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Tig at the Nurburgring - Aug 2018

09 August 2018 - 08:43 AM

As some of you guys know, a few friends and I trundle across Europe to the 'Ring every year for a few laps, and this year is no exception...   here's just a few snaps of our 3 day adventure:-

 

'Ring Aug 2018
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ring1
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ring2
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ring3
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ring4
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Apologies for the BMW F80 M3 Ring Taxi...  but it was EPIC! My 75 yr old dad, a friend, and I went out in it with a pro driver behind the wheel, and he did a 8min 17sec lap - with 4 adults in the car, and in busy traffic (circa 120 cars on the track at once!).

 

As a comparison, (and a complete novice!) I was about 2 mins slower than that LOL.

 

I'm pretty sure i can shave a good 30 seconds or more if I wasn't slowing and moving out the way of the faster cars all the time.

 

Loads more pics and vids to share if peeps are interested.

 

goose

 

 

 

 


DSG Gearbox Seal Woes

30 July 2018 - 08:49 AM

So last week i got stuck with a £700 bill...    of which £680 was mostly labour and £20 was for 2x seals !!

 

I noticed some oily spots on my driveway, but they weren't black engine oil, and they were to one side, closer to the FNS wheel. I got the car up on ramps and removed the under tray to find that EVERYTHING, and i mean everything, was covered in an oily film. Three hours of cleaning later, i got it booked in to see if my garage and i could trace the leak.

 

So sub-frame off, and a whole bunch of other bits, we find that the DSG oil was leaking out the shaft seals between the gearbox and the transfer case...

 

DSG leak
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Fingers crossed its all sorted now..   as I have my annual 1000 mile round trip to the Nurburgring this weekend smile.png

 

Something to be aware of i guess, for the DSG Tig owners.

 

goose