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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's the reason for the 3 rd Rad not being able to be fitted to TT/Auto cars. I take it the LTT can be ?


Tiptronics have a third radiator as standard but this is for cooling the auto-transmission fluid. You can still fit an LTT.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Carrera Tips run the third centre rad already (not C4S/Anni).

There is no reason the third centre rad can't be fitted to a TT.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might of missed it , but how long did it take you from start to end?

Great write up mate Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paza3 wrote:
Might of missed it , but how long did it take you from start to end?

Great write up mate Thumb


Thank you. 5 days Embarassed It took me longer than necessary because I was stumped at working out how to take off the front bumper, accessing a sprocket set (which I didn't have) and then looking for suitable mesh (B&Q ones are not adequate).

When I did the work, there were no YouTube guides on removing bumpers (plenty for the 996 though which is different). Eventually I found some guides on Rennlist which I have detailed here. If you do the work quickly it should take you no longer than a day; a more relaxed pace should allow you to see the work completed over a weekend. Just make sure you have all the tools handy.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
All Carrera Tips run the third centre rad already (not C4S/Anni).

There is no reason the third centre rad can't be fitted to a TT.


In fact, Porsche did it at the factory as standard fitment for all Turbos, GT2s and GT3s from the 996 generation onwards.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In fact, Porsche did it at the factory as standard fitment for all Turbos, GT2s and GT3s from the 996 generation onwards.


I think in this instant Lambretta was referring to TT as a Tiptronic, not Twin Turbo.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red993C4 wrote:
GT4 wrote:
All Carrera Tips run the third centre rad already (not C4S/Anni).

There is no reason the third centre rad can't be fitted to a TT.


In fact, Porsche did it at the factory as standard fitment for all Turbos, GT2s and GT3s from the 996 generation onwards.


Sorry, brain fade.

That whole post is gibberish (particluarly as I was answering as if it were a 996 thread Confused).

Should have just left it as "All Tips run the third centre rad already"

I was thinking about the X51 third-rad for MANUALS re: the C4S/Anni comment.

I knew the GT3 and GT2 ran the centre rads (the clue is in the bonnet vent!), but the then got a bit carried away thinking about the larger rads of the Anni/C4S (AKA Turbo) manuals not needing additional centre rad for X51.

I guess it's almost a deliberate "mistake" on Porsche's part.

If a Carrera needs a centre rad if its a Tip (extra cooling requirements), or needs a centre rad if its an X51 (extra cooling requirements), why doesn't an X51 Tip or a Turbo Tip get any extra help?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if the kit mentioned in the OP also fits cars with factory aero kits ? (not GT3)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

floatingkiwi wrote:
Does anyone know if the kit mentioned in the OP also fits cars with factory aero kits ? (not GT3)


Yes it does.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Maxie - great write up. Thumb

I'm still loving your new wheels too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Fuchs, very kind!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the brick
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread guys. Have just ordered my 997.1 kit from opc Wilmslow.
£102. Must be the best bargain they sell!

Will be here next week as not in stock but no rush.
Will do this in the spring with a good condensor clean and some bumper mesh.
Thanks to the OP - the guide looks very useful.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought mine today , still £102. Very Happy
Op first thought it was a pricing error and had to double check Judge
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just bought mine today , still £102. Very Happy
Op first thought it was a pricing error and had to double check Judge
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Its a crazy price for an OPC, I've bought a little piece of plastic for a similar price from them.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very much enjoyed reading the write-up; good job.

Going slightly off topic now. I'm contemplating replacing the centre rad on my TT. Not approached OPC for a price yet but anticipating £300-£400. Is there any chance the rad in this kit may be the same part?

If I do change the rad I'd definitely also take on the mesh modification too. Looks good.


Edit...after a little googling, it seems the 997TT rad is larger. Makes sense.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/31-WATER-Installing_a_Center_Radiator/31-WATER-Installing_a_Center_Radiator.htm

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997 Center Radiator Kit Install Tips, Tricks and Advantages
If you drive your 997 in hot weather, have undergone engine performance upgrades or go to the track occasionally, you should consider installing the complete original-equipment center radiator kit. The GT3, as well as various Tiptronic transmission Carreras, included a center-mounted radiator from the factory but the majority of the remaining cars rely on the two side mounted units. Typically, the center radiator reduces the highest operating temperatures by about 10–20 degrees Fahrenheit after installation. Come take a look!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered my 3rd Rad kit too and paid the £102 inc VAT too. The old boy at the OPC parts dept went silent for a moment and I could tell something was wrong. He then mentioned that there must be an issue as he's just sold a replacement 3rd rad for an X51 equipped car for more than this entire kit!

Needless to say I paid and it'll be here on Monday. Whether I take on the fitting myself or not is another matter however...
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got the kit and, sure enough, it was the £102 as previously mentioned. The parts chap is still scratching his head over that.

I can also advise that, whilst it comes in a rather large box, it does fit easily into the passenger space in the car with the backrest of the passenger seat fully reclined. I could see the staff at the OPC looking out to the carpark fully expecting me to end up unpacking the box but it fitted perfectly into the footwell and over the passenger seat. thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still got my 3rd rad kit sitting in the garage, I must get around to fitting it at some point! lol
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