‘We could just be towing a broken race car 2.5 hours to the bottom of the South Island, but we’re this far in…” - Andre
In this [BUILD] update we see how Andre and the team who have casually dropped an SR20VET into a GT86 a few weeks before race season are getting on, spoiler alert, not great.
In the previous episodes, we have covered some issues with the cooling system that were discovered about 6 hours before it was time to leave for Teretonga Park in Invercargill, New Zealand (luckily the closest round to our base in Queenstown) and the first round of the SIERDC. Some wishful thinking and finger-crossing saw us get through the first round of testing on a greasy track looking good, but once the car was leaned on things turned to s#!t, and luckily the team documented it all as the day progressed.
Make sure you check out Andre's post race track comments at the 30-minute mark for some more insight into the issues after getting home and having a chance to get a closer look.
0:00 - She’s Toast Dog
0:25 - Race Day
1:17 - Teretonga Setup
1:55 - Round 1, SIEDC - Game Plan
2:39 - Track Footage
2:57 - Telemetry Check-in
3:29 - Ben’s First Session In-Car
4:00 - Head Gasket Overreaction?
5:06 - No Party Mode
5:46 - Successful Testing
6:35 - Andre’s Session
8:16 - Temperature and Tyre Pressure Check-In
8:52 - Back On Track
9:45 - Problems!
10:47 - Cylinder Fell Off
11:09 - Worst Fears Confirmed - Andre
13:06 - Small Upsides
15:04 - What Next?
15:37 - Puking Milkshake - Ben
16:41 - Tools Out
17:13 - Damage Assessment
17:23 - What Your Turbocharger Shouldn’t Look Like
18:22 - Rough Manifold Analysis
18:53 - Rough Piston Check
19:27 - Spark Plug Analysis 101
21: 45 - Our Plugs, What They Tell Us
23:04 - Is Detonation The Cause
24:25 - Cylinder Head
25:22 - Off The Cuff Suspicions - Cooling
27:43 - This Could Have Been Prevented…
28:36 - How EGTs Would Have Saved The Day
29:33 - Things Always Take Longer Than You Think
30:23 - Getting More Perspectives and Analysis
31:41 - Pre-Ignition
32:27 - Extreme Failure (4G63)
32:52 - SR20 Piston
33:39 - But What About The Turbo?
34:50 - Boost Levels - Watch Before Roasting
36:26 - Why Ben’s Test Was OK
37:30 - Outro
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