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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 993 went in today to have the wheels refurbed so I thought I would post some before pics to be updated when I get the car back...







This front wheel was by far the worst and talking to the guy doing the job it was obvious that the wheels had been refurbed before my ownership and not very well. I agreed to have all 4 done to a) get them back closer to factory finish b) ensure they all look the same.

The cost is £260, you leave the car with them for 2 days to allow for an overnight chemical bath.

Once I get these done, its service time on Friday at Unit 11 in Warrington and then hopefully at some point I'll get the wheels off to give the calipers a good clean Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...... looks like the calipers could do with a good clean ...... Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
The 993 went in today to have the wheels refurbed so I thought I would post some before pics to be updated when I get the car back...







This front wheel was by far the worst and talking to the guy doing the job it was obvious that the wheels had been refurbed before my ownership and not very well. I agreed to have all 4 done to a) get them back closer to factory finish b) ensure they all look the same.

The cost is £260, you leave the car with them for 2 days to allow for an overnight chemical bath.

Once I get these done, its service time on Friday at Unit 11 in Warrington and then hopefully at some point I'll get the wheels off to give the calipers a good clean Embarassed


That sounds like s bargain. Like the sound of the acid bath too remembering something I’ve read somewhere about blast material getting into the hollow wheel and making them impossible to balance. The way you are doing it must be a lot better. thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be interesting to see the results. I double checked with the guy when I dropped it off re the hollow spokes and he just reassured me that he knows what he is doing. They had lots of nice metal there again today and by the looks of them main dealer refurbs on nearly new cars.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was due to pic up the car this afternoon after the wheel refurb but just got a call to say they are not 100% happy with one of the wheels and can they have it another day to redo it so I'll pick it up tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheel refurb (I got the wheels back last week but have not had chance to update).....

Before:




After:






New valves fitted:




I'm pretty chuffed with the results for £240 and the wheels have never looked better on the car whilst I've had it Smile

..... I just need to teach them to put the centre caps on to point to the valves Rolling Eyes

For reference this is the company I used...


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and then last Friday it was a trip to Unit 11 in Warrington for a service and break fluid change.

It has been two years since the car was last serviced c600 miles ago when it had a major service at Unit 11, it has been stored for 18 months since on SORN and flew through its MOT but a deeper inspection is always welcome.....

on the ramp...




I spent 1/2 a day with the guys there drinking coffee and talking porsches, always entertaining and the end result was ......... nice car, nothing to worry about Thumb

A more unusual view of the refurbed wheels....




The 993 really is one of those rare cars which from no matter what angle you look at it ..... it is just gorgeous worship
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job on rims and very competitively priced. Thumb

Inner lip of rear arches will need sorting soon. Like mine the inner lip/seam is where the tin worm starts and once you start digging there's always more. More of an age factor than anything else... I ended up doing chassis legs, arches, bumper supports, etc. etc.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:

Inner lip of rear arches will need sorting soon.


Surprised

Hand Can you have a word with the wheel chap that he needs to point the base point of the centre crest to the valve. After the wiper widget this is the second think Illuminati scrutineers check what
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
and then last Friday it was a trip to Unit 11 in Warrington for a service and break fluid change.

It has been two years since the car was last serviced c600 miles ago when it had a major service at Unit 11, it has been stored for 18 months since on SORN and flew through its MOT but a deeper inspection is always welcome.....

on the ramp...




I spent 1/2 a day with the guys there drinking coffee and talking porsches, always entertaining and the end result was ......... nice car, nothing to worry about Thumb

A more unusual view of the refurbed wheels....




The 993 really is one of those rare cars which from no matter what angle you look at it ..... it is just gorgeous worship


Nice job, I may pay him a visit (although with my number-plate I may not return with all 4 wheels attached) Surprised
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Nice job on rims and very competitively priced. Thumb

Inner lip of rear arches will need sorting soon. Like mine the inner lip/seam is where the tin worm starts and once you start digging there's always more. More of an age factor than anything else... I ended up doing chassis legs, arches, bumper supports, etc. etc.

C.


Yep, they where like that when I purchased 5 years ago. I took it as one of the indicators that the car was genuine with no accident damage. I investigated and it's purely stone rash on the lower inner lip worse on that side than the other. I treated with killrust and touched up 5 years ago and given the mileage the car now does it stopped the surface rust in its tracks. It's the rust that comes through from behind that you need to worry about but there is no sign of that in the area Thumb

Ps car has almost done 70k miles
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Nice job on rims and very competitively priced. Thumb

Inner lip of rear arches will need sorting soon. Like mine the inner lip/seam is where the tin worm starts and once you start digging there's always more. More of an age factor than anything else... I ended up doing chassis legs, arches, bumper supports, etc. etc.

C.


looking good there sir thumbsup

though not so sure about the spoke near the tin-worm

- but it could be the light. Question

the curse of high definition photos!!!

Also - a good reminder that the inner lips of my rear arches also need sorting. Thankfully doesn't spread as quickly as it can on the scuttles, though its a job that can't be ignored,
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Looks stunning.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
cableguy wrote:

Inner lip of rear arches will need sorting soon.


Surprised

Hand Can you have a word with the wheel chap that he needs to point the base point of the centre crest to the valve. After the wiper widget this is the second think Illuminati scrutineers check what


The terminally OCD among us would also want the tyre maker name central to the valve.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst on the subject of wheel OCD ........

I remember seeing on the Rennlist 993 forum donkeys' (or is it donkey's) years ago that as well as lining up the crest with the valve, you must also ensure that:-

1) The locking wheel nut is on the stud with a paint spot on it.

2) The locking wheel is diagonally opposite the valve.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some other people wrote:
The tyre maker name central to the valve.

The locking wheel nut is on the stud with a paint spot on it.

The locking wheel is diagonally opposite the valve.



I get pointing the base point of the centre crest to the valve - but do people really do this other stuff Confused
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jonnt sorry for bringing it back up but could I ask how you got on with the window cleaning spec water purifier? Did you use RO filter?

Cheers for the help!
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great English weekend :

- great weather
- some time for cars
- Utd lost in the FA cup final
- mates 50th
- more time for cars

The BGTS took most of my attention given the weather but the 993 did get its first wash for nearly 2 years Surprised (OK it was under a cover for most of that) ......


















and then back under cover....




The weather forecast is roadster friendly for the next 10 days so the 993 will probably not get used but I've kept it road taxed so when the clouds return I can hopefully get some miles in it this year Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:






Beautiful looking car.
 
  
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Update: car has been SORNed Grin

So after every good intention of running the car a little this year...... I've not Rolling Eyes ...... Despite being road taxed all summer its had one drive for a service, one short drive for an MOT, short drive for the wheels to be done and washed once and thats it. I guess I might have done 100 miles this year. To be fair that was mainly down to the magnificent summer we have had and the Boxster GTS. The 993 is great fun but not in hot weather compared to a convertable as good as the BGTS Thumb

I was due to take it for a nice run to Manchester for the 911UK meet last Saturday but I just could not do it in torrential rain nooo ..... so I've given up for the year and SORNed it. At least then I don't have to worry about not driving it Grin
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