Last Call: Testa-Roaster Edition

I never found out what this stuff was that was melted onto the exhaust tip of this Cars & Coffee Ferrari Testarossa, and being totally honest, I didn’t really want to know.
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  1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    I misread that as “Tesla Roadster”, and wondered why I was looking at exhaust pipes.

    1. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

      I did the same.

    2. gerberbaby Avatar

      Me too.

  2. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    I bailed my car out of jail today. Hadn’t driven it since late October. Pretty much a record. Failed traction control module has not miraculously cured itself. So it drives like shit. Wants to idle at 600 rpm, weird throttle feel, and I’ve got to gun it to get any response. Kinda fun in a way. But I drove enough to charge the battery up some, and filled up the tank. Beautiful day for it. Made a call to my SAABwhisperer, who can’t deal with it instantly. But soon. And maybe fix some of the other things the boneheads managed to break last summer…

    1. PaulE Avatar

      T7 car, IIRC, right? Sounds like the throttle body is in limp-home mode, no longer driving by ‘wire’ but by the backup throttle cable. There’s a way to reset the trip mechanism on the TB, then clear the CELs with either a scan tool or pulling the fuse for the appropriate ECU. If lucky it’ll work for a while, but it’s likely to happen again. A good used or a remanned throttle body will likely be the answer.

      1. Van_Sarockin Avatar

        Not sure what a T7 is. I’ve got a ’93 9000T and the TCS fault is famed. Fortunately I’ve got the best mechanic lined up for it, but I have to wait 1.5 weeks, and he’s two states away.

        1. PaulE Avatar

          Ah, yes… I’ve been there, too–I owned a ‘93.5 9000 Aero for several years. It’s most likely one of the ‘safety’ valves (there’s one mounted on the false firewall by the MAP sensor and one mounted on the driver’s side (LH side of car) inner fender, under the hood. Try swapping those first. At the very least, if the one in back is bad (fairly likely), swapping will get you driving again.
          Saab geek-speak: T5=Saab Trionic engine management system (5th gen) on that vintage 9000 (look for the red ignition cassette), NG 900/early 9-3s. T7 = Trionic engine management system on ’00- 9-3s, all old-gen 9-5s (look for a black DI cassette).

          1. Van_Sarockin Avatar

            Thanks, apparently a mere T-5 rehead. Hoping to wrap this up soon. Bt, I’m taking
            your advice to heart.

  3. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

    When do you get rid of something that has some sentimental value to it? I’m not generally attached to objects, but there are some things I just feel bad about throwing away, but I don’t really know what to do with them, and I hate having stuff around just for the sake of it being around.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      If selling this stuff on Craigslist nets enough money to buy other stuff you don’t need,, it’s time to undust it and do so. Sort of my way of thinking, but, to be honest, we hve entire rooms filled with crap, too.

    2. roguetoaster Avatar

      As soon as it becomes impossible to organize the stuff neatly without building a new storage rack/shelf/shed. Then stuff that can be sold goes on CL for 75% of what seems fair, and gets put on the curb for free after a week. Anything else goes in the trash.

    3. I_Borgward Avatar

      Sometimes the the best thing to do is give such a thing to someone who shows an interest. You get the satisfaction of passing it to someone who appreciates it while unburdening yourself.
      We only have what we can give away.

  4. Batshitbox Avatar

    My pal caught a plastic bag on the header of his BMW R1200. It. Never. Went. Away.

  5. Batshitbox Avatar

    Ahh! Martians again! In the microphones!!!

  6. karonetwentyc Avatar

    Talk me out of the idea of a Peugeot 505 wagon. It’s only been two months since I sold our last Pug, and I’m feeling the need for another one. Again.

    1. roguetoaster Avatar

      Buy it, there is no reason not to. Where are you that Pugs are so prevalent to have allowed you to sell one and buy one within 60 days? Around DC they seem to have vanished, which is sad, as I’m looking to branch out from BMW a bit more these days.

      1. karonetwentyc Avatar

        I won’t go so far as to say that they’re prevalent, but they are around if you know where to look. Don’t have one lined up, but I do have some ideas as to what I’d like to have for the next one.

  7. needthatcar Avatar

    Wait, nobody said anything about dragoning? I mean, come on, people. Or, is that too *redacted*?

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