Car appreciation... the aesthetics, the engineering, etc

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  • He might have a lambo but his real name is Brian

  • ... and he lives with his mum.

    Seriously though, why? I mean I know a lot of young people need to live with their folks but when you're making $250k a month or whatever he makes?

  • Laundry isn’t going to do itself.

  • Tell me more about this greasing. Can I do it myself?

    Well, now.

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    I've no idea. I never do any car tinkering.

  • i wonder if that would make getting a bike in there difficult, I need to try.

    Not very IME but do go ahead and try.

  • It just makes no sense to me, but then I am quite logo adverse generally

  • Always liked the look of these but after 1hr 28 mins of this I'm pretty sure I'll never buy one. Great vid though.

    https://youtu.be/bRs-4AXb9_U

  • Ha, was going to post that last week. Fair conclusion.

  • Did they actively spray salt water on it before painting at the factory? The thing is rotted through everywhere!

  • PDR guy is a total nutcase, he travels the world fixing hail damage for insurers... He summers in Tornado Alley, told me some great stories...

    Long story short, he found soooo many dents, doing the whole lot for $550... Quids in...

  • Very cool. Can you do a before/after?

  • Yeah, I'll try... Really big one (not actually that big) on the driver's side door, he said he'd only be able to get that to 95% but the rest are easy, there's only one that's gone through the paint and that one's tiny... Loads of hail damage on the hatch but not anywhere else, weird...

    First place I went to told me the big one needed to be filled and painted... Let's see how we go, this guy might be totally shit!

  • There's a gap in the market.

  • I had quite a few pages to catch, came across your comment with the Rennsport 911 wtf loved the attitude of the guy! driving like he stole it ha ha ha

  • Agreed. Nice to see a guy driving them like he always has, regardless of how 911's have rocketed in price.

  • Exactly! And I understand all the purist thing and everything, for example some of the complete modifications that alter a car and send it miles away from how it was when it went out of the factory, with total nonsense on performances and some technical aspects etc. But I am beginning to lean towards agreement with his mindset of if you will build something, you should build it as you want it and not how others tell you to.
    Moreover, they are doing it with considerations to how it was done then (with the example of rear suspension setup), so it keeps the Porsche vibe.
    I believe the fact that if there is a problem he can bring his car directly to its shop to fix it so it does help to not feel any culpability driving the car, but I must say he seem to drive like regardless of the value of the car (and push it a bit beyond limits haha) which is great.

  • Run the fuck away from a 00's allroad, the v6 TDI was an utter dog of an engine, never worked right from new, rest of them look nice but just don't do it to yourself. 5 series that year much more reliable at this age now.
    Alfa 1.9 mjtd are fine, hate the gearbox cables, make it feel like a toy car
    mk5 gti I like but they rust bad, early mk6 is better in every way apart from looks IMO
    e220 cdi are solid enough, check injectors for black death, check it charges and starts OK in all environments. Suspension creaks and groans at the back even when should be perfect lol
    Careful with subaru diesels, I think its 200x to 2011 that they had bad crank shaft issues (like snapping in half), check very carefully, seen some dealers pick them and legacy diesels up cheap because they are about to imminently implode, then sell them for strong 'a revised engine' price, even though the defo are not.

    Can't beat a honda Jazz!

  • New favourite detail channel, probably been mentioned before:

    https://youtu.be/FPLMPILlZTg

    "Eeht's disgostin'. Puere felth."

  • Has anyone replaced their dual-mass flywheel with a single-mass? Did you notice much difference?
    My dmf is definitely on it's way out :(

    edit - Actually, after reading up, it sounds like a bad idea.

  • Some gearboxes /drivelines can take it and its only gonna mildy yank between gears and idle a bit more agriculturally, others cannot take it and it will accelerate the wear in your driveline above what it would with the correct DMF in it.
    Get a DMF if you can afford it, get quality, LUK etc

    My car they use a DMF but they dismember themselves with only a little over stock torque, mines quite a bit more and hoping for even more this year, so SMF or a DMF from an old audi v8 are the only options (£££)

  • Go for the full fat 2.3 aero 265, more of a cruiser than absolute speed, soft suspension, ancient dynamics (came out in like 1997? and facelifted beyond hell). Have one in the family, not built as well as old school saabs, but still better than other GM stuff.
    Engine wise rarely ever go wrong, coil pack get the genuine saab one or go home, ALL others will just randomly misfire and half throw a code within weeks/months, experience of saabs for many years, don't skimp on coil pack cassette.
    Rear suspension has pretty crumby little bushs that go fairly often (likely more down to aftermarket parts not being that good). Budget spending a grand in the first year to take care of all the little things.
    Oh gearbox cables/linkage are very sloppy compared to 9-3 and 9-3SS, might not annoy you but the gearboxs suffer as you are on the brink of nearly money shifting it all the time.

  • Some gearboxes /drivelines can take it and its only gonna mildy yank between gears and idle a bit more agriculturally, others cannot take it and it will accelerate the wear in your driveline above what it would with the correct DMF in it.
    Get a DMF if you can afford it, get quality, LUK etc

    Cheers

    My car they use a DMF but they dismember themselves with only a little over stock torque, mines quite a bit more and hoping for even more this year, so SMF or a DMF from an old audi v8 are the only options (£££)

    That's another thing - I was looking at getting it remapped, but if that means the DMF won't be able to handle the increase in torque then I wont bother :/

  • Do valeo do a single mass conversion. for the vehicle?

    what vehicle?

  • If you got dual-mass to single-mass you'll need to go to a sprung clutch disc. Given that you are changing the clutch disc you can/should look at the clutch assembly to ensure that it's going to take the torque that your engine is going to apply to it.

    I'm doing exactly this - changing out the heavy dual mass for a very much lighter single mass, lightweight flywheel, whilst at the same time boosting the power by a non-trivial amount.

  • Some can and some can't. honda civic (space ship era) with the 2.2 diesel could barely handly themselves stock, a problem thats been fixed by parts suppliers in time but there is the odd old stock part lying around that will slip and misbehave.

    Forgot about sprung clutchs, diesels make very sharp impulse forces into the driveline, DMF and fancy clutchs alleviate this

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