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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I got the car Ive been looking out for a subtle headunit that will read MP3s off a USB stick library (can't be faffed with iphone connection all the time).

Sorted a Kenwood BT92SD that has a proper volume knob, not too many buttons and illumination that matched the orange of the car. Best of all you stick a big SD card in it so a USB stick isn't poking out all the time:

Display goes off after a period:

My stealth USB / Aux:





In other news this is hopefully why my idle is hunting and it frequently throws enrichment fault codes - AOS bellows split (look to have been leaky for some time!). More air is getting in than the MAF is metering.

Plan to follow the excellent guide by steveoz at the weekend: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=61942
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh oh, a pile of TRW boxes can only mean one thing....



... More suspension work. New inner and outer steering track rods, with new rack boots. also fitting new ARB bushes and NSF droplink as they will be the last front suspension item to be changed.

Got the old ones off (no special tools required, I used grips to unscrew the inner track rod, and threadlock when installing the new). Since I was renewing the ARB bush as well I releases the forked control arm for better access.



This means my front suspension is ALL brand new in the last 20,000 miles. The idea of replacing my 118k mile inner track rods was to cure a knock on the steering when the car is hot after an hour or so of driving. I'll do the other side tonight and then I will know if it has cured it.....
 
  
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2008 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks great, keep the wheels Silver. classic and original.

I've recently changed all the coffin arms and tuning forks and could not believe the difference in the way it now feels. I'd recommend getting a full geo setup on something like a hunter (haggled kwick-fit down to £60) because mine was well out once fitted.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good maintenance tips here, much will be relevant to my similar age/mileage car. Thanks for sharing the info!

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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A top tip when bleeding our brakes of a certain age:

The nipples WILL be stuck and and WILL shear off if you use a spanner or ratchet. Do take the time to do this with every nipple, you don't want to risk shearing:

Use a small hammer and tap the top of the nipple as many times as you can stand (don't go taking swings just little taps). This will start to deform the top of the nipple but don't worry.

Pour a kettle of boiling water slowly over the nipple (don't pour it on your feet).

Tap the nipple some more with your little hammer. Blow the hot water away and spray a little plus gas.

Keep tapping away for a few minutes.

Use a 6-sided (i.e. NOT a 12 point) 11mm socket to avoid rounding and use with a T-bar handle. DO NOT USE a ratchet or spanner.

A T bar is important to use with both hands and transfer all the effort into turning the nipple- if you use a spanner or ratchet they also have a sideways motion that will snap the nipple off.

Gently rock the nipple in tight and loose directions.

Then it should undo OK.

Replace the nipple with a new one and tape the top portion of thread with PTFE tape and some grease to avoid stuck nipples in future.
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



A couple of months ago on wedding duties!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice - great to see another versuvius grey

like the wheels

if anyone is really taken by the colour - my 996 versuvius is now up for sale - track it down in the classfieds

will be sad to see it go but my new 964 is taking all my attention
 



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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New MAF (old one was dated 2003) seems to have cured the car being easy to stall when parking / slow manouvering.

Genuine Bosch £140 delivered http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111302222436
 
  
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Y2K
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never realised yours is Vesuvius Grey. It’s a stunning colour.

I had considered one that was advertised locally, but decided against it due to the lack of aerokit. That same car had since then been transformed into RPM CSR.
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
Never realised yours is Vesuvius Grey. It’s a stunning colour.

I had considered one that was advertised locally, but decided against it due to the lack of aerokit. That same car had since then been transformed into RPM CSR.


I like it, its a bit different. Can't be appreciated unless its clean and the sun is shining!

Sometimes looks brown, sometimes grey, sometimes purple!
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is well out of date.....

