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Old 05-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #46
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Seems like Porsche would also be concerned about a time interval; maybe they are and I haven't seen their recommendation.
Maybe, but I can say without fear of contradiction that I am more concerned about my engine than they are, esp since Im out of warranty.

IIRC Porsche recommends a 10-12k OCI with Mobil 0W-40 for our cars. I believe the consensus here from guys who own their own ride is to never follow that advice. Porsche is in the business of selling new cars. The money they rec'd from my car was earned eight years ago and under a very different management structure. They dont give a rats *** about my car right now - they just want me to buy a new one.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #47
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Took the kink out of my lower right intercooler hose by loosing the worm gear clamp and repositioning the hose. While under there, looked everything over.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #48
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I hit 1.1 bar of boost on the way to the office.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #49
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Maybe, but I can say without fear of contradiction that I am more concerned about my engine than they are, esp since Im out of warranty.
I'm concerned about my engine too.

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IIRC Porsche recommends a 10-12k OCI with Mobil 0W-40 for our cars.
Porsche recommends changing the oil at 15k mile intervals, or 2 years, whichever comes first.

I personally fall in the "every 2 years" low mileage category.

Of course Porsche doesn't set a minimum mileage prior to oil changes, so an owner could change it every 1000 miles (or less) if he wanted to.

I didn't find any reference for changing the coolant in the Porsche maintenance schedule.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #50
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I hit 1.1 bar of boost on the way to the office.
Life is good at 1.1 bar...

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #51
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Life is good at 1.1 bar...


That is one amazing pic considering whats going on inside that car at that point.......
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #52
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I too am a big fan of 1.1 bar. Thanks Kevin!
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #53
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What are your impressions?
Speechless.
Debating on which exhaust to install. Leaning towards Europipe stage 1. I'm not too concerned about exhaust tone. I'm more interested in reducing back pressure and allowing the turbos to spool up sooner. And I want to hear the damn turbos spooling!
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #54
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Speechless.
Debating on which exhaust to install. Leaning towards Europipe stage 1. I'm not too concerned about exhaust tone. I'm more interested in reducing back pressure and allowing the turbos to spool up sooner. And I want to hear the damn turbos spooling!
I am very happy with the Europipe stage 2 quite on my UMW stage 2 set up. I believe it spools faster and stonger. It does sound great. You will not notice the dramatic improvement as you did with the tune and stage 2 or 2a turbos. But the pipes are definately icing on the cake! I am glad I did it. I put about 200 miles on the pipes this week. No regrets. My neigbor and friend noticed the sound difference. But he cant complain, as he rides a piped Harley.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:34 AM   #55
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Did the interior(Metropol blue) nice and shiny using Meguiar leather cleaner and conditioner. I've used it first time,pretty cool stuff. Anyone else used it?
Dealer warned me not to use Armorall.
Just about to do mine with the same stuff, I'll let you know.

To fit in with the thread, I've been putting some stickers on mine ready for my trip to the Monaco F1 in 2 weeks time.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:49 AM   #56
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Just about to do mine with the same stuff, I'll let you know.

To fit in with the thread, I've been putting some stickers on mine ready for my trip to the Monaco F1 in 2 weeks time.
That's really cool!
Post some pics with the stickers if you can.
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Got this one on the back bumper so far. As it is a bit of a Gumball rally, there are about 10 of us going, it was re-named with the Scottish accent to Gumbaw. Again, saying MyHouse with the accent comes out as MaHoose. So we leave in 2 weeks time and drive down through the Alps, taking in the Porsche museum and factory along the way.
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The black stripes went on first and then the red on top. Just got down the bumper to go. Then one the same as the rear bumper on the bonnet (hood).
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Did a little drive, nothing major. Last weekend did a good, solid drive with some buddies. One of the topped at 198 mph (996 GT2). I chickened out at around 165 (too windy for my taste). Good times.
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The black stripes went on first and then the red on top. Just got down the bumper to go. Then one the same as the rear bumper on the bonnet (hood).
That looks very cool!
I see you have the Factory Aerokit like me,no spoiler problems,see thread below.
You're so lucky to just get in the car and drive to Monaco! Have fun and make sure to post pics and impressions when you get back!
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