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  1. July's new cars, so far: 4599397, Carrosserie 11945, Cabriolet Injection 1967, Rouge China 1135, Cuir Noir 2000, A vendre Juillet 2019, 43.000 Euros@ GARAGE THOMAS SPIRIT, SAINT-SEVER FRANCE 6800093, Carrosserie 12810, Coupé Injection 1967, Beige Métallisé, Cuir Noir 2000, For sale July 2019, 59,900 Euros, rebuilt and restored, RIEGELSBERG GERMANY 4599442, Cabriolet Injection, 14 octobre 1966, Actuellement elle est toute démontée et sablée - pas de photos, SARTROUVILLE FRANCE Total : 2336 !
  2. Oh I don't know about that. I drove a 1963 Peugeot I used to own 580,000 km.
  3. I've been cycling a fair bit since the last thread, but frankly the 2018 total to date is dismal at just under 700 km. I have the eighth annual Granfondo Axel Merckx coming up in just under 4 weeks! Ack! I should be able to get another 500+ done by then.... In 2011, the first year I did the Granfondo, I rode 4540 km. (boo yeah!) In 2012, 3693 km. (not half bad) In 2013, it dropped to 1944 km. (can't remember the excuse!) In 2014 it was better, at 3000 km! (we went to Europe that summer) 2015 was my best year in recent memory: 4600 km!! (yes!) 2016 was not half bad, and got 4111 km in. (good!) 2017 was quite poor, at 2071 km. (went to Japan in September so lost the late riding season). Despite the poor showing to date, I hope to get well over 3000 km this year. I have work to do! Gratuitous photo of the best cyclist of all time signing my jersey in 2011:
  4. Just finished the Granfondo Axel Merckx today. It was the least prepared I've been in 9 years riding the event with only 600 km of riding since the start of April - longest ride at one time: 52 km - so the 160 km was a tall order. I rode within my capabilities and finished. My riding partner (brother-in-law) is more fit (I am 110 kg) but he too hadn't trained much this year. Plus one his Cervélo R5's jockey wheels went bad (it's not an old bike!) and he needed three mechanical sessions at service areas to limp it home. Nice to have the 9 under the belt! Next year I will be in a different age category.....
  5. Interesting post. But I would call that scenario fascism. If even half of what you posted is correct, it's frigging atrocious.
  6. Eddy is very good but not really that much cheaper than a dealer. I'd still recommend him though, nice guy!
  7. That's what I'm thinking - that the sprocket failure(s) probably did a lot of collateral damage to the engine. So I'd agree that if your sprocket(s) go, do all that work. If your car's not showing any sprocket wear issues, carry on.
  8. And yet the dinosaurs are wanting to build new gas stations......
  9. The one variable that does not appear in the "150,000+ km time bomb" statement is the degree to which the engine you bought that was already blown up was over-revved, and how long it was driven with a failing timing chain sprocket. I can say that in my experience there are five or ten testimonials of 250,000+ km for every horror story like this.
  10. The turbocharger compresses the air and it gets REALLY hot. Plus there's some heat transfer from the exhaust side of the turbine to the intake side.
  11. Mine's always running in summer, kicks in around 25C
  12. I think the IC fan switches on at about 25°C. IAT of 100F or 37.5C is also normal, if the ambient temp is about that or a bit lower. Boosting up a BC mountain gets me to well over 80C IAT momentarily if it's hot out.
  13. You should be able to get to 16.7! That's what mine boosts to.
  14. I can't explain that lack of boost in 6th.....mine boosts to 1.15 bar in all gears.
  15. Let it idle after boosting on a highway drive for a few minutes. These tiny turbos are not water cooled so they do suffer from bearing coking.
  16. Same displacement; 45 HP then 54 HP in the last ones. Higher emission control standard.
  17. You're right, it was 74. LOL - 496 is YTD
  18. June 2019: Canada: 35 USA: 496
  19. The turbos should last indefinitely if they're not abused. At the very least 250K km.
  20. Driving the car hard is not the problem, it is turbo abuse, like shutting the car down with a red hot turbo. For example, after a massive hillclimb. Let it idle for a couple of minutes or after a hard run, so it can cool down. These are old school non-water cooled units so the bearings will coke up and create problems if they're shut down really hot.
  21. Tonight Izzy, Alex, Sandy and I got together at 6 PM for a nice dinner at the Crow and Gate pub in Cedar BC. They could not bring their unique Canada 1 coupé because it requires a new turbo, but all the same we had a nice dinner (if a bit late in coming, the joint was jumping!) and chat. Enjoy the rest of your trip, Izzy and Alex!
  22. Thanks. Here is a closeup. Looks like 3 mm.
  23. First tell me the numbers on your nightrun! I can't measure the line thickness on a nightrun but I can do it on my Canada 1, which has similar stripes.
  24. Wait - you can contact Eddy here by PM. Cheaper!
  25. Flying Tiger in Richmond BC has them.