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Tastes Like Petrol

And then I was silly

So silly.

After selling the Skyline I was hanging out for something fun and exciting to drive. I decided something simple, like an Integra Type R would do it. So I went on the trademes and had a look around.

What i found, is what i should’ve ran far far away from. A DC2 Integra Type R, with a turbo. Now, this isnt my first rodeo, i have had a turbo ITR before and it was a great car. Drove like a normal ITR but it was stupid fast and made choo choo noises.

This one on trademe, well, it had moderate KM, a stack of receipts, and a lovely Milano Pink paint job. I decided to contact the owner as it was within my spending range, and sure enough the owner convinced me the car was in good shape, drove well, didnt use or leak anything and only smoked “a little at high RPM”.

I should’ve ran, but instead I was silly. I paid the man, booked the truck, and organised for delivery, all without seeing it myself.

Another year down the drain

Its been a while, over a year since my last post here. Kinda just lost motivation and inspiration on what to post here. No one really reads it anyway so im just rambling to myself.

Regardless, apparently this is meant to be a good outlet for everything that is floating around in my brain.

Its 2016 now, and time for a quick update. Since selling the M3, ive had a few more cars. Immediately after the M3 I purchased a 2006 Nissan Skyline 350GT in the V36 chassis.

I chose the Skyline because whilst a Turners one day poking around i came across one and it really appealed to me. Nice looks, lovely interior, and a 311HP V6 engine. They are all auto, and in the case of the one at turners it was a Type S (Sport) model, in pearl white.

To drive one of these things is interesting. Huge power on tap and will spin the rears if you arent paying attention, and the auto is actually quite a nice unit, very responsive in auto or manual modes. In manual it even rev matches on downshift, blipping the throttle. Sadly all that power is kinda lost on a chassis that is mushy and suspension that is woefully soft.

I didnt buy the one at Turners, the salesman was a bit unfriendly so i decided to buy one privately. I ended up with a blue Type SP, combining both the performance model and luxury model. Full tan leather, heated seats, paddle shift, adaptive headlights, and more aggressive bodykit.

It was a great car, and a great cruiser, but it really lacked the fun factor and was dull to drive.

I sold that, and moved on.

Fit Headlight Auto Adjuster Failure

Finally got around to fixing the Fits lazy eye. A few months ago the auto adjuster on the RH headlight gave up and I ended up with one headlight aiming very low. Went for a WOF, passed, just, as they couldn’t adjust it higher (I already tried). Got warned that it probably wouldn’t get through another WOF and I only got this one because it’s aiming low not high.