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jonttt
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2014 Porsche Boxster 981

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exhaust Sound Update:

I've been meaning to update my journal on this subject since the car was remapped last year. One of the unexpected enhancements of the Wayne Schofield remap was the exhaust note. It was noticeable immediately on driving the car that it sounded much better so I have added a 3rd video below:

1. Stock OEM mufflers
2. OEM RSR Mufflers (nb OEM big oval exhaust tips added but they don't affect sound).
3. OEM RSR Mufflers and remap

1. Stock OEM mufflers



2. OEM RSR Mufflers (nb OEM big oval exhaust tips added but they don't affect sound).



3. OEM RSR Mufflers and remap



The exhaust sounds tinnier on film than it does in real life as cameras struggle to pick up the base notes but you get the idea. After the remap the exhaust pops and burbles a lot more freely. Its great in traffic in 2nd gear and awesome under load when accelerating Thumb

ps I was driving back from the City centre this afternoon and passed a new AMG S Class Merc (the 6.3). The guy in it pulled up to me at the next lights, wound his window down and shouted across "really beautiful beautiful car mate". I've said it before but will say it again no car I have ever driven gets so many genuine compliments on the road.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jonttt, as we discussed before sound clips are always difficult re pitch but you can definitely hear the difference in 'pops' on lift off from the third clip ie after the Wayne remap. I'm hooked so just trying to book up a date (via text!) with Wayne for September. Bob
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well worth it, your second gear pickup will be a lot better. Wayne knows these cars so well that he will spot any small (or large) problems with performance of your car. Its worth being patient with him, he is a busy man for the right reasons Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt - many thanks for going to the trouble of capturing and sharing the videos (along with everything else in this journal) thumbsup.

You've also done a very good job of selling big ovals and RSRs Mad ..Laughing.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest "upgrade" is for........ sunglasses storage Cool

Whats the point in fumbling around for them when they can be in easy reach on the passenger sunvisor. Easy to remove one handed without taking your eyes off the road Thumb

Available for Halfords for a few £....




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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a run out to a local car show over lunchtime today. Great weather and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of cars on show for such a local event (Lydiate Social Club).

Only a few porsches but a great 911T rally spec car and a nice 964 convertable. I spoke to the owner of the 964 for a while and I know he visits here so say hello










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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon

Great to meet you today great little show. Very impressed with your car it's stunning loved the seats.

Hope it's never for sale she's keeper.

Paul
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul, likewise, great to chat with a real Porsche enthusiast. You drove off before I got any pics of your car, that's what you get for taking the family with you lol. I was really surprised how good it was, kept me entertained for a few hours browsing the cars and talking to owners. Your mates merc was immaculate, the best car at the show Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah he keeps getting offers but won't sell.

Think he wanted your car funny enough lol.

Yeah some nice old cars be a big event next year.
 
  
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jonttt
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its that time of year again, time for the annual spit and polish.....

Now that I'm getting old and own a Porsche I tend to break the process down over a couple of weeks. With Silverstone Classic at the end of the month that was the impetus to stop watching the tortoise in the garden and do something constructive Thumb

So phase one after having washed the car a few days ago (I never like waxing a freshly washed / damp car) was a clay, wax and sealant to the main body.....

nb my car only gets fair weather use so I was not expecting much from the clay but it always amazes me no matter how clean a car, no matter how little contaminent the clay removes, how silky & buttery the paintwork feels after. It makes the waxing sooooo much easier

I just use a generic cheap quick detailer liquid as a lubricant for the clay




Then apply my favorite wax, no cheating with liquids, a good old fashioned wax which is easy to apply / remove even in full sun




and then a sealant is applied (marine grade Wink )




So phase two over the next week will be:

- the same as above to all door shuts
- all rubber seals to be fed
- glass cleaner inside and out
- full leather feed inside (the 4S is full leather) excluding new front seat leather
- tyres dressed
- big ovals polished
- hoover carpets
- check for dust under tax disc holder

I'll hopefully get some updated pics when its all clean
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff jon... just one thought: should you not seal then wax vs. wax then seal?!
 
