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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1275 on: March 29, 2017, 04:35:30 pm »
i have no idea how you get away with this Robh...  :)

Get away with what?
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1276 on: March 29, 2017, 04:42:05 pm »
so many cool toys in 1 garage....
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1277 on: April 23, 2017, 04:26:19 pm »
So did a track day at Hampton Downs on National circuit.

Car goes well.

Water starts to get too hot towards end of 15 minute session, so trying an external Oil Cooler.  19 row from NZKW.

Dummied up with some shoddy home made brackets.  Fitted into bottom front corner of bumper which is slightly obscured by intercooler piping, but I think at least there it won't be obscuring radiator or intercooler.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1278 on: April 23, 2017, 04:27:29 pm »
Take off plate with thermostat.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1279 on: April 23, 2017, 04:32:02 pm »
Tidied up Oil Cooler brackets today, but ran out of time to get some proper nuts and bolts for them.

The other 2 areas that could do with improvement for track work are proper track tyres and the front brakes need more feel.

So I fiddled around with the old AP 4 pots that were on Golf and trail fitted 1 side to the Vento.  A small lug needed to be ground off the hub to clear inside face of rotor, but so far everything else looks to fit directly, even the hoses are the right length.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1280 on: April 23, 2017, 04:34:28 pm »
Wheel on.

I don't think the BBS RC suit the look of the Vento, so will probably just use them for track time as they already have some (very old) Toyo R888's on them.

Think I'll leave the Speedlines on for driving on the road.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1281 on: April 23, 2017, 08:45:59 pm »
Interesting Rob, with the big turbo motor and lots of boost we never ran in to water temp problems and with only a tiny oil cooler mounted behind the front grill that was usually ok too except on really hot days but a lap or 2 of taking it easy the oil temp came down quickly.
Our problem was always cooking the brakes / brake fluid but maybe that was due to the baboons behind the wheel.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1282 on: April 24, 2017, 08:00:23 am »
Interesting Rob, with the big turbo motor and lots of boost we never ran in to water temp problems and with only a tiny oil cooler mounted behind the front grill that was usually ok too except on really hot days but a lap or 2 of taking it easy the oil temp came down quickly.
Our problem was always cooking the brakes / brake fluid but maybe that was due to the baboons behind the wheel.

I think even the small oil cooler you had would have made a difference.

I'm hoping it's just heat soaking towards the end of the 15 min session with the turbo being water cooled.

Prior to remap it didn't get hot on the water side at Pukey or Hampton Downs, but now I guess with a few extra KW's it's generating more heat.

Everything I've read from UK suggests that you need an external oil cooler for track work with any sort of tuned K04 setup.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1283 on: April 24, 2017, 12:47:00 pm »
Tidied up Oil Cooler brackets today, but ran out of time to get some proper nuts and bolts for them.

The other 2 areas that could do with improvement for track work are proper track tyres and the front brakes need more feel.

So I fiddled around with the old AP 4 pots that were on Golf and trail fitted 1 side to the Vento.  A small lug needed to be ground off the hub to clear inside face of rotor, but so far everything else looks to fit directly, even the hoses are the right length.

Those brakes look good! They outta do the trick. I like the RCs, they would be pretty light weight as well i assume?
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1284 on: April 26, 2017, 05:24:45 pm »
Gave up on the front brakes.  Got them all fitted up and lined up nicely, but don't have any braided hoses the right length as soon as you go full lock they are way too short.  The mark 2 hard line is in front of the strut and the mark 3 is behind the strut.

Out of $$$ and energy to go and pay for some new ones.  So just installed the new braided lines on the front of the S3 brakes that are on it already, plus the DS2500 pads are barely worn yet, so should try and get some value out of them.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1285 on: June 17, 2017, 08:23:49 pm »
Well been a while.  Long story try and cut to shorter version.

Coolant looked dodgy, but oil was like new, try couple of different leak down testers, ended up rooting one of the spark plug threads in cylinder head, pretty sure it wasn't my spannering but maybe it was.

Anyway got sick of messing around so have pulled engine and box so I could do a few jobs.  Plan is currently:

1. Recoil spark plug threads in head
2. Remove factory oil cooler and just run aftermarket oil to air cooler
3. Upgrade Rods and ARP bolts
4. Light weight single mass flywheel and clutch
5. ARP flywheel bolts
6. ARP head bolts
7. Forge Wastegate Actuator
8. 630cc injectors
9. Remove PRV system and replace with breather tank
10. Remap
11. Drive it

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1286 on: June 17, 2017, 09:17:09 pm »
You should look at those weld in baffle kits for the sump as well, might as well if its off already.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1287 on: June 17, 2017, 09:27:49 pm »
Good point John, might cheat and just get the Forge one as it's already built and I was going to order their wastegate actuator already.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1288 on: June 19, 2017, 10:09:25 pm »
Just ordered 4 new Toyo R888R's for the old girl.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento Coupe
« Reply #1289 on: June 22, 2017, 11:17:58 am »
Forge Baffled sump and wastegate actuator ordered.
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