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k11pol
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:30 am    Post subject: Servicing my car before selling Reply with quote

Hi,
I am going to be selling my 997 gen 1 but before I do so will put it through a service. This will be its 5th service the first one was at Porsche main dealer , the second a Porsche indie and the last 2 were at Hartech as I had a full engine rebuild and extra work back in late 2011.

My dilemma now is do I put it back to Hartech for its final service under my ownership or would it be better with a Porsche main dealer service stamp ?
 
  
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silvermilnec
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be happy with hartech particularly with them doing a rebuild that should help you get a better price, good luck moving onto another Porsche?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes going to go for a 991 possibly a GTS or Turbo
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would take it back to Hartech Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anybody who knows about these cars either would be fine. For the uninitiated an OPC service would be seen as better IMO, so for the relatively small price difference I would go with that. You should get a condition report of some sort too I expect, useful whfn selling.

MC
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k11pol wrote:
Yes going to go for a 991 possibly a GTS or Turbo


Mates just placed is order for a fully spec gts, enjoy!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
For anybody who knows about these cars either would be fine. For the uninitiated an OPC service would be seen as better IMO, so for the relatively small price difference I would go with that. You should get a condition report of some sort too I expect, useful whfn selling.

MC


+1 Agree, only because that's what I would be looking for. Then if I owned the car and continued to use an OPC the service history would show it being back under OPC history with 2 or 3+ stamps back to back.

Definitely open to a wider audience of buyers having an OPC service stamp. If Baz has completed the engine work then that's an engine tick in the box for hopefully reliability.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
k11pol wrote:
Yes going to go for a 991 possibly a GTS or Turbo


Mates just placed is order for a fully spec gts, enjoy!!

I can see his face when he realises that your 1.5 is far prettier (not to mention a third of the price) Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, an OPC stamp will carry more weight with a prospective purchaser.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair point, if I was buying it i would question why you took it to a different dealer after spending thousands elsewhere on a rebuild but it is a fair point that the uninitiated would prefer OPC.
 
  
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g7jhp
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd take it to Hartech.

The OPC history has already been broken.

Any perspective buyer who gets hung up on a Hartech service would likely be more worried about the rebuilt engine.

Anyone who's done their homework on Hartech (and are happy with the rebuild) would be happy for it to be serviced by the 'experts' who rebuilt it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the uninitiated the words "engine rebuild" in a sales advert would IMHO deter potential purchasers in any event. Only buyers who have seriously researched buying a Porsche model would know the issues with the M96/97 engines and the significant of Hartech future proofing of the original design. When I purchased my Boxster from new in 2001 & 997 from new in 2004 I had no idea of the issues already surfacing with the engines, assuming Porsche was the by word for automotive engineering excellence. That perception still prevails today in the minds of "Jo public". A Hartech service would complement the rebuild "history".
 
  
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silvermilnec
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scholester wrote:
silvermilnec wrote:
k11pol wrote:
Yes going to go for a 991 possibly a GTS or Turbo


Mates just placed is order for a fully spec gts, enjoy!!

I can see his face when he realises that your 1.5 is far prettier (not to mention a third of the price) Grin

Sssshhhh he might be watching 😎😎😎😎 I see my car next to 991 regularly and I certainly think it holds its own in the looks department cheers!
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k11pol
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could there be any problems with OPC refusing to service it with the engine rebuild being done by another company. It Is booked into my local OPC tomorrow.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k11pol wrote:
Could there be any problems with OPC refusing to service it with the engine rebuild being done by another company. It Is booked into my local OPC tomorrow.


OPC won't turn down a service. The only thing they would refuse would be a Porsche warranty.
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k11pol
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put it into OPC today and that's them just called to say it's ready for collection so all good. Now to get it advertised and hopefully sold.
 
  
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DucatiRob
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GARY S wrote:
To the uninitiated the words "engine rebuild" in a sales advert would IMHO deter potential purchasers in any event. Only buyers who have seriously researched buying a Porsche model would know the issues with the M96/97 engines and the significant of Hartech future proofing of the original design. When I purchased my Boxster from new in 2001 & 997 from new in 2004 I had no idea of the issues already surfacing with the engines, assuming Porsche was the by word for automotive engineering excellence. That perception still prevails today in the minds of "Jo public". A Hartech service would complement the rebuild "history".


I agree that to the uninitiated "engine rebuild" might deter a lot of people, however those in the know and prospective buyers who have done their research would see the additional value that a Hartech rebuilt motor would bring not to mention the peace of mind, particularly a fully rebuilt engine i.e. All six barrels! The target market to get the best price would be the informed buyer and Hartech stamps in the book, imo, would be worth their weight in gold! Hartech probably know these cars better than most OPC and indies, that's my experience anyway!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the camp of Hartech is a plus over standard car. I fancy the idea of a Gen 1 cab for the Mrs and would ideally search for a Hartech Gen 1
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ended up servicing it at OPC as Hartech couldn't fit me in until September so too long to wait as I would like to sell it sooner and buy my new car. To be fair they were fantastic compared to my previous experiences with them new premises and staff was a very different experience.
 
  
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