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  3. Ok, I see what you mean. Use the wide wedge to generate some downward force on the edge of the trim. At the same time, lever the upholstery tool in at the base of the clip against the painted metal of the hood itself (I've masked off the paint with tape to protect it). So I'm basically levering the two tools in opposite directions to each other to double up on the downward for on the clip... if that makes sense...
  4. https://jmgporsche.co.uk/ are nearby yep? if so, I'd go with these as they are well established as Porsche gurus in that area.
  5. Hi, Can anyone recommend a good company/person for Porsche PPI in the Dorset area? Thanks in advance.
  6. Eat some shredded wheat / spinach and give it a hefty levering down 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 😉 I don’t know what else to say really. I recall they did present a lot of resistance and I was worried I’d snap the tool or the clips (or both). get the wide wedge one right in to open a good gap up for the narrower tool and lever down on the wedge (against the trim itself) as you also lever down adjacent to the clip itself with the narrow tool. where are you based? If close-ish to Aylesbury in bucks I could pop over. Or you’re welcome to come to mine.
  7. I'm just having a go at this one and can't even get one of the hatch trim clips to pop out let alone 15 of them I have the identical trim remover tools as in the instructions. I can get the tip of upholstery remover tool (circled) into the base of the clip but the tip just flexes when I apply ALOT of pressure. So sign of the clip even creaking let alone popping out?
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  9. I just think our 10 to 15 year old cars really have no place at an OPC service centre. Those places want the 6 years and younger stuff. You know, the ones where they can charge a shed load for just changing the fluids. The mechanics there don't see many 987.1 anyway whereas a good indie does so how up the speed of them is your grunt at the OPC anyway.
  10. My experience with OPC Cardiff is that they do indeed pamper you. But once you weigh up the cost difference, you could have pampered yourself and still saved some cash. The most irritating thing about an OPC, in my experience, is the constant fishing for work - be it MOTs or services. The second most irritating thing is the ridiculous pricing. My rear mudguard had broken and, as the car was in for a service, I figured I would quote them fitting it for an all-in-one visit (thinking it would be £30-50). They wanted £175 to fit it! The mudguard was £19 and I changed it a week or so later in 5 minutes... It took longer to get the tools out and pack them away than undo/redo the 4 bolts or whatever. Cannot fault the customer service itself, however. It is flawless.
  11. Sorry to hear about the poor experience - I've certainly heard a share of good and bad from people. Some seem to get treated like royalty. I have yet to bother with OPC... I figure a £13k car isn't worth the hassle, but then half the history is specialist already anyway. One note though: there's no reason for them not to have visually inspected the drive belt. It's very easy/straightforward! You could do it in 5-10 minutes. Unimpressed with the inconsistent stamping/box checking, though.
  12. I should have known better. Having bought a fine, unmolested example of a 2007 987.1, and aiming to continue the unblemished OPC service record, thanks to its previous 2 owners, I decided to trust the upcoming minor service to my local OPC. I knew it would cost 824 GBP - more than twice the service cost at Cotswold Porsche. I knew I was being irrational, supposing that the OPC stamp was worth 500GBP, yet I persuaded myself that, along with the stamp, I would be cosseted by first class, personalised service. I was wrong. Whilst I had no issues with the nuts and bolts of the service, I was otherwise unimpressed. This was my first visit to this OPC, and potentially the first of many in the future. No attempt made to ask about my relationship with the vehicle, and what recent work may have been done during my stewardship. So, for instance, the visual check suggested a (surprise, surprise) A/.C service, despite the obvious signs that most A/C components had recently been replaced-why not contact me to clarify this? I queried this, and other points, with the sevice manager. Obfuscation reigned. A final note...I'm sure a visual inspection of the drive belt is not a minor servce item..it was ticked, but I doubt it was done, otherwise why did the service stamp not indicate this...etc. etc. Anyway, lessons learned..more brass than sense, some folk !
  13. Just ordered some TERRA-S on Amazon, £22.89, having accidently discovered the treasures behind the panel in fboot some 6 months after buying car 2nd hand - but gunk can is missing from the set (as well as philips screwdriver from tool set).
  14. It's the "stance" look that became popular a few years back: wider rims, obscene amounts of negative camber, and ultra low ride height. You would usually see a hatchback VW or Audi sporting the look. This car didn't quite make it all of the way, it would appear.
  15. I see, thank you, though what I don't see is how could anyone regard that as a good look nor a good idea. Seems utterly bonkers to me
  16. It doesn't move when it's that low. It's on air (it can adjust ride height up and down). Putting air suspension on a Porsche is just sinful.
  17. What’s happened there then? Is that busted or purposely done as a low rider? how could it even drive like that?
  18. Ummm...cancel that as just looked at sellers facebook profile banner image...
  19. If I was in the market for a lowish mile/owner gen 2, I'd be messaging this lad with an offer just over WBAC. Already has Spyders and black mirrors/vent. It's of Facebook group "Porsche 987 Owners Club"
  20. I bought an average mile (44k) 981 S from Maundrells for £37K with an allowance of £26k for my 2010 Aqua Blue 987.2 with PDK, 19inch wheels and sports exhaust. The 981 has Sports Plus, 19" wheels, PASM, dual climate and some other minor bits and is in agate grey. It's a world apart from a 987.2 S which is pretty much a 2006 design. You can really feel the chassis stiffness and control over the 987.2. The Sports chrono pack transforms the car into the sports car it should have been as standard, phenomonal. Usual let down is the PCM system, pinched from Noah's Ark. Ordered a new Sony headunit with DAB and Apple car play. I had the same setup in my 987.2 and it was brilliant. I'm a happy chappie at the moment!
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  22. I bought a set in silver with winter tyres on for £725 near mint condition
  23. My current PSE system came from Gert. His standard conversions don't sound as good to my ears. I did want to ask his advice/buy some 200 cell sports cats but he doesn't answer his emails anymore. Thanks anyway Andy.
  24. That was my thinking too. If I were in the market for another set of wheels (which I kind of am), I'd be pulling the tyres off to put some sticky rubber on instead.
  25. You need to have a chat with Gert at Carnewal, loads of people on here have his conversions and having heard them in the flesh they are brilliant. http://www.carnewal.com/Exhaust
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