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jonttt
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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

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
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:49 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


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

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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


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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jonttt
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, I'm only do the easy jobs first to ease me into Porsche ownership Very Happy

I've got to leave some jobs for lazy sunny summer days Hand

The engine will be detailed at some point. I've not even corrected the paintwork yet Wink

Also the wheels will be removed, offsets checked and detailed. I'll probably run some spacers as like most OEM setups there is a good 15mm tolerance that can be used and will make the wheels sit much better to the arches.

The arch liners will be removed and detailed but the car did benefit from them being removed, cleaned and waxoyled less than 1,000 miles ago at Ninemeister. When I removed the headlights to fit the HIDS it is dirty behind but only surface as there is a good layer of waxoyl behind there as well.

The front headlight glasses are fresh as they were renewed c1,000 miles ago but the rears need a detail.

I will be prioritising mechanicals next, the car is booked into unit 11 next week and I will be going over it with a toothcomb with them plus the RSR's will be fitted whilst we have it up on the ramp.

I'm saving this weekend for driving and have a few good runs planned. I'm almost hoping the weather is bad so the roads will be quieter and I'm dying to see how the car handles in the wet on a fast road run. I've not ran 4 wheel drive since my scooby days. I had many a great day in the welsh valleys in the wet in a scooby. I can't really get away with it in the Z3m as its so tail happy in the wet.

I also have some more "mods" from Gert on the way to be fitted.

Still plenty to do to keep me busy this summer. I've not really started yet Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
mohitos wrote:
Which bulbs did you opt for - 4300k or 6000k ?


I went for the 4300k

Why would you fit inferior 6000k ?


Never afraid to ask a dumb question.... Aren't 6000k bulbs more powerful?
 
  
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohitos wrote:
jonttt wrote:
mohitos wrote:
Which bulbs did you opt for - 4300k or 6000k ?


I went for the 4300k

Why would you fit inferior 6000k ?


Never afraid to ask a dumb question.... Aren't 6000k bulbs more powerful?


The k refers to the wavelength and hence colour of the light emitted by the bulb. Higher up the scale towards 6000k the light will have a bluish tinge.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohitos wrote:
jonttt wrote:
mohitos wrote:
Which bulbs did you opt for - 4300k or 6000k ?


I went for the 4300k

Why would you fit inferior 6000k ?


Never afraid to ask a dumb question.... Aren't 6000k bulbs more powerful?


Some people prefer the look of 6000k (blueish) but they are less efficient especially in the wet so those who fit them are placing cosmetic effect over efficiency Wink

I actually prefer a white light in any event
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah - in that case 4300K is a great choice !
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Never afraid to ask a dumb question....


A brain surgeon once told me that he is no cleverer than anyone else, he just asked more dumb questions and had a good memory.

That is a true story by the way. I had been dating his daughter for 6 months and when he later asked me what I saw in his daughter I told him that was a dumb question (she was a stunner Wink He spat out a glass of red wine over the lounge curtains which did not go down well with his mrs. You had to be there, it was funny at the time honest. In fact I'm chuckling remembering it now so thanks for that Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is it with fat ar$es Very Happy

New company toy, completely custom including frame, hand build by Harley Davidson....

and before anyone asks, no it does not corner well nooo




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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only had time for a quick job today which was Gummi Pflege application to all rubbers.

This is a well known product in BMW circles and has a practical purpose as well as cosmetic. It aids older rubber to create a better seal and has proved invaluable on my roady.


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect morning for a quick exterior hand detail as it was warmish but no direct sunlight....

To the touch the paint did not feel too contaminated but its always amazes me how much difference a quick clay bar makes with the paintwork feeling like butter afterwards.

A quick wash and then a fresh clay bar and plenty of lubrication




Its amazing how much contamination a clay bar can remove




Followed by a sealant and wax




All done in time to watch the Liverpool derby game and hopefully a run out this evening Very Happy

I'm hoping to make it to the classic car event at Gosworth Hall tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm hoping to make it to the classic car event at Gosworth Hall tomorrow.


http://www.gawsworthhall.com/carshow.html

Sounds good and not far from me with a nice drive through Wilmslow and Alderley Edge. Weather looking very nice so may tag along Thumb

May then call in at The Bull's Head on the way home for a snifter Rolling Eyes

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Sounds good, hopefully there will be a few 911UK ers there.

I'll recognise you from your avatar pic. In fact I'm sure I've seen you before somewhere........
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gummi Pflege - great tip thanks thumbsup
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