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  1. Aerial Andy944

    Hi

    Hi and welcome to the TC forums :woot:
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    What's your lowest MPG reading

    :lol: :oops: Doh! Darn autocorrect .V( Yes 600 miles per tank
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    What's your lowest MPG reading

    As a contrast (and bit of a tangent) to my last post, on those same driving roads my curernt Golf returns 600+ MPG from its 60lt tank and I can't see I'm getting to my destination any quicker in most cases but it is more boring sound and involvement wise
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    What's your lowest MPG reading

    My old R33 GTR could empty it's 60lt tank of super unleaded in 150 miles so that works out to about 11MPG :eek: That's just on normal driving roads so goodness knows what it would of done on the track (8})
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    DIY alloy wheel What could go wrong

    Making an alloy wheel out of a steel one. What could possibly go wrong :lol: Like the Russian way of thinking, "that's close enough, I say screw it" .V(
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    Remap Options for V6 TDI 272 - Help Please!

    Sounds like an excellent power upgrade to the pound there. Enjoy (8})
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    Remap Options for V6 TDI 272 - Help Please!

    I know they may be a long way but if you have a plan and work out logistics with them its worth going the extra miles to entrust your pride n joy with the right people. That's why they have clients from all over the world. They're a friendly knowledge group there when I've spoken with them. I'm...
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    Remap Options for V6 TDI 272 - Help Please!

    May of :rolleyes:;)
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    Remap Options for V6 TDI 272 - Help Please!

    Hi, just thought I'd weigh in on the thread. I've had a few cars mapped now and dyno custom tune is the way to go for proper job. More expensive then a generic map but works with condition of your engine you have and any mods. For VW group mapping and mods Darkside Developments are the guru's to...
  10. Aerial Andy944

    Hello everybody

    Hi and welcome to TC forums. Any modifications or plans for your pride n joy
  11. Aerial Andy944

    Hi

    Hi and welcome to the TC forums |B Sounds like an interesting machine you have there. Is it complete or an ongoing project? Start a project, we're all nosey here at what you're doing :lol:
  12. Aerial Andy944

    Hello

    Hi and welcome to the TC forums |B
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    2011 2.2 mondeo juddering

    Hi and welcome to TC forums. @Lunchmoney makes a good point to check. I had similar problem on my Skyline. O2 sensors were stuck at a certain voltage and wouldn't go past certain engine speeds or throttle positions. I had to lift off then feather the throttle. My mechanic put a voltage meter on...
  14. Aerial Andy944

    Exeter newbie.

    Hi and welcome to the TC forums :) 968CS is epic. I had the older sister a 944turbo SE which was pretty special also :cool:
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    Engine Carbon Clean. Worth it?

    I've always put a bottle of BG244 or Archoil6400 additive in my Golf every year and felt this was sufficient for the miles I do which is about 4k - 5k a year. Is a carbon engine clean that much better and how so? Just curious as going to be giving the old girl a pamper after 14 years and 66k...
  16. Aerial Andy944

    You know your cars dirty when

    When a traffic warden needs to wear a Hazmat suit to put a ticket on the windscreen
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    Will toe out always improve cornering

    Nicely put. There is no perfect setup for a road car. Racing cars will have a different setup for each individual track they go to and still it will be the best compromise to get around the track quickest so a road car has to have a much larger window of operation to work in to stay safe...
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    Negative camber

    Stances cars are a look, not a performance gain. From what I remember when I had my high performance cars the camber setting comes into effect when cornering at high speed as the car will lean onto the edge of the tyre if there was no camber. There's lots of factors in determining what the...
  19. Aerial Andy944

    Greetings from Bristol- Newbie

    Hi and welcome to TC forums @Martyn666 Mitsi 3000GT |B one of my bucket list cars to own
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    Which of your sold cars do you miss the most

    Found how to upload media on my phone at last Prelude 13" Milia Miglia wheels by Aerial Andy944 posted 15 September 2019 at 09:40 Prelude Front by Aerial Andy944 posted 15 September 2019 at 09:37 Prelude 1.8lt 12v Twin Carb by Aerial Andy944 posted 15 September 2019 at 09:35
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    Which of your sold cars do you miss the most

    @TCJBOLDIE I think the suspension was least of the problems :rofl: Still it got me to college and back each day the year I had it. I saw the Prelude arrive on the garage forecourt that was opposite a shop I was working in. It arrived Monday morning and I was driving it home Friday night :cool:
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    Which of your sold cars do you miss the most

    1983 mk2 Honda Prelude EX 1st model they did with the pop up headlights. My second car I bought when I was 19 and a massive step up from my 1st car, a Morris Marina. 1.8 twin carb with only 107HP but it was very light at only around 900kg. Had a very rare body kit (so I've been told) and had a...
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    Rare cars on our streets

