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6appeal
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very Max Power indeed. Not my cup of tea I'm afraid.


Ha! indeed, they are a bit. Its funny how certain things suit different 911's... before i bought one, never really noticed, but things like Miami Blue & Lava Orange, suits the more top-trumps end of the 911 spectrum like a turbo or GT3 more than a mere Carrera.

Would be intrigued to see colour matched sapphire blue on the tyre walls Wink

Whilst i've been a Michelin fan in the past, and always has PS2's etc on my RS6, the P Zero has definitely developed, and have been very happy with the N2 performance on the 991.2 in grip through Autumn, Winter & Spring and also its durability. Have new rears booked for the end of the month. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was nice to see the updated Apple Car Play appear on the PCM this week, the shortcuts down the right hand side a welcome addition.

Treated the car to a fresh detail and wax this week with the sun finally shining.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

p-zero's N2's? I keep looking but cannot find these anywhere unless i'm doing something stupid. I called Porsche Reading for replacement pzero's for my 991.1 C2S and they told me to go for N0's as they had the 245 fronts and 295 rears in big quantities.

I asked about the N1's in 245 fronts and 305 rears (N1 doesn't seem to be available in 295) and they said they didn't have many of those tyres so were probably being superseded and teh N0 woudl be a better bet. Didn't make any sense to me.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry! Typo. N1's... I struggled to find also, so have gone direct to Pirelli Performance Centre. Like a posh tyre spa!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. So i'm clear i should go N1's over N0's even if it means moving from 295 rears to 305 rears?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greendale wrote:
p-zero's N2's? I keep looking but cannot find these anywhere unless i'm doing something stupid. I called Porsche Reading for replacement pzero's for my 991.1 C2S and they told me to go for N0's as they had the 245 fronts and 295 rears in big quantities.

I asked about the N1's in 245 fronts and 305 rears (N1 doesn't seem to be available in 295) and they said they didn't have many of those tyres so were probably being superseded and teh N0 woudl be a better bet. Didn't make any sense to me.


This seems back to front to me on several levels.

Firstly my 991.1 has always been on 305 rears... it was supplied with N0's in that size and now has N1's. The Good to know app confirms that as the size for summer tyres for my C4s (mine is a June 2014 MY15 car).

I needed a new set recently and my understanding from the research I'd did was that the N1 has superseded the N0. My OPC recommended N1's with 305 rears.

I certainly think mine rides better since I swapped, but then new tyres are always more compliant than old ones! Plus the rim protection is much bigger on the N1 than the N0 which is a big plus.

A mate got his 991.2 C2S in Nov and that came on N1's also in 305 so I would say N0's are old stock...

Not sure where the 295 figure comes from at all?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Mine's a 2012 C2S and it seems 295 were standard at the time. From what i can tell there's no issue going to 305's. Just seemed really strange that the OPC tried to suggest the N0 would be a better move and it wasn't an older tyre.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greendale wrote:
Thanks. Mine's a 2012 C2S and it seems 295 were standard at the time. From what i can tell there's no issue going to 305's. Just seemed really strange that the OPC tried to suggest the N0 would be a better move and it wasn't an older tyre.


My 2013 C2S has 295s on the rear as well. I think it did depend on alloy wheel choice whether they were 295 or 305, from memory from what I saw on the configurator before 991.2 came out the Sport Techno had 305 where as the Carrera S and Carrera Classic had 295.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scoot wrote:
Greendale wrote:
Thanks. Mine's a 2012 C2S and it seems 295 were standard at the time. From what i can tell there's no issue going to 305's. Just seemed really strange that the OPC tried to suggest the N0 would be a better move and it wasn't an older tyre.


My 2013 C2S has 295s on the rear as well. I think it did depend on alloy wheel choice whether they were 295 or 305, from memory from what I saw on the configurator before 991.2 came out the Sport Techno had 305 where as the Carrera S and Carrera Classic had 295.


