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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and I need to get the Function First gearbox mount inserts, um inserted. Should tighten up the drivetrain a bit. Maybe it'll eliminate that thunk as the PDK changes down into first in Sport/auto mode.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I need A List of Stuff To Do.

My coolant has dropped below the minimum mark but there are no leaks that I can see anywhere. It can't still be an airlock after 18 months can it? Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hoping to join a private track day (track morning?) at Alastaro on the 27th: a couple of other Porsches and some exotics. Let's see.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made it to the Alastaro Circuit to join an eclectric group for a two hour slot: there was a 996.1 Carrera manual, a Boxster (the last flat six version, don't know the codes), a 991.2 C2S, an SL500 (!), a 330 convertible (!!), and a Mustang Mach1 fastback built for historical racing with space frame chassis, full cage, semi slicks, front mid engined 480bhp V8, manual gearbox. And a grey Ferrari 430.

It was pretty cold on arrival at just 12c and very damp, and we spent the first couple of sessions just relearning the track and trying to create a dry line. The track was very greasy and slippery and still didn't really warm up when the sun came out. I've never had the car move around so much, except on snow of course. I needed to drop some tyre pressure to get any meaningful grip. But we still had a lot of fun.

It turns out that a 470?hp Ferrari is 'catchable' (in that I soon caught him up), but I didn't get close enough to get past safely. He had more speed on the straight. I didn't have the GoPro installed which was a shame, as now none of you believe me. And a Mach1 is incredibly quick, especially when it's on a flying lap: and it sounds like a low flying Spitfire. Truly scary. My other observations revolve around the 996 and 991: the 996 is still a fast car in committed hands, but pretty loose (the owner spun it twice during my passenger lap!), and a 991.2 is also fast (so it should be!), but not noticeably quicker from the trackside - probably because it was the new owners first time out in any 911. I'll post a couple of pictures.

Next time, however, I'll want some warmer tarmac. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more pictures:
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF? Aussie Fezza?
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