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scotia_steve74
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after 450 miles yesterday and a good few today I can say that I'm now the happy owner of a Mk2 GT3 and that it's now back home with me!

The weather couldn't have been worse part of the way yesterday - lots of teaming rain and standing water! The Mk2 handled superbly. I was very careful but still had lots of fun!!

One question though.... On a nice dry and empty part of the motorway, just after a 40 zone and accelerating back up, I decided to see how the higher revs felt. At close to 8000rpm I changed from second and the car lurched one lane to the right! Now is this the throttle steer thing happening with the camber of the motorway? It was quite sudden and unpredictable and I was glad I waited til and empty stretch of the motorway to try it! Scared me a little and I never took it above 5000 after that!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Steve, glad you've finally got it.

As for the lane change, can't say i've had anything like that. Only ever had the expected reactions to laying down power with a squirm.

Sounds like yours went when depressing the clutch to engage another gear? This shouldn't happen. Will be a reason for it tho not sure what it might have been?? More details of incident please!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done mate... Can we see some pic's......

Did the Boxster go to a good home ?




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Steve...

Pics please


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll leave the GT3 boys to comment on the rapid lane changing, but hope everything else is in order with the car.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by Dunc on 13December2006Nice one Steve, glad you've finally got it.
As for the lane change, can't say i've had anything like that. Only ever had the expected reactions to laying down power with a squirm.
Sounds like yours went when depressing the clutch to engage another gear? This shouldn't happen. Will be a reason for it tho not sure what it might have been?? More details of incident please!
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Pics soon - minging weather! Got a couple of garage shots though! Box went to OPC!

Yup, just checked with the dealer and the alignment is fine. he suggested to try on another piece of road!

Basically I was coming out of a roadworks on the M6 and as there was no traffic at all around I stayed in the NS lane and accelerated towards 8000rpm in second. The car does follow every bump but when I let of the gas while putting the clutch pedal in the car veered violently to the right, meaningI ended up in lane 2!! Luckily no ther vehicles and plenty of room. I didnt even make the change to third it was that shocking! Happened dead on 8000 rpm but the late 7000's the car felt unstable.

Someone has said it could be tyre pressure on renntech but it seems odd. Garage I bought from said it may be just that bit of road but the M6 section was clear, slightly damp but not much and no rain at that point. Quite worrying!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done on the car Steve,

really gave that one some serious consideration, but it came down to colour and SY was the one for me, great spec on the car, sure you will be very happy.

What happened today, sounds like tramlining to be honest going with the camber, your not used to it, strange things will happen, they are so powerful




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figured I would need to get used to it :D

I love the car - loads of rattles and nearly fixed them all! Missing a few clips to hold the door panel on but not really noticeable!

Apart from a little incident, handled great! Had lots of standing water too on a lot of the journey and no prob at sensible speeds!

Got some piccies too...... :)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



How you all doin peeps..


Excellent choice in car fella, but about your prob.. has what you described happened only the once?, what boots you run with and what condition are they in?

From what you describe, it sounds like a similar problem i had with my GT3 although mine done this most of the time.

I took it JZM who know about a problem (ask Steve about this at JZM) with the Michelin rears. The tread was still fine and the tires looked good, i had done over 4000 miles also with no worries and a corner balance and geo set up had been done only recently. So they swapped over another GT3s wheels with tires onto mine, went for a test drive and it cured the problem completely. Smile

If its possible, i would highly recommend a visit down here, get your car booked into JZM for a corner balance and geo set up.. worth every penny and at least 2secs a lap at most UK tracks, best bang for buck on a GT3 IMO.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you were off power when it happened i'd think it'd be a road surface / tramlining issue. The steering is 'lively' and does occasionally 'grab' so maybe it was a bump on the road.

Getting a geo check / adjust is a good idea for a new car to set it up right from the outset. OPC's ain't that great with the 3 by all accounts and i know of a couple of places in central Scotland who're up to the job - a guy in Edinburgh is reputedly very good and used to do the 'tricky' alignments the OPC couldn't get right.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just did it the once but the car really lurched when the clutch was fully in. Very sudden and unpredictable at around 8000 rpm in second!

Just checked the pressures - 36 and 40 f/r all the same??

Did yours get checked by Porsche first an if so did they try to fix? Very nervous car at speed too!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car should feel planted at speed unless on bumpy roads. I've found i'm doing a greater speed than thought on a number of occasions.

Sounds like a geo check's in order!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should that be covered by the OPC I just bought from and warranty!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, doubt that they'll honour that - might be worth phoning to say you suspect its out to see if they'll do anything but doubtful. I've heard it from a number of sources that OPCs often set up GT3s poorly. Think it depends on the experience of the tech.

Warranty only covers failed parts and the alignment of GT3s is hugely adjustable and therefore can be hugely out of adjustment!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked - should have been part of OPC check if I asked and I did!! I asked if it would be set to standard!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OPC's GEO check consists of the following:

Are all the wheels pointing it the right direction YES or NO

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by 911Silverback on 13December2006
How you alldoin peeps..



Rob, where you been?

Got your car back?



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by poon on 13December2006
OPC's GEO check consists of the following:

Are all the wheels pointing it the right direction YES or NO


Bingo. OPCs do not check the geo of the car. Besides, an OPC is only allowed to set cars up to factory standard settings, not something that is optimised for your driving.

Indeed, take your car to JZM for a complete checkover and geo. In fact, if the car is due a service soon, you might as well get them to service the car properly to ensure that the car is as it is supposed to be. You've bought a 50k car and I would do what is possible to ensure it drives as it should (considering you have no idea as to what the OPC really did with it during their "check"...) hint: usually tick the boxes so that they can sell you the 895 warranty...

The clutch in, drift sounds like something is misaligned OR you hit a very bad section of tramlining and weren't prepared for the movement.

If you had the clutch out at 8k rpm, and the car drifted, then that is a different story and most likely the sign of a worn diff.

BTW, does your car chunter heavily/want to stall when reversing around a tight bend/into a car space?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The slow lane of motorways are notoriously bad for tramlining, you get those deep ruts from where the trucks plough up and down all day long.

Worth trying again on another wide bit of road, try the middle lane to be safe.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, car stunters around while reversing at low speeds and turn from the driveway - sounds like it's going to stall....

I thought it might be the diff Sad
Had a service in feb 2005, at 9637 miles, presume oil. Had one in Feb 02, 12496, a major service!

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