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  1. Looks like the red Carrera 4 manual coupe has sold. Spoilt for choice for early Carrera 2 manual coupes in the 40-60K range, some really nice looking cars on Carsales at the moment: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1999-porsche-911-carrera-996-manual/SSE-AD-6368486/?Cr=2 https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1999-porsche-911-carrera-996-manual/SSE-AD-6527789/?Cr=3 (looks like James P's old car, with an engine rebuild, gold wheels and decals. I like.) https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2001-porsche-911-carrera-996-manual/SSE-AD-6358850/?Cr=4 https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1998-porsche-911-carrera-996-manual/SSE-AD-6472923/?Cr=6 https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1999-porsche-911-carrera-996-manual/SSE-AD-6456222/?Cr=10 https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1999-porsche-911-carrera-996-manual/OAG-AD-18447012/?Cr=11 If you need any convincing here's a few new vids on early 996's:
  2. That's crap Dave, I had a glancing blow with skip a few months back, took the opportunity for a good refresh, car looks a million bucks now. Re the headlights, I gave them a good polish and put in some Philips 12V H7 55W 130 X-Treme bulbs and they're fine.
  3. Yeah agreed, I’ve always found the seats comfortable for long trips and supportive enough for spirited road driving. Perhaps he’s got an undiagnosed back issue that these seats exacerbate.
  4. Very cheap and nice looking 996.2 auto coupe: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2003-Porsche-911-Carrera-996-Auto-MY04/SSE-AD-5664451?pageSource=details&id=SSE-AD-5664451
  5. I ended up buying a couple of PS2's for the rear off Tyroola and had them delivered and fitted by Tyresplus in Richmond. Was initially very apprehensive going that route but the whole process went very smoothly, very happy with both of them. Tyresplus in Richmond were professional, no fuss and picked up something in the alignment I'd been a bit suss on after the previous alignment.
  6. This looks good and well priced. Almost identical to my car: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/porsche/911/coupe-bodystyle/manual-transmission/?sort=~Price
  7. This looks nice: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/goonellabah/cars-vans-utes/porsche-996-carrera-2-manual/1229569428
  8. If I was in the market I would've been all over this one a long time ago. No test drives wouldn't bother me, have the owner take you for a decent drive and get a good PPI. For me the work that's been done and the mods are all positives.
  9. Dave, without wishing to soil your trousers any more than they already are, whilst your engine's out might be a good idea to replace the chain tensioners (or at least clean and test them), variocam pads and maybe the 4th and 5th chains. I'll shut up now.
  10. Lovely car JWM, can't be too many left in this condition, definitely a keeper. I am curious if Autohaus have given any indication why the lifters were noisy on such a low k's car and were they noisy all the time or only when cold, hot, idling etc? I learnt early on with my 996.1 that starting the car to move it only a short distance, (i.e. shutting it off after only a few minutes running) the following cold startup a few days later the lifters would be noisy until the engine warmed up. However starting and running the car to a full heat cycle (which I now always do) the following cold or warm startup the lifters are always quiet and stay quiet. So I wonder if too many 'short starts/moves' is perhaps what damages the lifters?
  11. UK forum talk seem to be in line with this, and/or removing the seal off the original bearing. US forums the scare's been wound up by vested interests, harder to see a level playing field.
  12. Thanks Dan, might be a good opportunity to get another key programmed if I go to PCM. Anyone got any experiences with alternative rear tyre choice compared to PS2's in terms of cost/performance/longevity?
  13. Thanks Peter, I'll give Darren a try.

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