One big problem with highly modified high hp GTR’s on the track are the oil/water cooling temps getting out of control. With the new motor in the car, some things were changed to help with the cooling, but the car was still getting hot. So we added a few more things hoping to get the temps down another 20 degrees or so. First we added a carbon fiber hood which is not only lighter (this pig needs all the help …

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Yea, yea, I know. My camera was broken. 3rd time is a charm right? Actually I have been working on some other potentially big publishing projects currently, so that has taken away from the blog a bit. Had the GTR in this week to fix a slight leak from the aftermarket secondary oil cooler that sits right in front of the driver wheel. After pulling the oil cooler down to look at the fittings, I found we were very close …

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Had the old GTR come into the shop last week for some repairs. She had a small failure at the track. 800hp tends to break things, including front axles 🙂 Up and ready to go. The car wouldn’t start after the axle let go, so we needed to figure out the issue. Um…..Not pretty. And a real pain to clean up. The problem with the axle breaking, is that it keeps spinning and takes everything out in the way. In …

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For the last track event of the year, we needed to get new pads on the GTR before sending it out the door. Got them knocked out in good time, buttoned up a few other things on the car, and sent it to Eagle’s Canyon. Big brembos and slotted rotors. Ron used up pretty much all of the pads that he could possible use on this last set. Titanium backing plates help disperse the heat and keep it away from …

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This highly modified GTR is owned by a friend of mine who has been having trouble keeping it running through the weekend at the track. Anytime you push a car to it’s limits in regards to power, reliability suffers if not properly maintained. We started a new program with this car to inspect after every track weekend, identify any obvious weaknesses and correct them. Hopefully this will help to ensure the car runs smoothly at the events. This car was …

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Spent the weekend out at Heartland Park Audi Club DE driving and instructing.  Also spent some up close and personal time with a buddy’s GTR that was having boost issues.  Once warmed up after a couple of laps, the car was hitting a brick wall upon acceleration.  Ended up finding a loose throttle body hose on the driver’s side a T bolt clamp that had blown off the passenger side turbo to intercooler connection.  It was a real bugger to …

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