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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the slightly stiffer Lilac rear springs are for Tiptronic and White is for Manual cars. Mine is a manual.

I'll double check what comes off but everyone I've asked confirmed my car is white springs. I'm led to believe the difference is negligible in any event.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

What is the number of the Osram bulb for the light switch. I have to do that!

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are a common fitting for all makes of car search 2721 bulb on ebay Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thankyou !
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Turbo S Front Bumper Duct Install Reply with quote

I've never really liked the fog light unit on the 993 which I think lets the look of the front end down. This is made worse by the fact that after upgrading the dipped beams to HID I'm less likely to ever need the front fog lights (especially as its not a daily driver so mainly summer use) and when they are on the colour looks very yellow compared to the HIDs and LED sidelight bulbs.

There is an OEM option that I do really like which is the Turbo S ducts which have an additional air intake for the Air Conditioning Condenser and Oil Cooler in place of the fog lights.

I was really impressed by the improvement in light quality the change from a halogen to LED bulb made in the sidelights (supplied as part of the HID kit documented previously) so decided to take this one stage further.

Gert Carnewal offers an upgraded LED unit for the Turbo S ducts in place of the standard Halogen units. This has the advantage of being made to measure ie custom LED enclosure and OEM connection. I ordered one of these upgraded units to try.

The units some primed ready for paint and the custom LED light housings can be removed (simply pulled off) to make painting easier.

However I did not like the fact that the yellow LEDs could be seen through the front lens so I decided to try some film over the lens to take the yellow contrast away whilst not adversely affecting light quality.


The units as they arrived primed for paint. I have removed one of the light housings for the pics.....






Parts for paint nb the primer was not needed as the units are ready primed I just gave them a key with wet n dry.




Ready for paint




Whilst waiting for the various layers of paint and laquer to dry I tackled the light lenses

I used some proven film from Ebay. There are various options but I thought I would try this stuff first and if I did not like it I could use more traditional smoked film. The advantage of this kit is that it retains a brighter light output than normal film.




Its very easy to use, you just cut to a rough shape and remove the backing to reveal the tacky back. You can put it in place, stretch it, refit it etc... and fix it in place by using a heat gun to cure the glue. It is removable if required with no residue.








One done prior to curing with heat from a hair dryer




The finished ducts




and with the LED units back in place




Before fitting a reminder of what it was like before.....

with HID dipped beam and LED sidelight bulbs




with the yellow looking fog lights on




The retaining clip for the sidelight can be reused with the custom plug and play LED unit




The only "snag" I hit was the the replacement duct did not have the retaining hole of the original. You can use a bolt and washer to retain but it was easy enough to drill a small hole and retain using the original screws






and the finished look (not the best lighting in an underground car park)....






and side lights on.........






and a good colour match to the HIDs






After fitting I realised (Doh!) that as well as allowing extra air flow these would also allow water to enter through the additional vents so I ensured that all electrical connections were fully waterproofed and refitted...




I'm very pleased with these and the sidelights are now bright enough to be used as daylight running lights. They retain the OEM appearance but bring the cars lighting fully up to modern specifications.

Fitted I think the lens film works really well, it hides the yellow LEDs, looks in keeping with the front end and does not affect light output, quality or colour.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Battery Isolator Fitted Reply with quote

Battery Isolator fitted.....

before:




after:


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Broken Seat Trim replaced Reply with quote

Whilst cleaning the interior of the car I noted that one piece of plastic trim on the drivers seat was broken.

Replacement fitted......


broken hole where the retaining screw had been pulled through (the trim had probably been caught and pulled away at some point):




Trim removed and its always good to see genuine Recaro original labels still in place:




Job done in one minutes (I'm on a roll)....


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Jon!

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: LED number plate lights Reply with quote

Upgraded LED lights for rear number plates fitted.....

This is a quick job with two fittings to remove and two bulbs to replace. The fitting are simply held in with two philips screws and then pull out. The rubber sheath then pulls away to reveal the bulb which simply pushes into a retaining groove.

Note the wires are not as delicate as they appear as they are spade connectors under the protection cover. I took the opportunity to scrape away 16 years of surface corrosion off the spade connectors to leave nice shiney copper connectors

Original bulb in holder to be removed:




Upgraded LED bulb replacements:




Before:




Left side upgraded:




Job done:


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your work and enthusiasm continues to astonish me!

