I sold my G60 Corrado back in April of 2008. It still lives on in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with its new owner. I don't believe he is a part of Corrado World. At any rate, I finally reached my limit with the car when the new timing belt I had installed broke for the final time. I grew tired of wrenching on it when I'd have rather been driving it.
Nice to see the picture of it on the website header...thanks for that Skye.
My replacement ride is a 2001 Audi TT Quattro Roadster. Tastefully modded and quick as hell. Reliable too! I added a headliner for the convertible top, a center armrest, and a factory luggage rack I found on EBAY. I also tracked down the original Pzwo P1 wheels that were on the car when it was bought new by Hillside Imports here in Portland.
Today on the way into work the timing belt snapped. It was only a year old and not even 10000 miles on it. The Corrado went home on the flat bed without me. Thank God for AAA+ one call for a tow or roadside assistance and it pays for itself.
Same trouble...this time with the pinned sprocket. Engine's out, crankshaft pulled, back to the machine shop for another crankshaft repair and pin job...this time with two pins. I will make damn sure that the bolt is torqued correctly and plenty of green loctite is used.
The sprocket and keyway on the crankshaft failed the other day. The crank and bolt threads are badly galled. I am going to replace the crank with a used one and put in new bottom end bearings and seals. The engine comes out this weekend.