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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: C4s Engine lids are fibreglass as standard??? True or False? Reply with quote

Hi all,

Was told today that all 996 C4s Engine covers were made from Fibreglass as standard?

Can anyone confirm this please?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The used OEM one that I bought for my car is. The part number on it is per the EPC so I expect any of that part number and therefore all the original ones are fiberglass too
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, I had to have (very mild, but definitely there) rust attended to on my deck-lid when I had the car resprayed, so making the unit out of something that doesn't rust and is lighter makes sense.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One further question, Are the engine lids are essential the same between narrow body and c4s, one would fit the other the only difference is one is fibreglass with the red plastic reflector the other is metal with no reflector?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, didn’t know this, does it apply to turbo too?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was a question not a statement!

Seen a narrow body with a turbo engine lid fitted so I assume they are all interchangeable??

Don't know if turbo lids are metal or fibreglass..
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

So, No. the Engine lids between widebody and narrow are not interchangeable.

Anything can be done with fabrication but they are actually different sizes.

C4S are fibreglass and narrow body metal. Can’t confirn Turbo Engine lids.

You can get a Turbo style spoiler that is specially made to fit the narrow body.

Someone has one for sale approx £1200 at the moment. Quite rare as they are double that new.

Definitely great to finally learn something new with Porsche’s.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lotuses are entirely fibreglass. Very Happy
 
  
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