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    C2 996, Italians and Frenchies

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  1. At first I was horrified, then it made me giggle… glad there’s still crazy people out there doing crazy things to their cars: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2020-toyota-yaris-gr-manual-4wd/SSE-AD-12059046
  2. My experience with a Cargraphic Sound exhaust is similar to Carrera28’s. It’s pleasant to drive on the freeway for long distances, doesn’t drone, will relatively quietly pootle along in traffic and doesn’t blow the neighbours windows out in the morning. However give it some beans over 4000rpm and row between 2nd and 3rd on your favourite road and combined with the intake the car is totally transformed. Like a lion and a cheetah are having an argument in the back seat. I open both windows and the sunroof for the full aural experience. It’s very addictive, and soooo much more enjoyably sonorous and characterful than the horrible, deafening farts of a lot of modern modded offerings. Bonus with a good aftermarket is you may find a nice little bump in hp. 10ps with the Cargraphic and apparently a few kg lighter too.
  3. Edit: just realized yours is a 2001 so single row bearing. So ok maybe worry a little… let’s say 7% more.
  4. I went through the exact same thing when I bought my 996.1 with about the same k’s as yours six years ago. You will eventually stop worrying and come to realize the 3.4’s are much more robust than you’ve been led to believe. The likelihood is that your car being a revvy 3,4 manual has been driven as designed from new and maintained appropriately with regular oil changes. If so, your original dual row IMS bearing when it comes out will more than likely feel like a new one, and your camshaft deviations will be within spec. The AOS is much more likely to need replacing if it hasn’t been already, tricky job but DIY-able and not an expensive part. Your RMS may be a bit misty/weepy, sure replace it if you’re in there but otherwise who cares? Your DMF might be out of spec..mine was, does the new one feel any different? Not really. Your coil packs might have a few cracks but likely not causing issues, few dabs of high temp silicone sorts that out. Your bump stops will likely be perished and your engine mounts a bit ‘compact’. Easy, cheap, fixes. Spend a lot, spend a little, likely the car will pretty much feel the same. Best preventative maintenance advice for a 996 is; change the oil regularly, drive it regularly, and drive it properly,. In other words the most important maintenance with a 996 is ENJOY IT!!
  5. I’ve had the silicone intake hose / resonator delete / bypass with a BMC F1 panel filter on my 996.1 for six years and 27k. I love it. Never had any problems. I’ve combined it with a Cargraphic exhaust, and the difference they’ve made to the character of the car is huge.
  6. I have been reconsidering selling it and selling a couple of Alfa’s instead. But yes, if an appropriate offer came through it is for sale privately. I was anticipating I’d likely list it on Carsales in the new year. However there has been interest through the forum and it looks like this may not be necessary.
  7. That poor 996, looks like it’s been through a nuclear war. The lights look like they’ve been eaten by acid. How/why would anyone let a 911 get in such a state?
  8. DT

