Sandpanther (sandpanther) wrote,
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Automotive Geekliness

Duuuuuuude! I just saw a Skyline!! Like a real, honest-to-goodness Skyline, just parked out on the street. And I'm not even in Japan!

I'm resisting the urge to go hang out next to the car until the owner appears. I think that would be too geekly even for me. Still, I'm curious about who owns a freakin' Skyline!!


In other geekly news... I've started a basic auto maintenance class at City College this semester. I've been wanting to take something like this for a loooong time, so I decided just to take the plunge.

The first class was last night. In the introduction the instructor mentioned that we are going to rotate through taking care of our own cars, not just some random practice cars. Eep.

At the end of class we had a tour of the shop. By the end of the tour, I was gloating and drooling. See, they have the equipment for doing an alignment (which I've been wanting to get but haven't had the time), and for mounting tires on rims (which will come in handy, since I'm thinking it's about time to get a set of autocross tires). And best of all, they have the equipment for turning brake rotors! Mwahahahaha!!! (Who has warped front rotors A-GAIN? Yeah, that would be me.) So providing I can just turn them (since I've had these rotors turned once before), then I can get the problem fixed for another couple of thousand miles for the cost of my time and some new brake pads. If not... well, I was planning on replacing the rotors anyway, so it's not like I'm going to be losing anything in that area then.

It's sad that I get so excited over automotive tools.
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