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C4pperS
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Cappers C4S Diary - *Detailed* Reply with quote

As with all my previous cars I want to do a kind of Diary of my ownership.

I just think these things are good to look back on and monitor progress when trying to improve the car. I plan to share opinions on service Centres and parts/mods I do.

Hopefully some people will find this interesting, however I have to admit, it is purely self indulgent Smile

Here is a picture after I washed her the other week just to get things started...



I picked her up at the end of march 2016 with 79,600 ish miles on the clock, I had her professionally inspected by Peter Morgan. A nice, straight, well cared for car, but a few minor age related jobs to do.

Options as follows...

09991 - Manufacture from the exclusive programme
425 - Rear Wiper
446 - Coloured Wheel Crests
450 - PCCB
567 - Graduated tint on windshield
692 - Becker 6-Disc Changer
C16 - UK Lux Spec
XSC - Crest On Headrest
741 - Unknown?? Possibly Sports Oil Breather? Anyone Help??
540 - Mechanical Seat Height adjustment - Right
539 - Mechanical Seat Height adjustment - Left
376 - 2way Electric Sports Seat - Right
375 - 2way Electric Sports Seat - Left
XSU - Lowered Drivers seat
XLF - Sports Exhaust System

I have a few things planned already and need to create a proper to do list so ill put that up when I get started. I'm on 81,000 now so feel free to chime in with any recommendations as to what might need checking.

Capper bye

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car. What are your plans so far?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gets the thumbs up from me, I look forward to the updates Cool Lovely looking car that is thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a great plan Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a c4s in September there, wouldn't trade it for the world!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks in amazing condition. Great buy. I look forward to the journal.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

car looks lovely.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks ace!! I've got an identical c4s sitting in my garage, mines got black turbo twists though. Excellent car, love her to bits!! The exhaust is my only mod with the k&n too. Be interesting to see what you doo.....
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the positive comments guys thumbsup

So far the cars had...

-New Passenger side AC Condenser. (Done FOC as per a purchasing condition)
-New front rigid brake pipes replaced. (Done FOC as per a purchasing condition)
-New OE over matts as the car didn't come with any.


To do list...

-Service. (Going Porsche Centre in Wolverhampton this coming Friday 15th July 2016)
-Change Polyrib belt for peace of mind as there is no record of this being changed.
-Need to sort drivers Side window regulator. (Regulator is fine but the spacer for the Boxster has been left in so window doesn't drop the last 20mm)
-Remove leaf debris from usual front bumper places and clean out run off gulley's.
-Sort issue with Head unit or CD Changer. (It wont read CD's in the disc changer??)
-Service and condition all interior leather. Pretty sure I'm gona need new door cards as parts of them make the car look like its last owner was BA Baracus. May just replace some bits with Carbon Fibre from DB Carbon, but we'll see. I'll definitely be spending some $$ there at some point worship
-Seat Backs Sprayed. (Not sure how yet but I have a few crazy ideas, it'll be interesting, put it that way!!)
-Transmission Service and check Diff Seals. (slight damp patch on one)
-Brake Calliper Re-paint.
-Alloys Re-furbished. (In pretty good nick but a few annoying marks from previous balancing weights inside the rim)

...and that's it really Rolling Eyes

As you can see loads of little bits, I intend to do a few bits myself but we will see.
For now the mods can wait (there will be some though), as I just want it how I consider perfect. But that's not to say that if anything needs replacing, it wont be replaced with superior parts Grin
I plan on getting on track for the first time as well so we will see.

For now I'm just enjoying the driveway bling and getting out on the A roads Smile

Thanks again for the positive comments guys!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Porsche Wolverhampton Reply with quote

So Managed to tick a few things off the list... but add a few things to it at the same time frustrated

The C4S went off to Porsche Wolverhampton on Friday 15th of July 2016 as planned, and was generally a pleasant experience. Slight delay in them sending me some paperwork but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on that as received everything upon second asking.
They were very accommodating as you would expect, and I dealt with lovely people. Endless supply of good coffee, they let me have an office to work in whilst I was waiting, got all the benefits of the customer inspection ramp where I got to have a real good luck under my car for the first time and I was also shown a brand New GT3 that chewed a piston at about 3k what

I wasn't entirely sure which service I would be having as my service history is a little unorthodox, as in majors being carried out when it should have been a minor and vice versa. It was decided that a Minor service was best for my car this time. Which was an nice surprise as I fully expected them to be the opportunists and advice a major, the technician also discovered that my car has a Sports breather system on it which was worth about 1.5k new apparently??! Down side being it hasn't been installed correctly Rolling Eyes
The technician was very complimentary of the spec and said how it had some very rare options on it Grin

So I managed to tick off the following...

-Service. (Going Porsche Centre in Wolverhampton this coming Friday 15th July 2016)
-Change Polyrib belt for peace of mind as there is no record of this being changed. (Advised not necessary)
-Remove leaf debris from usual front bumper places and clean out run off gulley's. (Carried out as part of the Minor Service)

But with the new bits to do my list now looks like this...

