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alex yates
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2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alex for you assistance on the process.

A few things to be fixed:

- A couple of bumper scratches (was thinking of using mobile repair paint other than full respray)
- Machine polish
- Repaint of the bolster on the driver seat
- Treatment of the headlights to bring the shine back - especially the top which is starting to get yellowish
- Thinking of replacing the bonnet badge to a new one as it is starting to lose some of the colour (Still looks good though)
- license plate holder broke when changing the plate so will ebay one

These should bring the exterior back to showroom condition

In relation to the mechanical/interior:

- Alarm goes off randomly so it is booked to be looked at on Friday. Machine at the specialist showed something with the door lock, more investigation required. The lock on the controller is also not great so may be linked. thoughts?
- Gearbox: Don't know if it is the lack of practice on manuals in the last few months but I have scratched a gear or two since delivery (drove about 100 miles since). Any ideas?
- Upon turning the car on when cold, there is a small light that blinks near the 120 temperature gauge, temperature stays when warm just over the middle so looks ok. Ideas? It always goes off after switching the car off and on again.
- My friend had a gps installed on the lower end of the dash, but I wanted to keep the car original so may remove and buy the standard parts
- A bit of a knock sometimes appears on the front, so worth re-visiting, know some work has been done on the suspension in the last 12 months


The car is very well looked after, drives like a beauty, hard to believe it is coming 20 years old. I want to keep as my pride and joy and it will be a collectible for me so want to have it spot on.

I have a trickle charger that I bought for a previous Boxster but sold the car before using, so may be put to use for this one.

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alex yates
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Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The temperature warning light works like this:

"Four functions of the coolant warning light:

1. Engine coolant level too low -- light flashes slowly (0.5 Hz)

2. Engine compartment temperature too high -- light flashes slowly (0.5 Hz) (engine compartment blower might be faulty)

3. Engine coolant temperature too high -- light is lit; pointer on the right

4. Temperature sensor at water outlet faulty -- light flashes rapidly (1 Hz) ; pointer on the right

Note: The temperature warning in point three is indicated if the conditions "engine coolant temperature too high" and "engine coolant level too low" are present simultaneously."
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