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Forum Favourites - Tyres, Oil, Brakes, TCT etc

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Old 05-23-2014, 12:49 AM
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Default Forum Favourites - Tyres, Oil, Brakes, TCT etc

This thread aims to summarise what the current "Forum Favourites" are for various common items. Essentially it is a simple summary of the things that lots of people are using and would recommend to others.

Note that no guarantees or formal approval/endorsement are given by S2KI.

So you would like something added to the lists, please send me a PM or post in this thread, which we'll use to get things off the ground: https://www.s2ki.com/...rum-favourites/

For loads more detail than is given here, please refer to the Technical FAQ Sticky: Technical FAQ
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Tyres
The main Tyre Thread is here: Tyre Thread

Standard sizes are as follows:
Wheel Size....Front.......Rear
16”...........205/55 W....225/50 W
17”...........215/45 W....245/40 W

Forum Favourites at present are:
17" tyres:
Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2, Yokohama AD08R, Bridgestone RE002s front & S001s rear, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Note: Bridgestone UK has reported that RE050MZ have been discontinued but some members have been able to source them from time to time.


16" tyres:
Bridgestone RE002, Toyo T1R, Yokohama AD08R (note that these are V-rated)

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Oil

The Owners' Manual specifies 10w30 for UK temperatures (-20C to +40C) or 5w40 for a wider temperature range (-30C to +40C).
10w40 and 5w30 are acceptable to use as well.

Forum Favourites at present are:
Castrol Edge 5w40 (either the red cap petrol version or the black cap diesel version or the new FST)
Fuchs Pro S Titan 5w40
Millers Nanodrive
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Brakes

Forum Favourites at present are:
Pads
OEM Honda, Ferodo DS2500, Dixcel, [size="2"]EBC Redstuff, EBC Yellowstuff, mtech, Project Mu, Carbon Lorraine [/size]

Discs
OEM Honda, Bremtech, Dixcel, mtech

Fluid
Dot 4 is the recommended fluid for road use
For track use: ATE Super Blue, Motul RBF600

Callipers
OEM Honda items are very expensive, so most people replace with reconditioned items which are widely available, particularly via Ebay.

Here are the part numbers for various remanufacturers:
Rears
AMK:-
RR LEFT TCA3069
RR RIGHT TCA3070

SHAFTEC:-
RR LEFT BC8896
RR RIGHT BC8896R

BRAKE ENGINEERING:-
RR LEFT CA2214
RR RIGHT CA2214R

Fronts
AMK:-
TCA3489 FR LH
TCA3490 FR RH

SHAFTEC;
BC8803 FR LH
BC8803R FR RH

BRAKE ENGINEERING;
CA2207 FR LH
CA2207R FR RH

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Roof

Forum Favourites at present are:
Jack R Smiths Motor Trimmers, Swansea 01792 461022
Monsoon Car Hoods http://www.s2000carhoods.co.uk/
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Timing Chain Tensioner, also known as a TCT

The symptom of this problem is a rattle from then engine bay (sounds like a card in bicycle spokes and tends to only happen when the engine is warm).

This thread explains the problem and various fixes for it https://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/808...ent-or-repair/

In addition to that, a Forum Favourite is the Ballade Sports TCT http://www.balladesports.com/product...hain-tensioner


An expensive fix is to replace the Timing Chain, Sprocket, Guides and Tensioner. This is very expensive in both parts and labour. For more info, please see here: https://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/865...t__p__20614912
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