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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: A final hit, 2017 - Bavaria/Austria Reply with quote

This trip was originally the brewing of Jackal and Chimp as Chimp had his new car and Jackal had unfinished business from the Croatian trip.
It was mentioned to me in passing and I was at the time trying to get to grips with why my car occasionally struggles at high altitude, I was investigating different possible issues but could never test them in the UK as there is just nowhere high enough. I need to be testing with an altitude of 1.5km and over. There is a possibility my issue is EVAP related so I changed a faulty check valve (one way valve) on the carbon canister and the purge valve on the engine as these were two possible culprits.

I said I would come and use this opportunity to test run some new parts and also bring a few with me to change en route, but in reality I don't need an an excuse to get out on a hoon.



It was all a bit last minute but a plan was hatched to leave on Wednesday afternoon and head for France for that night and we chose Epernay just South of Reims as a good point to break up the run to Germany to meet up with Chimp on the Thursday afternoon.

One of many fuel stops.




Shared the garage with these two.


The hotel I chose was in the heart of Champagne country but available time to have a look around the town was short so we headed for Germany straight after breakfast.

We dropped into Baden Baden for lunch as Chimp was running late it meant we would be doing the black Forest and B500 as a pair, meeting Chimp later on at the hotel.

Baden Baden Spa town.


The roads all the way from Baden are so smooth and flowing it's understandable we have done this so many times.





We all arrived at the hotel at the same time almost and settled in for a few beers, food and a catch up, after checking out the Lambo.



Steak on a stone, obviously.


Security looking after the cars.


The next morning I did a quick front brake pad change outside the hotel (got this down to 20 minutes now) whilst they both traced our last steps from the previous afternoons run in as it was such a good road. The light and shade contrast made a nice silhouette.



The highlight of today was the Silvretta Pass and at 2,000m it was a good place to check my altitude problem, needless to say it was not fixed and was stalling at around the usual 1,500m mark and upwards, back to the drawing board I think?

Lake Konstanz under the mist on the way through to Austria.


A lot of photos up here at Silvretta as it was stunning.




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We were beginning to realise we pulled off a trick and had come to this region at a great time of year, the weather was still around the low 20's and with the leaves turning it made for some jaw dropping scenery. A few more excursions at this time of year may be something we'll be doing.



We made it to tonight's stop over but something we are not used to is finishing the day in the dark, this makes some of the passes a little more interesting.



The next morning the Lambo had an issue with an oil pressure sensor but rather than risk driving it, it was sent to Lamborghini Munich, Chimp stayed with the car and regrouped with us at Salzburg that evening and PAX'd with Jackal for the Sunday until the car could be looked at on Monday



We both headed for Rossfeldstrasse as this is a great bit of road, short but sweet with excellent views again. I had unplugged my purge valve as a test as I had tried to replace my fuel pressure regulator but found I didn't seem to have one, unlike the 3.4 cars. This seemed to work as Rossfeld has an altitude of 1,600m but it may have just been a lucky run?









Arrived at Salzburg at our changed hotel and the views of the city were amazing, took so many pictures of this view.





We headed into the city and this became a very late night out... as is tradition.



The next morning with breakfast outside and F12 with PAX.




Lunch stop.


Followed this Speedster for miles on the way into Innsbruck.


Innsbruck is a very nice city and one I had visited in the Winter earlier this year.


I left early on Monday morning heading back to the UK while the others were in touch with Lambo Munich to get the heads up.

I'm getting quite a few of these vignette's this year.


I had a good run back to Calais and only slowing to 90mph for the last 30 miles as I was running low on fuel, a Peugeot I had passed earlier was catching quick as he'd seen I'd slowed, he barreled past around 110pmh for me to find him 2 minute down the road pulled over by the Police, bullet dodged, that would have been me. Cop
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another great trip, another great story, more great pics. worship
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning off to Salzburg in December cany wait now!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a cool city, I was working there 2 years ago to the week and the weather was just as good then, big blue skies and warm. I am also thinking of visiting again for a weekend early next year and will probably use the same hotel as the views are stunning and a taxi is only 12 euro's into town.


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Stunning pics...and that slab of Beef food food

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