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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice update Yk.

I’m sure you’ll have told me already but has your car had a remap? Good power it’s making.
I’ve said on my thread that I didn’t expect a huge jump in performance moving from the C2, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Mine pulls hard.

I’m loving the mini champs model. I’ve a small collection of 1/43 scale ones. Spark are good too.

You’ve bought the wrong battery though. Odyssey for the win. Razz
 
  
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Y2K
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No remap AFAIK; my C2 had 273bhp so a bit of increase.

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You’ve bought the wrong battery though. Odyssey for the win. Razz


Well I barely weight under 10st so a large battery wouldn’t hurt the ‘power to weight’ ratio too much. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Driver training

2019 arrived; I had not used the car much, if at all, during the winter to avoid salt.

The car was due for a service and the tyres required replacement (they were from 2010/10/11/14). However, as there’re still some tread left, I thought I would attend a driver training day in late January to finish the tyres off.

The day was run by Car Limits and was held at North Weald airfield. It had snowed overnight so not ideal, though it was sunny and dry by lunchtime.



I had attended two events with Car Limits before (in different cars) so I knew what to expect. As it turned out, the instructor, Mark, was my instructor from 5 years ago. Mark also instructs at Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, so perfect for teaching me about driving a 911.

One of the exercises in the morning, was to intentionally unsettle the car at high speed and to learn how to catch the spin. However, thanks to the old tyres, all I experienced was severe high speed understeer. I tried everything including ‘Scandinavian flick’ at 70mph+, there was no joy. Mark inspected the tyres and said that the fronts had hardened; in fact within 15 minutes of the course the front right had splitted, and three out of the four got worn down to the canvas (inside edge) as the day went on.

Despite all that, it was a good and educational day. The most effective modification is ‘tuition’, right?



Short handling course set up in the afternoon; Mark showing me how it’s done (I told Mark to ‘drive it sideways’) Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Service time

February

I mentioned that I had damaged one of the front brake ducts at Bedford. My car had the 996 GT2/GT3 RS front cooling ducts fitted; it turned out that the GT2/RS ducts were unavailable in the UK, and they were around USD 132 from the US. I wasn’t going to pay that much for a bit of plastic, so decided to fit a pair of 997 GT3 cooling ducts instead (£13 for the pair).

997’s ones are a bit smaller though.


Then it’s service time at 9E. When I first viewed the car, there were one or two concerns which could potentially to be very costly. Thankfully after inspection everything turned out to be ok, so just a routine service.

Worked carried out by 9E:
Major service + plugs + drive belt
Coilpacks replaced
Brake fluid change (SRF)
Gearbox oil change
New front centre radiator (small leak) + coolant change
New air con cooling fan (broken)
Front and centre undertrays replaced (damaged during my Scotland trip after the splitter had came loose)
Underside rust protection
New wipers
New front trailing arms
Anti roll bars adjusted + geometry set up

I had also fitted a set of Cup 2s before the service / geometry.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oulton Park, North Wales & Anglesey

In March, a few friends (including Marky & Cobrars from 911uk) and I attended the RS Day at Oulton Park.

It was my second time at Oulton Park, the first time was 5/6 years ago. Unfortunately the weather didn’t play ball, with the exception of about an hour of ‘dry’ during late morning, it was very wet. Needless to say I was cautious.

One lap in my second session (first in the ‘dry’)

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Three laps in my third session

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Best on the day was about 2:09/10; these cars should run comfortably sub-2 mins. Lose the passenger may gain me a second or two, so still need to find another 7s+ 😐

By comparison, in my Integra my best was 2:19 with passenger; my friend did 2:17 in my car. 🙄

My friend (main picture) vs me (small picture) from 5/6 years ago

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The driving standard on the day was very good and courteous; there were also some really quick drivers there.

Anyway, I had fun, it was wet, car back in one piece, also met a few good people from 911uk, so it’s a win.







After Friday at Oulton, on Saturday we headed off for a cuppa at Llangollen, then we zigzagged our way through North Wales before heading to Anglesey.

We stopped at the triangle so my friend could drive a lap in mine.


Filming fly-by

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Two minutes later 😬Cop


That happened during our ‘third run’ of filming. Cobrars was leading, I backed off so my other friend could take some action photos of cobrars. I came around the corner doing 30mph, and saw cobrars had stopped in the middle of the road with a police car with flashing lights stopping beside him. Then the police officer waved me into the lay-by, and then a police bike arrived. It turned out the police wanted us to stop ‘playing’ for a while so they could let some wide lorries through (wind farm being built near by).

The policeman was a ‘car guy’, an ex-Nissan GTR owner; we had a nice chat about cars and the roads in North Wales, and he said that he would like a 911 in future.

We were lucky. 👍





Sunday TD at Anglesey; it had snowed overnight so it started off wet but soon rain stopped. High wind helped drying out the track but still needed to watch out for standing water. By late morning the condition got a lot better and the GT3 was in its element. Wind remained high though and we could really feel its effect at the high speed back straight (long right hander). Another friend and his mate joined us after lunch so we took them out for some passenger rides; it was completely dry by then and it was brilliant fun.



I then had a session with an instructor at 3pm; I had hoped to be earlier but a Jaguar driver had hired the instructor for the whole morning. The session with the instructor really helped tidying up my lines thus my apex and exit speed improved. Then hailstorm arrived plus low fuel meant unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to go out again.

Great weekend of self-indulgence. Cool






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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suspensions & a bit of history

My car came with Sports seats originally (same as my old Carrera 2). The first owner used the car as an everyday car and unbelievablely, clocked up 26k miles in the first 10 months! Surprised Then in 2009 (40k miles), he had Nomex buckets, fire extinguisher, Motorsport Cup diff and MOTON installed by Tech-9 (Porsche specialist near Liverpool), with the intention of doing track days. However, the car was then sold almost immediately as soon as the modifications were completed. The next three owners then used the car sparingly in the next nine years before the car was sold to me.