  
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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jcx wrote:
Good stuff jon... just one thought: should you not seal then wax vs. wax then seal?!


+1 on that I'm afraid. You're applying two final stage finished which don't component each other. Once the paint is properly prepped one of those products would do. And you can later with a second coat.

Collinite is old school but reliable and long lasting. I'd stick with that.

Try floating the tin in boiling water for 10 mins beforehand. It'll go on much easier.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Oi Mate, can you do mine as well?" [/cleverly referencing another trending thread...]
 
  
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jonttt
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are both waxes, one being more synthetic than the other. I just prefer putting on two different rather than the same twice. The car lack takes c 48 hours to cure hence the reason I put it on last. It does also seem to take "top up" quick detailers better. I accept you could say whats the point of putting the first wax on and I have no science to offer other than this has worked for me for a fair few years and just feels better to the touch.

ps the wax was soft from being sat in the sun, I only polish when I can top up my tan Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JonT, have you used an LED for your instrument cluster?

I'm thinking of doing so. Tore has one for the centre console but not the instrument cluster itself.



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it's on my list of todo's. I have checked his led kit out but I don't need the side indicators as mine are already led.

I guess I'm putting off going full led as I'm trying to justify the cost of replacing all of the. Rear light units first. The problem is that most are worse then mine but I've seen new ones fitted and there is no comparison wack
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got chance to finish most of the exterior / paintwork clean today.....

- door, bonnet and engine shuts waxed
- sunroof cleaned and waxed
- all rubber treated
- tyres dressed
- exterior glass cleaned

So that only leaves the exhaust tips to polish (they don't really need it) and then onto the interior another day....




check straps still original and working perfectly






for the rubber...




for the other rubber....




I don't usually see the car with the spoiler up so thought I would take some pics whilst the sun was shining (Phone quality though).....














I was in full flow but then got interrupted when my 4 year old decided she would kick a door in the house....... ouch


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ps I had a run today which took me on route over lots of various sized speed bumps PC but I'm pleased to confirm the 15mm rear spacers are definitely not rubbng Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:39 am    Post subject: 993 Rear Seat Removal / Replacement Reply with quote

Finally got around to removing the Midnight Blue rear seats and replacing with black. I had to be patient to find black leather as most 993's rear seat are not leather Hand

Not a hard job to do at all, just warm in there so be prepared to sweat a little.

The hardest bit is removing one large industrial sized screw on each backrest. You will probably need an impact driver to get it started but once turned a little removes easily as the threads should be greased....


I used a Sealey Professional Impact Driver kit which has a suitable large flat headed bit to use.....










Next drop the seat backs down.

Remove the two lower back cover screws to allow easier removing / replacing the rear seat fabric tail later....




There are now two hidden screws on each seatback which secure the carpet in place.......

outside....




and you can see the two inner ones where they indent the carpet...




Once these screws are removed you can slide the carpet on the back of the seatrest from under the back cover......

This will reveal an elasticated strip which is secured in place with another screw. Be careful as you remove this as the elastic will spring back with a bit of force once the screw is loose...




You can now remove the seat backs by sliding out the outside edge and away from the centre which is held by a pin on the backrest at the inner pivot point......

Here is the inner pivot point hole. The pin on the seat back simply eases out of the hole as you remove so you need to ease to the outside as you pull away...






nb you may pull away a cover from the outer screw point, make sure this is put back in place...






The lower seat bases are simply held on with glue. The problem is its the thickest glue you are ever likely to encounter Dont know

I removed by simply tugging a bit at a time and using a stanley knife to cut through, inch by inch. It was a warm day though, any colder you may need to use a heat gun to make the glue elastic enough to pull away and cut....




Replacement is simply the reversal.


So I have now got front and rear black seats to finish off my better balanced two tone interior.....






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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting very lazy in my old age, can't be bothered fitting the snuck fitting indoor cover most of the time so bought a sheet to simply throw over......... No old bed sheet to be seen Hand




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