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    Yesterday, 08:21 AM
    Confused replied to a thread Pulley noise in Engine
    I am always wary of garages - whilst there's nothing too "special" about these cars, they are very rare, and most garages don't really know what they're doing with them, so you potentially end up paying much more labour costs than strictly necessary because they have to spend time figuring everything out. I don't think you're particularly far from Davezj who might be able to assist you in diagnosing this, and give you some pointers before you head to a garage and potentially part with lots...
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    14-08-2022, 08:56 PM
    Confused replied to a thread Pulley noise in Engine
    First thing I'd do is get a long screwdriver, put the handle to your ear, and hold the sharp end all over the engine and try to pinpoint where the noise is the loudest, then report back to us. I did this with my Anglia, and it seemed noisiest from the very centre of the V where the two heads join. Turns out for me it was that I'd crushed the idler pulley with the chain of the engine crane. Doing the belts is not an engine out job - but the mechanic was 99% of the way to doing a water pump...
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    12-08-2022, 09:57 AM
    Confused replied to a thread Brakes for Nurburgring in UK Chat
    It is normal for the temperature gauge to sit just below horizontal. "About half past 8" is correct. When pushing on, and putting a lot of heat into the turbos, this heat is transferred via the oil and water to the engine's cooling system - it's pretty good, about 10-15 minutes on track is about when I expect the temperature gauge to creep up. I know Lucas did both short and long journeys, and drove it like it was designed to be and like a granny, and didn't have any overheating issues with...
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    08-08-2022, 09:43 AM
    As far as I can tell, based upon part numbers listed, these are equivalent to stock calipers: I don't think you could even buy the refurb kits for much less than this!
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    05-08-2022, 01:47 PM
    Confused replied to a thread Brakes for Nurburgring in UK Chat
    I certainly wouldn't like "stock" brakes, EBC YellowStuff seemed to be a good price/performance ratio, without going to full on race brakes (like Carbotech XP-8) All of our stuff at Area 52 has been us renting the dyno, they've not actually done any of the mapping itself.
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    01-08-2022, 07:51 AM
    I think this is the full link - when you copy/paste from the displayed text on another post it skips out part of the middle of the link...
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