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About mike597

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    Boxa, Its A Way Of Life
  • Birthday 03/13/1973

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    MY00 986 S Arctic Silver

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  1. mike597

    Help - Damaged wheel locking bolt security socket

    Good to hear you got it sorted. Not too surprised the big chain didn't want to get involved. Like you, I used a decent local place and paid I think £20 cash.
  2. mike597

    Help - Damaged wheel locking bolt security socket

    Any decent tyre place will be able to whip the lockers off in a jiffy. If you have the replacement bolts just ask them to swap them over. Otherwise you can get reverse threaded sockets that fit over and will allow you to remove them. When I had this exact problem though I got a professional to remove the stuck locker as I didn't want to risk mashing up my alloy in the process.
  3. mike597

    Lifting and Jacking a Boxster

    This is what I do as well on all my cars. High lift jack for the suv helps.
  4. mike597

    How to Replace a 986 Tension Rope

    Yes mine pre face-lift, 2000 registered but built in 99
  5. mike597

    How to Replace a 986 Tension Rope

    No such retaining clip on mine. Maybe it was a later enhancement?
  6. mike597

    Another insurance scam

    This. The fact that insurance is mandatory means the scope is almost limitless for people who want to bleed the system.
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    They've written my 986 off

    Really? I thought they would be obliged to give you first refusal... It's your car after all! They surely can't force you to hand over ownership.
  8. mike597

    Stay logged into the forum

    Snap. And I though apple 'just worked'
  9. mike597

    How to understand your exhaust

    So which bit does gert remove?
  10. mike597

    New Website - Your Thoughts Please

    It looks great on mobile view. Only criticism is you seem to have gotten the ordering of the cars the wrong way around, everyone knows the boxster should be at the top of the list.
  11. Use silicon grease if you ever get in there.
  12. mike597

    PCP / Early Settlement

    Just to finish this off, I took the finance. As a result got a grand off the sticker price, 3 years servicing- all fluids and labour included and 2 years warranty. Pleased with the deal, asserted my right to withdraw after seven days, paid off the balance and it cost me only a few quid in interest. Less pleased with the car but that's a different story.
  13. You're confusing the issue. Admiral do not attempt to equate after-market modifications with factory fitted options. They ask if there are any modifications from the manufacturer specification. They *separately* ask if there are any optional extras fitted to the car i.e. anything above the base model and they don't specifically ask if these are factory fitted or not. These are not IMO unreasonable questions to ask, what they do with that information I don't know but you can assume it's fed into the risk assessment in some way.
  14. This is what admiral do. Specifically they ask if there are any modifications from standard or any manufacturer fitted options.
  15. Or some crazy hard cornering