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  • Project Mental Wheels

    Well, after 2 and a half years it actually looks like the final stretch is in sight. I've actually believed this to be the case for the last 18 months but I'll whinge about that another day. I've not posted in some time simply because I was tired of getting my hopes up but now a couple of things have happened to lead me to really think this is it.

    First of all I recently had an update to say Will was back working on my car and he sent me a couple of pics...

    Cambelt cover was back on:
    IMG-20170914-WA0001.jpg

    Oil cooler was installed:
    IMG-20170919-WA0001.jpg

    MoTeC display was hooked up:
    IMG-20170918-WA0000.jpg

    Air filter was on:
    IMG-20170920-WA0001.jpg

    But most importantly was the fact that it had been fired up:


    And then today, this:
    IMG-20170925-WA0003.jpg

    And this:


    Boom!! I'm going up tomorrow to check it out.

    RS2 - Project Mental Wheels
    RS2 - LHD on the road again
    RS2 - reduced to component parts
    RS2 Saloon replica
    A4 1.8T
    BMW 320d Touring M Sport Business Edition auto
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  • #2
    That first start of a long project coming to life is heaven! I can't wait to see the finished figures congrats u have been patient. I've been waiting for an update!

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    • #3
      Great to see she is up and running. Bet you can’t wait to get behind the wheel
      Greg

      S2Forum.com Administrator & Webmaster

      '93 Coupe with a few tweeks

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      • #4
        Great to see this close to getting back on the road. Any idea what else needs done ?
        How is the rs2 saloon coming along ?
        Gav
        S2 Cabriolet.........

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        • #5
          //-\\ ((_)) //)) //

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gavs20v View Post
            Great to see this close to getting back on the road. Any idea what else needs done ?
            How is the rs2 saloon coming along ?
            Gav
            Yeah, I'm super excited and very much looking forward to going out in it today, if only as a passenger. I very much doubt there is any more power to be squeezed out of her, after all 550 is the limit of the turbo so I'm thoroughly pleased with the outcome so far. There is a fair bit more to do, more running in and road testing then the centre console and various buttons and switches are to be installed, a special ingredient is going in, then an audio setup.

            As for the saloon, I dunno, I just don't know. I'm starting to feel I have too many cars and it's all an unnecessary expense so I may get rid of it. Whether I fix a few things that's wrong with it, well, we'll see...
            RS2 - Project Mental Wheels
            RS2 - LHD on the road again
            RS2 - reduced to component parts
            RS2 Saloon replica
            A4 1.8T
            BMW 320d Touring M Sport Business Edition auto
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            • #7
              Passenger?

              Nice numbers
              Glad it is (finally) coming together mate, hope you are pleased with it
              Panthero Coupé quattro 20vt
              Indigo ABY coupé
              Imola B6 S4 Avant

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              • #8
                Thanks Alex. Well it turns out the car wasn't ready to be taken out, oh well, still it was nice to see it again, and hear it too, grumbles nicely. The anti-lag makes quite a bang too.

                As for making more power it turns out it actually did make a bit more power and could probably make a bit more still. Will said it was a really good engine and just produced it without any fuss and that's without yet using high octane fuel. Gonna have some interesting 'modes' on my boost control dial!!
                Power run - Mental Wheels 3.JPG

                I took a few more pictures but mostly ones much the same as I've put up before:
                MoTeC D153.JPG

                PMW rear ns.JPG

                Roll on the next couple of weeks...
                RS2 - Project Mental Wheels
                RS2 - LHD on the road again
                RS2 - reduced to component parts
                RS2 Saloon replica
                A4 1.8T
                BMW 320d Touring M Sport Business Edition auto
                sigpic

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                • #9
                  Remind me what turbo you're using?
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                  • #10
                    Borg Warner EFR7163
                    RS2 - Project Mental Wheels
                    RS2 - LHD on the road again
                    RS2 - reduced to component parts
                    RS2 Saloon replica
                    A4 1.8T
                    BMW 320d Touring M Sport Business Edition auto
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                    • #11
                      Dammit, bet you were gutted.
                      I don't think there is any point in paying for more dyno time just to see that you can run more timing on Q16 is there? I mean you are not going to run the car on it, sure it's fun to burn through £5 a litre to make a pretty graph though. Or is that going to be a freebie for you, seeing as you are such a good customer?
                      Panthero Coupé quattro 20vt
                      Indigo ABY coupé
                      Imola B6 S4 Avant

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                      • #12
                        Well there's going to be different maps for the different settings of boost. So for instance setting 6 might have 2 bar, setting 7 might have 2.2 bar, setting 8 might have 2.4 bar and advanced timing and be setup for running with a bottle or 2 of Power-Pour in the tank. There's various options Will is gonna discuss with Dave but it's all very exciting!
                        RS2 - Project Mental Wheels
                        RS2 - LHD on the road again
                        RS2 - reduced to component parts
                        RS2 Saloon replica
                        A4 1.8T
                        BMW 320d Touring M Sport Business Edition auto
                        sigpic

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                        • #13
                          I think option 1 should be finish car, map for reliability and return to customer
                          Panthero Coupé quattro 20vt
                          Indigo ABY coupé
                          Imola B6 S4 Avant

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                          • #14
                            Ha ha, yeah, it's been quite a while, what did you call it? Project Glacier? 2 & a half years... 3 summers, what's another 3 weeks?

                            I'll be saying that next summer!
                            RS2 - Project Mental Wheels
                            RS2 - LHD on the road again
                            RS2 - reduced to component parts
                            RS2 Saloon replica
                            A4 1.8T
                            BMW 320d Touring M Sport Business Edition auto
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                            • #15
                              Great project that is truly a wallet emptying excersise

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