Hi Oppo - it’s been a minute, and for that I apologize. Life sometimes gets in the way.
So I found out the 2014 Mini Cooper S I bought has a service contract that covers oil changes, all filters and even brake pads until June of 2020 or 100,000 miles. Sweet.
Replaced with this:
I’m pretty sure this adds at least 10 hp.
A few more goodies from the weekend. A couple of cars signed be the GTLM winning #911 team of Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Frederic Makowiecki and a second car signed by the #912 team of Laurens Vanthoor, Earl Bamber and Mathieu Jaminet. Yes, I realize the cars are GT3RSs and not RSRs. Beggars can’t be choosers.
So in addition to my son winning the tire signed by all the driver’s, I won a tour of the hot pits during the race courtesy of PCA.
Man, what a day. I may do a longer post(s) later, but I need time to decompress. I did want to get this out there. My son won this at the Continental Tire booth:
Presented without comment.
Did my second track day today at Road Atlanta. This time it was with Porsche Club of America (PCA).
Yesterday’s settlement with the SEC was a big win for Tesla and Elon Musk. By all rights he should have been banned for life. Anyone who doesn’t think that the government is now clearly in the bag for Tesla and Musk should read this tweet from none other than Newt Gingrich.
I’m going to put this out there. I absolutely hate Tesla. It’s not so much the product as the cult-like owners and the company itself.
As much as I’ve railed against these things, I suddenly want one.
No, not the kind my local PCA sponsors.
After all that work on the Enclave, my wife hit a deer.
I’m ready to set fire to this 944.
Theses are all vehicles being auctioned off by the local police department. They aren’t all confiscated, but most are.
A few weeks ago I posted that I was going to attempt to replace the three timing chains in my wife’s Enclave without actually following the proper directions.
I am in need of a cheap oscilloscope to read crankshaft sensor signals on the 944. Amazon and eBay have a couple of sub-$100 options. (Hantek 6022BE or SainSmart DSO202). I don’t want to go used and I’ll probably use this once in a blue moon once I solve my current problem. Anyone have any recommendations?
Replacing the timing chains on a Buick Enclave without removing the engine.
A few months ago, the wife hit a parked trailer and did the following: