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v6matt
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:13 pm    Post subject: Two more niggles - Thoughts? Reply with quote

So as I solve one niggle, a couple more emerge ! What are people thoughts on these....

1) As the alloy wheel was off today, the tyre place showed me the wheel bolts. Oddly with Porsche bolts they have little cones that move attached to the bolt, a couple of these cones were perished and splitting the layers of the metal. I am guessing once they get into this shape people replace them? Because if these cones rust away...you have a loose wheel ? Or is this normal and they stay structurally sound ?

2) What is with the porsche leather steering wheel? It seems to be made of butter, I have a scag mark on one side and now the top is creasing (this happens everytime I take it to a garage, presumably as they manouvere it from the top of the wheel). Wedding rings are always an issue but this leather is very sensitive. Do people just get it recovered, or the cow on my wheel is just less performant?[/i]
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheel nut collars do flake away. Porsche bolts are about 7 quid each but there are plenty of aftermarket options that are more than suitable.

Have your steering wheel recovered by Royal Steering Wheels, makes the world of difference and you can choose various leathers and stitching etc
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

golfprorich wrote:
The wheel nut collars do flake away. Porsche bolts are about 7 quid each but there are plenty of aftermarket options that are more than suitable.

Have your steering wheel recovered by Royal Steering Wheels, makes the world of difference and you can choose various leathers and stitching etc


Agree

Wheel bolt corrosion is a very common feature on Porsche cars! Have a look here - http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=101123

I also used Jack @RSW to re-cover my old 997 wheel and I opted to have it made very slightly thicker (by covering over the original), which made it feel much nicer to hold IMHO Grin
 



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all !

So did everyone choose to change the leather on steering wheel due to the ease in which it gets damaged and/or aesthetic preference
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

v6matt wrote:
Thanks all !

So did everyone choose to change the leather on steering wheel due to the ease in which it gets damaged and/or aesthetic preference


Just wear really plus the standard wheel is too thin for my liking. So had it fattened up, perforated sides and it was like driving a new car. About £150 from memory 👍🏻
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

v6matt wrote:
Thanks all !

So did everyone choose to change the leather on steering wheel due to the ease in which it gets damaged and/or aesthetic preference


10+ years of constant use from oily / dirty hands inevitably has an effect on the leather. You can always clean and de-grease it , then re-colour / repair the scratches if you prefer, but it will never be like new again. A re-trim is not overly complicated / expensive.
 
  
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