’t left yet?!
My amazingly awesome video about how to free up a stuck VW parking brake has gone viral! almost 3,500 views! Wow!
So I’m looking for new summer tires. My criteria: Grippy on paved corners, good in wet. My previous tires were MPSS (got them used) and they were just so much fun.