Since my Sirion GTVi’s bottom end met its maker about 2 weeks ago I have been on the hunt for something to replace it as my daily driver. Due to not expecting the Sirion to give up the ghost I didn’t have a lot of money saved and had to look in the bargain bins of Gumtree and Car Sales. I made the decision early to stay in the Daihatsu family and started looking at the two cars that interested me most: the Move and the Pyzar. While I like the Pyzar there wasn’t any cars in the immediate area that sparked my interest.
So, I started looking at Moves. To be honest the Moves were scarcer than the Pyzars, but, I eventually found a couple to pick from and made a decision.
The one I chose had low Ks (114k), RWC, 6 months rego, had the timing belt done relatively recently, had aircon and was manual. Things are looking up!
There was one glaring problem though; the car was in Bundaberg! 443KMs away from my place. I originally had talked a friend into taking the road trip with me, but, he had to pull out due to work commitments. Ultimately, my Dad was enlisted and off we went.
Arriving in Bundaberg around lunch time, a deal was done and within 30mins I was on the road again heading back in my bus. The trip back was mostly uneventful, which was great. I had been stopping every 1.5 hours or so to check everything, but, the car was going great.
Once I hit the Gold Coast I stopped at a servo and checked everything again. Everything checked out fine. 10-15mins of city driving later I arrive home and there seems to be oil escaping from under the oil filler cap! I checked the oil level and while it was lower it still had plenty of oil left. Phew.
After a conversation with Jimmy Evil today, he assured me that this was a common problem with the ED20 and something I hope to rectify tonight.
Enough talking. Picture time:
While she isn’t perfect and the paint is a bit faded at the top of the rear bumper and bonnet, she is pretty straight and will be a good base for what I’m hoping to do.