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The Car Enthusiasts Club

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-09 03:15:54


YAAAAAAARGGGHH... I think I might have a bum oil ring. I noticed tonight that after driving for a little while that my oil pressure drops down to almost zero, but if I rev the car up for a while it slowly rises up to almost fourty pounds, and then quickly drops back down to zero.
Now i'm aware that it should drop down after you drive for awhile, but it really shouldn't be that low, which means to me that it's losing pressure somewhere.
So i'm going to attempt to remedy it with some 15W40 Mobile1 High Mileage Synthetic oil here in the next couple of days, since it needs it changed anyways. If I don't notice any real difference after the first thousand miles, I'll just change it again and put in the regular 10W30 Mobile1 that i'm running now. I don't really enjoy using that heavy of a weight oil, unless the car has serious oil leaks... which... it dosn't. Hopefully that will fix the problem. If not, it's at around 193,000 miles anyway, and i'm about to redo the timing chain anyways, this would just be one more reason to completely overhaul the engine while i've got all the other crap out anyways.

If that happens I might throw a turbo at the thing while i'm there.
Other picture as promised:

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-09 04:01:40


At 7/8/09 03:09 PM, TheFaces wrote: Eh... for a Z32 that's actually pretty tame. There's more then one guy in SincityZ with z32's running upwards of 600 horse power.

I know 300s can get some huge horse power, but 300+ is still enough for the road. Unless you're planning on taking it to circuits or something you honestly don't need more. I'm not saying that i'd never have a car with loads of HP, but on public roads you just can't use it all :(

Also, your car would look awesome with a nice set of alloys.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-09 06:25:51


At 7/9/09 04:01 AM, Life-Stream wrote:
At 7/8/09 03:09 PM, TheFaces wrote: Eh... for a Z32 that's actually pretty tame. There's more then one guy in SincityZ with z32's running upwards of 600 horse power.
I know 300s can get some huge horse power, but 300+ is still enough for the road. Unless you're planning on taking it to circuits or something you honestly don't need more. I'm not saying that i'd never have a car with loads of HP, but on public roads you just can't use it all :(

Also, your car would look awesome with a nice set of alloys.

Well the horsepower isn't really what matters unless your running a circle track. The torque is what you feel. As for 300 being enough. Eh... the only cars that i've owned that sported less then 300 were... well ironically my "300"ZX's. (Lol)
My first car was a built Chevelle running something around 750, then a 65 Nova SS with almost 500, THEN a 96 Z28 Camaro with around 450, and THEN my Mach1 Mustang with 305.

My cars keep getting stolen, or ran into. AAAAAGHHH!!! And the insurance company decides to give me less and less each time.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-09 08:03:08


At 7/9/09 06:25 AM, TheFaces wrote: My first car was a built Chevelle running something around 750, then a 65 Nova SS with almost 500, THEN a 96 Z28 Camaro with around 450, and THEN my Mach1 Mustang with 305.

You've had some nice cars in your day.

My cars keep getting stolen, or ran into. AAAAAGHHH!!! And the insurance company decides to give me less and less each time.

And you've had very bad luck with them XD

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-11 03:16:36


At 7/9/09 08:03 AM, Life-Stream wrote:
At 7/9/09 06:25 AM, TheFaces wrote: My first car was a built Chevelle running something around 750, then a 65 Nova SS with almost 500, THEN a 96 Z28 Camaro with around 450, and THEN my Mach1 Mustang with 305.
You've had some nice cars in your day.
And you've had very bad luck with them XD

Yeah... no kidding. I keep getting crappier cars, and they still end up getting ruined. I think that if this Z ends up getting stolen, or wrecked, i'm going to just say "Fuck it" and buy an old Econoline van or something.

I'd live in it.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-15 01:53:49


At 7/7/09 08:04 AM, Life-Stream wrote: and i've found some of the older model -s13(92-95ish) quite cheap.

Ew gross s13 D:

Also, the 200sx is the S15, I was thinking about getting one of those but I really am sick of Nissan's. Too many problems, and really just not very exciting. annnnnd yes you are right when you say easy to increase performance. With the older s13 an engine swap for the likes of something in the RB series, like the over popular rb20det or something. Or if you had the money you could chuck in an sr20det. Or if you won lotto or something you could put a GTR engine with would make your car officially badass.