-Need to sort drivers Side window regulator. (Regulator is fine but the spacer for the Boxster has been left in so window doesn't drop the last 20mm)
-Replace Rear Spoiler Brake light Unit.
-Sort issue with Head unit or CD Changer. (It wont read CD's in the disc changer??)
-Service and condition all interior leather. Pretty sure I'm gona need new door cards as parts of them make the car look like its last owner was BA Baracus. May just replace some bits with Carbon Fibre from DB Carbon, but we'll see. I'll definitely be spending some $$ there at some point worship
-Seat Backs Sprayed. (Not sure how yet but I have a few crazy ideas, it'll be interesting, put it that way!!)
-Transmission Service and check Diff Seals (slight damp patch on one), at the same time replace front top strut mountings and front brake pipes.
-Refurbish Exhaust fixings.
-Clutch is apparently heavy so this will be replaced, and at the same time I intend to carry out an IMS Bearing upgrade, as well as replacing the rear brake lines and installing the Sports breather correctly.
-Brake Calliper Re-paint.
-Alloys Re-furbished. (In pretty good nick but a few annoying marks from previous balancing weights inside the rim)

So loads to do as usual and hoping to tackle a few little jobs this week.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cappers

good write up m8. Keep us all informed of progress.

Lovely car Thumb


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good! Car looks very clean in the pic...thumbsup

Care to tell us more about the rare options?
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C4pperS
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osh wrote:
Cappers

good write up m8. Keep us all informed of progress.

Lovely car Thumb


Osh


Cheers Osh, will hopefully have some more exciting write ups soon rather than dull maintenance Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Sounds good! Car looks very clean in the pic...thumbsup

Care to tell us more about the rare options?


I'll get back to you on that Roberth as I want to decode my options properly... I think he was mainly referring to the Sports Breather and PCCB's
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good thread c4pperS , Look forward to reading more about what your doing ,as you sort it. Thumb Grin
tell me more about the sports breather is it part of the induction set up Question
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
good thread c4pperS , Look forward to reading more about what your doing ,as you sort it. Thumb Grin
tell me more about the sports breather is it part of the induction set up Question


Not sure Phil?? I'm an Engineer but no Mechanic Dont know

It's purpose, as was explained by the Technician at Porsche, was to stop oil surging into the exhaust areas on long sweeping corners, to avoid it being burnt off in the exhaust compartment. This makes sense to me but I'd have thought Porsche would have had this covered anyway via a baffled sump or some other component.

Any light shed on this to me would be welcomed Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Sounds good! Car looks very clean in the pic...thumbsup

Care to tell us more about the rare options?


Just edited my first post after decoding all the options, Thanks for the inspiration Robert Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the To Do List has had a few things ticked off recently and it's been an expensive month with Good and Bad in it!!

It all started when the diff started making a strange noise Question

Turned out that the Axle Bearing in the Diff that had a damp patch on it had completely broken down. This in turn was rubbing against the casing.
So whilst we were stripping the diff down and replacing the Bearings, Seals and Fluids it seemed rude not to replace the fluid in the Rear Axle and Gearbox. Porsche do advise a Transmission Service at 12 years so this has been carried out now using Millers Fully Synthetic 75/90 Gearbox Oil.

Whilst dropping the front differential it was noticed that the previous repair to the front rigid brake pipes was not to a great standard Gun Fire and others were highly corroded... well when I say others I mean literally every single one on the car Surprised
so front differential already down we dropped the gearbox and replaced all brake pipes right to the calliper's with OEM parts, all the calliper's had new bleed nipples as well as these were shot!

Yes this all hurt like hell and cost a fortune and there is still more to come, but it's nice knowing all the braking and transmission gubbing's are now tip top and will be for some time. After all it took them nearly 13 years to get like this.

So carrying on...
whilst the gearbox was out it was noticed that the Fly-wheel and clutch had about 30% life left in it, changing this before the car went back together saved about 10hrs labour so I decided to bite the bullet.
I toyed with the idea of a Lightened flywheel but decided against this for various reasons, the main one being added risk to the Crankshaft.
I was also going to do an IMS bearing upgrade but it turned out that my car has the later larger diameter 997 bearing in it anyway thumbsup these reportedly haven't ever failed, the fact that there's one in there though means my car has had an engine rebuild at some point Dont know

I'm going to contact Porsche as well as the centres its visited to try and find out if it's had an Engine by them at some point or if the original one has been rebuilt. My current Docs all add up regarding Engine numbers but apparently you can change the V5 if a new Engine has gone in. The original V5 may have a different Engine number on it?!

The RMS was also replaced, and that's about it Sad

The car does feel great now and a lot of things have been refreshed. Yes it's been expensive but these are all things I knew I had to do... I just didn't plan on doing them all in one visit Sad

Will update my OCD to do list now... Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-Need to sort drivers Side window regulator. (Regulator is fine but the spacer for the Boxster has been left in so window doesn't drop the last 20mm)
-Replace Rear Spoiler Brake light Unit.
-Sort issue with Head unit or CD Changer. (It wont read CD's in the disc changer??)
-Service and condition all interior leather. Pretty sure I'm gona need new door cards as parts of them make the car look like its last owner was BA Baracus. May just replace some bits with Carbon Fibre from DB Carbon, but we'll see. I'll definitely be spending some $$ there at some point!
-Seat Backs Sprayed. (Not sure how yet but I have a few crazy ideas, it'll be interesting, put it that way!!)
-Replace front top strut mountings.
-Refurbish Exhaust fixings.
-Install the Sports breather correctly.
-Brake Calliper Re-paint.
-Alloys Re-furbished. (In pretty good nick but a few annoying marks from previous balancing weights inside the rim)
 
  
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