I missed air con compressor off the above, a few laps of Oulton Park saw that off: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=93945

Since the MAF... there has been:

Exhaust boxes (Genuine, 1 brand new, 1 with 10k on it)
Front top mounts (again, faulty parts first time)
Rear track arms (TRW)
ARB bushes (genuine)
Dogbone arms (genuine, low mileage 997)
Engine mounts (new genuine)
Battery (tayna.co.uk)
Coffin arms (Meyle)
Window regulator (again)
Radiator
Fan resistors (RS)
Steering rack hard lines (+steering column) See: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=120660
Brake flexis
Brake pipes
Clutch / fly / slave / aos / gb mount and de- rust of sills See http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=124928
Discs and pads (textar)
Rebuilt idle control valve see http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=126841&highlight=
+ usual servicing oil filters plugs etc.

Phew!

Brings us up to date ..... just fitted a genuine 997 Shifter today! Shorter throw than 996, but not too short like the short shifters.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you use the alignment tool?
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
Did you use the alignment tool?


No need unless you are fitting new cable ends. I just popped the cables off the old shifter.

Even if you do fit new cable ends, then you can just mark the cables before you remove the ends and put the new ones in the same place.

I didn't fit new ends, but I was tempted to fit a new cable end that fits on the ball of the shifter, the other one won't wear so much. They are just about £13 each from OPC. However you can't replace the gearbox end of the cables, and these will be much more worn being exposed.... so I figured I wouldn't go mad here.
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm on a roll here.

I like to have a fire extinguisher in my cars. After doing so much work to the car I did not want it to go up in flames and then get ruined by the insurance company.

I read Dammit's thread http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=123877&sid=23a33242a95040150a94caf7b10921f0 about the OE bracket, and decided the OE kit was way too much, and OE extinguisher is a little small - the bigger the better really.

So I made a bracket to fit an OE style fire extinguisher.

Kidde KSF1GM £20 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000WTKT0U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bent a piece of aluminium:


Bolted up the bracket the extinguisher came with.

Now the tabs under the seat the OE bracket bolts to are not threaded, but I just used some small screws through the hole, and bolted it up with some spring washers.





Job jobbed:



Shame the supplied bracket holds it with the handle out... OE has it handle in.

However I will see how I get on, I might just flip the bracket so the handle is to towards the gearshift rather than the door.

Also, chucked a bucket of water over it:

Scrubs up well. Weird how the camera distorts.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
coullstar wrote:
Did you use the alignment tool?


No need unless you are fitting new cable ends. I just popped the cables off the old shifter.

Even if you do fit new cable ends, then you can just mark the cables before you remove the ends and put the new ones in the same place.

I didn't fit new ends, but I was tempted to fit a new cable end that fits on the ball of the shifter, the other one won't wear so much. They are just about £13 each from OPC. However you can't replace the gearbox end of the cables, and these will be much more worn being exposed.... so I figured I wouldn't go mad here.


Good stuff, thought that was the case but hadn't found someone that has done it. I bought a 2nd hand one so was just going to mark everything up.
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
Good stuff, thought that was the case but hadn't found someone that has done it. I bought a 2nd hand one so was just going to mark everything up.


See also https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/42-TRANS-Short_Shift_Kit/42-TRANS-Short_Shift_Kit.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Cabriolet is actually finished in Viola which I haven`t seen many the same and I never got a hardtop with it but then along came a hardtop in Vesuvio for £70 which is not really noticeable as being a different colour except in bright sunlight when the Viola is really purple and the Vesuvio just looks a bit faded in fact I prefer the contrast in colours it makes.

Wasz you really need to repaint the frunk lever its looking a bit worse for wear its easy enough to do.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delanor wrote:
My Cabriolet is actually finished in Viola which I haven`t seen many the same and I never got a hardtop with it but then along came a hardtop in Vesuvio for £70 which is not really noticeable as being a different colour except in bright sunlight when the Viola is really purple and the Vesuvio just looks a bit faded in fact I prefer the contrast in colours it makes.

Wasz you really need to repaint the frunk lever its looking a bit worse for wear its easy enough to do.

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Viola is very cool. Is that the millenium edition colour? I wonder how many special order colour cars are out there.

Yes the frunk lever is on the list....but way way down the list....will get there eventually.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am loving all these non kitted 996's on sport classic 11's
 
  
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