Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C
Feeling a bit disappointed, I've gotta say.
The roadworthy could have gone worse, but not much worse.
I got a call this morning with the mechanic telling me if he submitted the photos of the car as it stood it would likely be red flagged.
I've only ever had roadworthy's done by mechanics who were friends, so if something was wrong for instance, they would say: get this done, and I'd go and get this done.
In this case he said everything needed doing.
Itemised list of things he stated would not pass a roadworthy:
- Front bumper support panel (this is a bar of pure cancer that I've been trying to find a body guy to fabricate, no one wants the job however)
[To be replaced]
- Front and rear tyres (yes they're older but still have more than minimum safe tread)
[To be replaced]
- Engine Oil Leaks (this one I'm unsure of, I've driven this car since I bought it, sporadically of course, and had it garaged for the last 10 months. I've worked on it and not seen any oil leaks, so maybe something new, or maybe it's a result of the heavier rain getting gunk on the engine dripping, not sure)
[Maybe new sump plug?]
- Driver's side wiper jumps
- Dash to be fixed properly (it's currently awaiting parts from NZ, not sure why he wrote it as it's not loose it's missing, and I advised him of this prior)
[Waiting delivery of replacement parts]
- Engine stalling (I've not had a single stall the entire time I've owned this car, he said it stalled on him 3 times, with one of them being during the failed brake test, he has no reason to lie about this, so what's the go?)
- Passenger Window Operation Not Smooth (I'm fairly certain there is no state that requires an operational passenger window, let alone a smoothly operating one)
[New regulator cogs from twosRus]
Now for the annoying bits that I wasn't aware of:
- All rear end bushes (damn)
- Front and Read brake hoses (double damn, thankfully twosRus have the steel replacements fairly cheap)
- Brake calipers require overhaul or replacement
- Rear brake pads
- Radiator lower support panel has previously been cut with an angle grinder then epoxied back in place (I'm pretty cut up about this one as it sucks)
[More fabrication work.]