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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheels fill the arches nicely.
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic project, reminds me of my first Porsche which was a silver version. Still miss it even though I now have a 996T. Tempted to buy another to use alongside it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it worship

100% agree on the paddles. I'm a huge tiptronic fan now. It's such a capable all round set up with those added thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New996buyer wrote:
Love it worship

100% agree on the paddles. I'm a huge tiptronic fan now. It's such a capable all round set up with those added thumbsup

+1 Agree
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind comments chaps. thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just been shopping to Sainsbury's and walking to my car I couldn't believe the visual transformation the wheels have made.. I had to take a picture. Dance Tap
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently the starter motor has spun the engine over quickly when cold but very slowly when the engine is hot to the point that sometimes it has taken two attempts to start which is not ideal with an auto!
I suspected a faulty starter but I did remember the previous owner saying that the battery was over 5 years old so out of policy I replaced that today and thankfully the hot start issue has been resolved for the princely sum of £66. Thumb
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I have also fitted Porsche decals to the calipers to improve the look somewhat.
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey. I filled mine with super unleaded........and that was it. You do know that you put some of us to shame.............. Embarassed
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Crikey. I filled mine with super unleaded........and that was it.. Embarassed


I did that too!.. I'm using this car pretty much as my daily..

I can't stop driving it.. Embarassed
 



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I bought some upgraded headlamp bulbs from Halfords based purely on the fact that I had a £10 gift card.
These GE bulbs are listed at a staggering £22 each but they are on offer for buy one get one "free" 🙄
So with the gift card they were £12.
Definitely whiter than the original bulbs and just about worth the £12 I paid.
 



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too bad
 



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another
 



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wednesday Tesco "big shop". In the Boxster of course. thumbsup
 



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In preparation for the upcoming trip to Dinslaken I have been doing a couple of jobs on the boxster.

The aircon has not really worked at all in the time that I have owned the car so last week I had it regassed at Kwikfit.
It was icy cold for four days and then it stopped working.
Kwik fit use a dye in the gas so that any leaks are easily traceable and a look through the front pu showed traces of dye on the n/s condenser so I ordered these.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181516317166?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Kwik fit will regas free of charge and in the words of the branch manager "if you tire of tracing leaks then we will refund your money"
You cant say fairer than that. thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I fitted my new condensers, it took 1 hour start to finish and then I took it to kwik fit to be regassed. thumbsup



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you change your drier too? I never have done and my mechanic reckons you don't need to in the UK (with our climate). Wondered whether it's worth it or not. Mine needs regassing once I sort my leak on my front to rear pipe.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Did you change your drier too? I never have done and my mechanic reckons you don't need to in the UK (with our climate). Wondered whether it's worth it or not. Mine needs regassing once I sort my leak on my front to rear pipe.


I never have either Alex. I bet mine (boxster) is on its original drier (MY2000 144k miles) and is working just fine! Cool

Got an interesting issue with the boxster hood at the moment. When I press the switch the motor whirrs, then stops, then whirrs, then stops. Looks like the roof is doing a jerky dance when it closes... Everything is lubed and smooth but its clearly an electrical issue.

Going to try a new switch first and then go through the relays/wiring if that doesn't fix it (i know, i should do this before shelling out on a new switch but I'm a betting man...)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread and good work on the condensers, I'm about to change mine on the turbo and DIY. Where did you source yours from? Also, I take it you just unscrew, replace and screw back up with new o rings? Did you have to release old gas from anywhere or do any other prep.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The eBay link is posted above.
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