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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Winter is here. Reply with quote

So it’s December

As I have a 3.8 997.1 that hasnt had a Hartech rebuild I am sure someone will tell me that my chocolate engine wouldn’t survive a rain shower or a snowflake so I have decided that it is time to put the lady away for the winter and declare her SORN until the new year.

I don’t like her getting wet or dirty anyway.

So my question is, is there anything I should be doing to keep her happy.

Should I disconect the battery for example and what else would people recommend.

Should I start her up occasionally or is it better to not do that

An advice would be most welcome
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the advice - http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=129915&sid=c46787b5bd9c2ab0f42028c4506c6c79

And there are several other similar threads, if you want to see them just do a seach of the forum.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thank you

I probably should have looked before I posted Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you sort a car for part of a month?
What I mean by that is that given today is Dec 1 is December already spent from a road tax perspective or if you sort the car do you get a part benefit back for December?
Is it days or months is the question I suppose??
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob_p wrote:
Can you sort a car for part of a month?
What I mean by that is that given today is Dec 1 is December already spent from a road tax perspective or if you sort the car do you get a part benefit back for December?
Is it days or months is the question I suppose??


It's by month. But do it by post and send a cheque dated yesterday and they should do it from then if that's what you're worried about? Least I have done that when I've missed it by a day or two in the past Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you SORN today you'll only get January + other months back.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one of those chocolate engines and also SORN'd at the end of Nov - haha! It's the salt on the roads in NE Scotland that I'm concerned about, but some of those snow flakes can be serious?

I have C-tec charger on the go and plan to get the wheels refurbed during the winter months. I'm not going to start it during the winter months, just for the sake of it. I'm sure there are other people that do.

Also get steering wheel refurbed, I have alcantara leather that's getting a bit tired. Hopefully back on the road in April depending how the weather goes.

Hopefully a short winter...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob_p wrote:
Can you sort a car for part of a month?
What I mean by that is that given today is Dec 1 is December already spent from a road tax perspective or if you sort the car do you get a part benefit back for December?
Is it days or months is the question I suppose??


Yes it is only full months. I did mine yesterday
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