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Old 16 Jun 2009, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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evening guys,on nightshift and thought i'd put this up.got my 1st scoob 2 months ago and i'm aware of looking after the turbo and maintaining engine life(sod big costs) whilst also having a lot of fun, but what would you consider hard driving?cheers dudes.
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: hard driving

launching the car and cooking the clutch. got big tuts from my brother the other day for doing this.

Also, letting the car get to the fuel cut off point and stressing the engine
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 03:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As andrew said and you will wreck the Turbo by it not cooling down for 2-3mins before you shut down the engine just after a hard spin cause you will coke the oil on the turbo bearing so always let it idle for 3mins before shut down after you been on boost
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 04:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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don't forget cooking the pad's n disc's,also boiling the fluid aswell
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 04:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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boiling the fluid? any chance of an explanation Ed?
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 08:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thx for the replies.after driving hard, would driving it for 5-10 mins keeping engine under 2000rpm before shutting off still require 3-4 mins idle cool time?
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 10:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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g off still require 3-4 mins idle cool time?
No. That is is plenty of time. Turbo timers would usually be set for just one minute so 3-4 mins easy driving off boost is ample.
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boiling the fluid? any chance of an explanation Ed?
have you never experianced Boiled Brake Fluid??
this happens when the heat generated from the hard and heavy breaking,transfers up into the resivoiur and cylinder,the generated heat will happily boil the fluid,hence resulting in brake fade...i've experianced this on both road and track,can be a little un nerving,hence i now use Silkolene dot5 in mine,higher temperatre rating
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have you never experianced Boiled Brake Fluid??
this happens when the heat generated from the hard and heavy breaking,transfers up into the resivoiur and cylinder,the generated heat will happily boil the fluid,hence resulting in brake fade...i've experianced this on both road and track,can be a little un nerving,hence i now use Silkolene dot5 in mine,higher temperatre rating
Dont want to wreck the thread but boiled brake fluid is a scary situation remember in my first civc 1.5sohc had a few mods to engine but didnt change the pads till I had the money came into a roundabout on standard pads about 70miles an hour left it about 100ft to brake brake fade nearly standing on brake just used my feet like the abs works and tank god stopped short of the line to a red light got home and brakes where smoking and fluid roasting hot that was in my wild days
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theres responsible hard driving and stupid hard driving. If your hitting the limiter or fuel cut then something is seriously wrong.

cooked brake fluid or over heated pads is bloomin scary going accorss the mountain on the ilse of man i tell thee, you put your foot on the brake and basicly not a huge amount happens no matter how much you shove it through the bulk head
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Old 24 Jun 2009, 11:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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isle of man,now that is somewhere i'd like to take the car.are there normal restrictions on the road when the t.t isn't on? I do know a bit about n/a cars,turbos are new to me so any info is a great help,cheers guys. Before i forget i've got a wrx so no turbo timer just a watch!
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speed limits are same as uk, except the nation speed limit is what the top speed of your car is lol

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Thats a nice road
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Old 27 Jun 2009, 09:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i saw it and the same off road about 20 times per episode of watching the tt high lights lol
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Old 28 Jun 2009, 12:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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that looks like it is worth a visit,tidgy.sorry to change the thread a bit but,at knockhill on sat 27th i saw a subaru forrester sti,brembo brakes,coilovers the lot running at 330bhp. didnt know the forrester came in an sti package, stunning doesnt do it justice the coolest car there by a long shot.
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