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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: 997.1 turbo - anyone know this car? Reply with quote

I'm interested in this 997 turbo and wondered if anyone knew the car?


http://www.supervettura.com/porsche-997-turbo-grey.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ad says "deposit taken"

You you lose Loser

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

surely that's slate grey not seal?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ad says "deposit taken"

You you lose Loser

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but do you know the car? Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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surely that's slate grey not seal?


Meteor grey I think
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Embarassed No knowledge of it...

...did you buy it Dont know

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry Embarassed No knowledge of it...

...did you buy it Dont know

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well - deposit put down, inspection done, work already done to the car - I just wanted to know if anyone knew it?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took that car for a test drive last March before settling on a different car. There were a few little bits that needed seeing to and I believe that Northway got the job of putting it right. There was an issue with the carbon strip that runs along the bottom of the windscreen, it had warped (they all do) and the previous owner had decided to remove it, leaving an unsightly mess of adhesive on the leather where the carbon had been. I would imagine that has been put right by now, probably at great cost! The TPMS was showing a fault, possibly just dead batteries. I found that the brakes were very grabby, with a tendency to lock the inner front wheel, but they worked well and that may well just be a characteristic of the PCCBs that I didn't have enough time to adjust to.

I was left in no doubt that Paul at SuperVettura was prepared to do what was necessary to rectify any issues, I found him to be a very decent guy who really knows his cars and was very pleasant to deal with. I settled on a different car at the time, but I would certainly entertain the idea of buying from SV in the future.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K888ETH wrote:
I took that car for a test drive last March before settling on a different car. There were a few little bits that needed seeing to and I believe that Northway got the job of putting it right. There was an issue with the carbon strip that runs along the bottom of the windscreen, it had warped (they all do) and the previous owner had decided to remove it, leaving an unsightly mess of adhesive on the leather where the carbon had been. I would imagine that has been put right by now, probably at great cost! The TPMS was showing a fault, possibly just dead batteries. I found brakes were very grabby, with a tendency to lock the inner front wheel, but they worked well and that may well just be a characteristic of the PCCBs that I didn't have enough time to adjust to.

I was left in no doubt that Paul at SuperVettura was prepared to do what was necessary to rectify any issues, I found him to be a very decent guy who really knows his cars and was very pleasant to deal with. I settled on a different car at the time, but I would certainly entertain the idea of buying from SV in the future.


Thanks for the info - I actually know Ray at Northway so I'll contact him for more details!

The car has recently had:

Full service to manufacturing specification
Removal of engine and gearbox to address a small leak from the gearbox gasket.
Fitted New Air Conditioning compressor
Fitted new exhaust gas temperature sensor
Fitted new front radiator and associated water hoses
Fitted New battery
Replace TPM Sensors
4 new MPSs
PCCB known wear

I'll ask about the carbon strip!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome Thumb

I guess Northway's inspection uncovered a few bits and pieces, but it looked and felt like a good car based on the test drive.

The carbon strip was purely a cosmetic issue, but it did detract from an otherwise nice interior with the yellow details and carbon bits everywhere.

It was priced a little high for the year/miles when I was looking, but I'm sure there was a deal to be done and the price has since dropped.

I hope that you're happy with the car when you see it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Nice Reply with quote

Nice car
Love the spec
Pccb
carbon trim
color
sports seat
yellow dials
yellow stitching

The millage is a bit high and Tip

But the price shows that I think.

47k is what it think its worth.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Nice Reply with quote

tgdesign wrote:
Nice car
Love the spec
Pccb
carbon trim
color
sports seat
yellow dials
yellow stitching

The millage is a bit high and Tip

But the price shows that I think.

47k is what it think its worth.


thanks

It's a daily driver...I don't worry about miles or residuals. And tip is what I want as it's a daily hence in traffic a lot.

I did have a pause for thought about the PCCBs and the cost to replace, but if they wear out at 180k I'll replace with steels, or replace with steel and keep the ceramics in a box for any resale!

