i thought you went full floats not bolted? (wrong obviously)
To be honest I'm not hugely surprised the 10.9 bolts bent. 10.9 bolts are quenched and tempered medium carbon steel, which iirc has a Max service temperature of around 350deg, not enough for a turbo! I think 316 stainless is more like 800 degrees, so hopefully they'll hold out better!
Do you have a towing licence?
Having said that it’s prob all under the weight limit
Do you need the L plates? Surely you're under the 3500kg mam? Though I guess that depends on your trailer and also how many millions of wheels you're taking!
P.S this is probably my first post in here! Secret lurker that found this thread through our shared (old) interest in trials (and cars obviously!)
What thread size are those turbo bolts ??
Good memory, that was indeed me!There's a blast from the past Sam! Original starter of the TF car thread!
E39 is 1800kg, the a3 about 1150 and the trailer about 700, so it definitely tips the 3500kg limit when you load it up with tools etc.
We will be taking 12 wheels in total
Yippeeee. One week to go before Rockingham.
Back on the usual regime, down to two bottles of red and a couple of Jim Beams a night, , one just has to get into shape for these gigs.
Looking forward to some more seat time to get used to the Machine. Very impressed with the handling at Combe even though I was on lower power.
Lets hope my son will allow max boost for an "old man" at Rockingham.