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eabeukes
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Guess what I drove my 996.1 all day today and nothing happen Reply with quote

I havent got sooty tailpipes or any high oil usage so I am just posting this to let everyone know I am not worried about my car



FYI



This ones just for Phil997
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had exactly the same yesterday in my 1998 C2. It is these early cars you see, bombproof.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not likely to eabeukes in a 3.4
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here in an MY99 Drive
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likewise, 140 mile round trip to Manchester airport, with lots of stop start traffic on the M62 and M60 and not a fault in sight. A '99 C4 with 93K - no worries Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There’s always tomorrow 😂
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Guess what I drove my 996.1 all day today and nothing ha Reply with quote

eabeukes wrote:
I havent got sooty tailpipes or any high oil usage so I am just posting this to let everyone know I am not worried about my car



FYI



This ones just for Phil997
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Floor Floor Floor very good , I saw the thread title and thought Surprised Surprised I just said no one posts that , only the other day Grin Grin this has the makings of the perfect thread Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well we did 1500 miles to the Vosges mountains a couple of weeks ago. Used no oil and it didn't overheat or blow up! That's in a 996.2! Dont know


Even driving up and down the mountians it held together.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to add that anytime I see another 911, irrespective of which model, my response is always the same......"that's nice"
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had to run the GF to work today starting her new job. Pulled up at the lights (in 3 lanes) and front row were a Panarama (or whatever they're called), a Boxster & my 996. Coming the opposite direction front row a 997. Looked at the bird and said - Porsche, common as muck Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have no idea the amount of Porsches i see once every 2 years for a service and the odd wear and tear items .

Then i log on here ...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
You have no idea the amount of Porsches i see once every 2 years for a service and the odd wear and tear items .

Then i log on here ...


And I bet those are the ones in daily use! Some of the garage queens on here seem to explode whilst parked up under their custom tailored dust covers in their temperature controlled dehumidified purpose built lairs Floor

They're cars that need to be driven, not priceless works of art, fine wine or cigars Grin

Oh, but mileage will hammer the resale value...why buy it in the first place if you cannot afford to use it as intended? Join a supercar club and take your pick on the 4 days a year that you feel the need for speed. Obviously, when there's not a cloud in the sky and there has been no salt on the roads for at least 42 days, you won't even need to worry about taking it off SORN Floor

But it won't feel special if I use it every day...Use it until you get bored, sell it and buy whatever takes your fancy next, life's too short to fret about the perceived cost when you factor in the enjoyment and experience.

I've heard them all on here, it does make me laugh...vent over Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used my 127000 mile 3.4 C2 again today, like i do every day, parked it at work next to one of the other managers 2017 991 carrera S coupe, guess by now he's lost more in depreciation than mine cost me 2.5 years ago

Because the engine hasn't blown up i've treated it to all new brakes and a set of OZ alleggerita wheels with some non N rated Michelin PS4s and because i took the front bumper off to remove all the leaves and debris when i replaced the 2 speed fan on the drivers side (only failure in 15000 miles) i also fitted two new headlamp washer jets because they were leaking and had been bodged with-silicon, it will be winter soon and it would be dangerous to drive it in the winter everyday when its covered in road dirt if the headlights arn't clean
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently at Spa, lots of laps this afternoon and drove here from lapping the Ring for three days. Heading to Zolder Wednesday before driving home to Coventry.

How much longer - in minutes - can I expect my engine to last?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahahhahaha !!! Dead rite in my car allot weekend and after driving a 991 Gt3 Rs I was still happy out the 4s!!
996s are amazing 911 s and always will be!
 
  
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K888ETH
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teffers wrote:
I'm currently at Spa, lots of laps this afternoon and drove here from lapping the Ring for three days. Heading to Zolder Wednesday before driving home to Coventry.

How much longer - in minutes - can I expect my engine to last?


Minutes? Your engine is clearly on borrowed time already. It's doomed, doomed I tell you! Floor

Seriously, that sounds like a great trip, enjoy! Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teffers wrote:
I'm currently at Spa, lots of laps this afternoon and drove here from lapping the Ring for three days. Heading to Zolder Wednesday before driving home to Coventry.

How much longer - in minutes - can I expect my engine to last?


Everytime you post a photo Im so envious, love that colour.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just sold my 03 c4s after 4 years and 19000 miles in my ownership, during which time, apart from servicing, I had to replace a water pump! In a 2000 mile run to the Costa Brava and back it used half a litre of oil!
What a great car, and a great engine, and a great drive!!
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eabeukes
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Joined: 30 Jan 2018
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K888ETH wrote:
Teffers wrote:
I'm currently at Spa, lots of laps this afternoon and drove here from lapping the Ring for three days. Heading to Zolder Wednesday before driving home to Coventry.

How much longer - in minutes - can I expect my engine to last?


Minutes? Your engine is clearly on borrowed time already. It's doomed, doomed I tell you! Floor


eh! Surprised PC Mere chocolate minutes I tell you
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well - just as we often repeat - they are great cars - but unfortunately the opening post is exactly what every owner said right up to the day before their engine went wrong.

I am genuinely very pleased to hear so many run OK for long periods of time - but if we had statistics that revealed - say - that 5 % fail after 16 years, another 8 % after say 20 years etc - it would still leave the vast majority repeating your opening line - and good on them.

However this does not mean the other % also never go wrong and the older they gate the more expensive they become to repair as well.

Good luck with yours and I hope you can repeat your slogan throughout your ownership - if not - you have access to a great repair facility from us.

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