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Re: My RS2
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2008, 11:03:58 am »
The front seats:



The out bolster needs to be repaired.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2008, 11:07:26 am »
To do that I guess I need a boost gauge?

Good practice IMO to have one.
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2008, 11:10:29 am »
Good practice IMO to have one.

I guess, I just dont like them. I wonder why they didnt put one in from new?

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2008, 11:16:52 am »
you can put one in the air vent with a airvent pod or even one in the glove box that you can keep hidden and use for saftey reference sake!

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2008, 11:39:45 am »
... where is the VAGCOM plug in the car?

The black and white sockets in fusebox LHS ... needs a RossTech adapter.  I can lend you mine if you like.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2008, 01:08:26 pm »
Looking good Nik, you have been busy. Loving those cardonfibre inserts. :)


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Re: My RS2
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2008, 03:19:10 pm »
Looking good Nik, you have been busy. Loving those cardonfibre inserts. :)



Thanks Terry. Its looking not too bad, Im super fussy though, stone chips, scratches, the odd supermarket dent. All easy to fix, just time and money, Ill just pick away at it :) Overall though its a very tidy for its age and kms. Im very happy :)
Cant wait to take it for a blat.


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Re: My RS2
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2008, 03:51:02 pm »
Thanks Terry. Its looking not too bad, Im super fussy though, stone chips, scratches, the odd supermarket dent. All easy to fix, just time and money, Ill just pick away at it :) Overall though its a very tidy for its age and kms. Im very happy :)
Cant wait to take it for a blat.


Use someone like Dent Majician to take the small dents out. Someone like final touch to airbrush your stone chips away. Much cheaper/effective than a panel / spray shop.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2008, 04:00:50 pm »
No heated seats?  Miserable buggers at European again!  Is the front foglight switch just hard to see in that pic?

The "flutter" is there on my Nothelle, but not on the urq

Door handle trims: 1 hidden posidrive screw accessible when the handle is pullled to the open position, and then the whole escutcheon slides sideways to unlatch from the door card.  Switch then just pushes back in from behind and should latch.

wastegate screw definitely non-standard

235/40/17 here, but afaik the RS2 used smaller tyres than the S2, due to the offset of the Porsche wheels

from s2forum:

correct tyres for RS2 17" alloys

This has been discussed and agreed at length on various forums. Just to confirm the OEM tyre was made slimmer than usual 245 and was the only OEM recommended tyre at release.
Other makes and newer 245 are too wide with sidewall failure which varies from slow cracking to sudden blow out (usually low pressures high speed with suspension fouling)
My RS2 came with 245s and the switch to 225 made it handle so much better.
On a final note some have wished to remain 245 as it is wider. Not true if you put a newer 225 next to an OEM 245. I checked as I had an unused spare. Guess you will too.










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Re: My RS2
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2008, 04:12:14 pm »
Vagcom plgs into the fuse panel up under the bonnet, just infront of the driver, and behind the engine bay. I have almost the same stereo, but (funny) Im missing the middle button....so if you replace the stereo Im keen on the middle button ;).
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2008, 04:22:56 pm »
No heated seats?  Miserable buggers at European again!  Is the front foglight switch just hard to see in that pic?


No heated seats, Dads one didnt either, Dads did have grey alcantara though.
Yip, the front fog light switch is there.
One thing mine doesnt have which Dads has is remote unlocking. Dads old car had a little black plastic lumps on the B pillars, does anyone elses have these?


Door handle trims: 1 hidden posidrive screw accessible when the handle is pullled to the open position, and then the whole escutcheon slides sideways to unlatch from the door card.  Switch then just pushes back in from behind and should latch.



Thanks, Ill get onto that ASAP.
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2008, 04:25:28 pm »
Vagcom plgs into the fuse panel up under the bonnet, just infront of the driver, and behind the engine bay. I have almost the same stereo, but (funny) Im missing the middle button....so if you replace the stereo Im keen on the middle button ;).

I think that stereo is the NZ spec one.
Yep, you can have the button when I take it out. Unluckily for me, the security card for the head unit didn't come with the car  :'(

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2008, 04:30:22 pm »

One thing mine doesnt have which Dads has is remote unlocking. Dads old car had a little black plastic lumps on the B pillars, does anyone elses have these?


Only the very final build models will have had it

It's very easy to interface an aftermarket C/L kit with the factory alarm/immobiliser.  I have done it on all my cars, and you then get wireless which has much better range than the original infrared

I'll flick you a copy of the "how to" and the schematics by email




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Re: My RS2
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2008, 04:34:13 pm »
I think that stereo is the NZ spec one.
Yep, you can have the button when I take it out. Unluckily for me, the security card for the head unit didn't come with the car  :'(

A new card is $50 from the agent in Chch, and they will code it to the serial number of the head-unit. They might have spare buttons, also. IMO that particular range of Blaupunkts were among the best that they made, unlike the crap they sell now.  Worth keeping perhaps, as it looks "right" for the car, and you can still add an accesory line-in cable to allow you to play MP3s etc through the "aux" input

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2008, 06:19:49 pm »
Nice car (my favourite colour too) and excellent thread.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2008, 02:31:02 pm »
Well my RS2 has had its VIN, all its failed on is the CV boot and a power steering fluid leak somewhere.
Both are in to get fixed tomorrow so hopely (fingers crossed) I be on the road tomorrow night.
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2008, 03:24:32 pm »
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2008, 03:36:45 pm »
Well my RS2 has had its VIN, all its failed on is the CV boot and a power steering fluid leak somewhere.
Both are in to get fixed tomorrow so hopely (fingers crossed) I be on the road tomorrow night.


Out of curiosity, what was the noise level reading on the standard exhaust?

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2008, 04:07:23 pm »
Out of curiosity, what was the noise level reading on the standard exhaust?



Im not sure, Dads been dealing with it for me. Should it be written on a sheet somewhere?
I can ask when I take the car back if you like?
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2008, 04:14:17 pm »
Awesome news Nik, looking like a steal more and more.