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Gaz.

50,481 posts

139 months

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Thursday 9th August 2012 quote quote all
C7 JFW said:
Gaz. said:
I was thinking of getting my TCT done for piece of mind, one dealer said they'd do it for £400, another said they would only change it with the chain and that would be £1350 so I treked up to DSAutomotive in Aylesbury where Dave said he'd do it for the cost of the part, min charge labour & VAT or I could include it in the 54k service next month when my tappets are adjusted. I'll definately get him to do the TCT but can't decide to stay with a main dealer for the 54k so I keep my fHsh history in the service book or get DSA to do that too.
If you email hendy performance (hendy-performance.com) you'll find they're incredibly competitive when it comes to replacement parts (form a UK supplier).

A TCT is, iirc a couple of hundred quid. Fitting it, can be done, I would say, in 5-6 minutes if you've ever done it before - I'd happily swap it and do a video for you tube with a timer. Very simply as long as you pay good attention.

Replacing the timing chain on the other hand, requires a fair quantity of work.
I used DSA for the 54k service & valve clearances, my TCT is absolutely fine, as are all suspension components. thumbup

Yorkshire2000

3 posts

28 months

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Friday 10th August 2012 quote quote all
Thanks Mikey for the clarification! (re ap1 and ap 2). I'm. Sure the original question still stands up. I have a s2000 from 1999 with plastic hood. Can I fit a later 2003/4 glass window hood on its frame to my earlier car? As a new s2000 owner I would appreciate some help. Cheers

mikey k

9,693 posts

104 months

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Saturday 11th August 2012 quote quote all
Head over to the UK section of S2ki.com
Many have retrofitted later glass screens roofs
It is DIY if you feel brave
Others have just got an aftermarket hood replacement

Yorkshire2000

3 posts

28 months

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Saturday 11th August 2012 quote quote all
Thanks much appreciated.

twoblacklines

443 posts

49 months

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Wednesday 15th August 2012 quote quote all
Lostprophet said:
Well I live in Enfield... anytime you want to pop round for a chat let me and a tour of the S5 let me know.

I do love the XK.. it is not the best for a family with a little one in a child seat.

It does look like you and I are at the same stage with cars.. nice to see a fellow S2000 owner making a similar decision. Well best of luck with your move. I am sure both will be fine. I suspect the S5 will be better than a XK for fun and most things to be honest. You are prob right about the XKR and running costs...

I took the family out over the weekend.. just around where I live and it was such a comfortable drive. It was a pleasure to be in. I really enjoyed it. Also I took my friend out Friday night as he wanted a spin (a different type of drive to the one with the family)... he loved the car. Thought there was plenty of power and the interior pleased him... His brother had an A8 4.2 so he is use to the luxury side of Audi. He also commented on the B&O sound and thought it was amazing. I previously also owned a TT with Bose sound and I remember comparing it to the sound of a Harmon K system in a M3 and all of us thinking the Bose was better. My friend who is into his sound thought the B&O were simply stunning and possibly better than the Bose.

Edited by Lostprophet on Monday 18th June 09:21
Bose and B&O is the same company... Bose is their lower tier systems. Bang Ouflsen Sound Entertainment

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Dracoro

7,176 posts

133 months

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Wednesday 15th August 2012 quote quote all
twoblacklines said:
Bose and B&O is the same company... Bose is their lower tier systems. Bang Ouflsen Sound Entertainment
Where did you hear that? Sounds like a load of crap, BOSE is named after Amar G Bose.

Rich A

214 posts

47 months

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Wednesday 15th August 2012 quote quote all
twoblacklines said:
Bose and B&O is the same company... Bose is their lower tier systems. Bang Ouflsen Sound Entertainment
No it's not. Bose is a private US company. B&O are a public company listed on the nordic stock exchange. Both very separate organisations.

mikey k

9,693 posts

104 months

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Wednesday 15th August 2012 quote quote all
+1 And the B&O system in the Aston Martins is no better than the Aston Premium system (made by Alpine wink )

Lostprophet

2,099 posts

57 months

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Wednesday 22nd August 2012 quote quote all
mikey k said:
+1 And the B&O system in the Aston Martins is no better than the Aston Premium system (made by Alpine wink )
Really? How so?

Don't Aston do Linn too?

mikey k

9,693 posts

104 months

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Wednesday 22nd August 2012 quote quote all
Lostprophet said:
mikey k said:
+1 And the B&O system in the Aston Martins is no better than the Aston Premium system (made by Alpine wink )
Really? How so?

Don't Aston do Linn too?
B&O is over processed and compressed many owners complain about the sound quality and say the Premium (Alpine based) system is alot better and £5k cheaper
B&O is now standard on DBS's
No Linn on VH platform cars

Lostprophet

2,099 posts

57 months

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Friday 24th August 2012 quote quote all
I always liked the Bose sound in my TT. It was a smaller car than my S5 and also I can't compare as I dont own the TT anymore.

