Sunday, 5 July 2020
The hinge on the centre console of the Porsche Boxster and 996 is made of plastic and prone to breaking if the lid is opened too far. Porsche charge £35 for a replacement hinge kit but I fixed mine with a £2 hinge from eBay. You'll need a 2.5"/63mm hinge with 5 equally spaced elements
I used a Dremel to remove the centre part of the hinge so that it would fit and replace the plastic part on the car. You can see the full process on YouTube here
Posted by J Drew at 14:59
My 1998 Porsche 996 had been fitted with a C4S rear bumper at some point in its life. I wanted to get it back to standard so also needed to replace the exhaust muffler system to enable the standard bumper to fit as the exhaust exit locations are different in the different bumpers.
When removed I found that the exhaust tips fitted to the car are shown as 997 parts so could have been from a later car.
Posted by J Drew at 14:43
Sunday, 14 June 2020
The new bumper is now sitting on the car, I still need to sort out the exhaust exit points and adjust so the tips are correct but it's getting there.
Posted by J Drew at 13:13
Monday, 8 June 2020
I've now bought a replacement bumper for my 996 and did a test fitting this evening to check how it lines up with the bodywork.
In order to fit the bumper I needed to remove the exhaust tips so that they weren't blocking the space. Once the bumper is sprayed and ready to finally fit I'll need to get the pipes adjusted to match the bumper.
Posted by J Drew at 15:05
Saturday, 6 June 2020
I've previously posted about the C4S bumper fitting to a narrow body C2 996 that was on my car when I bought it.
I've wanted to get it back to standard and already replaced the front GT2 replica bumper. I've now acquired a genuine early 996 rear bumper to switch that back to original too.
This is the c4s bumper fitted where you can see the way it doesn't sit flush with the lights
Posted by J Drew at 15:12
Thursday, 28 May 2020
I need to change the oil on my 1998 Porsche 911 and the Porsche specific tool to remove the oil filter housing is £25. On the off chance I checked the filter removal tool for my VW Golf TDI and it fits perfectly so I don't need to purchase a new one.
I bought this from eBay so it's worth looking if you want to get a cheaper alternative for changing the oil. Even better if like me you have a VW and can use the same tool for both cars.
This is the type of tool I bought https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oil-Filter-Wrench-Remover-Tool-76mm-14-Flutes-SOME-BMW-AUDI-VW-PORSCHE/163334608023?hash=item2607805497:g:bQIAAOSwosFUV61l
Posted by J Drew at 07:09
Monday, 25 May 2020
While replacing the coil packs on my 996 I had to remove the heat shields that protect them. On one side the heat shield was seriously rusted but on the other it didn't even exist. Presumably at some point in the past it had rusted so much that it was rattling or fell off because the holes had corroded.
I bought new heat shields from 9apart and have now fitted them, good to see shiny parts on the car when a job is finished!
Posted by J Drew at 11:19