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Blyton Casualty report thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DaveL485, Aug 2, 2015.

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  1. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    What did Saturday @ Blyton cost you?

    Aside from the usual tyre wear, heat fractures in the brake disks and immense fuel consumption, my windscreen wiper linkage exploded resulting in no wipers in the rainstorm on track. I put it back together but then on the way home, it went again and I had to Ace Ventura out the window for a while till I cleared the rain :D
    Luckily I only saw a few mins of rain, I managed to outrun the worst of it LOL

    So now I need a new wiper solution :)
  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    My RSR seem to be ok.
    Pads + Discs fine.

    I have a small bumper fracture ( it really is small ) - it was on the car when I got it but the higher speeds has opened it back.

    Other than that ...

    NOWT :)
  3. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Started the morning session in ST-Cup with a little trepidation and went gently gently, the Power steering felt amazing, really light and smooth.

    Back in pits first time round and realised I'd lost my Lambda bung on the BMS Downpipe, so after a quick run to Gainsborough, thankfully I found a replacement and was back in the game..

    Then continued to go out over the morning session and the car just felt stronger as the day went on. Booked an instructor for the afternoon session and 10 minutes into my session with him I was getting into the groove of the track then the car cuts out and would not re-start... :(
  4. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Headgasket is weeping oil out of the passenger side of the head when coolant temps are above the 2/3 mark on the gauge which results in a few spots of oil on the bonnet. This is not a new issue however as i had the same problem a few years ago at mallory park after a load of hot laps.

    No loss of compression or anything the engine is still absolutely fine and has not leaked a drop of oil since the last session on track. No doubt it will be the same as last time when i change it, the headgasket will be perfect apart from the sealant has deteriorated around the edge of the oil gallery. I think this issue is partly due to superb oil pressure? Im tempted to retorque the head to be honest or i could leave it for two years like i did last time and had no issues with road use :D

    Apart from that 400 uneventful miles - tyres have lost a bit more tread - brake pads are a little more worn:D
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2015
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  5. Number 11

    Number 11 Well-Known Member

    Threw the alternator belt in the morning but thanks to kris M being prepared and a gent........ Back on circuit PDQ.... Cheers Kris....
    Gutted for Romil.... The motor was flying in the morning session..... When I saw the weld break I couldn't believe it....
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2015
  6. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    I have the same issue, I tweaked the relief spring and I get fantastic pressure but the increase coupled with the 25 year old gaskets and seals see it sweating a bit of oil in a couple of places. It doesnt drip or splurge, just has a few damp spots. The engine is coming out after this year so not too fussed about it :D
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  7. Mart

    Mart Staff Member

    Gutted to see ST-Cup's engine fail in the way it did. Must've been a production issue with the 270 cam to have caused that. If it were a case of swapping it out for another stick, that's not so grim, but the resultant swarf from where the dizzy gear has worn away could be all over the place, inc' the turbo, and worse, the cam journal housings/supports (which, if so/damaged, pretty much makes that block scrap :().

    As for the Megane, the brake fluid boiled, which cut the laps I wanted to do short, but apart from that, all good. Better/bucket seats are a must now though...
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  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Try ATE Super Blue, I have it in the 21. I was hammering the brakes to the point I thought the bodywork might separate from the wheels and my harnesses were going to cut me in half and not once did I have concern that they were going soft or fading, very pleased with em indeed. Hi Spec 4-pots, Yellow stuff pads, and ATE Super Blue.

    Considering the amount of negatives I see about Hi Spec and EBC pads, I have to assume that it's just idiots mimicking a small amount of people with bad experiences because once the yellows are hot they're superb. I think if you take greens on track you will be disappointed, I know I was, but then they are fast road not track. I upgraded to reds on the clio after that and they are fantastic cold and hot. Yellows on the 21 are [meh] when cold but get em warm and they make your eyeballs fall out :)
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  9. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    EBC are gash on the meg.

    Mart , might be worth looking for sticking caliper as well ( I am teaching granny how to such eggs here I think ) but the right offside if prone for sticking. I gained 5mpg when i freed mine up .

    Standard fluid here , and no issues. Had one where I left it too late to brake , but I think I had leant on the pads too much. DS1.11 next time :)
  10. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Sweating power maybe :D ill fix it one day. Head was as straight as a die last time i had it off. Maybe the block is a bit out of true??

    Ate TYP 200 all the way @Mart@Mart i have cooked stock fluid every track day in the megane. Get it from gsf on a 35% off day £11 a ltr. Seemed to be good in the van at blyton pedal was rock solid all day :) its gone a little bit darker coloured though lol
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  11. Mart

    Mart Staff Member

    I'll recheck the calipers Andy, but they were fine when I fitted the 2500's the other month. I also had 1/4 tank of fuel left when I get home, so the mpg is good.

    There was a fair amount of smoke coming off the front brakes each time I came in & parked up, as @Billy Pallets@Billy Pallets will testify :D so I think it's just a case that the o.e fluid is crap, past its best/afaik may have never been changed in the past 8 years. @Chris Smith@Chris Smith ?

    I've got a can of ATE superblue in the garage, which I should've really put in when fitting the 2500's, but for whatever reason didn't, so needless to say, that's now defo a job for this weekend before Teeside trackday on the 17th (reminder for @Brigsy@Brigsy @Sheryl_O@Sheryl_O @Scott_higgy@Scott_higgy)

    My neck is proper sore today though, mainly caused by the stupidly high seats fitted to the 225 & placement of the o.e sunglasses holder, hence with being 6ft3, plus crash lid on, I had to tilt my loaf to the left each track session o_O

    If anyone has a bucket seat for sale, or even a Recaro from the R26, drop me a PM please, otherwise I think I'll be splashing the cash on some Corbeau Clubsports (seem to be about the best vfm seat I can find).
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  12. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    @Mart@Mart I am not familiar with the mounts of the 225 seats , but the meg r26 ones are fixed. However , they can be chopped and lowered. Effectivly the metal runners here :

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  13. Mart

    Mart Staff Member

    Brigsy was telling me the R26 seats sit 10/20mm lower as standard than the 225's, hence that reduction in height would probably be fine (I don't recall banging my head or having to tilt it when driving Sheryl's 225 (with R26 seats) at Teeside the other month), but then they don't come up for sale that often, and when they do, they're usually £5-600 a pair, which is too hot for me.
  14. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I think my tyres took a beating. Not on wear markers yet , but not a mile off either !

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