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    Default Alfa Giulia: Track Day Electronic Bugs

    I hadn't heard about this elsewhere.

    He did disconnect the battery and everthing was restored.

    Could be an isolated instance.

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    Service everything!

    I have become convinced there is nothing built today that is track ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Service everything!

    I have become convinced there is nothing built today that is track ready.
    Porsche GT3 and... and.... and.... a used S2000?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Porsche GT3 and... and.... and.... a used S2000?
    Those are the only two on my list also. Even the vaunted 1st and 2nd gen Miata require cooling system mods to survive under an advanced driver.
    S2000 needs pads and that's it. Handles like **** but it won't overheat or break until the rear hubs wear out and explode after a few years.

    New cars are a joke. Bring a scan tool..
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    Hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Porsche GT3 and... and.... and.... a used S2000?
    Built. Today.

    Wasn't there a thread on here awhile back that had video footage of a brand-new GT3 on fire?

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    4 seats is not a track car

    And this happens all the time with new cars especially Italian ones. Lane departure and collision avoidance features are also sticky on new cars.

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    WAG: Heat build-up affecting ECU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Built. Today.

    Wasn't there a thread on here awhile back that had video footage of a brand-new GT3 on fire?
    That's the joke!

    I suspect that Porsche will get it together on their GT3.

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    Ohhhhhh, now I get it. That's funny.

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    A (used) lotus Elise can take it right? Provided you keep the tank full?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    A (used) lotus Elise can take it right? Provided you keep the tank full?
    Not really. Oil starvation with grippy tires takes out that Toyota engine. I have been through a few of those engines. Might live longer with a better pan and accusump.

    However you can pick a 2zz engine for $1500 so it's more of a consumable item.

    The Elise also has an open diff so need to add an lsd.

    I think the evora has a more robust powertrain. The camry 2gr v6 in the evora is very reliable. It's just not very fast.
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    I have a few friends with Lotus's (Loti?) atthe track and it seems they have a LOT of reliability issues???? I too from a spec sheet think that the Lotus SHOULD be good - lightweight, Toyota drivetrain, etc.... But, this is NOT my observation. Many transmission/clutch issues and engine issues.

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