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Discussion in 'Other Events' started by vwtrev, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    Will book this week. It’s a Javelin day.


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  2. theoldboy

    theoldboy Modified is best
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    Thanks, Diary is free so I have booked it.
     
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  3. Nizza

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    Need some engine mounts - main engine to body and gearbox to body

    Quick google and found Direnza mountings and vibratechnic mounts. About same price.

    Any input on people experience or preference??


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  4. Legojon

    Legojon Will work for TTE420
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    I've got the full Vibratechnics set on my MK2. You wouldn't even know they were on there for the difference they made in noise / vibration. I'm really impressed with them. Never used Direnza, I've heard their wheel spacers are good. Didn't even know they did mounts.
     
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  5. theoldboy

    theoldboy Modified is best
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    Had a bad day at Cadwell (only because my EPC Light came on and need to sort out what's wrong).

    However had a good day whilst waiting for the tow to take me back to the garage, i also learnt some new stuff.

    1)RAC and AA wont retrieve from track (which I knew) but they do a courtesy visit to see if its a simple fix they can help with.

    2) My car is low and they wont tow me home as the tow gear don't fit under low sprung cars with big front spoilers. Was not a problem as the RAC Man got me a great deal from another company so was happy.

    The good news was the guys in the pit lane very kindly came over and offered to take me out in there cars (which I accepted) and it was great to go out in different cars with different drivers. Guy in a very nice jap car took me round the track the car was setup great and it was very exciting, he then went out with the instructor and was told him not to drive it as the wheel bearings were in a bad way and it was dangerous to drive on the track (but i had been in it at speed :) :) )

    There were a lot of red flags due to mechanical problems / spillages and one nasty crash, driver was ok, passenger was shook up.
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    Also saw a novel way to cool down a hot engine

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    The had a genny running the big fan.

    Best non modified car there was a very cool looking Aston

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    And this great motor turned up (I think for the evening session)

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  6. Legojon

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    Downer... you figured out what it is yet?
     
  7. theoldboy

    theoldboy Modified is best
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    Yes its a downer but I got to enjoy a different day.

    No just dropped it off, I think its injectors but the boys will have a look on Monday.
     
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  8. Maypack

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    You going to be ok for Donnington?


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  9. Yellow fr

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    Sorry to hear your problem with your car hope you get it fixed soon mate glad you managed still to have a good day and enjoyed the passenger rides out on track


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  10. theoldboy

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    Yes had a very good day out and have to say its very good to meet nice people who are happy to share with people they done even know.

    Restores your faith in humanity - yep old man talking sorry.
     
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  11. Legojon

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    Nice/rare when that happens. I'm turning into the guy off Up.
     
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  12. Nizza

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    Have you fixed your car? What was the problem?


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  13. theoldboy

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    Yes mate, garage have confirmed it was injectors failing just dumping fuel, just waiting to see if they can fix it this week or next.
     
  14. Yellow fr

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    Hope it’s this week mate
    I have my fingers crossed for you mate


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  15. Legojon

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    Yup fingers xed. I've got mine in the garage the day before looking at an oil leak. So long as they don't make it worse I'm good. LOL.
     
  16. Fozzy84

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    Im booked at Cadwell Thurs 18th - evening session
     
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  17. theoldboy

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    Question for you all, Do people change engine oil each time they go out on the track or just change at low regular intervals.
     
  18. Gokiwi64

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    When its all black and watery ?
     
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    theoldboy wondering about his oil change.

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  20. theoldboy

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    far to much hair
     
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