As does your ability to do all this yourself.

Do you do foreigners? Question

I'm not too far away and can pay in cash. Thumb

Only joking, but I've just bought the same exhaust tips as you and the OPC want an hours labour to fit them, even though I told them that the originals were removed last year for a bypass and polishing, so there will be no difficulties in removing them!!!!!!

Oh to be practically minded.

I was pleased with myself when I fitted the original over mats. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your current tip retaining strap bolts are fresh it's a 5 minute job. I would take it to Kwik fit and I bet it would cost you a tenner if your really not handy with even basic spanner work Wink

Vesuvius 2S, very nice Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon, I think what you are doing with car is great and puts me to shame as I don't really know one end of a spanner from another. Couldn't you have bought a 964 though? I wouldn't feel so incompetent then. Get Me Coat Bow
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
If your current tip retaining strap bolts are fresh it's a 5 minute job. I would take it to Kwik fit and I bet it would cost you a tenner if your really not handy with even basic spanner work Wink

Vesuvius 2S, very nice Thumb


Thanks Jon

I would have liked to have seen you and your car at Gawsworth but I was in Rome. Sadly, you had much the better weather that day!

I have just looked at my original invoice and I have now owned my wonderful car for just over 10 years!

I'm sure that I am capable of doing more but I live in an old Georgian Terrace without a garage! The car is garaged in a private rented garage about a mile away. It is so narrow that I get a round of applause from the local residents whenever I reverse the car into it! It would be quite impossible to do any work in it!

Also, I don't have any equipment to raise the car up to perform such tasks as changing the exhaust tips, but even if I did, I wouldn't contemplate tasks such as changing the lights etc.

I might just accumulate a number of jobs and have them done whenever someone else is working on the car?

The OPC is Wilmslow is generally excellent and in the past they have fitted braided hoses etc that I have bought myself without charge, comment or complaint.

Sadly, I bought the exhaust tips in January when the car was in for a service and MOT. They didn't arrive until a few days later so I could hardly expect them to fit them for free.

I have brought them home and I might have a go, but I suspect that I would at least need a high kerb to reverse up to, so as to avoid the requirement for lifting gear!

My limitations aside, you have done a fantastic job with your still relatively new purchase and I look forward to seeing you and the car at a meet in the near future.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you have a good relationship with your local OPC so saving jobs up and getting them to do them is a good option.

I'm getting some of the larger jobs eg suspension done by an indie in a couple of weeks. Even though I could do them myself (and just pay for an alignment) I have to balance time with other commitments and I really need to drive the car more than I have.

Will definitely catch up at one of the shows as I'd love to see a Vesuvius in the flesh Thumb

Ps Rome is one of my favourite cities and I get there most years but have usually been lucky with the weather even in the winter months though there was some snow on the floor when I was there last year Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some new pictures prior to going to the Classic & Performance Car Show at Tatton Park today.......
















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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great day for it Jon Thumb Couldn't make it due to work commitments and still scraping flies off the front following my attendance at the Midlands meet PC

The 'lamps' on mine must be sponsored by Pifco and 3 x candlewatts a piece judging by the late evning drive on an unlit M6. I need to get these changed nooo
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Jon. Thumb

It was a good day for it Zingari!

And as always, some of the cars on the Car Park were more than a match for those in the Show!

There was a lovely Arctic C4S in the Car Park, registration S*** RKK.
I'm not sure if its anyone's on here?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars looking good Jon.

Took mine to Tatton Park this afternoon.

Threads like this make me wish I knew more about cars. Although I did check my headlamp switch light and it doesn't work. Never realised it was supposed to! So ordered a new bulb last night, I think even I should be able to fix this one.

Headlights are poor compared to newer cars. Considering the HIDs from ToreB if I can get someone to fit them and show me. Have to be nice to someone at the next TIPEC meeting.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been following every page of this thread Jon, I dip into it now and again. In short, it's inspirational.
I think you have your C4S looking in fantastic condition, very pleasing on the eye and beautiful in Arctic, as are any well sorted 993 for that matter, but I'm a sucker for the wider hip.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still a work in progress but I'm pleased how it's coming together and really enjoyed a good drive in it today.

I was parked not far away from the twin of mine. I enjoyed a walk around the car jumble and picked up a perfect small picnic set for the boot of the 993. Just big enough for the obligatory bottle of champers and Churchill Smile
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