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Old 01-20-2018, 12:53 PM   #801
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We have done it. Finch the Le Dakar Rally with the Scania Torpedo in top 10 place overall.

The team calls the engine a beast and it did not miss a beat, only small thing we have to chance is a engine wire loom plug as water gets in to it driving it like insane into a river.

Time coming up for this project will be evaluation on things and more fine tuning to come and maybe build a 3e engine if they going to build a new rally truck for a new team.

We did write history today.

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Old 01-21-2018, 08:39 AM   #802
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:49 PM   #803
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Ready for departure to the Netherlands!

The vehicles have been boarded again and we are about to board the plane to the Netherlands!
While waiting at the airport, we came to this conclusion:
There were:
21 flat tires, 3 broken steering rods, 7 broken leaf springs, 3 torn stabilizer bars, 2 broken rims, 180 ltr gearbox and axle oil, 9000 liters of diesel, 1200 cans of soda, 35 cans of meatballs and 900 bottles of water needed to finish this heavy Dakar rally.
But we also have 3 beautiful medals from the 40th Dakar and beautiful memories with tough stories!
Dakar Rally, you were unforgettable again!

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Old 01-22-2018, 11:07 PM   #804
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It’s best not to go above 70 degrees C on fuel temp try to keep some fuel density but ambient can be 50C easy on a hot day so not a lot of margin there.

Cooler depends a lot on the fuel system. I think the one we use is 10x50x8 Cm and only a small portion is return fuel so flow over the cooler is very low.
So then it's pretty easy to keep the fuel in the tanks at or just above ambient.

What place did you finish?
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:29 AM   #805
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We finish 9e place overall, the speed is there but in general the amount of problems the team have to face will set the ranking. 21 flat tires x 10 minutes = 210 minutes , 3 broken steering rods x 1 hour in total will be 6,5 hours delay in total and there will be more like navigation problems and the list goes on.
In general this amateur team only drives one rally a year and ending up in top 10 between factory teams with have a job driving rallyís al year is not bad and I hope they will step up things as for driving more rallyís and spending more time in the gym as well. Also adding a aircon top unit on the cab will help a lot on a hot day maintaining concentration not sweting it out.
I also hope we can build one more truck as 3 trucks or more can be ideal. One fast runner rally truck, next truck fast assistance and the rest with some more spare parts as a back-up in case things break down. This is how the top rally team operate there rally teams.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:55 AM   #806
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Good Job!!
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:34 PM   #807
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Yesterday we had the welcome home party of Dakar Speed rally team and get the feedback on the engine first hand. Engine did not miss a beat, great power and torque even on hi altitude where oxygen is low, no turbo lag or power losses but how can this be thatís we where among the best on engine performance?

Regarding the engine looks like Iím out of development work. Well almost as I like to reduce heat radiation for the exhaust system. Itís getting very hot under the cab and the TiAl membrane dos not like it and yes itís a water cooled version but even when you connect water lines they do not hold for long but thatís OK as the team know when to replace them but was hoping a other brand saying they are the best did not reply the e-mail nor telephone for having there wastegate tested. It takes balls to run this rally or as some organization member stated to a rally team that protested after being late after problems on the stage not able to start the next stage. This is not a rally this is Dakar. Fail the test go home.

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Old 01-30-2018, 10:46 AM   #808
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After a bit of Powerrrrrrr! Still good use I think.

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