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    Troubleshooter reacted to Redracn in 911 not going electric   
    Problem is that with current policy there is no capacity to scale up. We already lack adequate supply reserve in the grid. If an average house uses 14KWh/day then one 350kW charger is equivalent to 600 houses so a 10 stand charge station is 6,000 houses. This will require its own substation and new poles and wires right back to the (distributed) generation sources. Now let's put in 10,000 of these fast chargers around the country that's the same as 6,000,000 homes.
    Moving the automotive fleet from Oil to Electric won't happen anytime soon and will be shockingly (pun intended) expensive. As far as electricity prices go you haven't seen anything yet so grab the popcorn. 
    The virtue signallers will be able to strut their stuff for a long time yet.
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    Troubleshooter reacted to Airhead in 911 not going electric   
    So I pull into a charge station for my 15 minute charge. Unfortunately its really busy on the road today and there are many other travelers to Sydney today so all of the 10 - 15 charging points are being used. And there is a queue of 4-6 cars lined up at each one of them. Now I'm not so good at math but that means I have to wait an awful long time till its my turn doesn't it?
    And then some snotty 12 year old unplugs my car while its charging as I'm inside the facility having a meal, a shower, watching a movie or whatever else I'm supposed to do while I wait.
    I just can't see it working.
    Maybe I should open a brothel at one of these places.
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    Troubleshooter reacted to LeeM in 911 not going electric   
    Government funding ay? 
    It's bound to implode then 😁
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    Troubleshooter reacted to wilson59 in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    They are great bikes . I have had a 996 SP and a 998 R beautiful bikes .
     
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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from Dave986 in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Put my low klm 916 SP3 on bike sales this arvo at a decent price and had a very serious collector call me 10 min later. He's trying to get away to fly in tomorrow. Thanks ScoMo
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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from KG in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Put my low klm 916 SP3 on bike sales this arvo at a decent price and had a very serious collector call me 10 min later. He's trying to get away to fly in tomorrow. Thanks ScoMo
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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from KG in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    It is, thanks mate. Long decision to sell and I waited for years to find the SP3 and a few of the others but I just don't have the time to do most of my bikes justice, so time for someone else to enjoy them.
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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from Dave986 in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Good of you Kale, to grant Jay a selfie with you👍
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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from wilson59 in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Put my low klm 916 SP3 on bike sales this arvo at a decent price and had a very serious collector call me 10 min later. He's trying to get away to fly in tomorrow. Thanks ScoMo
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    Troubleshooter reacted to Zelrik911 in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Went to a house auction yesterday. There was a big crowd and the house sold way above expectations for ~ $4m.
    The feeling around was like pre-downturn days. I think a family bought it (not the 'investor') , so we may be getting back to normal soon? 
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    Troubleshooter reacted to TwoHeadsTas in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Good job ScoMo.  P car price expectations back to normality now I wonder???
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    Troubleshooter reacted to Raven in 911 not going electric   
    I am certain Elon Musk ,Al Gore ,Bill Shorten and ever other Wanker with some Eco agenda will save us all from our wicked ways ..............
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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from Dave986 in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Need to know a few things - How much deposit paid? What do you have in writing re deposit and terms of sale? Who actually owns the car ie name it was purchased in? Who's name was the car finance in, his, hers or a company etc?
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    Troubleshooter reacted to JLD in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    He'd be the sort of bloke who tells strangers he owns a few Porsches
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    Troubleshooter reacted to PDean in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Cheers. I think after 9yrs driving a Triton I'll be Captain Slow on an SMT until I get accustomed to it.
    Showed my soon to be 2yr boy last night and he didn't want to get out, threw a tantrum 😂😂 
    Can even pronounce Porsche correctly 👍
    Now for the baby seat 😎
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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from firstone in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Well done mate, sometimes if you're half in and not much chance of money back, regardless of fault, you just have to make the calculated decision and plough on ahead or take a walk. It'll work out ok, you've paid your $$$ and you own the car. Hope she's a beaut for you and see you on an SMT sometime.
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    Troubleshooter reacted to PDean in Difficult seller or buyer   
    I doubt he's bankrupt, but maybe after his divorce is done😂
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    Troubleshooter reacted to PDean in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Ok gents, update.
    After getting the wobblys about all the ex stuff and seeking advice from far and wide and sleeping on it. The result is this
    Got clearance from bank with certificate, and for my own piece of mind did another search online as if I was any other buyer and all clear. Feeling better now.
    Spoke with seller again in the morning, all good and very understanding of my situation with ex chasing after me down the street. Work out the details to finalise sale.
    Rang boss, told him I got a call from daycare centre, my boys sick gotta go😂
    Excitement building!
    Deal closed and done today, hooray!
    Drove home via my brothers for him to check it out smiling like a Cheshire cat😆
    Finally my 1st Porsche! 
    A big thanks to my bro and other gents in the chinese whispers chain that lead to purchase. 
    Happy ending after all, well apart from my Mrs. 😂😂
     
