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Offline JoeH

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Re: Matty's Polo G40
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2015, 09:35:49 pm »
Sweet mods, how do you know the pedal box is cracked?
What symptoms does it give?

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Re: Matty's Polo G40
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2015, 04:47:01 pm »
How do

When you put clutch down the brake pedal will move to the right. There's always a tiny bit of flex you you really can see it move.

Also a good visual inspection can tell also.

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Re: Matty's Polo G40
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2015, 06:59:11 pm »
Well this could do with an update:

I went to a wet croft on October 30th:

Polo G40 Track Car Croft 4 by Matty Pollock, on Flickr

Polo G40 Track Car Croft 6 by Matty Pollock, on Flickr

Polo G40 Track Car Croft 7 by Matty Pollock, on Flickr

The car ran well, until mid morning the gearbox would intermittently select gears after around 20mins of use. I put this down to heat and the Gripper LSD together showing early signs of something.

But once it was home my dreads became a reality, the Diff either needs rebuilding or the gearbox does, as when I took it for another spin the gearbox gremlins reared there ugly head again... so it looks like a gearbox rebuild and diff rebuild is on the cards.

Anywho the more important part was that croft was Oct 30th and Cadwell was booked for November 6th! So Luckily I still had my old standard ATV gearbox, in which we had to fit on a night after work! Stressful times but we managed to get it running Wednesday Night  for the 2.5 Hour trip down to Louth after work Thursday.

Cadwell Park:
DSC_3473 by Matty Pollock, on Flickr

DSC_3618 by Matty Pollock, on Flickr

DSC_3571 by Matty Pollock, on Flickr

DSC_3846 by Matty Pollock, on Flickr

DSC_3607 by Matty Pollock, on Flickr

The car held up perfectly all day! I will upload a video later however they don't look spectacular due to the fact it rained pretty much all day at Cadwell also!


So

Plans this winter are:
Fix a broken Box
Put my TH Mono's on
Neaten up the boost pipes to the intercooler

So not a lot but the Gearbox Rebuild isn't exactly cheap!

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Re: Matty's Polo G40
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2015, 07:13:19 am »

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Re: Matty's Polo G40
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2015, 12:25:52 pm »
I love Cadwell. I did it a few times in my old car. Brilliant circuit, I broke a gearbox there once.

Pictures look good.

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Re: Matty's Polo G40
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2015, 05:21:57 pm »
Its my favourite circuit, its like the nurburgring without the possibility if financially ruining yourself lol!