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Old 13-11-2017, 08:12 PM   #51
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Yesterday did a short track day in Slovenia, after excatly 364 days
Was fun, did 3 stints of cca 10min
Didnt want to push car for too long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq0RfMpaojU&t=357s



Both video and lap time picture are from last stint,only one I have timed...


And today I took car for exhaust build and change, should pick it up in day or two

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Old 19-11-2017, 12:40 PM   #52
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So the exhaust is done,for now, as I will go for a change of backbox for some better sound
Am not saying the sound is bad but is not what I expected,there is no pops and isnt raspy enough
Is more boomy,more like Honda than Rallye...

One thing I didnt think about is that I wont be able to hear the amazing induction sound anymore

Company who work exhaust made me 4-2-1 manifold in stainless steel T304 and heat wraped it,made a decated 2" pipe in steel 409 and backbox in T304








This is how car looks from behind now



Plan is to make sound more like Pugsport and I hope they will achive this

Short videos of my old and new sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw9no6434nY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N97TS44xkPU

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Old 24-11-2017, 03:06 PM   #53
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New week new exhaust
Again not totally happy,is to loud now so next one will be 2" Pugsport
It sound great but is to noisy for my taste

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyA4BctjogQ

Few photos how it looks underneath:






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Old 19-12-2017, 07:37 PM   #54
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New month new exhaust

Guess I will never be happy with exhaust until I put my original one back on place.

I bought Pugsport as my last solution,looks great and sound great, but only from outside.
It is far quieter than previous one on start up and idle and is ok until 2800 rpm
After that it continue the same droning sound till end of rpm range and is very loud.
Even worse than last one which suprises me.
I cant here any rasp or anything inside, doesnt even pop like last one,I hear only anoying grinding.
Hope it could get better by time but I doubt it,whould be great if that sound from outside can be heared inside...

Maybe old original will go back sooner than expected

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Old 15-03-2018, 02:57 PM   #55
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Forgot to update, main reason why exhaust was so loud is becouse one screw which hold manifold was loose, the one near lambda sensor

Now is much better but still hopping that exhaust will bed in so it can pop a bit

Yesterday did short video of exhaust soun:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8vst7wZVok

And we made 150000km, 25000 since I have it



We had our first snow,was driving around a bit but on worn summer tires is not so smart as traction was very limited, I had to go driving as we have snow maybe twice in 10 years so good experience for me.



Pics from yesterday:






Next to fix is front left bearing and a must is to get rid of small rust spot on rear hood but all in all very happy,car is going very well.
And during spring need to paint second pair of wheels for new tires so I could leave this one for track.
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Old 23-07-2018, 11:22 AM   #56
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Didnt update for a while, something got fixed and something got broken...

Car had full service in may, mechanic changed 3 wheel bearings, all oils and filters, incuding brake and gear fluid.He also changed few other bits.

It now has new brainded brake lines as old rubberd was done




This small part made engine running as new, perfect idle.Mechanic took this from 306 parked in his garage:




He also cleaned engine bay:



Same day after I picked up a car I went on track day to test a new amazing asphalt:





It drove perfectly, did few short runs as didnt want to push it for too long.
Here are the videos from all stints:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXC96qdJrA8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GviV_RsdcfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZUUai5gcbU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBMD1x_zKdg

Menaged to go under 2min in last stint as new asphalt has even more grip and tyre wear is a lot better.Still have some time to find so hope to go after a summer again


Few weeks after my cooler started to leak,badly, and it still does as I have no where to go curently:




Manifold started to untwist and seat suffered from constant in and out from car:





And after all this happend few weeks ago...






















I got ass kicked
One guy was trying to go other way in one way street and I had to stop but guy behind didnt react at all,I even menaged to see him in mirror and tryed to pull away but it was to late.I was furious as car means a lot to me.
I dont know how much damage it actually got, car drives fine but he menaged to even bend my seat base and my neck still hurt a bit.
Think he was doing 30-40 kmh

Car will be repaired after security house decide how much cost it will be and when I found someone who is good in fixing this but am affraid car wont be the same anymore as the kick transfer to other parts and dont know if anything else got bend.
I was dissapointed and am thinking of replacing it with something else but I doubt I will find car good to drive and cheap to maintain as this little Pug.

Hope to fix it asap, till than I must drive it carefouly

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Old 21-11-2018, 11:31 AM   #57
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I went to my mechanic this month for regular service and few other things and to take car to fix rear end but guy who does that is very busy so am still waiting for him.

Car got new belt together with water pump who was leaking a bit,one of engine mount, new radiator Nissens,seals for both crank shaft, all bearings in gearbox,oil filter and engine oil (Selenia Racing 10W-60) and he adjusted valves.

Few pisc of gearbox, first time opend:












Till he was doing that I managed to refrubrished another pair of steelies for new set of same tires I had before only a bit wider, Falken ZX914 in 185/55 14

Rims are not to flat I whould say, but they tured out ok and there is no any vibrations so am happy






During summer I had returned original seat back to sort my seat base for OMP seat and original exhaust was also back on until It passes MOT, so immediatlly after that both things where back on.






