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    Ex 987.2 S owner. Just lurking
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  1. Ive always wanted to own a ‘proper’ sports car, the cayman met scratched that itch and then some. I live in london Zone 2, only use it at the week end and occasional longer trips so not really getting the most out of it so it will be up for sale in a few weeks. Before i get rid i’ll be selling a DCS suspension module so watch this space, its a great bit of kit http://www.tpcracing.com/dsc.html guys, thanks for all the advice. It’s been fun.
  2. https://www.trackdays.co.uk/ they dont do trackdays themselves, its a site that’s lists all the big players. Ive checked prices, they dont add anything to the price so quiet handy.
  3. They wouldn’t quote for me, 49 clean licence and no claims. Think it’s because I’m parked on the street in deepest London.
  4. My first off the year, it’s an airfield circuit. Not very exciting but ok for my level of (in)competence. Also not a massive drive from London and one of the cheaper venues.
  5. Im not a track nut but I’ve done a few. Bedford is flat as a pancake with loads of runoff so very safe. Suits me as I’m quiet low on the competence scale. It is featureless though and quiet long. So much so that it takes a while to remember which corner is comming up. My two fav circuits are Rockingham (you use a smal, section of the banked circuit) and snetterton. Fast interesting but plenty of space in case it goes pete tong
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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)
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Yes, ninexcellence said it’s not uncommon.
  15. 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'
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