A Whole Year And I've got Nowhere! - Skyline Owners Forum

Welcome to the SkylineOwners.Com website. We aim to provide you with the largest knowledgebase anywhere on the internet for the Nissan Skyline.


Go Back   Skyline Owners Forum > Off Topic > Lounge > Do you know what really grinds my gears?


Do you know what really grinds my gears? No, tell us, we really want to know!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 19-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
Seasoned Member
 
Sykopaf's Avatar
 
Drives: RX8, BMW K1300R, Suzuki TL1000s, Mitsi L200
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: York
Posts: 2,406
Club ID#: 10678

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (7)


View My Pictures
Unhappy A Whole Year And I've got Nowhere!

Sick as hell.

I took my Skyline off the road a couple of years ago because it was too expensive to run as a daily anymore. Before that it was my daily for 4 years, that's by far the longest I've had any car, now I've had it more like 6 years.

I decided since it wasn't worth anything anymore to get some fun out of it on the track drifting, saved my pennies up and bought a Land Rover Discovery, so I could tow the Skyline there and back. A few months later the Disco dies on me. Apparently the previous owner had left it standing for a while and anti-freeze had eaten through the extremely gay alloy head. Boom, lost all that money, sold it for a pittance to a mate.

Months later I managed to save a few pennies again and bought an old Fourtrak to replace the disco. This thing seemed to have been restored well, but as it happened the bloke had replaced all the hoses on the engine with generic rubber hose. Oil ate through one of these hoses and dumped all of it's oil on the road, I only knew what was happening when I could hear the engine knocking like a b*stard and instantly pulled over.

Fast forward to now, I've finally managed to source a part to replace the hose, which was suitable for oil. I fitted it on Saturday, charged the battery, refilled it with oil and turned the ignition. First turn it fired up and I was all smiles. There was some blue smoke coming out of the exhaust initially but that soon burned off.

Took it for a gentle test drive to the closest town and as I was pulling up to some lights, it just cut out.

The AA came to the rescue, spent a good hour looking at it and long story short, something pretty major has broken or bent inside the engine. It'll very slowly turn over off the key, as if something inside isn't where it should be.

So at the end of a year I was supposed to have spent drifting, instead I've spent all my money on 2 tow cars that have gone tits up.

Sick as hell and ready to break the Skyline and weigh in the Fourtrak to pay off the credit card that has been accumulating because of all this
__________________
The Buttertubs Run
Sykopaf is offline   Reply With Quote Share on facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 19-11-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
Seasoned Member
 
Lance - GT-S's Avatar
 
Drives: R33 GTST
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 1,471
Club ID#: 37927

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (1)


View My Pictures
sorry for ya bud
__________________
MY PROJECT - Error, no keyboard -- press F1 to continue.
https://www.skylineowners.com/forum/s...d.php?t=191963
________________________________

_(OO[SKYLINE]OO)_
Lance - GT-S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
Porn★

Administrator

 
General Banter's Avatar
 
Drives: R32,R33,Impreza
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Middle Earth
Posts: 23,136
Club ID#: 7718

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (10)


View My Pictures
Chin up Joel, these things are sent to try us
__________________
------------SKYLINEOWNERS.COM------------


Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooks View Post
I actually find it really difficult to read this thread. Not because I'm a medium or a spiritualist but because it's bullshit and written in terrible English.
General Banter is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 19-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
this is me take it or do one....that simple
 
predator's Avatar
 
Drives: spec 2 skyline r33 gtst 330bhp
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: LEEDS capital of the north
Posts: 4,082
Club ID#: 30673

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (4)


View My Pictures
syko if you think its the best option then do it pal debt is a cancer and it loves to get you further and further in, just take the engine out AGAIN and shut the garage on the skyline until your ready to start again if there is a problem then sort it out b4 it gets worse. these cars are money skips pal ive realised but at the end ov the day there just pieces of metal thats what ive come to realise pal..

