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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice info there @mja911 Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow thats an amazing car. Good luck with the purchase thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks MJA911 & co. Tyres aren't Cup 2's - they're "just" Pilot Sports. From the pics I've been sent I think I can see date code 4115, so week 41 of 2015. Since then it's done about 1500 miles, so they should be ok (unless that's 1500 miles on the 'Ring Floor )
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m pretty sure that Cups (Cup 1) were factory spec, and I think there was also a Pirelli equivalent. Unless the Pilot Sports are PS4 (generally accepted as superior to Cup 2’s?), then I’d keep the tyres in the back pocket as a bargaining chip just in case. I mean if you’re “buying a GT3 from Porsche, then it should come with the factory spec tyres, right?” Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic car and the best colour .hope its going to be a keeper thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a good look at the ceramics for delamination. They will do loads of road miles no problem but this generation PCCB wears hard if used on a circuit. As parts are eye watering dealers are less likely to refresh this stuff for resale and people have no idea what to look for.

You can get some low speed rattle/knock from what sounds like top mounts, car needs to be warm. If so it’s most likely to be the strut itself and many were replaced at low miles.

RMS can weep and go, clutch forks can (will) go eventually. I wouldn’t worry about any of it as all fixable, these things are tough

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! He sent me the disc density and apparently the ceramics “all are well within tolerance and in fact have a similar reading to when the discs are new.

Front 34.05 tolerance 33.8
Rear 28.05 tolerance 27.7”

But of course it doesn’t mean much to me. Someone else told me this is fine- anyone else got any experience in the area? Demort...?

(Currently on the train heading up there....)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idea what that means to be honest . I thought they weighed them for wear statistics? Anyway, the thickness is measurable of course but just look for delaminating. A negotiation point at least. You can always swap to steel later on anyway.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I bought that!!!

I’m now on the train home after an extensive scrutiny of the car. It really is a very nice thing indeed! I’d say it actually looks ok in the flesh without the need for the side decals but I’ll save that decision for now.

Big thanks to FZP who dropped in and did his best to get me some bits thrown in.

Look forward to collecting it and getting it out and about...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done! When is the big pick up?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Probably 3rd Dec although I may get it delivered.
I ought to try my hand at a yoochoob “collection day” video and see if I can be the next yoochoob sensation. Before you know it I’ll be on Strictly Floor
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As useful as bull in a China shop I was, just got in tge way and probably caused more damage than did any good.
I need no excuse to step into a dealership to look at cars, especially ones as nice as your new car. Great to meet you and happy to watch a grown man trying to not act like a 10y.o boy overcome by excitement Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all mate - I especially liked it when you started dismantling the trim under the bonnet Floor Seriously though, 10/10 for thoroughness and it was good to have another pair of eyes on it.

They certainly played hardball on the negotiation front but I think I'm getting a nice car.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on another fine addition to the fleet. Nice one for moving on it so quickly thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful car and congratulations! 997.1 is a great looking car.

I vote for no decals; it’s stunning as it is.

I wonder why the first owner would opt for PTS RS Green? S/he could have bought an RS for not much more money; unless didn’t get an allocation.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Green, congratulations on the purchase, trust me Viper never gets old...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done sir and that is a great purchase.

ref the tyres 2015 is fine and only 3 years old. once they get to 5 or 6 years then replace.

are you using the car through the winter? in which case the PS2 is going to be a lot better than a Cup tyres.

you could always yank then tyres off and they would sell no worries am sure on here.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
Beautiful car and congratulations! 997.1 is a great looking car.

I vote for no decals; it’s stunning as it is.

I wonder why the first owner would opt for PTS RS Green? S/he could have bought an RS for not much more money; unless didn’t get an allocation.


The first owner would have bought it because he wanted it in that spec, or maybe he wanted one to last until the RS arrived. Allocations weren't an issue and depreciation was a given
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squelch wrote:
Thanks. Probably 3rd Dec although I may get it delivered.
I ought to try my hand at a yoochoob “collection day” video and see if I can be the next yoochoob sensation. Before you know it I’ll be on Strictly Floor


Congratulations Squelch on the purchase thumbsup thumbsup

Can you ask OPC Wimslow where FZP sends his commission invoice Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911UK wrote:
squelch wrote:
Thanks. Probably 3rd Dec although I may get it delivered.
I ought to try my hand at a yoochoob “collection day” video and see if I can be the next yoochoob sensation. Before you know it I’ll be on Strictly Floor


Congratulations Squelch on the purchase thumbsup thumbsup

Can you ask OPC Wimslow where FZP sends his commission invoice Mr. Green

That reminds me.....I need to chase that invoice up Grin
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