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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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    Teesside

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  1. Okay I am removing the camera permanently from the car. The imagery is fantastic but the fact that it does not respect the battery charge level, despite assurances that it does, means I have had more flat batteries than I care for so once I source a replacement I will be getting rid of it.
  2. Whenever I forget to disconnect the dash cam I find pressing the open on the keyfob and pulling the froot lever gets it open.
  3. I generally wave/flash my lights if I can determine that the car coming towards me is another Cayman owner. I give a friendly wave and nod if a Porsche Boxster/911 owner pulls along side at lights or in traffic. I don't do Cayenne/Macan since I am below the eye level.
  4. I got a trombone cleaner and while I could pass the cleaner easily through on the driver side the passenger side holes both had a diaphragm and then would not move any further after this was cleared. Chatting with the mechanic yesterday while my car was in for a service it appears there are 2 on both sides. I missed the second hole on the drivers side. Also there should be a diaphragm on all holes but this diaphragm is what gets blocked. If a diaphragm is missing then they don't replace it.
  5. Yeah. Wasn't a complete loss. There was an Austin Healey meet happening so there were some lovely motors to look at.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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)?
  9. 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?
  10. 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!
  11. Straight on a low loader and to my hotel. Now to get in touch with Porsche and see if it covered by their warranty.
  12. 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.
  13. It's just the clear protector. Never realised that it was clear. Thought it was a different shade of white.
  14. The protective pad that is forward of the side vents. Only the passenger side was replaced.
  15. 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!
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