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With summer approaching for most of us (unfortunately you guys in the UK will have to wait for the 4 days in March next year to participate :) ) I'd like to hear views on any hot weather issues you've had.

My first is the detaching windscreen seal which I started a separate thread for.

Second thing I've noticed is that if the car is sat in direct sunlight and 40 ish deg C for an extended period of time then the nose/front panel of the car has serious thermal expansion/deformation. So much so that a gap that I could fit my finger into develops between the outer side of the headlights and the corresponding panel. It all shrinks back to normal when things cool down and I've been told it is expected due to the material from which the nose is made and the high temperatures. It does worry me that there will become a point where it no longer shrinks back to normal .... Watch this thread for an update.

Anyone else yet got hot weather issues to report?
 

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With summer approaching for most of us (unfortunately you guys in the UK will have to wait for the 4 days in March next year to participate :) ) I'd like to hear views on any hot weather issues you've had.

My first is the detaching windscreen seal which I started a separate thread for.

Second thing I've noticed is that if the car is sat in direct sunlight and 40 ish deg C for an extended period of time then the nose/front panel of the car has serious thermal expansion/deformation. So much so that a gap that I could fit my finger into develops between the outer side of the headlights and the corresponding panel. It all shrinks back to normal when things cool down and I've been told it is expected due to the material from which the nose is made and the high temperatures. It does worry me that there will become a point where it no longer shrinks back to normal .... Watch this thread for an update.

Anyone else yet got hot weather issues to report?
what if it then rains?
 

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With summer approaching for most of us (unfortunately you guys in the UK will have to wait for the 4 days in March next year to participate :) ) I'd like to hear views on any hot weather issues you've had.

My first is the detaching windscreen seal which I started a separate thread for.

Second thing I've noticed is that if the car is sat in direct sunlight and 40 ish deg C for an extended period of time then the nose/front panel of the car has serious thermal expansion/deformation. So much so that a gap that I could fit my finger into develops between the outer side of the headlights and the corresponding panel. It all shrinks back to normal when things cool down and I've been told it is expected due to the material from which the nose is made and the high temperatures. It does worry me that there will become a point where it no longer shrinks back to normal .... Watch this thread for an update.

Anyone else yet got hot weather issues to report?
IM confused now as ive developed a gap exactly there:confused:My heated garage must be to hot????
Plastics are a pain,but at least they are looking into it for me!!:)
 

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no issues here
 

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The only issues I have had were at the track. I plan to take the car to Austin for a Wknd trip. The Temp's is going to be in the 95-100 range. I will report back.
 

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I spent five days in Big Bend where the temps were reaching 117 degrees F (47C), car sat outside the whole time with no issues
 

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Thanks gents, good to hear that you have no problems so far.

Andy, please do let me know if you get any feedback on your "gap".
 

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Thanks gents, good to hear that you have no problems so far.

Andy, please do let me know if you get any feedback on your "gap".
I spoke to the HEAD guy on this at Goodwood and he suggested that they had seen an odd case,and because of the way some of the plastics work it was an easy ajustment.He was very keen to hear of any problems like this as trouble shooting and problem solving was he main job,so any issues he wants to know about.A very enthusiastic guy,so let your dealer know it needs to be passed down the line to HQ
 
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