I played around with the cars today, getting them how I liked them. Oskar hasn't been run in about a month, due to the snow and needing an oil change (yes, yes I'm a slacker). My uncle was kind enough to plow the yard in front of the carport, just the way I wanted. I had him make a spot next to it to park Oskar as I… »
Got stopped for running a redlight (just spaced it, I'd worked 11 hours and was like halfway through an hour and a half ride home) and going a little over the limit. Just got a verbal warning. The cop was very interested in finding out if there were drugs in my Mercedes. Huh, wonder why. »
It wasn't the right one but I've always been curious to see what they look like. They're so yellow! And so German! I've been trying to bum the fuse off of some people for a while but after seeing it today I went ahead and had it ordered. Hopefully this weekend I can get some rolling shots of it with the fogs on! »
Currently working on plans to see Rush on Sunday with some friends. A 300SE, a 635CSi, and an aired out 9000 Aero in the parking lot of a theater showing Rush. If this isn't a sick plan, I don't know what is. »
This is my little cousin Libby, and my VW Type III Fastback, Kermit. (yes, I also own Oskar. My life is like a fucked up mix of Sesame Street, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, and the Velocity Channel.)
Yes, the filter is hipster, but it works with the vintage of the car, and I have to live up to my title as #7 on… »
So apparently my mechanic has been working on my car. In the month he's had it he's discovered it needs and OVP relay and an O2 sensor, as well as some rods in the fron end replaced (can't remember the name). He's replaced the OVP relay. He was supposed to draft up a quote and call me tonight. That didn't happen. »
Changes his avatar that is. While I was on vacation (which is why I was gone, no wifi where I was) I took this photo, which is now my avatar. I thought it was pretty funny.
And now, onto my rant.
So everyone remembers Oskar, my problem filled 1988 Mercedes 300SE, right? Well on June 10th I dropped him off at the shop he… »
Oskar is at his third and hopefully, last shop. This place is called Sports and Classic Cars in Plainfield, NH. These guys are supposed to be Mercedes specialists. Hopefully this will be the end of it. »
Written in the order the mechanic wrote it.
Guibo disk badly worn
Serpentine belt badly cracked
Play in steering idler arm bushing.
Front brake pads @ 3mm, rotor's surface rusted badly, w/ poor face condition.
Right rear window regulator in-op/ broken.
Left rear shock has signs of damage.
Significant front end noise over… »