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Redliner

Y'all got any lamps?
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loose_unit

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New rotors and pads!

Slotted and drilled:





CARBON FIBER CERAMIC





Fronts on:





Got my moneys worth:





Pretty stealth I guess:





Rears done:





@Adrian took me for a drive!






So after the first drive, I am not super impressed with the pads - The rotors seem to be fine, but the pads get very soft very quickly...

They have been properly heat cycled now, so we will see how they go, and brake fluid will be done at the next service with something a bit better!
 

loose_unit

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First major issue!



Seems like it's a fan failure... It was fine on the motorway drive to the supermarket seemingly, but the short drive from the supermarket to home which is all 30kph, the temp went through the roof apparently (I didn't notice) and it leaked it's coolant ...

I will take a look tomorrow, but I will probably just dump it at the local mechanics and have them sort it - I do not have the energy currently...
 

Matt2000

An Unfortunate Discovery
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Could just be an airlock in the system, that happened on the Smart. The airlock meant that the thermostat didn't open and it boiled over. It's amazing how badly designed some cooling systems are and airlocks can just randomly occur. Was fine after that so maybe top it off and see how it behaves.
 

Dr_Grip

Made from concentrate
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Any theories to what's wrong with it? Headgaskets after all?
 
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