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About wulfy66

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  • Birthday 10/22/1966

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    997.2 C2S & Jag XF

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  1. I have just got my brother £3k back from Halifax from his mortgage. He had no idea he was entitled and didn't want to cause a fuss so I had a look at it for him. Very easy to do all the forms are usually available from the lenders website. And being an incredibly generous bloke he insisted on giving me a third of his windfall
  2. Fitted an OEM short shifter today and thought as I have taken a few photos I would have a go at doing a How To thread. Job took about an hour and fairly straight forward. Part number for the kit (cost £230) Started by removing the gear lever gaitor/boot, this took a bit of brute force to pull upwards and forwards at front edge to release from the clips and then release from the rear clips by pulling forward Then you need to pull the silver cap off the top of the shifter (the bit with the gear numbers on). This will reveal two ridiculously small T9 torx screws. As the smallest torx I had in my box was a T10 I managed to remove these with a small flathead screwdriver Once these two screws are removed you can remove the rear part of the gear knob by pulling up and outwards Then you need to release the gaitor/boot from the gear knob. Underneath the boot at the base of the knob is a knurled ring which needs to be turned a quarter of a turn clockwise then pull down to release. Once free you can pull the remaining part of the knob off. followed by the boot Next you need to remove the trim panel around the stick which is held in by 4 T20 Torx screws. The rear two are straight forward, the front two are hidden & accessed by removing the boot retaining spring clips You then need to remove the trim by lifting upwards and wiggling out. Take great care if yours is painted like mine as some of the clips are quite sharp and can easily scratch. Now for the pita bit, the single T20 torx screw in the middle just underneath the centre panel. Probably would have been easier to remove the centre cubby hole but I chose to bend the plastic slightly to get at it, it was very flexible and no damage done by doing this Next thing to do is remove the trim piece in front of the handbrake Underneath this is a single T20 torx screw to remove Next step, lift up the arm rest and remove the rubber mat. Under here you will find 4 more T20 torx screws to remove Just 2 more T20 torx screws to remove right at the very front of the centre console in the footwell (one on each side) sorry forgot to photo these. Once these are out you can now lift the console up from the rear and unplug the cables to the 12v outlet and ashtray from underneath. There is also a small LED light in the ashtray area which you turn 90 degrees and pull out from underneath. You then need to release all the cable clips that hold the harness to the console, some came off by hand some needed pliers. Once that is done you are now ready to remove the centre console from the car, lift at rear and pull backwards again taking care not to scratch paint work. I found I had to get my hand underneath and pull the handbrake up to get enough clearance over the handbrake lever. Once the console is out its now time to release the shifter cables. This is done by pushing the spring collars forward and turning them clockwise to lock them out of the way. You can then lift the front part of the cable free and then remove the rear part by squeezing the flanges on the retaining clip Once the cables are released theses just four 10mm nuts holding the shifter in place Undo these and lift the old shifter unit out - jobs a good un! The new shifter comes with this green clip attached which centres and aligns the cables so no faffing about with trial and error trying to get them back in the correct position (worth paying the extra money for this imo) Bolt the new short shift unit in place and with the green clip still in place (most important not to remove this just yet) refit the rear shifter cable mounts then push the front part of the cables into the collars until you hear a click then turn the spring collar anti clockwise so it comes back and locks the cables in place. Hey presto all done! All you have to do now is refit everything which is just a reverse of these removal instructions. Start by removing the green centering clip off the new shifter!! Keep it safe by putting it on the old shifter unit, will come in handy if you want to return back to stock Hope this makes sense and helps you.
  3. Doh! Forgot Direct Line, just got a quote and initially kicking myself when £167 came up on screen, but once I calmed down and added the protected NCD, hire car, & breakdown cover it was £219 and the excess was higher as they included a voluntary £350 on top. Also I forgot to include last year so I had an additional year of NCD so Churchill's price is now £214 Phew
  4. That's a much better deal than what they offered me, £328 for a basic policy with no breakdown or windscreen cover (£342 with screen). Even taking the MOT offer into account still way out
  5. Just had a great quote from Churchill for my CS - £220 with protected NCD, Breakdown recovery (basic), & courtesy hire car. Renewal from Tesco was £380 - big jump for collecting my SP30 3 points but this did not worry Churchill on their quote. And the wife will be happy with the Meerkat and talking Churchill - win win
  6. Mines due next month, I can't be @rsed having to keep going back & forth either, I don't have the time for playing Dutch auctions, best price first time if you value my business
  7. I'm terrified she may now read this thread......and realise she can now drive it
  8. Just changed the insurance over (which I had just renewed a week ago) from the 986 S Box to my Cayman S and was £74.00 which inc a £20 admin fee. I then asked how much more would it be to add the wife as a named driver and the requote was...............a reduction of £60 than what I was paying on the old 986 policy..........HAPPY DAYS! . Knew she would come in handy one day
  9. Decided to stick with Bridle again, sub £400 (inc legal cover) and with the 6 track days cover too! There were one or two a couple of quid cheaper but either had to have tracker or no legal cover.
  10. Speak to Brindle, great company to deal with, very competative and their policy gives you cover for 5 track days as well.
  11. Fook me I need to give up work! Lol
  12. Mods that would be noticeable from a photo would be an induction kit (as you remove the original air box) and also an IPD Plenum + throttle body upgrade
  13. one to cross off my list when it comes to renewal time then!
  14. Yup forgot to say Bridle only use Porsche approved repairers! Tracker subscription not reqd and no need for seperate breakdown cover = real saving of £200 not to mention they were also £100 cheaper than swifts renewal Think they are also one of this sites sponsors
  15. I used to be with Swift but they tried putting the premium up £100 this year. A quick call to bridle and they did £350 with home start breakdown, legal prot, window cover, protected NCB, AND INSURANCE COVER FOR 5 TRACK DAYS all thrown in.
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