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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:21 pm 
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Lucky there wasn't a full ditch there!

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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:39 pm 
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any ideas what caused the hose to let go? Corroded? HopefuLly not a result of the de-ABS'ing?

Glad all came out relatively unscathed :D

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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:20 pm 
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All hoses on the car are goodridge and S/S braided and also covered with flexible hose protector. As it blew right at the crimped ferral on the caliper all I can assume is the crushing of the crimp might have put some sort of stress point on the inner tube. The hoses are old though! Definitely not a result of removing ABS IMO.

Second session out with my daughter threw up another problem, brake pads are now bedded in, tracks a bit drier so braking a bit harder when the whole car starts to vibrate and horrible 'terminal noise' comes from the front end.....came in after a couple of laps and jacked car up and checked brakes, hubs, driveshafts etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNdkcDr-2rU

and it wasn't the wheel nuts!! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:45 am 
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Oft that looks a bit serious Mark... bit of a bone shaker....
Was it like that driving slowly back or just when you apply the brakes... It's like warped discs.. or your 'NUTS' hehe :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:52 am 
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Wishbone mount bolts?

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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:37 pm 
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Couldn’t see any problems so wheels back on and taking the 'thrash it until it breaks mentality' we went back out again. Noise appeared to recede after a few laps…result! Ha.

http://youtu.be/8mp3Z5m-elM

Track had dried out by now so off with the rain tyres and on with my well worn RSR’s. nearside front off, just put other alloy agains the hub when 2 thinks dawned on me….

1) The noise was the edge of my new tyres being machined down by the arch studs. Seemed the newly purchased ‘Hirsch’ alloys are the incorrect offset for the 9000 and thus the tyres didn’t have enough clearance when hard on the brakes. Never noticed it on the road as I don’t usually hit the brakes hard from 3 figure speeds when driving to work!
2) The newly purchased ‘Hirsch’ alloys came with extended bolts….my other 3 sets of alloys use standard ones and who forgot that when loading the car up…. :cen: ! Wheel back on and a quick 30 mile round trip back home to get some original wheel bolts.

Got back just in time to swap wheels over and then I noticed a check engine light….5 flashes….easy fix, throttle position sensor plug popped out, so cable tie in hand, problem sorted. Damn, battery needs disconnecting to clear…hope it clears fast….30 seconds and battery is back on and cel cleared. Now for some fun…..still not boosting fully, but it now creeps to 1.5 instead of 1.2. Still its progress and going the right way!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyR_hL7aMJo

Then the oil temperature started to go up and the oil pressure down....... :(


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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
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Nice little recovery there Mark!
Looks a great track and plenty of good viewing places. This track is now on my to do list.

Cant help but be little curious, what's the thinking behind the new brake setup?

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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
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Then the oil temperature started to go up and the oil pressure down....... :(


Hmmmm.......
3bar oil pressure on your car.......
That's 25% down is it not?

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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:41 am 
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Normally its stable at 3.5 bar so down 0.5 bar but oil temp hit 123 deg, alarm setpoint at 120 deg. bearing in mind it wasnt a scorching day as well. Oil temp drops rapidly once off the throttle, just think its at its max capacity for heat transfer so might see about a bigger one in the future.
The tubular manifold which has been cracked in the middle of the collector has finally blown all my exhaust paste bodge out too so I drove to work the next day with a 'chav exhaust' note. Going past Blackpool I hit the pedal to find no boost at all. Turns out that a a bit of manifold has come off and has jammed the turbo.. I can free the exh turbine up just by moving the shaft back and forth but the bit of metal is too big to go past the blades so as soon as i fire the engine back up the metal is blown back into the blades and it jams again.
So, I will probably pull the eng and box out as a oner and fit my spare SAS tubular which means a lot of messing around with the exh pipework to and from my external wastegate. I'll also fit a modified sump when its out too.


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 Post subject: Re: Aintree 04 Oct 2014
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:26 am 
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The blowing manifold (there's a problem i can relate to...thankfully fixed now) won't have helped, under bonnet temps would be a lot higher...certainly worked out that way on mine, pumping 900deg+ gases into the engine bay.

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