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ELA
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guys I've been absolutely flat with so many things only getting about 4 hours sleep a night for the last month or so.
Truly grateful to hear you all pass on so many encouraging messages Wink

So the main reason I've been busy was to sort out the garage. Well just now I finally finished the 4 poster set-up and a few other big jobs in the man-cave. I still have to install a custom 5m wide garage door and sort out some work shop cabinets but the rest is pretty much done now. I've got to get some sleep now but here are a few pictures of the work so far:











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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still hard at it then Rich!
I thought you may have been having a well earned break, since the thread was so quiet. No such luck eh.

Good job on the lift. Excellent. Thumb

Has the 997 not gone then? Or are the pics a few weeks old?
 
  
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ELA
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Still hard at it then Rich!
I thought you may have been having a well earned break, since the thread was so quiet. No such luck eh.

Good job on the lift. Excellent. Thumb

Has the 997 not gone then? Or are the pics a few weeks old?




Hi Marky, the last picture was taken 5mins before I posted. The guy is flying over to collect the 997 towards the end of this month, then driving it to Sweden for a track day before driving it home to Oslo. Top draw first day of ownership in my book Wink

Funny thing is we did have a little break for 3 or 4 days for my 40th but ended up doing Jerez, Tarifa, Gibralta, Seville... all in this short space of time, so it was just as tiring as being at home Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like my type of trip. Very nice. Cool
Oh and a belated happy birthday. Same age as me.

Good that the 997 is going then, well good and bad I'm sure, but it allows you to crack on and focus.
And yes that'll be a great first days ownership. The lucky chap.


As ever I look forward to seeing the next chapter of your journey. Thumb
 
  
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ELA
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Marky, the next chapter might end up being a bit of a horror story.

I haven't been able to touch the car for a while now as I've had to build the garage. I also have a new job which is a bit of a monster so no time at all. All the serious garage work now complete though thankfully.


Also the RS went the other day Sad In the end he couldn't make it over so it was transported to him:


Whilst building the garage I did notice a very strange noise from the enigine upon turing it over on one occasion and also the oil pressure gauge remained at 0BAR. Then after 10sec or so it gradually rose to 2BAR (normally 4 or 5BAR at cold idle. When revving the Oil px gauge also barely responded. So for the first time in a while I had the chance to work on the car yesterday and also try out the new 4 poster. I had already ordered a new oil pressure sensor as I'm hoping it is only that, if not the engine will have to come out for a rebuild (may aswell convert to a monster if I end up having to take this route). Getting the old sensor out turned out a bit of a faff so I ended up making a new tool that got it out. Also added a few other pics to show how I got access, in case anyone else ever has to replace one:

Access is tight:


Hence me having to chop up a perfectly good spanner:


And here is how I gained access between the inlet manifold:


Unfortunately I then found out the oil pressure sensor that I ordered has a different thread so I am now stuck until the correct one arrives...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got fingers crossed for you ELA. Hope it'll be OK.

Its quite easy to access the oil pressure switch from underneath the car using a crows foot spanner head on several socket drive extensions....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crows-Foot-Crowfeet-Crowfoot-8pc-3-8-drive-Metric-sizes-10mm-22mm-TE49/400827604590?hash=item5d532fde6e:g:PLcAAOSwD39acaJZ


Link to ebay example above.


By the way..... Are your wheels made by Fuchs or Braid or someone else? PM if req.

Many thanks Jim
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ELA
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks James, I couldn't find my crows feet adaptors so had to find an alternative solution. I've now just ordered some more though. The wheels are genuine Fuchs. In RSR paint finish they may still be having problems though (the machine they use for this finish was broken for over a year and they didn't have a solution). Hopefully by now this is resolved.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have known you'd be all over that!

Cheers for info. Your old 200 cell cats still sound awesome by the way.....

Good luck with the engine, cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad news about the oil pressure sensor, mine needs doing too. Must get some sort of lift so I can get underneath. I don't have room for the fancy 4 post type though.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike - try these:
https://www.cjautos.eu/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=CR012

They are brilliant.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingers crossed for an easy fix.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ben, I've been looking at all sorts of alternatives and they are certainly the cheapest solution I have seen. Do they lock securely in position when up?
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know what is going on here. The pictures appear to be working again. I was just checking for some weight data and noticed the pictures are back Question
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive noticed on a few forums. I think its something to do with forum coding witchcraft where you can reinstate old photo links.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ELA wrote:
Anyone know what is going on here. The pictures appear to be working again. I was just checking for some weight data and noticed the pictures are back Question


Under New management thumbsup

See => https://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004314254?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=051618_imagesarefreed

Subscription will still be needed but now $20 instead of $399.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Terry, strange though as I haven't paid $20 for the privilege. So maybe coullstar is correct with there being witchcraft involved.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so glad the pics are back. This thread is my weight loss bible. I'm currently back on the road after a clutch failure followed by a new clutch, gearbox opening/fiscal scare/closing again, brake pipe replacement, new exhaust, removal of various bits to lose more weight.

It's great to be driving again at just the same time as this thread has come back as it's such a source of inspiration.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
Thanks Ben, I've been looking at all sorts of alternatives and they are certainly the cheapest solution I have seen. Do they lock securely in position when up?


Hi Mike,
sorry for the delay in responding.
They do - they are a great set of ramps:
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either way I'm glad the pics are back. Threads like these are killed off when these company's destroy the links.

Cool car Ben.. and ramps.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ben,
I agree with Marky, great car and ramps
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