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Robertb
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

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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TurboRob
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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!



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



Love it.
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TurboRob
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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...



+ 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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TurboRob
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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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TurboRob
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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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GMG
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...exemplary packing skills...& croissants in each picture...parfait Very Happy
 
  
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Croissant, baguette and charcoal - all the french staples!

Unexciting update, but a trip in/out of central London at the weekend to see a friend proved again how easy and usable this car is. 34degC, hellish traffic, no problem. Leave parked on the street overnight without giving two thoughts, no problem.



Love it!
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had an hour or so to myself the the evening. Secondary air pump has started whining on cold start - strip down, clean and regreasing the bearings sorted that:




And gave the 997 Sports seats a good scrub (bar of pears soap and damp microfibre) then conditioned with Gliptone:




Onwards!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, 997 seats in a 996 Surprised please tell me how!?
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Tomodan
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll cover that question as it’s my old car 😁

Unbolt 996 seats, cut off electrical connectors, solder connectors on to 997 seats, bolt 997 seats in. 😂😂😂

Glad you are enjoying it Rob, missing it loads & wish I hadn’t sold it (again!!) but chuffed you are loving it!

All the best

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eabeukes
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomodan wrote:
I’ll cover that question as it’s my old car 😁

Unbolt 996 seats, cut off electrical connectors, solder connectors on to 997 seats, bolt 997 seats in. 😂😂😂

Glad you are enjoying it Rob, missing it loads & wish I hadn’t sold it (again!!) but chuffed you are loving it!

All the best

T


Should be a thread all on its own - apparently the 997 seats are even better then the 996 wingbacks, but the electrical connectors are the limiting factor for most of us.
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomodan wrote:

Glad you are enjoying it Rob, missing it loads & wish I hadn’t sold it (again!!) but chuffed you are loving it!


Hi mate, good to see you on here! Very Happy

Yes, enjoying it greatly - she's definitely a good 'un. Thanks again for the honest/transparent sale.


eabeukes wrote:

apparently the 997 seats are even better then the 996 wingbacks


Agreed. IMO the 997 Sport seats are superior to any of the 996 seats I sat in/tried in any of the 996s I viewed when I was looking for one. They sit you lower and offer more support. One of the reasons I was so keen on this 996.

Cheers, Rob
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Popped over to Wales to pick up a spare gearbox yesterday. Plan to rebuild myself and have 'on the shelf' for if/when mine goes.



Lots of room with pass seat out!
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jezgreen911
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When it comes to collecting a gearbox.....

Thats thinking outside of the box! Rolling Eyes Thumb
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'd taken the opportunity to get some jobs done on my other car and it was in bits when the need to pick up the gearbox came up... meaning the 996 was the only option!

Started to strip the box down today in prep for a rebuild - was sold to me as having second gear issues but I can't find anything wrong with any of the gears, syncros, collars or any of the selectors.





The LSD is correct and present, judging by the grease on the magnet the pinion bearing needs replacing.

However, whilst continuing the strip down it suddenly dawned on me that the box is from a .1 (and not a .2 as my car and as described in the sale). The .1 gearbox won't fit a .2 (the nose casing is shorter and a different shape) so I'll either use this box as a practice one/for spares or sell on for someone else (with a .1) in more need than me.
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Popped down to Epernay for the weekend to visit the champagne region - the 996 did another great job of swallowing all the camping gear and zooming across the UK and through northern France.

It was a flying visit - left at 4am on Saturday morning and home for 9pm on Sunday night. 800 miles round trip and didn't feel too knackered after.



Met up with a mate and his McLaren 650s on Sunday at the old F1 circuit in Reims:



Now on 153k miles - time for another oil change!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using it as intended and looking good at the same time (my favourite colour/model/wheels). Thumb Thumb
 
  
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Dagerous
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Rob, loving the car (And the write ups!)

One thing you may want to consider if you are tall (As you mention) is the GT3 lower console delete as I fitted to mine (Im 6'5"). Available for about £130 from OPC it removes the lower console storage unit (The one with CD holders etc.) and leaves a cleaner looking interior but crucially also allows your left leg to pivot more inboard in the car so meaning that (In my case) my knuckles don't clash with my thighs whenever I try turning the steering wheel.

Minor change that utterly transformed the comfort of my car!

Oh, and always stick to the "Sports" seats (Be they from the 996 or the 997) as they mount about 1.5" lower in the car than the "Comfort" (Multi electric) seats. My old 996 had the comfort seats and my head was always wedged under the (Sun) roof. My current 996 with sports seats has loads of headroom, even WITH the sunroof!

I do recommend the centre console delete though!
 
  
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