White van/R5gtt tales

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XantiaMan
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Post by XantiaMan »

There is nothing wrong with Tesco 99 SUL.

Brigsygtt
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Post by Brigsygtt »

XantiaMan583 wrote:There is nothing wrong with Tesco 99 SUL.
Ill second that its good stuff for pump fuel, a lot better than some of the fuel out there.

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Post by MikeT »

How quickly we forget and forgive - if you're happy with it, then that's your choice to make.

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Post by XantiaMan »

MikeT wrote:How quickly we forget and forgive - if you're happy with it, then that's your choice to make.
Not actually sure what you are on about? In the past i have refered to Tesco 99 as a quick and dirty SUL, meaning its a 95 base bumped up to 99, as opposed to Shell V-Power which is formulated as a 99. This doesnt make it a bad fuel but does mean its MON rating is lower than the other SUL's available.

But, its always worked for me and i am happy to use Tesco when i cannot use Shell. I never notice much difference but Shell where i am is cheaper than Tesco!

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Post by Brigsygtt »

Explain the problem with tesco fuel mike?

Ive tried all the s/u thats available locally to me, i notice no difference in performance. The octane rating must be up to the job, My setup will pink/det easily on low octane fuel & i have never heard it det on tesco 99...

As for higher octane fuel/additives, not worth a look imo as the engine needs to be re-tuned to take advantage & the price is stupidly high.

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Post by MikeT »

I'd rather let it lie if you're not actually aware and are happy to use it. I didn't want to rock any boats. The evidence of the tesco petrol mistake isn't difficult to find if you really want to dig it up but it's certainly nothing new. That was part of the reason for the shocked face, I thought everyone knew.

I mention additives mostly for the cleaning agents though in the case of performance engines, as this one clearly is Brigsygtt and I know Gareth likes a bit of poke too, I thought you were aware there's other additives that are beneficial to power output as well, regardless of the RON MON etc. I doubt you'll find them in cheap supermarket fuel (though they can be dearer than branded fuel) but I'm happy to be proved wrong.

Tesco's try to buy the cheapest petrol they can and I personally find "own brand" products are always inferior so why shouldn't their fuel be any different? I believe the fuel Tesco buy is largely "old" stock, hence cheap (to them). Make of that what you will as I'm not here to pursuade anyone to change brands but I'm convinced enough to avoid it.

Brigsygtt
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Post by Brigsygtt »

Took a couple of pics of it this afty..

My co-driver testing the seating postion...

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A few engine shots, A couple of subtle changes done. Also turbo has had a recon as i broke it with low oil pressure, now sorted. The boost is set at a boring 12psi at the moment, going to set it up at some point this week.

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CitroJim
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Post by CitroJim »

It just gets better and better Brigsy :D :D :D

Seems your co-driver approves too judging by her smile....

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Post by adsenoile »

Lots of alloys there, those blade ones are off an R19 16v or is it a

R21Turbo?

I miss my old R5GTT used to be a member of the RTOC as well

Keep up the good work as it looks nice .

I really appreciate with this forum.

Thank you.


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Post by DickieG »

My new neighbour is heavily into R5 turbo's, at the moment he's finishing a white one which is tuned up to the hilt, almost every evening a couple of his mates come round in their R5 turbo's which are also heavily tuned, I must say they are all very nice blokes who clearly have a strong passion for their car's so if they are anything to go by the RTOC must be a friendly bunch.

Brigsygtt
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Post by Brigsygtt »

Is he called Marc by any chance? we were talking about this a while back.

Well its been a while since ive updated this, been busy with hols/work etc.

Van is still running a1, Done a trackday at mallory park with no probs.

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Since then its had little use, about 50 mile in the last 5 weeks, might lay it up for winter & do some more work to the engine.

Have also treated myself to a new gt turbo. 68k miles, Almost standard & totally mint condition bodywork with no rust whatsoever. I plan on returning this to o.e condition & showing it next year, with minor work is could be entered in for concours. Still has original dealer stickers/plates/stereo etc, drives like brand new.

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Post by XantiaMan »

Dont see a lot like that any more! Last one i saw was about 4 years ago, in pearlescent white. Must of cost a bit?

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Post by DickieG »

Brigsygtt wrote:Is he called Marc by any chance? we were talking about this a while back.
Yes that's him.

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Post by KP »

Jeezuz thats a rare find for an R5GTT, i've only seena few like that and even they had a bit more wear on the drivers seat, its like 2k per year average milage for that thing, though from pics it has maybe had a door spray on drivers side as i cant see the decal on there. Are the decals still a burger to get hold of??

Makes me miss my R5 and R19 some days as nothing comes close to the handling of them at all :( nto even the mighty activa...

Love the side exit on the van as well.

RTOC was always a super place to be and may well still be but i left just as it was moving from the R5GTTOC to the RTOC to include the 9, 11, 21, 25 and other turbos...

Hmm anyone got a good well paid job and a barn to hand over so i can get a R5 GTT, r19 16v ph1 cahmmy, 21 quadra and 25 turbo to store in there :D

Looking good in the enginer= bay as well Brigsy, must take a long time to clean all that metal work and even mroe so to get your new R5 in concours nick, IIRC some of the inlet hoses were a woven kind of material that kjust attracted oilly residue and so forth.... Good luck though and if you ever down donny way would be ace to hear the 1.4 burble again :D

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Post by Brigsygtt »

Didn't give a lot for the gtt to be fair, just right place/right time. I paid less than the 2k scrappage scheme, which it may have been heading for :?

Kp get yourself over to motorscope at northallerton on the 18th, were having an rtoc rolling road day. You can join the rtoc boards for free & view/post in general chat etc, get yourself back on there.