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RichardKS
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: New 964 owner. Lots of questions... Reply with quote

Hi. I have become the owner of a 1990 964 Carrera 2. There's a bit of a story to it that I'll not bore you with at this stage, suffice to say that the car has been stood, unused, for some two and a half years.

We've had her running with the help of a new battery and fresh fuel and driven her very briefly. The recommissioning process has started.

My first question: what is the recommended brand and grade of engine oil these days for a UK 964? My understanding is that they hold a fair bit of it too.

Any useful opinions or recommendations would be appreciated - thanks.
 
  
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crash7
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this..,

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-115230-millers-oils-cfs-10w-50-competition-full-synthetic-engine-oil-2017.aspx

You will need 10 Litres

Apologies for the multiple posts, blasted machine!!!
 
  
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ras62
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on the 964. Pictures needed!

There is no right or wrong brand or grade of oil. 5W40/5W50/10W40/10W50 are all pretty common even 10W/60. Mineral, Semi synthetic and full synthetic can all be used although most will probably use pure synthetic these days. Higher levels of ZDDP are advised, the motorsport oils generally have these higher levels.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some respected Indys use Castrol Magnatec givne that semi-synthetic is fine for these older engines.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks gents. That gives me plenty to go on.
 



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: New 964 owner. Lots of questions... Reply with quote

RichardKS wrote:
There's a bit of a story to it that I'll not bore you with at this stage


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We love a story we do Grin

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Marky911
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. I'm jealous. I'd love to get back into a 964.

Good luck with it. It looks lovely.

+1 on wanting the story. Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great in that colour.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
Looks great in that colour.


+1

Like the D90's too, and the elephant ear mirrors...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking car
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great car, nice colour... looking forward to the story! Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome mate, just awesome. I'll keep a look out! Thumb
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RichardKS
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Awesome mate, just awesome. I'll keep a look out! Thumb


Gonna be a while before she's fighting fit.

Car was left to me and my wife in a friend's will. He described it in his will as his "beloved 911". Thus, not only have we inherited a 911, but also a sense of responsibility to do right by him and the car.

She runs and drives but has a few issues to be dealt with. New discs and pads have been ordered, as has oil - Millers is on its way so thanks for the advice given.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised Wow! Sorry to hear of your friend's passing. What a project to have acquired. Can't wait to see it mate.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Richard,

That's a lovely looking car in a great colour.

Your benefactor must have been a great guy and obviously thought a lot about you. I'm sure you'll look after it for him.

Enjoy,
Paul
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck with your project. I've not seen many 964s in that colour. Keep the pics coming !
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardKS wrote:
alex yates wrote:
Awesome mate, just awesome. I'll keep a look out! Thumb


Gonna be a while before she's fighting fit.

Car was left to me and my wife in a friend's will. He described it in his will as his "beloved 911". Thus, not only have we inherited a 911, but also a sense of responsibility to do right by him and the car.

She runs and drives but has a few issues to be dealt with. New discs and pads have been ordered, as has oil - Millers is on its way so thanks for the advice given.


Stunning car. You're a lucky man to have the responsibility.

Let me know if you ever consider selling. I'd cherish cherish 964 C2 that.

Good luck and enjoy.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick update: two heavy boxes of brake discs and pads arrived yesterday and today, my wife tells me, the engine oil has arrived.

We've been busy with the machine polisher - which may seem a bit arse-about-face but other factors dictated the order of action. I'm happy to report that most of the slate grey paint has cleaned up rather nicely. There was a lot of damage from bird poo which had sat on the paint for a long time but we've reduced the appearance of most of the damage by a large margin.

Meanwhile my friend and partner in crime - Colin - has been busy tracking down wierd and wonderful suppliers of trim and body-seals that the car needs and also investigating online remedies for one or two electrical gremlins the car has.

Curiously, although she's never expressed much love for our 997, my wife has started talking about the 964 in quite reverant terms: "retaining its character", "using it as intended" and "enjoying the car" are all phrases that she's mumbled over the last week. I think she may just be falling for the little 911...
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I showed my gf the other night. She doesn't have much time for my 996, but when I showed her this, her words were "Now that's a 911! I love those headlights"

Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I showed my gf the other night. She doesn't have much time for my 996, but when I showed her this, her words were "Now that's a 911! I love those headlights"

Grin


When are you popping up for a brew and a look?
 
  
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