[Es2] things that tend to break

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Sat Jun 17 14:32:38 EDT 2006

Hi Brandon,
> -----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 the
> cowl forward at the track but I guess that's not what you mean.  I never
> 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 know
> why everyone doesn't do it...
And just what is Evans zero pressure coolant?? Sounds flakey to me.
> I would guess the single most frequent contributor to
> artificially-shortened sessions in an I5 turbo is losing a hose.  So I'd
> emphasize fresh hoses, monster clamps, checked for tightness.   There is
> 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.
Hi G right turns slosh the oil to the left and out the breather system. The
windage tray may help on short duration turns but not on the long sweepers.

> 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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