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    #46
    I love that in the face of potentially serious deal-breaking faults on a not-particularly-cheap-to-fix car, PF has never strayed from the question of when mods will be carried out

    Never change!
    Originally posted by Jim
    I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

    Originally posted by elfturbomax
    What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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      #47
      Saturday

      Plan was, my mates Peter and Fred would meet at mine. I would hitch a ride up with one of them and hopefully be able to drive the 911 home!

      Andrew was out running errands so we decided it was only right to stop for McDonald's.

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      Once at Andrew's we swiftly began ripping out the interior. Thankfully Andrew had ripped out his Boxster interior out not too long ago so it was a rather painless experience.

      Disassembled



      It took about 20 minutes to remove the centre console, it was really quite easy. Fitting the tool was a breeze and barely worth writing about. The main thing was, after adjusting the linkages I now had reverse. Much success! Fixed in less than an hour, good feelings all around.

      A mate of mine who is an aircooled Porsche tragic used to always say how Porsche's were designed to be worked on. The more I look and work on this, the more I agree with his statement. It's all been designed to come apart and be put back together.

      Now for the coolant clamp.

      I'd ordered a bunch of hoses and clamps to fit based on memory on what I could see. It's quite stark the difference between UK and Aussie cars. Everything here is shagged underneath due to the salt on the roads. I assume this is what caused the old clamp to give out. After having another look underneath the car we could see the hose was in serviceable condition. We then decided to whip a new clamp on and leave the hoses, clips and other bits and pieces for my mechanic. We didn't quite feel like bleeding the whole system and perhaps causing further issues from knocking things around.

      Replacing the clip took all of about 2 minutes.

      An interesting side note, the proper bleeding process on these is quite a bitch. It involves removing radiator cap, oil cap and dipstick, holding engine at 2500rpm and revving to 5000rpm every 30 seconds for 5 minutes, replacing the radiator cap and another 5 minutes of this. Not used to such procedures!

      Nervously we started the car.

      No leaks, good. Car drives in reverse, even better.

      It was also apparent there were no other issues as no smoke, oil in the water or mayonnaise in the oil. Fantastic.

      We break to watch Baku qualifying and fire up the bbq.


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      It was decided over lunch we should have a burn to the Imperial War Museum for ice cream. Half hour drive on some twisty and quiet A & B roads, perfect to see how the repairs held up. Much water, spares and tools were packed for the journey.

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      Shouldn't have worried - not a single problem! The car ran like a dream and I was back in lust.

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      Later in the afternoon/evening went out to take some beauty shots.

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      Peter's wonderful 928. After taking all these photos it broke down and was out of action for a fortnight. Ironically it broke down exactly where my car did the week prior. Fucking cars.

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      Home!
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        #48
        Nice. But.... What mods will you do with the money you saved??
        Originally posted by piss98
        fuck I'd be happy to suck Bill Gates off

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          #49
          Happy ending

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            #50
            rejoice, glad it worked out.

            yes and mods yes.

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              #51
              Awesome, and looks like a great day in Cambridge.

              There must be something about Cambridgeshire. My 911 broke down twice near Cambourne and Grantchester.
              Chris
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              I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                #52
                Nice looking 928, pascha interior also, sweet.
                " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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