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kozzi
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good compromise on black Nick; think that looks more alive!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think I’m going to love this car.... Grin





Car looks stunning enjoy, black does suit the 997 turbo for sure but like you, I couldn't resist a blue one .
I went for colbolt blue love it.

Every time I walk away I have to take a 2nd look.

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NickHappy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scholester wrote:
Looks stunning in Lapis.
How does it compare dinamically to its older brother?
I have promised myself to use mine more this year as they are great driving machines. Not sure why some say the Turbo is too quick for the road as they are truely happy at any speed.
One thing I would look at would be the fitting of a quality sports exhaust and replacement of any associated fixings with better quality items. Stealth is fine but they do need an uprated soundtrack in my mind.


Thanks for the compliments Gents - you already know a good thing though Thumb

Comparisons so far is that it just feels a lot easier to drive at slower speeds and you don't realise what the power is available until you drop the hammer!!

Definitely know what you mean ref. sports exhaust, had a Dansk on my 996 and quite liked the sound of that. Any ideas on what is decent for a 997?

Will be a while before I do that though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adamw wrote:
NickHappy wrote:
I think I’m going to love this car.... Grin



At last pics ... was that after a wash and polish Grin
Beautiful looking car Nick - well done Thumb


No!! Still needs doing, the paintwork needs some attention but that's a 4 day job once I've got the clay bars and polish out.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apollokre1d wrote:
Very nice Thumb

But Errm... Grin


looks OK on the iPhone.....

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tgdesign wrote:
NickHappy wrote:
I think I’m going to love this car.... Grin





Car looks stunning enjoy, black does suit the 997 turbo for sure but like you, I couldn't resist a blue one .
I went for colbolt blue love it.

Every time I walk away I have to take a 2nd look.

Thumb Thumb Thumb


Lovely looking car - Like the PCCB too Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cobalt and Lapis Blue look stunning guys thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickHappy wrote:
Scholester wrote:
Looks stunning in Lapis.
How does it compare dinamically to its older brother?
I have promised myself to use mine more this year as they are great driving machines. Not sure why some say the Turbo is too quick for the road as they are truely happy at any speed.
One thing I would look at would be the fitting of a quality sports exhaust and replacement of any associated fixings with better quality items. Stealth is fine but they do need an uprated soundtrack in my mind.


Thanks for the compliments Gents - you already know a good thing though Thumb

Comparisons so far is that it just feels a lot easier to drive at slower speeds and you don't realise what the power is available until you drop the hammer!!

Definitely know what you mean ref. sports exhaust, had a Dansk on my 996 and quite liked the sound of that. Any ideas on what is decent for a 997?

Will be a while before I do that though.

'Drop the hammer' Grin
I went with Kline Stainless Steel with 200 Cell cats. Much improved sound over stock and Felix will do you a good deal if you email him direct.
I think Top Gear do some good kit too so do some digging and start saving the pennies.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now the winter nights are drawing in and I’m not out and about so much at the weekends this is the ideal time to get into some “preventative maintenance” going. Grin In other words any excuse to take your P&J to bits and put it back together. Sometimes wish I was a car mechanic for a living 😁

First off I took the front PU off and went about cleaning up the condensers and Rads; as all of you know so much crud gets in but not a big deal cleaning it out. Have to say the condition of the Rads and Condeners is pretty good for an 11 year old car once I taken the time to give them a good hoover out. The centre rad is shagged though, no sign of any coolant loss or leaks so something I think I will put on the backburner until early next year.







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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something else that had been bothering me since I had taken ownership was the state of the Bells on the Brake discs. All the discs had been changed by the previous owner approximately a year ago at an OPC, not long ago but the condition of them didn’t reflect that and I think this is a common characteristic but with these wheels the eye gets drawn to the contrast of nice wheels then, rusty brakes!

I went about masking everything up and even went to the bother of masking the entire car as spray paint can get everywhere. I treated them to a little primer first and then went for a high temperature aluminium finish, looks OK I think and looks decent with the wheels back on. Thumb










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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also went for it with wheel nuts - think I’ve got a bit of OCD but rusty nuts can’t be good!!

