Sunday 14 September 2014

Forge Action Day

The TT was on track at the Forge Motorsports Action day @ Castle Combe!

Here's the link to the photos: <here>

Thursday 11 September 2014

Forge Oil Catch Tank

One of the known issues with the 1.8T VAG engine is that is vents excessive oil vapor from the crank case back into the air intake. This oil vapor not only reduces the engine efficiency but slowly clogs up the intercooler etc.
Also if you fill the oil level past 50% on the hatched area on the dip stick this can get really bad!

Recently I slightly overfilled the TT and this resulted in spewing oil out of the crank case vent into the air intake and ultimately killed the MAF and soaked the air filter in think oil - you have been warned!

There is a simple solution and that is an oil catch tank, Forge Motorsport make one specifically for the TT that fits snugly into the engine bay (The shiny silver cylinder):

This helps remove the oil form the air and stores it in the little tank, this will need emptying every now and then, if you are racing after every race weekend.

Silverstone and Donington

We had a great race at Silverstone with the 750MC, after a poor qualifying (because I didn't know the Intonational Track), we made up 10 places to finish 16th:

There were Flames at Donington with the CSCC:

New TT Race Car Wing

As the TT has got faster and faster we are starting to stuggle with rear downforce in high speed corners!

Simple Solution a big carbon fiber wing:

We also removed the rear 18Kg steel counter weight hiding under the rear bumper (Audi you should be ashamed).