    Been here a while by looks of it @Lunchmoney, DVLA says 2005 registered and as a normal 2.5lt engine model so why the GTR badge o_O Wonder if it's had anything else done to it apart from Nismo spoiler endcaps, side skirts and fat exhaust? Haven't seen a "standard" Skyline yet :lol:
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    What's the best 0-60 time for £1500

    My Chloe whose 19 has just passed her test. We got her a 2007 Clio Dynamic 1.4 from a family friend, 30000 miles and immaculate. For a 90hp 1.4 engine top of the range car she is paying £540 Full comp insurance through Hastings which I thought was pretty good. We do have a garage and live in the...
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    What's the biggest engine you've ever owned

    Biggest capacity was a 2.8 V6 lump in my old 1986 Lancia Thema. It was actually a Volvo engine with a measly 170hp but lots of low end torque gave a satisfying push. Biggest power was my R33 Skyline with a 2.6 straight 6 this time with 2 turbos. A few breathing mods let it make 380hp on the...
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    What qualifies as a classic car?

    Age is a big factor. Footman James insurance guy told me at a show once it starts around 10 years old but the model is also a big factor in this. My Skyline is a good example. They would insure my GTR as a classic but the GTST models they wouldn't. Seems you need to have the right model to be...
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    What's the best 0-60 time for £1500

    Mazda RX8s ;) 230hp sub 6 second. Plenty around for less then a grand if you can live with repair costs. Lexus GS350 or I even found a GS430 with the 4.3lt V8 for £1595 at dealer. May be able to talk him down to £1500. Again 6 second luxury car
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    Have you ever been a victim of car crime

    Not had any trouble since we've moved to countryside but in my early 20s when I lived in Poole and would be out most weekends my Citroen AX GT seemed to be broken into every time I returned. In all fairness you could open one of those with a key or a spoon or a lollipop stick even...
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    I Need a De-Cat

    When you've done all your upgrades get a custom remap on a dyno for best results from those upgrades. Craig at Ozmo Motorsports has a dyno facility and he's not to far from you. Only have his Facebook link but have a chat about what you want to achieve, he's a really nice and informed guy. He...
  30. Aerial Andy944

    Hey people

    Hi and belated welcome to the TC Forums |B
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    I Need a De-Cat

    Have a feeling they're different. Certainly the diesel 140 and 170 versions are. Removing CAT anyways is illegal and has been for many years. The new MOT test that came out in May will pick it up and fail it straight away unless you're thinking of getting a swappable CAT/DECAT section or you're...
  32. Aerial Andy944

    What's the next job on your car going to be

    Yep good preventative measure from now on I think
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    What's the next job on your car going to be

    Ahh 19 years ago we did that mod. That was the strangest journey ever. Walking out the hospital looking at each other going "are we allowed to just walk out, with this lil human, what us!!" Slowest journey home ever taken also :lol: By the second child though it was chuck in, get home for a...
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    What's the next job on your car going to be

    I went to open bonnet on my Golf and the cable release snapped. You can manually get in by unscrewing the badge in front grill where behind it there are 2 retaining screws to hold lock in place. Undo those and whole lock mechanism comes up with the bonnet lid. Found front section of cable was...
  35. Aerial Andy944

    Hey all, quick introduction here

    Hi and belated welcome to the TC forums You can start a project thread to show your progress, we all need encouragement and seeing someone elses efforts helps :) Ford Probe was short lived over here in UK. Combination between Mazda and Ford wasn't it? Most of the ones sold over here are 2.5 V6...
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    My first cars are now classics? I feel old.

    My 1st car was a £100 quid 1976 Morris Marina 1.3L. Is that considered a classic now :lol:
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    My first cars are now classics? I feel old.

    Don't get me started @obi_waynne Lancia Thema V6, Porsche 944T, Nissan Sylvia S12 and R33 even my old 1983 Honda Prelude EX and Citroen AX GT is nearly gone from the streets and going up in value if you can find one. Can we have a TorqueCars communial storage facility to preserve our old Pride n...
  38. Aerial Andy944

    Hello There

    Hi and welcome to the TC forums. As LM says changing the breathing, intake and exhaust, could release a few horses and make throttle response quicker. Don't know if changing the ignition will work on that engine but on my RB26 changing the coil packs, sparks and HT leads gave more power at top...
  39. Aerial Andy944

    Hello!

    That sounds awesome. Keep in mind some of the JDM V8s just to have a bit of continuity and individuality. Lexus V8s are good and can take turbocharging really well ;b/
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