Reaquainted

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Reaquainted

Postby finetrond » Sun May 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Hello.

Had an accident in my car, so i got to loan my old R for a week. Having a more powerful car makes it seem as it needs some more power. Reading up on stage 2+ bits.
Seen some new stuff since last. Turbo muffler, is that a EA888 thing or is it for EA113 also?
A chav BOV is right up my alley too,
The car needs a serious clean, surface rust on the wheels, brown on interior parts that does not get clean by a simple wipe down at the car wash.
Headlights have a lot of surface micro cracks all over and some thru cracks in corner.
Changing the lenses seems like a difficult task, but that would allow me to paint the "chrome" rings . Aftermarket headlight assembly cost a bit, but would give a new look if selecting something different. Alas it is not my car anymore

If I could get it back I would, having it as a second car would allow some upgrades that I wanted to do before. I got a deal before you see. "No mods, and you can buy a new car that you want"
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Re: Reaquainted

Postby finetrond » Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 am

So last day with the R this time.
Still a great drive, still a looker.
Everybody driving bigger cars here always think its just another small car for poor people that can afford the entry level SUV they are driving. So I feel obliged to leave them in the rear view mirror.

I wish the manual shift using the stick was the other way, pull back for up shift, and it was lighter with a more tactile feeling. With a little "click" at the end of movement.
Oh and the suspension is, how do you say, unforgiving. Well on uneven surface as it is for a bit of the drive to work. Back roads on the way home today???
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Re: Reaquainted

Postby finetrond » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:18 pm

So the rear muffler on the "el Camino" crapped out. Or rather the right exhaust valve. I got to borrow the R again. It is still a fun car, get it on boost and rev it out. I'll keep it over the weekend until the spares make their way here. So in the weekend a good clean on the plan. I've started to enjoy getting the car clean, so I can hate on Monday rain just a little bit more.
Still have to take the next step into compounding and polishing. The R will be the test bed for that adventure when it starts.

And yes, since my last drive in May the car has gotten NO love. Sat outside, bird poo and industrial fall out, inside the dash has a layer yellow crud on it. Dafuk, $2 for a clean. 20mins to sit a play solitaire. Guess we are all put together differently.
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Re: Reaquainted

Postby finetrond » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:36 am

The R is back home. Send\t it to a local paint shop to have the worst stone chips and scratches painted. 1600 wingwangs to get it done. Now that is not a lot on money. It wasn't done too bad either considering the price. Not great, but good enough for an old beater.
Ordered up a set of black badges, flat black. and some blue aluminium extended gear paddles. Badges went on easy enough, but the gear paddles. Lord and behold, they ain't the same on the old R and the facelift. Not even close. So i needs to find the right kind and return these to the seller. I was looking forward to getting then on.

104k Km on the odometer. due to change the timing belt. What else would be good to do to it while it is at the garage?
The front suspension has a noise over bumps, broken pigtail on the spring?
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