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Old 08-19-2018, 06:32 PM
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Your alignment guy works on Sunday? :-)
 
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:00 PM
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These pics were from a couple days ago lol

Hes my best friend however and we've done plenty of wrenching on sundays...
 
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Driving to work today the JCW temp gauge started creeping up while sitting in traffic. Reached ~103 degrees Celsius (~217 degrees F). As soon as I started moving it dropped back to its normal 90 degree C range.

Checked coolant after it was parked for a couple hours and it was fine. Did some errands on the way home (two hours of driving) and it was in the usual range as well.

Did an oil change when i got home using Mobil 1 5w-30 and a Mini filter just in case as I havent done one since taking delivery. Was going to wait until 15K miles as the dealer claimed they performed one prior to selling but figure 3K mile intervals would be safer anyway.

I'll keep an eye on it and see if the condition returns but otherwise, the Clubman has been alot of fun to drive!!!
 
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:01 PM
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That doesn’t sound excessive.
The thermostat starts sending coolant to the radiator at about 90c.
The fan comes on at 108C and goes off at 105C.
 
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:14 PM
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.Reached ~103 degrees Celsius (~217 degrees F). As soon as I started moving it dropped back to its normal 90 degree C range.
Funny, I brought my OBD to work to help with a coworker's car. On the way home, I got it hooked up just to check out the coolant temp for a 30 mins mix 80 and 65mph drive, it was hovering between 168 - about 189F or so (75-87C), with the ebay knocked off Forge. Read it on prior mod FAQ https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...fications.html from SSV that:

9) Upgraded Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC): This will provide slight HP gains with the stock engine, the main benefit is reducing the intake air temperature (IAT) so power can be maintained for extended periods. I have done enough datalogging both before and after installing my FMIC to show that the stock intercooler can not handle sustained periods of full throttle acceleration, IAT goes to 50C above ambient very quickly. But with an upgraded FMIC, it only goes up 9C (~50F). That means keeping the full engine power all the way down the straight when your foot is to the floor the whole time. Also this is important to support an ECU tune for increased performance. Installation is a bit more involved, but easily DIY

I think you re fine, considering you were in traffic...
 
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:18 PM
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I was only really concerned because Ive never seen the tempurature fluctuate that much (possibly never noticed).

i’ll get my scangauge mounted tomorrow to have a digital readout and keep a closer eye to see if it is indeed normal.

thanks for sharing the data bro!
 
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:32 PM
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thanks for sharing the data bro!
sure, np, man, you won't see me remember useful stuff from work (or school) a few days ago, but fun stuff (my GF said useless info) like this, read once, almost never forget, selective memory rocks!

 
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Funny, I brought my OBD to work to help with a coworker's car. On the way home, I got it hooked up just to check out the coolant temp for a 30 mins mix 80 and 65mph drive, it was hovering between 168 - about 189F or so (75-87C), with the ebay knocked off Forge. Read it on prior mod FAQ https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...fications.html from SSV that:

9) Upgraded Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC): This will provide slight HP gains with the stock engine, the main benefit is reducing the intake air temperature (IAT) so power can be maintained for extended periods. I have done enough datalogging both before and after installing my FMIC to show that the stock intercooler can not handle sustained periods of full throttle acceleration, IAT goes to 50C above ambient very quickly. But with an upgraded FMIC, it only goes up 9C (~50F). That means keeping the full engine power all the way down the straight when your foot is to the floor the whole time. Also this is important to support an ECU tune for increased performance. Installation is a bit more involved, but easily DIY

I think you re fine, considering you were in traffic...
That's describing the benefits of an upgraded intercooler for reducing Intake Air Temperature, not coolant temperature. The intercooler won't do anything for coolant temp, and the thermostat +radiator won't do anything for IAT.

 
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:07 AM
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R55 has been a dream come true so far. Its got utility, its economical and its fun!

impulsively gave it a new garage mate last week... we’ll see how this goes lol




 
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R55 has been a dream come true so far. Its got utility, its economical and its fun!

impulsively gave it a new garage mate last week... we’ll see how this goes lol
Very clean looking C2, congrats! Before the Clubman, I was seriously lurking around two C4S on Rennlist marketplace. Ended up going the MC.
If IMS wasn't done, you may wanna look into that as a preventative measure before you need to open up the wallet, BIGTIME...my two cents.
 
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Thanks! Ive wanted one for a while. The ‘99 with its Cable throttle always checked off an extra box for me.

Previous owner claims its been done about 2 years ago along with a new clutch. Clutch feels fine so im gonna see how it goes. Im going to catch up on other areas of maintenance that have been put off first and swap out the clutch possibly this summer :-)
 
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I believe there is a serial number on the unit installed if he used the proper part from (LN).

https://lnengineering.com/products/ims-bearing-kits-for-porsche-m96-97-engines/ims-retrofit/dual-row-ims-retrofit-kit-for-my97-01.html
 
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Small update!

almost due for another oil change. Car has been a fantastic daily driver constantly bringing back 30-32mpg. As such, my OBC computes estimated range to almost 500 miles to the tank!!!





Its snowing today so i’ll get to test out the all season tires on the way home :-) Very excited!





I also bought a Craven Speed short shifter from a member here. Perfect timing as my wife drove the car to Yoga last week and complained that the shifter was vague and mushy. Cant wait to get it installed!!!



 
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