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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
 



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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So while that was drying I had another couple of things to attend to....

the air con condenser brackets were looking a bit rusty, so while the bumper was off it seemed rude not to give them a blob or two of hammerite...
 



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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id also previously cleaned up the old 'carerra' badge that id taken off and painted it gloss black with new double sided foam so that went on too which was satisfying as they are at least £50 to buy
 



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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and then the bumper went back on, jesus - what a ball ache that was! looks tons better IMO and glad the brand new condensers are being a bit protected Thumb
 



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simonas
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a stunning motor pal, I'm the same been looking at a 911 for my next car and started looking at 996's but don't really like the look of them so a gen 1 997 it will be.

Are you loving yours?
 
  
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Hertsdriver
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely! Do it Thumb
 
  
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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of bits arrived Cool
Rear discs finally came from carpartsforless... and the bluetooth adapter thingy from amazon. Will be fitting both over the weekend Thumb
 



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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted the bluetooth adapter in a couple of hours on Friday night, process was painless as there are so many instruction videos and guides (just search LAPower or Mr12v). It probably also helped that my car has phone prep, NAV, CD changer and no Bose Smile

I wont use either the aux input or the SD card, so I secured the unit under the lower dash/footwell area near tot he aux power socket in the passenger footwell. I routed the mic up behind the passenger carpet, around the side of the dash and around the top of the windscreen so that the mic could be attached to the interior light console where its out of the way. It seems to be working fine, although I cant seem to answer calls via the buttons on the PCM so will probably see if that's a common issue... the music streaming works perfectly though with the track skip buttons all working from the PCM controls.

All in all though a great upgrade and means I probably wont bother changing out the PCM Thumb

Next task was to wait for the rain to abate to do the discs. The heavens finally stopped on Sunday morning, so I set to the task, armed with more internet guides and plenty of brake disc cleaner, a wire brush and a tub of copperslip Smile

I have to say it went painlessly, and my only concern is that the pads I got (Pagid) didn't come with any backing plates/anti squeal shims, so I lubed liberally with copperslip and they seem to be fine so far with no noise...

I am glad I did the brakes as they hadn't been done since 2012 and 60k, so it wasn't a surprise to find that the pads has cracked in places, the discs were severely scored, with pretty much all the holes on the rear face clogged up with pad material, and on one of the pads the backing plate was coming away from the friction material... Went up and down a nice clear straight A road to bed the pads in a bit and it feels so much better! stops well, with good feel, I am sure it will get better as they bed in.

I also inspected and adjusted the handbrake pads as per the advice on the various videos (tighten to a stop, then back off 4 'clicks' of the adjuster), but they handbrake is now far too high in the cockpit (probably comes up 6 clicks) so will go back and adjust this some more when I can get time.

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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also won an ebay auction on friday for a Tequipment fitted outdoor car cover, and after I had paid I got a lovely message from the seller offering to deliver it on sunday as he was in my town visiting his mother.
Lovely guy called Tony from Kent area, used to have a 997 GTS (hence the cover) and currently has a 991 Turbo as well as a Ferrari 458 (as you do...). No idea if he is a forum member as I stupidly forgot to ask, but really nice of him to pop it in and it fits a treat Laughing
 



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99pFlake
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work! With the brake discs did you give the face of the wheel bearing a sanding to get rid of any corrosion and/or check the run-out of the disc after it was installed?

I only ask as it's often the source of "warped" discs in the future due to uneven disc wear. I speak from bitter experience having failed to do this myself on a car with discs that were over £400 each frustrated
 
  
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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

99pFlake wrote:
Very nice work! With the brake discs did you give the face of the wheel bearing a sanding to get rid of any corrosion and/or check the run-out of the disc after it was installed?

