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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently a thread was posted on Rennlist warning 993 owners of possible failures of the plastic Oil Filler Bellows Surprised .........




So in a fit of OCD paranoia I ordered a replacement from my local OPC

Rolling Eyes .........





Note the price includes a 10% PCGB discount Grin


Of course when I removed the old one there was nothing wrong with it ! Embarassed






But on comparing it to the new part there is a difference, the new one is vastly improved Smile

as you can see it is much longer than the original part, making it much easier to put oil in.....




now some people have just been removing these rather than replacing Hand

but as you can see there is a mesh grill at the bottom to stop debris from entering the oil tank Razz ........ so why would you not fit the new improved version Dont know

With the original design the bellows simply pushed into the tube and then the oil filler cap was fitted. A lot of owners did not seem to know it was there as removing the cap it just stays hidden flush with the tube. With the new version you have to push it down with the filler cap. When you remove the cap it springs out like a jack in a box ready for use. It can then be extended even further to make filling a lot easier......

A classic example of Porsche evolution worship

Popped out on its own.....




Extended.........



BUT, if you compare my original and new part to the Rennlist failure..... the new part looks like the Rennlist one (ie longer) nooo

Sooooo given my original part was still perfect (assuming it is the original 1997 part) is the new "improved" one prone to disintegrate Dont know

I guess I will have to keep my eye on it Thumb

Edit: Found this 1996 993 Turbo Technical Bulletin.....


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this aid in filling? It took a bloody age to refil the oil after the last service.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of pics from last Sundays Oulton Park Gold Cup Meeting......

Not as many cars as last year, probably due to a combination of dodgy weather and the marshalls not allowing entry to the infield after a set time nooo .....

but Sunday turned out to be decent weather




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looking as good as ever. Thumb

Thought that was a for sale sign on the visor at first. Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol it could have been, had a long chat with a real gent and his father who is looking for a nice WB 993. He was asking all the right questions with obviously impeccable taste Thumb

He had just returned from a trip to Stuttgart and has his heart set on one, hopefully will see him on here one day Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was good to see you there Jon, love those seats. Pity I had to park so far away as quite a few did, the Porsche enclosure was half empty.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="jonttt"]
But on comparing it to the new part there is a difference, the new one is vastly improved as you can see it is much longer than the original
[quote="jonttt"]
Isn't it normal that they get smaller with age! Hand
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
Was good to see you there Jon, love those seats. Pity I had to park so far away as quite a few did, the Porsche enclosure was half empty.


Likewise, was great to meet you, hopefully will get a chance to have a look at your RS conversion another time Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope my DIY skills "hold up" Surprised


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^great pic......and brave man!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure brave is the right word...

I hope the rails holding the wheels are lined with foam or carpet and that the bricks are sealed to prevent dust.

No carpet or protection on the wall for the passenger door.

JONTTT - I thought you were a professional but this smacks of my sort of work.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have mitigation.......

The rack will be getting some pipe insulation fitted when I get back from a weekend in Scooootland.

I never have a passenger when entering the garage but despite this have some overly expensive protection mating to be fitted on the wall.

I have put off painting the walls as I'm sick of the sight of paint this year so the car resides under a luxurious dust sheet and has a fully fitted indoor cover for winter Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the 993 was caked in dead flies after its Welsh exploits last week (a weekend golfing and early morning driving on some of deepest Wales best roads Thumb ) so it had a well earned wash today.....



I always dry the brake discs by the fast road run method Smile and took my camera for some pics of the best looking car I've ever owned......
















Who needs a work of art to hang on a wall when you can have one in the garage Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some smart pics there Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very artistic JONTTT and she looks fantastic.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Turbo S Front Bumper Duct Install Reply with quote

Hi ,

I purchased some of these a while back, Have had them painted to match the car, but the lights are super dim. Need to fit leds and have inspected and tried to open the unit to change bulbs seems difficult There is a slot on the side where I could put a screw driver and leaver, but before I break something can anybody guide me please.

Images copied from jontt's page which is very helpful indeed, but does not answer my question

Michael




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, screw driver in the side and twist

I have tried 5 different bulbs and these are the best by far

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC12V-Car-White-16-LED-Bulb-Interior-Light-Dome-Lamp-Light-Panel-4-x-4-cm-/191375644885?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c8ee098d5
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The LEDs on the ones I got were an upgrade from carnewals site pre fitted to the porsche ducts but the ones 9mls links too look better as they are not yellow in appearance when not on. You would need to wire over the connector block though Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So guess who sat in the car last week to play around with the becker and left the interior light on killing the battery today wack

Luckily I have a spare and the original is now on a deep recharge cycle Rolling Eyes

I'm missing it already and it's only November Sad

Still at least this year it's parked up in my garage so I can tinker away.....

Anyway, great to see my journal being read, over 106,000 views now Surprised
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