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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Tom, yes I have indeed. Much preferred it to the 991.2 which was a total disappointment and essentially and Audi in disguise. The Cayman is now where its at for me, much more like a 911 than the new 911s (997.2/991.1 onwards - excluding GT and turbo cars).

I'm getting my turbo back on Friday after nearly 18 months without it so I'm going to see if I fall back in love with it. If not I can see myself in something similar to yours or a 997.2 turbo.

I've never done car finance before but its amazing how affordable these cars can be when you trade in/put a decent deposit on and have a balloon.

Plus, I'm not sure how much I would get for a modified turbo in the current climate, even with a very expensive brand new fully forged engine rebuild. The easiest thing if I'm not back in love with it might be to trade it in for a newer model...

Of course the leggy Boxster will be staying no matter what happens, thats genuinely the best car I've ever owned Very Happy


991.1 not like a 911 Surprised nooo Full circle for me from where I used to be, but its the best of them! Its good everyone's tastes are different though Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Tom! food food food food food food food food food food
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We really do need a meet up soon. Been so busy with work I’ve hardly done any car things recently. Silverstone sent me a video of the car. Getting really excited now!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I collected my car two weeks ago to the day. I have been so busy I have not had time to post the mandatory photos. It really is everything I wanted it to be, even if it is misfiring in cylinders 5 and 6! Heres a few photos from the day.















Unfortunately I have learned the hard way just how soft Porsche paint is! I achieved 3 stone chips in the 20 mile drive home after collecting it Mad I was driving it carefully too! It is currently having the chips touched in and full PPF fitted.

So far I have covered around 300 miles. Whilst the dealer told me there is no need to run it in, I will be running it in properly! I am keeping engine load to a minimum and keeping revs down to 3.5k RPM. After the 500 mile mark I will increase revs to 4.5k. After 750 miles I will start to increase load and raise the revs a step at a time. At 1,500 miles I will test the launch control Grin

How long before the tuning starts Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car!

Out of curiosity, what is the view on servicing a new car... are you going to do a ‘running in’ service, at least an early oil and filter change, even though not required by the book?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely spec, great looking car Smile
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Very nice, you’ve confirmed those alloys are the ones for me with the PCCB Thumb can you confirm which they are? Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom,

We did 1000 miles run in and i was on full chat after 500 miles. Changed the oil and filter at that point (it did need it and worth doing). Then tuned it straight away. Now at 4800 miles most of which has been track work.

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Very nice, you’ve confirmed those alloys are the ones for me with the PCCB Thumb can you confirm which they are? Dont know


They are the '20-inch Carrera S wheels' I am fairly sure these were what you get on the GTS, they were my preference any way.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tom,

We did 1000 miles run in and i was on full chat after 500 miles. Changed the oil and filter at that point (it did need it and worth doing). Then tuned it straight away. Now at 4800 miles most of which has been track work.

Ken


Thanks Ken. Appreciate your advice as always. I will continue with my steady running in program as it can do no harm. This car is a huge expense for me and I want to take good care of it. I will deffo get the oil and filter changed at the 1,000 mile point as you suggest.
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Great looking car!

Out of curiosity, what is the view on servicing a new car... are you going to do a ‘running in’ service, at least an early oil and filter change, even though not required by the book?


Yes I will 100% get the oil changed. It would be an easy DIY but I guess I should take it to either 9e or Fearnsport so I have some paperwork to back it up.
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Congrats, looks awesome Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beautifully specified GTS - nicest 718 I've seen - you're not considering sending a brand new 718 GTS for tuning are you? Bonkers Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful; love Carmine Red and those buckets Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMI A wrote:
What a beautifully specified GTS - nicest 718 I've seen - you're not considering sending a brand new 718 GTS for tuning are you? Bonkers Grin


Imi are you suggesting I should DIY the mods Question
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911tom wrote:
996ttalot wrote:
Tom,

We did 1000 miles run in and i was on full chat after 500 miles. Changed the oil and filter at that point (it did need it and worth doing). Then tuned it straight away. Now at 4800 miles most of which has been track work.

Ken


Thanks Ken. Appreciate your advice as always. I will continue with my steady running in program as it can do no harm. This car is a huge expense for me and I want to take good care of it. I will deffo get the oil and filter changed at the 1,000 mile point as you suggest.


I would follow Kens advice to the letter and use it full chat after 500 miles. I have done this with every new car that I have bought and none have used any oil inbetween servicing.

My view is that the increased pressure of high revs/throttle openings helps to bed the rings in.

Beautiful car by the way.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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911tom wrote:
996ttalot wrote:
Tom,

We did 1000 miles run in and i was on full chat after 500 miles. Changed the oil and filter at that point (it did need it and worth doing). Then tuned it straight away. Now at 4800 miles most of which has been track work.

Ken


Thanks Ken. Appreciate your advice as always. I will continue with my steady running in program as it can do no harm. This car is a huge expense for me and I want to take good care of it. I will deffo get the oil and filter changed at the 1,000 mile point as you suggest.


I would follow Kens advice to the letter and use it full chat after 500 miles. I have done this with every new car that I have bought and none have used any oil inbetween servicing.

My view is that the increased pressure of high revs/throttle openings helps to bed the rings in.

Beautiful car by the way.

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Oh okay. I was of the assumption that by going OTT with the running in I would only be benefitting the car. Are you thinking I could do more harm than good?

Thank you I am so pleased with it. Hopefully I should be collecting it tomorrow from having PPF fitted.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911tom wrote:
IMI A wrote:
What a beautifully specified GTS - nicest 718 I've seen - you're not considering sending a brand new 718 GTS for tuning are you? Bonkers Grin


Imi are you suggesting I should DIY the mods Question


Sorry you completely lost me I'm asking whether you're prepared to tune a brand new car under manufacturers warranty?

Whether you tune DIY or go to an Indy completely up to you. You obviously have your old chum Rick at hand for tuning. Next year I defo plan to see Rick at his rolling road.
 
  
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