I would probably go for the rb20 as that thing is the easiest engine to upgrade. Honestly, everything is bolt on. Want a bigger turbo? Just bolt it on. Want a fucking cup holder? Honestly just bolt it on. Although I would buy a metal cup holder because a normal plastic one would melt right next to the engine... Unless you made a heat shield then you can have all the plastic cup holders your heart desires.

Seriously though. Everything is a bolt on.

Also to answer your older question, I'm getting a new car simply because I'm bored with the one I've got. I really find Nissan's very unexciting unless you have a lotof money. Which I don't D:

Also, OMG V7 STI for sale! :D :D

only 24000, I asked him if he would swap for the skyline plus cash :D :D :D

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-15 02:12:51


/smacks forhead.
I just remembered they DO make 200sx's over here. They don't look like the one you showed though. That looked more like a 240Sx.
The 200Sx are fugly little things if they look like the ones here stateside.

As for Nissan's being boring unless you have lots of money... eh... I can buy Z31's all day long for 2k-3k, spend another 3000 and have myself a REAAAAAALLLY nice car. While as a WRX, Supra, or anything like that would cost me at least twice that.

Granted Skylines are ridiculously over rated, and overpriced though.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-15 06:08:24


At 7/15/09 01:53 AM, Officer wrote: With the older s13 an engine swap for the likes of something in the RB series, like the over popular rb20det or something. Or if you had the money you could chuck in an sr20det. Or if you won lotto or something you could put a GTR engine with would make your car officially badass.

If i buy a car, i wouldn't go so far as to start with engine swaps or anything. It's honestly too much hassle, for me, and i don't have a great deal of free time to spend on the car, so i'm just looking to buy a decent car, and maybe add a few things to it, nothing too major as of yet though.

Also to answer your older question, I'm getting a new car simply because I'm bored with the one I've got. I really find Nissan's very unexciting unless you have a lotof money. Which I don't D:

I have little to no money :P which is why i'm looking for something fairly cheap, like a 200sx, or maybe even a 300zx if i can find a cheap enough one.

Also, OMG V7 STI for sale! :D :D
only 24000, I asked him if he would swap for the skyline plus cash :D :D :D

Only? That's a lot of money, but then again i don't know what that car can fetch on the market so i don't know if it's cheap or not. None the less it looks beautiful.

At 7/15/09 02:12 AM, TheFaces wrote: I can buy Z31's all day long for 2k-3k, spend another 3000 and have myself a REAAAAAALLLY nice car. While as a WRX, Supra, or anything like that would cost me at least twice that.

Yeah, those cars are alot more expensive, but i'd still love to own any of them.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-17 01:28:04


At 7/15/09 06:08 AM, Life-Stream wrote: If i buy a car, i wouldn't go so far as to start with engine swaps or anything. It's honestly too much hassle, for me, and i don't have a great deal of free time to spend on the car, so i'm just looking to buy a decent car, and maybe add a few things to it, nothing too major as of yet though.

If you have to swap the engine to go fast, then you might as well just buy a Honda.

I have little to no money :P which is why i'm looking for something fairly cheap, like a 200sx, or maybe even a 300zx if i can find a cheap enough one.

Well the Z31's have almost NOOOO aftermarket here stateside. If it's the same way there, then that's really not the way for you to go.

Which model of 300ZX though? The Z31 ran from 84 (I had a Turbo 84) to 89. Then the Z32 ran from 90 to 96. Might have made them longer there though, because they ran into smog problems with them here when everything switched to OBDII.

Only? That's a lot of money, but then again i don't know what that car can fetch on the market so i don't know if it's cheap or not. None the less it looks beautiful.

No kidding.

At 7/15/09 02:12 AM, TheFaces wrote: I can buy Z31's all day long for 2k-3k, spend another 3000 and have myself a REAAAAAALLLY nice car. While as a WRX, Supra, or anything like that would cost me at least twice that.
Yeah, those cars are alot more expensive, but i'd still love to own any of them.

Eh. I'm not a fan of Subaru. They look... big, and slow. Even though they arn't, really big, OR slow by any means, they just arn't my style. The only reason I would have a four door is if I have to haul people around, in which case i'll just get a bitchin' hippy bus.
Supra's, RX-7's, Skylines, etc... Now those are the bee's knee's imho.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-17 04:29:20


At 7/17/09 01:28 AM, TheFaces wrote: If you have to swap the engine to go fast, then you might as well just buy a Honda.

