05-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Total Cats: 26
Since this is a pity party....problems with my car this year:
-Car was running great, and would dust Mustang GTs and WRXs, I was happy
-motor I swapped in two years ago dies due to oil ring failure, massive amounts of smoke
-CAS dies first day on the road with hustler's replacement 1.6L (which was last running the day he got dominated by a soccer mom in a Prius)
-I have problems with injectors, while simultaneously selling my back-up set, and see four sets of injectors, including an insanely cheap set of RCs go through my hands, swapping three times due to obligations from sells, and am left with a mix-match set of 550s that run horribly
-I reset base timing, but forget the "-10*", which leaves me at a static 10* of timing for the next 300 miles. I think I got smoked by a douche in a Mustang that day, and the guy followed me for a mile, pointing and laughing.
-downpipe gets tremendously hot, and needs a welding repair
-cam seals die on new motor (only gasket or seal I didn't replace during swap), and car gets parked since it loses a quart a day
-part out follows
Luckily some nice members stepped in and helped a few times, as well as the usual advice.