Bye bye vortex

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On way back from train station got up a lil speed and then a horrendous noise from the back........ Pull over have a check and the vortex is gone, was double sided taped down and has been on for two years.

So after driving the same stretch of the a16 3 or 4 times I find it :) it flew off and landed in the grass on the verge with not a single mark on it :) think I'll be tiger sealing it down next
 
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On way back from train station got up a lil speed and then a horrendous noise from the back........ Pull over have a check and the vortex is gone, was double sided taped down and has been on for two years.

So after driving the same stretch of the a16 3 or 4 times I find it :) it flew off and landed in the grass on the verge with not a single mark on it :) think I'll be tiger sealing it down next
Your one lucky lad Craig!!!;)
 
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same happened to me on french mway at just over 150 mph,split in two and beat the crap out of the boot lid,it was fitted the previous week by a well known firm but only with tape,new one fitted by me now stuck in place with sikaflex,noise sounded like the diff shat itself :eek:
 
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Yh the noise at first is a bit unsettling to say the least,
 
RsvRob

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Craig you keep loosing bits of the evo. Front lip and now vortex, what next lol
 
B6lee

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I lost one once. Wrapped itself around the spoiler breaking it then my mate behind ran over part of it lol
 
fq-craigus

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Well the front lip went because I had to repair every lug that connects it to the bumper and obviously liquid metal aren't up to the job, and everyone loses a vortex from time to time by the sounds of it lol.

Yh think I was lucky lee prob cos it's a cheap vaccine formed one as my first one was on the car a week before it got stolen so I bought cheap one to replace
 
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Get it sealed on, couldn't get my old one off to fit on the new roof so had to buy another.
 
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You were lucky by the sound of it,I've had mine for about a year now and it has survived Afew high speed runs,will be checking it now though,ha ha
 
fq-craigus

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Yh like I say it's been on 2 years and all of a sudden it decides to give up the ghost at 10x12 mph.

Yh I'll be bringing some silicone home from work tomos Nicky
 
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I need to take my vg off shortly to rub down and re-lacquer. I was planning on using 3M double sided tape to stick it back on. Is this the tape that people are having issues with?
 
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I stuck mine on with araldite on my old 8. The guy I sold it to said he'd probably take it off.
Good luck with that I thought :)
 
Liam589

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Lol, that ain't coming off easy! I don't think my one has ever been off and it is stuck on solid with double sided tape. Going to try dental floss and a hot air gun for removal....
 
fq-craigus

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Yh I used 3m tape. I will be using silicon sealer to replace, it will hold firm but not make it impossible to remove and won't wreck the paint.

Araldite haha Yh that sucker ain't going nowhere
 
dessimpson

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The car has had a couple of owners on that other evo website since I sold it. I'm pretty sure it's still on there :D
 
johnboy1988

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A had my e8 a few hours and first high speed run mine came off and ended up in bits new 1 bought and going on polyurethane bond that a use to keep train windows in so should stay on for a while
 
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Did not think they were that easy to come off good job on finding it tho craig hit lucky there like :)
 
fq-craigus

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Yh once the wind gets underneath it your stuffed unless it's bonded on
 
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