NSE Event - Pre Winter Tech Day 16/11

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NSE Event - Pre Winter Tech Day 16/11

Postby IanH » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:36 pm

A pre winter tech day is proposed on 16th November at Insch (pit available).

Check your antifreeze, tyre condition and pressures. Is your hardtop aligned correctly, how are your belts, do your lights point in the right direction?

Is everything tight down below (most important that one) :lol:

Do you have a grille to keep those autumn leaves from clogging your radiator, no? Why not buy one and bring it along to be fitted (some models easier than others).

Nothing needing done on the car, bring your cup and some coffee and come along and have a natter about your favourite car :)

Let us know here or respond to the email I sent earlier if you'd like to come and which date would be best.
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Postby Stonehaven » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:20 pm

Might come along, but probably with RX if it is allowed as the 5 will probably be tucked up for the winter by then if all goes to plan.
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Postby The Pram » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:35 pm

Our resident techy chap, Malcolm :lol: , should be here for the 16th so I'm guessing that will be the date we have the tech day. All that remains now is to get the garage booked at Insch and away we go.
I'll try my very best to be there too :wink:
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Postby The Pram » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:34 pm

Our resident techy chap, Malcolm :lol: , should be here for the 16th so I'm guessing that will be the date we have the tech day. All that remains now is to get the garage booked at Insch and away we go.
I'll try my very best to be there too :wink:
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Postby jimzy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:58 pm

hi guys
I am not a paid up member as yet.. Is it possible to still come along and meet you guys and share in your wisdom :roll:
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Postby L111CHT » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:04 pm

if you bring biscuits you'll be fine :lol:
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Postby The Pram » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:08 pm

Of course you can come. Just take a mug and tea/coffee. If you PM me your contact details I'll add you to my mailing list so you get kep in the loop :lol:
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Postby liathach » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:27 am

I would be interested in attending this Tech Day (my first!). Look forward to seeing info re time, place etc.

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Postby Rugger » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:01 pm

Me's working :cry:
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Postby IanH » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:55 pm

Malcolm, be good to see you there. Andy, sorry you cant make it, someone has to keep the spreadsheet updated :lol:
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Postby HelenM » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:33 pm

Will join you all for the blether...
and swop some support and encouragement for any useful tips!
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Postby mgrays » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:13 pm

Anyone got any particular issues so I can bring suitable tools/bits?

.. not that I have the air impact gun for the alignment bolts (on General disscussions) .. compressor(s) could come.. but half a thought to bring some heat for folks instead (ie calor heater)...an accurate spirit level, digital vernier, bit of Trig on scientific calculator and lashed up stick does a rough alignment.. have to find my lashed up stick and grib sheet on mm to degrees..

Had to slip my flights a day but still getting back in on Saturday .. so will be slightly more ga-ga than usual due to jet lag :cry: on Sunday (Sao Paulo now with 5 hour taxi trip tomorrow if I can find the money!! (holes in the walls.. try 6 banks with 2 accounts and get nothing! :cry: )). Abroath was/is missing the favellos :) but 20-28 C is not bad :P
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Postby IanH » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:20 pm

I've got plug leads to do (not very tech day but holding out to do them), could also do my other angel eye if the pit is not too busy.

Know one or two want to see what it looks like underneath with the pit.

Other than that no real knowledge of anyone with anything specific.

I'ts a bit late in the day now (no parts ordered) but would timing belt, pulleys and water pump be feasible for a tech day?

Enjoy 20 - 28, a little less then that here but Friday is looking promising 8)
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Postby liathach » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:12 am

I would be interested in having a look underneath my beast and would be pleased if someone could have a listen to the clunking from the OSR on left handers!
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Postby The Pram » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:30 am

Helen, don't let them make you do the tea and coffee :shock:
Having said that it's better than getting your hands dirty :lol:
Oh, and wear something warm, it's not the warmest of garages :roll:
Oh, and take a bucket in case the pit is flooded............. :roll: ......and maybe some loo roll just in case the conveniences are not the usual standard............ :oops:
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Postby IanH » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:16 pm

Oh, and take a bucket in case the pit is flooded.............


and maybe some loo roll just in case the conveniences are not the usual standard


are you feeling lucky..... good points actually Lorraine

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Postby PaulDS » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:50 pm

Will try and come along just for the run if possible but won't know until Sunday.
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Postby Stonehaven » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:12 pm

Won't make it sorry... MX is in Andy's garage and RX is getting paint under warranty.
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Postby mgrays » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:26 pm

Timing belt is just a slow job to do .. need to at least part drain radiator water and then break open/seal the camcover. Best to get new camcover gasket (OEM are better) but they do last a year or two if you have already replaced it. Job to be done slowly.. as you don't want to redo it (timing). Also if you have 1.8 & anti roll brace bar it gets worse as that needs to come out to get to the front crank pulley.. really a nice summer's day afternoon job.. unless you are loosing water from the water pump already.. otherwise it will save for better days!

.. off to put the seats down :wink: and fill car..
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Postby HelenM » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:02 pm

Hi Lorraine
Thanks for the tips!
You've not put me off yet - but will miss you :(
..... I might just sort everyone's issues with a wave of my sonic screwdriver!
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