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Marky911
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work EG. Thumb

Like you say it's nice knowing you've been in and nipped it in the bud early.
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurray! The car is back home. Gearbox guy had the box for 11 weeks. Grin
Very happy with the price though and it’s perfect now, no more whining.

So Craig and I made the trip down to Jamie’s yesterday morning. He’d had a big push to get it done for me and like the gearbox price, Jamie has really done me a favour costs wise. Car is looking a bit dusty and sorry for itself but no big deal. Jamie was going to wash it but it was going to get filthy on the 70 mile trip home. -




A couple of loose ends to report on before I tie up this round of work -

I opted for a new standard bush for the box, before it went in.




Gearbox guy fitted it along with everything else. The box was stripped, inspected and any necessary parts replaced. Basically every bearing and seal, including the diff taper bearings. Thanks for the heads-up on those Rich. Thumb
Box of old bits here. -




One other fault that Jamie spotted is below. Can you see what it is camouflaging itself? -




Cleaned off.
Plug not fitted properly. Has been weeping oil for who knows how long. -




Removed -




New one installed -




So that’s about it. Car dropped off last October and just collected yesterday. I don’t mind though as it would be off the road anyway, it frees up my garage and Jamie always does me a great deal as he can do it as and when.

The stamp for the service which was for 2017 has filled the original service book. 18 stamps and the car was 19 years old last year, so one is missing. Rolling Eyes
It turns out the last owner didn’t get it done in 2014.
The car only covered 3400 miles between ’13 and ’15 but still, it should have had a minor service for the stamp. That’s going to play with my OCD. Grin

So anyway, I have a new book (In the background) to start next time. -






So now it’s time to think about bodywork and aerokit etc. I want everything done by May, which sounds easy but there’s a lot to do to get the car how I want, including caliper refurb, strip and paint rear arches.
Plus Craig's Ohlins are due any day now, so we'll be doing that first as well as some fences and prep work for the guys to get started on my back garden. Busy busy.

My split rim refurb turned into a bit of a nightmare with the diamond cutting.
Situation resolved now though so they are ready for tyres and will go on last.

Anyway, boring update but it rounds off the mechanicals. Thumb
 
  
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear the wheel situation is sorted - I know what you mean when you say it's going to be a struggle to get everything done in that period, it always takes longer than you think.
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, all sorted thankfully Neil. Always happens to me.

When is yours due back?
 
  
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's a good question, things started off very well with updates being emailed over, then there was nothing for a week, a couple of my emails went unanswered and now I don't know what's happening, other than the painter wasn't happy with it so wanted to redo something- don't know what he wanted to redo, or how long its going to take him.

Roof and seats can't be done until the painter releases the car, and the roof guy doesn't know when that's likely to happen, so right now - in limbo.
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah right, I'd read about the painter wanting to perfect a few things. That's a good sign though. At least they're not one of those places that waits until you spot it. Wink

I'm sure it will all fall into place. I look forward to seeing it done. It will boost my efforts on mine. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff. Out of site out of mind I suppose.
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers C, glad I can get stuck in now.

I've just seen your new wheels. Nice. Cool
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely the last mention of this round of work, but I'd forgotten to stick it in. I mentioned it in Wasz' thread though so will record it here.

When Jamie removed my tensioners one of them didn't have much resistance as he undone it, so he had a look once it was out and found this.
Good one on left, mine on right.



Porsche have changed the design of these now and the new ones are only compatible with newer style tensioner pads, which can only be fitted during a rebuild. Luckily Jamie had an original style one in his spares.

I didn't think it would make any difference to anything but guess what?
No more chain rattle on cold starts! I was never bothered by this as some cars do it, some don't but anyway it's gone.

Next update will be a fresh project, I promise. Wink
 
  
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EGTE
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff and no need to apologise; it's all very interesting! Thumb
 
  
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HSC911
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EGTE wrote:
Great stuff and no need to apologise; it's all very interesting! Thumb


Yeah
 
  
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g911omr
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting about the tensioners. My car has slight chain rattle for about a second (probably even less than that)if it has been stood for a few days. Is changing them a straightforward job?
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks lads. Thumb


g911 - The tensioners themselves simply unscrew like a large bolt, however you must lock your timing first.

Our resident winter Olympian Wasz, spent a freezing cold weekend on his and has a great thread running covering his work and in particular the locking of the cams etc. -

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=124928&start=80


Changing a tensioner may get rid of your rattle or you could waste time and money for nothing.
My Indy looks after a 996 still with its original owner and it has done the start up rattle since new. It had a load of work at Porsche during its early days but they couldn't get it to disappear. It's still fine though all these years later.
If you ever get the chance, listen to a 996 GT3 do a cold start. They sound positively knackered. Grin
If you can source some good used tensioners then it's not a big job for an Indy to fit them for you, but I wouldn't worry.
I'd never have chased my rattle but my Indy happened to stumble upon the weak tensioner. Thumb
 
  
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g911omr
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers.

I'll most probably ignore it then. It's just one of those little things that is annoying rather than worrying. I've had the car since last summer and not driven it much. I'm going to make a real effort to put on some miles this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You and me both. No point having them as garage ornaments. Thumb
 
  
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