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  1. No Sticking with Valvoline 20w-50 VR1. It's the choice of several respected air cooled engine builders, and since I do around 5k> miles in a year and change oil and filter annually from what I have read etc, the use of mineral oils will see no deterioration in the oils performance over 12 months. Additionally it has the the right level of protection for our type of engine (flat tappets).
  2. Good luck, fingers crossed and we all can’t wait to see 😜
  3. If you look at my build thread from about page 4 there several inputs from our learned friends about running in procedures.
  4. I was advised similar all on mineral oil to protect the flat tappets. From memory did 3k first 250miles slowly building to 5k at 500 miles, lots of acceleration/deceleration. Then oil change and next 500 miles to 5k.
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    996 or 997?

    Nick Jeffries who’s the events Director at PCGB is potentially selling his 996 4S. As far as I’m aware it’s been very well maintained and well known in the PCGB and 996 circles. Look him up on Facebook where he’s posted the potential sell.
  6. 37 years young, two kids, two mortgages, 5 years before I got the 911, had Saab 93 Aero, Honda CRV.
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    One for Doc

    I can see increased demand for these Cayman R's, anyone in the market better be quick
  8. Beaky

    One for Doc

    PDK is very good and with the flappy paddles can be nearly as fun as a manual, just less leg work. Question:, with new Porsche's having so much power picking the wrong gear (downshift from 5 to 1), or unsettling it mid corner can cause considerable damage/end up in the wall, is the PDK also a safer option. I'd pick a PDK Cayman R over a manual, I get all the manual enjoy out of my IB.
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    One for Doc

    Or a grand tourer..... https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2019-11-23/cars/ref-4-1989-mercedes-benz-560-sec-by-lorinser/
  10. Beaky

    One for Doc

    I like this https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/cayman/porsche-cayman-r-pdk-987-gen-ii-porsche-warranty/9732115
  11. Beaky

    Azevs

    Excuse the ignorance, but is there anything special about the Azevs, are they as light and strong as Fuchs, etc or is it just aesthetics
  12. Beaky

    Oil Cooling

    So fan fitted today, stationary test went well, when the fan kicked in saw a big good drop on the temp gauge. The system is adjustable so the fans kick in temperature setting can be simply changed on the control unit. Real test will be sitting in traffic in the summer, 👍
  13. Just marvelous................
  14. Go to Chris Franklin at Centre Gravity, he’s the DB’s on geo
  15. 9” on mine, I had the arches rolled for extra clearance, but no issues from what I remember.
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    One for Doc

    If irs an IB, then he can have Longmans; it's a proven good and quick car
  17. Is that a young Vicki Butler Henderson driving her first Porsche..........................
  18. I just caught up on this thread, that looks like a epic tour, makes my Algarve one look like a trip tp Tesco's! The Pyrenees is on the to do list, everyone that has done it says its a must, great clear roads with awesome scenery
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    Wanted a E.C.U

    Steve Wong is now doing a repair or outright purchase ECU https://www.911chips.com/motrepair.htm
  20. Beaky

    Spare Wheel Options?

    Can we even pump up these old tyres, surely they are so set and brittle
  21. No idea, perhaps gene pool looking at the locations!
  22. Did someone say what oil for winter....................................
  23. I have Shell + (my son works for the creative agency that designed and handles their marketing including this reward program) , BP and now ESSO rewards - that should cover my fleet of cars 👍 Copied from PCGB Forum: Owning an '88 911 and being aware of the potential damage bioethanol can do to the fuel system of early Porsches, the offer of the PCGB Esso card spurred me into getting a definitive answer from the big three fuel companies (Shell, Esso and BP) regarding the bioethanol content in their fuels and I thought I'd share the answers received from each company. Interestingly, when I asked the question during my telephone 'interview' prior to signing up for a card, the Esso agent admitted that she'd never had that question before, with people only really being interested in octane rating - which, as we all know, is displayed clearly at the fuel pump whereas information about the ethanol content is nowhere to be seen... Until now, I have been an advocate of Shell V-Power but given the response from each company reproduced below, given the absence of bioethanol in their fuel, the 911 will be run on a diet of Esso Synergy+ from now on - and given the discount, I see no reason not to use it in my Boxster as well. Happy days! Shell:- All Shell unleaded fuels contain up to 5% ethanol as allowed under the European fuel specification EN228 and UK government legislation (which requires for blending biofuels). Virtually all outlets sell unleaded fuels with ethanol. Most vehicles manufactured after 1991 are suitable for petrol with 5% ethanol. For vehicles older than this or for those that have any specific design features or modifications, we strongly recommend that customers consult their vehicle manufacturer to determine whether their vehicle is compatible with ethanol-containing fuels before filling up. Hope this helps. BP:- Thank you for your enquiry. We do appreciate the classic car community has some concerns around the presence of ethanol in petrol. Fuel suppliers have been required to increase the quantity of biofuels in their transport fuels since 2008 to comply with the government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation; as a result bioethanol has been added to petrol products in the UK since that time. Today, bioethanol is present in nearly all regular unleaded 95 octane petrols being sold by fuel suppliers in the UK and can also be present in the UK’s higher octane petrols. The inclusion of bioethanol in our supply chain is subject to regulatory and commercial influences and regrettably we cannot give you categorical assurances as to its absence or presence in BP petrol products at specific locations. But we can confirm that currently BP regular unleaded and BP Ultimate unleaded do not contain more than 5% bioethanol. Kind regards UK communications team Esso:- Hey Chris, There is currently no requirement for renewable fuel (such as ethanol) to be present in super unleaded (97 grade petrol). Esso super unleaded petrol (Synergy Supreme+ Unleaded 97) is ethanol free (except in Devon, Cornwall, the Teesside area and Scotland).
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