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millby
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:27 pm    Post subject: My first Porsche - 1998 3.4 Carrera 2 Reply with quote

I have wanted to get into Porsche ownership for nearly 2 years, after owning a a series of hatchbacks, some hot, some not so hot...

Having began my search with a wide net, considering boxsters, caymans, 996s and 997s, I slowly refined this down to an early 3.4 996 C2 or a 996 C4S.
A test drive of a 996 C2 confirmed it had to be a 911!

I had viewed several C4S's appealing to both the head (ULEZ compliant) and the heart (that rear end!), and came close to buying a fantastic lapis blue manual, but wasn't to be.

Whilst browsing the classifieds I kept an eye out for 1998 manuals, as had read about the extra 'peace of mind' they offered due to the dual row bearing, and nikasil liners.

One came up for sale nearby, and long story short, I am now finally into Porsche ownership.

6 months in and I am loving it, very engaging/raw to drive and power delivery is great (last two cars were turbocharged).

Few niggles that need to be sorted.

So far had the oil filler pipe replaced due to it being cracked, exhaust blow remedied and a new water pump.

Aim is to fix the outstanding niggles myself, which will be a learning curve and I will track my progress on this thread.

Hopefully will be interesting to existing/budding 996 owners!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats & welcome!
 
  
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adamw
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1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Millby

Great 1st post and intro..
Just missing some pics (customary with a newbie post)
Grin

Allot of new 996 owners of late - great cars (especially 3.4 C2’s) worship
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EX : 02' 996 Turbo Coupe ( May 17 - Sept 19 )
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome Useless
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1988 BMW 635csi Highline - waiting for full restoration
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done on buying the right 996. Welcome to the forum.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot the most important thing...
 



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome
 
  
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1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Thumb
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EX : 95' 993 C4 Coupe ( Dec 10 - Oct 16 )
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome millby and congrats on your car. Looking good! Thumb

Isn't it nice to have that iconic Porsche key fob and know that it's to your own car?
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Current: GT Silver 991.1 C4S with a few 'special bits'. Previous Owned: C63 Estate, BMW e92 330d Coupe (700Nm/Custom Exh/Map/BBK/Quaife/Breytons), ML63AMG, Alpina e46 B3S Coupe, Alpina e36 B3 Coupe, Lotus Excel SE, Alfasud Green Cloverleaf Ti, Lancia HPE, Capri 2.0S, Marina 1.8 (don't laugh it was my first road car). Bikes: Suzuki TL1000R and BMW R1100S AC Schnitzer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car...it’s so satisfying if you can fix bits on it yourself, I’ve had my 996 for six months now and love sorting out its little problems.
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DarthFaker
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Location: 1999 Carrera 4 Aerokit


PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: My first Porsche - 1998 3.4 Carrera 2 Reply with quote

millby wrote:
I have wanted to get into Porsche ownership for nearly 2 years, after owning a a series of hatchbacks, some hot, some not so hot...

Having began my search with a wide net, considering boxsters, caymans, 996s and 997s, I slowly refined this down to an early 3.4 996 C2 or a 996 C4S.
A test drive of a 996 C2 confirmed it had to be a 911!

I had viewed several C4S's appealing to both the head (ULEZ compliant) and the heart (that rear end!), and came close to buying a fantastic lapis blue manual, but wasn't to be.

Whilst browsing the classifieds I kept an eye out for 1998 manuals, as had read about the extra 'peace of mind' they offered due to the dual row bearing, and nikasil liners.

One came up for sale nearby, and long story short, I am now finally into Porsche ownership.

6 months in and I am loving it, very engaging/raw to drive and power delivery is great (last two cars were turbocharged).

Few niggles that need to be sorted.

So far had the oil filler pipe replaced due to it being cracked, exhaust blow remedied and a new water pump.

Aim is to fix the outstanding niggles myself, which will be a learning curve and I will track my progress on this thread.

Hopefully will be interesting to existing/budding 996 owners!


The 98 cars don't have Nikasil bores, they have Lokasil bores and aluminium pistons with iron coating on the skirts, either way this technology doesn't seem to bore score like the later cars do, Nikasil is only in the GT3 and Turbo motors in the 996 range.

Dont be fooled into thinking dual row IMS bearings don't fail, they just take longer to do so, flat six innovations claims he's seeing more dual rows than single row failure now.

How much truth there is in that? I don't know.

My 99 dual row failed so it does happen, isolated case perhaps but I'd be weary still, they're not perfect by any means.

Either way the risks are small and they're a wonderful car for the price, enjoy it I'm still enjoying mine even after some troubles.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job list
#01 Handbrake adjustment
#02 Wheel refurb
#03 Starter motor
#04 Brake/Suspension knock
#05 Leather Refurb Seats
#06 Interior Scratches
#07 New speakers
#08 upgrade cigarette lighter
#09 service
#10 air intake mesh
#11 wheel spacers

Other stuff:
Service interval plan
Work out options/codes
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job #01 Handbrake adjustment

Handbrake feels tight to apply. Having taken off some of the plastics to look underneath, it seems the lever has unseated.
I can’t tell whether it’s missing a part to hold it in, or the circular lip is meant to do that (I’ve tried to ‘click’ it in, but to no avail)

Any suggestions?
 



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Martin996RSR
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine does that too. The pivot shaft is free to move sideways, there's nothing to restrain it. To get it back into position, just release the handbrake and then put a large flat-bladed screwdriver through it and angle it to get purchase on the inside of the tube and then pull it back into position.
Mine needs addressing about once every 18 months.
 
  
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