The B&O sound is good... cant be sure if it is better than the Bose.

All I know is the sound in both the TT and S5 is heaps better than the sound I got out of my S2000!

mikey k

9,693 posts

104 months

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Friday 24th August 2012 quote quote all
laugh yep the S2000 stock stereo is pretty much bottom of the pile!

Killer2005

16,190 posts

116 months

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Sunday 26th August 2012 quote quote all
Had my first moment in my s2k yesterday.

Doing about 75, on a relatively tight corner for a motorway but still not that bad, however it was damp so perhaps should have been going a little more sedately.

Anyway, the back end just started to step out on me, it didn't snap out and was able to correct it, but enough to back off for the rest of my journey

Edited by Killer2005 on Sunday 26th August 10:20

mikey k

9,693 posts

104 months

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Sunday 26th August 2012 quote quote all
That's how they go!
I'll bet that corner had a 50 speed limit on it wink

Killer2005

16,190 posts

116 months

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Sunday 26th August 2012 quote quote all
mikey k said:
That's how they go!
I'll bet that corner had a 50 speed limit on it wink
Nah, I was just inside where it became NSL wink

Edited by Killer2005 on Sunday 26th August 10:25

RacerMDR

2,877 posts

98 months

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Tuesday 4th September 2012 quote quote all
great thread - just commenting , as i have an s2000 itch I want to scratch........so need to understand what i'm looking at when I buy one........

Actively looking now.

C7 JFW

234 posts

107 months

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Monday 10th September 2012 quote quote all
Yorkshire2000 said:
HI Im hoping someone can help me. I dont want to hijack the thread but it seams pretty wide ranging so hopepfuelly this is ok.
I have recently bought a S2000 AP1 that needs a replacement roof. Ive seen a complete roof advertised including frame and motors for an AP2. Will it just bolt on or does it need modified? Will it work for someone of average DIY skills? The key is that its the whole roof not just the skin.
Sounds like there are some experts out there so hopefully i can reap the benefit of their knowledge!
S2000 roofs are notoriously a pig to fit for someone with even moderate abilities. They will look to fit well, however you'll soon find yourself wet in heavy rain. Most people recommend that you nourish the rubber that joins the edge of the cars' glass, however in my experience, that rarely works.

Monsoon hoods http://www.monsoon4x4.co.uk/Contact_Us.htm - 01323 440422 Sell some of the better quality hoods and have worked with the S2000 UK Owner's club previously. A fitted replacement hood a couple of years ago was around £670 but worth it. If you're going to have one fitted, you will want to add patches to the metal bar that supports it which rotates through 90 degrees. Fit some fabric patches to ease wear and you'll never have to worry again.

robinandcamera

160 posts

68 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
Get yourself over to S2KI.com in the UK forum there. There is a person in Wales that does hoods for about £280 fitted! He has had great write ups and does the MX5 crowd as well.

Someone recently got one done and was very pleased with it. Not the most recent thread on there, one I found quickly with google about them:
http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/919020-new-hood/


krunchkin

1,385 posts

29 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
any owners here running their S2ks on Dixcel brakes? Any thoughts or advice?

robinandcamera

160 posts

68 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
krunchkin said:
any owners here running their S2ks on Dixcel brakes? Any thoughts or advice?
I had them. I had the FCR slotted on the front with Z pads. Improvement in stopping power and would hardly fade on track although after a few laps in heavy zones I would get a longer pedal sometimes which would firm right back up after taking a few corners easy (cooling ducts and uprated fluid fitted also). Shame that half way into my second track day the brake warning light came on indicating low brake fluid from the pads wearing so quickly. I should have gone for the plain FCR disc and R pads I think as they are meant to wear much better.

For road driving they are awesome, but the standard kit I found fine for road and don't think you need to upgrade the brakes.

I had FCR plain discs on the back with the RA pad. They also only last two track days and left tar like goo inside the wheels.

I've since upgraded to a stoptech big brake kit with Performance Friction 06 pads and on the rear XP8 pads still with the dixcel discs. Yes, it is a night and day difference in price, but also in performance. Last track day I was over taking elises as they broke as I could leave braking so much later and they were solid as a rock all day with the ability to lock the tires at will.

After chatting brakes at my last track day someone gave me good advice that was too late for me to follow. He said, if fluids and better pads aren't giving you what you want, don't waste your money going half way, just go for a big brake kit. I agree with that advice.

If you need justification to go big brake kit, my Performance friction pads with 13mm of pad new only wore 1mm after an entire track day, so I should get 10 days out of them. At £250 a pair vs £150 for five pairs of performance pads for regular s2000 calipers that will already give me back £500 towards the cost of the kit.

Hope that helps.
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