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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OPC- "GT3 centre console delete", you need the carpet and the bit of trim to cover the front part of the handbrake/gear console that is left uncovered when you remove the lower centre console, about £150 I think.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You do se them come up on ebay occasionally and you can get lucky sometimes....
- how I managed to get mine

I had a spare gearshift gaiter that I cut down and used to wrap the plastic trim piece. Some people similarly chose to wrap it in alcantara, etc

You can download the parts manuals for both the Carrera and the GT3 here
http://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/porscheservice/serviceandorgininalparts/originalparts/
 
  
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JM30
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demon and Dammit Thumb help is much appreciated

I like the idea of wrapping the blanking plate or if i decide the colour code the whole centre console body colour i could include that part..i don't know how much of a sod it will be removing centre console but will have to remove it to re locate and install the buttons.


I will get on this! thanks for adding to my expense haha!
 
  
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2002 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: My 996 C2 Reply with quote

JM30 wrote:
Hi All, fairly new to the Porsche world but had my 996.1 C2 for 8 months now, really enjoying it and Porsche ownership is very addictive, i will share a few specs of my example below, its pretty stock but some nice options and i have just upgraded the seats to a set of carbon back GT3 buckets covered in Alcantara from design911,

-Late 2001 3.4 C2 Manual, non sunroof coupe with the GT3 Areo Kit
-Full Heated+electric black leather Sports wing-back seats (just changed for GT3 style buckets)
-Alcantara headlining
-Porsche Switchable Exhaust (PSE)
- Original GT3 Sport Design Alloys (as new, recently refurbished)
- Litronic lights
- PSM
- Sound Upgrade
- Aluminium Pack
- Suede headliner
- Air-conditioning
- 78,000 miles
- Full Service History file
-997 GT3 short shift kit

Its had a full Koni sport with adjustable dampers and 40mm springs fitted 1500miles ago and 4 wheel alignment handles superbly looks great for it too, has spacers fitted front and rear.

It had been fully serviced and looked after by northway last year and i have just got it back from PARR a week ago for its annual service and full check over had the water pump done and some other common issues sorted along with new rads and condensers etc all it needs now is its yearly MOT

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All in all very happy love the sound handling and looking forward to the nice weather after having it sorted for the coming months driving.


Any recommendations on upgrades? slowly going through it all to make it even nicer than it already is.

Pics to follow
Wink


Car looks lovely.
How did you sort the PSE silencers cracking?
The seams on mine are starting to crack and could do with sorting.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: My 996 C2 Reply with quote

Thanks,

Well the exhaust is still on the to do list, Steve at Goss hall couldn't locate the noise issues i was explaining to him, he wasn't able to replicate it while he was doing other jobs for me but on collection day i took him out and managed to get the buzz/blowing type noise to show its ugly voice off!! only when cold it goes away once fully warm as if its expanded with the heat, i put it down to the seams but he thinks not, he thinks it could be a baffle that has worked loose inside the silencer, so i told him to hold fire on welding the seams as i will have to have the offending silencer split / re weld the baffle and weld back together..

I will be getting an exhaust place near me that specialise on making exhaust systems take a look, it could well be the seams after all but he wasn't sure enough to go ahead.

Do you have any unwanted rattle or blow when cold? the seams on mine don't look 'that' bad neither of the silencers are rusty just a clean 'split' showing on the seam in places.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a really good car, I like your specs Cool
 
  
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2002 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: My 996 C2 Reply with quote

JM30 wrote:
Thanks,

Well the exhaust is still on the to do list, Steve at Goss hall couldn't locate the noise issues i was explaining to him, he wasn't able to replicate it while he was doing other jobs for me but on collection day i took him out and managed to get the buzz/blowing type noise to show its ugly voice off!! only when cold it goes away once fully warm as if its expanded with the heat, i put it down to the seams but he thinks not, he thinks it could be a baffle that has worked loose inside the silencer, so i told him to hold fire on welding the seams as i will have to have the offending silencer split / re weld the baffle and weld back together..

I will be getting an exhaust place near me that specialise on making exhaust systems take a look, it could well be the seams after all but he wasn't sure enough to go ahead.

Do you have any unwanted rattle or blow when cold? the seams on mine don't look 'that' bad neither of the silencers are rusty just a clean 'split' showing on the seam in places.


