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red rocket

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  1. Welcome. Just had a look in my handbook which states the key switch and airbag off light were not factory installed but could be retrofitted by dealership. My 06 2.7 doesn't have them and i guess there won't be many that do, given it's a sports car.
  2. Looks good. When i did mine I also used a couple of coats of Stone Chip paint prior to base coat for added protection.
  3. @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
  4. 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.
  5. B*st*rds from Aviva need to come up with a similar scheme!
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Fat chance! I did see it suggested in the paper last week though.
  9. 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!
  10. 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).
  11. Thanks. Yes, already picked that up from YouTube vids etc. Currently have charger on Skoda to see whether it's charger at fault.
  12. Update: problem persists so looks like i need a multimeter.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. As it's an old thread best to tag him @Newhart in case he doesn't see your post.
  17. As PaulQ says, Aviva seem to be the ones to try. My insurance for both car and house decreased this year. And they are making a big point in their advertising of not penalising existing customers. Government is supposed to be bringing in legislation on this too.
  18. He last visited the forum in October 17 so don't hold your breath. Sadly alot of posts messed up when photofekkit started charging.
  19. You would presumably have tp keep adjusting them to get the roof to close properly. And i think you would have problems getting the caps to locate over the ball joints.
  20. Did exactly the same a few weeks ago. Plastic ends are better as they are designed to be sacrificial.Some useful threads is you search. Main tip is wrap some tape round the pushrods to mark the position of the caps before you remove the broken ones. That way it's easy to position the new ones accurately.
  21. We must have at least quadrupled diode sales between us! I ordered 10 only to find 4 kindly sent foc with the DRL's I bought.
  22. Saw a really interesting demo on a PCGB visit to Poole Accident Repair yesterday. Recommended way to fill a stone chip is with SUPER GLUE!!! No fancy tools needed - just used a pointed plastic tool (toothpick also ok or sharp point of pieces of wet and dry), drop a small blob of glue into chip, wait a mo then smudge with wet finger (or apparently you can buy an activator spray), then sand with various grades of wet and dry and DA or Rotary polisher with coarse compound and coarse pad. He applied ZERO pressure with the polisher. Interestingly the guy also said fancy microfibre cloths and
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