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  1. I use mine for all the water that comes out the outside tap, filling the wash buckets, pressure washer, final rinse. If you want to maximise the filter media life, you could swap it over just for final rinse (which I did at first) but I gave up on that and it's still lasted me years, and I use it at least every other weekend.
  2. OMG yes, I have a Raceglaze 14L filter, hands down the best detailing money I ever spent. Not only does it mean you save the effort of the drying phase, but it means you're touching the paint soooooo much less and inflicting fewer defects. I tell everyone who'll listen about them but no one seems to care 🤣 they all tell me you still need to dry it off or I need it because I'm in a hard water areas (which I am not) https://www.raceglaze.co.uk/car-care-exterior/rinsing-water-filters/car-wash-water-filter-14-litre-tall/ Coincidentally, I changed the filter media this weekend (£90), I reckon the last lot did 3 years and it was still not showing any signs of spotting, so I'm pretty pleased with that ROI.
  3. Got a recall letter on Friday, got on to my local OPC, not heard anything back - something like November before replacement parts are available. Experienced OPC users - is there any chance they'll slip me a GT4 as a courtesy car?
  4. A little in car from my first track effort in the Cayman. It’s sure it’ll be very tame compared to the proper track drivers on here but I was doing my best not to bend it. It’s a bit expensive for me to describe it as a track toy, so I kept well away from the outside green bits on the fast corners. My caution aside, what a machine! The brakes alone were incredible, so much stopping power and so controlled even on the big stops. I did get a long pedal after a good few laps, but I’ll get on to that later. The PDK is even more immense on track than I expected, so easy to keep the car steady on the downshifts and slip in shifts where I’d normally be waiting for an opportunity to let go of the wheel in a manual. Yes, it is less rewarding than a finely executed heel and toe, but it more than makes up for it in mechanical sympathy and time saved on up shifts. On top of that, the amount of grip was so confidence inspiring, as the day wore on it just kept egging me on to do more and more, it never once tried to bite me. The (not unexpected) Welsh rain came in the afternoon and it was still impeccably mannered. Felt like it could stay out all day, even when I needed a break. Speaking of breaks/brakes, I did get a bit of a long pedal towards the end of the sessions. Nothing alarming, but definitely noticeable. I will book it in for an oil service and new brake fluid, but I was wondering if anyone has strong opinions on fluid choice? I’ve used RBF600 in the past on track, it’s been fine. Some people have recommended RBF660 and ATE Superblue - opinions are very welcome. On the oil front, temps were up to about 111C at the end of a session. That seem safe enough? Thanks, Stu.
  5. A few friends and I have hired Llandow for a day next week, this will be my first run out in the Cayman since taking ownership. I've done a few track days before in my 350z and also some driver training in the BRZ, so I'm organised for the supporting bits and pieces. I'm not unduly worried about it behaving on track, it's built for it, there's fresh rubber and has had an oil service recently, but I thought I'd ask if there were any quirks that would be worth knowing. Is there anything in particular to watch out for on a 981 GTS? Temperature wise, I believe the GTS has additional radiator, which is comforting, but I will obviously be watching the numbers on the dash. What's "normal" for track temps? When do I panic? All my previous cars have been manual, so I was careful to park up in gear and not use the handbrake etc. What's the procedure for the PDK for parking up with high temps to protect the brakes, if there even is one? Thanks, Stu.
  6. Looks a really nice finish that, I had some scratched up door pulls on my old 350z dipped and it made a huge difference, stood up to abuse much better than the OEM finish too. Niiiiiice.
  7. If you want to get into it, there's a whole world out there, but a simple two bucket wash (plus a dedicated bucket and brush for doing the wheels), with a mitt and one of the myriad shampoos on offer, will do the job nicely. You don't need to spend a fortune to get boutique stuff, I use a lot of Envy https://www.envycarcare.co.uk kit as it's well priced, comes in sensible quantities and I know a couple of talented professionals who use it (which is good enough for me). A big bag of microfibres is essential. If you want to add some shine and protection, try a small pot of wax and see if you enjoy applying it (by hand is quite satisfying for some). If that feels like a chore, try a spray detailer, for something easy and quick. Beware of anything that promises miracles. If you give it a shot and it feels like a drag, find a detailer and let them take care of your pride and joy for you. Whatever you do, stay away from the £5 hand job places in former petrol stations and drive in washers. Some people get the bug, pop in some headphones, and actually enjoy the process, find it relaxing and a nice change of pace from other things going on around you. It can be satisfying transforming something filthy in a few hours. Some people think you're mad, but don't worry about that, you've only got to amuse yourself. Having a clean car isn't a sign of being a bit of a soft lad and keeping sills, channels, vents, arches and drains clean is proactive maintenance - not vanity.
  8. This is a timely one, I just noticed ever so slightly clammy feeling to my seatbelt in my 981C this morning. Nothing in the carpet or footwell. I had a quick look at the small passages in the door seals, all looked well. I can't really see a route into the seatbelt area from the windows. I might crack the boot later and see where the channels run from there.
  9. I think it’s extremely unlikely to over rev on the way up the gears, software should do its job and bounce off the limit. But on the way down the gears, software can’t overcome the physics of a money shift.
  10. Mine arrived yesterday, already making in roads and thinking about what converting my 'spare' BRZ into a track toy will mean.
  11. They did tell me they can’t be purchased but, by way of offering assistance, they could relieve me of 3 grand to sort it. I’ve seen the various vacuum bits on design911 and have made an enquiry on those which I believe to be the right ones. I’ll see what comes back. I’ve been giving the nuts and bits a daily dose of penetrating fluid, with dome good weather, I might have a proper go at them this weekend. I figure that the worst I can do is damage them both, but I can’t really see how that would make the situation any worse? Will the car get upset if the vacuum hoses are left off and exposed to atmosphere?
  12. Has anyone dealt with this issue on a 981? Having now had a look, with the car up in the air - it doesn't seem like it's too tricky to pop these off and go to work on them off the car with penetrating fluid. Is my ambition overtaking my spattering talent (extremely modest).
  13. The HREs are definitely sexy, I do wonder if the concave of the rears, sat alongside the flat faced fronts might mess with my OCD! A huge part of me loves the idea of the retro feel of the Cuplites (maybe even dials?) juxtaposed on to a modern car, especially as they are forged and are built to order, so I could get the perfect offset, be light etc... Anyway, I'm getting diverted 🤣 it's meant to be about the size question, 20s or 19s and the potential improvements to ride!
  14. I'm not fussy, I'll take whichever one is left after you guys have picked!
  15. Options to scratch my modifying itch on the GTS aren't that numerous, mainly because I'm so happy with it right out of the box. However, I don't have any real love for the 20" Turbo alloy wheels. I dislike fiddly wheels (mainly for cleaning reasons) and whilst I was browsing alternatives, realised that a dark bronze might be a nice little touch of colour to the entirely black vibes. Nothing outrageous. Whilst thinking about this I also got to wondering if dropping down to 19s with a touch more sidewall might give me a slightly more supple ride without compromising performance too much. Has anyone dropped down to 19s and found any positive/negative impacts? Particualry keen to hear if anyone with the Sport Chassis option has, but PASMer feedback is more than welcome too. Pictures below for attention, please excuse my crude photoshop (mspaint) skills. Saw the GORGEOUS offerings from Augment for retro Porsche wheels in larger sizes, in particular the cuprite monoblocs. But I also got a bit of a twitch when I saw these from HRE as well.
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