    Told her tonight, not the price tho. Followed by argument. Well I spoke calmly, called her a dream squasher and that was that. She'll get over it or move on😂
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    Troubleshooter reacted to itsujack in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Yep, I just think you need to be super clear up front.
    In all my cases when I have been the buyer the deposit is a "Holding Deposit, Fully Refundable if upon inspection the buyer is not happy to proceed with sale". I only have experience with deposits for interstate sales. The deposit secures the vehicle for a period of time sufficient for you to jump on a plane, hire a car/cab and inspect with your own eyes. With this commitment of flying interstate the buyer has every intention of proceeding unless there are surprises on inspection. For me it's usually no more than a couple of days and ensures that the car is not sold to someone else whilst in a taxi on the way to the sellers house. Ask me how I learnt this little lesson...
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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from hugh in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Would look nice in your garage cozied up next to the blue boy Hugh!
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    Troubleshooter reacted to Harold996tt in Instant Love- The Fitzy Mobile   
    Again showing the absolute importance of the network, besides @James P and the legend @hugh helping me out fully with the confidence to buy the car sight unseen, I needed to find a place where I could stay and not only park the car safely (think gated system, no humps and a way for the tow truck to pick the car up for delivery back to Perth). 
    That's where Scott Sterling and Erwin Tan helped to find me a place that was absolutely perfect. When I say helped, it's an understatement, they reached out to the network, ended up contacting the manager of the location and even went down to the premises to ensure that the car would clear. Photos were even taken and sent to me. I mean can you get better than this Porsche crowd.... No way. 
    Here's a picture of my first ever drive in the car from Dutton back to my residence, following Erwin who made sure he guided me through a route with the least amount of humps to hit the front bumper.... Again insane support from this mad crowd of friends for life. 
    The photo is courtesy of Steen Edmonds- thsnks so much mate. I love it. 
    So.... How does the car drive.... Starting it is a different experience for someone that has never driven a hot 911 (the hottest I ever had was the 997.1 RS). From cold it doesn't like to wake up. It usually takes around four or five goes of the ignition to prime it up before she finally coughs to life.
    Once up she goes through her warm up with a lumpy idle that signifies she's had a bit more work done to the engine since her days as a Nations Cup car it's time to get on the gas. Almost feels like she has some hot cams in her (need to find out what's inside the belly yet). Ah did I mention that lumpy idle that let's people know she isn't a regular GT3 with stickers already?
    The clutch is one of those on off switches. Revs up and dump the clutch. No riding of the clutch is possible either forwards.... Or in reverse. Makes for scary times in a car park, but since when was she supposed to be in a regular car park??
    Getting on the throttle you remember she was made for racing. Part throttle is like asking a hooker to go to church (no offence to hookers). The Fitzy Mobile just jerks and stutters. But get on the gas and all is good in the world. Little to no sound proofing reminds you that the engine is in the rear and the seating position with the perfectly placed wheel makes for razor sharp turns. This car winds sensory overload into a whole new universe. My sister videoed the first few seconds of the drive and she was hugely entertained reminding me I have no idea how to drive the Fitzy Mobile as I began to learn the foibles of the beast. She practically laughed the whole way back!!! 

    VID-20190513-WA0002.mp4
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    Troubleshooter reacted to mhh in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    We didn’t get far up. The road was closed. We had better luck on Oberalp. The conditions didn’t slow me as much as the dashboard clutching going on next to me. 😁
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    Troubleshooter reacted to mhh in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Sustenpass in Switzerland with the missus on our way from Lucerne to Milan today.

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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from donR in New Cayman 718 Purchase in Sydney   
    Red stitching, alacantra, involving wheel,  and the sporty grills over the air ducts, there's a lot to like there Don

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    Troubleshooter got a reaction from Tips in What did you do to your Porsche today ???   
    This is where it looks so good, the correct amount of black in all the right places, not like the later WC ints where they just open the door and chuck a bucket of red paint over everything. I had a 993TT Black with Boxster red int and it had the black in pretty much the exact same places as your SC. 

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