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Old 05-15-2018, 06:22 AM   #521
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Originally Posted by Dan Mumford View Post
Wow, I've got to say you've probably got the best looking 986 I've ever seen, super clean!

I've got a non S, 2.5 986 that's been off the road for a little while so it's going to be a bit of a project for me, I'd love to know some more details about the custom android headunit if you don't mind? It's looks incredible!

Also the projector lenses, how does the wiring work to turn the fog lamps into the sidelights?

Thanks! 👍🏻
Thank you

The head unit is an android TD618AS unit, but I've put my own twist on it including a custom ROM start up screen, theme, and so on.

The DRL's are actually the side lights, the fog lights aren't changed at all. The projectors flip the projector shield open to throw the light upwards when you use the full beam on the stalk. The projector comes with a red and black wire, it's just a case of plugging those onto the full beam bulb's connector too, so the full beam switch operates both the old bulb and the projectors.

Car's still underperforming like a pig, but I think I've found the issue. It's a vacuum problem for definite, but I ripped lots out of the engine bay (alternator, plenum & throttle body, etc) and there's no evident leaks. All pipe work seems fine. Someone else has had the exact same problem with me and it turned out to be a bad vacuum valve that is used to switch the secondary air pump on and off, and to divert the air flow. That failed, air flow wasn't being directed properly, car suffered because of it. Problem is that there's 3 valves, so figuring out which one's a bugger. I'll most likely just replace all 3 as they're all prone to failing anyway.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:04 PM   #522
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Fully Renovated 986 2.5 1997


I don't know if you remember my post when I acquired an old 986 2.5 1997 last year? Well, time has passed and I have now completed all the projects that were on my list

Here is the list of things Iíve done on the car:
- fully repainted in metal grey paint (by workshop, of course) and side vents in red matching the trunk logo
- added PORSCHE lettering on the trunk
- fully polished the seats, dashboard and door panels
- central console with AC control panel moved down and double-din Android radio, GPS navigation, entertainment system on top
- front speakers and under-seat flat sub-woofer
- tail lights (red & white facelift with LED)
- LED white bulbs everywhere (headlamps, signals, number plate, foglamps, etc.)
- front DRL LED kinda 911 style
- new horn/klaxon (I actually installed a pick-up truck model, to make sure Iím heard!)
- N/S door lock mechanism replacement
- cat-back and change of O2 sensors
- engine distribution and accessories belts
- engine and ATF oil change
- sun visors with mirrors and light recuperated from a Boxster S wreck
- restored coolant line (hoses)
- fixed the front left radiator fan and fully cleaned both radiators (there was about 200 grams of crap (2 handfuls) and dirt between the 2 grilles!) - that totally changed the cooling of the car and the AC performance!
- engine and cabin air filters
- fuel filter
- brake discs (perforated and normal) and brake pads and brake callipers (red with white Porsche lettering)
- Porsche wheel caps and air valves
- trunk and bonnet hoods pistons/struts
- window regulators
- ignition switch
- wheel spacers (15 mm front and rear) with balancing and alignment
- headrest wind nets and central wind screen
- and renovation of the hard-top roof

TOTAL: around EURO 7,000 (and hundreds (thousands?!) of hours of research, tutorials viewing, blogs checking, try&errors and hard work on the car by me!) 😉

But the result is there and I couldnít be happier to have restored this 21 year old beauty!

Here is the result in pictures, let me please have your thoughts about it

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Old 08-02-2018, 08:33 PM   #523
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How's the car going Ger? I miss your updates!
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