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Old 06-27-2007, 09:26 PM   #9
WeeAsp
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Originally Posted by miniboon View Post
From the site:
All cars must be inspected before the event at a dealer or independent shop, and you must bring the signed or stamped safety inspection form to the event.

I'm just wondering what type of inspection I need
It is more comprehensive than just a trackside inspection. You must take a copy of the tech inspection form to a qualified (ASE) mechanic and have them look at the car. They look for the following:

ENGINE COMPARTMENT ok fail REAR SUSPENSION ok fail
Accelerator linkage bushings/springs ___ ___ Axle shafts/boots ___ ___
Air filter bracket, mounting ___ ___ Shocks/leakage/rubber bushings ___ ___
Battery frame/hold-down ___ ___ Springs/center spring ___ ___
Battery/cables ___ ___ Stabilizer/bushings ___ ___
Engine clean ___ ___ Subframe/mounts ___ ___
Engine mounts ___ ___ Tire wear not less than 3/32 ___ ___
Engine oil/fuel leaks ___ ___ Trailing arm bushings ___ ___
Belts ___ ___
Visco clutch ___ ___ DRIVE TRAIN
Water pump/water hoses/clamps ___ ___ Center Support ___ ___
Water leak ___ ___ Flex disc/universal joint ___ ___
Transmission mount ___ ___
FRONT SUSPENSION
Ball joints/bushings ___ ___ BRAKES
Draglink/tie-rods ___ ___ Brake booster ___ ___
Idler arm bushings ___ ___ Brake calipers/cylinders ___ ___
King pins-no play ___ ___ Brake discs/drums ___ ___
Shocks ___ ___ Brake fluid renewed ___ ___
Springs No spring spacers ___ ___ Brake hoses/brake lines ___ ___
Stabilizer bushings ___ ___ Master brake cylinder ___ ___
Steering box, lines, leaks, play ___ ___ Brake pads/shoes-min. 50% for
Steering shock/coupling ___ ___ 1 driver; 80% for 2 drivers ___ ___
Subframe mounts ___ ___ Brake dust shields removed ___ ___
Tire wear-not less than 3/32 ___ ___
Tires-no cuts, bruises ___ ___ EXHAUST SYSTEM
Wheels-bearing play/damage/Bent/correct lugs ___ ___ Exhaust leaks ___ ___
Exhaust system secure ___ ___
OIL LEAKS UNDER CAR LIGHTS/SEAT BELTS/WINDOWS
Engine/transmission ___ ___ Signals/stoplights/headlights ___ ___
Rear end/differential ___ ___ Seatbelts/windows operation ___ ___

It's all subjective to a degree. Trackside, they check the lugnuts again and that's about it.

Not really a big deal. The Benz club insurance policy requires the formal inspection.
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