Today I changed oil and filter on my daily, a wee Corsa D, good enough for my needs £30 yearly tax. I got into the habit of changing my oil and filter every six months, when I was working as a carer, obviously more miles, and then there was quite a lot of start stop, all of which can be hard on the vehicle. I keep a note of my dates and mileage in a wee old diary and the miles I’ve done since the last change…….just over a thousand…….
When I started biking there were loads of new ideas floating around; Wankel, turbo, inline sixes,even a diesel. You could buy a turbo and bolt it on to your 4cyl Jap with the inevitable consequences to your unmodified engine internals, but the big 4 over come that by making their own versions. Lag was an issue but nowadays that can almost be eliminated so why no turbo bikes? Norton revised the rotary a few years ago to some good effect but it doesn't seem to have caught on. I believe Enfild India made the first (and last) diesel but with modern diesels and turbos I should think it could be made to work. How about a 2 stroke turbo? Imagine a quarter mile on that!
Doing some raking around under the piano and unearthing rather more spare coupé parts than I realised I had One of these was a handbook and Clarion radio instruction book for a red L.E., reg. as above. Thought about returning them to the original owner who appeared to have bought it from Highfine Ltd in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, but it's been declared SORN, with the MoT expiring in March 2016.
Came in the post today fitted it in 10 minutes .I hesitated from buying on as i don't want a turbo car 20VT with on and off power delivery . My 16 VT is a bit laggy I am impressed with it . The car seems to have more low down get up and go . I have a boost gauge fitted and just put a new clutch in the car . Only driven the car up and down the road so far . Well worth the money .