I cleaned the crap out of my engine bay today. Funny how for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I cleaned the engine bay; that shit turned up on me. Everywhere.
God damn. That was the biggest bitch in the world to take out. Thank God Wyatt came over to help, or it never would have gotten out of there.
Well, turns out the motor is fine.
Headgasket is waaaaayyyyy blown. There is sludge in the radiator. I found oil in the air filter. Lots of it.
Oh I found some in the throttle body too.
And all over the engine bay.
Yeah, there’s a lot of oil. Out goes the motor. Now I need to find another one.
So, I was on my way home from work tonight, it was 12:35am, and I was cruisin’ the 405N. As always, I had my cruise control set on 70mph, and I was bumping some music while staying on the right lane (I always cruise slow). I have an aftermarket subwoofer in my car, so the music was pretty loud, and suddenly I heard a knock over the sound of the music. You guessed it.
Well the car started to spew smoke from the sides and front of the hood, and when I went for the gas pedal, I noticed the pedal was on the floor. I check the speedo, and I was only going 55mph. The car stalled, so I threw it in 4th and popped the clutch. It came back to life. Naturally, I pulled off the freeway, where the car stalled again, but no matter how many times I popped that clutch, the damned car would not start back up.
Time to start looking for another motor. Sweet.
Not much to mention about yesterday. It rained, so I was limited on what I could do, considering my so called “drift car” is fail.
So I changed out the stock speakers for some Sony 3-ways in the hatch… Better than stock..
I bought a new car… I really needed a daily driver, since I got my car smashed by Nieko’s at the track a few weeks ago.
This car is simply amazing. It’s a 1989 240SX SE, with every factory option available. I bought it from the original owner! He told me he bought it new from the dealership in November of 1989. Wow. I took it for a test drive, and decided this would be the one. It purrs like a kitten.
Onto some pics.
So now the rebuild on the coupe begins, starting today! I need to straighten out my front end, and get new fenders, hood, and a full kit. Probably some headlights while I’m at it too.