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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1664786
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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1665169
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Not much done lately due to being on holiday

Anyway Iíve just ordered some Zestino Gredge RS07 soft track tyres. Having read the reviews and spoken to Joe these sound like a good dry weather tyre

Also ordered the 2 poly bushes for the engine mount on the drivers side

Also planning to finally to the wiring mod for the fuel pump as Iíve already run the power cable, I just need to rewire the relay in

Then as per my other thread Iíll be giving the car another test at curborough at the beginning of June, albeit I have a challenge with my son in his MK4 Renault megane rs trophy. If I can get within a second of his time Iíll be impressed

Cheers for now

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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1665170
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When it's all done you should contact Jayemm and see if he wants to make another video of it, as it was the handling he was most critical of and that's where most of your improvements have been.

Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: ] #1665172
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Originally Posted by GrahamL
When it's all done you should contact Jayemm and see if he wants to make another video of it, as it was the handling he was most critical of and that's where most of your improvements have been.



Hi graham, great idea, is he Ďlocalí to your neck of the woods?


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1665173
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Nope he's based in England (not sure where) , he just travels around the UK a lot and knows a few people in Scotland that he stays with while making the videos.

Try dropping a mail to talk@jayemm.com

Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: ] #1665174
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Will do graham 😉


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1665244
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Having had the tracking done recently, Iíve felt a bit of vagueness in the steering when driving on dual carriageways

Anyway Iíve found the near side track rod end has developed a bit of play, any pointers for which brand to go for, or ones to avoid?

Thanks Jamie


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1665246
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AA tend to supply Birth; I don't have any reason to believe there's anything wrong wrong with them...unlike the wheel bearings from the same stable which had a history of failing after far too short a time.


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1665247
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Ok Simon, Iíll give Steve a call tomorrow


Cheers Jamie


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1665377
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Looks like you have done all the hard work and only have bits and pieces to do now.
Just in time for enjoying the summer.


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1665379
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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666018
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Safe journey around the 'Ring, I gather it's a deal more challenging than the likes of Spa.


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666019
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
Safe journey around the 'Ring, I gather it's a deal more challenging than the likes of Spa.


You don't get out much do you Simon laugh

Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Countrycruising] #1666021
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
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Safe journey around the 'Ring, I gather it's a deal more challenging than the likes of Spa.


You don't get out much do you Simon laugh


I did get to the butcher's today laugh


Has it improved?


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666022
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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666027
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
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Safe journey around the 'Ring, I gather it's a deal more challenging than the likes of Spa.


You don't get out much do you Simon laugh


I did get to the butcher's today laugh


Has it improved?


It's a start wink

Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Countrycruising] #1666033
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
Originally Posted by Edinburgh


Has it improved?


It's a start wink




The Ring!
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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666043
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Never mind your ring, I'm at the ring

Car drove perfectly, but couldn't get on the track tonight, so will get on tomorrow

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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666079
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Just been out with misha!

Jesus christ is he fast!

Importantly the coupe was perfect, no brake fade, no oversteer, just performed brilliantly

Cheers Jamie


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666086
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Nice, did Misha record it for his YouTube channel?

Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666088
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Yeah, not sure when it'll get posted though


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1666146
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https://www.racetracker.de/cargalerie/M0ZDY1ZlTUh0MmVna2JPVmlGVitkZz09/22697360

The link will take you to various images of me,my son and misha driving my coupe

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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1667098
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Not been so active on tinkering with the car of late, but a quick update on things

So after the ring trip, the oil gets a bit too hot for my liking, circa 120 degrees C

So Iíve wrapped the front downpipe to start with, and Iíve already noticed the car takes a little longer to get the oil up to Ďnormalí temperature. So hopefully that will help when on the track

Next plan is to fabricate a better ducting arrangement for the aftermarket oil cooler. Iíd say itís about 20% bigger than stock, so Iím thinking to construct something out of fibreglass

Then if needed Iíll add a water spray to the oil cooler and the intercooler as a final step

If I can keep it closer to 100 degrees C, then thatís good enough for me

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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1669402
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Itís been a while, so I thought Iíd post a few updates Iím about to make a start with

Iím going to shorten the intercooler pipe work, to hopefully improve the transient response of the turbo.

Iíve bought some vxr injectors, so a trip to flea in March is planned to get it all remapped

Iím going to have a go at enlarging the air duct for the uprated oil cooler I have to maximise cooling of the oil

Finally Iím going to buy a pair of rs3 brake ducts and fit them to the wishbones, theyíre only secured with tie wraps and for £40 itís worth seeing if they keep the inner part of the pad and caliper cooler

Link here for those interested https://www.akstuning.co.uk/shop/ho...ts-retro-fit-for-other-mqb-vehicles.html

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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1669664
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Morning folks,
Just fitted 1 of the ducts to the drivers side wishbone, with just a small bit of trimming a clip. Will now take it for a quick test drive but clearance looks ok

Video link to follow


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Jamiepm] #1669686
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Fitted the ducts to both sides , and taken it for a run. No rubbing,rattling so Iím happy

Quick video link so people can visualise how they fit

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bv_IyVF6GCa8Iy3VzYooOsIdeRZLHG4R?usp=share_link

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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1669861
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Morning Jamie

All this is looking impressive, I'm incredibly envious of your abilities. I had imagined that you had a fully fitted workshop with all modcons.

Best wishes

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Originally Posted by Jamiepm
Fitted the ducts to both sides , and taken it for a run. No rubbing,rattling so Iím happy

Quick video link so people can visualise how they fit

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bv_IyVF6GCa8Iy3VzYooOsIdeRZLHG4R?usp=share_link

Cheers Jamie


Nice adaption to help cooling thumb

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I'm just a spanner monkey that will give most things a go Paul wink

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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1671777
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Just changed a cv boot today, a bit fiddly as I donít have the kit for the hub nut and then appropriate torque wrench.

The circlip is somewhat fiddly but the joint came apart quite easy. Iíve fitted a cv boot kit bought from Alternative autos, so hopefully this lasts a while, as it seems good quality

A quick call to Joe for some advice on rear handbrake set up, so Iíll finish that job tomorrow if itís not raining

Finally experimented with a product call Berryman B12, to see if I can degum the oil control rings. Anyway itís a take the plugs out, get the pistons at an even height across all cylinders and pour the chemical in.

Anyway left it in for 4 or so hours and then siphoned it out of the cylinders, dropped the engine oil and filter

Refilled with fresh oil and apart from a bit of smoke at start up, all appears normal.

A Quick Look down the cylinders with my eBay bore scope and the pistons are shiny

My thoughts are linked to oil consumption when on track. Normal driving( even spirited) the car doesnít use a drop but on a track day I can burn up to a litre of oil.

So Iíve given it a go to see if it does anything, good or bad as Iím back at the ring in early July

Cheers Jamie


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