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benbuhagiar
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have a lot of luck with Porsches nooo
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who was it that bought his old one Dont know

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Les
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not looking forward to the report from Porsche on Monday.
In the meantime, I’ll occupy myself with the best roads in the world.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised another! nooo
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bloody hell Les , I bet anyone you know wouldnt touch a Porsche based on your experience. nooo nooo nooo hows the ave miles looking in the aston Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somethings not right here. Either someone is sabotaging your cars or you are the most mechanically unsympathetic owner in the history of Porsche ownership. If this one has cacked its pants, I'd head down to the local stables and seek a different kind of horsepower.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one was my wife’s car, so it’s not down to my driving and being a tiptronic I can’t blame overreving. The oil has been changed every 5k, and it’s got a great service history.

I find out the issue on Monday. But the engine was covered in oil and it didn’t sound happy.

MPG wise, when I drove to Rome 6 weeks ago in my 997.2 I avaraged 27mpg. Over the last 1,150 miles the Aston has done 25mpg. Much better than expected.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My daughter (driving my wife's Porsche 987 Boxster) managed just under 300 miles before the engine blew-up (Porsche Rheims wanted 28,000 euro for a replacement - being done in the UK for less than £5K at PorscheTorque).
The Aston, on the other hand, was superb.
Zero oil pressure (it was all over the road) and the engine noise best described and a bucket of spanners in a tumble dryer, marked the end for my wife’s Boxster.
Its dead.


The RAC came to the rescue and gave my daughter and her boyfriend a lovely little Renault Capture for the trip - not the same as a Boxster but still......
We drove through France, into Switzerland and made out first stop in Annecy.
Switzerland.


The next day we drove south, over the Col Du Bonet - the highest road in Europe at 10,000 feet. if you like twisty hairpins with massive drops and no guard rails, then this is the road for you. We then went cross country and drove Route Napoleon for the last part of the day.
Col Du Bonet.


We then stayed in Nice visiting St Tropez and Monaco a couple of times. Driving around the F1 circuit and having dinner in the Cafe de Paris was a real highlight, although I preferred the food at the Stars 'n Bars which no trip to Monaco would be complete without a visit.
Outside the Stars ’n Bars in Monaco.


After a few days it was time to move on to our next stop, and off we went into Milan (to watch qualifying) then on to our hotel next to Lake Como.
Street Parking in Como.


On race day we were the only things blue in a sea of red. The crowd when mad every time Vettel passed, and hurled abuse at Hamilton. They gave us some stick us when Danny Ric's engine broke but (to our delight) went silent when Hamilton took the lead.
Blue is the colour….


The next day we drove the Tremola (the oldest road in Switzerland), then the Furka Pass and finally the Susten
The cobbled mountain road called the Tremola.


The top of the Furka Pass.


Our Hotel View.


After that it was a lot of motorway munching (boring), a nights stay in Paris (been there done that) before the final euro tunnel trip home.

All in all, it the Aston averaged 25.2mpg (I got 27mpg in my 997.2 PDK 7 weeks ago) which I thought was amazing - apart from the day I spent hooning around the Alps. I Didn’t check it but it was probably single figures 😜

The DB9 is made for trips like this and I would highly recommend it. It's not that expensive on fuel and it is surprisingly more reliable than a Porsche.
We normally do a couple of these every year and I can’t wait for the next one.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great write up Les, mid 20s was what we thought it would do on a run like that mate and good to hear the AML preformed well . based on your recent purchase I have just traded the range rover and brought a Bentley GT using your theory of we all need a 6ltr car in our lives Grin driving it around at the weekend I was ave 11mpg Surprised so need a few good runs to get the ave up to where I was expecting at around 18mpg . this will then make the 997.2 seem like an eco car and when I drive it I will feel like I am helping the enviroment Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Furka-ing hell Surprised

Looks like an amazing trip worship

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
I have just traded the range rover and brought a Bentley GT


I've just brought my wife an Evoque, its bad when you choose British cars over a Porsche for reliability lol.
Let me know how you get on with the Bentley, they seem to be an absolute bargain at the moment.

PS welcome back to the 6.0lt club.
My 6.75lt Rolls Royce's single figure MPG makes the Aston look like a Tesla.
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2008 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Great write up Les, mid 20s was what we thought it would do on a run like that mate and good to hear the AML preformed well . based on your recent purchase I have just traded the range rover and brought a Bentley GT using your theory of we all need a 6ltr car in our lives Grin driving it around at the weekend I was ave 11mpg Surprised so need a few good runs to get the ave up to where I was expecting at around 18mpg . this will then make the 997.2 seem like an eco car and when I drive it I will feel like I am helping the enviroment Floor Floor


Come on Phil, you know the drill, where are the pictures of your Bentley? Useless
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's the photos of the nudist beach in St Tropez? Thumb

Great trip mate. thumbsup
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alex yates wrote:
Where's the photos of the nudist beach in St Tropez?


I was going to show one of me with my tallywacker out but there was a cold breeze and it hid lol.
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[quote="Les"]
Phil 997 wrote:


PS welcome back to the 6.0lt club.
My 6.75lt Rolls Royce's single figure MPG makes the Aston look like a Tesla.




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benbuhagiar wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
Great write up Les, mid 20s was what we thought it would do on a run like that mate and good to hear the AML preformed well . based on your recent purchase I have just traded the range rover and brought a Bentley GT using your theory of we all need a 6ltr car in our lives Grin driving it around at the weekend I was ave 11mpg Surprised so need a few good runs to get the ave up to where I was expecting at around 18mpg . this will then make the 997.2 seem like an eco car and when I drive it I will feel like I am helping the enviroment Floor Floor


Come on Phil, you know the drill, where are the pictures of your Bentley? Useless


OK Here it is, Meteor with Mulliner spec. Not clean but I dont think mine came with the self cleaning option Grin Grin Interestingly it seems they are very similar to the DB9 in that the early models had a few issues that were resolved by time the 2009 partial facelift model came out , So this gave me some encouragement in the same way as Les had got a DB9 after AML had ironed out the early model gremlins .Sorry Les for the slight thread hyjack Thumb
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Amazing pictures Les.

Phil, the car looks ace!

Now do I buy an Aston or Bentley next...? First world problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some lovely cars on here!

Les, which hotel is that with that view!? Looks lovely!

PorscheTorque will sort that little Boxster out for you, are you getting a new short block or is it repairable? What was the fault in the end?
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The Hotel is the Seehotel Pilatus, Seestrasse 34, 6052 Hergiswil, Switzerland.

Don't know the issue with the Boxster yet as its still in France but the Porsche garage in Rheims basically said 'ohh la la la engine un fooked' or something like that, but they did refer me to this book for better a translation:




I'm buying a low mileage engine that's had it bores checked etc, from a chap who has supplied my Porsche engines in the past..... then Sid will put a new IMS, RMS, chain and tensioners in it at the same time. Should be a good car when its back on the road.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benbuhagiar wrote:
Amazing pictures Les.

Phil, the car looks ace!

Now do I buy an Aston or Bentley next...? First world problems.


Floor Floor they are both boxes that need ticking in life mate, similar engines similar running costs
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