At first i was thinking of buying a Civic Type-R EP3

Which model of 300ZX though? The Z31 ran from 84 (I had a Turbo 84) to 89. Then the Z32 ran from 90 to 96. Might have made them longer there though, because they ran into smog problems with them here when everything switched to OBDII.

Definitely the Z32. The newer the better to be honest.

Eh. I'm not a fan of Subaru. They look... big, and slow. Even though they arn't, really big, OR slow by any means, they just arn't my style.

Some of them are nice. Some don't look that great either. The new Impreza is ugly in my opinion. But that pic that Officer posted.....SEXY!

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-18 03:52:50


At 7/17/09 04:29 AM, Life-Stream wrote: At first i was thinking of buying a Civic Type-R EP3

Why not just buy a CRX? It looks pretty much the same, except with the retro vibe, and would be a fraction of a fraction of the price.

Definitely the Z32. The newer the better to be honest.

Well they are very nice cars, but they do run into lots of meticulous little problems due to their complexity. For example there is something about the way they designed the power steering pump. After awhile somehow the lines, or connectors or something (I can't remember exactly) starts to leak, and drips down onto the alternator.
This is a very good way to start a fire. So that's one of the first problems you should address. Make sure that the PS Pump is in good condition, and you would do well to craft some form of shield to block any fluid from falling onto the alternator. (Not as hard as it sounds.)

Some of them are nice. Some don't look that great either. The new Impreza is ugly in my opinion. But that pic that Officer posted.....SEXY!

Eh... anything with four doors just isn't meant to go fast. That's not to say that it can't, just why bother when you can balance a two door, two seater type car so much easier.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-18 06:56:50


I can't drive yet for i am only 16 but when i eventually get my lisense i estimate about this time next year i should be getting my grandmas old mini mayfair, this isn't the exact one but you get the idea.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-18 09:26:34


At 7/18/09 03:52 AM, TheFaces wrote: Why not just buy a CRX? It looks pretty much the same, except with the retro vibe, and would be a fraction of a fraction of the price.

Well, as much as i like Hondas, i wouldn't buy an old CRX, i dunno, they just don't appeal to me. The CRX Del Sol however is a lovely car, and can look awesome. I don't think i'll get one though, because 2 of my brothers have that car, lol. Well, only 1 still has it, the other totally fucked it. This was what it looked like before, check page 3 for the aftermath XD

Well they are very nice cars, but they do run into lots of meticulous little problems due to their complexity. For example there is something about the way they designed the power steering pump. After awhile somehow the lines, or connectors or something (I can't remember exactly) starts to leak, and drips down onto the alternator.

I will keep that in mind if i do ever get one. When i buy a car i intend to take either my dad or brother along with me to make sure everything looks good, as they're mechanics

Eh... anything with four doors just isn't meant to go fast. That's not to say that it can't, just why bother when you can balance a two door, two seater type car so much easier.

4 doors are just alot more practical really. Not everyone wants just a 2 door. Although i agree, alot of 2 doors look nice - S2000, MX5, Del Sol, 350Z...

At 7/18/09 06:56 AM, titchman12 wrote: I can't drive yet for i am only 16 but when i eventually get my lisense i estimate about this time next year i should be getting my grandmas old mini mayfair, this isn't the exact one but you get the idea.

I want a mini!! I dunno why but i love old minis. I can't stand the new ones though. I want to get a old little mini and restore it.....some day.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-07-18 17:09:53


At 7/18/09 09:26 AM, Life-Stream wrote: I want a mini!! I dunno why but i love old minis. I can't stand the new ones though. I want to get a old little mini and restore it.....some day.

Yeah i hate the new ones aswell THEY'RE NOT MINI! they're quite big actually just like any other hatchback now and don't get me started on the 'clubman' i mean WTF? was that FAIL! But yeah the old ones are great you'll be driving down at a country road at about 40 and it feels about 80 because your so close to the road, and even though the one i'm getting off my grandma is about 25 years old it's not in bad shape, they take it out every so often just to keep it running, and one bit i love is i has a choke AWESOME!

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-11 08:28:25


Sweeeeet cars on newgrounds!

