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The other day I ran over a rock which hit the lip of the front RHS wheel well. The inner RHS front wheel well was ripped out with many of the screw brackets damaged. Can anybody please help me with a part number for the inner plastic moulding and mounting clip part numbers?
Beware of the car cover. My car is Basalt Black and the scratches are obvious. I used an original 997 Turbo cover for my C4S. I use it to cover the car in a carport. The cover fit is tight. I was not aware it was scratching my bumpers until it was too late. Any grit rubs between the cover and car where it stretches over. Some say that the cover is only good for long term hibernation when absolutely clean. I have found a technique to put the cover on without scratching. Put the cover on both mirrors first. By standing at the back of the car, air the cover and quickly pull over the roof. Now here comes the real trick. Pull the cover wide over the back bumpers and guards with out scrapping against the car. Covering the front is easy in my case I have a polyethlene coating on the front so I can pull the cover over the guards. Good luck.
nine11 replied to nine11's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Thanks for the feedback. You are all right. PCCBs are probably the correct choice for continual hammering. Pagin blues would probably work better for most my driving. I think the pulsation (ever so slight) may be a combination of heat and speed after quite and extended duration however not a permanent feature. I will monitor the brakes next time I stretch the cars legs next but before any extended driving time. I'll let you know the outcome.
nine11 replied to nine11's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I gather that you feel upgrading my pads to Pagid Blue (plus the cool down) won't cut the cake and only the PCCB upgrade will be fit for duty. In Malaysia/Singapore, the dealer charges USD$15K for PCCB when ordered and US$55K when retrofit. So it's not a decision to take lightly. Maybe PaulSpeed's suggestion is cheaper, rest and cool your brakes more. I am a little bit disappointed with the brakes though. Has anybody fitted 380mm ceramic Brembo brake packages and how would they compare to PCCB? I was told that only a front change out is required, is this right?
On the weekend I was exploring the limits of my '08 C4S (X51) After 1.5hrs of driving winding roads, heavy acceleration/braking I had a rest to refuel. After that I hit the open road, I was traveling about 180 to 200kmph and braking into sweeping bends, whilst braking I felt my brakes pulsating (when slowing to about 140 to 160kmph). No lights appeared on the dash to indicate ABS or PSM. I did notice slight brake fade prior to refueling. Can anybody explain this please, is it normal or should I be speaking sternly to Porsche about checking my brakes? Second question, if my brakes are not handling the punishment, I am thinking of a brake upgrade. I hear that PCCB are not worth it to retro fit, as the whole braking system needs change out for PCCB. I was told after market brakes and steel brake lines are better value. Can anybody advise on my options? Thanks
EZ911,I just noticed that you completed the RUF upgrade in Singapore. I'm in the region and thinking about it for my 2008 C4S X51. I'm not sure what engine components they replace, no doubt the carbon intake is wasted and probably the intake manifold, perhaps you can advise. How many kms did you have on it before the conversion? Where was the work done in Singapore and what was the RUF warranty provided? If it's not too rude to ask, what was the cost? Sorry, no comment needed on changes to the engine, it is quite clear on the RUF website.
EZ911,I just noticed that you completed the RUF upgrade in Singapore. I'm in the region and thinking about it for my 2008 C4S X51. I'm not sure what engine components they replace, no doubt the carbon intake is wasted and probably the intake manifold, perhaps you can advise. How many kms did you have on it before the conversion? Where was the work done in Singapore and what was the RUF warranty provided? If it's not too rude to ask, what was the cost?
nine11 replied to nine11's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Can anybody kindly advise on resetting the fuel consumption computer? I have Sports Chrono. The MasterTech pulled/pushed a lever on the column which reset it but I don't know what menu option he was in.
nine11 replied to nine11's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Thanks for the feedback. I initially calculated 6mpg but thought I must have got it wrong so didn't post it. I clearly have been bad.
Can anybody advise on expected fuel consumption for 997 C4S (X51)? My calculations are nothing like any specification that I have read... it is definitely between 10 and 15 mpg. In one fill it was less than 10mpg for the tank. It is relatively new (800km). I have done individual tank fill calculations and totalised what has gone in (less start/end) vs kms. Every now and again it splutters, it is so abrupt and raw! I drive quite hard (fast) and enjoy accelerating in/out corners. Love the sound. Is the fuel consumption expected or will it get better? Any idea how long rear tyres should last if driven hard. I am getting worried about those too. After 800km the outside edges are looking considerably worn.
Point taken. Much appreciated.
I am picking up my new basalt black 997 C4S (X51) tomorrow. After viewing the exposure of the radiators, I think road gravel and road debris could do some damage at high speed. I am contemplating fitting light mesh to protect the front radiators. A local installer says it involves removing the front skirt. I can see where it fits in between the air inlet and skirt. It would make it impossible to clean the coolers without removing the skirt again. Are there any other drawbacks? Thanks