Driftit

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  1. Was just speaking to the Army guys at work and that is what they had to do in Afghanistan. The locals taught them how. Xmas was awesome though. Quebec City is beautiful. Our first white xmas was a success. Makes such a difference when the houses are warm and built well. And the city is designed with bad/cold weather in mind. I wish I had seen this before I washed the car. I used an air dryer (like a leaf blower) and the doors were still stuck shut a little. Would have been in trouble if I had not dried it. But I park in a heated car park at work so the car is happy again. Next trip is to Key West hopefully not as cold.
  2. Decided to go for a white xmas. Spent some time in Quebec City and then headed down to Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (Not the Pittsburgh you may know). The cold weather has been hammering the NE coast of the US and Canada. Makes for interesting times on the roads. The little E46 with snow tyres has done well getting us to wherever we wanted to go. But this morning she wouldn't start. Sitting in the cold for two nights looks like it might have frozen some moisture in the fuel lines. Too cold to work on her, so off to a garage she has gone to defrost overnight.
  3. Yeah the local mechanic had a ton of diesel trucks he was trying to get going. Diesel had frozen and turned into this thick gel. It looked like cake icing on the fuel filters. He seemed to think it all started when they stopped cutting so much kerosene into diesel due to emissions. They trucks were well winterized but the fuel let them down. Wonder if you can get a fuel tank warmer. Would need to prime all time so the stuff in the lines wouldn't freeze.
  4. One of my coil packs froze to death. And it seems my alternator now sings songs when cold. All pretty normal up that way apparently. Will give the car a birthday tomorrow. Hopefully the car wash defrosts. It's a solid brick as I left it in the boot.
  5. Hasn't been on the road for 16 years?
  6. That's the Saffa term is it not? Traffic Circles Traffic Robots Think I have been hanging around them too much. Round About.
  7. I was just having a look. I think i am going to have to hunt down a vacuum leak somewhere. Every now and then i get a code for bank 1 running too lean. It is the only code I get though. So I was going to go on an exploration and pull off anything that is attached to the intake. Which seems to be a number of things. Heading to Quebec for Xmas. Never had a white xmas. And to be honest it looks amazing there. Staying inside the old walled city. Winter tyres are compulsory up there.
  8. Drove into the depths of Baltimore this afternoon to have a look at this old girl. (Think of the TV Show 'The Wire'). 2005 325ci. Stock standard. US spec (very strange). Pretty well optioned for a 3 series. And what the yanks would call low mileage. 128K miles. 128k miles is nothing here. I have seen E46's with 450k miles. Though I would not touch a car in NZ with this many km's. These vary in price so wildly in the States. From $1000 to $12000. Then the M3's go from about $8000 to $30000. By the time I get this back to DC and sort tax and registration it will prob owe around $4K. Specs: https://www.etkbmw.com/bmw/EN/vin/decoder/PL07660/EN Sorry about the sh*t pics. But less than 1 min later there was a brutal thunder storm and I had to leg it. Roadtrip time!!
  9. Traffic Circles in the US. The drivers have NO idea how to tackle these. Whilst very simple to most, yanks fail to give way to the right direction, cut across all lanes without looking let alone indicating to where the hell they are going. They are truly terrifying. I had to jam on the brakes the other night to avoid a f**king uber driver dropping someone off whilst half way through the damn thing. One of my local ones has a through road and traffic lights on it, pedestrian crossings with no lights at every entrance. It is a total cluster f**k. I have seen so many near misses there. I'm going to wear my horn out I think.
  10. Winterising the E46 today. Ugly ass wheels with Pirreli Snow tyres I picked up for $200. Nearly new. I won't use them in DC. But need them for Quebec.
  11. I'm looking forward to Amazon getting into ticketing. Hopefully they put ticketmaster out of business. I would even pay $10 more per ticket as long as ticketmaster was sunk.
  12. The E61 is a huge car BTW. When deciding between my old E60 and a similar spec E61 the E60 was an easy pick. What made it seem much bigger was the huge number of blind spots. Especially for my short Mrs.
  13. I keep getting warnings here in the US to go and have my Airbags changed. Must get around to it asap after watching that video. For my 05 E46.
  14. https://imgur.com/ Doesn't even require an account.
  15. @Gabe79 Yikes as soon as I saw those wheels I thought oh sh*t an upper state car. It's from Ohio. That thing will be so corroded to hell underneath. Did they mention this in the vid? I had to watch it with the volume too low. I mean you still get everything you want though. I would drive that thing. Another issue with many upper state cars is that they only ever get serviced in summer. Yet they still drive the same distances with the fluids subjected to far worse extremes in temp.
  16. Still see the occasional M5 here for under $10k. But my god would they be time bombs.
  17. Nice car. But whenever I see Alpine White cars I can't help but notice the color differences. It might not be this bad in person but the bumpers and side-skirts on that car are a different tone to the rest of the car.
  18. He is pretty well known for his sh*t click bait.
  19. Yup if you can get the details from the auction.
  20. When your horn goes off randomly whilst driving. But as I live in the US people just think it is normal.
  21. Personally I see this as a bit of a joke. They really are just a normal E30 with body kit. There is nothing special about them outside of aesthetics, some old crap shocks and an LSD. For $30k you can have so much more fun in an E30.
  22. Wait wait wait. Someone bid $17,750 for that car! Hahahahahaha. Am I laughing that it is not worth anywhere near that? Or is it laughter to cover my pain of selling my car for far less than that?
  23. The post is a year and a half old bud. Prob are a little late.
  24. Just say when Logan. I can seriously find you a conversion.
  25. Got put to work in Scott Dixon's garage on Sunday at Watkins Glenn. Was picked out as a kiwi and they know we don't refuse. Parked next to this clown shoe. I used to love these. But for some reason I have fallen out of love with them. Maybe it's just not dating well?