Big Bens Albi T

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Big Ben, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    My car will be there bud, but ill be tanning my pasty white backside next to a pool in tenerife. Can arrange something when I'm back for sure :smile:
     
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  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Little update:

    Aircon is freezing. Need to buy a hoodie and keep it in the car:wink:

    Biggest news is that gearbox feels sumptuous after fresh oil change. I had my doubts wether it was even done last time round... now I'm convinced it wasn't. Coming down through the box at increasingly higher revs and no noticeable crunching like before:grinning::grinning::grinning:. Full test to come later in the week no doubt.

    Thanks for looking.

    Oh and here's your photo.....

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  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
  4. Looking forward to Curbs mate.Had new discs all round with Ds 2500 pads on the front with HEL braided line's in red.If I adopt big Kev's philosophy of braking is for wimps all this work might be a waste at Curbs.

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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

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    197
    Nice setup you gone for there. I rate the DS2500 highly.
    Make sure you bag a passenger lap with our Kev:wink:
     
  6. Looking forward to seeing his new model in black, you know what they say once you go black............
    You never buy another one cos there a pig to keep clean.

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  7. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    It's true my friend it's like trying to keep an elephant out of a muddy puddle
     
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  8. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
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    But when it's clean it's stunning
     
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  9. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Air con photo has made my night Ben nice one!

    :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
     
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  10. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Hope Ben had is gloves on too
     
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  11. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Ha, is that your holiday outfit for when you make your trip up North :smile:

    Great news that you have the car back and all is well. Pity you had to go through all the hassle, hopefully it's worthwhile now you have her back.
     
  12. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Northern beachwear:sunglasses:

    Thanks Jimmy. Always nice to be back on the road. Big thing was the gearbox feeling much better. Was so concentrating on a/c issues I didn't give a thought to how gearbox would feel. Brucie Bonus
     
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  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    A few peeps seemed quite shocked when i said fresh gearbox oil had made so much difference (IMO) on mine a week or so ago. I reckon it was even more noticeable last oil change [Many-many more miles on that oil i suspect - and before i got the car]

    Was almost like i was making it up a bit.

    Glad im not alone in my madness and someone else feels the same ! :smile: I'm still convinced its semi-decent quality - and frequent oil changes these box's love....
     
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  14. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    haha..what a cracking picture..thats exactly how i pictured you in my head :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:

    thanks for sharing
     
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  15. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    I had my doubts mate because when I supposedly had mine done last year it made zero difference.
    I'll definitely be changing it Yearly from now on though. Shocked at how different it feels.
    Best £50 I've spent on her:grinning:
     
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  16. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Yeah I was one of those that was surprised, Shuv. I've had mine changed once a year so far and each time I've never noticed anything significantly for the better. Hopefully it's a sign that all was good to begin with, but I ain't tempting fate, not with all the bad luck flying around this forum lately :excited:
     
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  17. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    That's true Jimmy, you may not be seeing any benefit of new gearbox oil because yours is in tip top condition!
    Hope so mate:grinning:
     
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  18. matt9566

    matt9566 Paid Member

    666
    Barnsley
    Ultra Red R27 #91
    Glad you've now got everything sorted mate!

    Can I ask which gearbox oil you put in ? Mines overdue so going to get it sorted shortly.
     
  19. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks mate.

    I used ELF Tranself NFP 75w-80

    Worked a treat for me. Hope you have same result bud.
     
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  20. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    05:30 start for my Sunday drive out. For those that know the Essex area I took in the sights of Saffron Walden, Thaxted, Dunmow etc...

    Gearbox oil change has completly transformed how my gearbox feels. Can select any gear at any revs with no issue at all. Made up:grinning:

    Totally smitten with how the old girl is running at the minute. Long may it continue...

    Couple of iPhone pics as the sun was threatening to make an appearance

    Thanks for looking as always


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