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  1. Appreciate all the feedback and recommendations guys, I'm in Richmond so there's some handy locations mentioned near me! Couple of quotes for now and I'll see how I go cheers,
  2. Hi all, I've had an itch the last few months to look into having the inserts (middle section) of my perfectly fine 997 seats done in Houndstooth/Pepita. - inspiration from the 911R and a mex blue 996 I eyeballed at #HB2. It looks fantastic! I think it will give my car a nice retro look and contrast, being polar silver in colour Anyone recommend and high quality workshops that could undertake the job in Melb? Preferably inner NE cheers,
  3. Great series! I binged the whole thing over the last weekend, perfect timing for this weekends F1.
  4. Hi Ash, What was the workshops reasoning that they needed to be replaced? Simply curious to know if it is something I should consider
  5. Awesome thanks mate! She's a BIG PDF but will be a quality read on the throne
  6. I was hoping for the Powerball last night as I would have contacted you this morning straight away! Maybe the Sydney mother who walked away with the 107 mill is on the forum and might be interested. Good Luck with the sale
  7. Looking fwd to seeing how this turns out JB. I like my PSE exhaust look with the small and large pipes (unique for the period and a design designation to show that you have the PSE option) but, I could be easily persuaded once I see it on a car . Looks like a safe bet that will look great though 👍 good luck!
  8. For $20-30 I'd recommend just buying the comfort cig connector. It's annoying it doesn't come as just a standard item with the charger but more $ to make for them selling it separate I guess... It's so much easier to live with and there's not a huge pinch on the cord when you close the door on it. Plus, it allows the unit to sit flush on the ground next to / under your car whereas with the battery connector cord, I found it too short to sit flat on the ground and had the unit dangling off the side of the car (maybe I didn't position it well enough). I just didn't want to rest the Ctek anywhere on the car and wanted it hidden under it as I live in a shared parking garage. https://www.batteriesdirect.com.au/shop/search/706/ctek-accessories.html - I've used these guys with no issues. Quick and reliable good luck!
  9. Ugh.. shame he's going to Lorbek in Melb and not Duttons.
  10. I'd Just do the gundo and you will be happy. Its not overly loud and provides a great note. Then, if money allows get yourself some 200 cell sports cats. (Fabspeed, AWE etc) Job done! I went another route after my PSE valves malfunctioned; rather than replacing the factory mufflers with PSE through Porsche at 2k each, I had both mufflers opened up and 'high flowed'. So for the last year I've been running X51 extractors and AWE cats with this set up. Above 4k is quite aggressive/loud and under 4k around town it's deep and burbley. I'll admit, its a little obnoxious but fun for now. At some point I'll want to make it a bit quieter and refined. 😄
  11. Auto Art in Preston isn't far from Doncaster. I had my PPI done there a few years back and no complaints https://www.autoartaustralia.com/
  12. Definitely chalk and cheese for me too. Especially when I added high flow cats. My one of the valves failed and was quoted 2k from Porsche to replace the entire muffler!! (valves internal so the whole muffler needs to be replaced I was told). I ended up removing the value flap inside so now its just always open. it's loud always which I don't mind... for now
  13. Im in Richmond and often do the Warrandyte/Kinglake/Healsville/Eltham loops. A little further out, head up to Warburton and the Reefton Spur... all of a sudden you're on some of the best twisty's in the state in my opinion Count me in on a sunny Saturday or Sunday morning if a drive is organised!
  14. Hi Tim, The unit will only retrieve the first 100 or so entries from your phones contacts. This isn't a MObridge limitation but rather the PCM unit itself, It simply can't store/hold more than that. Annoying I know! You must have a lot of mates to be only at the letter D in your address book and be at 100 I find the contact list and user interface clunky on the PCM unit (even via the steering wheel controls). If I need to call I just have my phone in a cradle on the vent and quickly select the contact via the phone then let the Bluetooth do it's thing. Not ideal but works for me. In terms of the volume issue, I'm not a 100% sure on how to adjust this, I know I turn my phone media volume up to 100% when playing music through Bluetooth but I find I don't need to turn the PCM volume up too much to have it loud. - Might be because I have the BOSE system which cranks more than enough for me.
