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06-17-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By thebishman

I rent cars in the UK every year, and the...

I rent cars in the UK every year, and the ‘upcharge’ is minimal at best in getting an Automatic versus a Manual.
06-16-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,686
Posted By thebishman

A well designed and built DCT is extremely...

A well designed and built DCT is extremely resistant to ‘abuse’. R&T tested the launch control feature on a 991.1(?) Porsche TT-S and after 30 full bore LC starts the car was still going strong. Iirc...
06-10-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,349
Views: 121,588
Posted By thebishman

The leader of the race lost his concentration...

The leader of the race lost his concentration when his closest competitor was within 0.6 seconds and looked, at least to these eyes, that he, Vettel, would soon be passed by Hamilton using DRS. When...
06-10-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,180
Posted By thebishman

As someone who tracked his ‘15 A8 Z06/7...

As someone who tracked his ‘15 A8 Z06/7 extensively for two years in hot ambient temps, I’d suggest this:

1: Buy the DeWitt’s combination Transmission cooler and Engine Oil Cooler. This, along...
06-10-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,349
Views: 121,588
Posted By thebishman

The Stewards should have made Vettel give up the...

The Stewards should have made Vettel give up the position to LH and then let the two of them fight it out on track.
06-05-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By thebishman

This is all you need. Buy three: ...

This is all you need. Buy three:

https://www.reverselogic.us/lug-guides.html
06-05-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 48,077
Posted By thebishman

I’ve owned an E46 M3 with the SMG II; a 2006 E60...

I’ve owned an E46 M3 with the SMG II; a 2006 E60 M5 with the SMG II, and a 2010 R8 V10 with the single clutch automated transmission. All would rev match when downshifting, and the vast majority of...
05-27-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 48,077
Posted By thebishman

You're completely wrong on a high end DCT in a...

You're completely wrong on a high end DCT in a performance car. Most, when braking hard in a straight line or when braking into a corner on track, or on the street for that matter, will allow the...
04-25-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5,422
Views: 641,616
Posted By thebishman

The OEM thermostat opens at 212dF iirc, so the...

The OEM thermostat opens at 212dF iirc, so the temps you’re seeing are normal. At least for the C7s.
04-21-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,005
Posted By thebishman

I agree with much of the above,; I’ll just add...

I agree with much of the above,; I’ll just add this:

The C7 Z06 is not “like an Indy car”, IMHO regarding grip; and frankly I don’t agree with your premise re: grip/no grip on an Indy car either....
04-21-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,005
Posted By thebishman

You need to understand that only the in-board...

You need to understand that only the in-board aspect of the Z06’s RFT tyres are RFT in nature, the outer aspect does NOT support the car/wheel if flat; only the inner portion. Hence in a load...
04-18-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,005
Posted By thebishman

Did you use the DSC track settings including the...

Did you use the DSC track settings including the all important Rear Caster?
04-17-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,608
Posted By thebishman

Far better than cardboard is one of these: ...

Far better than cardboard is one of these:
...
03-21-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By thebishman

So if it’s a ‘hot oil’ type smell, drive with the...

So if it’s a ‘hot oil’ type smell, drive with the HVAC system set to ‘Recirc’ for a short period and see if the smell stops, especially when you’ve pulled up to a red light, etc. If it does stop when...
03-11-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,474
Posted By thebishman

24/25 cold, depending on what side of the car and...

24/25 cold, depending on what side of the car and the circuit orientation worked great for me.
Bish
02-20-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By thebishman

The A8 transmission is well cooled by the twin...

The A8 transmission is well cooled by the twin OEM radiators and its temps remain fine on a road course even in high ambient conditions. It’s the engine that overheats.
01-29-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 19,532
Posted By thebishman

I own what many would consider a competitor to a...

I own what many would consider a competitor to a high performance ‘Vette, an AMG GT R. It has the ‘Stop/Start’ feature and tbh it doesn’t bother me at all in congested traffic. As soon as my foot...
01-24-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,896
Posted By thebishman

Then your choices; which are already highly...

Then your choices; which are already highly limited, will soon be zero unless you’re willing and able to pay stupid money for limited production vehicles.
01-18-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
Posted By thebishman

Inexpensive track tyres = expensive body shop...

Inexpensive track tyres = expensive body shop repairs. Or worse.
01-03-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By thebishman

SRF needs to be fully replaced every 18 months,...

SRF needs to be fully replaced every 18 months, so if you have a firm brake pedal dont worry about it. A very quick bleed is never a bad thing prior to track season however, as its a good way to make...
12-15-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,563
Posted By thebishman

Sean, I don’t post as much as I used to as I...

Sean,

I don’t post as much as I used to as I no longer own a C7, but your insights and information to the forum have been invaluable to those of us who drive these incredible cars at high...
12-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By thebishman

No, you need to be a lot harder on the brakes. It...

No, you need to be a lot harder on the brakes. It was most probably uneven pad deposition on the rotors causing an imbalance. If you had gotten some real heat into the brakes you would have had a far...
12-08-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,497
Posted By thebishman

Be very careful in wet conditions and avoid...

Be very careful in wet conditions and avoid standing water. Be careful when the ambient temp is <50dF until you get some heat in them, and don’t drive in <40dF weather with them as they turn into...
12-06-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,051
Posted By thebishman

1: Have you looked at pictures of the SC2 ZP and...

1: Have you looked at pictures of the SC2 ZP and new SC2 R? They look almost identical;

2: Reports from the Euro owners of GT3 RS’s is that they’ve talked to Michelin engineers about the ‘R’.
12-06-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,208
Posted By thebishman

Porsche’s PDK is pretty well regarded as the best...

Porsche’s PDK is pretty well regarded as the best DCT on the market. What you should know is that the internal gear sets of the PDK are identical to the manual 7 speed transmission. In fact one...
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