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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2015/11/16 20:40:06 (permalink)

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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? November roof down charity run 2015/11/23 19:01:50 (permalink)
In the spirit of sharing I thought some might find my exploits through November amusing. Once again (I did this last year too) I am spending as much of the month as possible roof down and dressed like a loon to raise some money for charity, if you're out and about in Kent you may well have already seen me. Here's a little more info via this link http://www.grahamjohn.com/charity/ any twitter users can keep an eye on what i'm up to via @aPropertyMattR
 
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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? November roof down charity run 2015/11/24 21:54:40 (permalink)
Cleaned the car hoovered detailed to perfection. THEN coated with a product a friend told me about that he coats his car in, So had to try it the car came up with an amazing shine have to try it guys n girls it's called collinite 845. Like all polishes etc not for glass read all instructions.
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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2015/11/28 16:49:15 (permalink)
Put the car back up on the ramp today with a job in mind to deal with this stubborn sump nut. After a knock here and there finally came free so changed the filter and oil. Next on my list is to fit new manifolds at the same time renew the coils and plugs. After that changing the tip box oil and filter then to fit new low temp thermostat. Really enjoying my life with porsche in it.👍
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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2015/11/28 16:56:00 (permalink)
Light switch stopped working so removed and have bought new one one. broke vent flap in the process so bought new one of those too!!!!
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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2015/12/08 07:51:08 (permalink)
80k service at Suffolk indie Charlie Wildridge (find him on pistonheads under William Francis) plus
 
braided steel brake hoses in a tartily tasteful red,
 
short shift kit
 
a cure for the parasitic drain (fingers crossed) by replacing the regulator on the alternator.
 
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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2015/12/31 18:04:39 (permalink)
Removed front PU to get a couple of splits plastic welded and then a repaint is planned

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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/04 20:00:47 (permalink)
After clearing out the leaves & rubbish from the radiators, I fitted a Zunsport grill set. Very quick and easy to do, fitted in a matter of moments. I think it is a great addition to the front end. 
 
Now to tackle the cloudy headlights. 

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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/05 19:29:38 (permalink)
What did I do, I bought one today!!!!! A C4.
 

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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/05 19:41:49 (permalink)
Welcome to 996 ownership Nick,
Love speed yellow 
Enjoy

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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/05 19:59:23 (permalink)
Welcome Nick enjoy your purchase.
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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/07 08:43:20 (permalink)
Speed yellow - very nice.
 
I have removed front PU for general clean-up and fitting grills. I have gone down the ebay route and spent approx. £25 on parts on grill and fixings. I may write this up if anyone is interested.

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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/07 17:01:58 (permalink)
Always interested in a money saving job so post away.
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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/07 17:53:47 (permalink)
Just over two months of having mine and loving every minute, sure you'll be over the moon with your new purchase, looks fab!
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Re: RE: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/07 17:56:59 (permalink)
Same here! Purchased in November & loving everything about it. Still find myself going into the garage just to have a look.
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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/13 11:27:07 (permalink)
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After clearing out the leaves & rubbish from the radiators, I fitted a Zunsport grill set. Very quick and easy to do, fitted in a matter of moments. I think it is a great addition to the front end. 
 
Now to tackle the cloudy headlights. 




Looks great! Just how quick and easy was it to do? Any specialist knowledge/tools required or just common sense and some instructions?
 
Edit - looked on the Zunsport website and they have a youtube link. Very easy to fit! What's the general consensus - grills behind (stealth mode) or similar to the Zunsport, grills in front?
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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/13 11:31:04 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby jamesekirby 2016/01/13 11:42:58
It was very easy. Good clear fitting instructions & four small holes to be drilled. Fitted in around ten minutes.
 
A very easy job that has a big impact on the look of the front end. I'm pleased with the outcome.
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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/14 08:33:51 (permalink)
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Edit - looked on the Zunsport website and they have a youtube link. Very easy to fit! What's the general consensus - grills behind (stealth mode) or similar to the Zunsport, grills in front?


I have just fitted my own grills last weekend (I'll get pictures posted at some point). After some thought I went for grills behind, although using the method I used it would have been easier to remove the moulded insert completely.
 
However, I wanted to retain original components and I was concerned it would affect cooling efficiency and aerodynamics of the front end. Arguably you could say grills may affect cooling, but when you consider how much debris gets sucked in with poor maintenance I would consider the effects negligible.

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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/14 21:39:35 (permalink)
I'm sticking to getting the hoover in there every so often, call me old fashioned!!
C4 laid up now for a few weeks after a great blast today before the gritters arrived!

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Re: What did you do with your 996 today? 2016/01/14 23:36:32 (permalink)
Not thought about That

Maybe lay it up as well
 

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