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What did you do to your Porsche today ???

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This a fairly common thread on a lot of car forums, so I thought I would start one here. If you fitted a new part, did some wrenching as my american friends call it, took it for a drive, or just gave it a new coat of wax, etc, post it up so we can all stay in touch with what ppl are doing to their cars.

I'll start by saying I took mine on the SMT and had the most fun I have ever had with my car :D

I also fitted a PORSCHEFORUM.COM.AU sticker thanks to Kerry's generosity

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That's going to be tough to beat today!!!

Ditto

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Ditto

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Cyberpunky...I was just cleaning up the interior after last weekend's Snowy Drive. I was putting the roof down to do more cleaning when I noticed a cable hanging loose under the back window as it opened. I had a look and found that the left hand tensioner cable had come loose from its mount, which explains the rattling sound I experienced on the way home. A very simple job to screw it back into place and nick up the bolt. The roof closes tight as a drum and the rattling is gone!

Serendipity!

Sometimes I think that the car talks to me!

Oh, I said that out loud didn't I?

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my first track-day for the GT3!

car went very well, but need better tyres and i boiled the brake fluid - made it 'interesting' at turn one at the end of hidden valley's 1km straight. No brakes at 230km/hr!

stayed on the black stuff and drove it home at the end of the day.

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...stayed on the black stuff and drove it home at the end of the day.

gotta love a street legal race car that is as happy on the daily commute as it is on the track

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I Put on some fresh rotors and the standard exhaust, and continued cleaning the underside in preparation for shipping the car to Australia next week.

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I finished fixing the driver's window regulator, and looked really hard at the gear shifter, but the bushes failed to fit themselves so the GF and I went for a drive instead.

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I'll go with what I did yesterday, Fitted new bushes to the shifter coupling and put it back in with some small adjustments. Bought a set of 18" FR series Simmons wheels and 4mtrs of Alcantara to make some RS door trims out of.

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I spent yesterday cleaning up spew out of my interior - thankfully pretty much all the interior is easily removable! Note: no mods were added at this time.

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Shredded the hex pattern on the oil drain plug nut trying to loosed it on Saturday before Sundays SMT. Then took to it with a pipe wrench and vice grip. Still no luck. Tried warming it up, hitting it with a hammer, wd40 etc. Anyone with any ideas?

Greg

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Greg

It's unusual for oil drain plugs to seize up. So I'll ask the obvious, but potentially insulting question: are you 100% sure you're undoing it in the correct direction? If you're working upside down, I know from experience it's easy to get anti-clockwise all cockwise.

Some things you could try from here:

Use a Dremel tool or similar with small grinding discs to restore parallel surfaces so that you can get a spanner to grip.

Cut a groove into a side so that you can whack it with a stout screwdriver to get it moving. (I can see reasons why this may open up a whole bunch of potentially more serious problems.)

Swear creatively and vigorously.

You haven't said whether you are struggling with the drain plug on the oil tank or the engine. If it's the engine drain plug, you could remove the sump plate with the plug in place and do better with it on your workbench. If it's the oil tank drain plug, you may be able to remove the tank and work on your bench. Either of these is likely to get messy!

James

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Yep I would try to reshape so you can get a socket on there. Next head down to a supercheap et al and buy a impact driver. MUCH more effective than a hammer.

Failing that get a bigger hammer.

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James.

I've always advocated Gaffa tape, Silicon, WD40 and a hammer.

Now that I see this flowchart I understand how I've been using too many items.

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I gave the car a thorough wash and removed all the crap, rubber and dust off it then gave it a pat on the roof, for covering the 320kms of Sundays SMT, making it up and down all required roads, staying remotely within sight of those ahead and avoiding all encountered wildlife; all without missing a beat !!

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i dont know what sort of access you have to the sump bolt, but irwin bolt removers are the go for difficult cases - they have been very handy on a couple of occasions even though they are 3/8" drive.

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I looked at the 993 and gave her my standard greeting........."How you doing Porka?"

I sh*t you not. That is the daily conversation!

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I looked at the 993 and gave her my standard greeting........."How you doing Porka?"

I sh*t you not. That is the daily conversation!

At least you are talking to your CAR ! :)

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Greg

It's unusual for oil drain plugs to seize up. So I'll ask the obvious, but potentially insulting question: are you 100% sure you're undoing it in the correct direction? If you're working upside down, I know from experience it's easy to get anti-clockwise all cockwise.

Some things you could try from here:

Use a Dremel tool or similar with small grinding discs to restore parallel surfaces so that you can get a spanner to grip.

Cut a groove into a side so that you can whack it with a stout screwdriver to get it moving. (I can see reasons why this may open up a whole bunch of potentially more serious problems.)

Swear creatively and vigorously.

You haven't said whether you are struggling with the drain plug on the oil tank or the engine. If it's the engine drain plug, you could remove the sump plate with the plug in place and do better with it on your workbench. If it's the oil tank drain plug, you may be able to remove the tank and work on your bench. Either of these is likely to get messy!

James

thanks all for the tips on the oil drain plug. Ill tackle it on the weekend and report back!

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Drove to Sydney picked up wheels. Drove home took off one centrelock wheel and fitted one to see how it looked. Off set is way off but I should be able to find some 18" outter barrels around the place.

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I put my head on with the exhaust and X-over to re index the turbo rear housing as i took it off. (head is damaged or the engine would have been put back together already)

So i also put my cam tower on and intake to see how the cleaned up and freshly painted bits would look.

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Mine is getting a wash tonight when I get home! Disgusted with myself for waiting 3 days since the SMT but to be honest I have been buggered since ^_^

Not as exciting or interesting as the previous two posts to this thread..... :(

C

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Well after all that work I don't really like them any more than the HRE centrelock wheels I had on the car. Anyone looking for some 18x9 and 18x10 FR series Simmons!

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