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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NedHan79 wrote:
I’ll get a look at pzero’s thread when I get a chance. Funny I’ve a nice set of pzeros on😉
Not really worried as to how hard the ride is but more on even tyre wear.


Not everyone's first choice of tyre, other makes are available. I have no affiliation with the brand it was just that was what my first 911 was shod with and happened to choose it for my forum name.

Have a read through here http://911uk.com/viewforum.php?f=53
Plenty in there to fill in any blanks you may have regarding tyres.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car has come with matching pzeros all round. I’m sure they’ll be on for a fair while as the car didn’t get used much. I don’t tend to be that fussy about tyre choice. When you’ve got tyres that size, most would be decent I’d imagine. I need to go through the front bushes as somethings just not right at times.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't feel that Pirelli's work well on a 996, especially in the damp, I tried them once but went straight back to Conti's. Michelins are also good on a 996/911.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny I found the grip really bad on my maiden voyage. Out of a roundabout in second and it lit the tyres up. T/c was on. But it was absolutely pouring down. This is where my water leak came to light.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve been going through my options list in my service book and although I was told the car was an m030 car there’s no sign of that code. Good news is it does have the 220 code for lsd. I don’t see any codes for the aero pack but I’ve no idea what it is. I’m not overly worried about the mo30 pack but I’d like to know which anti roll bars it has for replacing bushings and I’d say I’ll fit lowering springs at some stage. Does anyone know?

Also managed to get a bit of paint correction done which I’m very happy with the results. Just need some sunshine to see what it actually looks like.
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only true way to know what ARB's you have fitted is to measure them before ordering any bushes, either with a vernier caliper or put an adjustable spanner over it, then measure the distance between the spanner ends. Even if I knew the correct size I would still measure to make sure I ordered the correct size.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helpful as always infrasilver.👍
Aye I thought I’d measure first anyway but I’d have liked to have the m030 just for bragging rights.lol.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Good progress! Thumb

Definitely leave your cats in otherwise it's hassle for mots. Decats could put an EML light on too, although the 3.4s aren't so fussy when it comes to that.
It sounds like a decent setup already though.

Carbon interior bits are worthless. I'll take the wheel off your hands if you pay the postage.

Just kidding obviously Very Happy . You'd get a shock at the prices of the carbon Tequipment interior parts.
Carbon wheel is mega rare. Very nice thing to have. Cool


Ive been having a nosey to see if I can find just what the interior bits are that I have. There’s no mention of a carbon interior pack on my spec in the service book. Just googled it for pictures and found the steering wheel and gear knob. I know some stuffs expensive but I nearly fell off my seat. There’s a wheel in the states for $2300 and a gear knob, again in the states for $1800 and some change. Couldn’t find the handbrake but I’m assuming it’s ridiculous money too. Who in their right mind would pay it fair enough the aero kits not cheap but it’s a fairly big tick on the spec list, as is the lsd I’m guessing. I just didn’t have any idea the extras were so expensive. I don’t even like the steering wheel Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the carbon pack on mine from new which includes, handbrake, gear knob, horse shoe, clocks surround and dash strip. I think I saw that those options together were £2.5k at the time.

I'm not a massive fan of it personally but it does help break the interior up. The carbon steering wheel is something I'm also not a fan of but used values are off the scale for all the above parts.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
I have the carbon pack on mine from new which includes, handbrake, gear knob, horse shoe, clocks surround and dash strip. I think I saw that those options together were £2.5k at the time.

I'm not a massive fan of it personally but it does help break the interior up. The carbon steering wheel is something I'm also not a fan of but used values are off the scale for all the above parts.


Horse shoe?
I’d need to actually look at mine and see what it does have. I think it’s just the wheel, handbrake and gear knob. The carbon must wear exceptionally well as it looks like new. I think the handbrake and gear knob look the business even if the wheel dosnt. I’ve always fancied a nice omp style 3 spoke wheel. I bought 1 for my Impreza but couldn’t get a boss to match. I’ll maybe get 1 this time round. I notice rpm technique use the
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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infrasilver wrote:
I have the carbon pack on mine from new which includes, handbrake, gear knob, horse shoe, clocks surround and dash strip. I think I saw that those options together were £2.5k at the time.

I'm not a massive fan of it personally but it does help break the interior up. The carbon steering wheel is something I'm also not a fan of but used values are off the scale for all the above parts.


Horse shoe?


The part around the centre vents and stereo.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome fellow, local 996 owner! I spotted that car at the dealership on my daily commute, lovely machine, health to drive.

If you are on Facebook, a few of us local Porsche lot organise drives from a page we’ve set up, you’re welcome to join us.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi workman. Thanks, the more I look at it, the more I like it. It looks like a different car now that I’ve done the paint correction. Haven’t actually managed to get it out into the sun yet but under the led lights, looking for flaws, it’s much nicer.
Yeah I’d like to get out for a run, meet a few enthusiasts. My friend is a pcgb member and said there was a meet at porsche in Belfast on the 15th December. I was thinking of going to that but I’m open to anything else as long as I haven’t other commitments and the backs up to it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you've got yourself a nice car. I also have a 2001 3.4 C2 manual Coupe but mine's in Lapis blue. I've got the same rims as yours.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks cybot7. It needs a little love like any old car but I’m happy with what I’ve seen so far. Pulled it out of the garage today to fit a nice set of number plates and it looks great. Couldn’t manage to get out for a run but fingers crossed for tomorrow
 



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a little run out today. Not far but I don’t know how my backs going to stick it yet so baby steps. Had the kids out and they loved it so that’ll make it easier to get it out of the garage more often. Had tyre pressures up to 36/40 front and rear which seems to have helped a lot. Steering feels very vague at really low speeds but feels great at normal driving. Suspensions nice and firm, no rattling or squeaks. Still seem to have a little damp somewhere as the windows steam up a little but no problem. The paint now looks great if it gets any sun at all. It sounds fantastic with the resonator deleted and piper x filter to match the full exhaust.
So at this stage I’m very happy with it. I don’t seem to really need to do anything to it other than get the front bumper off to clean up the rads and I still need to change the plugs and fuel filter.
It feels nice and tight apart from the gear shift.
I’d like a smaller steering wheel as the 1 I have feels massive

Just watched a video on you tube of a guy with a 996 aero in a burgendy colour. Thought it was quite nice. He had a very good word on his 996 for handling. He had pss9’s I think. Poly bushes and oz rims. It sat nicely.

Do light weight rims make much difference?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Another thing to note is I have a ticking from cold. Lasts maybe a minute on idle. Gone after that and I’m assuming it’s just a sticky tapet.


Seems to be relatively common - I've heard a couple like that.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it seems to be common enough. I’ve timed it on the last few cold starts and it’s generally 30-40 seconds. I’ve read that a good engine flush or additive before an oil change should cure it. Problem with that is it’s had an oil change not long before I bought it. I’ll not worry too much about it. If it was permanent, it’d be a different matter. The cars only got 74k on it and a very good history to back it up. I know mileage isn’t the be all and end all but it’s a bit more reassuring than if it was a high miler.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May just need an Italian tune-up. Drive
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