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SpennyUK71
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Newbie Hello & 996 C4 Progress So Far Reply with quote

Hello all,

Newbie here! Just wanted to say hello as I have been lurking on here for a while.

So in Feb, I fulfilled a boyhood dream and bought a Porsche 911, a 2002 996 Carrera 4 Tiptronic in black, grey leather with 40k miles to be exact (I ****ing love it!).

So, with the help of my local independent, SCS Porsche, I have had the following work completed:

Full service
Gearbox oil and filter change
New Battery
Replace drive belt
Replaced brake fluid
Power steering pipe repair
New key fob coded

And I have completed the following:

Removed and cleaned throttle body
Gave the exhaust a quick clean up
Replaced the filter with a Pipercross
Replaced/repair a few misc. trim bits
Full paint correction (60 hours in total!!)

This week, SCS will be replacing the spark plugs and coils, along with the exhaust fittings and I have a list longer than my arm of things I would like to complete. just need the time and funds!!

If I could figure out how to add photos showing each stage of the paint correction, I would.

Anyway, hello to all!
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FZP
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats and welcome. The way to post pics is reducing the file size of the pics. I use am app called "resizer: on my phone and that does the trick.
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SpennyUK71
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
Congrats and welcome. The way to post pics is reducing the file size of the pics. I use am app called "resizer: on my phone and that does the trick.


Many thanks for the advice, what size do you resize them as? I have managed to add a profile photo as it states the size to use.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drop it down to 1600 x 1200 res and seems to work fine
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and SCS are a good bunch Thumb .
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

What did you have before the dream was fulfilled Confused

Look forward to the pics!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to 911uk Spenny',

A 2002, Carrera 4 Tiptronic is an excellent choice for a first 911. Thumb

Mind you .......... I might be a bit biased. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along! Thumb

That's a great low mileage example then.
I'm looking forward to seeing the pics of that perfect paint.
 
  
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SpennyUK71
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome guys Thumb

Right, let’s try posting some photos.
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