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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
That matt grey undercoat looks dreadful, what colour were you planning to go on top?


Very Happy Gun Metal Grey powder coat. My image editing skills only go so far... They would be darker than that with a bit of blue and metallic. http://www.sanjeev.net/colors/color-gunmetal.html

This is my inspiration - I know, the colours (and car) are somewhat different:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, so horrible were they, I didn't even think your inspiration was the special edition 993 in Vesuvius with Grey highlights.

The correct grey is called Steel Grey or StahlGrau:

Stahlgrau metalic MAT POR61W or in glasurit: P61W







 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your 996 used to belong to a guy over on PistonHeads called 'Soovy'.

He was always being ribbed about the colour 'bell-end purple'..... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
I think your 996 used to belong to a guy over on PistonHeads called 'Soovy'.

He was always being ribbed about the colour 'bell-end purple'..... Very Happy


Nah his was a tip. Its not really the shade you describe, more brown but shimmers a bit purple in the sunlight.

Just washed it and it looks awesome!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the colour and think it's one of the best colours on a 911.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm...




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or buy a set of GT3 wheels - they really suit the car...





There are only 2 in this colour in Ireland, so its pretty rare over here too..
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those do look great on the GT3 wheels.

Got the aircon sorted this weekend. Local mobile guy helped confirm the leak in the long fat pipe under the drivers sill. If anyone needs air con service in North Lancs / Cumbria give me a shout I will put you on to a good guy, he is looking for a similar 996 to buy himself!

Looks like previously the system was open to atmosphere (there's a recent receipt for condensers). The dryer (dated manufactured 1998, so original) was heavy so full of moisture.

The long fat pipe is a bit of a pig to replace as it runs up the wing and over the fuel filler.

Part was £108 with seals, bolts, arch liner rivets and discount from OPC. Also I fitted a new NRF dryer from mister-auto £20. I also added grill mesh as recommended on here, a bit of a faff on a standard carrera bumper but looks good now. Also fitted a new charcoal (carbon) cabin filter - tip here is the 996 uses the same one as a Peugeot 406 whoch can be founder cheaper than Porsche ones.

Air con is working great after the mobile guy came back to vac and re-charge thumbsup


To Do List:
- Re-colour and seal leather interior contact bits
- Brake Fluid Pagid DOT 4 at next service
- Refurb my genuine turbo-look (techno?) 18" wheels and new tyres
- Fix minor body corrosion (front wings)
- Observe engine oil weeping until clutch change
 
  
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 spoke wheel Smile

Pioneer 10cm speakers replaced all round make the stereo acceptable.

Just need to do something about the gear knob and handbrake cover to get the interior up to scratch.
 



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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realised my interior has......

"50 shades of grey"

Floor

....i'll get my coat
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should make a great shag wagon then!!!!
 
  
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DamanC
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2003 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice colour Smile
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same trauma as this guy getting the rear toe link rod eccentric adjuster bolt out: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/40660-cant-remove-the-rear-toe-adjustment-bolt-eccentric/

4 hours with a hacksaw left me with this:


TRW arm was only £43, Porsche relieved me of £18 for a new eccentric bolt / nut / washer....

I think I will let a garage do the other side.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Vesuvio and Vesuvious are both correct




Just found this sticker!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: . Reply with quote

You can buy a coloured cream for those seat.Mine are same colour, and the bolster was faded,came up a treat ebay £14.
The aircon leak, is likely to be the condensers.I just did mine, and also that pipe you mention.Condensers are a breeze.That pipe is a pain.The joins are ally and the allen screws steel.So, what with oxidisation, a *****.Had to use heat on mine.Also, removing it means disassembling half of the car.
Good luck!! Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't wait:

 
  
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look better!! Rocker
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
I couldn't wait:



Spiffing!! worship
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Now? Engine slung out the back, flat six music in the form of a 996 Cabrio. Deep joy.
 
  
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These wheels are a PITA to clean! I remember having BBS RA on a Mk2 Golf and thinking never again... well here we are!



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