Southern Rolling Road & Tech Day - end Feb/beg. Mar

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Re: Southern Rolling Road & Tech Day - end Feb/beg. Mar

Post by Paul296 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:06 pm

I didn't think it was boring - I liked it! 8) Jaba and Hilary look exactly the same as they do in real life - but quite a lot smaller though.

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Post by Caffiend » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:17 pm

..that_

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Re: Southern Rolling Road & Tech Day - end Feb/beg. Mar

Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:28 pm

Just a shame none of us recorded the sheer noise that were the TD's on the rollers!
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Post by TizzyD » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:40 pm

That valver sounds lovely 8) What are they like to drive ? My TD is the sportiest BX i've been in :oops:

Looks like a good day out and now has me wondering what mine is up to under the bonnet, will have to try and make it to the next one of these days i think.
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Post by mds141 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:48 pm

Dyno sessions are quite interesting. I had my Firestorm 'tweaked' and its now putting out 120 bhp at the back wheel. It's quite nippy on the back roads now. [-X
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Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:59 pm

I must come on the next one, it would be good to try and set mine up a bit better rather than by seat of the pants tuning. Would be better once the extraction system is fitted though...
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Post by Paul296 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:09 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:I must come on the next one, it would be good to try and set mine up a bit better rather than by seat of the pants tuning. Would be better once the extraction system is fitted though...
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Post by mds141 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:35 pm

It would be nice to put my car on the rolling road but its too far to justify it for one day sadly. I hope the next session has a more diverse turnout.
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Post by docchevron » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:06 am

just as a matter of interest, what fuel were the valvers running?
If there is another event down there, and assuming I haven't bankrupted myself again at that point, I might try and get both of mine down there.
TizzyD wrote:That valver sounds lovely What are they like to drive ? My TD is the sportiest BX i've been in
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That said for cruising the TD pisses all over the valver, but for fun, no contest at all, 16V all day
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Post by Vanny » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:06 am

Tesco Petrol+ or what ever the hell it's called. The valver seems much happier with the elevated octane, regardless of the probable damage it is doing to the innards. Think its 97RON as opposed to 95RON

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Post by Kitch » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:54 am

Mine was running standard 95RON, purchased in October/November time :lol:

The best result I ever got on the dyno was 158bhp @ the fly (power at the wheels was lower that day, but it was hotter IIRC) and I *think* it was running V-Power that day.

Doesn't seem to make any difference to mine in the real world though what fuel it's running.

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Post by hilarystone » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:56 am

Mine was running on Shell Vpower. But I run it on 95 Ron sometimes though I try to use 97 Ron when I can...
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Re: Southern Rolling Road & Tech Day - end Feb/beg. Mar

Post by RobC » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:06 am

Along with the oil, mine was running on ASDA's finest 95 unleaded. I only buy the highest quality oil and petrol for my car...
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Post by docchevron » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:05 am

interesting.. Tesco's Momentum is allegedly 99RON, Vanny..
Ok, I have the 2 row ECU, which I think Kitch's does too actually?
But my car feels far less "grunty" on Tesco's stuff than V-power.
No idea how it would run on 95RON, since I've never run it on standard fuel.
That said, when we went to get it it had 95 in it, and it ran like a stuffed pig. Although that engine was shafted..
Just oneday I might have to cross Kitch's palm with silver and come down with a few jerry cans of differing fuel and see what odds it makes on the rollers, if any..
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Re: Southern Rolling Road & Tech Day - end Feb/beg. Mar

Post by Kitch » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:59 am

docchevron wrote:interesting.. Tesco's Momentum is allegedly 99RON, Vanny..
Ok, I have the 2 row ECU, which I think Kitch's does too actually?
But my car feels far less "grunty" on Tesco's stuff than V-power.
No idea how it would run on 95RON, since I've never run it on standard fuel.
That said, when we went to get it it had 95 in it, and it ran like a stuffed pig. Although that engine was shafted..
Just oneday I might have to cross Kitch's palm with silver and come down with a few jerry cans of differing fuel and see what odds it makes on the rollers, if any..
It's difficult to test a car on different fuels. I guess best bet would be to have a small tank beside the car with another pump rigged up and put the opposite type of fuel to that in the car's tank in the little one.

I did runs with and without Super unleaded, at opposite ends of the month. Difference was negligable, possibly 1 or 2 hp at the wheels. But because I didn't do them on the same day, there are too many other variables in it to call the results a fact.

Get it down mate :lol: