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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:34 pm    Post subject: What did you buy your 996 this week......? Reply with quote

What did you buy your 996 this week?

There's one of these threads on the 993 and 997 sub forums and I and others I've spoken to think they're brilliant. So why invent what you can replicate? Dont know

Mine is.....2nd hand calipers, fitted alongside 2nd hand discs to allow me to get the originals refurbed (the paint was peeling). The discs will keep me going a while I think as the ones I had had already covered 17k in my use and were pretty worn when I got them.

Why not refurb the 2nd hand ones rather than fit twice? I can't explain. I just like things like that to be the ones that were fitted at the factory unless they're broken or actually need replacing. Not logical but feels right to me.

Took two hours to swap and just looking at how to get the originals refurbed. Had a quote and great customer service experience from Pro Caliper so looking like that's the route I'll go down.

Also getting my roof painted due to bird crap (I bought it with a small blister and its worsened - now envelope sized 'bald patch'). It's a complicated job because of the sun roof that needs dismantling and painting seperately. Also need front PU painted so it matches the rest from. Poor previous job and recently my dodgy parking.....

I'll post pics of all jobs when finished Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thread!

Most recent a carbon dipped centre console, horseshoe and side air vents from a forum member. Looks really good fitted and breaks up the grey leather interior with great contrast so very pleased and also gets rid of the quite marked up grey centre console at about a tenth of the price of real carbon Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New set of stainless wheel bolts.
My originals were beginning to corrode badly on the alloy collars and where more rusty than black.
Now they're nice and shiny Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Renovo soft top 3 part kit (£35) - not arrived yet but will post pics when I use it.
2. 2 x Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 295/30 R18 94Y (£216) - in storage until my rears are impersonating Yul Brynner & Telly Savalas.
3. Service items ready for service next month - Mobil 1, oil, air, fuel filters (£116).
4. Can of alloy wheel paint for my rusty nuts (£6). Did job yesterday - time taken to remove, rub down, respray, dry & refit - 80 minutes. Can't decide now whether to lacquer them or leave as is - thoughts please?



Edit: Just found a before shot




Edit: Next job will be to wire up 2nd fog light so both work.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilessav wrote:
Good thread!

Most recent a carbon dipped centre console, horseshoe and side air vents from a forum member. Looks really good fitted and breaks up the grey leather interior with great contrast so very pleased and also gets rid of the quite marked up grey centre console at about a tenth of the price of real carbon Laughing

cheers.

giles.


Ooohhhhh I was looking through windows of other 996's at Porsche Torque as my calipers / discs were being swapped, and I was drooling over silver and carbon fibre trim Thumb

Pics please if you get a chance Question worship
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:

2. 2 x Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 295/30 R18 94Y (£216) - in storage until my rears are impersonating Yul Brynner & Telly Savalas.

4. Can of alloy wheel paint for my rusty nuts (£6). Did job yesterday - time taken to remove, rub down, respray, dry & refit - 80 minutes. Can't decide now whether to lacquer them or leave as is - thoughts please?


Floor on point 2.

On point 4 I don't know Dont know I like the idea of Pickse's S/S ones...... Question
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On point 4 I don't know Dont know I like the idea of Pickse's S/S ones...... Question


Yeah snap - I like the idea of stainless but the respray matches the wheel. Would like to see a photo of the stainless ones fitted (please Pickse).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About time you guys got one of these started Thumb

It will run and run .............
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
1. Renovo soft top 3 part kit (£35) - not arrived yet but will post pics when I use it.


Hi Alex,

i'd be interested in how you get on with the Renovo - need to do something with my roof and quickly; looks embarrasing!

Just bought a brand new set of pucker Porsche mats from my local OPC; they arrive on Tuesday - £157 for the full set. Just need to get my TIPEC discount off them... Thumb

Plans:
1. Full valet in the next 2 weeks
2. I have my eye on a new private plate
3. At some point i'm going to sort out the in-car phone/entertainment. Still trawling lots of threads and will need to come back on here with some questions and refloat some threads others have started on a similar subject...but this could be expensive!!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do. Best deal around was this (with brushes included):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351064694198


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2015 list is

1. Zunsport grills
2. New front splitter
3. Hartech low temp stat
4. MOT passed no issues


And to do

Switchable exhaust , paint wheel bell , another full valet
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
About time you guys got one of these started Thumb

It will run and run .............


Well if we hadn't had other matters to sort we might have gotten round to it sooner Wink

But agree, splendid concept and happily stolen from you! It'll no doubt be a great help to all existing and new owners Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8.5 and 12" GT2 mk1 wheels with virtually new PS2's....... Love em...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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8.5 and 12" GT2 mk1 wheels with virtually new PS2's....... Love em...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the last 2 weeks, I've fitted an alcantara steering wheel, courtesy of Royal Steering wheels, spruced up my "big reds" with a good clean and a coat of fresh lacquer, and to top it all, fitted some sexy RSS spacers, 7mm front, 15mm rear and re fitted my summer wheels. I've got Easter week off, so I'll be giving it it's annual spring clean and polish, treat the leather to a good clean and cream, and getting some more miles on the clock. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Replaced coil packs and plugs , got from euro car parts at a reasonable price
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Replaced coil packs and plugs , got from euro car parts at a reasonable price


Great pics! Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost forgot - new MOT and an new ignition switch fitted as well. Thumb

The latter is a known and regular fault. The fault is spotted when you have to turn your switch 'back' a degree or so once you've started the car so the lights, heater and other functions are activated. If you know what you're doing its a very quick fix. It took Sid ten minutes and involved removing none of the dash. Whereas it would've taken me a day!

The old one is lying in the car and will post a pic when next in it Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed one too, replaced the indicator switchgear and added cruise. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shurv wrote:
In the last 2 weeks, I've fitted an alcantara steering wheel, courtesy of Royal Steering wheels, spruced up my "big reds" with a good clean and a coat of fresh lacquer, and to top it all, fitted some sexy RSS spacers, 7mm front, 15mm rear and re fitted my summer wheels. I've got Easter week off, so I'll be giving it it's annual spring clean and polish, treat the leather to a good clean and cream, and getting some more miles on the clock. Thumb


I was going to send my calipers away for refurb but A) they were working perfectly and B) its more cosmetic as the lacquer has peeled. I'm interested in your sprucing up of yours, especially now mine are in a box in the loft!

Did you remove them, strip and clean (a la Infrasilver) or did you just rub down in situ, mask and spray? Question

Oh and how long did Royal have your wheel? That and an AMG paddle are on my list! Thumb
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