No mate, no blowing it was just mentioned when it had its service.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent 7 hours today cleaning the 996, i had intended on doing this for the last 3 months! i am knackered to say the least! but i let myself down with the pictures Rolling Eyes i just didn't have any energy left to take it out somewhere and get some nice shots to show off the hard work i keep it at my parents house while i wait for the garage at my house so wanted to get back but very happy with the results should keep it in good condition over the summer.

Started off getting the car on some wood blocks (sitting too low even for my low jack), jack it up and get the wheels off one by one cleaned the arches out with ironx and used bilberry as i did with the wheels inside and out, got in most of the areas i could and treated with a sealant also sealed the wheels both sides, checked everything over and re fitted, i then set about using all the new bits i got in the post some nice new cutting compounds and new heads, i'm no pro with the rotary polisher but done my fair share with it in the past, very pleased with the result carPro fixer nano polish its a one stage does all and just what i needed for this, i then finished off with high gloss paint sealant and then a coat of Collinite 476.

I also used the carpro nano polish with the machine polisher on the front lights (slight yellowing) now completely clear and looking like new.

I also got some 'black to the future' on my order to take care of the front wiper scuttle that looks faded, this stuff is great really works well easy to apply and used it or the window rubber trims and inside the front bumper black plastic parts and lower splitter, recommend this stuff i will be interested in how long it can keep this looking black.

While i had the wheels off i sanded the brake hubs and painted with a high temp silver paint to freshen them up, look great through the wheel now and the spacers now blend in too!

Oh and the interior got some attention also.

Still on the list to do.

Refurbish all 4 brake calipers black
Exhaust repair (one side sills)
Alcantara steering wheel
GT3 dash delete
+ lots more can think right now!
Oh and enjoy the car more..only been 2 week since it turned a wheel nooo

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Pics to follow below.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's a surprise! pictures now not working.. where yesterday.

Any recommendations for other sites like Photobucket?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photobucket have screwed thousands of forums by demanding US$399 (I think) to allow third-party access to pictures.

Screw them. I use imgur.com.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second imgur.com

Easy to use and no annoying pop ups and adverts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a real shame they could have at least left any pictures already hosted by users and if so start a fresh and charge but i doubt that was part of the business plan Confused

Thanks for the heads up, i will check them out, my only issues is that even when logged into my Photobucket account it won't let me view the pictures so i can rip them back ? i doubt i still have a hard copy of every photo on that site unfortunately, i have emailed them..
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pop up's really got on my tits, never used to be like this clearly pushing peoples nerv to upgrade to 'adfree' and now want £59.00 or £99.00 and a whopping £399pa for web hosting abilities,

As long as i can get the pictures back i couldn't give a hoot nanny about PB!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the thread hijack JM and I look forward to your pics once you sort them....,


For you lads using Imgur I have it but I must be really thick as I cannot find how to post a link.

Example below.
I click on link and paste it and this I what I get.

Edited as wasn't private somehow.

I'm using Postimage.org now but imgur seems bigger and will maybe stand the test of time better.
Any pointers welcomed.
Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky,

In IMGUR Click on the photo you want to post.

There should be a list appear on the right side of the screen: Top is "Image link", then "Top link" and so on. The one you want is "BBcode". Click the "Copy" button next to it.

In your message you want to post, just paste where you want it. Don't use the "IMG" button in 911UK Message Body as its not req.

Hope that helps
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Testing -





Excellent!
Thanks very much for that James. Thumb

So it works from my desktop but not on my iPhone5. On my phone i click on pic and there's only one symbol to copy link and it isn't the correct type of link for forums.
So I think I'll stick to Postimage.org which is super simple on my phone and maybe back stuff up on Imgur, given that all my pics are taken on my phone and most of my forum activity is done when sitting at work. Wink
(I'm working when I'm sitting by the way, but I have a lot of sitting around time depending on the job). Grin

Cheers!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Problem Marky911 it helps me also, i'm yet to get myself signed up but i will of course update this when i do Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if this works, i couldn't get IMGUR to sign up as the page wouldn't load so used Postimage, great site and easy to use.












































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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks great!

Those tyres are superb, I have the same. I've found them to be quieter than P-Zeros also so that's an added bonus.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you,

Yes really like the tyres, i agree road noise is't bad at all, had Michelin pilot PS2 on it but fancied a change of brand! good reviews too.
 
  
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