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s3 akr

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  1. Donnington on Weds June 13th through MSVT. Anyone else there ?
  2. I had an airbag light issue with it flickering on hard cornering - as if it readying itself for some doomed excursion into the hedgerows - and it turned out to be the seatbelt socket thing. Replaced under warranty.
  3. Nicely done sir! That is some commitment to the car and your trackday needs - can't have been cheap to do inside a year. More pictures of the car when you get back to decent wifi please! Love to see threads like this. Enjoy the JW and good luck on getting landed anywhere near London with the snowfall etc (assuming your headed home to Blighty). City was diverting to Southend earlier, Heathrow is cancelling flights all over the place, but Gatwick and Stansted seem to be relatively normal from what I've seen on the news this morning.
  4. took mine out today for the first time since October!! I remembered pretty well what a great drive it is, but I forgot just HOW great it is!!!! It'll get a proper clean and polish in a couple of weeks and then hibernation will be officially over! (no time to do it sooner or I would!)
  5. Dropped into Autostrasse today in Coggeshall - a well respected Porsche Indy - and he took a look at the exhaust bolts. His opinion - easier to do them now before the exhaust blow happens and before they corrode into "tooth picks" as he put it ! At about 40%cheaper than OPC, it'll be with him in the next week or so to be done. Also spotted a fair bit of soot on the exhaust tips - potentially over fueling or needing new plugs but possibly the result of (literally) a couple of starts and warm up on tickover during the hibernation since October. Might get them done at the same time once I've dug out the service book to see when they were last changed.. I've not been there before and I have to say, his candor seemed genuine and he struck me as an honest chap that just loves the cars. He had some stories to tell of his 911 ownership/driving/racing experiences. Nice fella and very knowledgeable.
  6. did you do it yourself ? What was the paint like prior to applying it ? My absolute pet hate is stone chipping but seems hard to stop it without spending about the same as a repaint of the affected areas!
  7. I wouldn't worry about what people say about making your cars look like an R - if you like the look, go for it ! Personally, I think the contrasting vents look better than colour coded, and the side stickers also look good. If you don't want to be accused of trying to be an R, how about leaving off the side stripes and going with black mirrors and vents ? Just a thought to break up the "slab" of single colour.
  8. You're not wrong. Mine has nav but it's so out of date the the M1 was still under construction!!
  9. Got up at 6:30 one Sunday morning in September, set off at 7am for the gym but decided to take the R. Ended up in Nottingham via back roads and twisties. I live in Colchester! The unplanned outing had me passing by Braintree, Bishops Stortford, Baldock, Bedford, Peterborough, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Grantham to name but a few! Had a cuppa at my Grans then headed home on a more direct route. Just shy of 400 miles covered for a 7 mile trip to the gym! Awesome day out, awesome drive, some good roads, some crappy ones, but all that time driving the Cayman without any particular target location or time, on whatever road took my fancy was awesome. The unplanned stuff is often some of the best. What was yours ?
  10. Both nice looking cars - fake stripes or not !! Who cares - its your Porsche, you've worked for it so do what ever pleases you. Personally, I like the stripes. Welcome to the club - love mine to bits too and can't wait to get it taxed and out from hibernation next month.
  11. @Beanoir - I wont have OPC do the work - it'll be a reputable indy.
  12. I guess it comes under the banner of "preventative maintenance", and given that they probably only see these cars every 2 years in a lot of cases, they point it out as a job worth doing (if I am being generous as to the intent at least!). What gets my hackles up is that they quoted me £400 or therebouts to do it, without really working out if they were seized or needed to be drilled. I want a true price before I take the decision as to whether to do it or not.
  13. Good excuse to come back to Wales though !!

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