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  • Birthday 16/07/1987

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    Vanya Stanisavljevic
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    Esprit SE 1991; Elan SE 1991; XK8 1997
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    Stockholm, Sweden

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  1. Thanks guys! I'll keep waiting patiently. for now I've fitted GAZ shocks with S4 spec springs, car is a lot more planted now at all speeds with no bounce so that's a huge plus.
  2. On a lighter note... Got me a new daily driver; A spotless 1997 Jag XK8 for 7100 GBP. I made the decision after test driving a Porsche 996 C4 which reminded me of what passionless motoring feels like. Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag!
  3. What does the oil smell like? Gearbox oil has a very particular smell. It's in all my clothes thanks to the SE and weeping driveshaft seals, so I'm well acquainted with it.
  4. I've heard horror stories of people frying their V8 ECU:s in particular - I would't risk it. I don't even leave my battery connected on my 4 cylinder car.
  5. Hi! Just had a look at my old struts today and they are indeed white spot - still have the remnants of a white sticker as well as the Lotus part number marked in the damper. What condition are the used ones you have in? Also, do you have the matching 12 mm spacer they're meant to be fitted with?
  6. This right here. I was left underwhelmed by my V8 in this regard, and I regularly questioned whether it was putting out 350 horses until I'd tried a bunch of other cars with the same output. It's down to the dramatic delivery of the 4-pots. It's just the best feeling! But when you want comfort and refinement the V8 has them beat. Also the way it keeps pulling towards the redline whereas the 4-pots get a little breathless. One year on, I'm still not sure I miss my V8.... that exhaust note though, with straight pipes running past the cats.... heavenly. Fun fact: cost me nothing to run. Only regular service and some new brake hoses. It actually made me money; quite a lot of it too...
  7. Hi, Not sure about the colour - I can check in the coming days when I go back to the garage. My original dampers are literally coated in rust, unsure if theres a speck of painted/unmarked area left but I'll do my best to check. I think white dot is for USA cars 1988 which I believe still had the Citroën gearbox and inboard rear calipers? /V
  8. Oooh! Tempting. Right now I think however that I'll resort to LOTAC. Any idea of how the damping rates differ from the original setup?
  9. Another bump! These are REALLY hard to come by! :S
  10. wow man, he still had hair back then!!! Thanks for the kind words!
  11. Haha thanks man. I actually got serious about guitar playing when my dad dumped a stack of Satriani records on my table after I'd secretly been teaching myself guitar for 6 months. The rest is history. A lot has rubbed off.
  12. Thanks Bibs! Hope you like the music!
  13. I've got to breathe some life into the Guitar Chat forum on here! Luckily, I've just released a new solo album. That oughta do the trick. For the last couple of years I've written and recorded a whole heap of songs which has culminated in Traction Control - 12 tracks of instrumental goodness, unfettered by any commercial objectives or the like. Basically, I've recorded the album I wanted to record, without holding back or compromising. The joys of having music as a hobby. Anyhow, a lot of talented people helped me see this monster through to completion, and though it is a guitar album, there's something on it for everyone. Here's a link to Bandcamp where all the material can be streamed (Spotify and other digital outlets are due to follow shortly): Enjoy, and let me know what you think! I strongly recommend jumping in at the shallow end (Echo, Sleeping in Light) before listening to the rest of the material which can get...intense... at times. (If anyone has any tips on embedding the player here I'd be grateful!)
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