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  1. I strongly recommend removing the bumper and separating the a/c condensers from the coolant rads to clear out the crap that gets stuck between the two. The Zunsports should reduce this but left unattended it will rot the condensers and rads. It really should be part of the service schedule. https://www.flickr.com/gp/61155387@N08/io1FsD
  2. Yes, I noticed yours was different. Mine was a Gen 1 3.4S and I'm pretty sure it was standard, not modified.
  3. https://www.flickr.com/gp/61155387@N08/te07V0 Jason, you should be able to see if one of the cables has become disconnected or broken with the undertrays in place. My photo should give you an idea of where to look. The triangular plate on top of the gearbox is where the cables clip into, right above the driveshafts, and the ball connectors on the gearbox selector levers are where the cable ends clip on to. PM me if you need more pictures or explanation.
  4. My Gen 1 DMF failed the rotation test so I replaced it but it was only around £300 for the LUK item. I do remember reading that the Gen 2 flywheels are much more expensive for some reason. I didn't notice any difference after fitting the new flywheel to be honest so unless there is any vibration I'd think twice about replacing it on the Gen 2 unless it's well out of limits on the rotation test. Once the exhaust studs have been sorted, whipping the box out again to do the flywheel if it starts to give trouble is a pretty easy DIY job. The coolant pipes are a fairly easy, though fiddly, DIY job. I wrote a detailed DIY procedure if you fancy having a go yourself Jason. Parts cost on the Gen 1 was a little over £200 for the two aluminium crossover pipes and four flexible radiator hoses when I did it.
  5. Jason, my bet is your pressure plate has cracked. This happened on one of our Gen 1 Caymans a couple of years ago, causing exactly the symptoms you describe. When I replaced the clutch and DMF myself on our other car a few years before, I used the Sachs clutch kit and found it was exactly the same (i.e. all the same Sachs markings and part numbers) as the original factory fitted clutch I removed. Second time around, I got our local OPC to do it due to the nightmare I had dealing with the exhaust studs on the other car. They fitted the aftermarket Sachs clutch I supplied, as they accepted it was OEM.
  6. I've fitted Pagid disks and Pagid or Textar pads from Euro Car Parts or their online sister company Carparts4less to several Boxsters and Caymans and they've been fine. To stop the discs rusting again, make sure you get some heat into the brakes before you park up at the end of a wet journey and dry the brakes after washing the car. I've always done the latter but adopting the former completely ended the problem on my last Cayman after I had to replace the discs due to inner face corrosion.
  7. I didn't ask him but I do have his email address. PM me if you'd like it.
  8. I contacted the private seller about the Guards Red car before he sold it recently. He retro fitted the R style door pulls and had already sold the original carbon bucket seats separately. Not sure what they sold for but I found a thread on a forum from around the end of last year and he was askng £5k iirc. He was asking about £21k for the car so I'm not convinced selling the seats separately was a smart move as the standard seats he'd fitted (not even Sports seats) were completely at odds with the rest of the spec.
  9. You might be lucky if one of the cable connectors has popped off at the gearbox rather than broken. This hapened to the buyer of one of our 987s and the AA guy popped it back on and straped it back in place.
  10. Adam, I'd get in touch with Sports and Classic Ltd in Cheshire. Never used them myself but I know they are a well regarded Porsche independent specialist and repair gearboxes.
  11. Glad you got it sorted. I bet the pedal is a lot lighter now!
  12. Ours was the same. Can you see a crack in the pressure plate? https://www.flickr.com/gp/61155387@N08/KA05E1
  13. We had this exact same issue on my Son's gen 1 987S a couple of years ago, at 95K miles on the original clutch. It was a cracked pressure plate.
  14. Brave man! Well done for taking this on. What a nightmare it must be if they all snap and you can't secure the jig! Keep us posted.
  15. The cables are attached to a bracket that's bolted to the top of the gearbox. The cables clip into the bracket. Here's a picture of the bracket on the top of the gearbox. The cables clip into the U shaped slots in the bracket. http://IMG_0294 by DRH986, on Flickr I remember my cables were already ty-wrap'd to the bracket to stop them becoming disconnected, when I bought the car. The chap who bought our other 987S last year had one pop out completely recently. The AA guy popped it back in and told him it was a common problem. I'm not saying that's the problem but certainly worth double checking both the mounting bracket is securely bolted to the box and can't move around, and both cables are securely attached, before forking out for a replacement/rebuilt box.
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