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james.mckenzie
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: G50 3.2 - New owner Reply with quote

Ladies and Gentlemen,

After years of internet scouring I have come to the Porsche fold and picked up an 87' 3.2 G50 manual coupe - midnight blue and 70k on the clock!

I bought it with almost no history but the car itself sold it for me. Could not see rust in front wings, kidneys and the tinware only has very light surface rust. Its been repainted at some stage, but who's hasnt.

Anyway on the drive home I noticed a hum from the front left that dissappeared when I applied the brakes but kept coming back on - suspect brake binding. Oil pressure stuck at 5 bar - suspect switch as level and temp appear to be low to half way up the gauge. However none of the fenders were warm indicating oil running to the cooler?

My question to you lovely people is regarding garages. As the car comes with very limited history I want to take it to a trusted independant for mechanicals and then bodywork and get them to give the once over and a basic service to get me on my way (must haves and nice to haves).

From then on I can set up a service schedule (whilst I call around previous owners and catch back some that was lost) and hit the remaining items when finances allow.

I live in the midlands but would drive further if you have someone to reccommend.

I heard that PCT (Coventry) do a free inspection however I assume that means they expect you to have it serviced with them? Tuthill and Autofarm are also not far away..

Recommendations much appreciated.

I'll post some pictures when I have a chance!


liebe Grüße

James
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done chum, we got there in the end Thumb Lot's of air-cooled owners in the Midlands so I am sure they will pipe up with some recommendations.

Oil to F/O/S cooler sounds like a thermostat issue to open the valve. Be advised correct oil level is when the tap is open to the cooler.

Others as you say point to sender unit and perhaps dirty connectors for the oil pressure Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any of those Indys will see you right and many congrats. This thread is nothing without pics!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using Fred Coby at Motawerk for sevice ,had my Porches over the last 20 years or so. Based at Saddington
0116 2402979
Just done similar to what you are after for a neighbour who has bought a Boxster with little history
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

james, can i ask where you bought this car from please, as it sounds like mine?? was it from the GU11 area?>
massive coincidence with colour/timing/milage/age etc.

and do you work for aston martin?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, a big help.

Medicus, I've PM'd you.


Heres the car!
 



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep that was my car.
she is a stunner, and you have got a bargain there sir.
she will only go up in price.
that looks like steves house? is that where you bought it from?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of the Midland based air cooled owners use SVP in Droitwich http://www.specialistvehiclepreparations.com/. You should post the question on ImpactBumpers.com
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much was that?
It looks stunning
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favourite bits.

It cost a house deposit - My wife's going to kill me!
 



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos are too large...
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, love that colour. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read thread , very nice looking car , love the interior and dark blue paint real compliment each oher thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful car, been looking for a 3.2 for past 6 months and haven't even seen one that nice.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car!

The 911 will go up in price, but the house prices could be on the decline!

you can quote the man maths to your wife Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Briliant chaps - thanks!

There's very minor bubbling between the bumpers and 1/4s starting and also A surface only around the sill covers. Have it quoted for repair over the winter by a reccommended indy.

The steering wheel needs its stiching tidying up and I need to get hold of an owners manual/book pack. Any ideas where to look?

Also, I found out the car was delivered without the spoilers but in sport spec (16's and sport dampers) - I am hoping to return it to this spec and so am looking for an engine lid without a spoiler to have repainted. Any leads here would be great too!

Many thanks,

James
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to finally find one - an 89 leftie. It came with front & rear spoilers (as per original spec from factory) however I prefer the look of flat lid so got a flat lid, I will share my experience so as to give you a heads up. I managed to find a 2ndhand flat lid on IB forum, seller told me it was not as ex-spoilered lid but a flat lid. I made a rookie mistake and didn't check the lid properly (being a generally trusting guy). However when I tool it to my painter he said it came off a spoilered car and the holes were fillered, furthermore it had a couple of dents on the outside and the inner lip which were also fillered in. It was pretty obvious when he showed it against the light ....

Wanting things done properly we had it blasted and dents sorted and all the holes welded and then painted - it cost 400 quid at mates rates. I also had to buy a plastic grill which was another 180 with the attachment bits & bobs. I could find new black anodized metal grills and while I found a second hand one I didn't like the look of it and wasn't sure about the cost of refresh!

So my flat lid cost around 900 quid. I have seen flat lids in better condition for less money (200-250) just make sure it doesn't have any rust, dents or filled-in holes. Might be a good idea to keep an eye on the impactbumper classifieds for flat lids.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Mondrian,

I've seen the post on IB. Very nice! Congrats on the buy and all the best with the backdate. Thanks for the heads up on the lid. I might just get mine welded and painted!

James

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, let me know if you also need a painter - Frankie did a fantastic job on mine and is very reasonable - he is in Buckingham.
 
  
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