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What have you done to your car today?

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On 10/2/2017 at 1:43 PM, Technikhaus said:

Took the car to get tuned on Friday, 160KW ATW, tuner said he expected way more, but a better intercooler may help.

It also started to develop a tick in one of the heads.

Took it home, and checked it out on Saturday  morning and found one of the cam carriers had come loose, and the other had snapped bolts.... I swear I tightened them to factory spec. Fixed that, but it still had a tick, now suspecting it may have dropped a shim.


Instead of risking it for the hill climb on Sunday, we decided to pull the engine and swap in a spare for Sunday. Finished that at 2AM and then had to be up by 6 to go to the hill climb.

Ran the hill climb, spare engine wasn't too happy but dealt with it surprisingly!

 

Will pull the top end apart tonight or tomorrow and find out what's going on with the new engine...

How did you go in the hill climb?

Anymore vids? 

I still enjoy watching the ones you posted when you had my car

1 hour ago, Conducks said:

Dad shouted me new rubber today!
265/35 RE003’s all round, still a slight stretch on 9.5 wide rims. Might go for 275’s next time round.

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Looks good, Im not a fan of stretched tyres, but these look fine, just the right amount. 

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2 minutes ago, SpeedySub said:

How did you go in the hill climb?

Anymore vids? 

I still enjoy watching the ones you posted when you had my car

Looks good, Im not a fan of stretched tyres, but these look fine, just the right amount. 

 

To be fair I wouldn't have even called that stretched xD 

 

I'm on 17x8 and running 215 and those aren't stretched I don't think. So surely 9.5" wheel running 265 isn't either haha

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13 minutes ago, SpeedySub said:

265/35 RE003’s all round, still a slight stretch on 9.5 wide rims. Might go for 275’s next time round.

I must be getting old as I remember when fitting 225s was considered a wide tyrexD

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I must be getting old as I remember when fitting 225s was considered a wide tyre

No no, 335s are a wide tire ;)


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35 minutes ago, Conducks said:


No no, 335s are a wide tire ;)


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Back in my day we had a hard time getting the stretch on the wagon wheel

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(my first wagon)xD

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On 03/10/2017 at 3:51 PM, SpeedySub said:

How did you go in the hill climb?

Anymore vids? 

I still enjoy watching the ones you posted when you had my car

 

Eh, didn't do too badly for being myself, didn't go to set any real times, but more so to learn to drive it better, as I've never been very confident at sliding around corners etc, so just lots of practice, that being considered, for once I wasn't last in class, and came out 2nd last in class instead :P

No in car this time, just a drone video a friend made, that I'm in once very briefly.

 

 

 

 

Today I Finally took the rocker covers off of the new engine and found that Cylinder 3's Exhaust valves have too much gap between the buckets and the cam. 

It's o.3mm on one and 0.4mm on the other, where it should be 0.2mm.

Now to find out why....

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Downpipe installed. Tuner wouldn’t dyno it because it’s too loud, gonna put my factory mufflers back in tonight, hopefully tune tomorrow.

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You are joking right?

 

 

23 minutes ago, Conducks said:

Downpipe installed. Tuner wouldn’t dyno it because it’s too loud, gonna put my factory mufflers back in tonight, hopefully tune tomorrow.

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Downpipe installed. Tuner wouldn’t dyno it because it’s too loud, gonna put my factory mufflers back in tonight, hopefully tune tomorrow.

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The tuner wouldn't tune the car... Because it's too loud?

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@Conducks What mufflers are you running at the moment?

Do you think its much louder than the stock DP? Sounds a bit strange to me that they wouldn't tune as too loud.

Would putting the original mufflers on for the tune cause issues when you replace with the aftermarket ones?

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16 hours ago, Technikhaus said:

 

Eh, didn't do too badly for being myself, didn't go to set any real times, but more so to learn to drive it better, as I've never been very confident at sliding around corners etc, so just lots of practice, that being considered, for once I wasn't last in class, and came out 2nd last in class instead :P

No in car this time, just a drone video a friend made, that I'm in once very briefly.

