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Cost of strap and bracket for charcoal filter

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I went to see the car today to deliver some parts for the ongoing work. My painter showed me the broken strap and bracket for the charcoal filter.

They both need replacing so I got online and looked for prices.....£240!! Now I do get the concept of ‘Porsche tax’ but this is ridiculously expensive. I eventually found a used one that with a clean up will be fine on eBay for £45 which I purchased but why is such a simple non-complex part so expensive?

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I’ve read the pros and cons of having one versus not and although I can see the merit of deleting this I’m leaning more towards the viewpoint that Porsche put it there for a reason and unless I know with certainty that it’s not needed I’ll keep it.

I’ve read that some people having removed it smell petrol fumes on occasion which concerns me. I feel I don’t have enough information and because of this I’ll err on the side of caution and keep it.

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Should have ditched it......

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I've bought the bracket and strap now so may as well keep the filter, I can't see it doing any harm unless there is a downside Phil?

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I’ve got a NOS stock one somewhere - bought in 2013 never fitted

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58 minutes ago, SP72 said:

I’ve got a NOS stock one somewhere - bought in 2013 never fitted

Last time I looked at your garage ( this was in north London) you had loads of IB stuff,  think you may need to have a good clear out and garage sale!

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12 hours ago, SurlySurdi said:

I can't see it doing any harm unless there is a downside Phil?

No downside functionality wise but, for me, anything that's unnecessary, in a place that can collect crud and eventually cause corrosion, is a no no. If originality is your thing then it's all good.

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10 hours ago, Beaky said:

Last time I looked at your garage ( this was in north London) you had loads of IB stuff,  think you may need to have a good clear out and garage sale!

Yes, hoping Felix buys it all....including the fridge, tumble drier....

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18 hours ago, SP72 said:

I’ve got a NOS stock one somewhere - bought in 2013 never fitted

Damnit I should have posted here first 🤨

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