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About Porker

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    Cayman S (987.2 2010)
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    London, lewisham

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  1. I used to own a Fiat X1/9. It was 20yrs old? About 84% plastic filler, i swear it left an orange stain on the road every time it rained. I loved that old pile of crap though.
  2. Seconded, its not a specialist job, any decent garage should be able to sort. A porsche Indy may be better if the OPC get jumpy about it. The bolts, clamp and gasket were changed before i got mine as part of the dealers routine before they put it up for sale.
  3. New tyre time

    No, or at least marginal. unless you have a porsche warranty but even thats not clear cut I’m told. Standard PSS are available with N marking but are about the same price now as the PS4s, id rather go with the latest tech - and did
  4. 718 tuning

    Oh I don’t doubt, turbo cars are very tunable. 9E have experience of tuning turbo 911 to quiet outrageous figures and looks like they pay attention to upgrading engine/transmission/brakes parts as required so look forward to it.
  5. 718 tuning

    Looking forward to see what they can do. (Business must be going well if they can buy a new car to play with, partly paid for by the reconditioned steering rack they fitted for me)
  6. Tyre wear

    Doesn’t matter in any case, when Trump flips and nukes Germany because Merkal was mean to him we’ll be burning the tyres to keep warm in the proceeding dystopian wasteland.
  7. Gear selector

    Just checked, it was £260 plus vat supply and fit standard shifter. A Porsche short shifter would have been £360. Seems like an odd thing to build cheap on a premium motor. Mine is on 53k miles.
  8. Gear selector

    I had a shifter failure, wasnt the cables it was the mechanism itself. Pain in the proverbial, £216 plus vat to replace from Ninexcellence, i think. Could have upgraded to a short shifter but didn’t.

    Yes, ninexcellence said it’s not uncommon.

    so the outcome: Replace standard shifter £260 + VAT Reconditioned Steering Rack, including Geo after fitting £730 +VAT his usual supplier doesn't have any in stock, he normally swaps with the donor car, so will have to send mine off to be refurbed - i assume that means strip and replace any seals. seems an OK price, ive seen refurbed ones on line for £450ish on a 53000 mile car, not that impressed but s**t happens i guess, like i say he said i could drive it and just keep an eye on the power steering oil bit as you have to get the engine lid off, i don't fancy it.

    Call from the porsche doctor. It’s not the cables, something has sheared off in the shifter mechanism. So new one of those required, almost went for the short throw option but want to reign in the creeping modification spend! He also spotted a steering rack leak, just waiting on a quote for refurbished replacement unit. He said i could just top the oil up as its not a serious leak but don’t fancy that and will only have to fix it when i sell in any case. Bugger

    i'm trying not to get sucked into the upgrade/mod hole (saying the guy who bought an upgraded PASM module for £900) AA took ages and so cant tow to Nine Excellence before they closed, cant leave it in the car park so had to tow home and now have to tow to 9E for ££, AA wont do that. ARSE!

    Sat in Sainsbury’s car park waiting for the AA, almost certain it’s a broken shifter cable so shouldn’t be ruinously expensive. Hope the AA will tow to Nine Excellence. Deeply cheesed off.
  14. 718 tuning

    Interesting..... https://twitter.com/Nineexcellence/status/913792400262234114
  15. 718 Cayman vs. 981 GT4

    I did a track day at Rockingham, the instructor kept telling me to sweep out toward the wall on the banked bit but was never that comfortable even though it was the better line. Great track though.