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Station Archive for more coverage of common TVR subjects.
There are certain
questions that crop up frequently in the various mailing lists and discussion groups the
TVRing types frequent. We've listed some here with answers, or links to other resources
that will help. These are opinions only - please check with your dealer if in doubt.
should I look out for when buying a TVR?
For the most comprehensive buying guide, take a look at Steve Heath's FAQ.
What can I do to protect my car against stonechips?
Some dealers have an Amourfend plastic coating applied to the front of their
cars. Check it out at www.armourfend.com.
Check out www.oilypages.com
for other internet links related to stone chips and their treatment.
What's the difference between Bridgeston RE71's, S02's and SO2 Pole Positions?
The SO2 succeeded the RE71. The difference between an SO2 and an SO2 Pole
Position is the compound. Bridgestone discovered that, as the SO2 wore, it's wet grip
performance was degraded more than they would like. They changed the compound on the Pole
Position to correct this. There's nothing wrong with an ordinary SO2, it's just that the
Pole Position is better.
Be aware that you cannot get S02's in 205/60 size, you'll need to have the lower
profile 205/55's which are slightly smaller in diameter. Your speedo reading will be
around 3% optimistic as a result.
Where can I get tyres for the best price?
Tel: 01962 774437
Am I covered for track days on my insurance policy?
See the Pistonheads feature on Track
Although my TVR uses Super-Unleaded now, can I use standard unleaded?
Yes you can, but you should get the timing retarded. Using normal unleaded
occasionally won't harm your engine, but prolonged hard usage will. If you don't retard
the timing then pinking will occur and long term damage to your engine will be inflicted.
On the Cerberas however, you can use unleaded, since the ECU of the AJP8 and
straight six engines adjust to cope with it.
Where can I get a model of a TVR?
See the OilyPages.
Where can I get replacement spot lamps for my TVR?
Peter Seabourne (Valeo) 0181-297-1439. (Supplies TVR) The mainbeam (spot) lamps
for a Griffith are £39.28 + £2.50 p&p + vat = £49.09.
See the Cerbera FAQ