A week has gone by since the big day & it seems like I’ve been living in the car this week. Almost 1,700 miles worth in fact. Life is not slowing down the Old Girl. I’ve been to Fields, OR – Burley, ID – Twin Falls, ID (twice) – Emmett, ID & other local areas & Salmon, ID. If you take the time to look up these places in mapquest, or google maps, you’ll see that these places are no where near Boise. Hence, almost 1,700 miles in a week. Luckily, it’s a 3 day weekend & the only road time the TSX is seeing is back & forth to Lowes to wrap up some last minute stuff around the house before the Princess (allegedly) comes home.
Since my last post I’ve gotten a lot of different questions about the car & my future plans. I did a walk around video talking about some of the most common questions I’ve had recently. If you’re ready for the video, here ya go…
Some of things that I forgot to cover in the video that I’ve been asked a bunch is Q: If I plan on notifying Corporate Acura about my story & if I’d heard anything from them? A: Yes I have, Thru their Facebook page as well as direct emails to individuals working at Corporate, & no I have not heard, as of yet, anything back from them. I’m sure they’re all quite busy & lets be honest… Some guy just a few months ago put 1,000,000 miles on a 2007 Tundra! I mean, I thought I drove a lot….geez. Sadly I’m afraid the 500,000 mile benchmark may just not be that impressive anymore. (on a corporate level anyway)
Q: Do I plan to keep her on the road or retire her? A: I plan on keeping her on the road until the motor blows. Or some other devastating occurrence happens, at which time I will evaluate & make a call.
This is a very common one, mostly from people new to my blog, car, story – Q: What all have you had to replace & what kind of maintenance would you recommend for me to get similar results? What kind of oil do you use? A: See the 2 links below…
(Scroll down to the Orange McLaren. You shall Find what you seek there.)
Like I mentioned in the video, I’m having a compression & dyno test done to see how the motor is holding up after half a million. I’m very curious to see the results. I’ll update when I find out.
Since I haven’t had a lot of time, I’m still looking thru what all HeelToe has for my car. I’ve found a couple things that I like & will be deciding on something very soon. They have a ton of stuff for our TSX’s so it’s taken a while to look thru everything. I would love to get an A-Spec lip kit & a spoiler (Mugen or otherwise) fog lights, some of those sweet JDM headlamps with the clear lenses… Hell, I’ll like to get all the little dings fixed & a complete paint, but after just putting a bunch of money into home projects, I can’t afford anything grandiose like that right now. But I’ll let you guys know what I end up getting.
I hope this post answers most of your questions. If you still have some, feel free to sound off in the comments & I’ll do my best to answer them.
Stay safe out there & Thanks for stopping by!