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  1. I think one of first pics I posted here was rcf with a 718. This weekend went for blast with the older n/a caymen. Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  2. Good rant that - I enjoyed it :D Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  3. No worries was tongue in cheek complaint. :) Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  4. That sounds like one of the worst features award contenders. Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  5. I never said that. Mis-quote. How did that happen? Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  6. Yabbadabba doo Thanks for the honest write up. Hard to argue anything there, all seems very objective ( other than looks ). I hope the gsf is being well looked after and one day rides again. Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  7. Good luck. Why the swap? Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  8. Main reason for crossplane is to balance the inertial forces. It sounds rougher but is smoother - flat plan is rougher but sounds smoother.
  9. Crossplane V8 (like RCF) Flatplane V8
  10. I recorded this in my aygo a gogo at 16:30 today Last year I got 37 Not this hot since 1911, 23, 32, 57 & 76 Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  11. I understand 5% ethanol is a legal requirement in 95 ron and currently in SUL a choice left to manufacturers.
  12. OOps - I linked the wrong one - I had previously found a UK statement last year.
  13. With metal parts what happens is because motorbikes are often used infrequently - the Ethanol pulls in water - you can if you desire separate Ethanol from petrol by adding water then draining off the petrol from the bottom. So for bikes with steel tanks it is the water that rots the tank. This can happen anyway without Ethanol so it's hard to say if it's worse or not in steel tanks. With Nylon based tanks they tend to swell and distort due to ethanol being left in over winter. Clearly modern car tanks are designed to accept it. Ethanol does seem to swell and harden a lot of rubber tubes and seals on vehicles of an older vintage, I have seen fuel hose that snaps like brittle plastic. Clearly modern vehicles will have different rubber to resist it. As far as I am aware - the only Super Unleaded available without ethanol is BP Ultimate. I emailed all the major players and they all replied that Ethanol was present in super but not necessarily 5%. Only BP state it isn't.
  14. Does it have a locking torque converter? Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  15. Standard bolts torque down onto the mating pipe. No way to fit a nut. I used aerotight nuts which are split and twisted to give a heat proof lock. Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  16. If mechanics are geniuses then ww3 has already happened :D You could just program a robot to do it cheaper than me anyway ha ha Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  17. They should have cut the threads to accept the standard bolts and springs. mine and a couple others had coarse thread. Think lexus use m10 1.25 iirc. QS cut 1.5 again iirc. Lexus put some piddly cheap thin bolts through with washers as a quick fix. I made a bolt through kit for mine and a couple others that retained the springs but QS insisted that the springs aren't required. Personally I prefer to have them there as there is no downside. Any downside of not being there would reveal itself eventually. I didn't want to retap threads in stock pipe as I like to keep the path to downgrade as easy as possible. Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  18. It's easy to take the moral high ground here, but virtue signalling what a responsible person you are doesn't alter the fact that the high cost to benefit ratio could be solved another way. Also he's saying it's triggered by hitting small animals in the road, air bags are not (unless it's a big old deer rather than an old dear). Plus air bags/insurance are a cost one pays to protect oneself. Hood poppers - selfish as it may sound - protect other people that may throw themselves in front of your car when you're doing nothing wrong. Well maybe pedestrians should be made to wear a helmet when crossing the road like F1 pit crew. A bit of self responsibility eh? Would you wear a helmet as a pedestrian when out and about to protect yourself? Of course not, and why not? Because the risk doesn't outweigh the inconvenience. We could by your logic Dan and say ban cars, ban anything that may cause harm to anything in any way - just as silly. Perhaps make sure you never drive an old car with pop up headlights? In fact your next purchase should almost certainly be a hood popping pedal car made of driftwood and bubble wrap. Safe as anything and kind to Asthma sufferers. There has to be some risk accepted without moralising over other people's decisions. In the end, look after yourself, drive defensively and keep eyes peeled. Personally I would not disable it due to the legal ramifications. I'm not even aware if RCF has hood poppers. As I said by linking to the case of the cyclist and the moronic lady phone user (earlier post) - the person you hit - their health will be of less concern when you're in court getting sued by them even when not your fault. Hood poppers or not.
  19. Pics please :) Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  20. What was the kid doing in the road and at what point did the kid become the car driver's responsibility and not the parent's? Well this case kind of answers it : So I'd agree that while the law seems to go in this direction one would be wise to be fully insured with legal cover and not disable the feature. One that most cars don't have. Perhaps a consideration at next purchase? Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  21. I use 3m ultrafina se to remove marks. However I don't have ceramic coating. Sent from my BV5800 using Tapatalk
  22. What I said about TVD was that it technically give you a faster lap time if in correct settings - but when it came out and it was new the 20 minute test drive journalists didn't have time to understand it. Also different setting make car feel different. I'm a mechanical technician and just trust a Torsen diff more than the complex (yet very clever) TVD. It also saves 50kg if I recall? I would suggest people watch a video on how a Torsen works verses a normal diff.
  23. Yes I understand that - but I'm not saying it's Lexus' fault or accusing them of profiting unfairly. It would of course be cheaper to make an uglier car though. I guess person X just has to make sure they get hit by a car that falls under the right legislation. I don't buy based on safety ratings - I know other people do.