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SimonABT
DBS Old Timer
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SimonABT

Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptyThu Jun 09, 2011 4:21 pm

Anymore updates? Still havent seen this yet.
Will you be at Bristol Volksfest in him?
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptyThu Jun 09, 2011 4:43 pm

I'm hoping to have him up there on at least one of the days.

I took him to Stonor last weekend and I think I've killed the maf. Lukes got a new one for me which I need to pop up to the show to get and then fit it at home. I'll only take him if it's dry as I think rain killed the maf - he's not got any wheel arch liners on so the air intake (which is in the wheel well) sucked up a load of water Sad I just hope I haven't killed the engine :'(
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SimonABT
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SimonABT

Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptyThu Jan 12, 2012 1:56 pm

Whats happening with this car then? Anymore updates?
Havent seen you post for a while
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptyThu Jan 12, 2012 3:35 pm

Erm. Well I fitted a new air filter, took him to Bristol Volksfest in limp mode. Fitted a new MAF at the show, took him for spin and all seemed back to normal - problemo fixed! Very Happy or so I thought...

Anyways, I go to leave the show, get out onto the main road and all power is cut again, so I turn round and go back to our club stand..... lots of smoke starts coming out of the exhaust, I get chased by a couple of DBS members to let me know, then he runs out of enough power to get up the teeny tiny hill into our club pitch.... Embarassed Evil or Very Mad

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RAC man arrives and diagnoses a faulty EGR valve, and sends for the recovery tuck. Recovery truck refuses to come on site so we have to drive the car to the gate. Thankfully a load of my friends from Evvo were there to supply me with tea for the wait and to walk with me to the gate to make sure I got to the recovery truck ok.

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Smug face or what???
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So I get him home late on Saturday night, dump him on the drive and go back to the show on Sunday in Herbie.... where we got soaked.

Anyway, I got the EGR valve off:
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Yucky yucky! Did an EGR delete and cleaned out the intake manifold. Put him back together and off I went for a test drive....

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Oh good! As I accelerated the pipe from the EGR valve to intercooler had popped off under boost.
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So Steve came to rescue me with tools and we put it back together. Off we went again, put my foot down slightly and POP again.... pants! So again put it back together. Finally got home after crawling back as gently as we could..... pipe had *just* held:
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So I got some new clips... you can see here how much bigger the old clip had stretched:
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And O ring:
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Went for a test drive and he didn't quite feel 'right'. He seemed to be running ok, but didn't have the power I knew he should have. Then he went into limp mode again.

I quite like limp mode actually - it makes him sound awesome!




So the next thing on the list was to take the turbo off as it might have 'sticky vanes' from soot clogging it up.

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So took it apart to clean it...... and then I rounded off some stupid torx screws and pretty much ruined the turbo Rolling Eyes Crying or Very sad




So now I've taken him off the road and I'm going to strip him all down again, so an inside and out respray and get lots more power from the engine with a hybrid turbo, new injectors/nozzles, intercooler etc etc etc.
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stuart72
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Male Number of posts : 301
Age : 37
Location : wick st lawrence
Registration date : 2007-08-31

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptyThu Jan 12, 2012 4:10 pm

love this car even made a replica of it on forza 4 Very Happy
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptyThu Jan 12, 2012 4:14 pm

I don't know what forza 4 is, but yay! Very Happy
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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 46
Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptyThu Jan 12, 2012 9:14 pm

I love this car Lucy! Nice one, hope he stops being so naughty soon!!

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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptySat Jan 14, 2012 9:38 pm

I don't think Robbie will ever stop being naughty! Rolling Eyes I hope not, cos that's why I love him so much lol!
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SimonABT
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SimonABT

Male Number of posts : 1343
Age : 37
Location : Clevedon
My Ride(s) : Something with a V6 under the hood!
Registration date : 2006-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica   Robbie Rocket - New Beetle Cup Car Replica - Page 10 EmptyMon Jan 16, 2012 2:12 pm

Ah gutted you had all the trouble.
At least you still have the love and he will be back awesome again!
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