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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1638558
22/01/2020 18:38
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Pah, if my mighty puny 16NA can do it... I've got a picture of the pressure sensor value at the top: engine off, it's about 700mB.


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: barnacle] #1638560
22/01/2020 18:48
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Originally Posted by barnacle
Pah, if my mighty puny 16NA can do it... I've got a picture of the pressure sensor value at the top: engine off, it's about 700mB.



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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Countrycruising] #1638568
23/01/2020 00:12
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
In a 20v n/a I'd tackle that section of roads heading down from the North, going up the altitude will mean you'll be having to work that engine hard and if you have any electrical gremlins you'll find them, DaveG knows this from experience.


Oh how lucky then Joe it looks like we will be heading up the hairpins working that 20v but hopefully not having any electrical gremlins. Anything in particular I should check before?


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1638570
23/01/2020 00:22
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Make sure your brakes don't squeak, the pads/discs have plenty of life, your brake fluid is fresh, and your handbrake works!

I could be wrong, but approaching the top from either side still means you have reach the same elevation crazy

The rubbish turning circle in a 20vt means that oncoming traffic might cause you a problem, but you should be OK in the 20v.


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1638571
23/01/2020 01:07
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Should be okay this time the turbo coupe that we went in 2018 is now been replaced with an n/a so no squeal brakes now.

Oh yeh same elevation but definitely a more gradual incline from the south than when compared withthe approach from North. The approach from the south I think might have allowed me to take a more sweeping hairpin oh and the overall lack of traffic meant no 3 point turns.


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1638587
23/01/2020 18:16
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I feel I need to apologise to Rosso, at start of thread I thought the tour was a club tour and asked a couple of inappropriate questions. Now of course realise it’s a personal tour, apologies. Newbi error.

Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1638602
23/01/2020 20:12
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No need to apologise, I thought you asked because you had been considering your own trip. Anyway that might give you some idea of costs and possible routes.

For the future I think a group coupe tour to Italy would be a great great adventure and certainly something I'd be up for.


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1638603
23/01/2020 21:31
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Cheers, onward and upwards.

Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1642201
28/06/2020 06:35
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Getting closer... and all going well it will be another great road trip to Italy for 2020 in the Coupé.

We're hopefull for restrictions to be lifted by then with a safe journey and to keep updated with latest travel.

Looking forward to the journey to through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

And look forward to seeing coupé friends again.


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1642202
28/06/2020 10:00
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I hope it takes place and goes smoothly for you Brian. No Italian road trip for me this year but am thinking of taking Doris when I am working for a month in Gibraltar in September. Probably get the ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff and then down the west coast of France, or to Santander and then straight through middle of Spain. No aircon in Doris so time to roast again...


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1642204
28/06/2020 10:27
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That will be awesome run and I hope you get the go ahead. How are the roads in France to drive in comparison?

There's certainly hope that it will and we are sticking with all the bookings and to keep updated with border crossing changes. It will no doubt be a different experience in many ways and I expect it will be less busy too which cant be a bad thing.

Well I tried to get the aircon up and running on the 20vt before the trip in 2018 but it just wasn't happening and I don't have that worry on the 20v as hasn't got any so it will be windows down and sunroof open...still trying to find something that could help with keeping the dogs as cool as possible chinny


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1642205
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The roads in France were excellent, but expensive if using the toll roads. Will be interesting to see if any difference between the east and west of the country. I have never driven in Spain so that will be an experience to report back on. I would get a couple of the JML chillmax gel pillows for your dogs, around a tenner each. They work really well and you don't need to put them in the freezer etc


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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Rosso] #1642207
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Originally Posted by Rosso
That will be awesome run and I hope you get the go ahead. How are the roads in France to drive in comparison?

There's certainly hope that it will and we are sticking with all the bookings and to keep updated with border crossing changes. It will no doubt be a different experience in many ways and I expect it will be less busy too which cant be a bad thing.

Well I tried to get the aircon up and running on the 20vt before the trip in 2018 but it just wasn't happening and I don't have that worry on the 20v as hasn't got any so it will be windows down and sunroof open...still trying to find something that could help with keeping the dogs as cool as possible chinny


Ex FI drivers iced waistcoat should do the trick, at least for. few hours.

Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Ballypete] #1642213
28/06/2020 16:58
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Originally Posted by Ballypete
The roads in France were excellent, but expensive if using the toll roads.


Drove back from the 20th anniversary in Turin through France to Calais; didn't touch a toll road all the way. A bit slower perhaps, but so what? I was on holiday, not commuting!

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Re: Italian Road Trip 2020 [Re: Ballypete] #1642226
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Originally Posted by Ballypete
The roads in France were excellent, but expensive if using the toll roads. Will be interesting to see if any difference between the east and west of the country. I have never driven in Spain so that will be an experience to report back on. I would get a couple of the JML chillmax gel pillows for your dogs, around a tenner each. They work really well and you don't need to put them in the freezer etc


As a plan B if the ferry to Ijmuiden is not going we are looking at that Euro tunnel route through France and Brussels and stopping overnight just outside of Frankfurt.

Ill check the gel pillows out anything to make there journey couped up in the coupe will make life easier.


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