Monday 7 March 2016

Update: 7/3/2016 - All ok!

Clocked up a small 250km over the weekend. It seems so much quicker now with the new tyres on it. can pull strong to the redline without any hint of slippage.

Ordered a 200cel sports cat(last one was 100cel and wouldn't pass NCT). It promptly arrived during the week so will fit that as soon as I get a chance.

Dropping the car off to a body shop on tue to get the rear boot / rear lights resealed as they are a bit leaky and to get the air con re-gassed. Also a few other little bits fixed up that have been annoying me for a while.

It appears that she is using a bit more fuel when cold, especially as it looses all heat heading down the hill from the mountains but once fully warmed up, it pulls hard despite the aging turbo.

Brakes are all ok, checked the fluid with a tester and it appears to be still fresh-ish so all ok there. might check out some DBA 4000 T3 discs for the front with some CL RC5+ pads to replace the EBC red stuff.

Regarding the turbo, i have 2 options. 1) - replacement 400bhp hybrid to fit in stock location or option 2) is a Garrett GTX3076R w/.82 housing & vband with ext WG & 6boost manifold which is obviously alot more expensive but would make it mental. Will have to wait & see how the funds are. right now I am just going to enjoy it.

Anyway... some pics

200cel Sports Cat

Brake fluid test

As always, stay tuned......

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Update: 02/03/2016 - Back on the road for 2016

Taxed today & back on the road finally. Been a long wait since 1st Dec!

Have a few things to take care off body wise then get Elite Auto Clean to work some magic on it during the month of March.

Japspeed 200cel sports cat on the way so will fit that once it arrives. Innovate LC2 will take care of the fine tune once the sports cat has been fitted.

Will be using it as a daily now also soon enough again.

Thinking towards a potential wheel color change as they will need a refurb at some point this year. They are Rota GTRs in bronze & the car is white. Dont want black as you can loose the design of the wheel.

Suggestions below in the comments section please! Either stay with the bronze & refurb or refurb and complete wheel color change.

Here is the car as it stands today

As always, stay tuned for more updates!