 

 

 

Sweet, that looks like a lot of fun. If there's any hillclimb like that around Auckland I might be keen to give it a try.

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[mention=20054]Conducks[/mention] What mufflers are you running at the moment?
Do you think its much louder than the stock DP? Sounds a bit strange to me that they wouldn't tune as too loud.
Would putting the original mufflers on for the tune cause issues when you replace with the aftermarket ones?


Well currently it’s 4” downpipe into 3” straight pipe to 4” quad tips... with no resonators or mufflers........


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You are joking right?
 
 
 

Not joking. Am fully straight piped now 4” downpipe into 3” straight pipe to 4” tips


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Fair enough, at full beans in an enclosed space I can imagine that thing would be awfully loud even with proper noise protection.

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17 hours ago, Technikhaus said:

 

Eh, didn't do too badly for being myself, didn't go to set any real times, but more so to learn to drive it better, as I've never been very confident at sliding around corners etc, so just lots of practice, that being considered, for once I wasn't last in class, and came out 2nd last in class instead :P

No in car this time, just a drone video a friend made, that I'm in once very briefly.

 

 

 

Today I Finally took the rocker covers off of the new engine and found that Cylinder 3's Exhaust valves have too much gap between the buckets and the cam. 

It's o.3mm on one and 0.4mm on the other, where it should be 0.2mm.

Now to find out why....

 

Watched the vid but unsure of what car you drive these days?

P.s super keen to do this, any around ak happening?

My next track day is booked for the 21st ^_ ^

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1 hour ago, delta said:

 

Sweet, that looks like a lot of fun. If there's any hillclimb like that around Auckland I might be keen to give it a try.

 

11 minutes ago, THUNDA said:

 

Watched the vid but unsure of what car you drive these days?

P.s super keen to do this, any around ak happening?

My next track day is booked for the 21st ^_ ^

 

Yellow and blue legacy for me, 3:35 into the video:

 

 

 

My favourite photo from the day: (I really need to fix that spot I missed painting on the roll cage...)

 

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Depends on where you are, but here's a few links to get you guys going, there's a mix of sealed tarmac and gravel events around:

Motorkhanas are great fun too.

 

http://www.kiwimotoring.com/clubs/category/hillclimb-clubs

 

http://www.sccnz.co.nz/upcoming-events/results/

 

http://www.hcmc.org.nz/

 

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Conducks said:

Well currently it’s 4” downpipe into 3” straight pipe to 4” quad tips... with no resonators or mufflers........

Yeah that might be a problem, that sounds like it would be loud. Also do you know the db  level of the exhaust as I imagine it wouldn't pass a WOF, also if very loud then the Tuner may have health and safety issues if the noise is too loud.

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1 hour ago, Conducks said:


Well currently it’s 4” downpipe into 3” straight pipe to 4” quad tips... with no resonators or mufflers........ 
 

WOWSERS!!  Wouldnt mind seeing a video of how loud this is!

 

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Sure there’d be some rotors and v8’s out there that’d still make this seem reasonable volume wise. 

 

Other thing is it isn’t technically WOF legal regardless of volume. Later model vehicles have to retain a cat for compliance. Only really think I get away with mine as it visually looks like it has one and isn’t all that loud. 

There really is no way of mistaking this and they’ll pay even more attention to it if it’s cutting it close on volume compliance too.

 

Good to see it fitted up sweet with the steering linkage though 👍

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WOWSERS!!  Wouldnt mind seeing a video of how loud this is!
 

Videos never do justice but see my latest Instagram post Instagram.com/conducks


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Personally, it sounds like ass to me 

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Personally, it sounds like ass to me 

sounds like a tractor lmao. Like my legacy did when I ran it with no exhaust after the turbo except the legacy sounded good.

 

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Why? :| 

Do it to an old banger but why wreck a prefectly good $65k+ car?

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Why?  
Do it to an old banger but why wreck a prefectly good $65k+ car?
It is what one does when they are young, dumb and full of cum.

also with more money than sense...

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11 minutes ago, 94 Leone said:


also with more money than sense...

 

Especially when it isn't theirs....

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