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jonttt
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well after my failed attempt to swap the new alarm board into the car last week HERE the correct tool arrived to remove the security screws.

RSS Online

A job is a lot easier with the correct tools PC

Correct driver from RSS online at c£20 delivered Mad






Once the passenger seat was removed (again) and alarm case released (again) it left the 4 philips screws (again) and 2 security screws that halted proceeding last week to be removed (only the centre top and bottom security screws need to be removed).




The board then slips out of the case. note that the board was a very snug fit into the retaining grooves so I had to remove the cabling first and then work the board out of the case.

Its also worth noting that I left the battery connected and removed the 2 small power plugs first. To be ultra PC you should always disconnect the battery before working on electrics but I didn't see any practical issues in leaving it connected so long as power is removed from the board first and connected back last.

The original board removed and cables disconnected




It was interesting to note that the board is dated the day before the car was first registered which I found surprising. I assumed the alarm system were all fitted to cars on arrival in the UK ie at the same place (so far as I know the system fitted to UK cars was unique to the UK and not fitted at the factory). Fitting the day before registration implies the systems were fitted by OPC's themselves just prior to registration?




Original '97 board on the left, new board on the right. Again its worth noting that the new board is dated 2013 implying that these are not old stock but new boards that have been made up ? There are some differences in the boards when comparing like for like.




Again it is worth noting that there are 4 jumper switches which should all be on the OFF position. Its easy to knock these whilst fitting the board so check them before closing the protective case. To add confusion OFF on the original board is all DOWN but OFF on the new board is all UP Rolling Eyes




Its then a matter of fitting the board 2/3 the way into the protective case. Again it is a very tight fit as the board seems slightly too wide for the groves that retain it in the case but with patience it will slide back in (some force is needed so be careful !).

When the board is 2/3 back in the 5 cables can be fitted. Fit the power cables (smaller ones on the left front of the board) last.

Before fitting the cover test it all works.

One of my controls worked first time but the second had to be programmed using the new red master fob. I think this is because I ordered the 2nd fob which was extra and only one is factory programmed to the board.

Once you are sure its all working then fit everything back together.

I now have 2 brand new sets of keys and fobs.




I just need to get some new stickers made up for the front of the new alarm fobs with the Porsche logo on Very Happy

as an added bonus I found the 2nd alarm siren disable key under the carpet edge. As these are no longer available and I could not source a locksmith with suitable keys blanks to cut a spare this was a real bonus and a reward for doing this job almost twice Grin
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jonttt
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ballcock wrote:
Hang on a tick ...


It rained?

And some of it landed on your car!?


How did you reshape the melty bits? Grin


lol I like my cars mint but I also like to drive them. Therefore I do not worry about the odd stone chip or getting them dirty. I just make sure they are cleaned after Hand

This is my Z3m after a fast west coast to east coast run over the Pennines and through the Yorkshire Dales




and this is the car the day after ready for a BMW show........




I find if a car is well maintained it is far easier to clean, the mud just fell of it Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you got the PA1000 sorted in the end Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dommorton wrote:
Glad you got the PA1000 sorted in the end Thumb


Yep, thanks to your links to the correct driver worship
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No point someone else reliving my pain if it can be avoided Grin

My current 993 has a brand new complete PA2000 so hopefully that'll be trouble free for a good while.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the differences between the PA1000 and PA2000 ?

I am aware:-

- the PA1000 needs to red master to program new remotes and the PA2000 does not.

- the PA1000 flashes 4 times before locking the doors and the PA2000 locks them immediately.

I presume there are other differences ?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You sure had that car shining 24 hours later!

Do you get the guys in work to do it , or is it hands on?

Can you pass the car to them and get a "free" paint correction!? Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
What are the differences between the PA1000 and PA2000 ?

I am aware:-

- the PA1000 needs to red master to program new remotes and the PA2000 does not.

- the PA1000 flashes 4 times before locking the doors and the PA2000 locks them immediately.

I presume there are other differences ?


Those are the main differences. I believe it had upgrade options such as total closure, the main board is a little more advanced, and the siren is smaller with no key to deactivate it. I'm also certain the plip range is a little better.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ballcock wrote:
You sure had that car shining 24 hours later!

Do you get the guys in work to do it , or is it hands on?

Can you pass the car to them and get a "free" paint correction!? Mr. Green


The guys that clean our company cars I would not let near mine Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of small but OCD necessary jobs completed last night.....

The door end trims seem prone to cracking as I saw a number of cars with this defect.

An easy fix as they are simply retained by one screw

Cracked original on passenger side




and the new replacement in place




of course OCD dictated that I had to also replace the drivers side so they both matched perfectly (they come in pairs Wink

Next it was onto the brake and clutch rubber covers. These just pull off and push on with a little effort




Originals after 64,000 miles....




with rubbers removed, factory new




replacements fitted



I could then go for a nice Tapas content Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another few jobs crossed off the list today.

Firstly I replaced the battery with a Bosche S6 AGM battery. There was nothing wrong with the battery already fitted but as the car will spend long spells in secure underground storage where I don't have the option of attaching a trickle charger I wanted the advantage of AGM technology to make it less likely I will be faced with a dead battery when I want to drive the car.




Advantages of the S6 Batteries with AGM-Technology:-

Extremely cycle- and vibration-resistant
Up to 3 times longer service life due to AGM technology
Absolute maintenance free, spill and leakproof
Installable in any position
Highest original equipment quality
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next on the list was to fit my private numbers plates now they are legal.

