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Post up when you make it home...

Post by Rooster » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:24 pm

I made it home... very little issue... so post up when you make it ho0me and if it was safe..
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Post by MerkurScorpio » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:45 pm

We're home!
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Post by $KRILLA » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:53 pm

Car died in driveway as soon as I pulled in!

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Post by MagentaRed » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:53 am

Home around 9pm. Small oil leak developed. Will investigate tomorrow.
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Post by KingpinCEO » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:41 am

i made it home safely... but i couldnt get any boost.

i think intake temperature has something to do with the way my car runs... on the way to carlisle it ran great.. when my intake temp was 60-75 degrees..

on the way back home it was hotter... 90-120 degrees... and i had no boost.


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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:57 am

KingpinCEO wrote:on the way back home it was hotter... 90-120 degrees... and i had no boost.
I think it was the extra weight of the Rat-rod award holding you back. :twisted:

Arrived home about 9PM, just as the sun was setting. Damn, I've never been so tired. Might have had something to do with all the Advil I took throughout the weekend after splitting my head open Thursday. Note to self.... don't do that any more.
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Post by Ed Lijewski » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:04 pm

Made it home no probs, other than rueful I didn't sign up for the AutoX--which deffo was a highlight (the more I thought about and the AutoX course, an auto trans XR should do damn well up against the T9 and T5 XRs.

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Post by jake » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:56 pm

Both the VW and the Merkur made it home about midnight. Hard to believe, but both vehicles ran great.

I slightly regret not having made a trip to the hotel, but we had a ton of fun camping at the showgrounds.

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Post by mysticfireXR » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:39 pm

Myself and Mike made it back around midnight. We convoyed with 2 XR's until somwhere in ohio then picked up two more a lil later but we split off at 30 and they continued west to IL. Only had one issue right when we left, my left rear caliper was dragging, so we took it apart, bled it out, cooled it off and all was well. I had a great first year and cant wait to do it again next year.
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Post by Merkur » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:50 pm

My son & I arrived home around 9:05 after six of us had a good meal at the Bethlehem Brew-works in Allentown. An annual tradition!

Bill Stobbe arrived to spend the night 30 minutes later and left for Boston this morning.

An uneventful trip - luckily!

Great seeing you all again,

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Post by quirkymerk » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:23 am

Colin and his friend Paul rode with us in the mighty diesel (which I rode in as well) Valerie, and Dave from OH convoyed with us to Toledo where Dave split off, and the rest of us spent the night. Colin drove me back to Detroit and Valerie went back to Chicago.

Uneventful besides Colin blowin massive amounts of black smoke behind him ;)

We are all home safe, and now back to the mundane routine of our everyday lives :(

I miss Carlisle.

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Post by ex_are_four_tea_eye » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:08 pm

I don't remember when I got home...2am maybe? Took 80/90 west, following Colin.

Checking over the car when i got home, I was low on trans fluid and discovered it was coming out my dipstick tube and blowing back all over the exhaust.

At some point over the weekend my bypass valve started opening at 0 psi... So anytime I went into boost some air would just keep recirculating, probably causing it to run rich...which may explain my terrible gas mileage. On Friday almost 20mpg...driving home Sunday, 15mpg. :x

Then 3 blocks from home the TPS started hanging up. Good thing it did so close to home, didn't have a spare.

Being my first Carlisle, it was quite an experience. Not knowing anyone was a little awkward, but you all seem like a great group. Looking forward to next year! :D

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Post by Rooster » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:45 pm

ex_are_four_tea_eye wrote:I don't remember when I got home...2am maybe? Took 80/90 west, following Colin.

Checking over the car when i got home, I was low on trans fluid and discovered it was coming out my dipstick tube and blowing back all over the exhaust.

At some point over the weekend my bypass valve started opening at 0 psi... So anytime I went into boost some air would just keep recirculating, probably causing it to run rich...which may explain my terrible gas mileage. On Friday almost 20mpg...driving home Sunday, 15mpg. :x

Then 3 blocks from home the TPS started hanging up. Good thing it did so close to home, didn't have a spare.

Being my first Carlisle, it was quite an experience. Not knowing anyone was a little awkward, but you all seem like a great group. Looking forward to next year! :D

Dave
was your car the white one with the black grill??
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Post by ex_are_four_tea_eye » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:23 pm

Rooster wrote: was your car the white one with the black grill??
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Post by blugg » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:49 pm

Just got back to Chicago today around 4pm central.......may just be the last one back?? had a number of issues en transit

guess I shouldn't of got off on route 19 by-pass.....Ill know better for next time.
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