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red rocket

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About red rocket

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    Dorset
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    MUFC, Rock Music, Boxsters

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  • My Ride
    06 Atlas Grey Boxster 2.7, Red Octavia Vrs 2.0 Turbo (formerly known as The Rocket)

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  1. @TTGator nice set of videos but one tip: if you're going to stick around here you really need to get those centre caps correctly aligned with the valve! Otherwise the BoXa police will be after you! Wonder if it's as hot where you are as over here? 23 degrees C here today.(you'll have to work out the equivalent F!). 10 weeks wall to wall sunshine during lockdown
  2. Nice video. How did you do the jacking points? Were you able to get the car up on a lift or did you just jack at the rear? And what paints/treatments did you use? Need to do mine and was thinking probably Kurust, primer, stone chip, colour, lacquer.
  3. B*st*rds from Aviva need to come up with a similar scheme!
  4. Update (2): after i pointed out to Tayna that i believe i have a right to refund of my return shipping costs under the Consumer Contracts Regulations they have agreed 'as a gesture of goodwill'. Just hope the replacement battery doesn't go duff!
  5. Update: replacement battery en route to me however Tayna are refusing to refund the £10.19 it cost me to return the original, equivalent to approx 12.5% of original cost and wiping out whatever my initiwl saving was. Have pointed out that this is poor customer service and a guarantee of a lost customer and awaiting response. Anyone know whether i have any statutory rights to refund of costs? About to Google it myself.
  6. Fat chance! I did see it suggested in the paper last week though.
  7. Update: bought a multimeter which shows voltage around 11.9, cold crank drops to around 9 and with engine running over 14 even with headlighta, aircon and heated screen. So alternator evidently ok and battery duff. Spoke to Tayna but i have to send battery back to them to check. Not surprising really. They can organise cheap courier collection but not sure how i'm going to pack it!
  8. Only using the standard attachments. Have now tried both the cig lighter attachment and the direct to battery clip attachment and both produced the error. Meantime used the direct to battery attachment on Skoda with no issue. As a final check have reconnected the Boxster via the cig lighter and the error has reappeared so definitely looks like a duff battery which i will take up with supplier (Tayna).
  9. Thanks. Yes, already picked that up from YouTube vids etc. Currently have charger on Skoda to see whether it's charger at fault.
  10. Update: problem persists so looks like i need a multimeter.
  11. Yes, maybe very slightly sluggishly but that could just be me worrying about it. Have now connected ctek direct to battery rather than cig lighter just in case that makes any difference, which i assume it shouldn't. Only had the ctek about a couple of years so equally annoying if that's faulty! Yes, have done some more reading up and seen vids on Youtube. If problem persists i think i'll buy a cheap multimeter.
  12. Put the Ctek on again at the weekend and was dismayed to later find the red error light on and the charger 'stuck' at 5. The manual indicates this is likely due to the battery not taking a charge, however it's only 15-16 months old. Tried switching to Recondition mode but same result. Have used the Ctek at other times recently, no problem. How do I check the battery condition for sure? I see Ebay and elsewhere full of cheapo Chinese testers but are they any good? Have also seen mention of using multimeter but have zero electrical knowledge. Ideally don't want to find the car doesn't start come end of lockdown!
  13. Apart from the occasional, very rare spat ,and some friendly p*ss taking of those known to be up for it, it's pretty much always gentle round here so don't worry. Sadly can't answer your enquiry but hopefully someone else will.
  14. RR would you recommend the "Clear" Daytime Running Lights for the 987 or the "Smoke" housing?

    I am unsure of what the actual difference is and what would suit my Lapis Blue 987 the best...

    Smoke:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333133916457

     

    Clear:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-2008-PORSCHE-BOXSTER-987-LED-DRL-Daytime-Running-Lights-SMOKE-or-CLEAR-UK-/271483022587

     

    Sorry for all the questions,

     

    Best wishes,

     

    Verner

     

  15. As it's an old thread best to tag him @Newhart in case he doesn't see your post.
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