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  1. siztenboots

    Steering wheel vibration :(

    how much runout is there , ( jack up each corner and spin the wheel looking for an oval profile ) also try swapping them over left - right
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    Don't laugh, decent budget tyres??

    another shout for the Kumho ku31's , seem to work well on a light car ( 850kg ). All kumhos are distributed by Micheldever tyres in the UK , so check their price first as a guide.
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    Do National Tyres have lazer alignment machines?

    sometimes it is by shuffling spacer washers on the top wishbone mounts fore or aft , some have fitted castor adjustment plates
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    Is Torque Overrated ?

    yes thats very true , the cascades show the true sprinting ability
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    Is Torque Overrated ?

    its the torque at the wheels that is most important as the actual measurement rather than made up flywheel figures , the gear box acts as a torque multiplier. if you had the same gearbox on a diesel and petrol you would really notice the difference :cool:
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    My VX220 Supercharger Conversion

    6800rpm rev limit , is this because of rod bolts ? just wondering what sort of mph range you get with 3rd gear on that , on the turbo 6800 tops out at 103mph
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    It's that time again :-( ST220 owners!

    Kumho Ku31's
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    Went round Brands yesterday.

    doesn't slide as much through paddock or round clearways, basically >100mph it is effective. needs to be lower and I want to brace it more on to the subframe
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    Went round Brands yesterday.

    Was there on Friday with Lotus on Track with new diffuser Good track the indy circuit
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    Problem with my gf's Fiesta , any idea?

    check ends of vacuum pipes for splits and air leaks on the air inlet is this always from cold ( ie. on choke ), or also when engine hot ? might be bad water temperature sensor , or stuck stat
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    Focus TDCi issues

    is it in limp home mode ?
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    Anyone here got the new (Current shape) Mondeo?

    Have you got one arm shorter than the other ? But I know what you mean, have a 53 plate TDCI and don't think its as comfy as my 99 ST24 was
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    Car Maintanance?

    bleed the brakes, ideally flush out with new fluid check pad thickness and condition of disks check suspension , steering and bushes for play or wear
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    Back end keeps running away!
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    FAO: Those who know about dynos...

    Yes, they have got something wrong on the power calculation. There are several standards for corrected dyno horse power, SAE , DIN , but you should always get the cross point at 5252 on the same scales
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    Lotus Eagle revealed

    Bit of Barry Manilow thing going on at the front
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    What to do to get a track car?

    You need bring valid driving license bring your own helmet you will recoup the cost after a couple of TD, the hire ones are old and smelly a car which is in good road going condition , no leaking fluids, no loose objects. Tax and MOT if using public roads, trailer it otherwise working...
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    Bike stolen weybridge surrey

    Will keep an eye out, do you think they followed the bike home previously, or just some chancers ?
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    Le Mans - huge crash yesterday!

    Rear lock up under braking, he initially steers in to it, but the back comes round
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    TDCi Mondeo lumpy idle... eek!

    re: injectors problems and Ford admitting it, not true, mine is a Dec 2003 reg, and only managed to do 27,500 with all the problems I have had with the fuel system. Only just had some major work done in December last year to fix it again, and after just a couple of 1000 during winter, bang...
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