Coming back from a nice family dinner at Birdwood tonight my Gearbox blew in 5th gear at 110kmh.
It was really weird how it happened as well, just cruising sticking to the speed limit all of a sudden i smelt oil and it started grinding, i pulled it outta 5th gear and then the motor seized.
Pretty interesting experiance losing power assitance to the steering through a sweeper at 110, not too mention trying to actually stop the car.
I am that close to turning my back on cars forever the way i feel atm,
Had a total of 21 days driving in the car since the conversion and now it is back off the road(again)
I wouldn't care if i had been thrashing it and it blew from my own overdrivng, but to blow while cruising at 1900 rpm in 5th is a friggen joke.
Dunno where i go from here, but the way I feel I might fix it and sell the friggen thing, just had a gut full, no matter what i do to this car it just won't go for more than like 3 months before something blows and it's off the road, I mean jesus my Escort is more reliable and it is 31 years older than my Fairmont.
And I have been taking it so easy trying to look after the car and the mechanicals, my mates have even been calling Miss Daisy(as in driving Miss Daisy) since i got the V8 because I have been so cautious with everything, wtf do I have to do to actually get some luck