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Posted by doltmo, Nov 14, 2010 at 5:50 am
You nailed it. Save the $25K, get the 3800 mile car and have Brian give it a good looking over. Then you have until June of next year to get anything fixed. After that, you've got a high quality, well built German car that will never leave you stranded (cough, cough).
Posted by doltmo, Nov 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm
A 3 year old car with only 464 miles? Can't knock the warranty, though.
Posted by doltmo, Oct 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm
Good point. The trajectory of the car resulted in head-on (and "tail-on" ) contact with the ground, so the front end and back end aborbed most of the energy of the impact. If it had landed flat on the roof, I wonder if the roll cage would have held up? Certainly without it the results would have been considerably more grim.
Posted by doltmo, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm
I'm amazed the car stayed together. Notice that the car did not break in half nor did it jettison the engine and/or drive train - unlike other exotics (see below). Some days it pays to drive an Audi.
Posted by doltmo, Oct 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm
Indy430 wrote
100 HP easily and 3 lbs.... Those things are HEAVY. 1/8" aluminum plates. They are not decals but milled aluminum. Kind of cool but they should be when they cost $90 EACH..... And yes you read that right..... Those two plates cost more than a clutch for the car.

Based on that price structure, I'd never want to have to buy a similar plate for a Lambo.
Posted by doltmo, Oct 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm
so how much horsepower do the stickers add?
Posted by doltmo, Sep 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm
My favorite was the 75 LP400. I like the cleaner look of the early cars - no wing, fender flares, or side body trim.
Posted by doltmo, Aug 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm
1. Get the water soluble stuff (dirt, bug guts, etc) off first with standard car wash soap and water.
2. Next, take off the petroleum-based stuff (tar, grease, etc) with tar and bug remover (basically kerosene in a small can).
3. Then attack the stubborn stuff with car wax. It will act as a solvent to what is still left from step 2 and it won't evaporate as fast.
4. I would then recommend a quick machine polish with a fine grit compound. I use Griot's #3 machine polish. It's amazing what this stuff does in getting the dull film off your paint surface. Use the coarser grit #2 polish (lightly) on any remaining blemishes, and then re-polish with #3.
5. "Clay" the surface and apply car wax.
Posted by doltmo, Aug 7, 2010 at 4:59 pm
Yup. That's me getting spanked pretty badly.