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    East Yorkshire, UK
  • Porsche Club
    PCGB (Porsche Club Great Britain)
  • Present cars
    2005 Porsche Boxster S
  • Future cars
    911
  • Former cars
    Lotus Elise S1 111S and Lotus Elise S2 Sports Racer, Cosworth powered Dax Rush
  1. There seems to be no 19" N rated tyres available of any description in the UK at the moment! So I guess the N argument is academic! I'm having a go at getting some from a German supplier (the web site is all in German so I might end up with something completely different!) Called Porshe HQ and Continental in the UK but neither could give me a straight answer as to why there are no tyres about and when supply will improve. My local OPC (JCT600 in Leeds) was worse than poorly informed about this. They are supposed to be calling me back - oh yeah! been waiting about a week now! I'll let you know if i source some Conti SportContact 2's from Germany! Scrawf
  2. Hi All Just wondering if anyone has removed the seats from a Boxster (987)? I have done a search but to no avail. I am keen to do some track days in my Boxster and I would like to fit a four point harness. I see that PorscheShop sells some little brackets that attach to your existing seatbelt mounts so that you can clip on the lap belt. Problem is to fit the one near the tunnel (centre of the car) I guess you would have to take the seats out to get access to the nut. The seats slide forward quite a long way but there seems to be a lot a wiring under there - airbag I guess. Also the nuts that screw threw the runners to the floor seem to be some sort of special security nut - a normal spanner / socket doesn't look like it will fit. Has anyone see some detailed instructions with pics if possible on how to get the seat out? Thanks in advance Scrawf
  3. Also before you plug the iPod in select a song and play it then plug it in with the song playing. Scrawf
  4. If you have a look at this information you should be able to work it out! http://www.caymanclub.net/reviews/showprod...ct=27&cat=4 http://www.caymanclub.net/reviews/showprod...ct=13&cat=3 Scrawf
  5. The B&M instructions are not very good. Have you seen these: http://www.caymanclub.net/reviews/showprod...ct=27&cat=4 Not the same short shift kit but better instructions on removing the centre console. Click on the link halfway down the page as well! Fitted mine with a combination of these, the B&M and some other stuff I found on this forum. Scrawf
  6. Thanks Nick that's what I thought! Thanks for putting me straight though! Scrawf
  7. Hi there. I bought one of the short shifters from EMB Racing in Ireland via eBay and fitted it yesterday to my 2005 987 Boxster S. I think the EMB shifter is actually a B&M Clone? See here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...type=osi_widget All went fine and I followed the B&M instructions that I found links to on this forum as well as some superb instructions from Cayman Club: http://www.caymanclub.net/reviews/showprod...ct=27&cat=4 http://www.caymanclub.net/reviews/showprod...ct=13&cat=3 My issue is that the blue pivot ball on the side of the shifter was bigger than the one on the standard Porsche shifter and it broke the white plastic cube that slides inside the slot in the other white plastic bit in the shifter cage. When I looked at the B&M instructions it does not mention refitting this white cube thing and the blue pivot ball is just the right size to fit into the slot. So I greased it well and fitted it without. It seems to work fine and I can engage all the gears and reverse although reverese ia a bit stiff. Have I done the right thing? Or should I get a new white cube and fit it? Anyone know the part number? Thanks Scrawf
  8. Fitting a Gatway 500 is very easy! I just put one in my Boxster. The newer gateway units come with two fibre plugs. So you just unplug the fibre connection from the CD changer and plug it into the Gateway unit (car side). Toy can extend the fibre using one of the supplied cables if you need to but you have to fit the femail plug. Then plug the other fibre (supplied) into the Gateway and loop it with a connector (supplied)! i.e join it together! The Gateway replicates the CD changer in a Porshe and you can't have both. Then all you have to do is connect the power. I just stripped the feed wires to the CD changer and soldered on there. I mounted the Gateway in the trunk with some long wire ties and tieded up the cabling. I punched four holes in the trim behind the plastic and fixed it there. That way when I come to remove it no one will know it was there! The ipod is also in the trunk as well (you don't really need it in the car and running the cable in through the firewall is a pig to do). It sounds great! BUT you can't search for a song. Only by Album, Artist and Playlist. BTW the iPod HAS to be playing a track when you connect it! From then on its OK but I found that it won't start playing initially! Had me foxed for a bit!
  9. Fitting a Gatway 500 is very easy! The newer gateway units come with two fibre plugs. So you just unplug the fibre connection from the CD changer and plug it into the Gateway unit (car side). Then plug the other fibre (supplied) into the Gateway and loop it with a connector (supplied)! i.e join it together! The Gateway replicates the CD changer in a Porshe and you can't have both. Then all you have to do is connect the power. I just stripped the feed wires to the CD changer and soldered on there. I mounted the Gateway in the trunk with some long wire ties and tieded up the cabling. I punched four holes in the trim behind the plastic and fixed it there. That way when I come to remove it no one will know it was there! The ipod is also in the trunk as well (you don't really need it in the car and running the cable in through the firewall is a pig to do). It sounds great! BUT you can't search for a song. Only by Album, Artist and Playlist.
  10. Hmmm...... Don't want to be the Devils Advocate here but I downloaded a BitTorrent upgrade and upgraded to software version 3 no problem. £130 on eBay bought me a 2007 DVD for the Nav and I now have postcode search and TCM. Bose, Telephone, Nav and Amp are all working fine. Perhaps I got lucky? But I did do my reasearch first! I also got a Gatway 500 unit and installed that recently. It was all a doddle. Scrawf
  11. Hi I am looking for a set of track day wheels for my 2005 Boxster S. I have checked the TSBs but I am still a little confused about this! The car presently has Porsche Carrera Techno 19" wheels on it at the moment. They are: Front: J8 x 19 ET57 Rear: J9.5 x 19 ET46 they look like this: I have found some Porsche Turbo II alloy wheels on eBay with the following offsets: Fronts are 8.5" X 18" with an ET52 offset Rears are 10" X 18" with an ET47 offset They look like this: They are a bit wider and the rear offset seems to only be 1mm different - which I doubt will make much difference. Am I right in thinking I will need a 5mm spacer for the fronts? The TSB shows that a 19" wheel will fit with these widths. Please can someone help me? Thanks Scrawf
  12. Thanks Pop Any idea where I can get Version 3.3 (for nothing if possible!) I will call my OPC and see if they can help. Do independants tend to have a PIWIS? Scrawf
  13. Hmm.... Been reading your post with interest as I too have a similar issue. I wanted to update the PCM 2.1 on my 2005 Boxster S (also has BOSE) so that I could use a more up to date Navigation DVD and search by POSTCODE. I downloaded a set of update disks from a Bit Torrent site, burned them to CD and the Nav Disk to DVD and ran the update on my system. No problem, the system updated and after each action I got "System OK" ran the second disk and again no problem. So all systems go. Inserted the new (copied) 2006 Nav disk in the Nav DVD in the trunk - it updated and hey presto I now have a system which says it is Software version 3 and I can search by postcode! Phone, Amp, Bose, CD Changer and PCM all working fine. Except..... Now when I check the software versions I get a "/" in the Target and a number in the "Actual" like: 05024AD1/0205. So I too have the little warning triangles!!!! Gerrrrr.... Is this a big deal? Should I worry? It all seems to work OK! Have I used the wrong update disks? Scrawf
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