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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the majority of the work underneath is now complete, I replaced the bolts/nuts and brackets that support the cats at the rear of the block, a bit fiddly without removing the pipes but do able. With help from my mrs working the pedal I bled the brakes, although the fluid is coming out of the calipers air free the pedal still feels awful although all the calipers do clamp firm, more work required there sometime.

Time for a break I think, will throw the cover over it until the new year, I still want to fit red seat belts and some 19” Lobsters although I think the wheel change would be better done with new lowered springs. The car is in original paint and therefore has a few minor stone chips to the front which I want to have corrected.

Obviously with all the suspension work the car now requires a full geo set up, its also booked on the ferry for Dinslaken, Cochem and Stuttgart next May.

So now to the wifes Boxster Sad

Cheers, Paul

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RUDDY wrote:
jpsh120 wrote:

Excuse the daft question, but what are the dollops of colour on the spring for?

PS - Bish says hello Thumb

I would guess Bish was sitting with his feet up !

His retort.....BES?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a car, keep it coming! Thumb
Life's too short for cr4ppy cars, keep it German!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:53 pm    Post subject: Boxster Reply with quote

Let's just continue this thread with photo's of your wife's boxster! Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So work on the Boxster never started and instead I started dismantling the house, kitchen out and a few walls and ceilings away for good measure, anyway with that now in the builders hands I've drawn up a list and ordered a few more parts for the 997.

Nothing that's screaming out to be done but better doing it as a planned job than an emergency WTF job Very Happy

So from my local main agent in Kendal I've ordered all the rear coolant pipes, hoses, clips, AOS, idler rollers, tensioner, belt, oil cooler seals (maybe get a new BEHR cooler though), I've got a low temp stat ready to fit also.

Water pump was done last year and clutch 1k miles ago.

Although I've no fear of dropping the motor myself space and health are limited so I'll entrust this job to the lads at D&G in North Shields and ask them to take plenty images, the car is being taken over in a covered trailer.

There is a very good detailing company on the same industrial estate so I may ask what they can quickly do with the engine whilst it's out changing the alloy pipes.

The car will get a full geo and brake bleed while its there.

All the best, Paul
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