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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I hear-by name this thread the "Why are you putting your car away, you pussy you should just use it" thread!

There's one every year!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the correct Porsche way to deal with the winter Grin Grin Grin
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Exactly! thumbsup




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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not one for wrapping it away completely until spring. You can't beat a nice sunny wintery drive!

I couldnt use it daily though. Takes away the special feel, Still get butterflies when the garage door rolls up and i see those curves Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm not one for wrapping it away completely until spring. You can't beat a nice sunny wintery drive!

I couldnt use it daily though. Takes away the special feel, Still get butterflies when the garage door rolls up and i see those curves Mr. Green


Hand No it doesn't!

Four and a half years of driving it daily (even every holiday I've had abroad within that period has been in it) and that special feel and the butter flies never ever goes away. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree with Alex even as a daily that special feeling is always there . Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question guys, I’m not going to use my Cayman in Feb and possibly March. Figured I might as well save the tax money if it’s straight forward.

Car is off the road on my driveway. Fully insured by our friends at Classicline.

Can I just go onto the Gov webby and SORN it please? My concern is the monthly DD, does it need cancelling and resetting up? Or will they just not debit me for the months I’m registered as SORN?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And how long are the tyres happy to sit stationary? Read up over inflation earlier in the thread. I’ve not driven the car in around 5 weeks already I should guess!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought into all this SORN shoite the 1st year I had my car. Then I thought about it....

I simply don't bother now. I keep all documentation live- tax, test, insurance. I don't take it out if the weathers crap or road surface is wet and salty. But you do get the odd beautiful crisp winter days. And the turbo's love a bit of chilled air Wink

For saving a couple of bob on road tax I don't see the point. Just my 2 penneth, for those who like the hibernation ritual, crack on thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get the whole crisp day thing, been utilising those days thus far into the winter.

Just thought, I’ve not driven it in Jan, can’t see it going out in Feb, that’s 100 knicker for the sake of a few keyboard presses whist I sit in the office.

Just unsure about the direct debit considerations?!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well went straight to the horses head and rang DVLA, declaring SORN automatically cancels the direct debit. Then taxing it again creates a new one. Might give it a whirl to be fair.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I note no mention of stuck clutches on manual cars, where after lay up it is not possible to get the car in gear with the engine running as the clutch does not free off when the clutch pedal is pressed.... Have read of semi regular occurrences of this on other sports car forums, not a Porsche foible then...? There are ways of freeing the clutch plate without stripping it down.

Reading in this thread of keeping batteries charged... Lead acid batteries give of explosive gasses when charging/discharging heavily, a spark from a disconnect or any other similar situation in an area where the gas has been allowed to build up can perhaps have a mix of plastic and acid flying in all directions...

Also heard of a situation where one of those lithium booster packs left connected in the car caught fire causing all sorts of insurance hassles....

My old car has been laid up for quite a while so informed my broker(email evidence) that it has been out of MOT for some time, even though I still have it insured for road use, when perhaps I should have sought to convert to in storage insurance.... Guess I was hopeful to get it on the road any day soon.... ! I suspect there could be insurance issues if you car is not complete, in that you are working on it, perhaps the engine out.... and a claim situation arises... hmm..?

I will stop typing now, I have scared myself enough.. Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
I bought into all this SORN shoite the 1st year I had my car. Then I thought about it....

I simply don't bother now. I keep all documentation live- tax, test, insurance. I don't take it out if the weathers crap or road surface is wet and salty. But you do get the odd beautiful crisp winter days. And the turbo's love a bit of chilled air Wink

For saving a couple of bob on road tax I don't see the point. Just my 2 penneth, for those who like the hibernation ritual, crack on thumbsup


Couldn’t agree with you more. Now not wishing to be regionalist but is this some soft southern snowflake fear. Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Norfolk & Idea wrote:
I bought into all this SORN shoite the 1st year I had my car. Then I thought about it....

I simply don't bother now. I keep all documentation live- tax, test, insurance. I don't take it out if the weathers crap or road surface is wet and salty. But you do get the odd beautiful crisp winter days. And the turbo's love a bit of chilled air Wink

For saving a couple of bob on road tax I don't see the point. Just my 2 penneth, for those who like the hibernation ritual, crack on thumbsup


Couldn’t agree with you more. Now not wishing to be regionalist but is this some soft southern snowflake fear. Floor


Not all of us. wack
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Couldn’t agree with you more. Now not wishing to be regionalist but is this some soft southern snowflake fear. Floor


So your car is your year round daily then yeah?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
I bought into all this SORN shoite the 1st year I had my car. Then I thought about it....

I simply don't bother now. I keep all documentation live- tax, test, insurance. I don't take it out if the weathers crap or road surface is wet and salty. But you do get the odd beautiful crisp winter days. And the turbo's love a bit of chilled air Wink

For saving a couple of bob on road tax I don't see the point. Just my 2 penneth, for those who like the hibernation ritual, crack on thumbsup



Oooh yeah, the candles come out we all run around naked singing.
You cant beat a ritual you really cant
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The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Urban Ranger wrote:


Couldn’t agree with you more. Now not wishing to be regionalist but is this some soft southern snowflake fear. Floor


So your car is your year round daily then yeah?


Just a little leg pulling guys. Nothing but respect and love for everyone on here. Not a daily by any means, would like it to be however I’m a 30k a year driver for work. Doesn’t get laid away for the winter and any opportunity available it’s driven, as long as it’s safe to be out thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobyone wrote:
Norfolk & Idea wrote:
I bought into all this SORN shoite the 1st year I had my car. Then I thought about it....

I simply don't bother now. I keep all documentation live- tax, test, insurance. I don't take it out if the weathers crap or road surface is wet and salty. But you do get the odd beautiful crisp winter days. And the turbo's love a bit of chilled air Wink

For saving a couple of bob on road tax I don't see the point. Just my 2 penneth, for those who like the hibernation ritual, crack on thumbsup



Oooh yeah, the candles come out we all run around naked singing.
You cant beat a ritual you really cant


Is this naked ritual meet in the events section? Cannot find it ?? Can I attend if I’ve only got a small candle?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough, I drove the car for 2 years as my only car until I became a dad. Now I find opportunities to drive her are few and far between, proper occasion when I do now though. Works for my OCD as well because it means it stays beautifully clean as I can now pick exactly when it gets driven. Also through my man maths calculator, I figured that these last few months of precious little driving can only be doing the residuals a favour, having put best part of 15k on the clock.

She deserves not seeing all that salt and grime now I have a car for family duties IMO Thumb

Why should I give those robbing barstewards 50 a month (if she’s not going anywhere), when the chumps I work with are poisoning the air I breathe with their DERVs whilst paying 20 a year!
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