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Off to HQ #740076
25/04/22 12:40 PM
25/04/22 12:40 PM
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Surrey. UK
Neilda Offline OP
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In a rare appearance (I have it on SORN until next month) my 8 is off to HQ for a pre-Provence shake down. Collected by MMC ...and away....

Primarily to sort a fuelling issue (it takes too much time and the delicacy of a surgeon to get any petrol into it) and to have a service and MOT. It's the first time it's been back to the factory since I had it built.

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Re: Off to HQ [Re: Neilda] #740078
25/04/22 12:47 PM
25/04/22 12:47 PM
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Salisbury, UK
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An interesting car straightjacket....or cocoon!
Will they return it, or do you plan to collect it?


Peter,
66, my 2016 Porsche Boxster S
Tarka 2014 Plus 8....Off the road, since March!


Re: Off to HQ [Re: Neilda] #740082
25/04/22 01:56 PM
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Neilda Offline OP
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They'll bring it back when it's done.


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Re: Off to HQ [Re: Neilda] #740092
25/04/22 03:38 PM
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I'd be concerned about the hold-down belt buckles possibly contacting the front wing. frown
Is their some type of protective padding for them? confused2


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Re: Off to HQ [Re: Neilda] #740109
25/04/22 06:50 PM
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Oxford, UK
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Interested in the solution for the fuelling issue

Re: Off to HQ [Re: Neilda] #740131
25/04/22 10:55 PM
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There's a Factory fix for the refuelling issue, about 90 minutes labour. Mine was sorted. I can't understand why the dealers weren't told of the mods 🤔


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Re: Off to HQ [Re: Neilda] #740141
26/04/22 05:51 AM
26/04/22 05:51 AM
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I thought it was "Just me" that hadn't quite used my Aero enough to have mastered the "Knack" of what angle and depth to hold the pump in order to get fuel in to the car - clearly not. Any hints/tips gratefully received by me and others by the sound of it.


Cheers, Paul
Re: Off to HQ [Re: BertL] #740143
26/04/22 06:37 AM
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Neilda Offline OP
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Originally Posted by BertL
I'd be concerned about the hold-down belt buckles possibly contacting the front wing. frown
Is their some type of protective padding for them? confused2


The metal buckle simply needs to be folded back inwards before being rested on the wing. It's a non-issue. I rarely need to open the bonnet, but this technique of fold back the buckle is simple. [Edit: I misunderstood, you mean the hold downs on the trailer. smile I think they slot into place on the side rails]

What was the solution Taffmog to your refuelling issue? Do you know what the factory fix was?

I will update when it comes back, but I understand there is a filler cap with more holes for air to escape which stops the problem. I hope so as it's my only real criticism - I hate filling it as it takes ages and I never really know how much fuel has been delivered.

Last edited by Neilda; 26/04/22 08:13 AM.

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Re: Off to HQ [Re: Neilda] #740166
26/04/22 10:46 AM
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Hampshire
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When the Coupe was first delivered it suffered from some issues that made my brain sag.

Terrible filling speed and blow back.
Swingometer grade accuracy of the gauge.

Both did end up getting fixed on one of it's trips back to the factory.

The filling speed was related to the "o'clock" location of the breather holes you could see in the facing. They needed to be at the top and the pipes connected to them needed an untwisted run. Once this was done the filling speed and consistency improved greatly.


Just time to rent a thimble more petrol before dinner.
Re: Off to HQ [Re: Neilda] #740173
26/04/22 01:22 PM
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Hi Alistair, I've had a look at my fuel filler and the once the lockable cap is removed sprung cover hinges at the 12 o'clock position and folds downwards and back towards the front of the car. The breather hole is at 9 o'clock and is uncovered during the process of depressing the main spun filler cover. Am I missing anything / is there a particular ideal angle for the fuel nozzle to go in at the aids the "Breathing" and prevent the continual auto-stopping of the fuel from the pump?


Cheers, Paul
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