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An expensive day - Can anyone add to the list!!!!

mightymetro

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So, after having the car a year i thought it was about time i had the Geo done and after recomendations regarding Center Gravity i booked the car in. Went down yesterday and Chris spoke me through the process and thinking of the geo etc etc.

Went out for the road test part and the bloody clutch started slipping. :duh: :nooo:

Any hows got back to the workshop and went round the car checking the suspension and as to be expected its all pretty knackered at 110,000 miles as i expected. List what i need is

4 x Coffin arms
2 x inner track rod ends
2 x outer track rod ends
2 x Diagonal control arms
2 x top mounts (these are not essential but while im at it)

So then we move onto the clutch, and with the car ready for a major service i have decided to get the IMS LN Engineering upgrade done at the same times as the clutch.

Wham......total price is 4k for the above doing. And i cannot wait until all is done by the end of April :thumbs: . Im looking forward to getting rid of the Porsche paranoia and feeling what a well set up car feels like on the twisties. Roll on the end of April

My question is, while all the following work is been carried out, are there any other recomendations on bits i should change, bearing in mind the car is having a fair few bits taken off etc etc.

Any advice appreciated. Just need to keep the credit card from the one indoors :lock:
 
Wow, you should really enjoy your summers motoring :thumb:

I don't know what condition your discs, pads and tyres are in but if any are more than 50% 'shot' I'd probably junk the lot and go for the 'whole new car experience'.

That's another £1800 spent. :grin:

ps. + another few quid to have your GEO rechecked. :nooo:
 
Ah, maybe i forgot to add that ive a set of Brand new tyres waiting to be fitted. I didnt want to fit them until i saw Chris about the geo as the rears have only last 7-8k and are shot due to the toe in (a note to get your geo checked when changing tyres!!!!!!!)

I applied a bit of man maths to that and they went into last months spend :D
 
You've gotta love man maths. How about one of Hartech's low temp thermostats, a set of plugs and air filter ( if not already pencilled in), some wire mesh behind your front rad grilles to stop crap getting in and of course a good detailing. Next up is a track day to give it all a damn good thrashing and then a continental blast and some Alpine hairpins to finish it off. You'll then need a year with it up on bricks whilst you pay for it all!!. :D
 
Oh, a bit more man maths there. Low temp stat was purchased in February so thats in that months spend :hand:

Major service will cover consumables and they are going to fit the Low temp stat when they do the clutch and IMS.

Oh just remembered, the air con rads are in the garage too awaiting fitment so might have a go at that while i wait to take her in to the garage in 2 weeks :thumb:
 
Already mentioned I think, but new discs and pads? That seems to be the only thing you're not changing!! Easy to do anytime though.
 
mightymetro said:
So, after having the car a year i thought it was about time i had the Geo done and after recomendations regarding Center Gravity i booked the car in. Went down yesterday and Chris spoke me through the process and thinking of the geo etc etc.

Went out for the road test part and the bloody clutch started slipping. :duh: :nooo:

Any hows got back to the workshop and went round the car checking the suspension and as to be expected its all pretty knackered at 110,000 miles as i expected. List what i need is

4 x Coffin arms
2 x inner track rod ends
2 x outer track rod ends
2 x Diagonal control arms
2 x top mounts (these are not essential but while im at it)

So then we move onto the clutch, and with the car ready for a major service i have decided to get the IMS LN Engineering upgrade done at the same times as the clutch.

Wham......total price is 4k for the above doing. And i cannot wait until all is done by the end of April :thumbs: . Im looking forward to getting rid of the Porsche paranoia and feeling what a well set up car feels like on the twisties. Roll on the end of April

My question is, while all the following work is been carried out, are there any other recomendations on bits i should change, bearing in mind the car is having a fair few bits taken off etc etc.

Any advice appreciated. Just need to keep the credit card from the one indoors :lock:

£4k....hmmm I'd buy/source the parts myself(OEM parts). Speak with Jasmine or Porsche-apart. Often they have great OEM new or used parts for a fraction of the cost of most other suppliers(inc OPC). What they dont have they can usually source within 24/48 hours.

Don't pay any more than £65/hour from an Indy or more than £1,000(inc VAT for a complete clutch supplied and fitted)!

http://www.jasmine-motorsport.co.uk/
http://www.porsch-apart.co.uk/

re

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Porsch-Apa...id=44110333&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=1

With that many miles maybe worth considering this kit.......

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-P...CarParts_SM&hash=item2a2a9843bc#ht_2111wt_965

Also, supply and fitting of the coffin arms for just circa £150/side

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-B...cles_CarParts_SM&hash=item256c303a20#ht_0wt_0
 
Have you included AOS, if major service you would have spark plugs in the list?

Oil filler tube, oil pressure sender?
 
mmm, will have a look at changing AOS while i am at it. The major service will be carried out at the same indy who is doing the clutch and IMS and spark plugs are included :thumb:
 
wizard993 said:
mightymetro said:
So, after having the car a year i thought it was about time i had the Geo done and after recomendations regarding Center Gravity i booked the car in. Went down yesterday and Chris spoke me through the process and thinking of the geo etc etc.

Went out for the road test part and the bloody clutch started slipping. :duh: :nooo:

Any hows got back to the workshop and went round the car checking the suspension and as to be expected its all pretty knackered at 110,000 miles as i expected. List what i need is

4 x Coffin arms
2 x inner track rod ends
2 x outer track rod ends
2 x Diagonal control arms
2 x top mounts (these are not essential but while im at it)

So then we move onto the clutch, and with the car ready for a major service i have decided to get the IMS LN Engineering upgrade done at the same times as the clutch.

Wham......total price is 4k for the above doing. And i cannot wait until all is done by the end of April :thumbs: . Im looking forward to getting rid of the Porsche paranoia and feeling what a well set up car feels like on the twisties. Roll on the end of April

My question is, while all the following work is been carried out, are there any other recomendations on bits i should change, bearing in mind the car is having a fair few bits taken off etc etc.

Any advice appreciated. Just need to keep the credit card from the one indoors :lock:

£4k....hmmm I'd buy/source the parts myself(OEM parts). Speak with Jasmine or Porsche-apart. Often they have great OEM new or used parts for a fraction of the cost of most other suppliers(inc OPC). What they dont have they can usually source within 24/48 hours.

Don't pay any more than £65/hour from an Indy or more than £1,000(inc VAT for a complete clutch supplied and fitted)!

http://www.jasmine-motorsport.co.uk/
http://www.porsch-apart.co.uk/

re

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Porsch-Apa...id=44110333&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=1

With that many miles maybe worth considering this kit.......

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-P...CarParts_SM&hash=item2a2a9843bc#ht_2111wt_965

Also, supply and fitting of the coffin arms for just circa £150/side

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-B...cles_CarParts_SM&hash=item256c303a20#ht_0wt_0



Thank you for the detailed reply. Price wise there isnt much to beat it to be honest, its just the shear volume of parts needed. I have looked at the M030 kit, and i have decided that im going to have everything done at the moment except the top mounts and then next year change the top mounts and add the M030 all together. I know its another £300 Geo but to do the work know is another £1500.

However, speaking to Chris at CG he reckons a set of HR ARB's could be the way to go :?: Sounds interesting
 
It's good to read about owners looking after 996's.......good luck and I hope it all goes well.
 

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