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Such a shock, I spoke to him only a couple of weeks ago, he was on fine form…as always great advice and quick to have a laugh!!!
a friend who will be sadly missed…
still looking good!
Must have been on the other rallye, my son’s, I thought we did it on mine…oh well!
sorry should have put some £’s to the idea, so here goes.
you work out from your home to Dover kent
Travelling from Dover UK
Ferry £20 return Norfolkline
Fuel £100 there and back 500 miles @ 30mpg
fuel driving around and track £50
Hotel £150 (single) £240 (double) B&B
Meals £120 lunch, diner, beer etc
laps of track are currently, single Eu20, 4 laps Eu75, 8 laps Eu145
ferry and hotel will be paid upfront so at least its not all paid out in one go…ie £170 and the rest £270 is paid out over the 4 days
these are my best guess plus a bit,
if you want more info have a look here:
Very early days, I know but to start it off, I would guess june,july august 2011 but I will look into finding a quieter time (if there is such a thing these days.
Sadly during the week is going to be most likely, weekends are so busy these days,(also when the looneys come out) and I think maybe 4 days in total. 1 to get there, (comfortably) 2 to play, 1 to come home.
Ideally 10 to 15 people, and to make things easier,I thinks ferries and hotels would be better booked as a group rather than individually.
There may be some who would prefer to camp rather than use a hotel (obviously cheaper). but lets see what we have got first.
I’ve thought long and hard about this and I think it best if we try to travel in a convoy of some discription, with regular stops, annoying for some I know but I can’t think of any other way to do it and retain the “together” concept of the trip.
when I went the first time, I had very mixed feelings, I was excited to be doing something I had dreamed of for years and at the same time I continually felt out of my depth and I worried of doing the wrong thing or being out of my depth. Hopefully this is where the more experienced will be of great help. Just knowing the best places to watch, good resturants, garages, it all add to make a trip so much more enjoyable.
(travelling in convoy takes the pressure of getting lost, believe me I know!)
I’m trying to make thing easier for everyone without trying to interfere too much….immposible..I expect so…
So, is this still a good idea?, Could I have some names please? and If anyone wants to help with the organizing, please step forward.
BTW any advice appreciated.
Finally, I eventually found the magazine with the advert in it.
they do replacment and uprated out of tank fuel pumps.
that should sort you out
The standard rallye pump in good condition will run about 350bhp maybe a little more, but thats about it I think. I checked what some of the high power Audi’s run (RS4/R8) but their fuel system is completely different. Maybe some of the guys running big power can offer some more advice.
Did you do the work yourself, help out or just watch..?
I feel another oil under the finger nails convert joining the tribe!!
he always had a crap memory…….hahahahahaha
Well the navigator,…Youv’e just learned the lesson that took us all a while to find out…..VAG dealers and parts guys in particular don’t have a clue about the Syncro and its variants. This site is unusual in that the people that offer their help and advice on here, do actually know what they are talking about.
Chris has forgotten more about syncro’s than the parts guys at VW could ever dream of.
Finding all those part no’s for you was not a 2 minute job, maybe that puts thing a bit more in perspective for you.
Stick with it… you never, know with help from guys on here you might end up doing more and more work on your car yourself.
Hi as much as I agree with Chris, can I make another suggestion?
It is not unknown for the shoes/pads to stick to the drums/discs (something to do with the material in the shoes/pads I think)
So dispite the handbrake mech releasing the shoes stay in contact with the drums.
I had a mate many years ago with the same problem, as you said there was a loud bang and the car moved ok but there was poor braking.
on inspection, one of the shoe had become disengaged at the pivot end and when he braked it just moved the shoe and put no pressure on the drum.
The fronts still worked but the rear prevented the pressure building up to the normal level.
If you can find someone to have a quick look first before going to a garage, you might save a few quid as Chris said.
BTW I’ve had a pad stick so well that when it released the wheel only turned half a turn then locked. on inspection half the pad material was still in the caliper and the other half was stuck on the disc. It took a hammer and chisel to get it off…..
I’ve also been told that if there is damp between the shoe/pad and the drum/disc the metal in the shoe/pad can rust onto the drum/disc, on disc’s this can happen on the side of the car subject to the prevaling rain where it is parked. hardly ever happens to cars parked in garage’s
Hi, good to see others getting into controlling the Haldex diff!
Was going to say it’s not that hard to do but I guess I had better not say anything till I get mine working….good luck anyway.
I am currently completing the design, now I have the stepper motor.
fair bit of testing to do but everything is looking good so far.
Big thanks to joes for sorting me out with a Haldex controller…I bet he will finish his car before I get the controller done!!
BTW anyone know how to determine the ratio of how much power is being sent F/R on 4wd.. can it be done on a 4wd rolling road?
The problem I have is, if I open the valve by 50% does this relate to 50% of the power availible at the rear diff being used to drive the rear wheels?
ie is the valve position linear to the power at the rear wheels?
Oh my god…. I never thought…I’ve killed off hampsters or at least made them redundant, me and my big mouth..I never ment to hurt anyone/thing when I said it was a bit slow, I never thought my action would have such repercussions, how can I live with the damage I’ve done!!!!
Im so sorry please forgive me, please, please!!!
BTW when do you think it will be fixed?
Hi Joe, I will e-mail you my address and phone number and we can sort out sending the controller to me…thanks
btw did you get my earlier e-mail?
Good news that the rear diff is from a mk4, easier to get it working first and develop the mk5 version later maybe!
Glad you have decided to fit the rubber front donut that will reduce the chances of having to replace lots of tranny bits…i’m not very keen on solid mounts, i’ve seen a number of good cars modded with care, yet spoilt by harsh vibrations due to solid mounts…never understood the benefits, poly mounts usually keep things under control without the vibes……bear in mind I am an old git…..
(when I was 20 I loved really loud exhausts and hard suspension)…but now I’ve seen the folly of my ways…lol
Long live power and comfort!!!!