I'm also told by a Bentley GT specialist not to worry about and spider cracks in the discs ....but I hope that's not something I ever have to worry about!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks simply stunning thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a car with very similar spec Slate Grey inc. PCCB and at 46k miles there is no discernible wear on the discs at all. I have tyres supplied by Oponeo sent to my local OPC for fitting as they take real care not to cause any damage. I’m just not confident that a generic tyre and exhaust place would understand how delicate / expensive the discs are. Another benefit of PCCB is the lack of brake dust or corrosion so wheels stay clean longer and on my 10 year old car the alloys still look as good as new.

I love the tiptronic and feel it really suits the car’s character, good luck with the new car!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adewatson wrote:
I have a car with very similar spec Slate Grey inc. PCCB and at 46k miles there is no discernible wear on the discs at all. I have tyres supplied by Oponeo sent to my local OPC for fitting as they take real care not to cause any damage. I’m just not confident that a generic tyre and exhaust place would understand how delicate / expensive the discs are. Another benefit of PCCB is the lack of brake dust or corrosion so wheels stay clean longer and on my 10 year old car the alloys still look as good as new.

I love the tiptronic and feel it really suits the car’s character, good luck with the new car!


thanks! I'll heed that advice re tyre fitters Very Happy

I'm told that PCCBs the fronts start at 35mm and these are now at 34.6 and the rears start at 29mm and these are on 27.7mm after 64k miles road use.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eatapeach wrote:
adewatson wrote:
I have a car with very similar spec Slate Grey inc. PCCB and at 46k miles there is no discernible wear on the discs at all. I have tyres supplied by Oponeo sent to my local OPC for fitting as they take real care not to cause any damage. I’m just not confident that a generic tyre and exhaust place would understand how delicate / expensive the discs are. Another benefit of PCCB is the lack of brake dust or corrosion so wheels stay clean longer and on my 10 year old car the alloys still look as good as new.

I love the tiptronic and feel it really suits the car’s character, good luck with the new car!


thanks! I'll heed that advice re tyre fitters Very Happy

I'm told that PCCBs the fronts start at 35mm and these are now at 34.6 and the rears start at 29mm and these are on 27.7mm after 64k miles road use.

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As long as you don’t track it the discs will last for years to come. They are my favourite thing on both my Porsches.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eatapeach wrote:


I'm told that PCCBs the fronts start at 35mm and these are now at 34.6 and the rears start at 29mm and these are on 27.7mm after 64k miles road use.


Yeah, I worried about the PCCB before I bought mine and spent a fair amount of time doing research on them and was surprised how little solid information there is on them regarding wear limits etc. The OPCs seems to know very little and the standard response from them was they will last 150K etc..... and they admitted that they have never replaced any....... at the price they charge for them I am not surprised!

Some people say you can check wear by measuring (as you have) which makes sense to me, others say that will tell you nothing and the only way you can check them properly is to weigh them.

From my understanding, the most important thing is that they are smooth and are not de-laminating. I am not sure if they changed the discs between early and late 997s but mine do have wear indicators on them (3 circles on each disc face) made out of slightly softer material. These should be flat with the rest of the disc (do not worry about slight colour differences).

Pads are expensive, I just had a front set fitted by my OPC at £630 and need to be replaced at 30% remaining (approx 3mm), earlier if you are tracking them.

If the worst happened to the discs you can get them refurbished for approx £1000 per disc (inc shipping) and they will be as good as new....

http://www.rebrake.de/portfolio/porsche/?lang=en

As I understand it their work is great, communication and turnaround times not so much..... is the way I will go if I need to.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah, I worried about the PCCB before I bought

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From my understanding, the most important thing is that they are smooth and are not de-laminating. I am not sure if they changed the discs between early and late 997s but mine do have wear indicators on them (3 circles on each disc face) made out of slightly softer material.

Pads are expensive, I just had a front set fitted by my OPC at £630 and need to be replaced at 30% remaining (approx 3mm), earlier if you are tracking them.

If the worst happened to the discs you can get them refurbished for approx £1000 per disc (inc shipping) and they will be as good as new....

http://www.rebrake.de/portfolio/porsche/?lang=en

As I understand it their work is great, communication and turnaround times not so much..... is the way I will go if I need to.

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that's great advice- thanks! the refurb info especially is interesting and gradually this info debunks the "don't touch them with a barge pole" myth.

I'll check if these have the wear indicators

There are lots of options if anything happens - like as usual if you follow all the 'advice' on forums you'd never buy anything!

Grateful for the advice - cheers!




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