Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tuning failure

Today I visited a local tuning show to test my car in an 1/8 mile drag race. As I am not very skilled, my times weren't that good, the best one was 10.09... But it was enough to beat some Honda Civics, Integras and VW GTis. But I really wanted to push it below 10 sec. So there I was, the fourth run - great start, no wheelspin, ideal gearchanges, everything was looking good. But then i noticed a big cloud of smoke coming from my exhaust. I stopped and some dude ran towards my with a fire extinguisher, I told him it's definitely not on fire. The look on his face - disappointment. Later I discovered that the head gasket was blown and the smoke was actually water streaming onto the pistons and evaporating rapidly. A friend of mine towed me back home, what a shame! I'll keep this one brief, because I'm really pissed right now...

Here are some photos:
My car on the start
And some crazy wheelie in a Fiat 500

10 comments:

  1. Totally awesome... shame about your gasket tho, hope it gets fixed soon.

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  2. Thanks, I hope I can fix it before the snow falls... But the school stuff and everything, we'll see.

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  3. DAMN! bet that was a hell of a day, i would be pissed too. best of luck with your car mate.

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  4. A blown gasket will change the tone of your day. Good luck with getting it fixed.

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  5. Good luck with fixing your car mate :) And getting under 10s as well lol.

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  6. I had a blown gasket on my Nissan a few months back. I don't race or anything like that, but that will definitely screw up some plans.

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  7. Man, tough break - It happens though

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