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MaxA
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and I need to get the Function First gearbox mount inserts, um inserted. Should tighten up the drivetrain a bit. Maybe it'll eliminate that thunk as the PDK changes down into first in Sport/auto mode.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I need A List of Stuff To Do.

My coolant has dropped below the minimum mark but there are no leaks that I can see anywhere. It can't still be an airlock after 18 months can it? Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hoping to join a private track day (track morning?) at Alastaro on the 27th: a couple of other Porsches and some exotics. Let's see.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made it to the Alastaro Circuit to join an eclectric group for a two hour slot: there was a 996.1 Carrera manual, a Boxster (the last flat six version, don't know the codes), a 991.2 C2S, an SL500 (!), a 330 convertible (!!), and a Mustang Mach1 fastback built for historical racing with space frame chassis, full cage, semi slicks, front mid engined 480bhp V8, manual gearbox. And a grey Ferrari 430.

It was pretty cold on arrival at just 12c and very damp, and we spent the first couple of sessions just relearning the track and trying to create a dry line. The track was very greasy and slippery and still didn't really warm up when the sun came out. I've never had the car move around so much, except on snow of course. I needed to drop some tyre pressure to get any meaningful grip. But we still had a lot of fun.

It turns out that a 470?hp Ferrari is 'catchable' (in that I soon caught him up), but I didn't get close enough to get past safely. He had more speed on the straight. I didn't have the GoPro installed which was a shame, as now none of you believe me. And a Mach1 is incredibly quick, especially when it's on a flying lap: and it sounds like a low flying Spitfire. Truly scary. My other observations revolve around the 996 and 991: the 996 is still a fast car in committed hands, but pretty loose (the owner spun it twice during my passenger lap!), and a 991.2 is also fast (so it should be!), but not noticeably quicker from the trackside - probably because it was the new owners first time out in any 911. I'll post a couple of pictures.

Next time, however, I'll want some warmer tarmac. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more pictures:
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF? Aussie Fezza?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
I think I need A List of Stuff To Do.

My coolant has dropped below the minimum mark but there are no leaks that I can see anywhere. It can't still be an airlock after 18 months can it? Dont know


This morning I noticed a spluttering, hissing squeaking noise from the left front. As it happens, I was on the way to a local indy in Helsinki (called 9xx) to have them sort the drivers' side window (it's not been dropping properly) so I asked them to have a look at the rad (for stone damage?) and also the dodgy MAF sensor. I suspect an uinwelcome bill is coming...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working my way through your thread as I came near the end I noted that you mentioned the sound of a low flying Spitfire, which caused me to remember this clip... Wink

word of WARNING... please do not open it if the "F" word offends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCfU5yBlw7U
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all the expressions I hate from a garage it's got to be "we're just waiting on the parts". Apparently there is a backlog of orders for the door lock mechanism and the last batch of ten were all wrongly packaged. Not their fault of course but I need to get back out and drive...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luddite wrote:
Working my way through your thread as I came near the end I noted that you mentioned the sound of a low flying Spitfire, which caused me to remember this clip... Wink

word of WARNING... please do not open it if the "F" word offends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCfU5yBlw7U


Excellent. I think I might have sworn a bit more. That plane couldn't have got any lower can it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the 997 has a new door lock mechanism (the window now drops and rises as it should), a new drivers side fan assembly, a new MAF sensor, and a service/oil change.

It still has a recurring CEL for the excess air flow through the K&Ns which is odd as this is the second set (I took the first set out for cleaning, and they didn't cause any CELs ever...). It must be the good clean Finnish air. It is also odd as 9xx say that they regularly use K&Ns in their builds and have never had a problem. I'll have to try to clean and re-use the original K&Ns and if that doesn't work, I'll simply have to go back to paper. Question
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to add a comment: I've been running this car for 35,000km, in European summer, Nordic winter and Middle East desert conditions, on the road and on a couple of tracks, since October 2015.

I've had four issues, none of which have stopped me or stranded me: a noisy idler pulley (replaced under warranty in 2016), a temporary glitch with the A/C (2018), and now a failed fan and door switch (2019). The fan can probably be traced back to stone damage from 2018 (too long on a very nasty gravel road, thanks GoogleMaps). The MAF/K&Ns are all my own doing.

That's not too bad in my book. And long may it last. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread Max, loving your work.

With the new MAF, if you still get the CEL after a few days driving, is it worth you getting the injector adaptations and codes checked?
With a new MAF, that would seem the next port of call to me.

ETA: Just read on another thread you've checked codes and seen too much volume through the filters
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonno_ wrote:
Great thread Max, loving your work.

With the new MAF, if you still get the CEL after a few days driving, is it worth you getting the injector adaptations and codes checked?
With a new MAF, that would seem the next port of call to me.

ETA: Just read on another thread you've checked codes and seen too much volume through the filters


Thanks for the comments. 9xx tell me that the fix is simply new paper air filters for my car. They said that they regularly install K&Ns without issue, so it was new to them. What I find odd is that this is the second set of filters: I bought two sets so I could quickly switch and clean the old ones at my leisure. The first two didn't give me any CELs. It can be a slightly grim job to remove all the dead insects, grit and dirt from old filters: I live on a gravel road and we get plenty of dust in the summers. The K&N on my other car produced a whole bucket of dirty black water... so I washed it again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little bit of love happened [picture to be inserted once I get my finger out]
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