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Roro
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: 997.1 GT3 - If I was to drop the engine... Reply with quote

I’m going to have the coolant pipes welded at some stage, and thinking about what else to get a quote for while that is being done

I’m not quite there yet with major engine upgrades, so ignore that for the time being...

The list is looking like these items so far

- LWFW
- New clutch
- General clean up of engine area


What else would be good to do while the engine is out? Also any pointers on the points listed? Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the same to mine a year or so back.
LWFW and welded hoses thanks to Matt @ Fearnsport.

Recommend New or rustproofing double pump casing, fuel filter, water hoses and reservoir whilst you have good access in the empty engine bay.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers dude. I had Fearnsport in mind too for the work Thumb

Probably also a refresh of the wax oyl I had done a couple of years back
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you got Cup diff plates? If not, I would have them fitted as well whilst engine and box are out.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, RPM fitted cup plates maybe 4/5 years ago now. That was the reason I popped up to visit Fearnsport recently as they looked like they were leaking. Matt said it’s the RMS though, so will get that sorted when I have the pipes welded
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could have the engine bay detailed....

Only kidding, mine just back from FS today as it happens, top fella and service.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the work Matt does. That place is my turbos second home.

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was pretty impressed with their setup. They were rebuilding an F40 engine and there was also a 1000bhp 911 which looked pretty.... angry lol

This year might be quite expensive, I’m already booked into my OPC for a service with spark plugs

It’s looking like 4.0 RS clutch, LWFW, RMS, coolant pipes, waxoyl. Does anyone have a list of suggested part numbers? I’m getting a bit of deja vu, I’ll search the forum later...
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you want part numbers? It's all standard Porsche stuff so you're not going to find it cheaper elsewhere. Just let Matt get what you need, that way when the wrong part turns up it's not an enormous ball-ache to return it & get the right one.

Plus, Matt has an RMS that he likes to use & it's not the 997 part.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... good advice as ever, thanks Smile

There’s also the stuff Stuart mentioned ^ I’ll email Matt and get his thoughts
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
I was pretty impressed with their setup. They were rebuilding an F40 engine and there was also a 1000bhp 911 which looked pretty.... angry lol

This year might be quite expensive, I’m already booked into my OPC for a service with spark plugs

It’s looking like 4.0 RS clutch, LWFW, RMS, coolant pipes, waxoyl. Does anyone have a list of suggested part numbers? I’m getting a bit of deja vu, I’ll search the forum later...


Forget opc for a plug change imho. £400+. ? Why pay that..
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Service book says plugs are due (every 25k miles or 4 years), so planning to do it to keep up the OPC stamps

Been researching this online this evening, changing spark plugs is quite a straightforward job for someone that knows what they’re doing. I could get it done cheaper elsewhere but then I won’t have the stamp in the book

Unless... I order my own plugs and tell OPC to fit but not sure what their policy is on that. I’m already supplying my own Mobil and they’ve agreed that, but would spark plugs be viewed differently? They’re quote is £338 for new plugs
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see car is coming out, personally unless you have an OPC warranty I'd prefer to see a quality Indy stamp to a OPC stamp on these cars. Each to there own but £338 for spark plugs is a piss take.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plugs are £8 each ffs. At 10 years old, an OPC stamp has no extra kudos over one from a well-regarded indie. Once the engine is out it takes minutes to change the plugs.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Ok in that case I’ll scrap the OPC plugs and get it done when I eventually take the car to FS. I won’t have that OPC tick on the service book but at least I’ll have the invoice to prove it was done Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any recommendations on another place to estimate on the work? After 3 emails and a phone call I reckon Fearnsport already have plenty of work for the next few months... Very Happy

Ideally a place down south / west of London area Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Northway look after mine. they have a consistently good reputation. Also, I find they only do the work they deem necessary.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You’ll struggle to find anyone who will weld the water fittings to the quality that FS gets them done. Why not just wait until you can get a slot at FS?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well could do. Just impatient I guess! Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopeydaze wrote:
Northway look after mine. they have a consistently good reputation. Also, I find they only do the work they deem necessary.


I agree. I have my car serviced by them and they never change things unless it's needed. A number of times I have asked them to replace parts and they said it's not needed yet which has saved me money. Very very honest guys indeed!!
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