Saturday the 13th: Why I'm currently GT-R-less!
I'd like to think that I'm not a superstitious person at heart but sometime when things just don't seem to go right for you some illogical part of your poor frazzled brain just wants to look for something to explain why the universe decided to just give you a swift kick in your sensitive parts.
Yesterday was the 13th and although it wasn't a Friday the morning kicked off with some bad luck that sure felt like it was an inauspicious day. I was all set to start shooting my next YouTube video when I started up my beloved R35 GT-R and that warning in the pic above came on. Few things sink an R35 owner's heart faster than seeing those words on his dashboard.
The car ran fine but Reverse was AWOL and gears 1, 3, and 5 had decided to join it in going on the lam. After plugging my Cobb Accesport in I was able to pull a code P0847 which translated to a problem with at least one of the transmission fluid pressure sensors. I haven't had a chance to take the car someplace for a proper diagnosis yet since without reverse I can't back it out of the garage so it'll have to wait until I can wrangle up some help later this week to push it out in neutral then drive it gingerly to a mechanic using gears 2, 4, and 6 which have graciously decided to hang around still in my hour of need.
Unfortunately whatever happens this means my R35 will be non-driveable for some time. I don't hold it against the car since she's given me 11 years of faultless service before and things just break sometimes - such is the nature of all things mechanical. It still sucks the big falota though that this is happening.
The timing could have been better since my R32 was also unavailable that day.
I was expecting to have the R32 back yesterday but in another stroke of bad luck they couldn't finish in time so I'll have to wait until Tuesday to get it.
I said in the title that I was currently GT-R-less. Regular readers would know I have three GT-Rs so you might be wondering what the deal is with the R34 and hoping I haven't wrapped it around a saguaro after throwing back a few too many vodka shots. Thankfully the R34 is perfectly fine but it's not with me and it's currently unknown when I'll get her back.