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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like it!

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been away working abroad for the last 6 weeks so got back keen to get behind the wheel and give it a good thrashing! and luckily its been a beautiful day in sunny wales!

so a good thrashing it was given! sunroof open to hear that growl just a little more! Twisted

on the way back home decided now it was getting warmer I'd get the aircon regassed as its never really been cold only to be told I had a aircon radiator leak so that's added to the list to do! convinced that's an easy job I can do myself though Very Happy
but saving the pennies this month as a few plates I'm interested in go to auction in a few days!
also on the list before summer is a wheel refurb as while not curbed there is some lacquer peel on all 4 of the outer lips



and also gonna get her professionally detailed Cool

but anyway got her home and gave her a decent clean and took a few random pics as you do! Laughing















 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

another new tyre at the rear (passenger side this time) worn on the inner edge and hopefully got it sorted this time after going to a better alignment place





drivers side rear was adjusted as much as poss but couldn't quite make the specs but its better than it was so hopefully no more eating inner edges Rolling Eyes
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not much of an update but was proud how well the paint work came up today
its the 1st time since I've owned it I've gone all out and clayed it polished and waxed it! and the paintwork came up fantastic so a little pic whoring had to follow! Embarassed













 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Lee Thumb

That hind quarter shot reminds me of my favourite pic of my old C4. Cloud 9

Not bad for a narrow bodied car.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Lee thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread and looking v nice.
I admit to seeing the 996 as a little "plain jane" (c4s and turbo excepted) but the aerokit makes such a difference - yours looks absolutely cracking.
Re the air com - Condensers can be bought for around £70 on eBay (new) and removing front pu is not that difficult so it is a fairly easy diy job.
Cheers
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for all the comments guys Thumb

@rob that's the reason the aero kit was a must for me when looking to buy one Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The clay bar seems to have made a big difference! Think i'll be giving that a go on mine! Car looks great.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice thread Lee

I get it!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only a tiny update but been after updating the stereo in the porka for a while now and having nearly pulled the trigger on buying a new stereo that I liked only to discover unless I changed my phone to apple it would of been a waste of time as it was apple car play based (pioneer da 120)
after a chat with an audio specialist I decided I'd wait for an equivalent android version which will be getting launched in the near future apparently! (any pioneer fans confirm or deny?)

anyway as a cheap and cheerful fix in the meantime I brought a cable off good old ebay that works a treat for £14 quid delivered it was worth a try




after following a good old youtube guide I found out it already had a lead on there that someone had cut off (dension? anyone heard of them? worth fixing it?)



the connections look a bit old school so imagine its not easy to replace these



but anyway 20 mins or so later and activating the aux mode I'm in business and can now stop buying CD's again lol



sound quality is just as good as the normal radio / CD's so cant complain
only gripe I'd have is it doesn't charge the ipod and its that old the battery dies after a couple of hours!
but think those that did charge the ipod had a stupid price tag Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car. I think the 3.4 aero is the pick of the non Mezger's!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers mat Thumb have to agree

and I know back a page or 2 I said I was going for the kline exhaust but when these popped up on here for a sensible price I had to give them a try

and they turned up today Cool





just waiting on my exhaust fitting kit to turn up now! and i'll be sure to do a before and after vid Wink

and thanks steve was a pleasure doing business with you Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done for snapping those up so quickly! If you don't like them, let me know! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the dansk exhaust fitted today





may treat my self to some new stainless sports cats now as they are looking a bit old next to the new back boxes

and did a small before and after vid that does them no justice but you can clearly hear the sound difference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBSRm48wRa4&feature=youtu.be
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another small update

always thought the wheels looked a bit lost in the arches so purchased some 15mm spacers



before shots







and after





looks much better imo
not taken her for a spin yet but hoping all is well driving wise
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

noticed not long after fitting the new exhaust that it was blowing slightly from a slit in the exhaust flexi section (no idea if this happened in transit or while fitting or after etc) but while driving to a garage to see if this was weld able I heard it get worse and sure enough it had split all the way through



so a new section has been welded in instead of trying to bodge it back together



however now I know they are odd and if you get low enough you can just about see them its giving me ocd problems Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my air con condensers were not holding pressure so been without aircon through our pathetic summer
and when alex yates pointed me in the direction of some cheap replacements I snapped a couple up

old ones



and new ones in





after seeing the state of the old ones I may be following suit with the mesh that some have fitted

and a bit of a marmite mod but I had them on my old bmw and liked them so i'll give them a whirl and see what I think

metal pressed plates


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres a couple of pics now I've fitted the pressed plates






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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to bring this back upto date...

Purchased some rss engine mounts



Had a spare couple of hours on Friday to fit the engine mounts
So take 1 .... lined everything up and then realised the only deep socket I don't have is an 18mm
Every set I have has 17 and 19 but no 18 Sad
So everything put away and off to 2 branch's of halfrauds who also don't have them Evil or Very Mad
Finally managed to get one from a mechanic mate
So take 2...
Now I was only fitting these as a performance modification and as far as I was concerned my mounts were in an OK condition
However as soon as I took the engines weight off the mounts oil started pi55ing straight out of one of them



At 1st I thought it was from elsewhere and I'd broken something Embarassed

Excuse the filthy engine bay

Air filter removed



Secondary air pump and top bolts removed



As the only 18mm deep socket I could get was a 3/8 drive I had to get all getto with my tool so move the nuts



And this is where the next problem came Embarassed
Instead of the nut coming off the whole thread came out the mount Evil or Very Mad



Tried everything I could think off to shift the nut but ended up snapping the threads



It now being too late to get one my engine had to stay jacked up all night Embarassed
Resumed today nipped to porsche cardiff who because they didn't have change gave me the nuts for free Cool

They also had this little beauty in there





So back to work cleaned up the bay a little ready for new mounts



New mounts in



All tightened up and back together and a bit more of a spruce up



And after a quick test drive I can report everything feels a lot more tight
Nvh levels have probably raised a little but that could be because I was driving with the stereo off etc and actually trying to listen and feel for any differences

But for anyone considering upgrading definitely get all new nuts and bolts to save having the dramas I did Rolling Eyes
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