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JayG60
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all hello, this is my first proper post as I am finally in a position to buy myself a 964. The car of my dreams for so long!

I am going to look at a LHD 1989 964 C4 on Sunday.

Obviously I have read up as much as I can in a short space of time about what to look out for, but what specific things do you guys think I should be looking at/for.

Cheers for any help.

Jay






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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome over to here Jay

as for stuff to look for..............check out Will's similar post

http://www.911uk.com/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=10&TopicID=7192&PagePosition=1

<<<<<quite spooky how this is my 993rd post............welcoming someone I know from the world of Corrado's


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Jay, it's great to have you in the fold matey Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, nice to have some familiar (some too much eh Asim Smile) faces on a new forum.

Really looking forward to owning my dream. I promised myself I would own a 964 before I was 30 and hopefully I will be, 3 years ahead of schedule :)

Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just make sure it's a corker like the rest of your fleet of cars owned!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have all started off a bit shabby Smile Its my ridiculous obsession with improving things that makes them turn out OK.

Anyway you can talk with your motors. MINT just about covers it :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by JayG60 on 13 July 2006

They have all started off a bit shabby Smile Its my ridiculous obsession with improving things that makes them turn out OK.


OK...............your far too modest Jay


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


http://www.911virgin.com/964tgfff.htm



i like the look of this one



does it fit your criteria ???


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That one seems a bit of a bargain, v nice looking car, would consider it myself if I didn't have my car.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw it myself a couple of weeks ago and If it wasn't for my aforementioned problems with LHD then i'd have been tempted. nice looking car in the flesh v.tidy.

Steering wheel is on the wrong side though!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how does it compare to the one you posted about earlier then Will(the one with the bump in the bumper)???

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping to look at a similar one on Sunday. Will let you know how I get on.

Just had a good read of a comprehensive 964 buyers guide and feel well armed to look over one now.

Jay


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by Rodders on 13 July 2006

how does it compare to the one you posted about earlier then Will(the one with the bump in the bumper)???


Much better nick I would say. None of the niggly little cosmetic problems but didn'trally go into the mechanical details. Think it had one spot of corrosion around the rear window but i believe they said that they's sort that at the lower price anyway.




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, so having done a fair bit of reading on the subject I thought I would post up a list of "things to look for on a 964" and see if there is anything major I have missed.

Ignoring all the "normal" car checks of general condition and things like panel gap, signs of damage, bearings, CV boots/joints, smoke, rust etc.etc.. Specifics to the 964 I have are..

Oil leaks into undertray - Specifically from around headgasket (or not) area.

Breather pipe from dizzy (stops belt rotting) - plus Documented evidence of belt replacement

Both interior fans working

Rear spoiler working

Cracks in any lights especially rear and reflector

Smooth clutch operation. Ideally replacement of original dual mass flywheel

Air-con function.

Good smooth braking.

No warning lights on the dash.

All I can think off at the mo.

Jay






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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "clock unit cold solder problem" that causes the ABS, seatbelt or airbag light not to go out until you rev over 2500-3000 rpm on start up. This indicates the soldered connections on the back of the clock unit (which feeds a lot of other bits) are breaking down which results in the alternator not charging the battery if it gets worse.

Ian.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't under estimate the rear lights and reflector.
They split along the top, fill with water, stop the lights working and then take 500 out of your pocket for replacements

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting one that Ian, thanks. I have heard things about it, but not a proper explanation like that. Laughing

Yeah the rear lights are not cheap! Will make sure they are good.

Cheers guys

Jay


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by ian_uk on 14 July 2006

The "clock unit cold solder problem" that causes the ABS, seatbelt or airbag light not to go out until you rev over 2500-3000 rpm on start up. This indicates the soldered connections on the back of the clock unit (which feeds a lot of other bits) are breaking down which results in the alternator not charging the battery if it gets worse.Ian.


Another superb write up from the essential p-car website:

http://p-car.com/diy/clockrepair/


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


http://www.porsche964.co.uk/

Good links to other resources too Smile


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That P-Car site will be very useful cheers Asim.

Jay


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