If you are going to keep the R long term then I think it makes sense to get it. That $50k amortized over 10 years is just $5k per year. That's not that bad at all for something that would bring you happiness on a daily basis.
Just my perspective :like:
I was consuming 1 QT per 2000 miles when I bought my car. At 10k miles, consumption was 1 QT per 1000 miles. My dealership said it was normal. By this time the engine was knocking loudly which they considered normal as well.
At 15k miles I was consuming 1 QT per 700 miles. Ford finally did...
I think using a DCT with paddles is more fun than letting the computer do the work for you but there's just not enough driver interaction and skill involved to keep me engaged. I'm sticking with a manual.
I power wash my s550 engine bay without covering anything. I first foam everything and then from 4 feet away rinse everything down for maybe 30 seconds. At that range the force of the water is reduced a good amount. It's not a deep clean but I'm just trying to get the light grease and dirt off...
This video can probably explain which calculation to use. Look at the whiteboard calculations he's using.
Wheel torque = Engine torque x gearing
Gearing = 4.696 x 3.15
Engine torque = 420 ft/lbs
Wheel torque = 5917 ft/lbs x (whatever ratio you want to use for transmission loss)
The point of...