I only ask as it's often the source of "warped" discs in the future due to uneven disc wear. I speak from bitter experience having failed to do this myself on a car with discs that were over £400 each frustrated


Hi, I certainly cleaned off everything from the face with a wire brush and lots of brake cleaner (it was filthy, rusty and covered in old gunk), and then gave it all a light coat of copperslip. When I seated the new disc against the face I slackened off the handbrake shoes and pushed the disc home with a rubber mattet, turning it several times to ensure it was properly seated before tightening the 2 retaining screws so Im pretty sure its on as correctly as I can get it at home on the drive way... ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might buy a cheap dial gauge off ebay though and test it out when i get the wheels off to adjust the handbrake again Question
Incidentally, how bloody heavy are those rear wheels? what a faff that is putting those back on (or is it just me?) Wish it was studs on therer instead of wheel bolts, or at least a locating spigot.... nooo
 
  
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Robertb
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
I might buy a cheap dial gauge off ebay though and test it out when i get the wheels off to adjust the handbrake again Question
Incidentally, how bloody heavy are those rear wheels? what a faff that is putting those back on (or is it just me?) Wish it was studs on therer instead of wheel bolts, or at least a locating spigot.... nooo


I used the mounting bolt I borrowed from my Mercedes' toolkit. Screws into the topmost bolt-hole for you to hang and locate the wheel on.

There should be one in the 996 toolroll, if my car's previous owner hadn't lost/stolen it. Is there not one with the 997?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need one of these

https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod7429/Wheel-Mounting-Tool-for-Porsche/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car...

not sure if anyone has mentioned it already but you can get factory cruise control retro fitted, Wrightune in Wallingford did my 996 while I popped into the town for a coffee and a stroll round - www.wrightune.co.uk
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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Robertb"]
Hertsdriver wrote:

I used the mounting bolt I borrowed from my Mercedes' toolkit. Screws into the topmost bolt-hole for you to hang and locate the wheel on.

There should be one in the 996 toolroll, if my car's previous owner hadn't lost/stolen it. Is there not one with the 997?


There isnt one on a 997 as it has no spare, so theoretically no need to remove the wheel.... Sad

Gazc2 wrote:
You need one of these

https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod7429/Wheel-Mounting-Tool-for-Porsche/


Thank you! I am pretty sure I can probably make one of those up from a bit of Steel bar, especially now I know what it looks like, but might just buy one and be done with it! Thumb

peterg1955 wrote:
Lovely car...

not sure if anyone has mentioned it already but you can get factory cruise control retro fitted, Wrightune in Wallingford did my 996 while I popped into the town for a coffee and a stroll round - www.wrightune.co.uk


Thank you, yes I was aware of the cruise and may do that at some point in the future... as is my want in life I will probably try to do it 'on the cheap' with a used stalk and then either get it coded, or try to find a unit that allows me to code it myself (in the VAG scene I used a knock off VCDS system with good effect...)
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

car looks lovely OP but have you heard of the APC tandem pump cover that could save you quite a few pennies in the long run as yours looks like its not too far off leaking although most look like that!

https://alternativecarparts.co.uk/shop/997-porsche/porsche-997-tandem-pump-cover-c2-c4/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
car looks lovely OP but have you heard of the APC tandem pump cover that could save you quite a few pennies in the long run as yours looks like its not too far off leaking although most look like that!

https://alternativecarparts.co.uk/shop/997-porsche/porsche-997-tandem-pump-cover-c2-c4/


Thank you!

I think it (pump cover) looks worse than it is due to my poor photography , but I am monitoring it and expect to have to do something about it sooner rather than later. I have read up on the covers and understand the previous versions were made in stainless which didn't really work out, so would love to know more about the newer alloy versions, but I believe the company no longer sell them? They are certainly out of stock on the link you provided which is a shame, so perhaps I need to find somebody that bought one but didn't fit it? Laughing
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This forum is great!
Been wanting to change my steering wheel from the triangle airbag muti-function wheel to something a little less ‘triangular’... and a guy on here contacted me who had changed the wheel out of his ‘4S’ for a carbon version, only issue is he lives in Kent. But as luck would have it he was working in London today so we arranged to meet up and swap ‘wheel (and airbag) for ca$h’ Laughing so strapped it in to the Brompton bag and made my way home wher of course I immediately fitted it Thumb So pleased! thumbsup

If anyone wants a multi function wheel drop me a line Bandit
 



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