  15. I live around the corner and often see a 964 parked outside "friends of mine' cafe.. not you is it Andy?
  16. No problem! Glad it was a simple fix
  17. With my mObridge kit, they installed a tiny black relay switch you can turn off and on. Mine was installed just under the dash near where my left knee would be (drivers side) The switch is used to turn off the unit so your diagnostics can be run without the MObridge interfering when you have your service. Maybe.. just maybe that has been switched off? Failing that, loose connection or fuse sounds like it could be a diagnosis. Assuming you've tried the troubleshooting 101 stuff...? Disconnect and reconnect Bluetooth a few times, Make sure the media volume is all the way up on your phone/device (I've been caught out on that a couple times thinking it was broken.. !) Link to full manual https://www.rgsound.it/prodotti/atch/20150513155836_M2_PRO_MOST.pdf Bypass Switch The bypass switch is provided to allow for the mObridge unit to become ‘invisible’ on the MOST vehicle bus system. The main use of this function is to facilitate dealer services when the diagnostic computer is in use and to ensure the mObridge unit does not interfere with the vehicle diagnostics. The function can be enabled by toggling this switch 5 times. Once the bypass feature has been activated, the MOST bus will be broken for 2 seconds and the feature cannot be activated again for a further 10 seconds. Once the bypass switch has been activated, it will remain activated across power cycles until the bypass is de-activated by toggling the switch again 5 times within a 5 sec time frame GOOD LUCK!
  18. @Slick What are the boxes you'd like to tick? From there, I'd split that into a 'Desirable' and a 'Not 1st preference but acceptable' . If there's a lot of 'desirable/must haves' then you might be hard pressed to find one that matches your dream wish list (depending how patient you are). 997.1 manuals aren't exactly a rare sight but there's not an abundance either. Personally, searching for mine a couple of years back, I gave myself some wiggle room as I knew if I was too picky I'd never find the exact dream spec when I was ready to buy. EG: COLOUR: Desirable: white, silver, grey or red. Not 1st preference but acceptable: black, dark blue, MILEAGE: Desirable: under 80k 'Not 1st preference but acceptable: 80-150k etc.. Happy Hunting!
  19. Interesting ! I'm due for x2 new fronts and am currently running PS2s which have served me for about 25K kms. Naturally was thinking of 'upgrading' to the PS4s soon but keen to find out if this is a once off or if others have experienced similar issues. I know quality control would be thorough in the tyre world with the big known brands, but maybe you got a 'bad batch' ? On the side of every tyre there's a production date of when each tyre was made and from what I've heard from a rep; that anything over 5 years old should be thrown out according to standards! Quicker wear could maybe also depend on where the tyres are stored by the tyre fitter/dealer. I'd imagine out in the direct sun or rain for a number of years just sitting there not fitted could have an impact on durability.
  20. If they offered the Turbo in a manual do we think it would be more desirable? Given the the holy grail track focused GT2RS is PDK only, maybe it would make the Turbo ans S more appealing and return it to some of its 80s and 90s glory status
  21. That honor goes to the silver Enzo currently for sale at the moment.. just under 4 million @ Lorbek https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Ferrari-ENZO-2004/OAG-AD-15807689/?Cr=0 Few years ago there was an orange Koenigsegg ccx advertised around 2.8 million... LOCO money
  22. I daily my 997.1 manual. Reliability shouldn't be an issue, you just may end up with a stronger left leg than your right . Unfortunately I spend majority of my time in inner city traffic so I just make a point to get out and drive her on the weekends when I can. As mentioned above, a solid pre purchase inspection and providing no surprises, you should be fine. Probably overkill but I always let it run the cold start cycle on start it up (2mins or so) and usually dont push it over 3-4k until the temps are up. Summer 40 degree day AC on full = no issues either (despite the front rad fans blasting away) Good luck! Either way you will be in a 911. WIN
  23. wow!! In love with these pics and the build spec If only you'd consider a straight swap for a 997.1 Carrera............

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