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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/11 17:49:11 (permalink)
Found it.! For scale, it's about 2" long.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/12 10:21:23 (permalink)
Thanks Jeff.
 
I'll now know what this strange device is for if I see it fixed on any cars up here, can't say I have so far.  I'm still very sceptical as to it's effectiveness for frightening off deer. 
 
Graham certainly started something when he posted this topic.....
 
Thanks to all.  
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/12 11:05:42 (permalink)
Brian,
 
Just to say that although it's quite small, it is quite loud - quantitatively about the same frequency and level as a referee's whistle - but like you I'm not totally convinced that it's loud enough to stand proud of other sounds produced by a vehicle at speed.
 
However, discreet frequencies slightly above background noise are very noticeable to the human ear (think gear whine), so there's no reason why such a device couldn't be heard by deer whose hearing may be more acute than ours, particularly in certain frequency ranges (think human babies' cries).
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/12 16:35:22 (permalink)
Now that the daylight hours are getting shorter, especially up here in the more northern latitudes of the UK, my thoughts have been directed towards touring plans in my GTS for 2020. The south-west peninsula of the UK is appealing, more so since I've recently reserved tickets for the 2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July. This is a particular motorsport event I have not attended before. Being at the opposite end of the island is one reason, the other being the difficulty of securing suitable accommodation.
 
I had almost given up hope, when thanks to very helpful information from forum contributor Andrew T, I was able to reserve accommodation in the city of Winchester which is conveniently located to the west of Goodwood. I've booked FOS tickets for general admission on Saturday with roving grandstand admission on the Sunday. As this is probably a one-off visit for me, I've also paid the premium for the Performance Car park on both days. Being a former hill-climb competitor I'm especially looking forward to the Sunday hill-climb shoot-out final. No one has officially broken Nick Heidfeld's F1 McLaren's 41 second time yet. Be good to see that happen.
 
My plan is, driving my GTS to explore the south west for 4 -5 days following the Goodwood event. There are many places of interest that appeal, both automotive and maritime, as well as the natural beauty and history of the area. It's been many years since I last visited the south coast. My first trip was when I was a teenager, visiting relatives in Epsom, Surrey. I particularly remember Brighton, Worthing, Bognor Regis, and Littlehampton. It was the year of the Great Train Robbery, which I recall was the predominant talking point at the time. The second occasion was a car tour with my late wife in the 1980's when we stayed at St Austell in Cornwall. The weather was dire, with relentless rain for the entire duration of our stay. I'm hoping I'm more fortunate with the weather on this next occasion.
 
During next couple of months I shall be compiling my itinerary for the south west tour including a few stops possibly in Wales, to break my long journey back north to the Highlands. I'm already looking forward to it.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/12 17:54:31 (permalink)
Brian,
 
Just to mention that I think Romain Dumas drove the electric Volkswagen I.D. up the Goodwood hill in a faster time this year?
 
Hope the weather is better for you this time around, although I believe Highland weather can also be very variable. 
 
Good luck with the planning.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/12 19:02:00 (permalink)
Jeff,
 
I did know that Romain Dumas beat Nick Heidfeld's F1 record, but his time was set on a practice run and doesn't count. Splitting hairs I know. But as a former hill climber, practice times don't count as official records. Many's the time I've done a blinder in practice only to be a fraction slower on the timed runs. Such is motorsport.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/12 19:44:09 (permalink)
I had a short drive to Burghead today to witness the stormy seas. Burghead is a few miles eastwards along the Moray Coast close to where I live. This photo was taken at around 12 noon. You will notice the daylight gloom of winter days up here which the northern latitudes endure for about 3 months at this time of the year.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/12 20:49:01 (permalink)
That looks very wild Brian - excellent  photo. Great respect for the fishermen who brave such conditions daily.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/13 11:14:05 (permalink)
Can I suggest for your 2020 trip south and if you do plan to visit Wales that you drive the A470 from north wales down to the south Wales and take some time exploring the Brecon Beacons.  We did the same tip this year and accidently drove the A470 and was delighted to have discovered its beautiful scenery and open roads. 

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/13 13:41:09 (permalink)
Graham,
 
Thanks for that tip. Currently I'm planning on returning from my south-west trip via Wales south to north. The A470 route is already marked on my road map.
 
 
The Brecon Beacons is an area I'm looking forward to exploring.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/14 11:39:58 (permalink)
This post is intended as an illustration of what can go wrong, will go wrong, when pressures of time enforce cutting short the normal car washing process. 
 
Friends of mine who recently bought a new Merc SL AMG, had a problem with the front brake pads sticking to the discs. See photos below.
 
We all know best practice is to take a short drive to allow excess water to drain from the brake discs and callipers. On this occasion, the Merc was parked in the garage with wet brakes for a number of days in very cold temperatures. When the car was eventually started and moved forward, the front brake pads disintegrated leaving chunks of brake pad material bonded to the discs. This resulted with the car being taken by transporter to the Merc dealership for repair.
 
This unfortunate event illustrates the importance of drying the brakes after car washing, this being particularly important with the cold winter temperatures now upon us. Sometimes even after drying the brakes, brake pads can still adhere to the discs after parking, especially in the wintertime.  
 
To my friends's great relief, Mercedes completed the repair under warranty.
 
 
Have any Porsche owners suffered a similar occurrence?.
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/14 11:42:48 (permalink)
Close-up of pad material bonded to the disc.
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2019/11/14 17:15:43 (permalink)
I always do a short drive after washing mainly for disc appearance reasons to be honest but I am very surprised that the pads attached themselves like that, I haven't seen that happen before even when I worked in dealerships where cars are washed and left outside without being moved 
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