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GTT getting ready for the track.

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by ChrisGTT, Oct 7, 2014.

Discuss GTT getting ready for the track. in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Got to be one of the best wheels Speedline did..
  2. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg So today I have been playing with a 3" rear exit can. It's not a scorpion but it looks the same.
    Basically I wanted the noise of a side exit but out of the back, so I cut this open and pulled out all the baffle material so now I can I have nice looking exhaust instead of the side exit which is not that pretty if you ask me.
    I did buy the 2" straight pipe in stead of a back box on ebay but it looked tiny.
  3. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Im going to do the same to my scorpion box soon. Should sound sweet (y)
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  4. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Ok so more stuff done,
    My boost pipes and lobster are back from the powder coaters the exhaust has been welded back up and I fit the 2.25" system with the butchered back box.
    I did a start and rev and it sounds ok but still not as loud as my unsilenced 2" side exit.
    Although the smoke concernede a bit . It's only the second time it's been run since I swapped the liner.
    The new loom I fit for the engine is great my oil level actually works now ! Only thing is the fAn runs all the time ! I swapped the relay and same and disconnected battery and reconnect it and the fan did not come on for about 10 seconds then after another 10 it went off. Confused ! Ps I know I'm missing jubilees etc this was just a trial.
    Also any input as to wear I should locate the rocket cover breather ? I have a pipe coming off it and can mount it anywhere do I get a catch tank ? Or just a filter ?
  5. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I would get a catch tank mate. Filter can sometimes drip oil.

    Looks cracking btw !
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  6. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Get a 1.5ltr pop bottle as a catch tank. Just incase it satrts breathing a little.
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  7. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg Well good news I have a MOT
    Car drove fine 10 miles to work and back in the wet. I have a rocker cover leak I think as I'm getting oil down the back of the block onto the sump and I have smoke at certain points on overun which I fear is the turbo oil seals but overall I'm happy it's been a long time well March this year I took the car off the road. It just has to last the summer and then I will have to have a good think about what I'm going to do.

    Also have been playing with my old DSLR so I will get them edited and post them up here.
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  8. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    Here are some pictures from the DSLR the car was filthy hence the silly effect on the last one.

    _MG_6360.JPG _MG_6363.JPG _MG_6364.JPG _MG_6367.JPG IMG_6346.JPG IMG_6348.JPG IMG_6350.JPG IMG_6369.JPG
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  9. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Hello boys

    Well the car is on the road it's got a new MOT with no advisories.

    The car drives lovely with good idle and AFRs the only down side is I'm getting smoke off boost on overun so I fear turbo oil seals are on there way out but having said that I swapped the rear exit for side exit as I missed the sound and it hardly smokes now !!
    I did a compression test and I'm seeing 145 psi all round.

    I still need to get the little bits of welding done but they are not structural so not too concerned about rushing them.
    I also need to have a look at my steering for one the wheel is not straight while driving but worse than that is the play I have in the steering so must be combinations of worn out old bushes bearings etc.
    That will have to wait as it's been like that since I got the car.
    My oil level/oil pressure gauge stopped working the other day so I removed clocks and reheated the solder and made sure connections were good, the oil pressure works but the oil level with ignition on does not, any ideas ?

    I don't know if it's related but my started motor sometimes does not work as in you can hear the soilnoid engage but does not turn but next turn of the key it will fire up ?
    @Brigsy@Brigsy advised to fit relay in line of excited wire with love and Earth at relay but my question is can I use a fan relay ? Or does it need to be something specific. Also as a side note could it be the connections on the back ignition barrel that's causing the oil pressure gauge to play up and starter to not spin ?

    Here's some pictures of the car with the TR sticker

    P.S the speedo shots were taken while clocks were out to play a little trick on @Chrispr5@Chrispr5 @jermaine666@jermaine666
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  10. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    Oh and thanks to @Brigsy@Brigsy and @andybond@andybond for help and advice I know I've said it before but thanks.
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  11. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I havent given you much advice , more encouragement ! :)
  12. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Any 30-40 amp 4 pin relay will do matey.
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  13. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Well-Known Member

    The picture in the garage looks awesome mate. That makes me want the 16v bonnet.
  14. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg T-shirt arrived
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  15. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Top stuff Chris. Thanks for supporting our club.
  16. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Love it!
  17. gtmatt

    gtmatt Well-Known Member

    Nice selfie car looks well mate
  18. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg Well I have started putting a few bits and bobs in the car for blyton like camping gear and some spares/tools etc I am a bit nervous about the journey as it will be the longest drive since rebuild and then it will be hit hard on track. I just don't want it to breakdown too early in the day haha. I also have @Brigsy@Brigsy the 2" unsilenced rear exit ready to take also for Jon.

    I have fuel pump, clutch cable, tax sensor, spare carb,various clamps and aux belt is there anything else I should take parts wise?
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  19. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    spare car by the sounds of it LOL
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  20. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Took the words out of my mouth lol
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