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MaxA
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wheel wobble seems to have abated a bit with the winters, but I reckon that there is still an issue: presumably the alignment is out, there is a warped brake disc or I've flat spotted or damaged a summer tyre.

I'd also run over a large (fist sized) rock on Friday afternoon which made one hell of a bang underneath, and I was worried that something was seriously bent/broken/damaged. I'd stopped and checking for damage and fluid leaks with a torch but I could only get the car jacked up on Saturday morning. I saw that the rock had hit the front floorpan, but nowhere else, and although there was a scratch, it was nothing like was I was expecting. What a relief. These things do seem to be pretty well built!

I wonder what a full set of those rally spec aluminium under trays costs?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just FYI; I have updated the list of mods on the bottom of page 4
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Rennline pedal set rocked up within a day of placing the 'Black Friday' order at Design911, which was a pleasant surprise. Now it's just to get them installed, but I'll be out of the country until Sunday.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Max what’s the weather like there at the moment? Presumably winter sets in early Question
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MaxA
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
Max what’s the weather like there at the moment? Presumably winter sets in early Question


As you might expect, it's cold (just a little below freezing), dark and there's a bit of ice out there; there's a bridge near me that's always icy (even if the rest of the roads are dry, as it bridges the sea) and if you hoof it out of the corner onto the 'straight' you can get a bit of a drift on (which is never a good idea on a narrow bridge).

I've been on the Nokians since 1st November, but only the last few days have we needed to use the DEFA engine block pre-heaters. And I topped up the screen wash with the -30c winter grade stuff. All very exciting.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got around to replacing the dirty K&N air filters at the weekend. It's handy that the engine is warm when it's -5c. Only about 10 Torx 20 screws to undo (eight outside and two inside the air box). Easy enough with my bendy screwdriver.

I'll clean the old pair over the winter, and try not to overoil them: they really looked quite 'dry' (there's much less oil than the K&Ns I use on our other cars fresh out of the plastic wrapper).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of white, Mr White is British Racing Brown at the moment. Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: freeze dried? Reply with quote

for those who love pictures, this is what Mr (once) White tends to look like on a dry day.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
Max what’s the weather like there at the moment? Presumably winter sets in early Question


Another good trick for the winter is to silicon the door rubbers (we can buy a little bottle with a little sponge applicator) so the doors don't get stuck once the temperature plunges.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How they should look thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayG60 wrote:
How they should look thumbsup


Cheers. I suspect that if I showed a picture of what it usually looks like (i.e. when it's -3c or more and the slush isn't frozen yet and I've done a few km) several of the members of this parish might start thinking I'm completely mad... and all I'm doing is just getting around. Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I have been quiet... but the car runs fine, it just needs to go to annual inspection by 27 February, which is, I think, it's 9th birthday.

It really doesn't feel like a 9 year old car to drive, except maybe that the new cars are more likely to rock some massive touch screen on the inside (it's sort of odd to see old rock videos playing inside a Tesla), more addenda to the body (all sorts of aero-scoops and slashes and intakes and such) and probably a turbo on the engine. Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to fly tonight so I got the annual inspection done, with no issues and no advisories (I should hope not). The inspector has seen the car before (he inspected it on import), but he didn't appear to notice the new ride height, so that saved a lot of time and unnecessary paperwork.

It's feeling very spring-like, 6.5c, sunny and lots of melting snow. And melting ice. Which then refreezes at night. I'm still happy to be running the studded tyres in these conditions, but I'm looking forward to the real spring (which will likely be mid April) so that I can run summers on dry roads again. It's a bit noisy on the dry tarmac. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose the mods never stop, but the rate at which they happen slows down.

Anyway, I just ordered the Function First yellow transmission mount for my 9972 PDK, in an effort to smooth the gearchange (and especially that thunk from second to first as you slow down in Sport/Sports+). I went for yellow, as it seems the right combination with the semi-solid RSS engine mounts I already have installed. I won't worry about a little bit of NVH.

Let's see if it's $130 well spent.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:37 pm    Post subject: Spring ... Reply with quote

or winter?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice

always amazes me that no matter how white you think your car is put it next to fresh snow and it looks almost dull white or cream.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
nice

always amazes me that no matter how white you think your car is put it next to fresh snow and it looks almost dull white or cream.


Agreed, the Carrara white is definitely creamy (and in these pictures it has a layer of ice across the front and a layer of road grime over the rear). And it wasn't a nice sunny day. My wife's Candy White GTI also looks less than icy white in the snow.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back on the summers/OZs again ... and with only 4.5mm/5mm at the rear, I fear that it may only be this season before I need a new set of boots. what
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