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Griffter
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

INWB wrote:


It is weird - since I bought it I would always need to trickle charge it if I left it over a week and even then sometimes it would drain slightly quicker (have to manually open the doors after a couple of weeks).

So alternator? Battery? Both? Who knows. Another bill awaits though Sad


The alarm goes into sleep mode after a week, trickle charger or not. So you will have to open the car manually if it’s been untouched.

If the voltage was showing low while driving, I’d suspect the voltage regulator (part of the alternator) but it could equally be the battery, the alternator itself
or an earth/connection. Needn’t necessarily be expensive!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="INWB"]Went to Chatsworth - think I could have a fair crack at getting second in the watercooled class (the guy that wins the first prize uses a dremmel to clean underneath his car - every part of the suspension is immaculate.

You must have been early, by your position on the lawn.
I came by a couple of times for a chat but you weren't about.
Your car does look good.

I do like a shiny car but polishing the suspension!! Dont know
 
  
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INWB
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="bakerboy4s"]
INWB wrote:
Went to Chatsworth - think I could have a fair crack at getting second in the watercooled class (the guy that wins the first prize uses a dremmel to clean underneath his car - every part of the suspension is immaculate.

You must have been early, by your position on the lawn.
I came by a couple of times for a chat but you weren't about.
Your car does look good.

I do like a shiny car but polishing the suspension!! Dont know


Thanks and sorry I missed you - I saw a fair few having a look but I was gawping at some of the lovely metal that had shown up. Had a couple of people that know the car come up to me as I was browsing and tell me how much they love the way it sounds, which made my day.

Was so many more there this year than last (weather?). Think the club did did admirably but next year the parking really needs sorting out. Some lovely cars - 928s, 356's etc were left in the overflow which in my mind is a travesty.

Next year I will hang around a bit.

When it is full of electrictiy again I will be taking it to the Silverstone Classic by which time I will hopefully have chance to sort the trim screws out and give it a good polish and wax. Will be in the campsite in the evenings and in the club car park during the day. If anyone is camping feel free to drop by, say hi and have a beer.
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INWB
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So first the good news

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Makes me want to spend the weekend cleaning the car (more of that soon).

A variety of new alternators were available but I chose the original Bosch as I want it to be stock engine wise and also I don't want to have to go back and change a poor quality item. I am very much a "buy once" kind of guy.

So the bad news.

I needed fuel so after warming the engine up a quick blast down the dual carraigeway to the Shell station was in order.

Sadly the oil gauge dropped to zero and I got an alert pop up. It has just had an oil change and I have no idea what is going on but the expense is starting to grate.

Secondly the car useed to run at spot on 14v. Now? It sits at 13v. I don't understand this.

But hey, it is gorgeous .......
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INWB
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, the alternator has settled down and it is now steady at 14v.

However, back to the garage it went to sort the Oil Pressure Sender.





Quick wash tonight ready for Silverstone Classic.



And pack - who said the 911 isn't a practical car? 5 man tent, porch, carpet and all the stuff needed in the back:



If you're at Woodlands or the infield come say Hi. If camping we may just offer you a beer ! [/img]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. Cool

The bills are a pain but if they’re the worst ones you get for a while then that’s a blessing really.

Enjoy the Classic. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Looking good. Cool

The bills are a pain but if they’re the worst ones you get for a while then that’s a blessing really.

Enjoy the Classic. Thumb


Ta

TBH I don't really mind. Giving it a wash last night I was finding tiny things I would change and will inevitably do. Since ownership (nearly 4 years) I have now spent £14,849.69.

Some people spend that on a Nissan Juke on PCP so in grand scheme of things it isn't that big a deal is it?
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