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Posts posted by brucey

  1. Hi all,


    I have a 2018 Carrera T which I love.  It's only done around 2k miles and is pampered.  I haven't driven it for some time, and yesterday when I went to get in, the clip shown was sat on the drivers mat in the footwell, by the accelerator pedal.  It's clearly broken off from it's 2 small mountings.


    I've had no work done on the car and no panels etc. removed, and the car hasn't moved - so i really don't understand this.  The only thing I did recently was to recharge the battery, so had the front battery cover off - but I can't believe there's any access from the front compartment to the footwell or chance of anything falling into the well from there??


    Anyone recognise this? It's really frustrating as it looks kinda important.







  2. Thanks Loren

    THere may be a lnguage thing here - sorry!

    I mean front BUMPER. This is what I wanting to fit to my 2 from a GT3 II.

    The one I have sen has a central air dam - and I'm wondering how this is 'closed off' when fitted to a C2.

    When you say 'leave the plug in place' do you mean this is on the car at present or that it's parts of the GT3 front PU? The pictures of the one I am byong just show a big gap in the centre.

    Thanks again.

    There is no difference in the two fenders you speak of. The fenders are not different between an aerokit car and a non-aerokit car - only the bumpers, sideskirts, and read spoiler.

    If you do not have a center radiator then leave the plug in place.

  3. Hi all.

    I am thinking about fitting the front fender from a MkII GT3 to my facelift 2002 C2. I believe this is the same one from the aerokit II.

    I have done a search and read the TB for the aerokit II but still have a query.

    Pictures of the GT3 bumper I am looking at show a large central ari intake (not filled in). On the C2 normal bumper there's a panel in there as there is no central cooler. Does this central intake matter and is it simply covered by a panel than comes off the standard bumper....or is the one for the C2 in the aerokit different, without a central hole?

    Thanks for any advice :)

    Oh - also in the TBS - what does 'convert' in the context of the bumper panels mean? Perhap this is the bit that suggests something gets transferred from the existing bumper to the GT3 one??



  4. If you do a search there are lots of really useful topics on this.

    Well worth reading about all the experiences I think.

    I recently refitted mine and I think this is the optimal way:


    I also thoroughly resprayed and wax coated all the fixings for the sill bottom and coated all the screws with POR15.

    They're just how I want them now!

    Takes time though.

  5. hi all

    Have a 2002 996 C2 and you may recall I posted a few pics of the sideskirts where the infamouns tape had come loose and the skirts had got grit and stones caught between them and the car...

    Anyway - I sorted out the small corrosion spots by carefully sanding them back in little circles, prepping the surface with POR15 Metal Ready and painting them with blobs of POR15 in silver.

    Fortunately I knew the marks would be beneath the side skirts when refitted.

    I hate the way the skirts fit normally - the kit is cheap and rusts, the tape is hopeless and they sit too tight against the car, damaging the paint.

    So - first things first. Bought a whole new fitting kit, enamelled every part, then gave it all two coats of Dinitrol body wax.

    Then, I put a strip of 3M antiabrassive film down each sill where the tape attaches to the car on the sideskirts. I used a single strip about 20mm wide, and applied it so that it would be just above the sideskirts when refitted. This will serve two purposes - 1) It makes removal a lot easier as the 3M tape will come off cleanly, taking the adhesive with it. 2) It will protect the paintwork from the side skirts.

    So - once they were all prepped I applied 2 strips of very high bond adhesive tape on the side skirts (after spending a long time with a very sharp chisel and a bottle of white spirit!). I put two strip on to widen the gap between the car and the sideskirts - something I have heard people try and avoid, but I wanted the skirts not to rub up against the car.

    Once applied they sat about 1-2mm away from the car - lovely.

    Re-did all the fittings properly, even waxed all the screws and replaced every speed nut / screw with original parts (but rust proofed them all).

    Then comes the clever bit. So as to seal the sideskirts to the car I ran a bead of Sikaflex in the gap, the length of the skirts. Wiping this clean with white spirit I got a good finish - polyurethane adhesive is virtually impossible to remove, so I ensured the whole area was clean and the bead smooth. The beauty is that becasue the 3M tape sits just proud of the skirts, the bead just sits on that part, and hence will not be a problem to remove from the paintwork should I need to remove the skirts.

    So - I'd recommend using the 3M stonechip tape beneath the side skirts. As you can see in the picture the stonechip tape line is just above the sealant, so no adhesive is actually on the car :)



  6. Ok, I think this is it: 999.073.231.09

    Thanks Loren -

    Hmmm - I thought so too, but I think that's the one without the collar that comes with the fitting kit. (hence the quantity of 20).

    It's odd though, because in that diagram it does indeed look as though part number'6' also has a variant of which there are 2 - which would be right - BUT it has the part number oyu have already quoted!! 999.073.061.02

    How frustrating!

  7. hi there.

    This screw holds the underneath rear of the sideskirt to the plastic engine undertray by screwing into a spire nut (quick nut).

    It has a collar on it, which is important given how it fits.

