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cambjones
Barcelona


Joined: 20 Apr 2010
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job done. As others have said it is quite easy, and saved £320 + labour.

It's probably an hour job if you know what you are doing, and 2 hours if you make a few mistakes along the way.

A couple of rookie mistakes for me, like jacking the car up before loosening the wheel nuts, and putting one side back together and realising I had forgotten to put the washer back on.

It's tricky getting the new rubber boot on, or rather getting the spring fastener back on.

Here are some photos in case others are planning on doing this. (pictures in reverse order)

The replacement rubber boot is a little taller (6mm) than the original ones but they seem to still do the trick as they are the correct diameter on the top and bottom. The original ones had what looks like a part number (020 060 015 012) on them but googling it does not help.
 



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cambjones
Barcelona


Joined: 20 Apr 2010
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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madalaa
Fuji


Joined: 13 Mar 2008
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Location: West London

2009 Porsche Boxster (987)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Cam, job well done Smile
 
  
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cambjones
Barcelona


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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks mate. Nice to get my hands dirty. It's been a while since I've been 'under the bonnet'. Even the simplest job provides a great sense of self achievement 😁
 
  
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kerb scraper
Nürburgring


Joined: 25 May 2012
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Location: Hertfordshire

1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done. Always good to see a bit of DIY. Just out of curiosity : why did you refit the original circlip? Did the new boots not come with a large and small silicon rubber 'O' ring to fit?
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cambjones
Barcelona


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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah I just assumed I had to replace the spring/clip... the new boots did come with silicon rubber 'O' rings to fit. They are on there as well...

So basically I guess I've upgraded Laughing

I'll be sure to remember that if ever I sell it...

I have the double secure drop link boots fitted.
 
  
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