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Messages - Mr Gav

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That is the first time I`ve seen the Tesla beaten in a drag race, but it was up against some stiff opposition this time  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: New Nissan GT-R50 at Spa
« on: 21 September 2018, 12:54:50 »
710 bhp nice

Radiator grille like a fishes mouth and highlighted in brown in case you didnt notice it at first. Not so nice.

Nissan have a website where you can register your interest in being one of the fifty owners.

It`s actually gold, it makes it looks like some cheap tat that the tasteless one known as Khan would have come out with.

Tasteless. Who would actually spend almost 800,000 on a car such as this? :-\

I don`t know, none of the guys on the Nissan forum I go on like it either.

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General Car Chat / Re: New Nissan GT-R50 at Spa
« on: 21 September 2018, 11:48:01 »
710 bhp nice

Radiator grille like a fishes mouth and highlighted in brown in case you didnt notice it at first. Not so nice.

Nissan have a website where you can register your interest in being one of the fifty owners.

It`s actually gold, it makes it looks like some cheap tat that the tasteless one known as Khan would have come out with.

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General Car Chat / Re: New Nissan GT-R50 at Spa
« on: 21 September 2018, 10:26:09 »
710 bhp nice

Radiator grille like a fishes mouth and highlighted in brown in case you didnt notice it at first. Not so nice.

Nissan have a website where you can register your interest in being one of the fifty owners.
The colour scheme is horrendous and at 795k I wouldn`t but it if I won tonights Euromillions.

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 19 September 2018, 11:36:40 »
Sounds like it`s not a bad idea then, I was assuming that the V6 would be a fair bit heavier.

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 19 September 2018, 11:15:33 »
I would also wonder if adding a bigger lump to the MX5 would spoil it`s handling a bit as you will be adding a few Kg`s to the front of the car.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 20 August 2018, 13:14:09 »
Chancer

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Evening all & Terry! :)

Right - I've just spent an hour of so looking that the problem.

First of all, I swapped the in and out of the vacuum box around - as you said Terry, little change! Put it back to normal.  ::)

Next I got SWMBO to sit in the driving seat and do the pedals. We tried all the rev ranges, nothing at all happened with any of the valves, nothing! :(

So, removed the pipe section and sucked/blew into the vacuum box... Then I sucked on the 'in' port no vacuum was presented at the 'out' port. It's dead.   :'(

Trying something different, I put everything back to together and totally bypassed the vacuum box... Tick over was much better! :D

Got SWMBO to dance on the pedals again, and this time the resonance valve at the back worked as expected, but the front intake valve didn't move at all.

I've ordered a vacuum box, should I expect the intake valve to work better with a working box in line? If not, anyone know the part number of the intake valve vacuum control - or anyone have one for sale? :)

Thanks guys. :)

If you can`t get vacuum reservoir then you could try a one way non return valve, the type used in fish tanks, I did this on my Senator when the vacuum box packed up and they were NLS.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 19 August 2018, 00:56:55 »
Corn

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General Car Chat / Re: Some old car pics from Portugal
« on: 18 August 2018, 17:55:35 »
Lovely quattro  8)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 18 August 2018, 17:52:09 »
M&M`s

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Glad you got him back, despicable people like that should be shot on sight!

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General Car Chat / Re: ATP, Germany
« on: 17 August 2018, 22:13:44 »
I used buycarparts.co.uk recently for SWMBO`s Panda, way cheaper than any eurocrapparts outlets but they are a German company trading with a .co.uk web site.

Certainly not a quick delivery but the wishbone and coil springs were good quality, drop links not so much but I have just ordered some more stuff that came up on the MOT advisories.

As a first customer you have to wait for some verification for payment and then it goes through the departments for processing which took ten days from ordering to delivery as their offices are only open 9-5 Mon to Fri even though the website is 24/7, deliveries after that are quicker but not next day. If you have time then I think these guys are worth it but if you need stuff next day then don`t get sucked in by the .co.uk web address, though they do state the delivery process on the home page.

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General Car Chat / Re: Tyres guru
« on: 09 August 2018, 13:38:56 »
The rear tyres for my car cost the thick end of 600......after negotiation.

Ridiculous. :-\

Jag running costs..

Friend of mine just ordered new Michelin PS4S all round for his Lambo - 750, delivered. Yes, for all four.

Maybe you want to trade up for some cheaper running costs? ;) ;D

Seems very unlikely to me.......Less than 190 per corner, and Lambo's tend to have extremely large tyres on the back.

1750 sounds about right.

295/30R19 rears are 227 each, inc VAT
235/35R19 fronts are 142 each, inc VAT

;)

Tyres for my BMW are more expensive by a significant margin, despite being significantly smaller.

That is cheaper than my Datsun  :o I just did a search on black Circles and that size came in at 264 for MPSS or PS2, the PS4s wasn`t offered as an option.

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General Car Chat / Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« on: 29 July 2018, 17:46:21 »
How do wheel spacers affect wheel bearing lateral loads, wear and bearing life?

Hard to tell really, unless you have done x amount of miles until the wheel bearing fails and then fit spacers and a new oem bearing and see when it fails and compare the different mileages.

Doesn`t seem to be any warnings on other forums and it`s quite a popular mod in the states where the 350z and 370z is a lot more popular.

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