Well it’s come that time finally. Time to roll up the sleeves and tool away as much as possible to the get the Warwagon ready for another roadworthy check. The last check had a couple of niggling little things on there but now that I have both some time and money, join me as we patch things up to pass any scrutineers scrutiny..
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Once upon a time I was getting pretty rubbish fuel economy in my C34 Nissan Stagea – mileage up there with my old Rx7 which honestly wasn’t that great (just a sniff over 400ks to a tank). However once I swapped out the dead o2 sensor things improved slightly but given the short trips too and from work that really abused the fuel tank, it still wasn’t anything to write home about.
But now that I’m driving 35kms each way to work and back daily on the great highway known as the M1, would this be a better test of how much juice the Warwagon sips on from fill up to petrol light?
Lets find out – roll on the Stagea fuel economy test!
I’d owned my Nissan Stagea for all of 3 days when a tripled light warning flashed up one night on the way to a friends house. Not ideal considering one of those lights was ‘check engine’ and I figured I’d bought pure citrus.
After a quick Googling it seemed at least one of my coil packs were having a rough time…not an end of the world scenario but not ideal for proper running..
Okay, so I’m quite possibly 27 years too late here but hey, don’t tell me I never actually got round to warning you – if you own a 1988 Nissan Pintara (or are considering purchasing a 1988 Nissan Pintara sometime soon) then you might want to get the locks changed over..
One was a pretty big shoe brand back in the day, the other is a fairly well known automotive company. But back in 1990 in a move which I don’t think any other automotive company have done since, they teamed up and created…the limited edition Nissan Pulsar Reebok Edition!
New Years Eve – I should have been putting some ice on the Coronas, party pies in the oven and some resolutions on my to do list in preparation for howling at the moon around midnight. Instead I was driving from town to town playing a game of ‘Do I have enough juice to make it to the next service station?’
AKA Now that I’ve finally gotten around to replacing my oxygen sensor in the Stagea, lets make sure it’s doing what it’s supposed to be doing.
So I just bought a 2000 Nissan Stagea (more about the overall car coming soon) and the only problem I’ve come across so far is a supreme lack of illumination under the Stagea shifter (the automatic shifter P-R-N-D-3-2 gear panel). Luckily it’s a pretty easy fix and only takes a few minutes to get it to show up in the dark once more.
Usually at Driveanotherday.com we trawl the classifieds midweek for possible Bargain Bangers, today it’s a Sunday submersion into the sub $500 car bargains in the the hope of a freshly listed catch. And in under 60 seconds we’ve managed to land on something that screams ‘Wow the 80’s were an interesting time weren’t they?’ – a 1988 Nissan Exa!
Each week in Driveanotherday’s Bargain Bangers we shine the light on the best car we can find locally, within both our price and our range limits. Like our expectactions, both our limits for this challenge are very low…
Today we have unearthed…a pretty clean 1991 Nissan Pintara!