Count me in.
Also, is there i motorcycle enthusiast club? ha

Heres my run about atm, all i can afford while at uni:
Toyota Trueno GT APEX, 20valve, 1.6l, 4 cyilinder, fwd.
Its pretty sweet for doing handbrakies.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-11 17:00:20


At 8/11/09 08:28 AM, thecokebitch wrote: Sweeeeet cars on newgrounds!

EYE NO RITE?!

Count me in.
Also, is there i motorcycle enthusiast club? ha

Not that I know of, but as far as I can tell you're welcome to talk about them here.

Heres my run about atm, all i can afford while at uni:
Toyota Trueno GT APEX, 20valve, 1.6l, 4 cyilinder, fwd.
Its pretty sweet for doing handbrakies.

Hey, at least you're not walking right? Personally I like it. Although I would prefer an older Trueno, i'm sure there has to be an aftermarket for the car, just because it's a Toyota though.

Have you done anything to it? Visual, Performance, Sound, etc...???
You should keep an update on here, and in your blog about it ,like I do.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-13 02:10:43


Ah - nah not really aye...

The cars just a cheepo, the 17's came with it when i bought it.
All that i have done to it is add sounds;

2x sony xplod 6 inch in the front doors,
2x jvc 6x9 3 way in the rear parcel tray
A panasonic head unit which plays shitty little movies, and has this sweet tilt function, and a 4x 55W output.
And a 12" sub and amp, amps rated at 400W apparently, but yeah its pretty avg.

Would love to get the engine out of it and recondition it and bolt a turbo on at the same time, as it smokes a bit... But yeah, dont have the coin to do it, and if i did have the coin i'd probly buy a better car.

For example this sweet beast (suzuki mighty boy);
although, yeah its not standard...
fuck i want one.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-13 02:14:04


Either the obove or one of these...
(at least this time its rear wheel drive)
toyota kp61 starlet

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-21 01:01:21


Wow... This is possibly the sickest Z32 i've ever seen.
Inside, and out this thing is just perfection from every standpoint.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-26 16:18:28


LOL, this club is still going? I havn't posted here in ages. Well, I'm probably a bit late but the recent series of Top Gear was great and the autumn series is going to be awesome as the chaps are doing a remake of The Italian Job in Renault Twingos.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-27 23:07:40


At 8/26/09 04:18 PM, BobbaQ wrote: LOL, this club is still going? I havn't posted here in ages. Well, I'm probably a bit late but the recent series of Top Gear was great and the autumn series is going to be awesome as the chaps are doing a remake of The Italian Job in Renault Twingos.

The main reason it's stayed even remotely alive these last couple months is because I bump it once every couple of weeks and occasionally somebody else chimes in. It's just a good source to leave info about my car other then my blog. Also gets me +1 post, and a small amount of attention. :D

Top Gear is pretty cool, although it seems like anything that isn't Euro, or pretty much super car status Clarkson just won't shut up about how "Bollocks" it is.

That guy always got on my nerves with how biased he is.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-28 06:04:34


At 8/21/09 01:01 AM, TheFaces wrote: Wow... This is possibly the sickest Z32 i've ever seen.
Inside, and out this thing is just perfection from every standpoint.

OMG, that is beautiful! I'd love to have a 300 like that! But the guy must have spent so much money on that......money i don't have XD

My favourite thing on that car are those awesome exhausts.....smexy!

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-28 07:01:12


I know its not the sweetest thing in the world, But I just got my hands on a VN Commodore. Its pretty stock standard at the moment, and in a 10 month process, This things going to be a whole heap better looking, and charge a lot harder too.

Its a V6, and an automatic. 1992 model.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-28 23:55:02


At 8/28/09 07:01 AM, iCurrie wrote: I know its not the sweetest thing in the world, But I just got my hands on a VN Commodore. Its pretty stock standard at the moment, and in a 10 month process, This things going to be a whole heap better looking, and charge a lot harder too.

Its a V6, and an automatic. 1992 model.

Hey look at it this way. It might not be a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini, but it's still going to outrun the kid next door that rides a skateboard. Right?
Not to mention that thing is probably REALLY comfy, I bet it has A/C, heater, and a CD player.

Now here's a few comparison that should make you feel better about your car.

