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Rojdog
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: My 997.2s Reply with quote

Been a lurker for a while but am now a few months into ownership of my first 911.

So thought I would introduce myself with a few pictures at least!

The car is a 2010 2S, PDK.

Unfortunately I don't have any nice pictures of the car yet so will start with some cleaning/ maintenance that I have been busy with this week. (after taking inspiration from some fantastic threads on here)

I did Front top mounts as they were knackered and after decided I wanted to do the backs as likely the same age and I plan on keeping the car a long time. (didn't take any photos of this as I was too busy wrestling the stuts)

While doing this I took the opportunity to clean out all the wheel arches and under trays. The rear arch liners were hiding alot of crud..

I used one of those brush attachments for a drill and an air line to blast away anything that was left.

All the under trays came off covering me and the garage floor in half a bag of gravel. This gave me a good chance to have a look around underneath especially at the rear coolant hoses which thankfully are showing no signs of corrosion unlike the fronts.

Only things showing noticeable corrosion are 2 diagonal braces at the front and 2 at the back, which I may replace for OCD reasons at a later date

While everything was off I decided now was the time to clear out the front rads. Front bumper off I was really surprised how much dirt and leaves had collected at the top of the rads. Blew out with airline and now nice and clear unlike the rest of the garage which is now covered in a nice layer of dust!

Next up to tackle is the front coolant hoses and crossover pipes which are weeping on the drivers side.

Still surprises me how big the rears are on these cars, I've had a few 4x4s and it makes those seem small! Grin
 



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BigLion
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic work!!!

What lift / jacks are you using?
 
  
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Monkeynutz
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great pics! That car looks to be in good hands!
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Rojdog
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigLion wrote:
Fantastic work!!!

What lift / jacks are you using?


Its a mid rise scissor lift from here

https://geg.co/product/eurotek-mrs3-scissor-lift-with-mobile-attachment-option-2/?v=79cba1185463

They also sell on ebay, I made them an offer and got quite a decent discount.

It makes life so much easier I would thoroughly recommend one.
 



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TonyC911
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Nice one Roj! Enjoy the ride!

Envy

Now I have serious garage envy!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rojdog wrote:
BigLion wrote:
Fantastic work!!!

What lift / jacks are you using?


Its a mid rise scissor lift from here

https://geg.co/product/eurotek-mrs3-scissor-lift-with-mobile-attachment-option-2/?v=79cba1185463

They also sell on ebay, I made them an offer and got quite a decent discount.

It makes life so much easier I would thoroughly recommend one.



Quality - thank you Smile
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to not being a lurker and being a contributor ,and a great first thread Thumb Thumb
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deMort
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome young man Smile

Couple of points .. i love looking at pictures like this Very Happy

2nd Image .. those pipe collars are corroding with one looking like its close to leaking .. bury them and any other one like that in ACF 50 or waxoil .

I think you have a VTS fitted , you should have x2 black cards for that and if not going to be used then removing the immobiliser part might be a good idea .. seen a few non starts due to this going faulty over the years .

If thats not a gps antenna on your front bumper though then ignore the above .

Is there a nut on the link rod o/s/f ?

Mud behind the arches is pretty common .. if yours was a Cab it would already have flooded inside due to that amount of dirt there.
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Rojdog
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
Welcome young man Smile


Is there a nut on the link rod o/s/f ?



Drop link from anti roll or track rod? Sorry I'm unsure what you mean?

Yes I have VTS and it is enabled very eagle eyed!

All them corroded pipes came out today, lowered the subframe will post up pics later. The rear pipes appear o.k. but as you said I have covered them in acf 50, it says it penetrates so hopefully will get get in between the faces.

What is the torque spec for the track rods as I had trouble undoing the n.s. which was a little surprising as they was only off a few days ago when doing the too mounts. I think I did the to 75nm from memory... probably too much

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Rojdog
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyC911 wrote:
Welcome

Nice one Roj! Enjoy the ride!

Envy

Now I have serious garage envy!


Thanks Tony there is a thread on here somewhere about single garages lots of pictures pure garage porn!!!!! They put mine to shame!!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rojdog wrote:


What is the torque spec for the track rods as I had trouble undoing the n.s. which was a little surprising as they was only off a few days ago when doing the too mounts. I think I did the to 75nm from memory... probably too much

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James M-S
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Roj,

Great first post. I really want to get my arch liners and undertrays off for a good clean, unfortunately don’t have such a nice home setup.

Where are you based? D’oh! Essex. There’s a few from Essex on here (askgeez) they sometimes go to the meet at ace cafe.
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Rojdog
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James M-S wrote:
Welcome Roj,

Great first post. I really want to get my arch liners and undertrays off for a good clean, unfortunately don’t have such a nice home setup.

Where are you based? D’oh! Essex. There’s a few from Essex on here (askgeez) they sometimes go to the meet at ace cafe.


