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KJD
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject: My 997 and I Reply with quote

Having just taken ownership of my first Porsche I thought I start a diary thread for reference and information.
Like many it's taken me a long time to get to this point having spent over a year weighing it all up and sourcing a car I was happy with.

With all the doom and gloom about the well known issues at times it would of been easy to forget it all and I don't know how many hours I've spent reading up the pitfalls but in the end I just took the view " sod it I'm having one"
Having covered all the pre purchase recommendations my hard earned was handed over Thursday night and I drove home feeling a tad nervous but with a huge grin.

So here we are aged 51 a very pleased and proud owner of my first ever Porsche and it's a lovely 997 Carrera 2s manual in Arctic silver Very Happy

A little more detail about the car/spec etc to follow but right now I'm off for a drive.



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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one KJD.

We love diary threads, especially those with lots of pics.

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin, I think your right to not worry about the doom stuff if we listened to it all we would be frightened to leave our homes ever.
Enjoy the car make sure you service it and do all the recommended but not expensive things,don't leave it 2 years 20k before an oil change etc etc. and just have some fun.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Phil said, regular oil changes. Treat it right ie warm it up and a bit of mechanical sympathy and it should be fine. Enjoy driving the thing.

Clean looking car btw- I'm on my first Porsche and love it!! 👍
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: My 997 and I Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
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With all the doom and gloom about the well known issues at times it would of been easy to forget it all and I don't know how many hours I've spent reading up the pitfalls but in the end I just took the view " sod it I'm having one"

......A little more detail about the car/spec etc to follow but right now I'm off for a drive.


Fab. Looks to me from the above like you've nailed what having a 997 is all about. thumbsup Health to use fella and I'm looking forward to the diary.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, been getting to know the car a little today dispite the rotten weather and spent a considerable amount of time reading the owners manual as lots of little things to take note of.

One of the attractions of this car was its service and maintenance history being full OPC apart from the last main service just carried out by a local Indy.
The cars not done big miles just 26k but has been generally serviced annually which is no bad thing and I'll be carrying on with that approach with at least an annual oil change inbetween it's minor and major schedule.
The car came with all the invoices in a neat folder which is a lovely thing to have and ties in nicely with all the owners manuals etc. Luckily for me the previous two owners were meticulous so everything as you would hope for.

The warming up and cooling down process is something I've always done anyway so I'll carry on with that also.

Tomorrow I'll be getting all close and personal and giving it a clean, it was pristine when I picked it up but after all this rain it's looking a bit sorry now.

I feel incredibly lucky and privileged to own this car, they really are amazing things
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADW will have checked it out throughly too so no worries there. Lovely looking car I'm sure you'll get loads of enjoyment from
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benjs wrote:
ADW will have checked it out throughly too so no worries there. Lovely looking car I'm sure you'll get loads of enjoyment from


That's reassuring to know.

ADW were nothing short of brilliant to deal with. I'm a really fussy person hence probably why it took me so long to find a car I was 100% happy with.
They really did come across as enthusiastic people who care about what they do.

Amazing place and collection of cars.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:15 pm    Post subject: 2S Reply with quote

Hi KJD

Great car, my first 997 was the same year and colour. Love your wheels, suits the 997.
A few things I had replaced included the exhaust bolts replaced with stainless items.

Visit Monmouthshire monthly on business, Raglan & Usk. Are you far away?

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 2S Reply with quote

Ecky993 wrote:
Hi KJD

Great car, my first 997 was the same year and colour. Love your wheels, suits the 997.
A few things I had replaced included the exhaust bolts replaced with stainless items.

Visit Monmouthshire monthly on business, Raglan & Usk. Are you far away?

ET


Thanks ET,

I'm in Magor just off the M4 so not far from Usk.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 2S Reply with quote

[quote="KJD"]
Ecky993 wrote:
Hi KJD

Great car, my first 997 was the same year and colour. Love your wheels, suits the 997.
A few things I had replaced included the exhaust bolts replaced with stainless items.

Visit Monmouthshire monthly on business, Raglan & Usk. Are you far away?

ET


Thanks ET,

I'm in Magor just off the M4 so not far from

Hi KJD, Lovely car and I'm a fellow south Welshman. I get my 997 serviced with Chris denning in Cardiff just for future reference for you.

Ex Porsche centre mechanic and knows his onions. Top bloke too Thumb

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car, enjoy it Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both Thumb

I've spoken to Chris a few times when I started looking last year and he seems a very knowledgeable bloke so he's an option for me as relatively local.
Thanks for the heads up Alfiain I will give him a call again soon.

My plan is you use the same specialist, build a relationship so he gets to know the car and I get to know him.


I've not had a chance to do anything with the car today I just ran out of time but I'll get some details and spec posted up on the car as soon as I can.

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to get all personal and close up with the 911 so gave it a good clean as it was raining when we picked it up Thursday and Saturday.
Totally different car to get around than the previous Type R easier in some areas harder in others.
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 !
Just time to catch a few pictures before lights out .
I'm still pinching myself !
















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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks superb. How odd that you too have PSE exhaust with no switch. Mine from ADW is the same, but i've hardly seen any others (not that i'd want to turn the sound off anyhow)
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benjs wrote:
Looks superb. How odd that you too have PSE exhaust with no switch. Mine from ADW is the same, but i've hardly seen any others (not that i'd want to turn the sound off anyhow)


I don't think it has PSE exhaust how can you tell Ben? Question

Perhaps its just the tail pipe perhaps.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
Benjs wrote:
Looks superb. How odd that you too have PSE exhaust with no switch. Mine from ADW is the same, but i've hardly seen any others (not that i'd want to turn the sound off anyhow)


I don't think it has PSE exhaust how can you tell Ben? Question

Perhaps its just the tail pipe perhaps.


Congrats on the new car Smile It looks really neat and clean.

Correct there is no PSE, if there was not only would you have the switch but the outside exhausts tips would be larger than the inside ones.
 



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