This was the first day that temperatures and the sun made it feasible for me to really check the air conditioning on the car.

I knew the compressor was working as the revs changed as they should on turning the air con system on and off.

However I had no idea if the system was working as I could not perceive any real change in temperature. So while is under a 3 month warranty I decided to get it checked out and tested.

I took a chance and cold called into the local Kwik Fit. They offer a fixed price service and re gas for £50 and if your system is faulty there is no charge.

I was lucky and hit a quiet spell and so it was hooked straight up to their machine.




Phase 1 was to drain the system. The result was both zero gas and lubricant. This did not surprise me as the car had been stored for 3 years and there is no record of an air con service in the history for the car.

Phase 2 pressure test. Passed with flying colours holding 86 PSI. The Kwik Fit guy commented that was a very good reading. It basically means there are no leaks in the system and confirms the system had emptied purely due to timeframes and not leaks.

Phase 3 was filling the system with lubricant and coolant. The machine did not recognise a 1997 911 4S but did a 1997 911 4 so once I clarified it was the same car the machine was setup to go. It is important that the correct amount of lubricant and coolant is pumped in and it is different from system to system. Kwik Fit will not complete the process if the car is not known to the system.

Phase 4 was testing. I know have cold air conditioning in time for summer Very Happy

Its great to know that the system is working correctly especially as it has probably not been ran for a good few years. I can now keep an eye on it over the next 2 months prior to the warranty expiring. I will run it regularly to ensure it is well lubricated and have a benchmark to judge deterioration against if any seals have failed.

Could not fault kwik fit at all or their service on this occassion.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HID Install.

I had ordered and received the T-Light from Tore Bergvill with the T-OBD a few weeks ago but today was the first chance for me to fit then.

http://www.bergvillfx.com/products.html

This really is a great quality plug and play bespoke piece of kit which is very easy to install.

The only real preparation you need is a wall to make sure the lights are lined up properly after fitment. I chose to do the install in the underground car park where the car is usually stored so it is easier to check alignment.

The kit which includes matching LED sidelight bulbs to be fitted at the same time




The procedure to remove the headlights is in the cars driver manual so I won't go through that other than to say I have never had a car that was so easy to remove a headlight unit

Once the rear cover is removed the OEM bulb is revealed with retaining clip and 2 wires which need to be disconnected





Its worth noting that the retaining bracket for the retaining clip can distort and there is a retrofit kit from Porsche available to fix this if there is a problem




However in my case the original fitting was fine. Here is the clip back in place with the HID bulb fitted




The HID ballast is then very neatly screwed to the rear of the back cover via customer made to measure brackets. This means that when the back cover is refitted the whole HID system is self contained within the light unit




Once the headlight was refitted it was just a matter of replacing the sidelight bulb with the supplied LED replacement

Original bulb




Replacement LED




Then the lights can be tested and compared. Remember to also check that the headlight motorised light level adjustment still works via the dial on the dashboard.

Left side fitted for comparison




and the finished result




On some cars these are a pain to fit but thanks to Tore's great piece of kit and very clear illustrated instructions it really was a 30 minute job and I'm very pleased with the end result.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Next it was onto the brake and accelerator rubber covers. Very Happy


Those will be the clutch and brake pedal rubbers. No new accelerator pedal? You're disappointing us Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which bulbs did you opt for - 4300k or 6000k ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Next on the list was to fit my private numbers plates now they are legal.


What's your private place? 911 OCD.... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jonttt wrote:


Next it was onto the brake and accelerator rubber covers. Very Happy


Those will be the clutch and brake pedal rubbers. No new accelerator pedal? You're disappointing us Wink


Oops you are correct. I wondered why I was not going anywhere Very Happy

I had better correct my post before 15 people point out my error but you get first prize Very Happy

Accelerator and footrest are on the list, I'm doing easy things first Grin
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Which bulbs did you opt for - 4300k or 6000k ?


I went for the 4300k

Why would you fit inferior 6000k ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zantaz wrote:
jonttt wrote:
Next on the list was to fit my private numbers plates now they are legal.


What's your private place? 911 OCD.... Smile


If it was for sale wack

I fitted one I already have on retention so cost me nothing but the price of some new plates to fit. Its not Porsche specific but matches the one on my daily driver so will do for now Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:

This was the first day that temperatures and the sun made it feasible for me to really check the air conditioning on the car.

I knew the compressor was working as the revs changed as they should on turning the air con system on and off.





Argh! My eyes, my eyes! Dirty fan and less than attractive aircon pipes Sad

Loving your work really but its re-kindled many memories for me.

Looks like the car has run for a little while with a broken spoiler curtain, this has a detrimental effect on many of the ancillaries in the engine bay as dirty water is sprayed all over and attacks the metal. Ideally you want to see golden hues from the passivate coating on the aircon pipes on low mileage cars. No problem though they tend to clean up, or you buy new hoses. Precision Porsche did a nice engine restore including replating all the parts etc, lovely job.

Its a satisfying job doing the whole spoiler/mechanism and bay. Here's my effort from a few years ago....





Not perfect but at 84k daily driver it was ok.



Also found some old pics of the new arch liners I did (can't recall anyone else doing this!) Have you done the underarch detail yet?




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