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Old 03-25-2010, 07:19 PM   #1421
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Pat, did you ever put your wheels on?
nah, it rained like crazy last weekend but they will be on this saturday for sure.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:59 PM   #1422
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Going to head to GIR on Sat. for the SCCA event. If anyone else is interested in going we can meet there at 8AM, should be about $45-$60.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:59 PM   #1423
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man i gotta work or i'd go for sure i might go to midnight madness though on friday
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:42 AM   #1424
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:34 AM   #1425
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:11 PM   #1426
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zero oil pressure on the way to work today.. No track time for me any time soon In the shop atm checking the bottom end hope I get lucky...
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:00 PM   #1427
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zero oil pressure on the way to work today.. No track time for me any time soon In the shop atm checking the bottom end hope I get lucky...
ouch, sorry to hear that. Hope you were able to stop the engine before it siezed up. Did you have any tell tell signs of the pressure going low? If not it sounds like a bad oil pump? I remember reading about issues with the oil pump nut falling off which would cause all kinds of havoc. Something like that would have caused a metal clacking noise though.

Hope it is nothing serious, got my fingers crossed for you!
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:30 AM   #1428
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light came on i killed it instantly i saved the motor no knocking i will be fixing it no word on the problem though. forgot to leave my lug key
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #1429
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did you hit the track man? how was it? any nice/rare cars there? hope you had a blast and your car stayed alive i'll be hearing back about my car on monday
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did you hit the track man? how was it? any nice/rare cars there? hope you had a blast and your car stayed alive i'll be hearing back about my car on monday
Sure did! It was awesome, I didn't do to well on the numbers but I had a lot of fun. Wish you could have been there, I met a lot of car enthusiast and it was fun pushing my car around the cone track. It was a pretty long day since I was in heat 2 and had to work heat 3, wasn't done until after 5pm. I only got 4 runs in that lasted about a minute each but learned a lot. By the time I started getting used to it I was done lol.

The next run is April 18th and I hope you and the others can make it then I'll upload some pics tomorrow.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:35 AM   #1431
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i will for sure go, glad the rain held off! can't wait for the pics
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:19 PM   #1432
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As promised here are some pics. My buddy was in Heat 1 and I was in Heat 2 so we got pretty good videos and pics of each other's run. Me and my buddy were complete newbs to this event and plan to go every month. You can even have people sit in your passenger side to critque or just to have fun running down the track. These pictures don't really show how much fun it was to drive your car down the track.

Here I am driving down grid 2


Here is a shot right before my first run. I wanted to clean my car before I showed you guys my wheels that I have been trying to get sourced for a year, but here they are. I just love a clean 5 spoke wheel My car was bone stock besides the heavy wheels and I was suprised they put me in STU class. If anything I should get a break for putting on heavier wheels lol. My rear wheels barely had tread left, was waiting until after this event before putting on the new ones.


Here's my buddy right before his run.


Starting line


His car was putting down too much power for his street tires. He roasted his tires a couple of times down the straight aways. The announcer stated that if they had points for style he should defintely get them lol.


Here's a quick shot of how half of the track looks like.


Check out the Hoosiers on this Boss! This car sounds really wicked when it went flying down the track.


Shot of Grid 1


Was in line to get teched and had to take a picture of this bad boy, he was the fastest on the track that day ran 39 secs I think. My best was like 56 secs and my buddy ran 51


Here's grid 2, got a chance to talk to the owner of this e46 m3, he had lightweight wheels and ran 46-47 seconds.


There were a lot of cars, from old escorts to new Ferraris. It was great talking to folks from all walks of life. I have to say the dominant number of cars were Miatas and Subarus.





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Old 03-29-2010, 10:09 AM   #1434
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very nice pics my favorite... the guy in the mega go-cart. His wing would make ricers everywhere green with envy! I'll keep you guys posted on my car, should know something today!
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:58 PM   #1435
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woot nut came off oil pump. car will be fixed tomorrow
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woot nut came off oil pump. car will be fixed tomorrow
wow my guess was pretty good lol, glad it wasn't more serious. You are really lucky you shut her down fast, I remember reading these oil pump nuts could really mess things up if they fell off while the car is still running for awhile. People did all kinds of things to keep if from falling off.

Did they just drop the oil pan, pull out the old one from the magnets, and reuse it? Or did they put a new one in?
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:23 PM   #1437
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yes dropped in the pan however... my mechanic said nope she is a goner and i was like no F'n way... i got up there looking around the shop i see a nut that looks like its been in oil all it's life and i said here it is... he says nope, that doesn't go on. i said you have to know about the booby traps of bmw screwed it on LEFTY tighty right loosey it's a reverse thread nut i had it staked in 6 places and loctite
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yes dropped in the pan however... my mechanic said nope she is a goner and i was like no F'n way... i got up there looking around the shop i see a nut that looks like its been in oil all it's life and i said here it is... he says nope, that doesn't go on. i said you have to know about the booby traps of bmw screwed it on LEFTY tighty right loosey it's a reverse thread nut i had it staked in 6 places and loctite
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yes dropped in the pan however... my mechanic said nope she is a goner and i was like no F'n way... i got up there looking around the shop i see a nut that looks like its been in oil all it's life and i said here it is... he says nope, that doesn't go on. i said you have to know about the booby traps of bmw screwed it on LEFTY tighty right loosey it's a reverse thread nut i had it staked in 6 places and loctite
This wasn't a dealer was it? If they reused the old screws for the oil pan make sure no oil is slowly leaking out, might have to use loctite on them as well (if they didn't already). Glad everything worked out for you!!
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