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......