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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After packing all the tools away i went for a quick spin to pick of some dog treats for my favorite mutts and on the way i thought i would find a nice industrial location to take a good pick. Unfortunately the flour mill that i used to cycle to when i was a kid has now been turned into a pile of rubble and graffiti.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Finn. Your loss last year was certainly a gain in the long run as that Atlas car looks the Mutts conkers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers mate, loving the hard top as well just need to clear a space in the garage now to store it for the summer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks lovely! Probably one for the best looking oem wheels for the 997!

Has upgrading your wheel created any conflict with your OPC warranty?

How much was the handbrake?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RXP. wrote:
Car looks lovely! Probably one for the best looking oem wheels for the 997!

Has upgrading your wheel created any conflict with your OPC warranty?

How much was the handbrake?


Thanks I have had these wheels on both of my cars and defiantly my favourite.

TBH I haven't asked but it's and oem wheel so I doubt it and if was an issue I would question why and really what could changing the wheel affect

First off I thought they parts were the silly prices I listed on the last page as the first quote I got was for the two separate parts on different numbers as that's what the lad in parts quoted for. After some digging I found a different part number for a package of the knob and handbrake which came in just under £900 after discount so I went for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
RXP. wrote:
Car looks lovely! Probably one for the best looking oem wheels for the 997!

Has upgrading your wheel created any conflict with your OPC warranty?

How much was the handbrake?


Thanks I have had these wheels on both of my cars and defiantly my favourite.

TBH I haven't asked but it's and oem wheel so I doubt it and if was an issue I would question why and really what could changing the wheel affect

First off I thought they parts were the silly prices I listed on the last page as the first quote I got was for the two separate parts on different numbers as that's what the lad in parts quoted for. After some digging I found a different part number for a package of the knob and handbrake which came in just under £900 after discount so I went for it.
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Finn, love what your doing to the car mate , I have the same hand break Imo its the best one for these cars, I also want one of those tequipment gear knobs to fit to my alcantra gator as I think it would finish off the interior ,I like my alcantara knob but like the tequipemnt one more Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers mate, its quite nice to start again with another theme and I think I prefer this one rather than the carbon theme I had before, obviously I liked that as well this is just more me. The handbrake is lovely even down to the silver paint on the side rather than the metalic grey and I have vowed to take my wedding ring off when I drive it so I don't scratch things.

The knob feels much better than the standard one which I found to be quite light in feel and the middle ring a bit scratchy to touch. The new one is much more comftable with the leather inserts and slightly more robust feel.

Now for a bit of match making! If you want a knob (no puns intended) and RXP wants a handbrake Question
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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cheers mate, its quite nice to start again with another theme and I think I prefer this one rather than the carbon theme I had before, obviously I liked that as well this is just more me. The handbrake is lovely even down to the silver paint on the side rather than the metalic grey and I have vowed to take my wedding ring off when I drive it so I don't scratch things.

The knob feels much better than the standard one which I found to be quite light in feel and the middle ring a bit scratchy to touch. The new one is much more comftable with the leather inserts and slightly more robust feel.

Now for a bit of match making! If you want a knob (no puns intended) and RXP wants a handbrake Question


OK heres my third attempt at a reply that wont get the mods in a fluff but ref to anything handjo..... woops handbreak and knob wise was always risky.

Floor Floor but they are so dam expensive new mate , are they actually metal like the handbrake as I was disapointed with the feel of the turbo knob as its just silver plastic I had expected it to be metal Thumb

You do have to always be careful of the ring if its scratchy mate Floor
and yes I get what you mean by starting again as I liked what I did to the gen1 with all the acid green and power mods but its fun to start with the gen2 and have a different theme Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor it really stings when you nick a finger on a scratchy ring Floor

Hand

seriously now, I know what you mean as I thought the same with the wheel being painted plasic but the knob is solid aluminium like the handbrake and feels quality, so you won't be disappointed. If you are going to get one buy the kit with the handbrake as well and sell it, crazy but the two are cheaper than the knob on its own.

As I have the same model car as before I will keep to the same engine mods once my warranty is up but this time I will just finish the plan and get it mapped.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been quite a while since i updated my thread but that doesn't mean that i haven't had the spanners out, i have just spent all of my spare time on the car rather than catching up on this.

I have been hanging on to start with the more serious mods due to warranty but this was up soon so the list of jobs to tackle got underway. Just an easy small one in preparation for a service was to dig out my BMC panel filter and give a clean and oil before the car went in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the washing the panel got left overnight to dry and then re-oiled the following day, this went back in the box to rest for a while to get rid of any excess oil.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my front headlights were a little hazy so the next small job was to remove them and give them refurbishment treatment. I have not used one of these kits before but it worked well, one thing i found though that if your headlights are not that bad try just the polish first to see if that will clear it as this will save you a lot of sanding.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can complete the refurbishment on the car but i removed them just to make sure there was no slip of the drill and a scratch of the paint
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just used the kit as directed which gave good results, i do have a small swirl on one of the lights so i am going to go back and do that light again but of course i didn't spot this until it was all back together, so i think i will save this when the car is in the garage over the winter
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these two small jobs took me up to the service and the end of the warranty which mark the stage when some proper mods can take place.

My car did have full OPC history which i was going to keep up just because, but the wait for a service was about a month + i have no plan to get rid of the car any time soon so i decided to take the car to Terry at Autostrasse and not worry about the stigma of an OPC history. I have use Terry in the past and I know that he would do a much better job than OPC anyway plus his knowledge goes beyond a PIWIS, so the car will be back with him every time from now on when there are jobs that i cant complete myself.

He even talked me out of a coil pack change as the car didn't need it, would OPC do that! Question
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While Terry had the car the cleaned filter got installed along with a brake fluid change and a set of HEL braided lines that i got from Santa
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Good to see the proper mods starting mate now your out of warranty Thumb Thumb I need to do the headlight treatment , I did read somewhere that if you dont add a clear coat after the haze comes back Dont know but need to find somewhere local that can do it as the guy who did them on my gen one has become a To55er the way he has treated others I know that live local so wont be using him again. Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Good to see the proper mods starting mate now your out of warranty Thumb Thumb I need to do the headlight treatment , I did read somewhere that if you dont add a clear coat after the haze comes back Dont know but need to find somewhere local that can do it as the guy who did them on my gen one has become a To55er the way he has treated others I know that live local so wont be using him again. Grin Thumb


The kit comes with a sealing spray which you just top up every few months I think that stops the haze coming back.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right onto the mods that are going to change how my car performs and handles, first up i have completed the install of a DSC control module and while i fitted it i also removed the old skool phone holder swapped out for a panel I have been waiting for about 6 months to come up on ebay at a sensible price.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After removing the speaker you then have to remove the phone holder before the side panel will come off. To do so there are a few screws on the front, one is behind the round grommet in the middle, once these are off the leather backing to the phone holder pulls off to reveal more screws that mount the plastic body to the center console. Once the phone holder is gone the pannel removes as the standard panels do.
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