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PDCC4S
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: new parts Reply with quote

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I ordered new coffin arms from design 911, 1st one came in a sealed box & the other came in a ripped box with broken seal, plastic covering ripped open & dirty hand prints on the metal so in my books this is not a new part. phoned design 911 on Monday & the guy sounded very uninterested just said take photos & email over. not had a chance to do it but I thought they may have said sorry it should never have been sent out like that & if you return to us we will forward a new sealed unit. am I being fussy?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paynewright wrote:
Dont take this the wrong way as Im sure you’re a competent mechanic - could you have looked up the torque in Nm and set it as ft lbs?

I have to stick my glasses on now when setting the wrench to ensure I get the right scale!

Ian


No! It was the last of the 3 nuts
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Ghianightmare
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: new parts Reply with quote

PDCC4S wrote:
Evening

I ordered new coffin arms from design 911, 1st one came in a sealed box & the other came in a ripped box with broken seal, plastic covering ripped open & dirty hand prints on the metal so in my books this is not a new part. phoned design 911 on Monday & the guy sounded very uninterested just said take photos & email over. not had a chance to do it but I thought they may have said sorry it should never have been sent out like that & if you return to us we will forward a new sealed unit. am I being fussy?


I sent an email with photos and then followed up with a call - so I probably avoided the grief you felt. Regardless, You seem to have had a different experience to me and probably comes down to the individual you dealt with.
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cvega
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

has anyone used / recommend powerflex bushings? they seem to have a comprehensive coverage for the 996 :
https://www.powerflex.co.uk/road-series/products/996+%281997-2005%29-525/1.html

I've used them on my MR2 and I remember the handling was transformed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cvega wrote:
has anyone used / recommend powerflex bushings? they seem to have a comprehensive coverage for the 996 :
https://www.powerflex.co.uk/road-series/products/996+%281997-2005%29-525/1.html

I've used them on my MR2 and I remember the handling was transformed.


I've used Powerflex on all my coffin arms and they have been great and have been on the car for years now.
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wasz
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghianightmare wrote:
So there I was tonight - got my LH spring/ damper assembly back into the car with a new Hamburg top mount ( the stud snapped on the original one during alignment last year). I just barely nipped up the 3 nuts on the top mount. I then fitted the new coffin and diagonal arms, jacked up the hub assembly so the weight was on the strut and the suspension was at ride height, torqued up the bolts. I was delighted with the progress. I was about to put the wheel on and I remembered I hadn’t torqued the mount nuts, so got out the torque meter, tightened them up, outer 2 first and then before the inner even got to the torque, the stud snapped Sad

I would like to say I couldn’t believe it, but based on my experience so far changing the suspension arms, it is par for the course...I’m just miffed hat I may be out of pocket. I emailed Design911 and explained. Hopefully they will sort me out with a new one...

Just when I thought I was going to be going for alignment on Friday... frustrated

Has anyone else had studs shear on Hamburg mounts?



Same happened to me couple of years ago.

I was desperate so I drilled the stud out and secured with a nut and bolt. Within 6 months the rubber mount on BOTH sides had separated. Design 911 claimed they had never ever heard of it happening. Yeah, right.

I eventually got a refund from them. Those were the last parts I ever bought from Design911, I find them overpriced for just about everything.

I fitted SACHS top mounts from autodoc.co.uk, cheaper (£20 each) than design911 and they are the genuine part supplier, identical to those from the OPC.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Wazz,

The Sachs top mounts aren’t avaiable for the C4S - I did a lot of checking prior to buying and the Hamburg ones got good reviews

I’ll just have to see how it goes. I’m going to Video myself torquing the new one in case similar happens.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for a bit of a thread hijack but does anyone know where to get rear top mounts for a 3.4 c2 from? The tip for autodoc for the fronts was great but can't find rears for anything under the 72quid each for hambergs from d911 which seems a little excessive?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

asterix_the_gaul wrote:
Sorry for a bit of a thread hijack but does anyone know where to get rear top mounts for a 3.4 c2 from? The tip for autodoc for the fronts was great but can't find rears for anything under the 72quid each for hambergs from d911 which seems a little excessive?



hmmm. Mine were in good nick at ~110k so I reused them.

Usually its the parts shared with Boxster that are cheap (fronts, arms etc), anything 911 specific and you struggle to get aftermarket parts as they don't sell so many.

On Design911 £72 becomes £95 with Vat and delivery.

Same Hamburg part here for £85:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HT-Stutzlager-Domlager-Hinterachse-rechts-links-passend-fur-Porsche-996/172957715691

Pair £160
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HT-Stutzlager-Domlager-SET-Hinterachse-rechts-links-passend-fur-Porsche-996/362372513229

Not sure on delivery costs.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

asterix_the_gaul wrote:
Sorry for a bit of a thread hijack but does anyone know where to get rear top mounts for a 3.4 c2 from? The tip for autodoc for the fronts was great but can't find rears for anything under the 72quid each for hambergs from d911 which seems a little excessive?


Do they need replacing? They were about the only part I didn't replace, CG advised they are expensive and rarely fail along with the rear upper arms.....

For the arms, they also said their experience suggests that aftermarket parts are not good enough and the Porsche parts are expensive.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if the rears need replacing to be honest, I just have this constant squeaking from the rear so I'd hate to replace rear shocks just to find its the top mounts, but any suggestions welcome..
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