Big Bens Albi

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

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Really good that you're having such a great time Ben! As above, hopefully the little fixes will put things right and you can get back to maximum enjoyment!
     

  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Ok... Snetterton was good fun this morning. Once the track dried out, got to really test my new Yokos and they didn't disappoint:grinning:

    Lots of race prepped trailered cars on track once it was dry which I found a bit of a bind as spent as much time looking backwards as I did forwards!

    Might consider another track next time as Snetterton seems maybe a touch too high for my level of driving expertise.

    Cars now in local garage for few bits and unfortunately didn't get finished in time for me to collect. Will post my opinions on new parts tomorrow once I've driven it again.

    Cheers
     
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  3. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Fingers crossed the work in the garage helps to make some headway! Let us know how you get on.
     
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  4. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Just collected car from garage and after a quick blast around the block early indications are positive :grinning:

    Will have a more informed update after a run out tonight on my private test track:wink:
     
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  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    NICE!!! Fingers well and truly crossed mate!
     
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  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    a private test track??can i join??:thumb:
     
  7. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Really good news Ben! Hope it all goes well tonight!
     
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  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Only if you bring Meg witch!
     
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  9. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Fantastic Ben !

    Look forward to the update :smile:
     
  10. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    she says yes..she doesnt know yet but I will tell her soon enough :tonguewink:

    thanks
     
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  11. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Good news is that the bits I had done in the garage have worked a treat:grinning:

    After watching my favourite team being dismantled(again) last night I went for a decent blast on my private test track.

    Throttle response has improved noticeably. There's more violence to the acceleration across the Rev range and pretty sure there's more power at the top end. Bingo

    For the record I had a new Renault camshaft sensor, new spark plugs and a newish(12mnths old) catalytic converter fitted.

    No fault codes were found on his reader. If I had to guess I'd say it was down to poor spark plugs. Having looked through my records I've never changed them in 14months of ownership and I can't find documentation of when they were changed before that!

    Happy with result. Will confirm it with a service and power run at ED later in year.

    Thanks for looking as always.
     
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  12. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    happy days Ben..its always great when you collect your car and all is honky dory..:thumb:

    enjoy your beast
     
  13. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks Pav. Hopefully you'll have your beast back soon too!
     
  14. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Properly chuffed to read this mate. Nice one. Glad she's back.

    Sorry about Arsenal!
     
  15. Sean197

    Sean197 Booooooooooooost Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T
    great news mate, pleased for you, could have been a lot worse :smile:
     
  16. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Clearly in the wrong trade Ben.

    'Mechanical fault diagnosis technician' position awaits....

    Good work !!
     
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  17. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks Mes. Appreciate your kind words mate
     
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  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks mate. Could of been a whole lot worse:grinning:
     
  19. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks Shuv.

    Got my ideas on faults from reading posts and threads from members of this great forum. Would be f****d without it and probably poorer:grinning:
     
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  20. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    424
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Awesome read. Similar priorities to my project (I really need to start a thread...)

    AD08s are awesome tyres. Aren't those Laguna wheels really heavy though?
     

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