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graham.reeds

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  • Birthday 05/09/1977

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    Porsche Cayman 987.2 (FakeR)
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  1. Yeah. Wasn't a complete loss. There was an Austin Healey meet happening so there were some lovely motors to look at.
  2. That's a pity. I only got notified of your response to your own post but not your original reply. I will be there from about 7pm.
  3. So not in the passenger foot well like the Boxster. I haven't looked yet but I failed to mention that I have a 987.2 - is it like you said?
  4. Porsche Reading wanted to charge me for this. Is it difficult to do or require specialist equipment? Is it identical to the Boxster (the only video I can find online)?
  5. It's my last week in my current contract. So I was wondering if anyone would care for an impromptu meet up at the Potter's Heron Hotel (Romsey) during the week, maybe Wednesday evening?
  6. Okay. Update is this. They gave me a Volvo V90 as a courtesy car via Enterprise. It took them until Thursday to triage the issue. It then took them until the Tuesday of the following week to send me a quote for the work. £6.8k. Such gems as the gear linkage (£750), AC weeping (£1600), AC top up (£350), front disks in correctly fitted (left on right and vice versa) (£1100), a clean out of a drainage hole (£180) and the clutch. No where on this quote was how much was covered by warranty. Also considering that the brakes were fitted by Porsche it was kind of rich to expect me to pay for the correction. Turns out that the gear linkage and AC issue was covered by my warranty, which also in my mind negates the need for an AC top up. Brakes apparently are low and will need replacing soon but I thought as they incorrectly fitted by Porsche then it would be on them. Clutch feels fine. It's done nearly 70k mainly motorway miles. So I told them to just do what was covered by warranty and I would do the rest at a later date. Then finally on the following Monday I was informed it was done and when was I expecting to pick the car up. I said Friday as I would be passing that way on the way home. Turns out you only have the car 24 hours after the car is completed. First I heard of this was Monday at 1730 after I had left the office. So it was finally agreed that the would repatriate my car and inform Enterprise that my car needed picking up. FakeR was repatriated on Wednesday and Enterprise collected my car Thursday. Finally I had a phone call on the Friday asking when I would be returning the hire car. Funnily enough I stalled the car almost instantly: The Volvo is automatic and I left foot brake naturally in them (Karting instinct). I slowed down at a junction and realised that I needed to change gear but I was left foot braking. Didn't want to let off the brakes while the person in front was braking and hit them so I forced a stall. So I have a working car and a smile on my face!
  7. Straight on a low loader and to my hotel. Now to get in touch with Porsche and see if it covered by their warranty.
  8. My journey to my hotel is going to be a lot longer than usual. My clutch works, I have drive, but I am stuck in gear and my gear stick is a floppy knob. When the breakdown company arrives I have elected to get my car taken to my hotel (who I have rung but only get their answer phone). This hotel is in the middle of nowhere and I am guessing the nearest garage is at least a dozen miles away. It was only serviced recently.
  9. It's just the clear protector. Never realised that it was clear. Thought it was a different shade of white.
  10. The protective pad that is forward of the side vents. Only the passenger side was replaced.
  11. It got sorted last week while I was on holiday. The guy who did the paint work was the same guy who did my rear wing last year and fitted me in at very short notice. Then it was over to the detailers to get the ceramic coating applied. The paint had to be blended in which meant the protective pad had to be replaced. It seems more white than the one on there but that should 'settle in'. Looks good when it's clean!
  12. According to Porsche Bolton I have scratch insurance. So I need to sort that out.
  13. Noticed yesterday when returning to my car that some scrot had keyed my car on the passenger rear over the arch. It has happened since Sunday as the location would of been noticeable when loading my car for the week. The only place my car has been is the hotel car park, Tesco car park (Winchester) and work car park. Unlikely to be work as people park their M3, M4, GT3, GTR, Bentley, Evora's etc. without harm. I only noticed it as I had to park in a different location as my usual spot in the work car park was taken. Tesco is possible but unlikely as I was only there for 20 minutes, tops, as I had run out of razors. It was also in broad daylight and people drive past the location regularly. The hotel is the most likely but the hotel isn't cheap and you have to drive there. Also they didn't key the 17 plated red Jag that is also staying at the hotel. I asked them to check the cameras but apparently no one had been near my car while it was parked up. It took them just over an hour to check 20 hours of video (how long my car had been in their car park). So my question is: are there any recommended 'while-you-wait' repair shops near Winchester? Or somewhere that will take me to work after dropping my car off? I could get this done locally on Teesside but I need my car.
  14. The office car park is a bit of a pork fest. Couple of Caymans and multiple Boxsters. There is even a gt3 parked up regularly here. I have said hi to the silver Cayman S owner and mentioned the club but he didn't seem interested. It could be due to me ambushing him at 8am. Sadly outnumbered by the M2, M3 and M4s though.
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