10-06-07

Testing

Saturday was testing day. Found and solved some problems:#1 our water cooler had a leak - replaced it#2 the engine didn't idlle - forgot to close the vacuum port for the servo pump #3 couldn't get over 5000 RPM - air filter full of dust !#4 vacuum switch was death - replaced itRead out the ECU - everything ok nowWhile test driving we had a problem every time the turbo got under boostThe car tended to "hold in" under boostWe installed a mechanical inline fuel pressure gauge and a vacuum/boost gaugeEverytime the turbo "got in" the fuel pressure dropped to 0.8Bar instead of the consistant under no boast 2BarOur suspision would be that the fuel pump can't deliver enough pressure or flow to cope with extra needed fuel injectation under boost of 0.5BarTomorrow we will get a NEW fuel pump - fingers crossed !Sancho & BerT3testing 001

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07-06-07

Maintenance

We will do some maintenance on Saturday like a fresh oil change and a new distribution beltUpdate on Saturday !Sancho & BerT3

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Cooling

You didn' believe the previous post did you :) We tried some engine lid positions to gain more wind at high speed - note the small strings to check the air flow like in a wind tunnel :) Tha engine lid is only open a little on top - it works quite well now !spoiler 007

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Spoiler

We decided to open up the engine lid to create some downforce aka a spoiler - what do you think ?spoiler 006

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30-05-07

MOT !

YES, YES and YES - WE DID IT ! - Got our mot this very morning - we still can't believe it ! Next will be doing some maintenance and some checking up to the engine. Update on Saturday !BerT3 & Sanchoxaps 002

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28-05-07

First VW show

We had the chance to use the truck from Sancho's work today - put the car on the truck and had the car on still on display - outside the fences as we weren't allowed to get in - Why ? I don't know - It didn't spoil our fun though as many of our supporters came to meet us and see the car in the flesh. Wednesday mot day :)Sancho & BerT3retro 002.

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27-05-07

Mot on Wednesday

We planned to go to the mot on Wednesday - fingers crossed !We might get our readers a previeuw at the "Retro VW mania" on Monday. The car might be on display on a huge pick-up truck from Sancho's work. See you all there ! Sancho & BerT3

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