Powerplay@Willowbank 21may2011 Cruize in XR6 Turbo
XR6 turbo cruises around Willowbank . Came off the Dyno the day before but on the day we were down a heap of power when the vacuum hose came off the blow off valve. Would have eaten the cobra and would have been a good race with the Evo at the end. NEXT TIME!
XR6 Turbo @ Powercruise 2010
Taipan Motorsport is very proud of both our pit girls (Marta and Camilla) for there outstanding efforts over the weekend at Powercruise Syd 2010. Hope you enjoyed the ride Marta. From all the team at Taipan, thanks girls XXX
For those wondering, I did crank the Boost above our Dyno shootout effort just for Marta, wouldn't you?
Massive shout out to the Team at MR HDT, you guys are the Big Guns of the event not the cars.
Special thanks to Troy and Michael from turbo Smart, your products are the reason Marta had such a good time.
Special thanks to CV Performance, your the man Con.
To all the Team at Taipan, Michael, Damian and Scott, funs over, back to work :)
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Standard valve springs suffer from varying seat pressures from new and once subjected to cyclic operation (even for a short time) can lose tension rapidly. This loss of tension can lead to "valve float", a condition whereby the valve is not returned cleanly to the valve seat, allowing it to bounce off the seat and releasing vital cylinder pressure. The resultant loss of pressure creates a misfire, followed by either erratic idling and/or stalling.
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