Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Not too far from the Arch
What a great thread, but I feel like I should have bought a 6 pack first! But hey, lots of intelligent observation and assistance.
Shinoo -We spoke a few days ago, I'm just about to take possession of an 05 Elise and we discussed your Triology of Terror.
That should narrow me down to about 1,000 people ;-)
I'm sold on the RTV brace, will order once I get the car. Thanks for the help. In the meantime, I'll torque to the 60 nm, use the special lock washer and loctite til I can rassle up a friend to help with the install. Anything else bandaid wise? What's your thought on just replacing the oem ball end / shaft nut and properly retorquing as an interim approach? At least that way we know the ball end shaft & threads aren't beat up.
As for the baffled oil pan, I'll do that too later, before I hit other tracks. Luckily the local track's longer high g turns are lefties, and the slower / low g turns are the righties.
Thanks for your expertise and guidance, I didn't realize, but do now, how committed you are to the cars & the community.
Last edited by GTI-Guy; 05-15-2010 at 11:23 AM.