Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 13
997 : 2004- 76
996 : 1997-2005 30
993 : 1993-1998 4
964 : 1989-1993 3
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 2
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 1
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 2
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 14
Cayman : 2005- 17
Cayenne : 2003- 3
Macan : 2014- 2
Panamera : 2009- 2
912-914-924-928-944-968 2
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 0
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
moonigan
Newbie


Joined: 24 Apr 2017
Posts: 37



PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:50 pm    Post subject: 997.2 Plugs and belt service. Replace rusty bolts? Reply with quote

My car is booked in for a plug and belt service in April and I've read that to do this parts of the exhaust system need to be removed Question

Is it worth getting the rusty bolts replaced with stainless ones when this is done and if so which ones do I need to buy?

Cheers
Paul
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 15340
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.

Can't you leave it to the people doing the service to source them. Question
_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
moonigan
Newbie


Joined: 24 Apr 2017
Posts: 37



PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Yes.

Can't you leave it to the people doing the service to source them. Question


Its at an OPC so I suspect they will only source standard parts. I could certainly ask.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 15340
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moonigan wrote:


Its at an OPC so I suspect they will only source standard parts. I could certainly ask.



They might be able to advise. Worst scenario = New standard parts will be better than old ones.
_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
deMort
Long Beach


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 6523
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Porsche instructions for a gen 2 are to remove the silencer bolts and drop it then change the plugs.

Im afraid the reality is the clamp bolts are normally so corroded that this isnt possible .

So what we do is remove the pu / bumper and cut the clamps off to remove the silencers , then fit new ones.

The flange bolts which is what i think you mean are not removed to do this job , they do go rusty like all models and have to be burned out .. but not for this job ... the silencer bolts usually come out its just the clamp bolts that dont.

Job time is 1.5 hrs and not the book time of 0.8 because of the above .
_________________
.

My Daughter's Crowdfunding page Here

Mechanic

7pm - 9pm

Now At An Indy.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Jam911
Barcelona


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 1481



PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to jump on the post but I am doing my first DIY Major Service in a couple of weeks.

Is corrosion also an issue when removing the silencers to replace the spark plugs on a Gen 1?
_________________
Current '07 997 C4S
Ex '99 2.5 Boxster
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
deMort
Long Beach


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 6523
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You dont need to remove the silencers to do a gen 1 plug change .. only a gen 2 due to limited access .

Just remove the heat sheild and change them .. its limited access as per all 911 but an easy enough job .. says the man who works on a ramp !

Nice link to a gen 2 replacement though ..

https://rennlist.com/how-tos/a/porsche-997-how-to-replace-997-2-spark-plugs-383525
_________________
.

My Daughter's Crowdfunding page Here

Mechanic

7pm - 9pm

Now At An Indy.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Jam911
Barcelona


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 1481



PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borrowing a ramp so that should be okay.

Any more Gen 1 plug replacement tips please?

Only part of the service that concerns me
_________________
Current '07 997 C4S
Ex '99 2.5 Boxster
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
deMort
Long Beach


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 6523
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you work between the silencer and the head .. remove the coil heat sheild , 10 mm or torx bolts depending on year.. easy .. probably Torx .

Unplug the coil wiring .. i prefer to move the rubber boot up then unclip the wiring plug .. makes it easyier to reinstall ..

remove coils .. T 30 , remove plugs .. its that easy .. refit with new .

I will say on the floor it is harder than on a ramp .. well its a 0.8 job to replace them on a ramp .

you wont have problems unless a bolt snaps and thats rare .

Small amount of ally grease on the new plug threads .
_________________
.

My Daughter's Crowdfunding page Here

Mechanic

7pm - 9pm

Now At An Indy.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jonno_
Nürburgring


Joined: 29 May 2014
Posts: 379
Location: Oxfordshire

2005 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add, OPC won't replace with stainless , only OEM ***** mild steel.
_________________
997.1 Seal Grey c2s manual, ltt, mobridge, zunsports, Carrera S IIs (summer)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Jam911
Barcelona


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 1481



PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant thanks for the tips
_________________
Current '07 997 C4S
Ex '99 2.5 Boxster
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
moonigan
Newbie


Joined: 24 Apr 2017
Posts: 37



PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
The Porsche instructions for a gen 2 are to remove the silencer bolts and drop it then change the plugs.

Im afraid the reality is the clamp bolts are normally so corroded that this isnt possible .

So what we do is remove the pu / bumper and cut the clamps off to remove the silencers , then fit new ones.

The flange bolts which is what i think you mean are not removed to do this job , they do go rusty like all models and have to be burned out .. but not for this job ... the silencer bolts usually come out its just the clamp bolts that dont.

Job time is 1.5 hrs and not the book time of 0.8 because of the above .


Superb. Thanks!! thumbsup thumbsup
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum