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Mookin
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: To hibernate or not.. Reply with quote

The 996 that is, not myself, although tempting at times.. My 996 is not my daily driver, just use for fun and kicks as much as I can. I have access to free dry long term storage(no regular access, need to commit to a few months) Paranoid about all the winter wetness n salt and thinking of storing for the winter months as I did with my old 924. Kept outside on my drive, as no garage, for the rest of the year. Your views please n thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...mine has just been garaged for the winter when I will complete a few jobs ...no joy for me driving it around in the salty shite ..
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's never done mine any harm.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine always hides in the garage from the end of November until Spring, this time round I'm considering (and likely will) use a storage facility so that I have the space in the garage over the winter.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top Man Alex!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh the annual 'don't hibernate your car you pussy' thread!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
Mine always hides in the garage from the end of November until Spring, this time round I'm considering (and likely will) use a storage facility so that I have the space in the garage over the winter.


Perhaps talk to Impact .. no affiliation as they are a seperate business .
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could understand hibernation if it was a £100k E Type, but a sub £20k 911 hardly seems appropriate.

However, I'm lucky to have a garage for my occasional used car and you can often get some great dry and very sunny days over the winter period to have a blast!! - in my case with the roof down!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
Ooh the annual 'don't hibernate your car you pussy' thread!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha mixed messages there! Top pics Alex. Think I’ll go mid way and just hibernate for a couple of months.. cheers everyone.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was thinking about it with mine but only as I have a heap of bits to fit so will do it all at once.
Drove it all through last winter, we do get pretty harsh ones where I live so not overly keen to use it given the rear arches getting a little crusty.
Im going to use it as a good time to remove undertrays and other bits to get them all coated and protected. If I get this done quickly then I'll get it back on the road for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
Ooh the annual 'don't hibernate your car you pussy' thread!

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I hibernate mine. It’s sorned from the end of this week. I’d hoped to give it a final blast yesterday but man-flu said otherwise.

The reasons have all been listed before on here. If I work hard to buy something special I’ll keep it nice for the summer. I get zero enjoyment from squirming about on cold dirty roads, with unpredictable levels of grip and I get even less fun from washing a car in the freezing cold when I could be sat in front of the log burner relaxing.

But we all have our own uses and goals for things. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here, mines SORNed as of the end of this week, I’ve barely driven it over the summer so I’ll be buggered if I’m driving it over the winter when there’s far more appropriate cars to be blatting about in !

It’s done nothing but rain here for Months, look at the world Champs cycling in Sept..... before that there was all that rain leading up to the Dam nearly busting its retaining wall near Whaley Bridge, this weekend left all the roads flooded round here and covered in lord only knows what ! And tonight the gritters are out on their rounds........

If it were my only means of transport then I’d have to, but then again I couldn’t use it as My only means as it wouldn’t be big enough, so it’s just sat there, on trickle waiting for the on set of spring...... that and the fact that it’s silly season at work and I’m not going to have the time to drive it let alone clean it in the cold, wet, dark dismal months ahead.

Roll on Spring !
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine stays in the garage where it always stays.

I don’t bother with SORN through the winter, I keep all the documentation live. Agree that it’s pointless driving about on wet, cold salty roads. Bollox to that. But you do get the occasional cool crispy winter days. And turbo’s like a bit of cool air! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drive my car on appropriate days all year round. One day when we are too old to drive or the combustion engine is banned you might regret it!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only one of those will ever happen. Fossil fuel is the future! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually my 911 would never go out at this time of year but it's overdue a major service as I've been away. So I'll have to tax it and take it to Wilmslow next week. But I'd imagine once finished it won't be out again until next year. Shame because I only drove it to one event at Oulton Park this year. Probably only done 50 miles.

On the other hand my Boxster will be used through what winter I see in the UK.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off the back of this, is there anything that needs taken care off regarding having these things laid up for a while?

Specifically the turbo engined ones?

My experience with cars says no but these things seem a wee bit princess like so juts thought id ask, mines not turned a piston in about 4 months due to turbine rebuilds and probably isnt likely to for another 4 months
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't store the car, but then again I have a warm dry garage at home and dry underground parking at the office (where I can even get the car washed if I'm not too fussy). And I alternate between my two cars.

It's no problem driving around when it's really cold, the worst is the salt-n-slush weather at the beginning and end of winter.

If I was too fussy I wouldn't be driving at all as I live on a gravel road - we don't have as much tarmac as you lot - and the cars are pretty much either dusty or grubby all year round anyway.
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