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Old 09-06-2018, 11:53 AM   #41
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Smart update on the climate buttons Rob

How much did the alignment set you back from T.D ?

I've heard Porsche centres want around £200 for a full setup!

btw, looking forward to seeing the yellow calipers
Thanks James, the alignment was £160 inc vat, took about 1.5 hrs and road tested. They give the option of custom or factory settings, opted for factory for the time being.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:41 PM   #42
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Thanks Rob,

I had £800 worth of Michelins fitted in February this year and I'm monitoring the wear, as the previous tyres (that were on when I bought the car) ended up being well worn on the inside edge.

The previous owner had the tracking done between buying the tyres and selling the car, so it looks like the tracking is ok at the moment, as wear is consistent

You're inspiring me to tickle a few bits up on mine now
Not that theres much wants doing.
Cleaning up the calipers and a bit of paint/underseal on the underside maybe.

I'm trying Fusso Coat on the Clio and I'm impressed with it, so it may be that the Porsche gets a couple of coats of that first off
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Any updates on this one?
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:33 AM   #44
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Any updates on this one?
Sorry been a bit lacking with the updates, done a few bits and bobs and will add them to the thread now.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:27 AM   #45
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Been a little busy with work and holidays, so updates in no particular order.

Wheel alignment is annoyingly still out, gave Torque Developments 2 opportunities now and despite them claiming it is spot on, it clearly isn't!!
Long and short of it is, Ive lost faith with them and it's now booked in with Autostrasse Porsche specialist to do some investigating, hopefully under warranty, but nevertheless needs to be right.

Had someone nudge the back of me at a junction, wasn't hit hard but warranted a new bumper due to the stress marks.



Nominated my own bodyshop through the insurance, only one place I'd trust and that was SL Restorations in Crawley, a Porsche approved repairer and faultless work.



New centre caps, not originals but damn good value and quality.



New Bridgestones N1 tyres fitted to the front.





DRL: Daytime Running Light mod carried out, a 10p diode placed at the switch area and some LED fog light bulbs (already fitted), nice cheap modification
Running lights stay on with the switch at Home, and switch off when turned to side lights or main beam.





Painted the side air vents, the original colour was a bit lost with the silver paint, black shows the lines of the car so much better and looks more up to date.





Had Royal Steering Wheels retrim with some Alcantara, the original wheel was too thin and lacked any feel, so thickened by 20mm and thumb grips added, also had the gearknob, gaitor and handbrake sleeve finished.



Whats next: well really needs some preventive maintenance, so plan on refreshing some of the suspension, new plugs and coil packs, rear brake discs are slightly corroded on the inside face, water pump and thermostat, brake fluid change etc etc...
Plan to get some more noise from the exhaust, I don't want to fit a brand new system but have the option of a reworked original silencers and just fit some oem larger tailpipes from the Cayman R.

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Loving this thread. Great attention to detail and the mods are subtle.
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Very smart.
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Really nice work!

Enjoying the thread thanks.

Are you finding the Plasti-Kote durable and resistant to scratching? Was it Plasti-Kote Super Matt?

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Old 09-09-2018, 08:43 AM   #49
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Great job as usual, Rob. I generally stick to plugs every 4 years as they recommend and do the brake fluid every 2 years. Suspension is generally front end and gets replaced when the noises begin. Decent Indy or a set of chassis ears will help diagnose.
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Nice taste. Well done.
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