[Es2] things that tend to break on es2's at the track

Peter Schulz pcschulz at comcast.net
Fri Jun 16 14:32:30 EDT 2006


no worries ;-)

I was almost going to recommend that if you had never gone to a track 
or high speed driver's education before,  that you disconnect the 
WGFV to limit your power so you would be somewhat forced to learn the 
line without the benefit of your available HP...

good to learn to drive a slow car fast, THEN add power ;-)


At 02:21 PM 6/16/2006, Adam Ordway wrote:
>Sorry, I didn't give you credit for calling the boost hoses as well
>(didn't go that far back).
>Ok, I'll grab some of that stuff.
>The event was better than I could have imagined.  Luckily the car blew
>near the end of the last session and even more fortunately Marc Swanson
>happened to have an extra hose of the perfect dimensions to swap in so
>that I could drive it home.  Just witnessing all of the incredible cars
>and superb driving was great.  I think I learned a lot (about the car
>and myself) as well as learned that I have a lot to learn (if that makes
>any sense).
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Schulz [mailto:pcschulz at comcast.net]
>Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 2:04 PM
>To: Adam Ordway
>Subject: Re: [Es2] things that tend to break on es2's at the track
>the silicone re enforced hoses made by companies like Samco, yes...
>BTW, you may want to consider getting a roll of the new "Gorilla
>Glue" tape for emergency hose repair!
>How was Lime Rock?
>At 01:48 PM 6/16/2006, you wrote:
> >Brandon wins !!!!!  Car looses.
> >
> >It blew a huge gash (from clamp to clamp) in a 90 degree OBX branded
> >silicone elbow that dumps into the intercooler.
> >
> >So is it commonly held that Samco boost hoses are the best way to go?
> >
> >Adam
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: es2-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:es2-bounces at audifans.com] On
> >Behalf Of Brandon Hull
> >Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 3:53 PM
> >Cc: es2 at audifans.com
> >Subject: [Es2] things that tend to break on es2's at the track
> >
> >Wow a thread with some life!  Well I once broke most everything from
> >cowl forward at the track but I guess that's not what you mean.  I
> >had cooling issues but from day one I ran Evans zero pressure coolant
> >which I continue to think is a great idea in turbo engines, I don't
> >why everyone doesn't do it...
> >I would guess the single most frequent contributor to
> >artificially-shortened sessions in an I5 turbo is losing a hose.  So
> >emphasize fresh hoses, monster clamps, checked for tightness.   There
> >also a serious oil slosh problem although now I can't remember if it is
> >long right handers or left handers that are the problem; but there is
> >bad history here so don't overfill the oil and I wouldn't track it at
> >all without the oilpan windage tray.
> >
> >Dunno how good you are at the track but absent adjustable anti-roll
> >bars, you can have fun experimenting with tire pressures.  High rear
> >pressures might get that pig to turn in and stay in long enough to wave
> >to the apex.   In any event, the operative phrase is "trail brake"
> >
> >Have fun, sure wish I was going!
> >Brandon
> >
> > >
> >
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