Have a day off so got a couple jobs done that were overdue. It’s been down on power and lumpy at idle. The spark plugs were 65k miles old and well overdue replacement. I also decided to clean the throttle. The top photo shows some of the deposits on the throttle, this was after I started cleaning.
Finally getting to see Flight of the Conchords at their first UK tour in 7 years. Managed to be quick and get tickets before they sold out, now the wait until March next year for the gig...
Pictures show the difference between the new Renault Wind alloys and the poverty caps. They had to come back off because they rub the struts, 20mm spacers are on order. They’ll be a huge improvement though.
Have my most recent purchases.
The draft begins in about 15 minutes. I’m prepared. I have cake and I’m wearing a Chad Johnson Bengals jersey I got in a charity shop 5 years ago. Yes it’s so old it’s pre Ochocinco. Also I’m not even a Bengals fan.
I have decided to commit to keeping the Twingo at least another year. I’ve been toying with replacing it for a while, but I’m too attached. So with that, I’m doing some handling mods.
Just sold my E36. Managed to sell it for only £30 less than I paid over a year and 7000 miles ago which isn’t bad. I was quite attached to the car though. Had some fun driving it on Hartside Pass trying to keep up with Schaefft in his Lincoln Mk8 and 4muddyfeet in his Octavia VRS.
Bale of rat bedding transported easily. I also got almost 80mpg out of the last tank. Riding is the best.
I’m going to miss this car, but unfortunately it’s time. The running costs are just too high to justify it.
Here in the UK, not sure if it occurs elsewhere too, insurers are forcing people to install black boxes that monitor their driving. For some they even impose curfews and tiny mileage limits. It’s expected they’ll become required to even be insured in the near future.
Like almost everyone here, I’m constantly flirting with the idea of a new car. Well yesterday work loaned me a top spec Fiesta Ecoboost 100hp for the day. I loved it other than the brakes being shot (4 years of abuse as a company vehicle will do that). But the engine was incredibly smooth for a 1l turbo and handling…
RIP Chester Bennington.
Looks like an old tyre with all that surface cracking between the treads right? This tyre is barely over a year old. I went for the £33 “economy” option after a puncture and received a “Nereus Sailfish.” Surprisingly it actually grips better than the continental I had on before but those were low roll resistance eco…
She’s the best.
Baby Driver is freaking amazing, go see it now if you haven’t. I may have got too hyped up and left some Twingo sized skid marks in the car park near the cinema.
Since when was Doug Dedouchebag in an episode of Jay Lenos Garage? How did I not hear about this?
After a tank flush and two carb rebuilds I’ve finally ridden her again. Still needs tuning at idle but otherwise it runs great. May consider having a pro look at the carb tuning since it’s not a strength of mine.
Did anyone notice this in the Camaro episode in the last season? Drives me crazy. They gave Mike Brewer a little bit of practical stuff to do and all it showed is that Ed does this stuff himself for a reason...
Cleaned my carb out and the bike still ran like shit. Turns out that the fuel was bad and it had a lot of water in it. No wonder the idle was all over the place. I was hoping it was just a bit gummed up in the bottom of the tank and a few runs out and maybe another carb clean would sort it.
Rebuilt my bike’s carb and had to remove the fuel screw to do so since every passage was gummed up with bad fuel. Now I’ve got it to idle and it’ll rev up fine, but it dies when it drops to idle after being at rpm. What could potentially cause this?