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steve1
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

120k no smoke running or on start up, no clattering on start up or running.
Sure it laughed at me the other day, that smirk that says I'm gona get you soon fool.

Steve
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Teffers
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bazhart wrote:
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.

Baz


Exactly.

If mine ever decides to ***** itself I’d stuff the glovebox with used £20 notes and send it to you. You’d be sending back a 3.9 Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having had to saw off both eccentric bolts on my rear RH suspension, this morning I tackled the LHS - and believe it or not, both were unseized and popped out, worship

Nothing went wrong!
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2007 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:25 am    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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Good man - makes a pleasant change to hear a bit of positive vibes....

That said, there'll still be those than can't believe it lol:


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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grin Grin Even Baz who is Porsche representative with direct communication with God and has been known to be gods navigator and sits on his right hand side , says above at 20 years only about 13% of cars will have the dreaded BS and he has the ear of the creator that means 79% of these cars will be still good over 20yrs old ,surely thats pretty good odds for 20plus year old cars. Grin Grin Grin
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What % of other cars are still on the road at 20 years old? and how many of those have had engine attention?

I think they do pretty well. Any car at 20 with only consumables maintenance has done very very well.

Mines shows no sign of letting up yet, but I fully expect it to at some point. Hopefully I'll catch it in time, if not then heyho good innings.

I try and spot similar age cars out and about. Very very rarely see anything on an S plate.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine utterly failed to explode today too. 112k 3.4, passed it's MOT yesterday with no advisories.


*forgets spending 3k on it this year*
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only has mine just done two days on track at the Ring, followed by two days on track at Spa, followed by a day on track at Zolder - but I managed to drive it there and back on a 9 day trip without using any oil!

Madness!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick update: at 140k on Monday something broke Sad















...The original key. Quick trip to Revolution while in Leeds sorted me a new one.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manchester to Bradford and return Tuesday night in the teeth of 'Gareth'
saddleworth moor was 'interesting'
felt sorry for the high side stobarts....
156k c2 just ahem breezed it,
why does it feel so fast smooth and sweet after a longish high speed blast - everything warmed up properly?
ps I'm cheating - hartech fettled engine since 92k Laughing
 
  
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bazhart
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess what - I woke up this morning! and nothing happened to me overnight - hope that means I am going to live forever! Lol

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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bazhart wrote:
Guess what - I woke up this morning! and nothing happened to me overnight - hope that means I am going to live forever! Lol

Baz


Bloody Hell so do I Baz , if not who the hells going to do my 4.8ltr 550bhp 997.2 N/A conversion in a few years time when you have developed it. Floor Floor

When I woke up I was relieved to find I didn't have bore score, but I did have a bit of piston slap but thats a morning thing a lot of blokes wake up with Grin Grin Thumb
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