TWiR 1986 S3 TWR

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richrx
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Re: TWiR 1986 S3 TWR

Post by richrx » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:25 am

Looking good.. What a difference a set of wheels can make


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Re: TWiR 1986 S3 TWR

Post by gt_james » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:57 am

Wheels look good, I think the tyres are a bit big though haha

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Re: TWiR 1986 S3 TWR

Post by KiwiDave » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:11 pm

Spigot rings fitted. Much betterer :)
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1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

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Re: TWiR 1986 S3 TWR

Post by MelloYello » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:32 am

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Re: TWiR 1986 S3 TWR

Post by Hobbawobba » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:14 am

That's a good shot!

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Re: TWiR 1986 S3 TWR

Post by KiwiDave » Thu May 17, 2018 2:11 pm

Just a little TLC before heading to Goodwood for the Retrorides Weekender.

The remaining section of exhaust which is not crafted in stainless steel has decided to complain. There a little leaks from clamps and welds. It became necessary to apply a section of bandage for a recent trip to Silverstone and even that failed about 10 miles from home on the return journey. So something needed to be done. It's time to give the lone rear muffler some assistance

After some research and EBay trawling, a selection was .... selected.
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It has steel wool around the core ( to deal with the dragon's breath exhaust temps) and then wrapped with acoustic fiber
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Local supplier meant that it was delivered inside 48 hrs
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Mmmm. Shiny
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An appointment made with my tame automotive technician. About to receive vocal surgery
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Ta Dah! Everything is now stainless apart from the Janspeed header which still does the job.
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Initial test drive is promising. Less cabin noise and frequency is a lot less annoying. Lets see how quiet it is after some Goodwood laps. sya
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

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