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flamingporsche

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About flamingporsche

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    Brisbane
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    996TT, ex-987 Boxster, ex-924

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  1. Get onto Piston Graphics. Andrew is a PFA member, currently owns a 944 and can custom design and print your decal pretty easily. And your supporting a local small business
  2. Finished refreshing the front suspension on the 996 turbo. Last task was new strut mounts. Was good to find the mounts were flogged out out and the $$$ was well spent.
  3. $50-52k sounds OK. IMS and hard top with carrier are good extras. Looks clean, low mileage. +1 on DHM for PPI, but he's quite busy so timing could be an issue. Buying without PPI shouldn't be a massive risk - there's plenty here who have bought without PPI and had no issues. Buying the owner is the number 1 rule. Ask lots of questions. Inspect the books and receipt history. Look where there's a stamp, but no receipt - was anything out of order? When was IMS done - why? $50-52k sounds OK. IMS and hard top with carrier are good extras. Looks clean, low mileage. +1 on DHM for PPI, but he's quite busy so timing could be an issue. Buying without PPI shouldn't be a massive risk - there's plenty here who have bought without PPI and had no issues. Buying the owner is the number 1 rule. Ask lots of questions. Inspect the books and receipt history. Look where there's a stamp, but no receipt - was anything out of order? When was IMS done - why? Did they replace the IMS - if so, do they still have it / what was it like?
  4. I wouldn’t stress about oil level too much or trying to fit a dipstick. The gauge is doing the right thing warning you it’s just gone low. As @smit2100 suggests, get some Mobil1 5/50 to keep at home and for the workshop. Mezgers do consume oil to varying degrees so you’ll be topping up from time to time depending on usage and consumption rates
  5. MAF sensor as first port of call. Easy win if this is it. Everything else is time & $$...
  6. Hartech is also fully booked for the next 2 years 😳
  7. Given where 964, 993, 930 & 997/1 turbo prices are at, I think the 996 is unfairly judged for a set of headlights based off the GT1 (you wouldn’t knock back one of them if you could get one). 996tt is clearly the value buy of the Pcar market. Prices haven’t appreciably moved due to lack of supply and demand. And agree wholeheartedly with @smit2100 that an exhaust and tune make a great car fantastic. In the grand scheme these mods are hardly sacrilegious https://dirtyoldcars.com/porsche-hollow-spoke-wheel-technology/ this is all you need ☝️
  8. I believe the seller absolutely stole it when he bought it (under 40k?) so I think trying to milk it for a $50k uplift is a bit fanciful. He will find a handsome return at any reasonable price. All he ends up doing is leaving it unloved on CS until people start assuming there’s an issue because it’s been unsold forever (let alone the yo-yo pricing strategy)
  9. @Jason E I did it myself on the Boxster. Increasing grades of wet n dry followed by increasing grades of polish with orbital polisher. Lastly I had the lenses clear wrapped and ceramic coated for protection
  10. Claimed to possibly be the "cleanest" yet not one interior or engine bay photo - did he just wash it and therefore it's the cleanest? A cavalcade of pretty locales is one thing - at that asking there's 996 turbo hips and boost to be had.
  11. If $150k is your budget, look seriously at 996 turbo manual and 997 turbo tip/pdk. Way more car and ‘those hips’ 😍
  12. 2nd key isn't for Porsche... VW maybe? Almost a Porsche

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