    Plane engined 356

    Love it, seems to make sense in the 356, more than any other car I can think of… maybe a karmann Ghia…
  9. I understand some Porsche buyers are very fussy about original service books. I bought the car without the original service books as did the previous owner... were they lost, did the dog eat them, who knows. Having no service history was liberating for me, I doubt I would've bought it otherwise. I enjoy servicing, restoring and modifying all my cars. I've been tied to stamps in books in the past and generally found I was spending a lot for very little. I did the big spend at Auto Art prior to the auction thinking if the car had a thorough going over by an expert (including the IMS) prior to auction, potential buyers wouldn't have much to worry about when bidding. The car feels great now, but to be honest the car felt great prior to it going in. The old IMS is sitting on my desk next to me and it feels like a new bearing. For what it's worth this is what I know about the history prior to my ownership: - Sold new by Porsche Melbourne - First service (Annual Service/Safety Check) November 1999 Porsche Centre Willoughby NSW - Traded back to Porsche Centre Melbourne who sold the car to its second owner as a Porsche approved used car - Serviced by PCM in 2003, listed as general service (no detailed records, as records purged after 10yrs) - PCM fitted a new pair of factory catalytic converters in 2012 and programmed a new key fob - Sold to a forum member in Tasmania in approx Jan 2014, they then moved to QLD - Bought by me in 01/03/2016 with 89,276kms on odometer As for the mods, I get the whole original thing, guess it depends if someone's looking for a car to park in a garage or a car to carve up their favourite twisty's. I have an Alfa 147 GTA and that thing literally needs everything modified before you'd even think about driving it properly.
  10. Yeah, surprised it didn’t reach reserve, thought it was pretty reasonable, I set it 10k less than a preeminent Porsche mechanic in Melbs thought the car was worth. He was adamant I should keep it and that I’d struggle to find another one like it, so maybe this is a sign. Either way a re think’s in order… and have to say I’m pretty happy I get to enjoy it over the holidays!
  11. Please excuse the double up post (with extras) but just in case anyone’s missed the post on the 996 marketplace thread: I need to free up funds for a pending house build and have decided to give Collecting Cars a go selling my C2 manual coupe 996. Reserve is in the mid 60’s. - Yes the IMS has been done - No it doesn’t have full log book history prior to my ownership - Yes I’ve recently spent about 9.5k (inc. IMS bearing) on big ticket items at Auto Art. I’m confident they’ll vouch it’s a well sorted example. - Yes the bumpers have been resprayed! - Yes it drives beautifully and sounds great with the Cargraphic exhaust and ‘orange cap’ mod to the intake with BMC panel filter (original intake parts, inc new OEM filter and exhaust with sale) https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1999-porsche-911-996-carrera-5 I’ll add that having owned (and some of my friends might say obsessively) cared for the car for almost six years now, I can confidently say that someone is going to get a very well sorted 996. Assuming regular oils changes and consumables like brakes and tyres ‘Bluey’ should give the new owner many years of enjoyable trouble-free motoring. I’ve been known to be next level pedantic having previously restored classic Italian and French cars, one a concourse winner. The concourse days are over, but I’m still obsessive about ensuring my cars look and go as well (or better) than the original designers intended. Bluey looks sensational in the Ocean Blue Metallic. She proudly wears a little road rash to the underside of the sills from spirited driving and the odd minor blemish here and there, none of which detract from her overall straight, clean, gorgeous lines and finish. But really it’s all about the drive and I’ll share one example which I will forever cherish. On the way back from Hangar Banger I took a detour onto the great ocean road, had F n C’s at Apollo Bay and somehow got a near clear run from Apollo Bay on a clear evening, unheard of. It was one of the most sublime driving experiences I’ve ever had. Sun going down, windows and sunroof open, the lovely analogue, revvy nature of the 3.4 with the Cargraphic exhaust and sauced-up intake bouncing off the cliffs. l had the biggest grin on my face by the time I got to Torquay I had to massage my cheeks! Whoever gets it is gonna love it. I will miss her greatly.
  12. Hoping for a quick, fuss free sale. And who knows maybe I’ll get a bit more than I’m hoping! Or maybe not and I’ll end up having to keep it and not have a kitchen… I can live on takeaway… Also, personally I like the Collecting Cars platform, I’m next to a Pagani that’s currently at 900,000 pounds, hoping some of the zeros fall off onto mine.
  13. At the risk of provoking an unleashment from the peanut gallery, I need to free up funds for a pending house build and have decided to give Collecting Cars a go selling my C2 manual coupe 996. Reserve is in the mid 60’s. - Yes the IMS has been done - No it doesn’t have full log book history prior to my ownership - Yes I’ve recently spent about 9.5k (inc. IMS bearing) on big ticket items at Auto Art. I’m confident they’ll vouch it’s a well sorted example. - Yes the bumpers have been resprayed! - Yes it drives beautifully and sounds great with the Cargraphic exhaust and ‘orange cap’ mod to the intake with BMC panel filter (original intake parts, inc new OEM filter and exhaust with sale) https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1999-porsche-911-996-carrera-5
  14. ‘No hardtop’, adjust bid accordingly. ‘Rashed wheels’ adjust bid accordingly and/or spend a few hundred dollars at a wheel repairer. ‘Resprayed bumper’, on a near 20 year old car, seriously that’s an issue? ‘They’ll want a fortune for it because of the low k’s’, um possibly, possibly not, guess it depends on your definition of ‘fortune’. ‘Collecting Cars so you never know if your bid is a buying bid!’. As far as I’m aware once the banner ‘No Reserve’ appears the reserve is met and the highest bidder wins. Seems fairly transparent to me.

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