Fucked if I know, that's what I pay Phil for
I've never watched (probably because I've never been at the track that early); but I don't think it's too hard once you know how. If it's cold you have to preheat the fluids with a special gizmo. Flick a few switches in the right order and kick it in the guts Flood it and you have to pull the plugs, clean and start over. Warm it up at certain revs to certain temperature. Check the wheels are not going to fall off Then wait for overly opinionated cheque book warrior to turn up and drive it
I think that's roughly the sequence of events
Perhaps Phil can explain when he's through nursing his surgically enhanced nuts
Fancy hiding this in a Porsche thread... you KNOW I don't look there!
Actually, I got sent the 962C Vid on email, and I came here to post that I've found a Porsche I'd like to own!
Anyway... as always, I'll start off by disagreeing.
To drive it you need a b2 ( he has no trouble with it)
I've been lucky enough to drive it too, and didn't find it that bad. You need to understand the clutch mainly. Its designed to take some abuse, but not too much of course. If you're too careful with the clutch, you'll make it stall or bog, or go into kangaroo juice mode.
To start it up, if ambient is over 25 deg c, you don't need any prior pre heating. If below, then the cooling system needs to run a pre heater for around 20 to 40 minutes.
You need to find and connect the electronic isolator (I hide the connector so even Scott doesn't know
) I reckon I've saved him tens of thousands as the engine hasn't been started for showing off!
Once de-isolated, you need to prime oil pressure, but with the fuel turned off so it doesn't fire a shot on a dry bearing.
Once oil pressure is up, then you prime the 2 stage (lift and main) fuel system, using some circuit breaker switches.
Once fuel is primed, then and only then, attempt to start it.
You need to use the throttle correctly when cold or you'll flood it. It needs some, but not too much. Not enough + flood. Too much = flood.
If you partially flood it, you have maybe 1 chance of getting it started and clearing itself. If you miss that chance, it'll be ~60 minutes before you get another go. As you'll need to remove all plugs to be cleaned/dried/changed.
Plugs are $28 each (x8), so you don't want to go wasting them.
Once it starts, it requires some patience with the throttle for around 5 minutes, until it reaches a certain water temperature, then it will idle at around 2500rpm on its own.
It has no cooling fans as standard, so you need to drive it. But I've added fans to Scotts.
To get a gear you treat it exactly like a motorcycle. its clutchgear, not clutch - - - - gear. Otherwise it'll dog itself.
Once rolling, its slight lift and clutchless up shifts with a gently preloaded stick from 2nd, but use it for 1st-2nd is better. Down shifts need the clutch really but it's quite possible without. Depends whos paying!
It's MUCH easier to drive than Scott admits too IMO.
And having it sit in the shed while the half cocked track tryer 430 Scud bleeds him dry is beyond comprehension to me!