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    Audi S3 8V
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    Movit brakes, ABT Tuning, and a few other stuff...
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  1. Lotus Exige Cup 380

    Do you know if this can be ordered aftermarket? Where: directly from lotus?
  2. Lotus Exige Cup 380

    Is this the 380 Cup or Race? The hard top seems to be cut on the side? Would you share more pics? Beautiful color anyway!
  3. Using oil ?

    So, I am looking at the specs of some oils: Castrol 10W60 Density @ 15C, Relative ASTM D4052 g/ml 0.853 Viscosity, Kinematic 100C ASTM D445 mm²/s 22.7 Viscosity, CCS -25C (10W) ASTM D5293 mPa.s (cP) 4879 Viscosity, Kinematic 40C ASTM D445 mm²/s 160 Viscosity Index ASTM D2270 None 173 Pour Point ASTM D97 °C -39 Flash Point, PMCC ASTM D93 °C 203 Ash, Sulphated ASTM D874 % wt 1.29 Motul 20W60 Density at 20°C (68°F) ASTM D1298 0.867 Viscosity at 40°C (104°F) ASTM D445 168.3 mm²/s Viscosity at 100°C (212°F) ASTM D445 23.8 mm²/s HTHS viscosity at 150°C (302°F) ASTM D4741 6.3 mPa.s Viscosity index ASTM D2270 172 Pour point ASTM D97 -39°C / -38.2°F Flash point ASTM D92 238°C / 460.4°F Motul 15W50 Density at 20°C (59°F) ASTM D1298 0.868 Viscosity at 40°C (104°F) ASTM D445 122.9 mm²/s Viscosity at 100°C (212°F) ASTM D445 18.1 mm²/s HTHS viscosity at 150°C (302°F) ASTM D4741 5.3 mPa.s Viscosity index ASTM D2270 164 Pour point ASTM D97 -39°C / -38.2°F Flash point ASTM D92 238°C / 460.4°F So my "naive" conclusion is that Castrol and Motul perform quite similar in the 60 range, however Motul is slightly better (23.8 vs 22.7 at 100 degrees). There is no indication at 150 degrees for Castrol... As far as I know 30-40 oils are for pure performance (max hp - sprint race), however not very good for long term... I think I will stay with a 10W60, as a couple of hp are kind of meaningless. For the cold it looks like Motul 15W50 is better than Castrol 10W60 as the Motul is less ticker at 40°.. but in general I would say have a slow cold start and play safe anyway.
  4. Using oil ?

    Great, many thanks! How much oil needed at each change?
  5. Using oil ?

    Any hint on the viscosity? 15W50 worked well on my Audi. I know 10W40 would run faster, but I am actually more concerned with longevity of engine, so I am between 15W50 and 20W60. Suggestions?
  6. Using oil ?

    Do you have any advise on oil type for the V6 engine on a 380? The garage told me they will put in a Castrol 10W60, that probably is already good enough. However I will track the car (entire day sessions) so I am wondering if it would be better to go with Motul V300 15W50. Any suggestion?
  7. Exige 380 noise level

    Thi guy has a 2bular on the 380 Cup: However, as far as I see from other posts, this is not the track friendly exhaust.. so probably even louder than stock. Did you got any info from 2bular about their track-friendly exhaust? 3db less could maybe make the difference as from what you say we should be around 105 at 5250 rpms..
  8. Hey Konstantin, Thanks for the info. Good to know that I can run a cable from the engine bay, basically I will have to remember to put the cable before closing the car. Two things looks still strange two me from your story. 1) I read that on the S2 Exige was possible to remove a pannel on the front of the car (passenger side) to recharge a dead battery.. given that Lotus is aware of the issue, I would be surprised if a similar solution is not there on a 350 or 380.. maybe in a different location? 2) You say battery is hard to remove: but it should be kind of doable with 2-3 screw removed, isn't it? In the trunk it is kind of easy to access.. I wish I antake a look in the next few days.. but unfortunately my car is still not here... Cannot wait much longer!
  9. I live in Switzerland.. so probably OK, as Seb is also in Switzerland.
  10. Hi, Do you know where I can order and possibly customize a front windshield sticker similar to the one Seb Delanney has (see picture below)? I am also interested to the UK flag to be attached to a 380 Cup wing - I want them in mono-chrome, with grey tint as in the picture below. Thanks for all help!
  11. Hey Konstantin, can you tell me if it is possible to close the trunk of the car with a power cable connected to the charger running out of it? I have power on the wall of my garage, but I don't like to leave the car open while charging. Also I think there should be a way to open the car if battery runs out and you locked it. Any info on this from others?
  12. Nurburgring, shall we go without hesitating ?

    From the picture I am not sure how it is possible that does not scrape.. looks like if you push a little bit harder in the entry of the carousel it will touch.. Not sure how beneficial is that 1cm lowering probably not much, the car is very low already..
  13. Lotus Exige Sport 380

    Are they going to send someone to check in person? I hope this will be solved soon.. I got some pictures of my car from Lotus. I am not sure I can post, since it is in the factory, however it is practically finished (missing only rear wing and Lotus text on the back). I am not sure how much it will take to get it, I hope no more than 10 days.
  14. Nurburgring, shall we go without hesitating ?

    You did definitely the right thing bringing the Exige at the Nürburgring. This kind of cars need to be driven, and not left in a stupid garage. When I bought my AudiS3 I had zero experience on the track but I decided to try it out. I immediately discovered that all the previous 14000km of road and highway were meaningless.. while those 30 mins at Monza were just EVERYTHING. I then decided to learn driving as good as I can. I go 4-5 times per year now in several tracks and I is always worth it. Nürburgring is a very special one: you need experience for that. Sadly these days they let in everything and chance to get on oil or hit by a stupid guy that is trying to prove that he has balls (but actually just proving that he miss brain) are very high. So far I tried only tourist day. Now I am considering events with less cars. Price is higher but safety is better. Pistenclub is a very good organizer in my opinion, worth to try. I am waiting for my Exige Cup 380 and I am sure I will take it to the track. Nürburgring probably not the first one... Given you have been there with the Exige S3 can I ask: - does it scrape a lot on the track, particularly carousel? - can you share something about your setting (camber, toe, compression and rebound)? Best
  15. Lotus Exige Cup 380

    Beautiful color!