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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Getting my 996 back as it should be! Reply with quote

Hello, been working at getting my 1999 996 back to its former glory. Been a bit neglected over the last 10 years. I have had the wheels done, its currently in for paintwork and due back in a week or so. Its been a great car, had it from one year old and had zero problems other than recently I have noticed two things which are on my list to address when it has completed the paint job. First is the air con gurgles now? Appreciate any advice on what this is and how to get it fixed was thinking of just taking it to Halfords? Second is my key stopped working? Have seen some stuff on the internet saying its an expensive job and could cost a few hundred pounds for a new key(no spare)? Any thoughts on this would be great. The only other thing is the exhausts, with time they look a bit grubby where they come out at the back, can you add tail pipes and if so what sort of cost and is there a great place to buy them?

Will try to add pics when its back from the paint shop.

Also was thinking about diamond wax I think its called, had this done when I first got the car and it was great, seemed to protect the paintwork very well, not sure what the latest big thing is? And treating the leather seats any advice welcomed.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome mate. Sounds like you're on it.

Habe a good browse round the site and utilise that search button at the top right. This place is a wealth of info......loads of fun too.

You're in the right place.

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For your broken key try :
www.remotekeyrepairs.com . They may be able to help thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guys on here are very helpful. good luck with getting your car sorted. Thumb

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


There is usually some exhaust bits on Ebay.

The air con could just need a regas if your lucky if not you could have leaking condensers or pipes. I would give Halfords or Kwik Fit a go and get a system pressure test done. If it's still tight then your in luck.

Don't know a lot about keys I'm afraid.

Older cars can be a labour of love I know mine needs a few bits done here and there so good luck getting it how you want.

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Previous cars:964 Carrera 4, 964 Carrera2
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