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Old 24-06-2018, 10:07 PM   #71
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God that sounds so good.
Love it buddy. I bet it was awesome running up the hill

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Old 08-07-2018, 07:22 PM   #72
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Great run out to the Breakfast Club at Shelsley Walsh this morning, this is a car that is just as hoppy ambling along at 55-60 as it is being thrashed.

Increasing going out without a helmet, certainly no less comfortable, the Carbon NV aeroscreen whips the air up very well so full frontal buffeting is actually kept to reasonable levels.

Despite many SEiGHT owners saying that both oil and water temps can get pretty high the custom radiator and dry sump system is really keep things under control, oil temp rarely gets in to the 90's and water temp is usually below 80 degrees - heat soak at low speed in to the footwells is another matter entirely and may become the winter project.

Great collection of cars at Shelsley this morning, particular favourites of mine being the Guards Red 964, lovely patina of age, clearly loved AND used and the Alfa F12 van - first time I have ever seen one

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Old 27-09-2018, 12:35 PM   #73
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Car now sadly sold.

After getting back with my wife I decided that a 2nd car needs to have more than 2 seats so that neither my wife or son has to be left behind on days out.

Car has sold for full asking price within 2 days of being advertised and now the hunt is on for a suitable replacement - needs to have potential to be seen as a project and current front runner is a BMW 650i convertible - only known weak spot is the valve stem seals but can either factor this in to the purchase or get one of the many cars where the work has already been carried out
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Old 27-09-2018, 05:27 PM   #74
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Sad to see this go, was a great one to follow and looked amazing fun! However what you said makes sense.
Another area to look out for on the 650 is the PCV valve - along with the valve stem seals these are another common thing to go wrong, not a difficult job to do from what I've heard.
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Sad to see this go, was a great one to follow and looked amazing fun! However what you said makes sense.
Another area to look out for on the 650 is the PCV valve - along with the valve stem seals these are another common thing to go wrong, not a difficult job to do from what I've heard.
Both have just been done on the car I'm looking at on Saturday. Its at a BMW specialist and he does the job as a matter of course using the tool from the USA that means the job can be done without removing the heads
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