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Old 03-26-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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First Drive of the Season Story...



I pulled out the GT-R from my storage facility last Friday it to burn off all the old gas and filled her up at one of the last remaining Sunocos in the area. I was always told one of the best things to do to a car that has been sitting is add some fuel system cleaner and give 'er hell.

dbWorld4K is following me and we turn a corner and give it with wheelspin like crazy, slam second backfire with a puff of black smoke and the car is pulling ridiculusly hard. The 330i was a speck in the rearview, but then flags me down saying something flew off the car...oh great. I'm skeptical since I heard nothing and all systems were go but I drive back anyway to investigate.

There was definitely something there...

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Old 03-26-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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good time to upgrade
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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loll wtf!! is that part of the diff? how can that thing fly off??
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:07 PM   #5
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lol how did this not come up at Steph's house on Saturday?
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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does your car still drive fine, or do you notice something wrong now while driving since you didn't notice anything @ 1st... definitly that part looks crucial somewhere on your car...
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:24 PM   #7
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It was from his PREVIOUS turbo setup! That shit would have smashed my windshield/hood/paint! Good thing I waited for you to take the corner before following... haha!
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:23 PM   #8
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good time to upgrade
Well heres the deal...I already upgraded! Last August! It's the old ceramic wheel. Where the F it was hiding I don't know?! Turbos are new, manifolds are new, dump pipes are new and the exhaust was all off.

But according to Anuk this thing shot out like a cannon ending up 100+ feet from where it exited.

I thought it ended up on the back straight at Mosport
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That's nuts. I was a little confused when you said the car was pulling great yet that piece flew out!

Good thing the 3 was far enough back to avoid the shrapnel!
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Must be running some pretty "free flow" exhaust and cats for that to happen!
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Well heres the deal...I already upgraded! Last August! It's the old ceramic wheel. Where the F it was hiding I don't know?! Turbos are new, manifolds are new, dump pipes are new and the exhaust was all off.

But according to Anuk this thing shot out like a cannon ending up 100+ feet from where it exited.

I thought it ended up on the back straight at Mosport
lol... so basically you had a nice restriction in your exhaust system, which is now gone? That's about a "free" of an upgrade as you get this year, enjoy it!
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Must be running some pretty "free flow" exhaust and cats for that to happen!
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It was from his PREVIOUS turbo setup!
Holy shit, well that's better news. Yeah Dave I remember when you thought it was on Mosport somewhere, that's hilarious.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:10 AM   #15
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lol... so basically you had a nice restriction in your exhaust system, which is now gone? That's about a "free" of an upgrade as you get this year, enjoy it!
hehe yep I was thinking the same thing, I'm not sure if I'm imaging it but feels like a bit more down-low response and less lag.

The wheel left the housing almost 8 months ago and I wasn't pissed, this turbo could be over 20 years old. Luckily a clean, clean break almost like with a hacksaw because the alternative is the ceramic wheel exploding and sending tiny shrapnel back into the head and cylinders = total disaster.

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