Race:
I own a 1987 300Zx N/A
It has a 3.0 V6 making roughly 160hp, and 174 lb/ft of torque from the factory. This is a rating taken from the engine, not the wheels. So over 194,000 miles of wear, and compensating for the driveline, I would estimate that my car makes something around 120 hp, and MAYBE 140 lb/ft of torque.

You have a 3.8 V6 making 165 hp, and 220 lb/ft of torque from the factory. Now if I compensate for driveline, I would wager you're putting down somewhere around 130 hp, and at the most you're losing 40 lb/ft putting you at 180 lb/ft of torque.

Now mind you when you race horsepower dosn't matter nearly as much as torque unless you're talking about rally, circuit, or highspeed runs. A simple quarter mile drag race for cars like the ones we drive depends pretty much solely on your torque ratings.
So you have 180 lb/ft vs. my 140 lb/ft. Now granted my car weighs 3200lbs, in comparison to what i'm going to guess at around 3700 lbs.
So in a drag race if you don't beat me, you are probably going to hang with me, and won't get left behind. The only racing advantage my car has over yours is during turns. At that time I can guarantee I would start putting distance on you due to my cars superior suspension, breaks, and weight distribution.

Comfort/Drivability:
I have a two seater car with no options except for power window. My car has failing A/C, and my heater sucks.
You have a four seater car probably with power drivers seat, decent A/C, decent heat, power windows, and I would bet that each one of your seats are more comfortable then either one of mine.

Now you remember that suspension I talked about awhile ago? Well while as it may give me an advantage in a race, it beats the shit out of my back while i'm driving around, while as you probably hardly even notice small up's/down's in the road.

Also you may notice that I didn't mention an automatic transmission in my list of options. I have a five speed manual transmission. This means that if I get stuck in a traffic jam, my clutch kills my leg, while as all you have to do is feather your breaks as you stop, and go. All the while you're nice and cool in your comfy seat, and i'm sweating through my teeth, as my seat, and suspension punish me further.

Now then, after reading all of this, do you feel more content with your car? So just remember when you're driving down the road in your Commodore, and the kid in the old sports car blows past you, just remember that when you guys run into a traffic jam down the road, you'll catch up, and he'll be wishing he had all of your options then.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-30 03:04:58


Okay well, i'm going to post again since nobody else seems to have anything interesting to say.

I found out the other day that I need a new oil pan gasket. I also finally fixed my passenger side window, so it now rolls up, and down again. And last but not least I have a spoiler on my car.
There's more in my blog if anybody cares to read into the details. Also, picture of the spoiler there.

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-30 09:43:39


At 8/30/09 03:04 AM, TheFaces wrote: I found out the other day that I need a new oil pan gasket. I also finally fixed my passenger side window, so it now rolls up, and down again. And last but not least I have a spoiler on my car.
There's more in my blog if anybody cares to read into the details. Also, picture of the spoiler there.

Haha, i had to fix my passenger side window aswell, lol. The electric motor worked fine, but for some reason, when i got the car the mechanism that holds the window, and slides it up and down was gone completely. So i went to a scrap yard and picked up a cheap one and put it on myself.

Also, nice little stock spoiler there ;)

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-30 17:51:09


Hello everyone!

I don't come much anymore to NG... But this thread made me want to visit more often!

I'm what you would call a car spotter. I like to spot cars. But not just any cars. LUXURY cars.
Some would call them SUPERCARS. So I make some pictures, but mostly videos of these cars.
And I'd like to share them with you car enthusiasts!

For starters:

GOLD FERRARI 599 by HAMANN [[ VIDEO]]

Teaser (picture by me):

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-30 18:25:58


How does he see when he drives toward a setting, or rising sun?

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-30 18:38:14


At 8/30/09 05:51 PM, alexsmolik wrote: GOLD FERRARI 599 by HAMANN [[ VIDEO]]

Damn beautiful car. Must have cost the guy a fortune.

Where do you live?

Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2009-08-30 19:03:08


At 8/30/09 06:38 PM, Life-Stream wrote: Damn beautiful car. Must have cost the guy a fortune.

Haha, you're damn right. But I wouldn't worry about him. It's from saudi arabia (oil...).

Where do you live?

I live in Paris.

It's nice to have some supercars fan on NG!
Check out this matte black Lamborghini LP-640 with ... PINK INTERIOR!

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