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UncleP
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they took the car in as a part-ex against an Audi Q5 with no service history as the previous owner who had the car since 2011/12 lost it. Supposedly he later contacted them after finding it during a house move (the 996 was traded against the Q5 due to a new baby).

I spent about an hour going through all the history. Original book with matched VIN sticker and any receipts with reg or VIN match up (had one reg change to a private plate during it's life). I made the mistake of buying a car with dodgy history once before. Book stamps stop in 2012 but there's a stack of receipts from 2001 right through for various work including receipts from SP Autobahn in Stirling.

I'm away with work at the moment and off on a family holiday for a few weeks on Saturday so I won't be chasing them. It'll be interesting to see if and when they contact me and I'm still not sure I'll go with it when they do.
 
  
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jerzybondov
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just been reading through this whole thread - sounds like you've gone about this exactly the right way UncleP - let us know updates as you get them Smile
 
  
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UncleP
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And so another 2 weeks pass and still no car.

Just speaking directly with DT regarding the car now. The latest is that when they took it a longer run to check all was well the ABS kept kicking in on the rear. They replaced the ABS sensor but no success. Removed the rear driveshafts to check the rings as these had been replaced and are now replacing the ABS pump.

If we keep going it'll be a new car by the time they're done.
 
  
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Glasgow 911SC
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that can only be a good thing, even with the extended wait. It should be a nice fresh car once you've got the keys.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this continues it will be a new car by the time you pick it up!
 
  
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UncleP
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glasgow 911SC wrote:
I guess that can only be a good thing, even with the extended wait. It should be a nice fresh car once you've got the keys.


I was initially undecided on whether it was a good or a bad thing and I did lose the plot and get a bit shouty at Scottish motors last week. More to do with the vague updates I was getting. I'm now just talking directly with DeutschTek and to be fair to both companies they are being professional about the whole thing.

DT said they were not happy to put the car out with the ABS pulsing intermittently. I spoke to them again yesterday and after replacing the ABS sensor and flipping the driveshafts (fault is only on the rear passenger wheel) they are now sure it's the ABS pump as the fault remained on the passenger side after switching the shafts. I asked if they would send it to be rebuilt but they have said they would prefer to replace it and were waiting for a sign off on the extra cost from SMS.

I admit there is still a temptation to walk but having looked at 2 other local cars (both nails) in the last 2 weeks the work that is being done to this one is starting to look like a real bonus.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A back up plan for you?

https://www.eporsch.co.uk/listings/1999-porsche-911-996-carrera-4-coupe-manual/
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