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Whoopie - We're coming to Silverstone

Discussion in 'Silverstone New GP - 21st March 2011' started by Tim Guy, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    After a rather fraught couple of days.

    Couldn't get tyres so couldn't get an MoT. Tyres arrived but car failed Monday on emissions.
    So I fitted new plugs, cleaned air filter, bottle of injector cleaner and fitted new cat - hoping that it wasn't the lambda.

    Great - it passed re-test this morning.

    So see you all at Silverstone - if not before at the AGM on Sunday.

    By the way the whole process was helped by this rather nice tilting lift that my son Chris got me for my birthday :)

    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  2. Martin C

    Martin C Senior member

    Yeah.......................TERRIFIC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>:D :D :D

    See you Sunday :)
  3. steve curtis

    steve curtis Junior Member

    you have just cost me money, been wondering if that was anygood for our cars.

    is this the first hint chris wants some work doing on his car.

    great about mot see you sunday night

  4. Trophy-Steve

    Trophy-Steve Senior Member

    Interesting Tyres !!! cant wait to see your verdict on them !!

    Glad to see your all ready to go Tim...

    I've only just got mine back too..............

    We can compare 'vehicle mods' on sunday night !!??...... *strokes chin* ;)
  5. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Tyres - from famine to feast. If all goes to plan I have a choice of tyres :-

    Falken Ziex ZE912 - which are, by the way, the latest to be approved by MG Motors for the TF, replacing the unobtainable GSD2s. (I believe testing was carried out by MIRA)


    R888 of which I have two on rims and two coming down from Derby with Chris Friday night. I can get these fitted Saturday, that's what I'll be sporting

  6. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    You are, of course, right there Steve. He's already changed the front disks of his Passat and fiancée's Pug 205 exhaust using it. ;)
  7. Mike Hall

    Mike Hall Active Member

    Have to take issue with you Tim that GSD2's are unobtainable ;)

    When I got the Cupra re-shod in December I enquired about GSD2 availability and after a call to Goodyear was told that the fronts were due to be manufactured in March and the rears in May/June. Even though those currently on the car have probably only covered about 7k, I placed a backorder for a set!

    My understanding is that Goodyear are obliged to be able to supply the tyres for ten(?) years after cessation of OE supply, and that to meet this obligation they are only batch run a couple of time per year.

    I know that the fronts are in, and when the rears are in I'll collect the set. As above, I don't need any at the moment (although that may be different after Monday :) ), but I know that I'll have them for when I do.
  8. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Thanks for that Mike, depending on how the Falkens go I might also back order some.

    I have to take issue with you :D that GSD2s are available if, as you say, the rears are not due until May / June. That means I'd miss Silverstone, Donnington & Castle Combe.

    Toyo T1Rs are in a similar position - not due in from Japan until end March but with their problems, who knows.
  9. Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes MGoT Committee Member

    Hi Tim

    Didn't want to feel left out so thought I would add my congratulations for succeeding after a fraught week and as I said to Fran a near 'Cat'astrophy !!

    It'll be great to compare my Toyo's to your Falkens!

    Diving out the door now so won't see any reply as heading to hotal near Abingdon for tomorrow's business.

    See everyone at the new 'Arena'

    Martin H

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