Quite a satisfying, once its all done! The arch liners cant be done quite easily as long as you have the wheel off. Not sure I would fancy doing all the under trays off of stands just because of the clearance underneath.

I had a boxster previously and did some bits under it on stands and it was pretty tight but doable.

Does any of them have a yellow 991 by any chance I keep seeing it out and about?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark blue 997 GTS is who I’m thinking of.
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Rojdog
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So as promised today's update - coolant hoses and cross over pipe removal.

As Demort had warned the most corroded hose (Off side upper) didn't want to come out of the ally crossover and was broken in the process of removal.

Surprisingly the rest came out without any hassle although still heavily corroded.

I managed to catch most of the coolant - on the floor Rolling Eyes despite my best efforts with the bucket!

Following again what the most helpful Demort had advised on other threads, I unbolted the rack x2 bolts Hose clip brackets x4 bolts and lowered the subframe x8 bolts leaving the furthest rear bolts on to hold it up.

That gave ample clearance to remove the crossover pipes and heavily corroded brackets.

I gave the bracket a good wire brush then coating in acf50, Im not a big fan of waxoyl and acf is spoken well of on here so was my first experience with it.

Again following good advice I coated the rest of the hose connections in acf50 trying to spray in between the connections as best I could. It says on the bottle it penetrates so hopefully will get some capillary action sucking it in. I did think about taking them off and giving the faces outside of the o-ring a light coating but decided against it as a possible can of worms I didn't want to test.

I jet washed all the trays and liners in prep for going back on in the next day or two.

I noticed that my brake rotor guards had broken at the fixing point closest to the track rod ( probably caused by me) and were flapping around. I managed to secure them by adding a slightly larger washer and are now good as new.

So now I just have to go and get a new set of pipes from East London OPC on the way home from work in the morning. Fortunately I have a few days off after tonight so if all the parts are in stock I'm hoping it's all done by Tuesday.
 



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily for me East London opc had all my required parts in stock this morning.

Got everything back in which happened to be alot easier (probably as I knew what I was doing this time!) I decided to re-use the short rubber pipes that connect to the crossovers as they are £20 each and mine were in perfect condition.

Changed my rear anti roll bar bushes which really were worn through, I'm hoping this turns out to be the source of my rear clunk. Nice easy job 2 bolts either side and that was it.

Topped up coolant and let it reach temp, topped up again and left to run for a bit. Will check again in the morning. I was surprised at how little coolant was lost in the first place, I expected a lot more.

Got a packet of the little torx screws and retaining clips to replace some missing ones bargain at 30p each!!!

Just need to wait for some dry weather now to take it out.
 



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the OP .. worship excellent job ..

The OCD in me though .. spray those pipes in ACF 50 or silimlar .. i know you will anyways but i start to panic when i see bare metal .. sigh .

Slight hijack for those reading this thread .. brake pipes , coolant pipes , a/c pipes .. protect them please ..

Ive had to explain to customers just how much it is going to cost them to replace some of these pipes due to corrosion .. its not pleasent watching someones face fall when you tell them just how much its going to cost .

I dont like ruining someones day .. in this case it can be an entire month !

Brake pipes , coolant pipes and a/c pipes .. bury them in what ever you want .

I will also say that i had never herd of waxoil or acf 50 in over 10 years at an OPC .. its an indy thing .. so if you think OPC is excellent .. think again .

Back to the OP .. if the noise is a Bonk ... bonk bonk ... then its diagonal arms .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Demort!

I coated all the new hose ends but I'm holding off a little bit with the acf50 for now as it gives a kind of wet look and I wanted to be able to see any drips or leaks.

My plan is to get Porsche warranty and I'm not sure how they will take to everything looking all moist and shiny on the 111point check.

The car lives in the garage and doesn't come out in wet weather so hopefully should be o.k. for a month or so.

Only an original battery and a fresh set of rubber left on the to do list...

It has textar brake pads in which Im hoping they dont pick up in the check and make me change as they have about 70% life left Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the brake pads are black and not some weird shape thats obviously not Porsche then they will pass .. we only get 1.5 hours for the inspection and if it lookes like a Porsche item then we certainly dont remove it to check .

Downsides to a 111 point check .. Porsche battery and N rated tyres .

If you have any third party items installed its a fail and also if you have any kind on non Porsche Tracker then dont leave paper work in your glove box refering to it .

Mesh Grills will still fail even though they are a dam good idea as i understand it ..its one thing they still havent relented on although they have on armour fend .

They wont be interested in new bits .. the mechanic is just inspecting a car and isnt interested in anything other than service history ... for all he knows it was in last week and the work was done .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats good news, I will get the battery before I go rather than paying the labour for fitting when they flag it.

I have N rated Pirelli sotto zeros but the rears are low so planning to replace with a full set of ps2s before hand.

Another positive my rear clunking is gone! Must have been the anti roll bar bushes, chuffed! Smile
 
  
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