"If they had everything to do a field rebuild it is legal to remove the engine and basically rebuild it. I would think time is the problem. If they could they would have done it on rest day, they probably upped the oil pump pressure and used thicker…"
"Low oil pressure could have been caused by the flywheel failure early on. The rotating assembly (crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, flywheel and clutch), needs to be balanced or it can beat up the thrust bearings, main bearings and connecting rod…"
"Stefan, he has been in the stage lead as late as the next to last waypoint and iirc 1second out at the last wp on Thursday. It is not like topspeed is the only thing in this rally, the time at topspeed is I am sure very small. Driving, navigation,…"
"Mike, i am not sure when Robby said it but he had a very educated guess in the top speed differential. If I remember correctly it was Toyota at 205 kmh, mini 200'and gordini 192. He said in the clip what he saw confirmed it.
"Mj, no problem at all, I've seen you around here for years. I was about to post about the problems being fluke things. The rear caliper from a bad master cylinder, rock, caliper seal etc. The main time loss of the whole rally was getting stuck…"