    On the electronic parts list I see this is down as being one of the expandable plastic rivets - perhaps this is what is used on the standard car?

    The fitting kit for the sideskirts only comes with 10 screws - 9 for underneath and 1 for the front - which makes me think the rear is a screw on all cars...

    Here's a pic - does anyone know the part number please?



  8. Kare

    Here's what he said:

    "they weld a rod onto the body, and then use a dent puller to yank the dent out, and then set it flush again, cut off the rod, grind down the area, primer, paint, and clear."

    That is indeed what a decent panel beater will do.

    Just a thought - it MAY even be a PDR repair if you get the right repairer. That area isn't that noticeable and it's not like the rest of the paint (it has a textured rubberised stone chip coat), so you may get away with it.

    I did have another thought today when playing with my 996 though - why don't you bite the bullet and fit aerokit sideskirts? They would completely cover that, and you could always just pop a coat of paint on the scratch to stop any corrosion.


  9. Bruce, why do you want to replace it?

    Thanks for the reply. I have a lump in it - as per the other poster.

    I have seen this before on cars where water gets under the seal and the steel core (if it has one) rusts and blisters.

    I have tried pushing it down, but it's a hard lump about 5-10mm across. It has also gone a little dull due to me messing with it, so it stands out even more - usual sort of thing!

    So - it's just me being VERY picky about the car to be honest.

    I guess I will replace it though, as there doesn't seem to be anything non-replaceable that could get broken - just plastic clips and the like.

    I might even fit the carbon fibre side pod lid and C handles at the same time :)


  10. I have recently purchased an 02 C2 in polar silver.

    Tonight I was detailing the car, and noticed 3 really odd patches on the drivers door.

    Each is an oval, about 1cm max size, and looks like a very thin splodge under the lacquer.

    You can just feel them if you run a finger over them, they have undulated edges, but only distort the light slightly from certain angles - hence why I never noticed them before now.

    I have 2 theories:

    1) They are very poor PDR repairs, where the repairer has made an oval set of microhighs (unlikely as I cannot see any marks to the back face of the door panel).

    2) They are sone sort of paint flaw - I guess they could be splodges of primer, colour coat or lacquer - it's hard to say.

    I'm really not sure what to do with them.

    Anyone else ever seen anything like this or know what to do? I will check with my paint meter tomorrow for thickness, but am loathed to wet sand or flat them back as the splodge may not be in the clear coat!


  11. I've had a really good look on here and on the parts CD, and am a bit confused about how many styles of sideskirt there have been.

    There are many references to the aerokit I and II, also the Aerokit Cup, but also "Carrera" skirts.

    I know some are more rounded and others have a sharper fold, but how many styles actually are there?

    I was of the belief there were only 2 - the one on the original GT3 and the one on the mark II - am I wrong?

    Aerokit II seems to be 000 044 802 15

    Carrera skirts seem to be 000 044 802 5

    I can't find the aerokit I ones, and there also seems to be a "cup" aerokit...

    Also (confusingly!) there are part numbers for the pair (eg 000 044 801 02) and then a part number for an individual skirt!?

    Could anyone please put me out of my misery and tell me the different syles, and the assocaiated part numbers?


  12. The picture you pointed me to are item 4 and are removed from the end of the bumper when you add an aerokit.

    Perhaps you mean the air guides at the bottom of the wheel well liners? (items 7 an 8)


    Thanks for the quick replies Loren.

    I'm beginning to get more and more confused!

    The part number 4 you mention - where does it actually go and why is it removed when sideskirts are fitted?

    The parts on the link I posted - which are part number 4? The upper ones?

    I take it the bottom parts are the rear splash guards I am after?

    The part I want is shown here:


  13. Perhaps you are confusing the bumper pieces with the underbody covers?

    I'm not sure.

    What I am after are the parts to replace the rear 'mudflap' pieces which is smoothly moulded to the body and is left over when you fit the aerokit sideskirts.

    Maybe there are also front ones normally? Perhaps someone can let me know.

    It's the bits shown here in figure 9 at the end. http://p-car.com/996/diy/aerokit/


    They are on the front.

    Item 4? I will need to know for what model year too.


    Thanks Loren.

    I am not sure it's part 4, as I think this is the spoiler lip for the outer of the front bumper??

    What I am after are two things.

    Firstly, the standard rear mud flaps / splash guards that sit ahead of the rear wheels, where the sideskirts replace whatever is there as standard - it's the rubber small skirt that is moulded to the car.

    Then, whatever (of there is anything) acts as a splash guard at the front, just behind the front wheels and on the sill edge - currently I have nothing, as I removed the sideskirt and replaced the single seld tapper.

    It's a 2002 careera 2.


  14. Perhaps you are confusing the bumper pieces with the underbody covers?

    I'm not sure.

    What I am after are the parts to replace the rear 'mudflap' pieces which is smoothly moulded to the body and is left over when you fit the aerokit sideskirts.

    Maybe there are also front ones normally? Perhaps someone can let me know.

    It's the bits shown here in figure 9 at the end. http://p-car.com/996/diy/aerokit/


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