MS 200 fun road and track car - and other car stuff!

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  1. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

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    We all love filthy car porn after all!! :tearsofjoy:

    As far as reviews go the Competition Pack seems to have won plenty of accolades, it’s not considered a cult classic like some of the previous M cars, but Evo have it as their current favourite Coupe beating out the likes of the 911 GTS in the process! :flushed:
    (For the record I’d take the GTS thanks)
     
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  2. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    I think I’d take a GTS too in Riveria Blue... sadly my bonus won’t be the same as most of the directors here lol :/

    We can all dream
     
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    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    good call on the competition pack. goes better and looks better. congrats.
     
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  4. Pav

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    couldn't have gone better..ideal solution..not jealous at all :drunk:
     
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  5. Johnny 99

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    I'm maybe not jealous, but I'm definitely envious!
     
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  6. Matt Scarbro

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    It will be thoroughly, well and truly appreciated! :blush:
     
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    That is delightful!!
    Very nice addition!
     
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  8. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

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    I had the MX2000 out at Blyton last weekend, second track shakedown since the charger went on.

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    Last time out we struggled with a slipping clutch, fuel surge and poor brake feel.
    Since then it’s had a new clutch, plenty of bedding in miles, a small modification to the fuel return and some fresh RBF 660 fluid (previously ATE).

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    The morning was very cold and damp, not necessarily ideal for a 350+bhp MX5, but pretty much perfect for us making sure everything worked ok.

    We had great fun in the low grip conditions, although you had to take care and squeeze the throttle, it was very driveable given the conditions, something that has always been a priority in the build.

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    As the track started to dry out the car seemed to be working well, the clutch was perfect and no signs of fuel surge.
    As we pushed on though, the inconsistent brake feel reared it’s head again... as mentioned I had previously thought it might be the old fluid but I think I’ve pinpointed the problem this time. It felt like there’s servo assistance most of the time, then you go for the brakes on one corner and it feels servo-less.
    Given the car is now boosted, it’s likely a faulty one way valve in the vacuum line, fingers crossed for an easy fix there!

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    Into the afternoon and a further drying track revealed another problem... with more grip we were able to get on the throttle earlier and harder, and rev the car out. Sadly the noise limits didn’t like this and we got repeatedly brought in under black flags.

    First time we dropped the limit to 8k, then 7.5, then 6.5-7, nothing worked, unfortunately it’s just not silenced enough. So we had a very short afternoon and spent most of the time watching, the track were helpful rather than condescending but it’s a fair cop, we need a bigger back box in there.

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    A little footage from the afternoon, unfortunately short-shifting at 7k so really sandbagged but there’s still some cool noises and it’s worth a watch.



    So we’ve got a few things to sort before the next outing, hopefully the brakes are an easy fix, through the exhaust really wants the boot floor cutting out to make room.
    Next trackday is mid-May so we’ll try and get it sorted by then! :thumb:
     
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  9. Matt Scarbro

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    It was a beautiful day here yesterday so I got the CRX out and gave it a reasonable exterior clean and started cleaning up the engine bay.

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    We then went to a local airfield and behaved like hoodlems...
    I can confirm that it definitely doesn’t have an LSD! :tearsofjoy:

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    (Excuse the horrible exhaust hang, it’s on the list!)
     
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  10. Sean197

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    Love the old CRX's! Looks like a very clean example too.
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
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  12. Matt Scarbro

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    Thanks chaps, it’s a nice solid car that isn’t full of rust, but far from a minter. But that’s why it was affordable!

    There’s lots to do to make it nice throughout but it looks perfectly presentable as it is. The engine bay is a real mess so will be the first area for TLC!! :thumb:
     
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  13. Matt Scarbro

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    Getting super, super excited!!
    Chances of sleep tonight are slim and I’ve got to get through the working day tomorrow as well! :tearsofjoy:

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    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Great colour. That arch gap though... it's crying out for coilovers, it's worse than a clio!
     
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  15. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

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    there will be noooooooo mods!!

    I’ll turn the wheel in pics so it’s not as pronounced!!


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    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    It's crying out for Bilsteins and map :wink::sean:
     
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  17. Johnny 99

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    Would you be allowed to modify a leased car anyway? I think this one should stay as BMW intended. They know a thing or two. If you start tracking it though......
     
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  18. Matt Scarbro

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    I certainly wouldn’t but many, many do. For me you’re spot on in that they BMW know what they’re doing, especially given the praise the CP has received over the original car.

    I simply couldn’t afford to track this, insurance and consumables would be prohibitively expensive to me.
     
  19. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    possibly still on transport blocks?
     
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  20. Pav

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    what a sexy car that is...i would have to have a few drinks tonight to fall asleep :drunk:
     
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