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Old 17-09-2018, 11:05 AM   #661
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Looks a decent run Andrew, Ill join you on the next one for sure.


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Old 17-09-2018, 01:17 PM   #662
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Running lean causes some serious heat which can melt pistons.
Id guess the head gasket went pop and all that heat escaped through the void in the gasket and caused a lancing effect and melted the head, Id be surprised if the block was good too.


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hmm, yes, quite possibly, esp. considering that mark across the Inlet valve closest to the camera !
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Old 17-09-2018, 02:17 PM   #663
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Running lean causes some serious heat which can melt pistons.
Id guess the head gasket went pop and all that heat escaped through the void in the gasket and caused a lancing effect and melted the head, Id be surprised if the block was good too.


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You're not wrong Dan!



Was a very expensive Dales run for him!

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Looks a decent run Andrew, Ill join you on the next one for sure.
I have done this run 8 times now, this is my 6th in Phoenix. I can honestly say it's quite a gruelling drive and a test of both car and driver!

I do get a lot of people who have never seen or heard of the K series conversion coming up and asking about it. It's great that Phoenix has never let me down.

There are usually spaces left if anyone fancies it for next year. It's always on the same weekend in September.

Having the extra power and torque from the K series means it's actually easy on engines. I followed a guy with a 998 A series but had straight cut gears. I could hear him revving the nuts off it to get up some of the hills. The whine from the gearbox was unreal and made more noise than my cherry bomb exhaust. I just tagged along behind him laughing.
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Old 17-09-2018, 03:03 PM   #664
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I'd be up for that next year, looks good
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Old 17-09-2018, 03:44 PM   #665
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If I was in the UK I'd love to do these sorts of runs
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