when i sold my last skyline i shud have never bought another i shud have gone with my instinct and bought an audi a4 s-line tdi...
__________________
PS3 GAMER TAG "SUPRAD23" ADD ME..
(OO\skyline/OO)
predator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
Everybody knows that the bird is the word
 
The Great White's Avatar
 
Drives: R32 GTS-t
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Auckland
Posts: 9,198
Club ID#: 23737

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
You're not having a good run
You need one of these in your life!
https://www.skylineowners.com/forum/s...d.php?t=195508

A mate had a later model one... he even made it fly (a good few meters over the edge of a boat ramp)... they're almost impossible to kill
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poacher View Post
I've been rubbing and i've been pulling - for ages
"I believe that only scientists can understand the universe. It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists being wrong." - Isaac Asimov
The Great White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #6
Seasoned Member
 
Sykopaf's Avatar
 
Drives: RX8, BMW K1300R, Suzuki TL1000s, Mitsi L200
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: York
Posts: 2,406
Club ID#: 10678

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (7)


View My Pictures
Cheers for the comments peeps

Quote:
Originally Posted by General Banter View Post
Chin up Joel, these things are sent to try us
Same words I used when I told my dad. He worries.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Banter's Minion View Post
You're not having a good run
You need one of these in your life!
https://www.skylineowners.com/forum/s...d.php?t=195508

A mate had a later model one... he even made it fly (a good few meters over the edge of a boat ramp)... they're almost impossible to kill
Impossible to kill - that's what they said about the Fourtrak. I took it as a challenge. I won!

I want to save up a little more and get another tow car but I'm gonna have to spend more to get a newer more reliable vehicle, which means I'm not gonna see the fun side of a racetrack until the middle of next year at least.

Just when you think you're nearly there they stick the knife in and twist it
__________________
The Buttertubs Run
Sykopaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #7
ThEmoHelpline.com

Moderator

 
Divol's Avatar
 
Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: In your mums undies drawer
Posts: 12,377
Club ID#: 12347

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (18)


View My Pictures
Sucks mate
Divol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 08:37 PM   #8
Porn★

Administrator

 
General Banter's Avatar
 
Drives: R32,R33,Impreza
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Middle Earth
Posts: 23,136
Club ID#: 7718

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (10)


View My Pictures
If you want an actual indestructible tow car, pick yourself up a petrol cherokee. Thirsty but made of serious stuff, I had a leaky rad hose that I never knew about and managed to drive from London to South Wales with about an eggcup full of water in the rad before I noticed!
__________________
------------SKYLINEOWNERS.COM------------


Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooks View Post
I actually find it really difficult to read this thread. Not because I'm a medium or a spiritualist but because it's bullshit and written in terrible English.
General Banter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 156
Club ID#: 32234


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
+1 for a petrol cherokee. The 1 i had had been played with and went like fook, although it did average 14mpg as a result. Bloody strong motors though.
Gg205rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
Seasoned Member
 
LES GTS's Avatar
 
Drives: Skyline R33 GTS-T
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Doncaster,South Yorkshire
Posts: 1,853
Club ID#: 8572


Trade Feedback: (6)


View My Pictures
For a tow car get an old hilux import auto or hilux pick up, basically anything Jap!! I've found this out to my cost aswell for a daily drive. Maybe an LPG converted big engine car like a range rover V8?

Maybe build the skyline to be road legal so you can drive to drift events and then maybe home again? A short term fix possibly?

I bought a series 2 disco earlyer this yr as my other daily drive- pug 206D the engine cracked and started to leak coolant everywhere. Seems previous owners never changed coolant until i had it done .

There's bits wearing out and breaking on this Disco quicker than any car i've owned i reckon!! Most recently the XYZ selector on the auto box-230 for part from a breakers....without this the car goes into limp mode-3rd gear only reduced engine power and only D, P, R and N work on the box!!

