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00by
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:05 pm    Post subject: My Zenith Blue Manual 996 Cab Reply with quote

So last week I purchased my first ever Porsche...

It’s a 2000 911 996 C2 Manual Cab in Zenith Blue, has the aerokit front bumper and sideskirts, a Metropol blue interior, and has 91,500miles on the clock. I’m in love already! It’s got the hard top as well but I’d taken that off to clean.











I bought the car with a view to taking it on a European road trip this summer - I've got a list of a few things I want to do beforehand...

Firstly, a full, major service…oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, drive belt, pollen filter, spark plugs, manual transmission oil, coolant change and brake fluid change. I like to get all these things done and keep well on top of maintenance, just makes preventative sense to me. (Plus I enjoy it…!)

New gas struts for the frunk (or whatever it’s called) as they close themselves on your head after a couple of seconds…

Some new tyres (pretty sure I’m going with Michelin PS4’s) – I’d asked the seller on the phone how the tyres were, who confirmed they were in great condition with plenty of tread. I then completely forgot to check when viewing – turns out there is a reasonable amount of tread…but the front tyres are 13 years old and the rears 7.5 and 2.5…needless to say I’m going to get them all changed – I’d not heard good things about the Pirellis anyway.
I’ll get the tracking checked at the same time.

Add cruise control – for some of the longer stints in Europe I think this will be very useful – it involves purchasing the stalks, wiring it up and then getting it coded in by a specialist.

Air con fix – I’ve had a look at the rads and part of the fins has actually completely separated! Couple of new rads on order and will fit and keep my fingers crossed that sorts the leaks…

“Gundo hack” – the exhaust is a little quiet…especially when one of my other cars is a TVR!

Full detail – I’ll try and find the time to get my machine polisher out before I go and get the paint sparkling! I may do a recolour on the seats as well, although they’re actually in pretty decent condition so we’ll see how I get on.
Oh, and sort out the alloys as well.
And get some mats to replace the current ones as they’re horrid!

I was originally going to change the steering wheel for the 3 spoke version from photos – but in the flesh I actually really like the 4 spoke…it gives a nice retro feel to the interior. Given the cost to change I may well just keep it like this…

No doubt I'll find more things to spend money on! Thanks for reading Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. Looks nice, I recognised the car from your post of the FB page as well. Love the wheels, I should never have sold my set.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave the helmet off!

Blue hood looks so Cool

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Robertb
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great in that colour on those wheels. Enjoy the maintenance programme, though as you say its a slippery slope... if its not had anything done recently, I dare say some suspension work may join the list.
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Joined: 09 Jul 2009
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1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice thumbsup
Great colour and front aero PU and wheels look great!
Welcome and enjoy !
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EX : 02' 996 Turbo Coupe ( May 17 - Sept 19 )
EX : 95' 993 C4 Coupe ( Dec 10 - Oct 16 )
EX : 00' 996 C2 Cab ( Jul 09 - Oct 10 )
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Joined: 08 Nov 2019
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking car and glad you are enjoying it. This is a very helpful place.

I have just come from the land of TVR but did have a Boxster as well for the last 3 years. What TVR do you have and are you on Pistonheads?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats

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00by
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome, everyone!

TV8 wrote:
Lovely looking car and glad you are enjoying it. This is a very helpful place.

I have just come from the land of TVR but did have a Boxster as well for the last 3 years. What TVR do you have and are you on Pistonheads?


I've got a Chimaera 500 - I've not driven the cars back to back yet (currently doing a full service on the TVR) but I think they'll complement each other nicely.

Yeah I'm on PH - handle is GR_TVR
 
  
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