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35 minutes ago, Nugget said:

Spoke to the seller, he said it hasn't been serviced since 2015. When it was in for the service (at TD automotive), the mechanic checked the IMS bearing and said it was fine.

I believe the most common check is by cutting the oil filter and/or analysing the oil looking for metal shavings. 

You need to do regular oil changes and compare to previous in order to catch a bearing in the act of self destructing.

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1 hour ago, Nugget said:

I've been looking for a C2 manual for about 18 months & I can't recall seeing this one before.

Spoke to the seller, he said it hasn't been serviced since 2015. When it was in for the service (at TD automotive), the mechanic checked the IMS bearing and said it was fine.

Wondering how you would check a sealed bearing.

Are there any give-away signs that it has been tracked? Beside a fire extinguisher.

 

I spoke to him too. Apparently last owner was a Porsche mechanic who installed the extinguisher and s badges. So assume it’s seen a track day or two, not that that’s a bad thing. Probably was better serviced with the last owner than the current

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1 hour ago, Gas said:

I spoke to him too. Apparently last owner was a Porsche mechanic who installed the extinguisher and s badges. So assume it’s seen a track day or two, not that that’s a bad thing. Probably was better serviced with the last owner than the current

Seller told me the previous owner was an aircraft engineer.

I wouldn't buy a car if it had been tracked because the drive train is going to cop too much abuse.

Thanks for replies, but I think its overpriced and there's something not right with it.

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3 minutes ago, LeeM said:

See previous page mate.

Doh, must have missed that, bit behind the times aren't I.....

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15 hours ago, Nugget said:

Seller told me the previous owner was an aircraft engineer.

I wouldn't buy a car if it had been tracked because the drive train is going to cop too much abuse.

Thanks for replies, but I think its overpriced and there's something not right with it.

I stand corrected. He did say aircraft engineer. 

With regards to track days, I think the odd track day is not an issue. We’re talking about sports cars aren’t we?

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18 hours ago, TwoHeadsTas said:

Doh, must have missed that, bit behind the times aren't I.....

Well, you are from Tassie ??

22 hours ago, Nugget said:

I've been looking for a C2 manual for about 18 months & I can't recall seeing this one before.

Spoke to the seller, he said it hasn't been serviced since 2015. When it was in for the service (at TD automotive), the mechanic checked the IMS bearing and said it was fine.

Wondering how you would check a sealed bearing.

Are there any give-away signs that it has been tracked? Beside a fire extinguisher.

 

No service since 2105...wow. $40k would be a reasonable price.

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22 hours ago, Gas said:

I stand corrected. He did say aircraft engineer. 

With regards to track days, I think the odd track day is not an issue. We’re talking about sports cars aren’t we?

I would rather a buy a car which has seen some track, but with a decent history. Generally people who take their cars on track regularly maintain their cars and have increased their service intervals. Would rather know a car has been driven around enthusiastically with multiple oil changes in a year than one which has been doing shopping runs and hasn't been serviced for almost 2 years. You'll also probably end up with a few extra goodies and spares if you got a car which had been tracked more regularly.

 

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You also have to factor in that any previous owners don't necessarily disclose that they have or have not been to the track. These cars are often 3rd, or 4th owner. How can you be sure any car has never been tracked. Get a good PPI and get the best condition car that fits your budget ;) 

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I see Lorbek have just got one in tip high km’s $39990 looks in fair condition 

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On 8/28/2018 at 9:17 PM, MARTY said:

I see Lorbek have just got one in tip high km’s $39990 looks in fair condition 

Yes that Cab has been sitting at Lorbek's yard for quite a while at a higher price. Saw it through the fence a couple of months ago.

Tons of 996 Cabs for sale on CS - I bet most of the sellers were hoping they will bring the same price as coupes.

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4 minutes ago, Zelrik911 said:

Yes that Cab has been sitting at Lorbek's yard for quite a while at a higher price. Saw it through the fence a couple of months ago.

Tons of 996 Cabs for sale on CS - I bet most of the sellers were hoping they will bring the same price as coupes.

The one at lorbeks is a coupe just in this week.

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3 hours ago, MARTY said:

The one at lorbeks is a coupe just in this week.

OK yes, now I see the 04 coupe. So he presently has 3 996's on the lot. 

But its the high K.tip cab that he's now asking $40K for,  the other 2 are priced at $70 & $80K which is probably 997 money for the moment.

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I’m not saying don’t buy a car from Lorbeks, just make sure you get a very independent thorough inspection done before buying...

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16 hours ago, JLD said:

I’m not saying don’t buy a car from Lorbeks, just make sure you get a very independent thorough inspection done before buying...

I agree with everything @JLD said, except the first part...I would say that.

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Could anyone here recommend a reputable mob for a PPI in the Southern Sydney area? Specifically around Botany?

thanks

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21 minutes ago, DT said:

What's wrong with this one? If the reserves not far from the starting price (think I remember it being listed on CS for 46k?), seems like a relative bargain, particularly given a lot of new expensive things have been done:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Porsche-911-/202425507799?oid=202416757197

Shows listing has ended.  Sold??

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Link worked for me. I have been talking to the guy for a week now - nice bloke.  If you want details happy to share, just hit me up.

Separately, Is there anyone here in WA that might be able to view a car for me?

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On 9/10/2018 at 12:36 PM, DT said:

Apologies: this is the silver 996 I was referring to, for $32K - NOT the "kareela" one 

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/northmead/cars-vans-utes/1998-porsche-911-coupe-auto-brilliant-condition/1195650872

Good example to watch to see if the tag of "WOVR" will linger!

( Written-off Vehicle Notification:Refer to Jurisdiction, QLD, 30 Mar 2012, Jurisdiction, QLD, 26 Oct 2011, Repairable Write-off) Maybe it went for a swim?

Was sold in 2015 in a Grays auction for about $25K

Edited by Zelrik911
Has the wrong silver car

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