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Ben last won the day on December 12 2019

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  1. Some sound advice above! I have to admit that the (however small) potential for bore score (or IMS failure) was enough of risk for me at the time of buying my Cayman to rule out an S in favour of the 2.7, however the higher running costs (tax, insurance etc) were also a consideration! The scare stories are of course not just about the Cayman but all the models with the larger capacity M96/97 engines, which creates a lot of over inflated noise on the internet - as ever, you only ever hear about the ones that go wrong, not all those that are working perfectly! If I was in the market for an S today, I would carry out due diligence (borescope, professional inspection, history etc), but I would also make sure that if the worst happened I had a plan (and enough money) to resolve it to my advantage, i.e. a Hartech rebuild (oversized 3.9 perhaps?!), or maybe drop in one of those LS3 V8 engines!! 😁 https://www.hartech.org/oversized-engines
  2. I bought one of these for too, for my godson - was less than a tenner in Debenhams before Xmas - when I saw it put together, I wanted one!! Now they are indeed harder to find, but John Lewis still have some £13 + delivery https://www.johnlewis.com/lego-speed-champions-75895-1974-porsche-911-turbo-3-0
  3. Great work Craig, will be good to meet up again, Beaulieu is always a good day out
  4. OK. so Sprint Booster successfully installed and tested over the Xmas period.... and I have to say I am massively impressed. To me, as with the lowered suspension, I think this is the way the car should have been setup straight out of the factory. I'm running it on the standard middle setting - Sport 5 - and it seems to be just the right balance between immediacy of throttle response without being so sensitive that it's difficult to drive smoothly, and most importantly, the annoying 'lag' of the fly by wire is gone. It feels like the car has an extra 50bhp off the line - which of course it doesn't - but the way the power is delivered so quickly now is amazing. I've installed the little remote on the dash as I wanted to be able to change the settings back to normal so I could remind myself what a difference it makes! Its a relatively easy install, which took about 45 mins for me, mostly due to trying to figure out how to remove the throttle cable connector. This is a great guide to give a general overview of the process: https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/997/196447-installed-sprint-booster-my-997-c2-instructions-w-pics.html Only a couple of issues I found which may be of help to others, to add to Syers advice: when removing the throttle pedal assembly, after removing the single screw, you have to pull the whole unit up and back, towards the bulkhead - I was trying to pull straight up and wondering why it was so difficult to shift (I was being a bit dim!) as others have mentioned, releasing the electrical connector is the biggest PIA - I found a suggestion else where to use adjustable pliers to prise the grey clip down, which worked perfectly for me - see here: https://www.planet-9.com/threads/accelerator-pedal-electronics-connector.231162/ as previously mentioned, the included cable tie is far too small, so have a bigger one available to tie the unit out of the way behind the throttle pedal the wire for the remote can be easily threaded under the steering column to enable the controller to be installed next to the steering wheel, if you so desire! For £150ish and less than an hour to fit I think this is an excellent mod!
  5. Not yet, too much eating, drinking and rubbish weather! Hoping to get it fitted this weekend, will keep you posted
  6. Merry Xmas Nick, plans for next year sound good to me!
  7. Couple of close ups of the calipers and the car in the daylight after springs and spacers install:
  8. No worries mate, the one I've ordered was £167 ish at time of writing, from a company called Nex_motorsport in Germany, so just over £150 with the discount: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sprint-Booster-V3-Porsche-Cayman-2-7-2687-ccm-180-KW-245-PS-987-2006-07-11335/132580986788?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Hoping the couple of weeks delivery was an over estimate!
  9. Yeah I think it might be something I have a search for when I have a spare moment in the daylight!
  10. What do you not like about the Lotus, if you don't mind me asking?!
  11. Just thought I'd raise this one again as my passenger window is still whistling! More noticeable in the winter I suppose when you have the windows up more often . Tried using tape to determine the source but found that to be inconclusive. I read on another forum that it could be due to the glass not sitting tight enough up against the rubber seal, and that there is some sort of adjuster at the bottom edge of the door under a rubber grommet - anyone ever come across this before?!
  12. Have you had a chance to try out the Sprint Booster yet Syer? I bit the bullet today and bought one too as eBay have a 10% off code, but don't expect it to arrive for a few weeks!
  13. Calipers restored to previous condition (and bill picked up by Regal Autosport, so full marks to them!). And the more I drive it the more I love the new suspension setup. I can't find any negative aspects to it. They should come out of the factory like this. Would definitely recommend!
  14. Looks great! Any issues when fitting it?
  15. Due to a change in plans for the day, I now can't make it to the Bicester event, but will be attending the Piston Heads Sunday Service at Thruxton instead!
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