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Forum: Lotus Elise   06-10-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,076
Posted By Grunschev
Watch out for the OEM cams. We ran into a batch...

Watch out for the OEM cams. We ran into a batch of bad ones. I went that route but the bad part from Toyota caused us to rebuild the top half of the motor. Toyota engineers came out and inspected the...
Forum: Roadtrip!   06-07-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Grunschev
Mid Ohio trip

This year's track day road trip was based around a two day event with Chin Motorsports at Mid Ohio. I signed up almost as soon as registration opened. I checked the roster periodically looking for...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-23-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 971
Posted By Grunschev
I've resisted adding to the conversation here as...

I've resisted adding to the conversation here as I have nothing constructive to add. But I can't help but snicker.

I recently replaced my motor mounts with solid mounts. The whole dang car is a...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-21-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Grunschev
There are two of these in California. At least...

There are two of these in California. At least there were back in 2016. I met both owners on consecutive days at the track: one at Thunderhill, the other at Sonoma.
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   11-08-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Grunschev
My first two sets were nice and quiet from the...

My first two sets were nice and quiet from the start. Latest set were noisy (like a locomotive horn) at less than 2mph. That got fixed by a single track session.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   10-15-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Grunschev
Picture from last November of discs I purchased...

Picture from last November of discs I purchased from BOE. Not pictured, the internal vanes go in the same direction. That is, L and R slots are mirror images, vanes are not.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-27-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Grunschev
Just passed 80k miles on my 2006. Previous owner...

Just passed 80k miles on my 2006. Previous owner campaigned it in autocross for three or four years and I've done something like 35 track days with it. Replaced the camshafts (complicated by bad...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-26-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 139,007
Posted By Grunschev
Here are three laps around Aspen Motorsports...

Here are three laps around Aspen Motorsports Park, otherwise known as Woody Creek. This is my second visit; the first visit ended after three and a half laps due to mechanical failure. No failures...
Forum: Lotus Evora   08-29-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,591
Posted By Grunschev
I've heard this said on this forum several times....

I've heard this said on this forum several times. I'm guessing it's highly dependent on where you live, or, more specifically, which tracks you frequent.

I've done about 40 HPDE events at...
Forum: Meets and events   08-20-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Grunschev
"Video is unavailable" :-(

"Video is unavailable" :-(
Forum: Lotus Elise   08-07-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,893
Posted By Grunschev
I think there are really 6 oil changes in there....

I think there are really 6 oil changes in there. One is mentioned in a service, assuming one on the oil line recall.

I'm a bit behind on my bookkeeping, but as of the first of the year, my TCO...
Forum: Midwest Region   07-11-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By Grunschev
I attended the Road America event last week and...

I attended the Road America event last week and had a lot of fun. NWSC put on a great event - well organized and populated with friendly people. If I lived around there, I'd certainly do another...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-11-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 139,007
Posted By Grunschev
Road America

This year's road trip was to Road America for a day of lapping with North Woods Shelby Club. I left the house Wednesday morning at 6, spent a night near Omaha, Thursday drove to RA. Lapped on Friday,...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   04-23-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 139,007
Posted By Grunschev
With CECA, at Pueblo Motorsports Park, April 21. ...

With CECA, at Pueblo Motorsports Park, April 21.

Cold and blustery, with the bonus of driving through a snow storm to get there. Full story here: Nobody is Listening - Pueblo Motorsports Park...
Forum: Parts For Sale   04-06-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By Grunschev
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   04-05-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Grunschev
NA 2006 Elise here. I typically run topless and...

NA 2006 Elise here. I typically run topless and have stock aero.

At sea level or thereabouts, I've done 121 (per RaceChrono). This was at The Ridge in WA and at COTA. We'll see what I can do at...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   03-15-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,422
Posted By Grunschev
LOL. Had this discussion with a friend a...

LOL.

Had this discussion with a friend a long time ago and it stuck with me. Goes something like this:

I figure I'll live until I'm 90. It's a goal, it's important to have goals. Break that...
Forum: Lotus "Track" and Racing Cars   03-04-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By Grunschev
I thought he was pretty clear that he's asking...

I thought he was pretty clear that he's asking about track tires. Why not take him at his word? He'll be driving it pretty hard, and tracking constantly.
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   02-26-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By Grunschev
I've been using the CL RC5+ pads for quite a...

I've been using the CL RC5+ pads for quite a while now. I find them ideal, but I haven't done a lot of comparisons. I used the OEM for a while.

The RC5+ work cold, work hot, are quiet, and...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   02-22-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By Grunschev
Okay, I'll play. But I don't have a daily drive,...

Okay, I'll play. But I don't have a daily drive, and I drive the Elise more than I drive the Chrysler. In order to get a proper idea, I didn't limit myself to just one turn. I used my favorite 15.
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Forum: Lotus Elise   02-13-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,192
Posted By Grunschev
Original radiator, 2006 Elise, 73k miles, >30...

Original radiator, 2006 Elise, 73k miles, >30 track days. No issues.
Forum: Track and Technique   02-04-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,220
Posted By Grunschev
Time to add my results. 2006 Elise (NA),...

Time to add my results.

2006 Elise (NA), track pack, 2bular exhaust, stock intake, stock rotors, CL RC5+ pads, Dunlop Direzza DZ 101 or 102 tires (460 TW) unless otherwise noted. Best times,...
Forum: Roadtrip!   01-07-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By Grunschev
Yeah, I'm probably misremembering. Could be I got...

Yeah, I'm probably misremembering. Could be I got 5k miles on the fronts, less on the rears. It's been ages since I ran the Yokos on the street. My last set was track only, and lasted all of four...
Forum: Roadtrip!   01-05-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By Grunschev
Back in 2014 I did a trip from Denver to Portland...

Back in 2014 I did a trip from Denver to Portland and vicinity.

I have two rules I try to follow, but sometimes have to make exceptions.
Rule #1: No interstates
Rule #2: No night driving

In...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   12-31-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 139,007
Posted By Grunschev
I'm on Dunlop Direzza DZ102's. I haven't run...

I'm on Dunlop Direzza DZ102's. I haven't run decent tires at the track for quite a while now. My Advans are toast, rears are bald, fronts heat-cycled out. And I have a habit of doing road-trip track...
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