94 F-150 Regular Cab / Long Bed. 179400 miles. New 5.0L engine at 112500 miles (so 66900 miles on the engine over 17 years). Engine-out service in 2013 at 163850 miles. Automatic. And that lovely 90s teal. Very clean inside and out. $2650.
After posting about my oily engine bay a couple weeks ago, I was informed by a few other Opponaughts that my 128i was suffering from a potentially fatal issue that affects all N52-engined BMWs. So I set about remedying that.
Been hearing what I believe is a bearing whine coming from the engine bay. Only notice it when the car is warmed up and I’m cruising at low speeds with the windows down or have it parked with the windows down. It increases in frequency directly related to engine speed.
2010 Volvo V50 T5 R-Design AWD. 6-speed stick. 133000 miles. One owner. Current maintenance. Asking price seems a little high at $9500, but there aren’t exactly many comparable cars listed on AutoTrader.
[Bump for the morning crowd.]
Good news: the hole I patched is still plugged. Bad news: there's a new hole.
Don’t look now, but that's three green car posts in a row…
The Miata finally tried to kill me:
But my basement won’t stop filling up with water. Which means stuff that normally hides in the basement is now taking up space on the ground level and I got none of the cleaning and set up done that I had planned yesterday.
This is his IS300 drift car. His last one was an RX-7. Not pictured, his Volvo 740 Turbo. We spent several hours talking about all our crazy build ideas. It was a blast to finally meet someone IRL who is as crazy about cars as I am.
In other news, I am officially a Miata (01 NB SE) owner as of about a month ago. Finally bought the rust bucket off my mom. Driven it a couple times, but the front end is so far gone that it feels entirely unsafe. So it’s been parked until things progress on the Locost front.
Which is also one of the few notable similarities in their interiors.
A 92 525i Touring showed up for cheap in my area. I’m tempted to pick it up, sort it out, sell the 1-series, and go back to being car payment-less. The example in question is an auto with 254K miles. At this point in time, I’m sure it needs lots of bushings replaced and I’d be tempted to manual swap it. What do you…
Everything else side, is it just me or are about 70% of these vents facing the wrong direction for where they’re placed on the hood?
Looking for some new shoes. Hoping maybe my fellow Opponaughts have some advice.
Tasty BMW forbidden fruit for your time.
After several years of fruitlessly looking for graphic design work, not one but two branding projects have pretty much fallen into my lap simultaneously. I am both ecstatic to have design work again and terrified that my years out of the field have left me ill prepared. Hopefully this is the beginning of something…