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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Which 997.1 3.8? Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm after some advice and opinions please. I've read this forum for years now but as every year that passes a find an excuse not to buy a 911. Now that's got to sound wrong, I mean at first I had babies so sorting seats was hard now they older its squashing them in (been used to range rovers). So it's going to just have to be a weekend you but seen as I work so many hours it's not going to get much use. There are other cars as fast and more practical.

But the 911 is a 911 so others don't compare!

Enough off my life story! I just going to bite the bullet and get one, then see what happens with regards to use.

So my issue is do I get a 80-90k 997.1 that's had a rebuild already or a 50k one which hasn't and try avoid having the issues?

I know bore scoring is a low % of the cars but I do have to factor it in, yes the 997.2 might be a better buy in some people's opinion but I arnt stretching to the budget for the odd time it might get drove.

Seems cheap.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262918332959

Sorry can't see the one with the rebuild now but you get my point.

Lastly I'm drawn towards manuals as that's what sports cars have (hope that doesn't offend anyone just my opinion but an r8 auto I had changed my mind a bit) but am I missing something not having the auto?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Which 997.1 3.8? Reply with quote

daz parker wrote:
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..........but am I missing something not having the auto?


Yes - an increased risk of bore scoring.

Personally I'd be hunting for a higher mileage rebuilt 997.1 over both a low mileage .1 or .2
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one's bargain of the week - full 6 pack!!!!!!!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201704033999111
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
This one's bargain of the week - full 6 pack!!!!!!!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201704033999111


That's a great spot Alex- not only the cylinders, but new timing chains, low temp stat etc.

Fill yer boots...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.......and the later larger IMS bearing Smile

What's not to like. Good colour too.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daz, Alex has said it all and spotted the perfect car so grab your wallet and go get it. Thumb Thumb Thumb but dont hang about its cheap for what it is
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
This one's bargain of the week - full 6 pack!!!!!!!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201704033999111


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Looks to be the same one on our own 997 listings. Looks like a good'un!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkeynutz wrote:
alex yates wrote:
This one's bargain of the week - full 6 pack!!!!!!!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201704033999111


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Looks to be the same one on our own 997 listings. Looks like a good'un!


your right MN does look like the same one

http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=7544
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny story! That's the actual one I was going to compare against.

I was surprised to see all six barrels had been done.

It's only 101 miles away.

If I only didn't have to work I'd be straight there!
 
  
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daz parker
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Which 997.1 3.8? Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
daz parker wrote:
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..........but am I missing something not having the auto?


Yes - an increased risk of bore scoring.

Personally I'd be hunting for a higher mileage rebuilt 997.1 over both a low mileage .1 or .2


I had read because it sets off in seconds it has a higher risk wasn't sure if it was internet remours or fact though.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooof I'll tell you what, thats as good as it gets IMO. Good spot Alex!

If i was in the market I'd ring the dude and give him a deposit over the phone!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes that looks like worth a quick response......
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Which 997.1 3.8? Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
daz parker wrote:
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..........but am I missing something not having the auto?


Yes - an increased risk of bore scoring.

Personally I'd be hunting for a higher mileage rebuilt 997.1 over both a low mileage .1 or .2


Guys, I have understood, that it is mainly tiptronics that are more prone for bore scoring vs manual..? ( Big gears pull out from low revs)
At least recalling reading it from one of Baz's long informative posts. Cannot locate the post now.
Please correct if I am mistaken here..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@#$$!! Too tired, misunderstood Alex's post wrong way round Surprised
So, yes manual less prone to scoring.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An excellent buy if ts as described, I recently bought a 997.1 c2s from Grant and thought it was a good buy at a lot more than £22K.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daz parker wrote:
Funny story! That's the actual one I was going to compare against.

I was surprised to see all six barrels had been done.

It's only 101 miles away.

If I only didn't have to work I'd be straight there!


That does look like a bargain! £10k engine rebuild only 6k miles ago!

Pull a sickie and go look at it tomorrow! Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's going on with the exhaust? It has the PSE button but the wrong tailpipes?

Either way I'll be surprised if that's still available this time tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finne wrote:
@#$$!! Too tired, misunderstood Alex's post wrong way round Surprised
So, yes manual less prone to scoring.



Floor Floor Floor Finne its all those long days and short nights you guys have. but yes I drive my tip only on the rockers so I stay in the right gear for the speed inc pulling away in 1st and not the default auto 2nd gear and reduce the strain on the engine , I also like driving like that as its like a manual for lazy guys Floor Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finne wrote:
@#$$!! Too tired, misunderstood Alex's post wrong way round Surprised
So, yes manual less prone to scoring.


Grin

I must admit - I had to think about it when I wrote it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's been on AT for around 3 weeks now, it's an SCS rebuild, using Hartech liners. There's also a black one in Essex that's had the rebuild at Hartech that has been listed for 5 or 6 weeks that's now a grand less.
 
  
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