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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: My Black 2002 996.2 C2 - Daily Driver Reply with quote

Hi all, intro post from me and my 996.2 which I picked-up last weekend from a user on here.

Car is a 2002 C2, bought on 146,500 miles but with a lot of love and attention from it's previous owners including a Hartech rebuild at 58k miles, full M030 kit at 106k miles and loads of other bits and bobs that only the true enthusiastic owner does! (Gearbox oil changes, ignition coils, 997 shortshift, wheels recently refurbed, etc)

The previous owner also fitted 997 sports seats and the car is a non-sunroofer - perfect combo for me as I'm tall.

Plan is to drive, maintain and enjoy. For the past 7 years my daily drivers have been two e39 M5s - the first I took to 213k miles, the second (which I still have) is on 170k miles and in the middle of a major bodywork refresh (new sills, respray, brake lines, etc etc).

Anyway, the 996!

When I viewed her two weeks ago:





Filling-up with fuel last Sunday having just collected:



And today giving her an oil change with a Porsche (Hengst) filter and Millers 10w50 which the previous owner very kindly supplied with the car:





Thanks to this for community for all the useful info I gleaned when I was looking for/viewing 996s and MASSIVE thanks to the previous owner Tom for a very pleasant, honest and enjoyable purchase - the car is great!

Stay tuned...

Cheers,
Rob
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to 911 ownership Rob,

Your car looks stunning when as clean as that.

Looking forward to hearing of your smiles as you pile on the miles. Very Happy
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along Rob!

Classic black on black. Lovely.
It'll be great to see you pile on the miles. A great way to do it too. Thumb
 
  
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HSC911
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Cool write up!

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Hooner
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Rob, many happy miles ahead Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice motor mate!

My personal favourite 9*6 wheels too Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice write up. Great looking car. Welcome
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along. Perfect TLC applied.

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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One month in and 1100 miles completed already - 700 of those in the past week on a trip round the UK to various parts of the family and a few days R&R in the lakes.

First part of the trip was to see my parents in Lincolnshire. My Dad has a lift in his workshop so opportunity to have a good look-see and check underneath.

Up on hoist, wheels off



Undertrays off showing nothing to worry about - all lovely and dry and rust free. A couple of removable brackets to take off and replace or recoat at some point this summer (ones under fuel tank, coil pack covers, etc)







The weather was surprisingly pleasant so part two of the roadtrip meant going up the coast into Yorkshire with a few stops along the way to see the beaches/dunes.






Then a few nights in the Lakes. Check out that sunset! (Porsche is parked down to the left, trust me...)



Trip-end - 683 miles and a scarcely believable 29mpg.



Onwards and upwards!
 
  
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alfazagato
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car. May you have very many happy miles together.
 
  
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BHZ661
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks great , fantastic scenery on the trip thumbsup
 
  
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NLW73
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice car and sounds like a right bargain

they look good in black with those wheels. enjoy!!
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for the positive responses.

Great day of 996'ness today:

Started with a trip down to Marlow (couple of hrs round trip) to meet with a friend for brunch. He's a jammy ***** and drives this:



Lovely car. And put the current state of the 996 to shame (note in above pic the accumulated dirt, muck and bird crap from last weeks roadtrip). So upon travelling back home I arranged to stop in and see a mate of mine - one I'm fortunate enough to know is OCD for car cleanliness/detailing. Unfortunately though he also likes to whip his top off at the first sign of any sun - and it was lovely and sunny today - but he's massive, so someone else can take that up with him.

This is his Subaru which he cherishes:



After finishing that, we set about the 996. Firstly by jacking up and getting on stands so we could clean out the wheelarches, suspension and back of wheels. I'm not usually one for doing this, but it does allow a thorough check of all bits and pieces once they've been decaked of all he crud. Plus it is kind of cool.



Rear wheelarches before:



Forgot to get an after. Front before though (showing how mucky the side of the car is, that gets sorted in a bit):



During:



After Very Happy :



Then all dried off, wheels on and back down on the ground for a thorough wash:



We then polished the car with a machine polisher and loads of various jungle juices and pads he had, as there was a fair bit of swirling/marring from 17 years of life. No pics as I was busy doing my bit! Fast forward 4 hrs and it was time for wax (yes T-shirt back on - it was early evening now):



And a last final shot I grabbed as the light was going. Impressed with how 147k mile paint comes up - they were obviously very well finished when new.



Much indebted to my topless comrade for his help!

Cheers,
Rob
 
  
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abcarrera
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks lovely, your mate has done a cracking job on it.
I have a very similar one to yourself, have a set of those wheels but currently it on Fuchs.
I bought a DA a while back and had a go with it last weekend (just the roof tho) it does make easy work of it 😊
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

abcarrera wrote:
That looks lovely, your mate has done a cracking job on it.


It was a team effort!

Cheeky pic of the car in the evening sun earlier this week as I left work. Looks great.


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BHZ661
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks stunning Rob all clean thumbsup
 
  
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

Beautiful sunrise as I left work this morning. Greeted by the 996 covered in thick frost (-2deg)...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread!

Do you happen to recall what products and process you and your topless mate used to clean under the wheelarches etc? Looks like new...

Oh, and beware leaving the rear wiper standing up like that when washing... its easy to knock back down, and if the wiper blade spins round it can put a deep scratch in the c-pillar paint. Ask me how I know... wack
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent choice of colour. Mine is Carrara White, I’ve had it for so long now it’s part of the family. For years I contemplated painting it black and now, after seeing yours, I might just do so. Lovely car, enjoy!
 
  
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TurboRob
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Great thread!

Do you happen to recall what products and process you and your topless mate used to clean under the wheelarches etc? Looks like new...


Thanks! Jetwash out > TFR > scrub > jetwash out. The TFR I used was Carplan Trade 'Super TFR', sprayed on.

Good tip on the rear wiper. Think I might remove altogether as not used it yet.
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