LOL stop it :P
LOL stop it :P
I cant help it because I know you want to, either that and/or these kw v2's :P
Been thinking about the oil temp thing last night - it was reading 130-140 which is insanely high - but the temperature sensor is in a sandwich plate before the oil filter - so that's the red hot oil coming from the block isn't it?
When that hits the oil in the sump it should cool down a bit
I'm thinking it might be a good idea to get a boss welded into the sump for the oil temp sensor and then t-piece the oil pressure sensor off the standard one - then ditch the sandwich plate
That'll give me room to run a thermostatic mocal oil cooler off of it too
You want to know the oil temp in the engine, not at the coolest point but where it is likely to seperate so the block or where you have it just now would be my advice.
On my Impreza I have a oil temp sensor on the block next to No.3 cylinder which is next to the turbo to let me know the hottest area in the engine.
Fair enough - I definitely need an oil cooler then lol
I guess I can keep the sandwich plate I have now with sensors in and then fit another thermostatic sandwich plate for the oil cooler then the filter
There's plenty of room under the airbox
Well Phil took your advice on Creddo's thread to take a look at yours and WoW lol, cars looking miint ! eager to get back now and start on mine. Still not decided to put moeny into mine or buy another as Black isnt my first choice in colour... Andy's done a good job on the inside ! makes the cage stand out well, Think ive decided with ITB's after this cheers
Looks awesome mate, i'd be very happy with that
Yeah I think even Andy was impressed with how well the inside came out - the roof is like a mirror lol
Couple of videos from Anglesey - still got another one to convert and upload at some point
Had a few phone calls with K-Tec over the last few days - managed to order some poly Oreca race door cards
Saw them at the weekend in James (BigAsh) car and they look spot on for what I need.
Unfortunately K-Tec don't have any in stock and have had to order them - with a 2 week wait. I've really got my fingers crossed they come from France in time for me to fit them for FCS as that will finish the interior off nicely
Also been looking at oil coolers - but that's getting a bit complex as I already have a sandwich plate fitted for my pressure/temp sensors
Oh yeah and I've got a piece of nimbus heat shield here finally - so I'm gonna fit that this weekend around the back of the engine bay and the brake reservoir - hopefully that will stop my brakes boiling over like they did at Anglesey. Just need to re-blead them
Waiting for some 10mm pneumatic piping to turn up and I'm gonna re-make my brake vacuum feed with solid pipe behind the heat shield too
Good work mate We run the oil temp sensor in the sandwich plate and then the pressure one on a boss that comes from the oil cooler. I'm sure they do thermo plates with four take off's
Look forward to seeing pic's of the brake servo line's best way to do it IMO
Yeah - I'm not sure whether to keep it routed to the drivers side of the engine which is a much more direct line - or go to the passenger side and along the bulk head behind the heat shield
Will see what works out best. Either way I'm gonna be keeping some spare tube and pneumatic connectors in my bag for track days lol!
I'd go with opposite to how it is now and along past the cam caps and then behind the heat shield
Haha the spare parts collections starts here You'll end up taking half a car with you in no time
Been looking at Passat 2.5V6 TDi Estates
Full leather, heated seats, auto box - etc.. £1600-2k
Think that will be my winter purchase and a trailer - then I can take all my tools etc.. in the boot
Nice motor's the Passat's Sounds like a plan!
2.0TDi 140 Passat Estate is more than enough -35 mpg when towing too.....ah, not for 2K though
You can get the old 150bhp 2000 era estates for £1500 these days
I quite fancy the V6 for the extra grunt though - and the stupid amount of toys you get on them.
It's most likely getting airbag's and 19/20" audi/porsche wheels - I fancy a bit of a euro **** for my daily car that I can just raise up and chuck the trailer on for track weekends
Just had an update call from K-Tec saying the Oreca door cards are ordered and will be with them next week - so should be able to get them to me a few days before Donington
Excellent service from Martin/Sean at K-Tec as usual!
The pneumatic fittings all arrived this week and pipe - and a piece of nimbus heat shield. Hoping to get those all fitted this weekend. Will be nice to have brakes again LOL
One of those jobs that for some reason kept slipping my mind was the brake vacuum feed
I originally fitted a rubber hose from the solid pneumatic pipe on the bodies to the back of the bay and then onto the original brake vacuum pipe that clips to the bulk head
Unfortunately I'd also removed the heat shield from the back of the bay and forgot to fit any more
While we were mapping it - the original solid plastic renault pipe melted. Ooops
My mate fitted a rubber hose all the way to the master cylinder to get me mapped and home but told me to sort it properly
The car then went to the bodyshop and I forgot about it until the day before anglesey so in a rush I re-routed it to the drivers side of the engine hoping it would keep away from the heat. Then on track it rubbed on the alternator pulley and made a hole LOL
So bodged that back together at anglesey with tape and pipe. But now fixed it properly
I've fitted 10mm pneumatic solid pipe all the way from the bodies to the master cylinder. Brakes feel much better now
And to stop it melting again I've made a custom bit of nimbus heat shield and bolted it in place at the back of the bay.
Big thanks to Riley for letting me steal bits off one of his many 1*2's - handy having a local clio breaker lol
Sorry about the iPhone pics - and yes I know the wiring loom for my Omex is shocking. Going to have a new one made up in a few months and move the omex into the car.
I've also been worrying about the Oreca Group N exhaust actually passing noise regulations at Donington next weekend too. Also 48hrs after Anglesey my ears were still ringing
So tomorrow I'm popping to a local exhaust place and having another 13" x 4" silencer fitting in the middle pipe. Hopefully this will bring the noise down to a level where I can get on all track days AND i'll be able to actually hear the ITB's
All I've got left to do this year then really is to fit the Oreca door cards and re-wire the windows/mirros, paint the engine, buy some R888s, and rewire the omex - happy days
Must be honest - I look after my hearing in the cup now.....
Also helped my concentration at brands as no loud exhaust ringing in ears....and mines not even as loud as yours, 94 -96db's at the last two trackdays.
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