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  1. Bibbs

    White Smoke

    40 something km. After I bought it I read about the D Chunk and bore score issues on the 987.1 3.4 .. so when it happened I honestly thought I'd killed it.
  2. Bibbs

    White Smoke

    Mine (987.1) smoked white when the AOS went, but it was more like someone vaping. Huge thick clouds. So thick that I couldn't see where I was driving (the smoke was rolling up the car into the cabin with the roof down). Completely covered the road in smoke that took a few minutes to dissipate.
  3. Do you want the ability to play CDs, Aux etc? If not there are new units out that basically have a screen and usb for your phone. I've got a unit that is a few years old, so does DVD, SD, USB, Aux etc. And does Apple and Android navigation etc. I swapped it in, replaced the stock amp, then replaced all the speakers and put in rear speakers into the parcel shelf. Then put in a newer steering wheel, with stereo controls. Had a few issues along the way, but all sorted now. Its nice to have up to date Nav, and phone charging/tunes.
  4. Bibbs

    Boxster key fob

    Good idea, but far too big for me with modern car keys. I ended up getting a cheap silicone cover. But since having it I've not dropped them to test. https://images.app.goo.gl/DzVmmS7TZGcoMSwL6
  5. Bibbs

    Boxster key fob

    I've a few from Ali Express .. I had a habit of dropping the keys and the bottom button breaking. They were about $18 each, but takes a month or two.
  6. You need a 2008/9 module, which you should have with a 987.2. If you want a 991/992 wheel you need a module AND a dongle from GPSadaptors. The CDR24 stock headunit can't use the buttons apparently. I added a Connects2 uni-swc.5, to do the CAN-bus to Headunit comms.
  7. EBay for the wheel, and a Qld breaker for the airbag. If you don't need buttons, you'll not need the new control module, but you will need coding or the horn doesn't work.
  8. Also finally fitted my shift lights, and hardcoded my Valentine one (just in time for WA to push legislation banning them)
  9. Just thought I'd post about a little lockdown project I've done. Got annoyed using one of the clip on aftermarket stereo remotes, and an IR repeater on the awful triangle style steering wheel. Took a lot more effort than I expected. And several attempts when things wouldn't work. Sourced a manual, multifunction wheel from a later 997. Airbag from a Panamera. Steering wheel control module from a 997.2 911 (when the 997.1 version doesn't speak to later steering wheels) Connects2 uni-swc.5 (to connect the aftermarket headunit to the CAN-bus). All programmed via a Foxwell 510 Elite.
  10. Bibbs

    964 wheels on 987

    It is, I'll be looking at matching skirts at some point if postage allows .. may see what this years Tax Refund looks like (probably end up owing them again, knowing my luck).
  11. Well, I've done it, with the aid of spacers. 7mm on the front and 25mmm on the rear. BBS RS GT, 18" 8j ET50 fronts and 9.5j ET48 rears. New AD08r tyres, 245/40 and 265/40 (as 235s were not in Australia, and the 265s were v low stock).
  12. I've been looking into this too. The main issue for me is I'd like something "Porsche looking" for the gauge. I've spare needles from the stock fuel/water gauges, if I could find a dual gauge with white face. But dual analogue oil pressure/temp seem to be fairly lacking. A guy in the US, I think, put a gauge into the chrono spot. https://www.planet-9.com/987-cayman-and-boxster-chat/23590-should-cayman-have-oil-pressure-gauge-5.html I had one of these in black/red that looked good in my S2000, but I don't think it suits the 987. This with a white face would at least look semi stock. https://www.msar.co.uk/auxillary-gauges/racetech-dual-mechanical-oil-pressureoil-temperature-gauge.html Or SAAS do a dual .. but it's got the water Temp logo, and not it white. https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/saas-saas-dual-oil-pressure-water-temperature-trax-gauge---black/525636.html
  13. Bibbs

    2008 Cayman S

    For commuting and daily use, I'd be happy with a MT (even over a PDK). But as a toy, PDK/MT would be prefered. I think for the traffic crawl, early PDK isn't the friendliest on clutches. The 987.2 has less bore score issues apparently, DFI (so extra HP) and PDK option. If I could have justified the cost, I'd have gone for this.
  14. Finally got a hold of a 987 cluster for mine to replace the glass. Would this LCD be swapable?
  15. Original speedo clear plastic was scuffed and cracked in parts (which really showed up when wearing polarized sunnies). Pulled apart a spare cluster, and swapped the parts over. Was something that's been bugging me for a while.

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