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    Default Why did Rare Bear pull out of Sundays Gold Race?

    I was watching it online and thought Rare Bear pulled up and out of the race on the far side of the course between laps 7 and 8. Why did Rare Bear pull out? Was it the overheating issues that I've been hearing about or something else?

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    Default Re: Why did Rare Bear pull out of Sundays Gold Race?

    They had ADI problems as well.
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    Default Re: Why did Rare Bear pull out of Sundays Gold Race?

    Do Race Teams like Rare Bear, Strega... post their problems, or do they keep it private?

    Was Rare Bear on lap 7.5 when he pulled out of the race?
    Last edited by SkyvanDelta; 09-17-2012 at 10:13 PM.

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    Default Re: Why did Rare Bear pull out of Sundays Gold Race?

    He also cut pylon four.

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    Default Re: Why did Rare Bear pull out of Sundays Gold Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyvanDelta View Post
    Do Race Teams like Rare Bear, Strega... post their problems, or do they keep it private?

    Was Rare Bear on lap 7.5 when he pulled out of the race?
    Some teams are open, some are not. Precious Metal has shared a lot of info this year as well as the Sanders teams. Lewis keeps thing pretty quiet. Most of the info comes from those that have some direct connection to team members.
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    Default Re: Why did Rare Bear pull out of Sundays Gold Race?

    Rare Bear is one high maintenance bird. I couldn't help notice September Fury parked next to the bear sound asleep as the entire crew worked on #77 Saturday night. Funny where they placed in the race! You have to wonder how long this effort is going to last. What's the definition of insanity? They replaced the sensor and it looks although not confirmed, they did not solve the over heating problem. Could it have been a bad head gasket? Do you do a leak down test on every cylinder? Do other teams lend their brain power? The Bear unable to reach max. power for the last several years is getting old.

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    Default Re: Why did Rare Bear pull out of Sundays Gold Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Oberev View Post
    Rare Bear is one high maintenance bird. I couldn't help notice September Fury parked next to the bear sound asleep as the entire crew worked on #77 Saturday night. Funny where they placed in the race! You have to wonder how long this effort is going to last. What's the definition of insanity? They replaced the sensor and it looks although not confirmed, they did not solve the over heating problem. Could it have been a bad head gasket? Do you do a leak down test on every cylinder? Do other teams lend their brain power? The Bear unable to reach max. power for the last several years is getting old.
    Umm, Rare bear doesn't have headgaskets... The whole cylinder comes off the case. Its not water cooled in the traditional sense (Like a Merlin.) I think a lot of knowledge was lost when the bear changed hands and key team members either left or were let go. I don't know why Rare Bear has had the technical issues that it has, I agree it would be nice to see it get back into its winning ways. I don't think Sept Fury has the potential to go as fast as the bear, apparently the wing just doesn't like to go that fast. I'm told the Sea Fury wing is fast up till about 480 or so then it has trouble going faster. The wing on the bear will do a lot faster than 520, so that might be why they continue to try and uncover the mysteries of making the bear go fast reliably again.

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    Default Re: Why did Rare Bear pull out of Sundays Gold Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Oberev View Post
    Rare Bear is one high maintenance bird. I couldn't help notice September Fury parked next to the bear sound asleep as the entire crew worked on #77 Saturday night. Funny where they placed in the race! You have to wonder how long this effort is going to last. What's the definition of insanity? They replaced the sensor and it looks although not confirmed, they did not solve the over heating problem. Could it have been a bad head gasket? Do you do a leak down test on every cylinder? Do other teams lend their brain power? The Bear unable to reach max. power for the last several years is getting old.
    Head gasket????????????? Nooooooo.

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