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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/07/21 09:37:41 (permalink)
I was also surprised but hey, they do what they do. 


The thing that’s really paining me now is that the sun is shining and I can’t wash the car for another 4 days at least so it looks like a Saturday afternoon bath for it and I really can’t wait. my OCD is going bonkers but I got a little fix by cleaning the inside and then getting underneath to clean the silencers (I like shiney things). 


as it stands the PPF is pretty good. Most of the bubbling has gassed out but there are some bits that will need sorting when it goes in for a PPF inspection in about 3 weeks and anything that needs replacing will be done then. Not unusual apparently.
 
This car is an absolute joy to drive. I find myself wanting to take the long way home after work just to be in it for that little bit longer. After removing the soundakator fuse the engine sound is more natural and the cabin is quieter,  even the base sound system sounds pretty good now. 


Fuel economy is on the rise and I’m averaging about 33mpg. The range in the tank varies from 465-500 depending on where I’m driving and I’ve already gone through a tank of fuel (aided by the wife’s heavy right foot I might add). 


Only 1 annoying squeak from the dash where it meets the windscreen and after eventually getting the A pillar off and giving the offending area a good slap, it appears to have calmed itself down now but we’ll see how it behaves on the ride home when it’s warmer. 


One thing I did notice yesterday was a pool of something on the floor behind the front wheel. It feels a little greasy to the touch. I can’t see anything leaking underneath but will have a look with the ac running. It could just be fluid from there, either that or the resident moggy is relieving itself on my car. 
 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/07/21 16:19:51 (permalink)
I protect my cars to avoid washing them … the gtechniq system on the previous two Caymans` and 30,000 miles certainly helped big time !
 
Key to sorting interior squeaks is miles, miles and more miles … 
 
`Pool` … if it`s the nearside could be screen-wash, taste it 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/09/21 15:39:42 (permalink)
Just a small update.
Car has just done 2000 miles so it’s time to open the taps! Did the Porsche driving experience at PEC Silverstone last weekend and it was brilliant. Due to Covid restrictions the instructor is in a separate car and you’re in a chase car. Tbh I preferred that to them being sat next to you. Skid pan was very useful as it teaches you how to control the car if the back end decides it wants to go it’s own way. Fortunately we had great weather and as the centre is right next to silverstone race track, there’s an opportunity to watch some of the track day cars go round the circuit.
Well worth a visit if you get chance.
I’m hoping to get some runs done over the moors and through Wales before the weather takes a turn. Maybe the Snake Pass, Black Mountain pass and the Cat and Fiddle.
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/09/21 15:54:48 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scrounger 2020/09/21 17:29:10
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Maybe the Snake Pass, Black Mountain pass and the Cat and Fiddle.


 The snake is a great road but (like the rest of Derbyshire) has a 50mph limit. Best driven west to east as visibility is better 😉
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/09/24 16:40:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scrounger 2020/09/24 17:07:06
The black mountain pass (A4069) is fun but quite technical and relatively short at 12 miles long. 
 
I did an overnighter trip from North Oxfordshire to drive it last week and think it was perhaps a road I would do if I was driving in the general area rather than make a special trip. During a recent holiday to the borders of Scotland we did a flying visit to Peebles to catch up with some friends, the road from Moffat to Peebles (A701, 45 mins and 33 miles) was simply magical and in my opinion hands down better than the Black Mountain Pass (A4069) in Wales.
 
Have fun! 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/10/15 09:46:23 (permalink)
Small update. 


car is now passed 2700 miles and is loosening up nicely. Averaging around 35-40 mpg depending on the roads driven. The annoying dashboard ’fizz’ was looked at yesterday by OPC Preston and they couldn’t find a fault or replicate it. Typical. Similar to booking a doctors appointment then arriving with no symptoms. Anyway, they gave me a very nice Macan for the day with lots of toys on. I was impressed and er in doors even more so. Needless to say it’s on the shopping list when she comes to change. 


whilst I was waiting to collect the car, Porsche quite graciously liberated me of a wad of cash for winter wheels and tyres. I’ll be swapping them over myself as they wanted £140 for storage and swapping. I’ll invest in a low trolley jack for a fraction of the cost, me thinks. Any suggestions? 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/10/15 10:04:24 (permalink)
Which size winter wheels & tyres did you get?
 
(I hope they gave you PCGB discount too)

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/10/15 10:10:03 (permalink)
I used SGS https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks?gclid=CjwKCAjw5p_8BRBUEiwAPpJO65z8Qslo6WF_CkigFlQiV-rcGJbG7eWUuazNrtLZYeuZQ3Yx3ZpokBoCf1kQAvD_BwE for an ally item, decent quality but the main piston / cylinder seal failed a year outside the warranty. Given it`s light usage I was disappointed with this and their response … charged me for a full set of spare seals. Whereas my twenty year old Halfords item has never had an issue
 
Have recently looked at a Clarke unit, has one of the lowest entry heights … from Machine Mart, see attachment 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/10/15 11:00:34 (permalink)
Ordered the 18inch Boxster wheel set. The 19’s were another £500 plus had to buy the centre caps as they are an extra 😳. PCGB discount was deducted 😁
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/10/15 11:07:17 (permalink)
Yes!  I know about the extra £500, because I went for them because I wasn’t convinced that the 18s would really fit over the calipers on my ceramics. Porsche say they will but it must be a tight fit. 
My OPC only charge £90 for storage so it will only take 10 years to make up the difference. 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/10/15 12:46:03 (permalink)
A few ideas for a cheap low entry trolley jack here Dan:
 
https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product-group-tests/88590/best-trolley-jacks-2020-group-test
 
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