My RS('S) - Current Silverstone GP 30/50

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by nick's, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    I bought it because it had been rebuilt about 30k ago.

    Shame the gearbox hadn't it was toast!
     

  2. nick's

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    sounds like a good buy then
     
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  3. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    Hopefully.
     
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  4. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Do you ever get to shelsley walsh breakfast club, next one's Sunday 8th July, day after FCS
     
  5. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    Never been, only lived here a year. I'll have to try and get to that.

    Are you going?

    A lot of our customers do shelsley.
    I think we're a sponsor of something to do with the healey sprite's.
     
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  6. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    With any luck I should be

    Usually a good morning & the foods great. There should be a few of us next month
     
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  7. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    Sounds Good.

    Not far from me either.
     
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  8. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    How did you get on Nick?

    Hope it all went well.
     
  9. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Sh*t if I'm honest

    All good until I got to Leeds, we think the stat is ******

    Its a good job I was playing with my RS monitor on route

    it was hunting & every so often very hot, luckily Paul wouldn't map it so I've dropped it back to mark, I couldn't stop with it as we had a viewing for the wife's car, he's already changed a couple of hose's, I'm yet to hear about the stat as time was getting on
     
  10. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    Bloody typical.

    Sounds like something that would happen to me!

    At least no damage done I suppose.

    Did you drive it or get it towed back?
     
  11. nick's

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    drove, a steady 70 back to MRS, anything over 75 temps would shoot up. Funny thing, the temp gauge stopped at the 2nd line

    Mark's gonna try & get it to RST tomorrow. At least I got a good shot on the rollers lol
     
  12. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    Hope it gets sorted.
     
  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    fingers crossed..fan blowing the right way round??
     
  14. suj

    suj Gold Member

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    I was gonna suggest this, but at 70 and 75mph the fan does nothing Pav.
     
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  15. nick's

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    The fans always been bang on ok

    Until this I never really heard it come on much

    I’ve spoken to Mark & he’s changed the stat & adjusted a couple of hoses. It’s running loads cooler now. He’s gonna try & get to RST tomorrow
     
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  16. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    Hoping you have some good news Nick?
     
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  17. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Very good news,

    stat's f****d

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    new stat fitted, temps are were they need to be, nice & stable, not shooting up & no hunting

    also, forge satin black cooler

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    lowered coolant tank, satin black bracket & filter's modified & adjusted

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  18. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    At least I got a pic yesterday, bit different from the usual RR pics

    Love this pic now :sunglasses:

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    So, we're just waiting on Paul to say pop it up for mapping

    & the wife's S3 sold yesterday, deposit left, just waiting for him to settle up & collect :sunglasses:
     
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  19. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    Good news all round.:thumb:

    Need to have a look and see how your tank's mounted.

    Might change my stat too whilst I'm at it.
     
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  20. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    I would

    Zoom in you can see the black bracket. You'll have to come to shelsley on the 8th
     
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