When it's working it's spot on apart from leaky sunroof syndrome when it rains heavy-another common problem which i've 95% fixed lol. If you buy another disco get a 300tdi basically..
__________________
* Mapped by DYNO TUNER
* Parts from Conceptua,Japspeed,Driftworks,Opie oils, Temple Tuning, skylinepart.com
* Tuna Garage @ Nottingham for servicing/fixing it up..
415bhp @ 360lb torque...Big smiles all round
LES GTS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 10:00 PM   #11
Seasoned Member
 
Sykopaf's Avatar
 
Drives: RX8, BMW K1300R, Suzuki TL1000s, Mitsi L200
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: York
Posts: 2,406
Club ID#: 10678

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (7)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by LES GTS View Post
For a tow car get an old hilux import auto or hilux pick up, basically anything Jap!! I've found this out to my cost aswell for a daily drive. Maybe an LPG converted big engine car like a range rover V8?

Maybe build the skyline to be road legal so you can drive to drift events and then maybe home again? A short term fix possibly?

I bought a series 2 disco earlyer this yr as my other daily drive- pug 206D the engine cracked and started to leak coolant everywhere. Seems previous owners never changed coolant until i had it done .

There's bits wearing out and breaking on this Disco quicker than any car i've owned i reckon!! Most recently the XYZ selector on the auto box-230 for part from a breakers....without this the car goes into limp mode-3rd gear only reduced engine power and only D, P, R and N work on the box!!

When it's working it's spot on apart from leaky sunroof syndrome when it rains heavy-another common problem which i've 95% fixed lol. If you buy another disco get a 300tdi basically..
I've toyed with putting the Skyline back on the road but a) it looks like this:


b) it's farking ridiculous insurance, I've basically bought 2 4x4's this year for what it would cost me to insure the Skyline and c) 9 times out of 10 when I've been to the track, the Skyline isn't driveable enough to get home under it's own power!!!

Actually while I was looking for the above photo I came across one I took in the summer which has given me a great idea

__________________
The Buttertubs Run
Sykopaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #12
AKA Frenchie

Administrator

 
SPEEDR33PER's Avatar
 
Drives: R33 GTS-T,FULLY MODIFIED ESCORT VAN and the SNOOPYMOBIlE 2
Join Date: May 2006
Location: tillicoultry scotland
Posts: 25,941
Club ID#: 7722

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (13)


View My Pictures
Ex army is a good idea mate looked after regardless of price
__________________
WWW.JAPSPEED.CO.UK

skylineowners.com mechanic and mot tester
SCOTLAND,CLACKMANNAN
SAUDI ARABIA


Quote:
Originally Posted by andyneed4speed View Post

Nice to see the scottish contingent but I didn't realise we had the legendary Speedr33per in our midst
SPEEDR33PER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 10:23 PM   #13
Seasoned Member
 
Sykopaf's Avatar
 
Drives: RX8, BMW K1300R, Suzuki TL1000s, Mitsi L200
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: York
Posts: 2,406
Club ID#: 10678

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (7)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPEEDR33PER View Post
Ex army is a good idea mate looked after regardless of price
Found this place just after I'd bought the Fourtrak and was out trucking round the countryside. This garage is just down the road from me, every Landy in there was 2999 apart from one which was kitted out to the eyeballs, up for about 10k.

Has to be worth a drive over there, see what they've got now I think, maybe's see if I can get an interest free loan from the bank of mum and dad!
__________________
The Buttertubs Run
Sykopaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
Moderator

Moderator

 
StuartTheFish's Avatar
 
Drives: Spec 1 GTS25t
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Harrogate
Posts: 12,294
Club ID#: 25144

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (1)


View My Pictures
Is it at ulleskelf? Drove through there the other day and saw several in army paint for sale.
StuartTheFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #15
Seasoned Member
 
Sykopaf's Avatar
 
Drives: RX8, BMW K1300R, Suzuki TL1000s, Mitsi L200
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: York
Posts: 2,406
Club ID#: 10678

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (7)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuartTheFish View Post
Is it at ulleskelf? Drove through there the other day and saw several in army paint for sale.
That's the place, it's like 10 mins away from me, but never knew it existed until I drove through exploring.
__________________
The Buttertubs Run
Sykopaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2019, Verticalscope Inc.