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Benjs
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Like this. From the photos it looked like yours was the same. However as mine was fitted after original build it doesn't have a switch (apparently that's another £300 to have fitted)so that isn't a foolproof indication
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for clearing that one Apollo Thumb

Ben, You got lucky with the PSE what a nice addition to the car.
I wanted a car with PSE but you have to compromise some where and this car was such a nice example.

How did you get on with ADW they have been brilliant with me I have to say

Grin
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pleasure mate, you can have the PSE retrofitted by OPC when you're ready plus there are some good alternative options out there like sharkwerks.

For now, enjoy the car Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks stunning , wheels may be abitch to clean but really suit it
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car,,i had been having the same dilemma's as yourself shall I shant I,, in the end it was a plunge well worth taking. I have to say though that these cars (997) are getting on for 10 years old and to find one like yours is quite difficult however I traded a bit rough around the edges for a better deal. I have just had mine serviced at OCD Wirral and was given a full to do list which I will be working on , not a long list but I now know every knook and cranny now !!!,,one job I will be getting sorted is the cover for the servo pump,,its a common problem ,, the pump is rock solid reliable but the cover rots like mad. All in all though its a big grin from me each time I drive !!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
The 19" sport design wheels although stunning are are a mare to clean and I now need to source a wheel brush to cope with the 11.5 x 19 rears !


I use these: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/wheel-woolies-wheel-brush-kit/prod_1037.html and they work a treat. Thumb

You can probably buy them for less than that though.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADW were fantastic. I had a real wobble as I was giving up a lot of toys from my 996. They really helped and RSR who do their servicing are great and really know their stuff so I knew it was mechanically sound. It was also cool having a great mooch around the units at all the cars
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Apollo , the enjoyment bit is easy Very Happy

Nice one Bob, it's good to know what jobs you can prioritise and work your way through a list a bit at a time .As you say great way to get to know your car Thumb

BHZ, you just can't get at these wheels !! But yes they do look right on the car.,
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GP41 wrote:
KJD wrote:
The 19" sport design wheels although stunning are are a mare to clean and I now need to source a wheel brush to cope with the 11.5 x 19 rears !


I use these: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/wheel-woolies-wheel-brush-kit/prod_1037.html and they work a treat. Thumb

You can probably buy them for less than that though.


That's just the ticket GP41, perfect thank you Thumb
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KJD
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benjs wrote:
ADW were fantastic. I had a real wobble as I was giving up a lot of toys from my 996. They really helped and RSR who do there servicing are great and really know their stuff so I knew it was mechanically sound. It was also cool having a great mooch around the units at all the cars


Great to hear, they were brilliant have to say and your right lovely motors in the units, eye watering in fact.

Mine just had a major at RSR, new coil packs, belt, plugs the works etc Very Happy
Fair play they went right through it and did everything that needed doing.

Are you going to carry on with RSR in the future?
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seeforez
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

belated welcome KJD, you will soon wonder why you didn't buy one years ago!

Looks a stunning example you have so enjoy it Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seeforez wrote:
belated welcome KJD, you will soon wonder why you didn't buy one years ago!

Looks a stunning example you have so enjoy it Smile


Thanks, I started looking at 996's over a year ago and suffered a little budget creep to get where I am now
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I'm really pleased that in the end I ended up in a very nice 997 2s.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look at the nuts on that !!
 



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:

Mine just had a major at RSR, new coil packs, belt, plugs the works etc Very Happy
Fair play they went right through it and did everything that needed doing.

Are you going to carry on with RSR in the future?


Richard will have done a fantastic job. After having had a not so great experience elsewhere (work was good but massively expensive) i won't be going anywhere else.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benjs wrote:
KJD wrote:

Mine just had a major at RSR, new coil packs, belt, plugs the works etc Very Happy
Fair play they went right through it and did everything that needed doing.

Are you going to carry on with RSR in the future?


Richard will have done a fantastic job. After having had a not so great experience elsewhere (work was good but massively expensive) i won't be going anywhere else.


Always good to find these little gems.
ADW spoke highly of them so I'll be considering them even though 80 miles away.
We have a very good Indy in Cardiff also reputed to be very good but RSR have have a foot in the door having just done the major.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God I love this car, just back from a 40mile round trip and you just don't want it to end. worship
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first problem, I've been away for a few days in Normandy on the bike and tried to start the car on my return and it was not having any of it nooo
Put the C Tec on for the day and still no joy by late afternoon battery not holding sufficient charge so rang the dealer ADW Automotive and they purchased me a new Bosh S4 battery from Euro car parts for immediate collection.
Within the hour it was collected, fitted and the car back to life Grin
ADW even ran through the fitting process, key in ignition stop the alarm going off, turn steering wheel left to right etc to turn off the PSM warning lights and reset the Windows, stuff I'd not of known about.

As it was a lovely evening I then went for a spin, it's just pure joy to be behind the wheel and the more I drive it the more I love it.

Can't stop grinning

Very Happy
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
My first problem, I've been away for a few days in Normandy on the bike and tried to start the car on my return and it was not having any of it nooo
Put the C Tec on for the day and still no joy by late afternoon battery not holding sufficient charge so rang the dealer ADW Automotive and they purchased me a new Bosh S4 battery from Euro car parts for immediate collection.
Within the hour it was collected, fitted and the car back to life Grin
ADW even ran through the fitting process, key in ignition stop the alarm going off, turn steering wheel left to right etc to turn off the PSM warning lights and reset the Windows, stuff I'd not of known about.

As it was a lovely evening I then went for a spin, it's just pure joy to be behind the wheel and the more I drive it the more I love it.

Can't stop grinning

Very Happy


Great to hear stories with good outcomes, especially when it end in going for a big grin drive Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tis a lovely looking motor and its great to hear an enthusiastic owner! Reminds me of when I got my first porsche.. Been hooked ever since Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both, big grin drives and enthusiastic sums up my short ownership perfectly and I hope it continues for a very long time Thumb
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