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    Quote Originally Posted by Chezzer69 View Post
    Hi I am new to all this and getting tired of my FK8 engine management light coming on with the speed dial thing, it's had a new solinode and new turbo in last month so they have told me, but not more than a month later the light is back on, can't even say I drive it hard.. has anyone else had any issues like this ?
    Oh dear mate, did you buy it brand new? So the turbo just failed? Sounds a bit of a duffer mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTECMattC View Post
    There is a thread on civcx where a race team tested it. Iíll post it up when I find it again but from what I remember it didnít make a whole lot of difference, especially without a vented bonnet.

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    Heat issues? 4 seconds slower than previous lap.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATWBV-WMTQI

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCricket View Post
    Heat issues? 4 seconds slower than previous lap.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATWBV-WMTQI
    Interesting he didn't say anything, but yes would seem plausible given Arcams experience at The Ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT3 View Post
    I took my FK8 to Spa this weekend, it was an absolutely epic track day and the car performed amazingly.

    The only problem was with overheating - the coolant temperature warning light would come on after 10 mins of hard track use. The car would then have reduced power until it cooled down again. It was 22 degrees Celsius at about 70% humidity - warm, but nothing crazy.

    I've seen plenty of posts on Civicx, but their climate is far hotter than here. I can't find much about it on this forum - has anyone else had overheating issues in similar conditions? If so, how did you cure it?
    and yet the FK2 has no issues in same conditions. either bumper causing lack of airflow, or theres a restriction in the coolant system. i mentioned it on a civicx thread about it being a thermostat problem but never saw an update if removing it made any difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by FaNtheMaN View Post
    Dreams whole callipers went ron burgundy due to the heat and some dude in America the same. He bought some brake pad shills - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU1oc6_Jo3Y
    i thought i saw the yank (MBaxi) have girodiscs fitted the wrong way around? not sure if it was in that video or another one/fk8 track car FB group it was mentioned. yeah i've had calipers go to brownbo and coming up 3rd set of dust seals. The colour recovers even if the laquer doesnt.
    I've some Stoptech high temp silicone seals coming in on monday so see how they fair next year on track. i've seen +25% temp handling over the OE rubber seals so i'm quietly confident they'll last.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcam View Post
    I would have to disagree Matt, with good fluid and decent pads I have not had any braking issues the fully floating discs I use are also very good and have improved cooling over stock.

    I have never once had smoking or faded brakes, even at Cadwell or Rockingham.

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    yep, the girodisc 2peice & CL pads i'm using performed faultlessly on track. zero pad fade, no pad transfer, and slight caliper colour change not worth mentioning. Yes i did run shims on this setup.
    another league than pmu or PBS which neither cant cope with medium/full attack on track.

    Quote Originally Posted by VTECMattC View Post
    I left foot brake when on it on the road, I tend to stamp on it. I have never been happy with brake feeling, perhaps it is down to driving non assisted cars and having a rock solid brake, the Civic always feels spoungy and lacks feeling, certainly on the initial bite.
    found that when i switched back to OE brembo disc/pads. real spongy compared to track brake setup and it's all down to the pads imo.
    Last edited by veehexx; 02-11-2019 at 08:29 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veehexx View Post
    and yet the FK2 has no issues in same conditions. either bumper causing lack of airflow, or theres a restriction in the coolant system. i mentioned it on a civicx thread about it being a thermostat problem but never saw an update if removing it made any difference.
    The FK2 front grille does seem to have much larger inlets. The largest opening on the FK8 front bumper is the lower grille, and the intercooler takes up that opening completely. That leaves the thin upper opening to feed the entire radiator cool air, which doesn't seem like much at all.

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