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alex yates
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:31 pm    Post subject: The 996 eBay bargain thread. Reply with quote

I'm quite a user of eBay, as both a buyer and a seller, both as a consumer and also a registered business (ran my last business for 6 years on there before going back into Engineering).

Anyway, cut to the chase - I thought I'd start a thread with some of the items on there I believe have been good value for money (for the price) compared with some of the prices for parts, etc. that some places charge. Please feel free to add your own links to items, or if you find a better deal, etc.

I'll start the ball rolling with these:

Wheel centre caps with free set of chrome dust caps - £8.99: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-CAR-ALLOY-WHEEL-CENTRE-LOGO-CAP-HUB-CREST-BADGE-EMBLEM-77MM-SILVER-FOR-PORSCHE-/331643168592

Yes they fade slightly after a couple of years but for under a tenner for centre caps and dust caps - Bargain.


Aircon condenser - £39.95:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-CONDENSER-AIR-CONDITIONING-RADIATOR-PORSCHE-911-996-BOXSTER-986-/290873567524

Had mine for 2.5 years now and still look like new.


iPod to Becker head unit interface lead - £7.49:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aux-adapter-car-radio-for-iPod-iPad-iPhone-for-Becker-Mexico-Pro-7939-/361430925912

Mega cheap option for playing your ipod through the standard head unit.


Radiators - £56.50 each:

Left: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-RADIATOR-PORSCHE-911-996-BOXSTER-986-FOR-LEFT-NEAR-SIDE-OF-CAR-/271810176195

Right: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-RADIATOR-PORSCHE-911-996-BOXSTER-986-FOR-RIGHT-OFF-SIDE-OF-CAR-/281278662705


Replacement heated mirror glass with backing plate and teminals - £20.23 each:

Left: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Left-Passenger-Side-WIDE-ANGLE-HEATED-WING-MIRROR-GLASS-Porsche-911-996-98-04-/121404413775

Right: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Right-Driver-WIDE-ANGLE-HEATED-WING-MIRROR-GLASS-Porsche-911-Series-996-1998-04-/111429595151


Stainless steel exhaust manifolds - £111.60:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAINLESS-STEEL-EXHAUST-MANIFOLD-FOR-PORSCHE-911-996-3-4-3-6-99-04-NON-TURBO-/400397511150

2 years old and still going strong.


Plastic 8mm rivets that hold all the plastic trims and liners on (100 pack) - £3.88:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Bumper-Side-Skirts-8mm-Hole-Black-Plastic-Rivet-Panel-Clips-Fastener-100pcs-/331836249842


Door card clips (10 pack - £9.77:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-PORSCHE-911-BOXSTER-Turverkleidungs-Befestigungs-Clips-99950758240-/141858001707


Short shift kit - £38.00:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/for-PORSCHE-911-CARRERA-996-997-CAYMAN-987-BOXSTER-986-SHORT-SHIFTER-/201145676799


Sachs clutch kit - £233:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-996-3-4L-C2-C4-Clutch-Kit-/391293202543


Plastic nuts that hold the plastic trims and liners on (10 pack) - 2.89:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-PLASTIC-UNTHREADED-NYLON-NUTS-4mm-HOLE-24mm-WIDE-LARGE-COLLAR-Mercedes-BMW-/171188752339


Coffin arms - £42:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-996-997-Boxster-Cayman-986-987-1-Front-Rear-suspension-wishbone-arm-/271876840622

Note: be careful using them as there's some variation in length seen by some buyers.


Handbrake cable (one side) - £33.99:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-996-1997-2005-VM-PART-Rear-Handbrake-Cable-Car-Replacement-Parts-/400692655355


Obviously some of these links may expire, but most of them are from when I purchased the parts and are still live now.

Hopefully this thread will save folk a few quid Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great effort. I love the idea of beating the system - same for less... Otherwise known as avoiding the porsche tax.
Plus some fun fitting it all yourself.... These are good cars to work on IMHO - well put tighter and come apart and go back together quite nicely.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome thread, thanks for this!

For the AC condensers, it mentions that it doesn't come with the o-rings and seals. As you've already fitted these, do you happen to remember the part number for the seals?

Thanks!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ualla wrote:
Awesome thread, thanks for this!

For the AC condensers, it mentions that it doesn't come with the o-rings and seals. As you've already fitted these, do you happen to remember the part number for the seals?

Thanks!


I've always just used generic halfords o-rings which come in various sizes in one box Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
ualla wrote:
Awesome thread, thanks for this!

For the AC condensers, it mentions that it doesn't come with the o-rings and seals. As you've already fitted these, do you happen to remember the part number for the seals?

Thanks!


I've always just used generic halfords o-rings which come in various sizes in one box Thumb


Nice, thanks for the tip! Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticky Request please!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb thread 👍 Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liking this Cool

Especially the s/s manifolds feedback Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I needed new aerial for my VeDub (well, the radio works fine, but the bee-sting plastic looked a little cracked and weathered).

Volkswagen price: £23.67
Skoda price: £17.23

Now that is a pure badge tax as they are both the same part number.

I didn't call Audi for a quote.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent piece of work!

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: the O' Rings, I ordered my condensors for £78 a pair from eBay seller Tameside Radiators and asked for O'Rings to suit who threw in them in FOC. I know ZenBen ordered his from the same seller who also supplied him the bolts connecting the pipes to condensors FOC
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumb Nice one!!

Can you post the eBay link for other members to easily find them. I know some people can struggle a bit on eBay when there's so many choices and variants.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ursa911 wrote:
Re: the O' Rings, I ordered my condensors for £78 a pair from eBay seller Tameside Radiators and asked for O'Rings to suit who threw in them in FOC. I know ZenBen ordered his from the same seller who also supplied him the bolts connecting the pipes to condensors FOC


Yes. Got mine from Tameside Radiators as well. The will supply the O rings FOC if you just ask.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-Carrera-AIR-CON-CONDENSER-Porsche-Boxster-Twin-Pack-/181516317166?hash=item2a433731ee:g:OoUAAOSw-jhUCIl5
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic Timing Alex - just ordered replacement left-hand wing mirror glass from your link Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Thumb Nice one!!

Can you post the eBay link for other members to easily find them. I know some people can struggle a bit on eBay when there's so many choices and variants.


Second link for condensers from Tameside Radiators as there are two types. Pipes either enter & exit the same side or enter one side and exit the others as my later 2004 C4S. Any doubts phone Ric, nice and helpful chap

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/171447646092
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of things from my watch list:

LUK Dual mass flywheel and SACHS Clutch package - £532 (both the OE makers)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221966007854

Full set of 20 wheel bolts - £30
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281840454348

Pair of "disposable" front mats - £17
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112045479508

Meyle brand forked arms - £74
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391520878900
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is the best thing ever and I'm only replying so I get notifications. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered some C4s rads from Tameside on eBay. They were listed as fitting c2 and c4 models, but of course they weren't the right size. However Kevin, refunded me fully on the originals and got me the correct hella ones for less than my specialist could.

Would definitely recommend!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone bought those wheel centres? Will they fot std 996 turbo wheels?
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