Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Western Washington
Took it to The Ridge Motorsports Park for a track day with the BMW club. It tried its best Ferrari imitation by smoking out the rear vents when I got off the track.
I was a little scared the thing was on fire or going to catch on fire. I determined it was power steering fluid leaking down on the engine tray and back up the rear diffuser. Ended up taking the rear diffuser off (thanks to the DIY muffler post) and cleaning off all the fluid I could get too. There was a lot of fluid on and around the fluid reservoir. I'm not sure if it's an actual leak or not, jury is still out, but the rack was just replaced and they bled and filled the fluid three times trying to diagnose an issue with the new rack.
After all the cleaning and re-assembly it had just a little bit of smoke on the following session with some new fluid on the diffuser. Drove it back home and no smoke after the long slog on the freeway. I'll check it in the morning after things have cooled off.
Overall a fun day with a little more excitement than I wanted.
2011 Lotus Evora S 2+0 - Ardent Red
2008 Cayman S - Speed Yellow
1991 Toyota MR2 V6 - ChumpCar
2011 VW Tiguan
2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500XL Class B Conversion
Sold: Audi A4, '65 Ford Fairlane 500, Passat TDI