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Let’s hope so Dave
I don’t think my back and my vertigo could cope with another engine change.
I’ll hopefully take a look on Monday and keep you posted.


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warpc0il wrote:My bet is on an oil burp.

Sounds identical to what happened to me with Ranjan's (now Chris's) car at Three Sisters.

That was a massive oil burb, even with a catch can, that we still haven't managed to pin down the cause.

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Found out this afternoon that Thruxton Circuit has a GeniePoint Rapid Electric Charger =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Found out this afternoon that Thruxton Circuit has a GeniePoint Rapid Electric Charger =D> =D> =D> =D>
Has the gt86 been put out to pasture?
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Not yet Mark, but it will eventually be put up for sale :(
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It a curded to me we don't have a track date in September :shock: , so am currently looking at booking either Castle Combe or Croft with Javelin and using the Credit I have with them :thumleft:
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Activity & Track Days 2021
Track Days
  1. Thruxton - Circuit Days - Monday 14 June - Booked & Paid Credit - DONE
  2. Snetterton 300 - Circuit Days - Thursday 1st July - Booked & Paid Credit -
  3. Llandow Circuit - TEVO Solutions - Wednesday 18th August - Booked & Paid -
  4. Croft Circuit - Javelin - Thursday 23rd September - Booked inc Garage with Paid Credit -
  5. Snetterton 300 - Mazda On Track - Thursday 28th October - Booked & Paid -
  6. Silverstone GP - Circuit Days - Monday 8th November - Booked & Paid Credit -
  7. Oulton Park - Mazda On Track - Friday 26th November - Booked inc Garage with Paid Credit -
  8. Brands Hatch Indy - Mazda On Track - Friday 3rd December - Booked inc Garage & Paid -
  9. Donington Park National - Circuit Days - Saturday 11th December - Booked & Paid Credit -
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Just added this trackday to the first post :thumleft: - Events Team


CROFT (North Yorkshire), Thursday 23rd September. Member Event. Full Open Pit-Lane day with the great Team at Javelin, price £199. Book your place BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK. Topic now running JUST CLICK HERE. 1 Booked already.
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I got track insurance sorted for the Tesla in August =D> =D> =D> =D>

Only £352 with a 4k excess and still have £230 of Insurance Credit with them to use up :thumleft:

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Just added another date for Snetterton on 1st September (well, it is my local track :D )

SNETTERTON 300 (Norfolk), Wednesday, 1 September. Member Event. Full Open Pit-Lane day with Javelin, price £209 (£198.55 with club discount). Book your place BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK. Topic now running JUST CLICK HERE. 1 Booked already.
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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.
Could still be any one or more of the above.
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Activity & Track Days 2021
Track Days
  1. Thruxton - Circuit Days - Monday 14 June - Booked & Paid Credit - DONE
  2. Snetterton 300 - Circuit Days - Thursday 1st July - Booked & Paid Credit - DONE
  3. Llandow Circuit - TEVO Solutions - Wednesday 18th August - Booked & Paid -
  4. Croft Circuit - Javelin - Thursday 23rd September - Booked inc Garage with Paid Credit -
  5. Snetterton 300 - Mazda On Track - Thursday 28th October - Booked & Paid -
  6. Silverstone GP - Circuit Days - Monday 8th November - Booked & Paid Credit -
  7. Oulton Park - Mazda On Track - Friday 26th November - Booked inc Garage with Paid Credit -
  8. Brands Hatch Indy - Mazda On Track - Friday 3rd December - Booked inc Garage & Paid -
  9. Snetterton 300 - Javelin - Monday 6th December - Booked inc Garage & Paid -
  10. Donington Park National - Circuit Days - Saturday 11th December - Booked & Paid Credit -

Just booked another trackday at Snetterton for December at £117.55 inc Garage =D> =D> =D> =D>
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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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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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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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