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Croft trackday is now SOLD OUT and can't wait to drive it for the 5th time =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Neilparry wrote:So that didn’t go to plan ?

Sighting laps went well and bedded in the new brakes with Tom behind the wheel.
Then Tom went straight back out.
First two laps and all well then just as he changed down to third @ quarry, big loss of power and a huge plume of smoke streaming out the exhaust Image but kept it running in second gear.
So rather than delaying the session waiting for a recovery we made it back to the paddock on a red flag Image
So put car back on trailer and departed with our tails between our legs.


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Little bit of an update to this dilemma.
So checked the intake this morning and all’s well no oil in the accordion pipe. Oil level on 3/4 as it previously was.
Started up within 2 seconds with smoke bellowing from the exhaust. Let it idle to get up to temp then gradually gave it some Revs.
Grey smoke changed to white when the Revs were lifted to 6k but then it started to get bogged down. And the same when repeated.
After the 3rd time it bogged down and overheated throwing coolant out the expansion tank.

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Hmm! Could be coolant seals due to overheating from a failed water pump, collapsing hose, jammed thermostat, fans not cutting in etc;
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ChrisHolmes wrote:Hmm! Could be coolant seals due to overheating from a failed water pump, collapsing hose, jammed thermostat, fans not cutting in etc;
Engine was running sweet before it was removed from the donor car.
Fans are cutting in correctly


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Neilparry wrote:
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ChrisHolmes wrote:Hmm! Could be coolant seals due to overheating from a failed water pump, collapsing hose, jammed thermostat, fans not cutting in etc;
Engine was running sweet before it was removed from the donor car.
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Those of you who cover your plates up with tape, what is the tape called :?:

I will need to cover up the plates on the Tesla when I drive Llandow in August :!:
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Insulation tape or masking tape will do the job
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Or duck tape....otherwise called gaffer tape....
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Thanks Gents and now know what to search for via eBay =D>
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Just be careful as you don't want something that will leave loads of sticky marks or half the tape back on it

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Why do you want to cover your plates up?
Your plates have already been seen on here and you have publicised that you are taking it on a trackday (with trackday insurance) so not sure what you are trying to hide?
If you are worried about cloning then driving on public roads gives you far greater exposure to miscreants than on track.
If you don’t want people/insurance/Tesla warranty knowing you are on track with your car then don’t leave an internet breadcrumb trail. With the exposure you have already given your car it is pretty much bolting the door after the horse has gone or whatever the saying is. If someone wanted to id you all they need to do is search Tesla and trackday and it will lead them right here.
I take my plates off but there is no trail anywhere of any of my cars on forums that can identify the cars I take on track with me.
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I think the pics look better without them personally. Nothing about hiding.
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Fansam F1 wrote:
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I take my plates off but there is no trail anywhere of any of my cars on forums that can identify the cars I take on track with me.
Why do you feel the need to hide the identity of the cars you take on track and why are you on any forum if you are not posting about the great cars you drive. I do find it odd you don’t post any photos, even of the cars you own.
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ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Fansam F1 wrote:
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I take my plates off but there is no trail anywhere of any of my cars on forums that can identify the cars I take on track with me.
Why do you feel the need to hide the identity of the cars you take on track and why are you on any forum if you are not posting about the great cars you drive. I do find it odd you don’t post any photos, even of the cars you own.
I had a really bad warranty experience once that makes me very nervous about tracking a car that can be easily identified. It all got sorted in the end but caused a load of grief and hassle. Removing plates does not totally prevent id but does help. Modern telemetry logging also leaves a trail.
Still don’t get why the Tesla owner wants to cover his plates when already known info?
I do share photos of cars mainly road only on other make specific forums and may well do here once I have been around a bit and if peeps are interested?
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Fansam F1 wrote:
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ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Fansam F1 wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:45 am
I take my plates off but there is no trail anywhere of any of my cars on forums that can identify the cars I take on track with me.
Why do you feel the need to hide the identity of the cars you take on track and why are you on any forum if you are not posting about the great cars you drive. I do find it odd you don’t post any photos, even of the cars you own.
I had a really bad warranty experience once that makes me very nervous about tracking a car that can be easily identified. It all got sorted in the end but caused a load of grief and hassle. Removing plates does not totally prevent id but does help. Modern telemetry logging also leaves a trail.
Still don’t get why the Tesla owner wants to cover his plates when already known info?
I do share photos of cars mainly road only on other make specific forums and may well do here once I have been around a bit and if peeps are interested?
Why are you being so mysterious with your comments?
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Fansam F1 wrote:
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Why do you want to cover your plates up?

I just don't want every Tom Dick and Harry taking loads of photos with my Private Plates on the car, hence wanting to cover them up :!:
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Looking at booking another trackday in December with Javelin, as have room for one more this year on top of the 9 that am driving :lol:

Am torn with either Snetterton 300 on Monday 6th December at £99 or Cadwell on Friday 17th December at £99 :thumright:
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More run off at Snetterton
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Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh because I never go on the grass :^o :^o :^o :^o
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GreySilver Beast wrote:Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh because I never go on the grass :^o :^o :^o :^o
I e been off the forum because of a sh*t phone ImageImageImage great to be back
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mrspiller wrote:
GreySilver Beast wrote:Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh because I never go on the grass :^o :^o :^o :^o
I e been off the forum because of a sh*t phone ImageImageImage great to be back
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I think we’re both chief grass cutters
If you don’t push you’ll never know the limits ImageImageImageImageImage
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Nice to see you back on here Wayne =D>
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Thanks both
Good to be back
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Wayne would you like to drive it again Monday 6th December for £99 with Javelin :?:

I'm going to book this next week once the next credit card statement kicks in =D>
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GreySilver Beast wrote:Wayne would you like to drive it again Monday 6th December for £99 with Javelin :?:

I'm going to book this next week once the next credit card statement kicks in =D>
Ohhh I don’t know.
Not fussed on winter track days
I don’t mind heavy rain but when it’s in between i don’t have decent tyres for it ……


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