Yesterday it was the first time that I had to install an exhaust on a 981 with more than 100.000km = 62.5K mls.
It was a 2013 2.7 PDK from Belgium.
Some observations :
When I “switched on” the handbrake, only one side engaged, the other side engaged 1 minute later when the car was already up in the air.
This was new to me. I have seen plenty of 981's of which one side of the handbrake didn't grab.
At this mileage, the 2x 2 nuts of the exhausts are so corroded that the exhaust is about to detach from the manifolds.
None of the bolts and nuts from the exhaust can be undone. What doesn't snap off, needs to be cut and replaced.
Over the past 4 years, the time to swap a 981 exhaust went from 25 min till 65 min.
It is now even easier/faster to change the exhaust of a 987 !
The foam part on the top of the rear springs starts to fall apart.
When this part is gone, this will make the car to drop 10 to 12mm on that corner, causing an imbalance and wrong alignment .
And that is just by looking at the rear wheel wells on a 981 with 100.000 km
Will the car fall apart after 100.000 miles ?