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Robertb
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TurboRob wrote:
Robertb wrote:
Great thread!

Do you happen to recall what products and process you and your topless mate used to clean under the wheelarches etc? Looks like new...


Thanks! Jetwash out > TFR > scrub > jetwash out. The TFR I used was Carplan Trade 'Super TFR', sprayed on.

Good tip on the rear wiper. Think I might remove altogether as not used it yet.


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just over 2 months in to ownership and all going well - 2,500 miles covered so far, the most recent a trip down to the south coast for a friend's wedding. On a steady 75-80 'moving with the traffic' cruise she returned 32mpg. Crazy good.

A couple of weekends ago I replaced the air filter and aux belt - took longer to get the tools out of the garage then to do the job itself!



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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Love it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Popped back to see my parents over the bank holiday weekend, and use the lift to do a couple of jobs to the 996! Namely gearbox oil change and replace the crusty ignition coil heatshields:



Drained in to a clean washing-up bowl...



So I could inspect oil after. All good.

I didn't have a pump to fill the gearbox after so used a new bit of clear hosepipe and funnel through the LHS wheel/arch and poured it in. Went in pretty quickly.



And the crusty heatshields...

[img]https://i.imgur.com/M72j9TW.jpg?1[/img]

+ some new stainless bots and washers = Sorted!




Hoping to use the car for my annual pilgrimage to Le Mans in a few weeks time, if I can fit all the camping gear in. Stay tuned!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had an evening to myself/nice weather so sorted the headlights out...they had that typical 15+ year old Hella'ness about them....

Before:


During:


Boom:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digging the car, loving the thread! Keep up the good work!

Proof these cars go on and on if looked after and can look the mutts whilst doing it.

Black cars are the best when polished but are so hard to keep clean, keep saying I’ll never have another. Then strange forces work against me and I keep ending up in them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Haven't stopped enjoying it yet -

Trip down to Le Mans for the 24hrs last week/weekend, fancied taking the Porsche but all hinged on being able to get all the camping gear in.

Turned-out to be no problem, packing carefully to fill all the available space:






And managed to fill it several times with shopping for the camp when down there! (The beer is hidden at the bottom as they do random stop-searches at campsite entries now at LM).




Hidden in an underground car park whilst we explored the town centre on one of the days down there:




Packed-up again ready for the trip back:




Trip stats were 942 miles @ 31mpg average. Mega fun and felt in it's place whistling across France.

Oh and this happened on the way back home:



150k miles. Onwards and upwards!
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