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  1. Picked up the part a couple of weeks ago but it's still sat in my workshop waiting for me to find the time to fit it. 🙄
  2. @Araf What is it about this thread that attracts to*sers (I know I started it🤣)
  3. Thanks to @½cwt for this. I have ordered one from our local VW dealer £37 or so, be with them Friday.
  4. Yes it really is a piece of p. I had to remove mine when the passenger window switch failed. I bought a new one on eBay from Lithuania (I figured that it couldn't be worth counterfeiting such a small and relatively intricate part). The new part was identical in every way except from the Porsche sticker with the part number and I figured that it came out of the same factory, perhaps on the night shift. The original switch had 'made in Lithuania on it'.
  5. So this was the donor deflector Simply prise apart This is what you now have Lift away the mesh and use the frame as a template Use a fine toothed jigsaw to cut the 2mm Perspex And you should have this Check the fit Press the two halves of the frame together and you will have this And this is it fitted
  6. Hi Jimmy. Photobucket now charge for 3rd party hosting and so all the links no longer work. I will fish out the images and host them on a better site and then post the links here.
  7. Yes I noticed that immediately I fitted my Perspex one but as Stuart says the brain seems to filter it out pretty quickly.
  8. BTW I don't think you need a vent in the bottom. I didn't get chance to check Dan's one when we got together a couple of weeks ago but I suspect that the gap is something to do with it being glass. The Perspex one from the States doesn't have a gap and if you put your hand in front of it at speed the wind pressure is pretty low.
  9. The mod is really easy to do and it will only cost you about £6 in Perspex.
  10. Do you have the prep kit for the mesh deflector fitted?
  11. It ok Dan, it was before your time here.
  12. You got me thinking there is DJ an MC? It's the same in terms of buffeting and visibility it just has the framing that links the roll hoops in a slightly more integrated way.
  13. Thanks Stuart, I was pleased with the result. Now do I sell my Technowind?
  14. Angus, The Perspex was much easier to get the shape right as its not as detailed as the one you made. Also the edges are completely hidden so I didn't have to be too fussy.
  15. It really is easy. There is already a wide gap so a screwdriver pushed along the line of the joint opens it up nicely without damaging the plastic which is, itself, quite flexible. The 'female' side has metal retainers embedded in the plastic channel and these grab onto the 'male' side with little spikes.
  16. I noticed that Dan. I haven't seen the glass one but I bet it's a real quality piece of kit, being German and all that.
  17. Thanks Mike, I was really chuffed with the result. I now have a choice of three deflectors to suit my mood.
  18. They're really easy to make. £6 worth of Perspex and about 15 minutes with the jigsaw. As an alternative to the Technowind it's a really cheap mod.
  19. Before I bought my Technowind from the States I looked at the construction of my mesh one and it looked like it just snapped together but I wasn't brave enough to try taking it apart. Recently @MIkeyv60 offered one for free as the mesh had slight damage so I snapped it up and this is what I did with it. Standard deflector I was correct the frame of the deflector does indeed snap together so I was able to run the blade of a large screwdriver along the join and prise it apart. Once apart this is the construction - the mesh simply lifts out I used the frame to mark out the outline of the deflector on the 2mm Perspex (the cut line is 5mm out from the inside edge of the frame) and cut the material with a fine toothed blade in my jigsaw. The Perspex fitted perfectly inside the frame and it then simply snapped together. And this is it in the car I haven't had chance to check it at speed yet but it snapped together pretty firmly so it should be fine. I used 2mm material but if I was doing the job again I would probably go down to 1.5mm as it would allow the frame to go together even more securely.
  20. I think I paid about 130 Euro including delivery, when the exchange rate was more favourable.
  21. You can only get them from an OPC. I imported mine from Poland but you can get them in the UK. Price was ~£100.
  22. In my limited experience Merc electronics are a PITA and will throw a fault code at the drop of a hat.
  23. HI, did you sell the throttle body? I have started thinking about it for my 98 986.


  24. Perhaps it's post code related. My spec is similar to you although not quite the same age and the first year it was £150 and the second £160.
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