B18 non-VTEC DOHC 1.8L 4cyl engine, has 118k miles on it. Will post a few pics, bought the car about a month ago (I'm the second owner, original owner garage kept, waxed/polished, babied this car). Now it's leaked 4qts of oil since my mechanic and I changed the oil 2,500 miles ago. Mechanic now says I'm looking at having to replace the crank shaft, or just drop a new engine in it instead of prolonging the inevitable. The oil pressure warning light never came on until I was already hearing metal on metal action. I've put 3qts of oil and 1qt of Lucas honey in her, hopefully this will keep her running until I can either A. find a new car to drive to work or B. determine whether or not I need a new car. So, /o/, how fucked am I?
Further information -
The leak is not a direct spillage, as there has been literally zero leakage on my drive-way. I'm assuming the leakage is occurring at high-temps/RPM's and just burning off on the engine block. The metal-on-metal started a couple nights ago after I was getting off work, and went away after the engine was done rolling over. Then the sound would persist at 4,000RPM and higher.
How often should you fill your car up?
When it gets to half tank? 3/4? 1/4?
Can Europe even compete?
No, but Ford can.
Car is 2012 CC
>inb4 VW a shit
no problems since i've had it
Any of you work in chassis design or have experience building tube chassis?
What's the c/o/nsensus on Chris Harris?
Shill? Troll? Or just a pretty decent accent?
tfw no local touge
I've been looking at buying a station wagon from the mid to late 90's I'm thinking about the Saturn L series or Subaru Outback any other good wagons out there?
The Saturn L-series is a good car, so long as it's the 4 cylinder. Avoid the V6.
Subaru Legacy and Legacy Outback are great wagons, just beware rear wheel well rust, head gasket issues, and make sure the timing belt was changed on time.
Other good wagons includes the 3 B-body bastards (1991-1996), the Chevrolet Caprice, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, and Buick Roadmaster. RWD and with a detuned LT1 Corvette 5.7L V8.
Why buy a classic car when bmws from the last twenty years do everything better and faster.
Because a new BMW for 40k and what I can do to my muscle barge for what's left after the cost of the car (39200) are in two totally different performance brackets. The barge would shit on the bimmer.
Guys is anyone afraid of driving here or had any problems in the past learning how to do it?
I got a car more than a month ago but I can't bring myself to get in and learn because I can't afford any mistakes and roads are very narrow here. So how can I get over it?
Start in a normal car.
Have someone drive you out to a parking lot where you can practice. You want a wide open space where you can practice making turns and smooth starts and stops.
The biggest part of learning to drive is all muscle memory, learning how hard your right foot needs to press on the gas/brake so you accelerate and deccelarate smoothly. It can be scary at first but you'll get the hang of it, like anything else. If Suzy soccermom can handle driving so can you, and you can do it a lot better....
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Hey /o/ I picked up a 2011 Mazda 3i Touring, 'm getting intense vibration in the steering wheel when I drive. Wat do? Mechanic mentioned the motor mounts and shocks/struts were due soon but didn't think that soon.
I for one like how it looks (apart from nigger rims)
Almost looks like a fiesta, just shorter and wider.
What was the first vehicle you ever owned?
But it was worth it.