@gmporschenut-also-a-fan-of-hondas You might break up some of the gunk, but with that much crud, the valve springs and timing chains have suffered a lot. Fresh oil can't correct metal fatigue and wear. At best, you'd end up with a somewhat cleaner engine that still runs badly.
I read Al Franken's book many years ago, and he devotes a chapter to pig farms. It sounds horrid. I visited a family dairy farm and it was bad enough, with the cow pens and the mechanical shit scraper that goes around inside. Cousin said it's all well and good until a cow dies in there and the mechanical shit scraper gets stuck.
@azw123 Thinking about this, I think it was probably a pretty new GMC Savana Explorer van, it was a loaded 9-passenger conversion job and I think it stickered close to $80,000. Priciest when new would have been a Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, but it had depreciated down to maybe $20k by the time I got to it.
Oh, and an early '00s Luhrs sport fish, which I think still retails somewhere close to $200k
@bloody-the-resident-shitposting-saffer The SS United States Conservancy has occasionally done special tours of the ship for former passengers, crew members, and their families/descendants, its closed to the public otherwise, and, obviously with COVID, has been closed entirely lately. You and your wife would probably qualify to get in, if they ever start back up again.
@urambo-tauro RHD in a LHD world is taking some getting used to. I keep finding myself trying to drive in the left side of a lane. That's not too bad since a Beat is crazy narrow, but would definitely suck in something wider.
I did it for 2 years without any great problems. Part of that time was a weekly commute to the LHD country. In the RHD country I was commuting from, I drove a LHD car!
That rusted through Subie control arm hits home for me. I brought my 9-2x to the dealer for the recall. They gave them a passing grade and sent me on my way. Less than 2 years later it snapped in half - thankfully while backing out of a parking space and not on the highway..
@mjswee Man, you're so lucky being able to score that 912 – probably my favorite Porsche model. And having spare budget to buy another car like Series Land Rover (which is also my favorite LR generation)? You're living the dream I dream 👍