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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brunty88 wrote:
2 of these


Whats the spec on your Intercoolers Brunty ?
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Cannop
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As my car started to suffer with the drivers door window dropping when the door handle was pulled, but immediately returning to the closed position as soon as the door handle was let go, I bought a new door lock. The micro switches inside the unit start to fail eventually and they aren't really user replaceable.



From Design911 it comes in at £219.65 with VAT and delivery which I thought was a bit steep.

After a bit of googling of part numbers I found the above, which is destined for a Volkswagen Golf Mk5 right hand side door, on ebay for £17.89, over £200 cheaper.

Spot the difference....



....not a huge amount and nothing needed changing or swapping over from the original unit.

The clip that connects the external door handle to the lock is a weak point and although the original was OK....



....as the new lock didn't come with a new one (obviously)....



....I decided it would be prudent to order a fresh one.



The new lock's now fitted, a bit of a fiddly job but not too difficult, and the window now behaves as it's meant to once again.

It's nice when you can avoid the Porsche tax! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be commended for finding out that the Golf part is the same as the 997.

Great work.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good tip on door locks!

Related just for info; mk1 Audi TT locks are used on the 986
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

side stripes in Dark Grey anthra.

same for my summer wheels.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bilstein B4 front PASM dampers
Rear pads, discs and sensors
Major service with air filter and plugs
4 x Pirelli P-Zeros
Turbo alloys from eBay
Double Din Pioneer DAB head unit and facia
LED rear number plate bulbs
Porsche indoor cover

An expensive week.
 
  
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Hertsdriver
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannop wrote:
It's nice when you can avoid the Porsche tax! Very Happy


That's incredible!!! Hats off to you! thumbsup

We could do with a sticky thread of stuff like this...... Question
 
  
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rickprice
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Planet TVR we have a series of ‘alternative parts’ lists, because:
A - the part came from a donor car
B - the replacement comes with TVR Tax (not as bad as Porsche tax but similar)
C - the part was cheap, nasty and flawed and there is now a better replacement

These are very useful lists to have, especially if you DIY or want your indie to save you a load of money.

Rich
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickprice wrote:
On Planet TVR we have a series of ‘alternative parts’ lists, because:
A - the part came from a donor car
B - the replacement comes with TVR Tax (not as bad as Porsche tax but similar)
C - the part was cheap, nasty and flawed and there is now a better replacement

These are very useful lists to have, especially if you DIY or want your indie to save you a load of money.

Rich


I started one here

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=136275

Add away !
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not actually this week but over the last few months...

1) Ohlins - Front shocks were weeping and MOT failure, so, in for a penny in for a pound
2) Had a day at Silverstone Porsche Experience Centre - Boiled the brake fluid, so adding GT3 brake ducts. Rear brake ducts and uprated brake fluid / pads to follow....
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing exciting, just an MOT at Porsche Tonbridge (Pass obvs 🙄).

BUT saw a chap picking up his brand new lizard green GT3 RS! He was obviously pleased as punch. A lucky fellow indeed.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A litre of ACF 50, same amount of their Corrosion block and some of the same marine grade grease so I can whack it on my MTB so that when I jet wash it the damn stuff Doesn’t come out quite as easily ?
 
  
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Fulla
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DSC module and accelerometer fitted by 9E.
Next job is a suitable phone cradle - I like the Rennline one as used one of theirs in my 993. If anyone has alternatives let me know
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brodie/rennline one sits too low for me. I use a couple of magnetic ones in airvent. Combined with two magnetic discs in phone case it’s solid.

I bought a Kenyu airframe vent holder based on reviews, but 997 vents are too floppy.

These are what I use in all our cars.

Car Phone Holder YOSH Pack of 2 Magnetic Cell Phone Holder for Car Air Vent Magnet Car Cradles Mounts for iPhone X 8 7 Samsung Galaxy S9 S8 Huawei Wileyfox Doogee Sony Moto Xperia, etc for GPS devices https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N8W7IJB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SpEVDb73B4D1M
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTEK MXS 5 battery conditioner for £54.24 from here https://www.xlmoto.co.uk with free delivery - Bargain
 
  
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v6matt
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New LED sidelights, following a recommendation on here for a type that worked with the 911's canbus.

Ebay number 151702370542 (10SMD version)

Great result
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jhrfc
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fulla wrote:
DSC module and accelerometer fitted by 9E.
Next job is a suitable phone cradle - I like the Rennline one as used one of theirs in my 993. If anyone has alternatives let me know

I have the rennline on both my 993 and 997. It is low on the 997, but short of windscreen or vent mounted solutions it’s the best.
Ps a. It can of the DSC PASM unit too.
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jonno_
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James M-S wrote:
Brodie/rennline one sits too low for me. I use a couple of magnetic ones in airvent. Combined with two magnetic discs in phone case it’s solid.

I bought a Kenyu airframe vent holder based on reviews, but 997 vents are too floppy.

These are what I use in all our cars.

Car Phone Holder YOSH Pack of 2 Magnetic Cell Phone Holder for Car Air Vent Magnet Car Cradles Mounts for iPhone X 8 7 Samsung Galaxy S9 S8 Huawei Wileyfox Doogee Sony Moto Xperia, etc for GPS devices https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N8W7IJB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SpEVDb73B4D1M


James - you know this already, but nearly every 997 I looked athad at least one dodgy vent, I assume due to phone holders or air fresheners.
They are a bit of a pain to fix too.

Guess all I'm suggesting is caution in mounting anything on the airvents Very Happy
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jonno_
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

v6matt wrote:
New LED sidelights, following a recommendation on here for a type that worked with the 911's canbus.


Matt - Good stuff, what's the colour match like with the xenons?
Would have thought 6000k colour temp might be a bit blue, would normally go 4000k but interested in your thoughts, esp in the dark.
Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannop wrote:
As my car started to suffer with the drivers door window dropping when the door handle was pulled, but immediately returning to the closed position as soon as the door handle was let go, I bought a new door lock. The micro switches inside the unit start to fail eventually and they aren't really user replaceable.



From Design911 it comes in at £219.65 with VAT and delivery which I thought was a bit steep.

After a bit of googling of part numbers I found the above, which is destined for a Volkswagen Golf Mk5 right hand side door, on ebay for £17.89, over £200 cheaper.

Spot the difference....



....not a huge amount and nothing needed changing or swapping over from the original unit.

The clip that connects the external door handle to the lock is a weak point and although the original was OK....



....as the new lock didn't come with a new one (obviously)....



....I decided it would be prudent to order a fresh one.



The new lock's now fitted, a bit of a fiddly job but not too difficult, and the window now behaves as it's meant to once again.

It's nice when you can avoid the Porsche tax! Very Happy



You should send this to PORSCHE and politely requested why? It would Be interesting ?
 
  
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