I knew nothing about setting up suspensions, so back in February I had the geometry set up by 9E. At Rockingham and Bedford, I had found the car to be a bit twitchy at high speed (possibly also because of old tyres); I explained to 9E of my intended usage (road trips, b-roads, a handful of TDs p.a. etc) so the set up was not to be overly aggressive.

After fettling by 9E, the car was a bit calmer (particularly on b-roads) whilst the turn-in was still very good. It’s always a compromise but I thought it’s a good compromise for my use.

Anyway, when the car left 9E, the bump and rebound were set at the ‘middle’ setting. I had since then experimented various settings, and finally settled with a setting as suggested by Tech-9. Below 30mph in town and on the worst of British’s roads it’s still firm #beacuseracecar but up the speed a bit the car drives very sweetly now. Cool




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windscreen woe & Beaulieu

The windscreen was damaged after ‘playing’ with two bikers at local roads. Sticky tyres flicked up loose stones. That’ll teach me not to follow motorbike to closely in the future. Rolling Eyes PPF did its job though so no damage to the paintwork and the bonnet.





New windscreen was fitted by the good people at National Windscreens. The technician said that the new windscreen cost £900; thankfully I only had to pay the insurance excess.

Note that Saint-Gobain have updated their logo/ marking to include a QR code


Then in June it was Simply Porsche at Beaulieu.

Once again a great event and met a few people from the forum, including Dan and his beautiful Manthey Mk1, and Mr. 911UK

My pal’s 996 and mine; picture from montygraphics

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heatwave & Abingdon

Mid June, summer finally arrived; of course the air-con then decided to stop working during the heatwave. Fortunately a re-gas was all that was needed.

Then a couple weeks ago I did a track day at Abingdon. Never been there before so another one ticked off the list.

Just my luck, after two weeks of dry weather, on the day of track day heavens opened. Due to heavy rain and excessive standing water, action didn’t start until 11am. Good fun though and good to learn the limits of Michelin Cup 2.

Video of a spin and then a few uneventful laps except for some minor twitches. Very quiet track; a lot of people had left by early afternoon.

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This brings us up to date. On this Saturday it’ll be the one year ownership anniversary. I did 5900 happy miles in the last year and the car returned just over 18 mpg. Still not used the rear spoiler as a picnic table though. Very Happy

I look forward to the next twelve months and beyond. Thumb


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great write up Thumb

We need to get together for a drive out or trackday
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice updates Yk. thumbsup

The car looks great in the Beaulieu photo. It still scrubs up well.
Oh and Anglesey always makes for some good pics. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Dan, Yes, will pm you if anything happening or TDs down south.

@ Mark, just realised I don’t you’ve ever seen my car when it’s clean. Bad weather seems to follow us! Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome looking car Y2K! My perfect spec and what hopefully I'll be upgrading to after I sell the 996T Very Happy Glad to see you using it so much!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay. wrote:
Awesome looking car Y2K! My perfect spec and what hopefully I'll be upgrading to after I sell the 996T Very Happy Glad to see you using it so much!


Cheers bud.

I know / know of quite a few 996.1/2 so feel free to pm me; might save you the cost of ppi if the car in question has ‘known history’.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week a few mates and I did our (almost) annual pilgrimage in Scotland.

My trip started off with a visit to Marky’s; it was nice to get our cars together for a comparison.


Then headed to Falkirk for an overnight stay. Somebody left a note on my car Smile


Classic route through Cairngorms




Heading to Loch Ness




NW bound














Beach by Applecross


Top of Applecross pass






French Top Gear crew were staying at the same hotel as us


Eilean Donan Castle




Glencoe




Skyfall route


Positively filthy


Cooling down the engines after fun in the forest.


Then attended a track day at Oulton Park before heading home


Ended up doing 2065 miles for the whole trip. The car is really well set up now as a road car; it was like driving a tarmac rally car. So much fun Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics mate. Cool

Gutted I couldn’t make this one but good to see you on your way past. Thumb

Looks like I missed a good weekend. Great note left on your car. Grin
 
  
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Looks like a good one, we haven't done our annual trip this year so kind of missing out a bit. Might try something next month.

Good to see another one getting used and abused as there built for.

That FB page is legit by the way.
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coullstar wrote:
Looks like a good one, we haven't done our annual trip this year so kind of missing out a bit. Might try something next month.


The ‘new’ Irn-Bru was a huge disappointment. I won’t be going back. Evil or Very Mad Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos, looks like an epic road trip 👍


Y2K wrote:
Last week a few mates and I did our (almost) annual pilgrimage in Scotland.

My trip started off with a visit to Marky’s; it was nice to get our cars together for a comparison.


Then headed to Falkirk for an overnight stay. Somebody left a note on my car Smile


Classic route through Cairngorms




Heading to Loch Ness




NW bound














Beach by Applecross


Top of Applecross pass






French Top Gear crew were staying at the same hotel as us


Eilean Donan Castle




Glencoe




Skyfall route


Positively filthy


Cooling down the engines after fun in the forest.


Then attended a track day at Oulton Park before heading home


Ended up doing 2065 miles for the whole trip. The car is really well set up now as a road car; it was like driving a tarmac rally car. So much fun Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not been on here for quite a while, but good to see my old girl being used and enjoyed!
Great pics.... Hope she got a good clean after all that!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stroller wrote:
Not been on here for quite a while, but good to see my old girl being used and enjoyed!
Great pics.... Hope she got a good clean after all that!


Cheers pal. It’s such an awesome machine.

Yeah the car gets pampered more often than I do. Winding down for winter now.
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