Mine is on 20" Carrera Classics... Question

Just double checked as I had photos of mine when it needed its first new set. Mine was supplied on 305 rears - 991.1 C4s June 2014. Cant recommend the N1's enough over the N0's of the same size.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Approaching 7 months ownership and a little over 14,000 miles, time for some new boutique rubber...

Rear tyres were a little over 3mm. If i pushed the boundaries i could have got another thousand or so miles out of them, possibly up to 16,000 miles, but happy with the circa 15k they've done and also happy that they are wearing nice and evenly across the width of both tyres. Comparing side by side, good to see the new tyre depths ready for our British Summertime rain Wink

First time that i've visited a Pirelli Performance Centre... glad I did, the tech that they have there and the attention to detail is awesome. Well worth the trip and the service was another level. Not a tyre lever in sight, the machines change the tyres and no equipment comes into contact with any of the alloys except for the centre mounting point, so no chance of any accidental scratches. Also they are meticulously clean and all previous balancing weight adhesive cleaned off etc. Alloys looked as crisp and good as new.

They checked every square millimetre of tyres, alloys and geometry etc. both new for the rears and an inclusive detailed check of the fronts. Fronts still have 5 or 6mm on them, thats incredible for a performance car (I must try harder lol), so look like they are going to be good for over 30,000 miles so I expect that at the end of this year / early next, about the 30k mark i will be replacing both fronts and rears at same time as reckon i'll be about 16k on these rears.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daily driver 20 months in... 35,000 miles under her belt.

Epic performance through all the seasons, no issue with the snow and icy conditions. It's been faultless, literally... have had absolutely no problems whatsoever, no dealer repairs or complaints, squeaks or rattles. Purely the windscreen from a unfortunate stone chip over a year ago.

Running costs to date:
10,000 mile oil change £315
20,000 mile service £485
Porsche replaced windscreen £100
Tax disc £220
30,000 mile oil change £315
@33,000 miles first set of front tyres, 2nd set of rears £1,000 (can't believe that original fronts lasted 33,000 miles!!! benefit of a light car)

Totals approaching 2yrs of a 991.2:
£1,600 of rubber
£1,115 of servicing (£630 of my own choice of oil change)
£220 of tax disc
£3k insurance (business use and parked on street)

So, £6k for 2yrs of 40,000 miles of glorious 911 grins. Fuel is working out about 28mpg, but i get a fuel card with work, so i purely pay tax on that... circa 3,200 litres of fuel in two years would be £4k of fuel so circa £1,600 tax paid on that.

Bargain!!! the man maths is working out so far... the residuals at 80,000 miles will be interesting if i keep to 4yrs Very Happy

The only thing i'd replace this with, is another new 911. I'd possibly go for a targa next, if they did in a 2wd car, but don't personally fancy a 4wd 911. Possibly get the glass roof next time, is the only thing i could thin of that may want different... i'd be happy with exact same spec again, all the options have worked out awesome. Such a practical car... daughter now 6yrs old and loves it. Trips to the DIY shop and the local tip always with ease.

I'm so glad that i went for the base Carrera 2, it's frickin awesome!!!
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome to see a 911 being used like this. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoke too soon... overheated, recovered and at the dealership for diagnostic...

I assume thermostat or water pump, given it was only a simple motorway journey and the coolant temperature was fluctuating significantly and dash advised to pull over and allow engine to cool... coolant levels were fine.

See what happens this week. Dont know

it may be that the car was complaining it was being driven to gently Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allegedly a common 991.2 issue, 4x 911's this month at the dealer this week that have overheated from an air trap

Can't fathom what causes an air trap on a live engine
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of techs at OPCs I talked to before buying my 991.1 mentioned that there are solenoids in the cooling system that have been known to fail aparently. Warranty repair. Not seen as a big issue if not driven after the warning appears. Hope this is what you experienced.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collected the car... been drained and re-filled. Working fine. Three other 911 owners collecting their car today for sale issue. Have about 600 miles to do with work this week so will be intriguing.
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