G27 Wheel Still Shit, Sky Blue, Water Wet

Had a bit of time yesterday while the stream of the 12h of Sebring was in the nth caution and I had no other pressing matters, so I took my G27 apart to epoxy the encoder wheel to the motor shaft, since it turns out they all break the same way and always have since the G25.

Pre-JB Weld. The crack that they all get is visible... because press-fitting cheap plastic on a metal shaft is a great idea.

Today, after replacing yet another failed Summit-branded ignition coil in the Crown Vic (which in the ultimate irony failed on the way to Summit to pick up Chevelle parts), I figured I’d give it a try. After it started up and did the self-calibration, it was slightly off-center. Within 1 lap of Spa, my wheel was 90 degrees to the left again to go straight.


At this point I don’t know if I should cut my losses and give up on having a racing sim, or spend more than I’ve bought cars for and get a Fanatec setup.

If nothing else, I’m sure I’ll tear this one apart yet again to try to figure out what the hell is going on. 1/10 would not recommend (would be 0/10 but it did work for about 16 hours when brand-new).

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