So after all this car was ready for appropriate use
My mechanic was planning to go compete in discipline called Formula Driver on Grobnik,track near Rijeka where I have been in more occasions so I went with him
Good thing is that you can compete without race licence in first two classes wich are driven with original cars
I did try it once two years ago but this one I will remember for rest of my life becouse it brought me this:



My first trophy ever

We had one training run and two runs which where counted, usually there are three runs but there was a lot of people who competed this time.
My driving was solid, it could have been better but I went a bit cautiously not to harm my car, altought I did scratched it a bit in first official run as you can see in pics below:



It all went away with a bit of gasoline
Second drive was much better and after I crossed finish line I knew it was a good time and I was thrilled that I finished in one peace.
I am thinking of maybe getting a racing licence and drive all seasson next year but I still need to have a good think, this is my only car and dont what to crash it or anything.

This is how it looked first test run, and sadly only video I have as they did not allowed me to have my GoPro on window attached with suction cup...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpUfb66uwE4



This was our pit position:



And one really nice race car










So current plan for car is to fix rear end, hopefully next month, on ebay I found really cheap new Ferodo DS2500 so I ordered it immediatlly. Also am thinking of Eibach pro kit springs
I know I said I whould like to keep it original but something is pulling me to try different things, luckly till now all original parts are stored
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Old 22-11-2018, 10:22 PM   #58
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Old 23-11-2018, 12:22 PM   #59
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Great thread. Interesting about your view on the 2” Pugsport. I’ve bought one for my GTi and it’s good to hear those sound clips.
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Old 23-11-2018, 06:22 PM   #60
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Great thread. Interesting about your view on the 2Ē Pugsport. Iíve bought one for my GTi and itís good to hear those sound clips.
Tnx
I think my main problem for being so loud inside is either my manifold or pipe, am thinking of selling this one and buying Raceland 4-2-1 or maybe try with bit thiner decate pipe
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Old 24-11-2018, 01:02 PM   #61
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Was thinking of the Raceland 4-2-1 too Petros. Let me know when you pull the trigger on it.
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Old 24-01-2019, 12:04 PM   #62
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Finally I got appointment for fixing my back end,next week I am taking my car so in two weeks it should all be sorted.

My air ventialation broke,cant turn it on, and now my clock doesnt work either when I turn on my headlights, small things but need to sort them out
Will order new Osram Night breaker for better vision too

We are almost on 160000km, this was taken before last trip to track day.


So few days ago I went on track Grobnik again to enjoy myself a bit and see how car goes one newer tires.I was only doing two laps per stint, didnt wont any kind of new problems and car worked flawless.
Air temperature was low, around 3 degrees with strong wind who got me a bit of trouble on braking but really nice push in my back on start/finish line straight

Car had a bit of understeer or I just wonted too much so did few offtrack
I managed to improve my lap time by over 2.5 sec just because of tires.

I started to imagine how good car would go with more power, but I would like to see how fast could I go with current engine

Maybe I might improve my suspension first, was thinking of Bilstein B12 wich comes with Eibach pro-kit and B8 dampers and is not too expensive, found it for less than 500 euros
I got recommendation for H&R but they are a bit pricey

If anyone have some other idea of springs/dampers I would appreciate it





Videos :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBOraOM6J3U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMqrFDs184w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu9Z4aSTTBo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9ZuEUUHjYc&t=186s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX9EQQ0mLs4&t=5s

Few random pics:





Soon on car

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Old 25-01-2019, 08:13 AM   #63
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I've edited video link for you as the ones you posted don't work
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Old 25-01-2019, 09:48 AM   #64
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Cool, thank you
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:15 PM   #65
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Uf,didnt update for a while...

Rear of the car is now fixed nicely,not perfect but ok.Important is that everything underneath is protected from salt and possibly rust.

Brake pads I ment to install where broken as seen in picture below so will need to buy new pair,again


In meanwhile we did another two track days and two competition rounds.I did my first official race last month and last week we did another one, on both I went on podium and brought home two trophys

We drove on this tyres:




Very soft legal tires, bought in medium one called R7, there is more option for compounds.
They have amazing grip, only on wet they where a bit tricky until they warm up a bit


Have some bits to get sorted on car, one of latest is this:

It got stuck here, until this picture was taken we did another 2000km


Pics from last competition:




For videos of latest track days and "races" look here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCux...able_polymer=1


Curerent plan is to buy another set of DS2500 and Eibach Pro kit with B8 front and B8 Groupe N rear dampers

Will try to update sooner in future
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Old 18-06-2019, 12:03 PM   #66
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Hallo,

I'm a new user too. You are welcome! Great car!
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Old 27-06-2019, 08:40 PM   #67
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Bought Eibach Pro-kit and Ferodo DS2500, both tested on last competition round we joined.
I like both upgrades,springs are very nice,soft as before but car does not need to lean to take a line,now just takes line immediately
It sits a bit lower, did measure hight on old springs with full tank and will measure soon on new one
Brakes feels more firm, didnt feel any overheating for now but could abused them more



Car has turned 166000km few days ago and clock still not fixed...


We got some new stickers on car, the one on windshield is staying


Waiting in line for a start


Found one pisc of car in move,hope to find more of them


We won in class 1 with serial cars up to 1400ccm and came home with a new trophy and some wine



Very happy how car is driving now
When I ordered springs I wonted shocks too but they didnt had them and I had no time to wait, which is better as now I can see difference with just springs and later one day will see how it feels with better shocks

Next thing to change are worn wishbone bushes, right side is doomed and was thinking of purple powerflex to be at peace with them a bit longer


Tires after last race got some air bubbles in them, apparently when they retread tire sometime air gets in and this is how it looks
But they performed great



Videos from last weektraining and two counted rounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcitKXyq5Kw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JEiybOa-_M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szKb-VDaNBE


In three weeks we have second round so will update soon
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