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Offline Leepu Awlia

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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2003, 01:59:35 AM »
sandwich plate sounds good.
keep the oil lines short and with the least amount of bends.
use loctite thread sealer for the threaded fittings at all times to prevent them from coming loose.
its bad practice to use a used cooler because you dont know if it came out of something with a bad engine...metal shavings and all that good stuff and they are virtually impossible to flush. so, if you must use a used one, flush it out real good not only once but many times.
when you mount it in front of the condenser, consider covering it whith some kind of screen to protect it from rocks and road debris.
its nice to hear that DIY is alive and kicking over there. keep it up. My motto has always been, "Built, not Bought!". good luck!
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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2003, 05:25:09 AM »
thanks for the tips and for putting up with my questions ;D
Enigz na lang for short

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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2003, 07:39:41 PM »
uy si enigz....hindi na matic  ;)



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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2003, 07:18:44 PM »
hey enigz!

ayie here...

ok yang project mo ah...


balitaan mo ako kung ok ha?  ;)

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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2003, 08:53:59 PM »
Mga sir's medyo OT po ito pero malapit na po ang Track day, for a newbie ano po ba dapat icheck before such event? what do I need to bring sa venue like tools etc? Kasi first time ko po at I don't want to have a bad experience ika nga baka hindi ko pala alam at out of shape pala yung oto ko! he he he. Salamat po
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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2003, 09:35:15 AM »
Best thing to do is to bring it to a shop that is used to prepping / maintaining track cars. :)

If you wanna do it yourself, here are some basic stuff:

* check for proper fluid levels for engine oil, hydraulic assist fluids, water / coolant etc.

* make sure everything is securely fastened in the engine bay, like all the clamps for the hoses and especially the battery

* check and torque wheel nuts accordingly

* make sure your seat is properly latched onto the chassis and your seatbelt works

* check for leaks underneath the car and also check the brake lines

* bring all your basic hand tools to the track, along with duct tape (very useful), towing rope (you never know when you will need it) and workman's gloves

* bring your spare parts, especially the timing belt and accessories belt; if you don't have a new one, bring your old ones, and extra spark plugs, even the old ones. If something bad happens to these, then you can at least still limp home after :)
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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2003, 09:01:23 PM »
Cool. I love this thread. Hehehe ;D

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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2003, 04:03:57 PM »
Best thing to do is to bring it to a shop that is used to prepping / maintaining track cars. :)

If you wanna do it yourself, here are some basic stuff:

* check for proper fluid levels for engine oil, hydraulic assist fluids, water / coolant etc.

* make sure everything is securely fastened in the engine bay, like all the clamps for the hoses and especially the battery

* check and torque wheel nuts accordingly

* make sure your seat is properly latched onto the chassis and your seatbelt works

* check for leaks underneath the car and also check the brake lines

* bring all your basic hand tools to the track, along with duct tape (very useful), towing rope (you never know when you will need it) and workman's gloves

* bring your spare parts, especially the timing belt and accessories belt; if you don't have a new one, bring your old ones, and extra spark plugs, even the old ones. If something bad happens to these, then you can at least still limp home after :)
just to add... ;D additional tips for upcoming track days...

- double or even triple check your brake system...change pads, reface your disc brakes, etc. if you have to...one can live with worn out tires but faulty brakes are deadly....

- bring spare fuses

- add to your cellphone's phonebook the #'s of tow truck companies...they will come in handy when you need them...

- don't forget to bring a spare tire or tires

- make sure your car is at full tank before entering the track...more importantly make sure your gas gauge works well...gas stations aren't near to the tracks...

- make sure the important gauges work well...oil, temp, gas and tach...

- duct tape your headlights...in case rocks hit them...they won't break all over the track as much...

Also, some track day and RWYB organizers here in the country aren't really strict with helmets....but I really think they are necessary...I personally witnessed 2 civics during the last Honda RWYB in subic a couple weeks back reck their cars...the SIR's roof was only about an inch from the driver's head when it toppled over...it wasn't a pretty sight but just imagine if he didn't have a helmet...so if you value your head...use a helmet... ;D
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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2003, 05:06:59 PM »
MaTtoy,

how did the civics go upside down?
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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2003, 05:45:05 PM »
MaTtoy,

how did the civics go upside down?
OT:

only the SIR toppled over...apparently....he was pretty quick in the hairpin of the short track...turned too late i gues....then bham  :)....

as for the other civic...i believed bangga lang...i think they were able to bring it home pa....
« Last Edit: December 09, 2003, 06:06:36 PM by MaTtoy »

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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2003, 06:02:50 PM »
the tfront tires dug into the soft soil which created a point of leverage...I would like to call it pole vault effect. :-[

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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2003, 06:04:55 PM »
the tfront tires dug into the soft soil which created a point of leverage...I would like to call it pole vault effect. :-[
yes...that's the better and more scientific way to explain how it happened... :)

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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2003, 02:15:54 AM »
makikisingit lng po...   :) nde ba strict sa RWYB ang helmet? alam ko strict sila sobra... you can't run without any helmet on kahit na trackdays and orientation run.

siguro yun type of helmet lng sila nde strict sa RWYB except para sa mga pro racers kailangan Snell (tama ba) 95 and DOT approved un helmet... sa mga RWYB participants optional lng yan pero better if we use those kind of helmet.
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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2004, 11:17:25 AM »
just to add... ;D additional tips for upcoming track days...

- double or even triple check your brake system...change pads, reface your disc brakes, etc. if you have to...one can live with worn out tires but faulty brakes are deadly....

- bring spare fuses

- add to your cellphone's phonebook the #'s of tow truck companies...they will come in handy when you need them...

- don't forget to bring a spare tire or tires

- make sure your car is at full tank before entering the track...more importantly make sure your gas gauge works well...gas stations aren't near to the tracks...

- make sure the important gauges work well...oil, temp, gas and tach...

- duct tape your headlights...in case rocks hit them...they won't break all over the track as much...

Also, some track day and RWYB organizers here in the country aren't really strict with helmets....but I really think they are necessary...I personally witnessed 2 civics during the last Honda RWYB in subic a couple weeks back reck their cars...the SIR's roof was only about an inch from the driver's head when it toppled over...it wasn't a pretty sight but just imagine if he didn't have a helmet...so if you value your head...use a helmet... ;D
full tank ? . . . i say bring na lang reserve.  full tank makes your car heavier.
AFAIK, Subic are strict on helmets when using their track.

another question:
how about the clutch assembly?
do they have certain mileage to replace them?
if so, what do need replacing? the disk? the pressure plate? or both?

Its called Individual Differences.

DEAL WITH IT!!

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Re:something for the track drivers
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2004, 11:48:29 PM »
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full tank ? . . . i say bring na lang reserve.  full tank makes your car heavier.
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YES, full tank definitely.  if your car generates high g-loads, you run the risk of experiencing fuel surge if you start running low on fuel.

and you know what happens when you run lean on the track for even a few seconds...

KA-BLOOIE!

i'd rather carry a few kg extra weight, than run the risk of blowing her up because i was at 1/4 tank nalang...

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