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On 23/12/2020 at 21:17, smit2100 said:

-IMG_4302.thumb.jpg.9bd41721f23195d433770c4c61b992e2.jpgsome yellow stuff  finally out of boxes and seeing some daylight.

Some matching yellow bits to go with the bigger discs.  Fills out the space behind the stock 18 inch sportivo's nicely.  Goes harder than a gt3 so deserves some  similar stopping power.  Looking  forward to reducing the 4x4 stock look.

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Well Murphy's law has struck.   Had an issue with  the right rear  brake pads ( rear gt3 pads ex 4 porsche dealers was circa 2-3 weeks ex germany and price ranged from 675 to 895.  Mechanic landed some textars delivered to his garage in three hours for less than a third of the cheapest quote from the dealers., but  I  missed my slot at the wheel aligners  just before Chrissy after the Ohlins sat in a box for a couple of years.   However perhaps missing the slot was a good thing as the next day   in my mechanics junk box  was an email that Ohlins are doing a  world wide  recall  on their coilovers for 996 /997 ( certain model batch). I have lucked out and have the dodgy struts and mount components.  Now waste of time doing any geometry work to dial in the alignment.  If I had got the slot just before Chrissy, would not have driven the car anyway  and pissed away the cost of the geoemetry work as the front shocks need to be be ripped out and replaced with ohlins supplied replacements.  However  parts  are at least 4 weeks off ex Uk  ( need to come via original supplier) and who knows deliveries under covid. 

I have asked the question on consequentials   and be interesting to  see what if any contribution ohlins make to the consequentials ( I'm thinking Tata airbag style on my m3 as a baseline)  eg labour to rip out the existing ones and replace, labour to   box up the defective ones that's seen 20m of travel on them and sending  them back to Ohlins   and  what about the required  front  wheel re alignment costs.    

As I am on a yellow binge, could be an opportunity to attach a couple of smaller boxes to the replacement shocks.  Eg genuine  yellow 997 front seat belts or is that going further erode the resale value.  Too much of a bitsa with the yellow parts.

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25 minutes ago, Skidmarks said:

Fitted the Pagid Blue pads and the new wheels 

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Alloy spares?

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10 minutes ago, Skidmarks said:

I have a wheel fetish ...

I’m not arguing the point sir, I’m more then happy you are comfortable too share .. it’s a safe place 

though are these 951 alloys?o

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1 hour ago, michel said:

I’m not arguing the point sir, I’m more then happy you are comfortable too share .. it’s a safe place 

though are these 951 alloys?o

Correct 

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Cleaned out the radiators on my recently acquired 996 - certainly been quite a while since it was last done by the looks of things. Thankfully no rotting.

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4 hours ago, TwoHeadsTas said:

Humps look good Michel!!

I like em and the hardtop 

 

humps though resemble an armadillo 

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So I've had this sticky accelerator pedal since I bought the car, not only did it stick which gives a terrible feel, it squeaked too - highly annoying. Silicone spray lessened the issue, but it was still not perfect. The culprit was this C-clip, which for whatever reason slips down over the 'ball joint' on the pedal shaft and clamps it way too tight. Removed the whole pedal assembly, cleaned, lubed and removed the c-clip and now the throttle is a smooth as butter.

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Nothing technical or mechanical..... simply gave her a decent clean today, after a PCSA run through the Adelaide Hills yesterday 

I think it was Jeremy Clarkson whom said “I know it’s time to move my car on when I no longer enjoy washing it” ..... this one is still a keeper by that measurement.😊

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Gave my little 993 a good bath inside and out, then did a few little things in preparation for my first supersprint in a couple of weeks:

- installed fire extinguisher

- installed makeshift emergency hood latch

- painted my tow hook red

It goes into the shop tomorrow for a pre-sprint check up. 

 

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On 20/01/2021 at 20:12, wegentop said:

Replace the lens & spoiler curtain 

That is one clean workshop!

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5 minutes ago, epilot said:

looks like the old 901 on steroids John, colour wise at least ...

I'm going to try and find some similar angles of the old car - the blue is quite similar.

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1 hour ago, WB997.2GTS said:

 Fitted these little HID units to the 993 today. Reassembly of my restoration project has started. 

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Nice! How’s the quality of the Bergvill product? Also, is there somewhere a fellow 993 tragic can follow your resto?

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