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karan
12-08-2008, 09:17 PM
Theo and me had ben planning a trip for a while but as we are both unorganised student scum we had issues with general laziness so after initally wanting to go in july we ended up pulling out a late notice trip on the 1st august.

Theo booked the hotels etc and we got on the 8am ferry friday hoping to arrive for the eve TF session. The journer there was good with only one stop for fuel and no breakdowns (usually the anchor in theos car tries to throw a wobbly before any track rapeage!) We arrived with plenty of time to settle in to the guesthouse veronika in Dottingen and head out to the track.

After one sighting lap to remind myself where the track goes i went harder on the 2nd. having to learn whole new levels of grip from the 888s was challenging to as the car now seemed horrifically underpowered and gripped like an absolute bugger! On the 2nd lap i heard to ominous sound ofexhaust scrapeage after the foxhole, we pulled of at adenau to discover one exhuast rubber had failed and one slipped off. It was quickly rehung and we jumpoed back on and proceeded to the hotel where i bodged it with jubilee clips and head back out to the track did a nice lap and then we called it a day and retired to the hotel.

The next was good weather great etc. Whilst playing with a quick e34 the car suddenly started misfiring..... initial thoughts were piston death but there was no smoke out the back. I limped it back and we all went back to the hotle to diagnose....after checking all coils/rockers....we noticed the loom to the ignition amplifier on the nearside wing had melted to buggery due to a crack on the exhaust manifold letting hot gas out and cooking the shite out of it!!!

The loom was split and all stuck wires separated etc. Then it was covered with foil and some more heatwrap put round the crack.

Some more great laps followed.... unfortunately the proiblem recurred....back to the hotel, the wires were separated again, te loom located to on top of the strut and the manifold heatshielded geniously with a red bull can.

Some more great laps later and the exhaust fell off again around lunctime..... this time we went to rsr to try and get some exhaust rubbers, Dale managed to fast track us and the mechanic there rewelded an exhaust hanger that had broken of the backbox and all remainingbroken rubbers were bodged with jubilee clips. the rest of the weekend went breakdown free for me with some awesome laps on saturday and sunday. Ones to note were racing with a clk63 bodykitted thing from beginning to end, sticking to the vipers ass, csl fun, wet drift lap!!, following a lovely red e30 m3 really being pedalled hard!

Theo unfortunately broke a rocker on his m30 anchor on sunday afternoon, thankfully not any sooner. We disconnected the injector on the offending cylinder and he actually got better mpg on the way back. the smokey pics of his car are those just after the diagnosis of the rocker outside the hotel.

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karan
12-08-2008, 09:18 PM
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karan
12-08-2008, 09:19 PM
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karan
12-08-2008, 09:20 PM
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karan
12-08-2008, 09:21 PM
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karan
12-08-2008, 09:21 PM
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karan
12-08-2008, 09:24 PM
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karan
12-08-2008, 09:24 PM
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Autopsy back at home showing exhaust manifold death and new 2871r turbo waiting to go on!


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karan
12-08-2008, 09:25 PM
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Simon
13-08-2008, 07:47 AM
All in all you had a good trip by the sounds of it still :thumb:

Theo325
13-08-2008, 08:35 AM
It was an excellent trip, the engine going pop was a shame but at least it made the drive home a bit different :rolleyes:

New engine has already been lined up, half the weight and lots more power...

A couple of those photos could benefit from an explanation; the white corsa drove up to the barriers just after a long closure only to find that you have to buy tickets in advance, people were already laughing at the car and this made matters worse for the guy. :loser:

Here are a couple more pics;

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8245/pict0037zb2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5140/2735723606ce54bab444okd6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5697/img9253gw8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Ross
13-08-2008, 09:34 AM
Some cool pics from your weekend... good to read somone elses view of a weekend i attended aswell. :thumb:

The-Vee
13-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Nice pics man, well done, laughed my ass of at that trucker. Nice ass shots too! :D

welly gt
13-08-2008, 03:52 PM
nice report with good pics, one of my mates rs lightweight in the petrol station. Also love the sticker on the rear bumper "hows my drifting call ******"

karan
13-08-2008, 11:20 PM
Some pics of the rice on the ring

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karan
13-08-2008, 11:21 PM
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Darren Langeveld
14-08-2008, 06:04 AM
My son Toby has just seen the pics of your rice and proclaimed "I like that car daddy, it looks like a batman car!"

I told him you were a nice guy, good at skidding.

Nice to see you both guys, I'm a little gutted I was so busy and couldn't get a Pax with either of you.

Jim Cameron
14-08-2008, 08:39 AM
Love the 316 badge, Theo. Now I understand why you are on about s14 power ;)