Look after your nuts and they’ll look after you.... Question

Didn’t like them in silver so actually finished them in Satin Black.







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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Nick worship

Still haven’t had that run out.
Mine also won’t be used as much over the winter months but don’t think I’ll sorn so maybe we can get a run out in on a dry crisp day bye
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adamw wrote:
Great work Nick worship

Still haven’t had that run out.
Mine also won’t be used as much over the winter months but don’t think I’ll sorn so maybe we can get a run out in on a dry crisp day bye


Sounds like a plan, I’ll PM you Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After covering the front end I thought I’d start to tackle the Ass end and see what sort of condition it was in and also to try and keep it looking mint. Removing the rear PU is a lot easier than the front with just a few Torx screws, after taking a few heat shields off it was time to take the intercoolers apart and remove the cradle carriers. The cradle frames have seen beter days and a touch of rust is coming so I’ll be sanding and prepping these before a respray. The rear arches were full of Cack so a good going over with an APC and pressure washer brought them up good. The suspension elements all look good and cleaned up nicely - one place that you can foresee future problems with is behind the forward facing arch liners, cleaned these up well but definitely a potential rust spot if not tended too.



















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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good and well worth doing. I had my front bumper off and the amount of leaves in there was amazing. Unfortunately due to years of all-year-round use, the radiator housings were all rotted through so I had to replace them.

Likewise when I took the old intercoolers off, you could see where core had rotted through in places.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looking good and well worth doing. I had my front bumper off and the amount of leaves in there was amazing. Unfortunately due to years of all-year-round use, the radiator housings were all rotted through so I had to replace them.

Likewise when I took the old intercoolers off, you could see where core had rotted through in places.


Cheers for that - how’s yours going? Taken it past 100k yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looking good and well worth doing. I had my front bumper off and the amount of leaves in there was amazing. Unfortunately due to years of all-year-round use, the radiator housings were all rotted through so I had to replace them.

Likewise when I took the old intercoolers off, you could see where core had rotted through in places.


How easy is it to take off the front bumper and does anyone have any pics?

I did it on my 996 Turbo but the 997 looks more complicated?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickHappy wrote:
rabbitstew wrote:
Looking good and well worth doing. I had my front bumper off and the amount of leaves in there was amazing. Unfortunately due to years of all-year-round use, the radiator housings were all rotted through so I had to replace them.

Likewise when I took the old intercoolers off, you could see where core had rotted through in places.


Cheers for that - how’s yours going? Taken it past 100k yet?


101321 miles on it now. So ive done 32000 miles in my ownership! Going really well although im spending quite a bit this month on maintenance stuff - just stuff which gets worn out at that miles. But to be fair, it cost me virtually nothing over first 2 years of ownership.
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The front bumper is pretty straight forward, it's all clips and screws about an hours work for the uninitiated and 30 mins the next time. There is a thread on Renntrack.com, the one thing that isn't made clear is that the clips behind the headlights have to come right out not half out and also when you use your 5mm socket to undo the nut that holds the lights make sure you tape the socket to the extension otherwise it will drop off into the inner wing!
Oh and be careful with the indicator repeaters in that it just needs the clip depressing to pull them out, use a torch and you will see that they're a quick press and pull!
Good luck, it's not as nerve wracking as it looks.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The front bumper is pretty straight forward, it's all clips and screws about an hours work for the uninitiated and 30 mins the next time. There is a thread on Renntrack.com, the one thing that isn't made clear is that the clips behind the headlights have to come right out not half out and also when you use your 5mm socket to undo the nut that holds the lights make sure you tape the socket to the extension otherwise it will drop off into the inner wing!
Oh and be careful with the indicator repeaters in that it just needs the clip depressing to pull them out, use a torch and you will see that they're a quick press and pull!
Good luck, it's not as nerve wracking as it looks.


Exactly that, if you have taken the front PU off the 996 turbo (as I have done) its just the clips under the headlights that are different - I made a tool out of a coat hanger to pull them through (I will post a pic) and you will also need to detach the washer hose for the headlight wash. I didn't and snapped the connector!!
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