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    Tuesday 16th August 2022, 19:06
    I think I'd like to keep the torque as low as you can, to much torque low down ruins gearboxes and drive shafts, I seem to remember I had a really...
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    Tuesday 16th August 2022, 18:36
    claymore replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    I use a Renault 5 one that actually goes in the top hose.
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  • JT's Avatar
    Sunday 14th August 2022, 10:55
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    There is just a standard one in there at the moment I used to run without, not sure it made any difference But I’ve never had overheating issues...
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    Saturday 13th August 2022, 22:50
    MoleT-5R replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    What do you do thermostat wise.....?....not run one......run a standard one or run one that is drilled to allow extra flow??
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  • JT's Avatar
    Saturday 13th August 2022, 11:59
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    Thanks I've seen the aftermarket ones do that, but not an OEM part. When I get around to stripping it down, I'll check it :)
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    Saturday 13th August 2022, 11:43
    MoleT-5R replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    Nice rad J.T......I did recently hear of someone having over heating issues which was baffling them, when the water pump was removed it was found to...
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    Saturday 13th August 2022, 10:40
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    The standard rad gave up very early on, like 10 years ago water pump was ok when fitted, doesn't mean its still ok I run an alloy rad now.
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    Wednesday 10th August 2022, 11:42
    MoleT-5R replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    J.T. are you still running a stand rad or have you upgraded the rad, if not it may be time to.......also is the water pump ok and circulating...
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    Wednesday 10th August 2022, 11:34
    MoleT-5R replied to a thread 2009 Volvo S40 T5 in Projects
    I can vouch for the Accelera 651's just popped a set onto the Abarth and even though I have increased the profile height from 40 to 45, they handle...
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  • MoleT-5R's Avatar
    Wednesday 10th August 2022, 11:27
    Great to see Gav's old project car is living on in fine fettle
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  • Dangerous Dave's Avatar
    Tuesday 9th August 2022, 21:09
    Ah, beautiful part of the world! Used to holiday up in Ardnamurchan and loved stopping off on the way. Some fabulous roads!
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  • Dangerous Dave's Avatar
    Monday 8th August 2022, 16:22
    Welcome to the forum! Nice to see it being looked after and enjoying those wonderful Scottish roads! Where are you based?
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  • Dangerous Dave's Avatar
    Sunday 7th August 2022, 12:40
    Oh no, after all that too :(
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  • JT's Avatar
    Friday 5th August 2022, 17:07
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    Suspected head gadget failure, probably due to the extreme heat at the track and lack of air through the new bumper I’ll keep trying, not going...
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    Tuesday 2nd August 2022, 10:57
    MoleT-5R replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    Sorry to hear the racing is off, but Happy Birthday mate, hope you have a great day:partysmil
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    Sunday 31st July 2022, 07:21
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    Need to do something to bring it a bit more up to date good news, fan has decided to start working again bad news, it appears the overheating...
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  • Dangerous Dave's Avatar
    Saturday 30th July 2022, 19:00
    The ostrich will fit into the 4.4 no problem. Ditch that 4.3 and TT and run the modified 608 map from Volvospeed then you can datalog superfast
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    Saturday 30th July 2022, 10:51
    MoleT-5R replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    Something I do have here but not got around to fitting it to olive and flashing the map onto it, everything went on the back burner when shakey shut...
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    Saturday 30th July 2022, 10:33
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    was thinking of going 4.4, but that's all part of next years plan :B_thumb:
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    Saturday 30th July 2022, 10:19
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    was thinking of going 4.4, but that's all part of next years plan :B_thumb:
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    Saturday 30th July 2022, 09:34
    MoleT-5R replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    Oh dear that's not good, will that force you down the stand-alone route, or can you get your ostrich map flashed onto a 4.3 or 4.4 ecu if that's...
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    Saturday 30th July 2022, 08:25
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    so after investigation the fan works the relay works the sensor works all cabling is good and if you unplug the sensor the fan will run in a...
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    Saturday 30th July 2022, 08:24
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    so after investigation the fan works the relay works the sensor works all cabling is good and if you unplug the sensor the fan will run in a...
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    Saturday 23rd July 2022, 11:22
    MoleT-5R replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    That would probably explain that then, was that the fan itself or a fault with the electrical supply...?? you could do with something on the dash to...
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    Saturday 23rd July 2022, 09:30
    JT replied to a thread Johnnytempest's 850. in Projects
    Excellent!!:cool: In other news, looks like my cooling fan stopped working! might explain the overheating :slap:
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