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New997buyer
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

£4K (+£650 loss on the old stuff) - holy macaroni!?! Surprised

On a recent long distance road trip before I left I got new pads all round and the geo done to factory spec. No way as comprehensive as what you've done but what a difference it makes. Especially when I had to scrub off speed before arriving at a single track stone bridge with a large Shogun filling the only space that was there. Or belting along on damp single track roads where 'off' equates to remote peat bog or cliff. So I can fully empathise with the feeling that comes from having confidence in your car. IMHO you can't put a price on that! thumbsup
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bakerboy4s
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are not many issues with CG and their services Thumb
 
  
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tom_nieto
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CG really know their stuff. I was very impressed with their work on my C2S. Were you not tempted to have them set up the nearly new bilsteins that you bought first?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bakerboy4s wrote:
There are not many issues with CG and their services Thumb


Very true, when I was up there for a day and a half it was a pleasure watching Chris and Pete at work and seeing the thoroughness and attention to detail that they both work to.

I mentioned to Chris that the only criticism of both CG and 911v (where I got my car) was that they are 'expensive' - coincidentally Tom from 911v turned up to collect a 996GT3 that he'd asked Chris to go over - but having dealt with both I thought any extra cost was fully justified by the care and service which was provided.
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom_nieto wrote:
CG really know their stuff. I was very impressed with their work on my C2S. Were you not tempted to have them set up the nearly new bilsteins that you bought first?


That actually never crossed my mind - given the potential power upgrade coming with the 3.7 litre engine I thought that the stock B4's would be outside their design envelope, the geometry that Pete from CG put together for the car as-is has been specified with the higher power output in mind.

I do wish I'd not spent almost a grand on suspension that I then took off 5,000 later, but I didn't know nearly as much about these cars then as I do now - and I had no plans to rebuild the engine.
 
  
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crash7
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
That actually never crossed my mind - given the potential power upgrade coming with the 3.7 litre engine


Please tell me more about this!

Who is doing the build for you, what BHP do you expect?
 
  
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More detail on the engine when it's a bit more defined- in the R&D phase at the moment.

GT3 brake ducts- I presume I want the 996.1 era GT3 parts?
 
  
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crash7
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Thumb

No, go for 997 GT3 ducts front and rear and be sure to buy them from your OPC, they cost less than £5, while other outlets are charging significantly more.

If you need the part numbers shout
 
  
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had the part numbers that would be very useful?
 
  
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crash7
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are handed so you will need one of each

997 GT3 Front Brake Ducts (997.341.483.92) & (997.341.484.92)

997 GT3 Rear Brake Ducts (997.331.487.92) & (997.331.488.92)

They are a very cheap mod
 
  
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Demort
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
Demort wrote:
Yes .. it looks like the A/C drain .. position should be just behind the n/s/f wheel and to the left of the tunnel .


That's exactly where it is - should it leak continuously for 8 hours?


Not really unless the engine was running ..

I would suggest squeezing that rubber part and it will open up , you may well have a bit of debris blocking it .. the alternative is to disconnect it from the heater box n/s/f and put an air line down it .

Perhaps next time its serviced or your in a garage for work then let them do it .

EDIT

If it was a problem though you would have wet carpets by now .
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thecarfixer
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crash7 wrote:
They are handed so you will need one of each

997 GT3 Front Brake Ducts (997.341.483.92) & (997.341.484.92)

997 GT3 Rear Brake Ducts (997.331.487.92) & (997.331.488.92)

They are a very cheap mod


You'll need to trim a crescent shaped piece out of the 'blister' on the rear arch shield (you'll see when you fit the rear ducts) otherwise they'll rub. About 15mm at the centre of the blistered out section, tapered neatly does the job.
 
  
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're ordered so I'll bear that in mind when they turn up - thanks both.

This arrived today:



The Porsche mounting bracket is coming with the brake ducts.
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dammit,
Talking to Ken at 9Excellence, he warned strongly against using certain types of powder extinguishers. Apparently some are very corrosive and do enormous harm to engine compartments if they are used.

Might be worth investigating?
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good updates this week D.

Car must drive brilliantly now. Thumb
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to meet up and see your car, the suspension is excellent and I was very impressed by the ride, the whole car felt very taught and well controlled.

Looking forward to hearing how your projects develop.

Best Mike
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Y2K
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread and I admire your dedication. Thumb
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

I called Jenvey yesterday, spoke to a chap in sales, said that I was interested in buying the ITB kit which they make for the M96 engines, and could he send me the technical data on them- found an email this morning (sent yesterday) saying "we don't have any data on them".

I find this surprising.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dammit.

This is an excellent thread, thank you for posting your updates.

There are clearly 2 schools of thought on the level and rate of expense at which you have committed to.

I don't think it matters either way! It's your car and you are making it perfect for you. Some spend £££'s on modifications, some spend more than others to acquire a later or higher specification derivative in the first place.

I respect what you have done so far, keep the posts coming. Looking forward to your engine rebuild updates Thumb

It is ironic though that you didn't even want a Cab in the 1st place Question
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, funny that - I'm glad I drove the car though rather than writing it off for being a cab as it turns out I really liked/like it.

As to the expenditure side of things I'm lucky enough to be well paid, it doesn't look like I'm going to have kids - and school fees for the cat are manageable.

I'm also really impatient.
 
  
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