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hazzarelli
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Harry's 996 C2 Reply with quote

Greetings. My first post here following the purchase of my 996 last month!

Spec: 2000 Carrera 2, manual, Zenith blue with black leather

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So far the only “work” I have done is change the engine mounts, top up the oil and unfortunately I have had to top up the coolant a few times due to a minor leak - the latter should be rectified by the dealer that sold it to me, as it came with a 3 month mechanical warranty.

My other cars are a Renaultsport Clio 172 which I use for trackdays/ groceries, and a 1986 MR2 Mk1 which I use when I feel like having a fun journey and solving an “engine won’t start puzzle”. The Mr2 feels amazing as it has had every single bush, ball joint, shock absorber and mount changed in the last 2 years- and I plan on giving the 996 the same treatment Smile






Cheers!

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Marky911
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along Harry! bye

Car looks great. Cool MR2 too. I always wanted a Mica Blue one when I was young but ended up getting a Mk2 Turbo when the time came. Chalk and cheese obviously but both are great.

I hope your leak is an easy fix. I look forward to watching your progress with the car. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, looks just like mine when I got it and before a got my tweeking mitts on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

More blue 996s - I think I must have started a trend Grin

Mine is a Violet Blue PTS - but does look very similar to Zenith Blue in different light.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Zenith.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Harry car looks great , look forward to the updates, hope the leak is sorted soon for you , great cars thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front, mid and rear engined cars - a great stable!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome - zenith blue looks lovely in the sun.

Look forward to updates
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to 911uk Harry

Pretty car. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Harry
You're obviously into your cars, the info on here is limitless.
Your 996 looks fab, enjoy!
 
  
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hazzarelli
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for the warm welcome!

I have ordered a replacement rad cap, as this may be the culprit and is easy and cheap to change! If that doesn't work, the dealer from which I bought it has agreed to have it seen to by his mechanic.

Upcoming changes:

Powerflex gearbox mount insert. The engine mounts were quite tired when I removed them so I am guessing the gearbox mount will be too.

I am deciding on my 'spec' for the suspension refresh. I like the stock ride height so will probs stay on original springs and update the dampers with Koni special actives. Going stiffer/lower with m030 etc is also an option, but it is hard to know what to go for based on internet reading alone!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the rad cap leaks you will see a white crusty deposit on the threads and the outside .. assuming you have enough antifreeze in it .

If the lvl drops below the plastic seam seal on the bottle but doesn't drop much beyond that then the bottle has split along the seams .

For anything else it's a pressure test .. pressure gauges can be had off of ebay for less than £30 so a cheap tool to test .

Just for info .. run the car from cold , the metal tab on the pressure valve should raise up so it can be freely moved without touching the body .. if it doesn't do that then there is a leak as pressure is not being generated .

welcome btw Thumb
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hazzarelli
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks deMort. Cap should arrive soon so will test this weekend!

Have purchased some Carrera Sport Classic wheels.



They are original porsche wheels with the 993 xxxx manufacturer codes, widths 7.5J, 10J. In need of refurb and new tyres would be a treat. Useable condition and for £200 I can't complain!

Currently they are on N rated PS2s: 225/40/18 at the front, 295/30/18 at the rear. I'll change the rear size to 285/30 (or maybe 265/35??).
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered some renewal parts:

    Koni Special Active shocks
    Various Meyle suspension arms/ TRE / top mounts (22 separate things!! Surprised)
    Motul Gear 300 75W-90 Racing gearbox fluid
    Powerflex PFR57-530 Gearbox bush insert


Keeping the original springs & ride height.

The number of suspension components (& cost) skyrocketed as I adopted a "whilst I am there" approach. The results should speak for themselves!

I will fit these over the next month or so and get a geo done. If I am sticking to a standard ride height, will a bog standard hunter alignment place work for the geo, or is it still worth the trip to a specialist such as center gravity?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s very easy to blow the budget on parts, you can just imagine what the price would have been at an opc.
If your planning a standard geo setting I can’t really see the point in paying for specialist work. It’s different if your aiming for something specific like a lot of guys do on here.

I’m in the middle of my own suspension stuff atm and I’m making my own polybushes. 2 reasons for this. 1. I can make the moulds easily so the cost is kept low and 2. I can choose the grades of hardness to suit my own needs.

I’ll be looking for certain geo settings which will ultimately be on the advice given here as I’m in Northern Ireland and a trip to center of gravity isn’t gona happen. I’ll have to choose one of the few better outfits here and see if they can get the desired settings.

Are you fitting all the parts yourself?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Harry and lovely looking 996.1 (from another 996.1 owner) and cool car collection .. Thumb

Enjoy thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll be interested to read your thoughts on the Konis when you fitted it all- the technology looks clever.
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hazzarelli
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NedHan79 wrote:
It’s very easy to blow the budget on parts, you can just imagine what the price would have been at an opc.
If your planning a standard geo setting I can’t really see the point in paying for specialist work. It’s different if your aiming for something specific like a lot of guys do on here.

I’m in the middle of my own suspension stuff atm and I’m making my own polybushes. 2 reasons for this. 1. I can make the moulds easily so the cost is kept low and 2. I can choose the grades of hardness to suit my own needs.

I’ll be looking for certain geo settings which will ultimately be on the advice given here as I’m in Northern Ireland and a trip to center of gravity isn’t gona happen. I’ll have to choose one of the few better outfits here and see if they can get the desired settings.

Are you fitting all the parts yourself?


Very interesting! I made my own polyurethane engine mounts once for my MR2. It was an NVH abomination. I probably used the wrong shore hardness! Think I went for 80... Ended up buying some ok used ones and enhancing with tiger seal which did the job nicely.

Yes I'll fit the parts myself. Any special tools required? Is it recommended to replace any bolts?
 
  
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hazzarelli
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
I’ll be interested to read your thoughts on the Konis when you fitted it all- the technology looks clever.


It is clever tech. They are a replacement for koni FSD (frequency selectable damping) which means that for both rebound and compression there will be variable rates of damping depending on frequency, i.e. soft over potholes & British b roads but firm under cornering load.

Will review once they are on!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What colour is the header tank? If its faded yellowy to anything other than white, I'd suspect it was cracked and leaking, if it's not that, then it'll be a radiator corrosion leak at the bottom, look down the ducts and you'l see the buildup of road debris.

Have you considered pattern 993 RS engine mounts?

Beers!
HH
 
  
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