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  1. Rich196

    Covid lockdown battery issues

    Interestingly my 86 usually spends more time on charge than my Telsa but recently due to the quite roads I have found myself digging the 86 out of the garage and using it a couple of days a week for my commute. However since my 86 is a toy is often spends a long time in the garage, the battery died on me a couple of time. Often when I left the car unlocked (the car uses less power when locked as the electronics go to sleep) I left it unlocked after I read all the storys of people snapping keys. Then I left it locked and it was dead by two weeks in. I replace the battery and its been on a Ctek charger ever since as I often leave it months without use.
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    Tyre sizes for FI

    If you over tyre the car you will kill the fun! I run a 235/35/18 MPSS. Cosworth Charged and the car remains playful. I would get the turbo on, get used to it and see how you get on. Id be looking at a decent quality 225/235 section tyre.
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    Takona @ Fuel Coffee House 08/03/2020

    Didn't think about, done it!
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    Takona @ Fuel Coffee House 08/03/2020

    ill try and make it, someone remind me closer the time!!
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    Brakes seized?

    I think it was due to pads and discs rusting. Hope you get it back soon, although I wouldn't be confident that you will get away with not having the discs skimmed that pads really do eat into the disc. Do you leave the car stood for a long time?
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    MartinT's BRZ

    looks really good that! Nice work!
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    Brakes seized?

    and rocking it back and forth doesn't get them to unstick? I have had this once in the 86, after a track day drove back in the wet parked it up. Left it for a little while could have been week to be fair, hand brake off I never leave it on in the garage. It needed 2k rpm and the clutch dumped to break them free. (that wasn't a fun thing to do in the garage)
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    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    They are RSR's its not going to handle anyway. That aside you add enough power you wont understeer anywhere!
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    Fidanza Lightweight vs Stock Flywheel

    I had this brand on my NC MX5, not sure how much lighter this is than stock, but I had not issues with it or rattle, it just rev'd a lot more freely. Why have you had to have your stock one straightened? Not heard of this before. What have you done to make your 300hp?
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    MartinT's BRZ

    I changed it mainly for intake temperatures on track, in that regards yes the cosworth is much much better. However road driving, there isnt much in it. I think the sprintex might have given a bit more power lower down, before the cam, the cosworth feels a bit stronger once on cam pull hard to the red line.
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    MartinT's BRZ

    Ah okay, still only me thats removed a sprintex and fitted another charger (cosworth). Glad your enjoying it. I agree with what you say about the lack of shove. Its quick, but doesn't feel as it is. The non linear shove a turbo gives always feels faster! I think the ECU will learn the more miles you do, allowing it to be smoother. The charger add a fair bit of rotational mass so charges the reving characteristics.
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    MartinT's BRZ

    Did you remove the sprintex and fit the harrop?
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    Air-Con gas

    Yeh its back. That was to fill it from empty, I had to change the condenser due to a leak so I know there was nothing in it.
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    Air-Con gas

    All new cars for the last maybe 2 years are back to R1234yf now, so its becoming increasingly more common. I got mine done at the local dealer for £70 a month or so ago!
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    Air-Con gas

    The filling ports are different for the two gasses, so they cannot put the wrong gas in. Take it to a garage and have them check
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