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Old 18-05-2018, 11:28 PM   #21
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Which type are the sidelight LEDs from Halfords Rob.
Any chance you can link me to their website. ?

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http://www.halfords.com/motoring/bul...-car-bulbs-x-2
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Old 19-05-2018, 01:54 AM   #22
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Very nice Rob.
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Old 22-05-2018, 09:34 AM   #23
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Got quite a few bits done over the weekend: Replaced the oil and filter as a matter of course (only done 2k miles ago) and upped the grade from 0w/40 to 5w/40.

The last of the exterior bulbs fitted.



Did the de-snorkel mod, a nice cheap (actually free) modification to the induction baffle. Transforms the induction note from 3k revs.

All removed and some painted mesh put in place to prevent the unlikely stone or cigarette butt entering the air box.





Some deep cleaning until I find time to properly detail the car.





Wheels removed and in very good order, no need for the refurb as intended, bolts on the other hand..





And yes those front tyres are going, dealer I bought the car from was meant to replace the tyres for matching rear Bridgestones, however they weren't in stock and thus replaced with these, but has offered to contribute towards my next tyres as a good will gesture.



Interior detailed, vacuumed, cleansed and treated, unknowingly put stripes in the carpet with the vac (dislike the stripey look, pointless!!)



Trim coated with Siramik Glasscoat.









A quick wipedown with some detailing spray and looking pretty good for an adolescent teenager!!





Other than a machine polish and coatings, not really sure what I'm going to do with her next:
Does need the steering wheel and gearknob retrimmed, may go for a mix of leather/grey alcantara but needs to work within the current Cocoa, radio trim and instrument panels are grey.

Its had an independent check, but would like to put it in for plugs, brake fluid change, aux belts etc.. and a good look over for some advisaries.

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Old 22-05-2018, 11:19 AM   #24
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If you've not already done so, then do a scan of the fault codes with and OBD reader (torque app on mobile phone works OK for most generic codes). At this age and mileage the lambda sensors might be a little aged and the first set of cats aren;t the most robust items either.

Check whether the water pump has been changed - f not it's probably on borrowed time

Silver S badge for the bootlid

Perhaps flush out thes creenwash reservoir, just in case there's any gelling from old cheap fluids

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Looking good Rob

Have you had a look at Bespoke Leathering for some leather touch up paint.
I've bought some for mine just to touch in some wear to the gear knob and handbrake.

Both a perfect match and look like new
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If you've not already done so, then do a scan of the fault codes with and OBD reader (torque app on mobile phone works OK for most generic codes). At this age and mileage the lambda sensors might be a little aged and the first set of cats aren;t the most robust items either.

Check whether the water pump has been changed - f not it's probably on borrowed time

Silver S badge for the bootlid

Perhaps flush out thes creenwash reservoir, just in case there's any gelling from old cheap fluids
Thanks for the pointers, the cars had a full inspection, however is going into the renowned Autostrasse to have a check over when they do some maintenance work, been advised not to worry too much about the water pump, no tell tale signs of it failing and they have seen them go on for 160k miles, however I will have it replaced later in the year.

The S badge is silver, previous owner had it wrapped red, I quite like it to be honest, a bit individual.

Screenwash is all good, been checked when it had a leaky hose joint.
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Looking good Rob

Have you had a look at Bespoke Leathering for some leather touch up paint.
I've bought some for mine just to touch in some wear to the gear knob and handbrake.

Both a perfect match and look like new
Thanks James, will take a look at their site. The standard steering wheel however does need packing out a little, too thin for my taste.
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Lovely car, I have been pondering over an almost identical one for a little while:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-Pors...wAAOSwMQBaO7ep
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Thanks for the pointers, the cars had a full inspection, however is going into the renowned Autostrasse to have a check over when they do some maintenance work, been advised not to worry too much about the water pump, no tell tale signs of it failing and they have seen them go on for 160k miles, however I will have it replaced later in the year.
Mine went last summer at 42k miles, no prior noises or signs - just seized, snapped the impeller shaft and obviously then threw the serpentine belt. Not what i wanted when accelerating past a pair of trucks ! Found a corrosion pinhole in the casing above the outer bearing.

Cheapest place for the pump (other than cheap brands on ebay) was the OPC, cheaper than design911 and other Porsche parts suppliers.
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The bolts look a lot better! Mine are probably in a worse state than those were and it's doing my head in but I might be selling up soon so didn't really want to fork out on new ones, especially the 4 locking nuts.

What process/materials did you use to get them like that? I didn't think painting was an option as I thought the paint would chip off whenever I changed a tyre.
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