Started by MrChris, March 20, 2022, 19:52
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Quote from: shnazzle on September 27, 2022, 12:48Get in!!Freakin sweet
Quote from: MrChris on September 27, 2022, 10:18The only problems were fuel starvation at the end of the day where I didn't realise the fuel had got so low, a sharp right-hander sloshed it all away from the fuel pump.
Quote from: shnazzle on September 28, 2022, 15:31I put the one that Carolyn modified in the passenger footwell
Quote from: Carolyn on September 28, 2022, 12:04If you're going to do a lot of this track stuff, you want to be careful about oil pressure on right-handers too. Especially long right handers. The oil can go the the left hand side of the pan and uncover the scoop in the sump. Result a spun bearing or two! Make sure you keep the oil level right up.
Quote from: shnazzle on September 28, 2022, 15:31Did I include the extra baffled sump or the OEM sump?I'm pretty sure I put the one that Carolyn modified in the passenger footwell
Quote from: MrChris on September 28, 2022, 16:00I absolutely plan to do more track driving! Interestingly, the fellow owner of the blue 2 said he had recently replaced spun bearings on his 2. Fairly bodge job he seemed to be saying but he was amazed that the engine just continued to work. I don't personally know what is involved as I've not done that sort of work before but he did seem to suggest it was quite easy work? Yup you did include the baffled one, the OEM was already installed. Swapping them over was one of the first jobs I did. Gives a lot of peace of mind and very glad it was there.@cptspaulding
Quote from: MrChris on November 2, 2022, 21:34Weekend in the Yorkshire dales, rain and fog spoiled the views somewhat but still enjoyable. Brakes still not perfect, one or two quick pumps while driving and the pedal feels as it should, definitely some air still in the system then.Car performing well otherwise.
Quote from: Alex Knight on November 6, 2022, 08:29Many years ago, I fitted a set of brand new Tarox grooved discs to my ST205 GT-Four.I had terrible problems trying to get a good pedal, and bled the system many, many times. It didn't work.I put the old discs back on in desperation and the pedal feel was immediately back to form all the time.It turned out that the brand new discs were warped very, very slightly and causing pad knock off.
Quote from: MrChris on November 6, 2022, 20:33Now that is interesting... I believe the fronts on mine are newish discs and the rears are quite old (drilled and grooved).One thing I have noticed is the car is diving to the left sometimes under braking, making me think the front calipers are past there best. The rears have been replaced recently.
Quote from: Alex Knight on November 7, 2022, 16:58I also had an issue way back in circa 2013/14 with my car diving to the left under braking. After much investigation it was traced to a goosed damper (I can't remember which side), so bear in mind it's not always related to brakes.
Quote from: shnazzle on January 24, 2023, 21:13Warms the cockles that does.Thanks for postingInsane how little body roll it has.
Quote from: MrChris on January 24, 2023, 20:55Time for an update: a very, very cold day at Donington.There was a late start due to ice and sub-zero temperatures (which didn't really improve until after midday). The organiser was gritting the track and trying to melt the ice.Red flags were a relatively constant feature of the day and I ended up leaving early due to a number of factors, one being the driving standards. The time I had out was enjoyable though.As for the car:Doesn't miss a beat really.Great fun as always, love rotating it round the corners and the great balance.Tyres are still the same ones that came with it when I bought it off @shnazzle - they've got plenty of life left but I'm learning that the Dunlop Sport Maxx on the rear are abysmal when they have no heat and struggle in the wet, resulting in the rear stepping out quite a bit.My next track day will be a warmer one and I plan on getting some AD08Rs at some point. Hoping these will help the general track holding of the car.Suspension seems to be holding up well, it's all been refurbished including new bearings and springs (as detailed in my previous posts). I'm really surprised the dampers are still going, I might look to replace these later this year, but if it ain't broke...Brakes are good, Yellowstuff pads are still going! Refurbished/new calipers inspires confidence though I've still got a bit of mushyness in the pedal, going to have to spend some more time bleeding, possibly get a new master cylinder just to rule that out (though I'll be damned if I can find one for sale that's not left-hand drive?!).Really starting to feel like I need more power as too many things were overtaking me on the straights. Corners: not so much. Chatted to a nice chap with a GT86 - a car I've been eyeing up as a potential successor to my MR2 - he advised to stick with the MR2.Where are my manners? Here's some pictures
Quote from: cptspaulding on January 24, 2023, 21:28Good to see this car finally being driven properly