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#61 Riceburner

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Mine picked up a bad habit at Bathurst - smoking. And it is true, smoking kills (engines anyway)


Doesn't sound good Dave, do you know what the damage is and what caused it?

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:39 PM

Nope, I only got home late last night so its still sitting on the trailer in the driveway.

 

The thermostat stuck shut in the lunchtime session on Sunday (engine overheated but radiator was stone cold), then in the last session it blew a great chunk of the rocker gasket out, followed by all the oil from where the gasket was blown as well as out via the catch can......

 

I'm thinking I've done a head gasket or damaged something internally that allowed the crankcase to become pressurized which then caused the gasket to blow / oil to escape.

 

Might be a good excuse to finally build a more powerful engine for next year !



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:34 PM

Ah that sucks, at least you got a few sessions in anyway.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:52 AM

280ZX rules!!!!

 


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:08 AM

Awesome!! That looks like loads of fun.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:29 PM

Couple of my laps from the last session. A touch slower than last year because (insert excuse here) but none the less a great weekend once the rain stopped.
Already planning next years assault, will likely be a sell out so if you’re keen best get in early.

Edited by RLY240, 23 November 2017 - 07:30 PM.

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