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david_yorkshire

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    Oxon, England
  • Porsche Club
    PCGB (Porsche Club Great Britain)
  • Present cars
    '08 997S
    '03 Ford Mondeo Estate TDCI
    '08 Chevrolet Matiz
  • Future cars
    997 Turbo, GT3 RS
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    Boxster S
    996C2
  1. to re-light this thread.. I recently traded in my Panamera Turbo for a 991 GT3 I'm the second owner. White, full Cubsport spec axle lift PCCBs SPP + DAB few other things. over the moon with it so far. even really comfy to drive over long distances. I have a gen1 996 GT3CS - this seems light years ahead on tech, but retains the overall feel. Looking fwd now to getting it on track ;-)
  2. thanks for the advice I ran the car at the Vmax event - no brake problems whatsoever - there was much more braking space than I was anticipating, so didn't have to haul the car to a standstill on a dime ! not that it could have been done, as my max speed was 175mph; that was from a standing start in 0.7 mile ! Off to a longer runway next weekend - 2 miles !! I can't measure the difference in pad wear from before the first event to now as the wear is so small, so I think it's a non issue - I'll keep an eye on it though trying to crack the magic 200 ! :eek:
  3. Hi all This May also apply to the other models in the range but try as I might I can't find the minimum brake pad levels for front and rear. I'd rather not use the method of waiting till the sensors get cut though to tell me to replace ! I've also got a Vmax day coming up soon at the Top Gear test track, Dunsfold, so wanted to see how much life was left in the existing pads before I went. Anyone help out here ? Thanks
  4. update in catastrophic failure - two coil packs failed ! great service from Porsche for resolution - all taken car of effortlessly and seamlessly The brake warning light was a broken wire in a sensor - easy fix. Going to swap the airfilter & new rear discs & front pads next... does anyone else work on their cars here ?!
  5. Hi Lauren; thanks for the info - my thoughts too. I did check the rear sensor circuit with a meter when I re-assembled - all was OK. I never got chance to re-check though; The car died spectacularly yesterday, and is currently sat in the local dealer having been recovered on a flat bad All was going well - did a short 10 mile journey, parked up for 30 mins, got back to the car, restarted, drove off and had the following on dash messages brake failure PSM failure check engine 4wd transmission failure auto start stop deactivated it also sounded rough, like it was only running on 2 cylinders ! So, as the car has Porsche warranty, I'm now waiting to hear what is wrong...
  6. OK - pads removed and replaced; very straightforward job - 40 mins both sides I've replaced the wear sensor that had been cut - the other side is fine however, the 'brake worn' message on the display still remains - does this require a garage visit to turn off ?
  7. I must be dumb... I searched the Panamera forums first and couldn't see any references to brake replacement & torque. I'm guessing somewhere around 120ftlb for the rear calliper to hub bots...
  8. so , my rear pads need changing; before I get my hands dirty, can anyone answer the following ? 1) What size / type is the calliper bolt - looks like a T55 star to me. 2) What is the tightening torque on this bolt on replacement ? 3) Will the dash warning of brake pad wear remove itself when I replace the wear indicators ? hate paying garages to do jobs I can do myself... :) David
  9. as far as I'm aware, the 996 GT models had minimal colour coat underneath, as most of it is just primer; as such, you are going to struggle to get an exact match
  10. can't speak for the K, but I have a friend who has an IPD plenum fitted to his 996 GT3 before and after dyno, same day etc - 28bhp up !
  11. be aware teh cup parts are liekly to be VERY expensive... I've just discovered how much a set cost for my 997 Cup car, as I have the 110dB headers which are too loud :(
  12. just checked offsets on my new hyvrib vs the 18" gen 1 turbo wheels (with snow and ice tyres) and i can see no reason why they wouldnt fit
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