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jonttt
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I'd be blasting down the South of France in it this summer if it were mine. If you want, I'll take yours down for you, ready for your summer holiday in Cannes.


For a small fee, obviously Laughing


I'm in Cannes a couple of times a year but unfortunately never have the opportunity to drive it there Sad

We have also just bought a chateaux near Bergerac so spending August out there but again will be flying as it comes with a house keeper and escalade for transport Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



As you've used the plural (chateau s, chateaux pl) I'm presuming you've bought two of the above caravans?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well now you mention it Smile

A farmhouse in the French Alps which is a two year rebuild project and the classic style near Bergerac Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the 993 is booked into unit 11 for a major service tomorrow so thought I had better shake the cobwebs off, started like dream as if it had only been sat for a day Thumb

A blast around my local coastline to warm it up thoroughly and the smile was back on my face Cool

It always amazes me how much fun I get driving this car. Going from FFRR / Lamborghini to the 993 really brings home how small and low the 993 is. Nowhere near as fast but it feels like it is ....... and that noise ahhhhhhhhhh

Looking forward to a day at unit 11 tomorrow Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
So the 993 is booked into unit 11 for a major service tomorrow so thought I had better shake the cobwebs off, started like dream as if it had only been sat for a day Thumb

A blast around my local coastline to warm it up thoroughly and the smile was back on my face Cool

It always amazes me how much fun I get driving this car. Going from FFRR / Lamborghini to the 993 really brings home how small and low the 993 is. Nowhere near as fast but it feels like it is ....... and that noise ahhhhhhhhhh

Looking forward to a day at unit 11 tomorrow Smile



Got to be a contender for the worst "I've got lots of money post". Grin Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It offers a different perspective Wink

When the weather improves I'll get some pics of the lambo and 993 as its quite a contrast but driving the 993 today reminded me how much people appreciate the classics, got some great comments where in a modern supercar people are much more standoffish
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can nip over and value the 993 tomorrow at Unit 11 if you like as you wont be far from me. Dont know
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, I can value your KN and we can see how close you can get to 25 bags for mine frustrated

There is another 993 due in for me to look at......

Walked over to Birchwood to spend the day in Home and Bargain and McDonalds whileI "work'. I've already had "the' phone call but it was to tell me that some work I had asked them to do (top mounts) did not need doing and the only additional work over the major service item they could find was to replace one rubber boot (not sure which yet) Smile

Before I left I watched them remove the front and rear air filters, they held them up, laughed and said how many miles have you done Floor They all looked like brand new but had to be replaced so they could satisfy the "major service'" criteria for the service book Rolling Eyes

Edit: Pic of car ready to pickup after its major service, looking rather pleased with itself...


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually had time today to do some 993 tinkering for what must be the first time in over 12 months nooo

The alarm siren on my car has never worked since I bought the car. The alarm and immobiliser work (flashing indicators, locking doors, car immobilised) but there is never any noise.

A while ago I bought a generic modern rechargeable siren from eBay for c£10 with the intention of fitting it. This however would have meant cutting the wiring block to wire in and of course would not have been "original" Hand

So when I spotted on eBay a Hamilton and Palmer Siren from a 1997 Porsche 993, from a well known breakers, guaranteed working and with the all important x2 keys I jumped at the Buy It Now Button .... and was £60 poorer Surprised

I fitted it this afternoon, 5 min job, plug and play Thumb .......

The original Siren in situ on the left hand side of the engine bay ...




Pull off the rubber cover to expose the wiring block..




and a gentle tuck on the wiring block to remove it...




Before removing the old siren I plugged in the new siren and sure enough it worked Bandit

So to remove the old siren you simply undo two hex nuts on each side. Note when these are loose you can simply slide the siren backwards to remove, pics below show why Wink ....






You are then left with a nice clean void where the siren used to fit....




Fitting the new unit is simply the reversal of removal....

with key in situ...




with key cover in place...




Note the Hamilton and Palmer alarm / immobiliser system was retro fitted to UK cars by Hamilton & Palmer prior to delivery to first customers. There where slight variations over the 993 production run and I'm not sure if the alarm siren itself varied ?

The siren works but "going off" on alarm activation or disconnection of power (eg battery disconnected) when it "goes off" via rechargeable battery.

I tested it and its ......... LOUD....... 15 min later whilst typing this my ears are still ringing (engine cover was open) Surprised

The idea of the keys (which often go missing and are not replaceable) is to be able to switch to an "off" position for example on removing battery or faults.

So my 993 now has a voice again Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand I hope you shifted all the rust from the 'original' bracket Grin
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Hand I hope you shifted all the rust from the 'original' bracket Grin


£25k less cost of new bracket?
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So my 993 now has a voice again Thumb

I would rather my 993 didn't have a voice, if I leave it to long it has a habit of calling me, usually in the early hours of the morning much to the disapproval of close neighbours!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

give me a 20 year old bomb proof engine any day.....



JLR customer service fantastic as I expect these days (the little emergency button really does work !) and just been confirmed engine seized and likely new engine needed (cheaper to fit new than to strip/repair/rebuild).

ps the funny thing is I went from outside lane in rush hour on M6 doing 70MPH (+/- 20MPH Cop ) to free rolling and ending up in a caravan parking bay on the Charnock Richard services on the cars last roll, I did not even apply the brake to stop the car, talk about lucky Rolling Eyes

Edit: I'd just stated in another thread that the FFRR was the best daily driver in the world. I may have to revisit that statement PC

The silver lining is it maybe just the excuse I need to get the 993 out in this fine weather to run it for a week rather than the hire car Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocking! What caused the seizure?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My/our other car is a rangie, Range Rover sport v8 hat body kit and all the bits. V8 engine too which is powerful. I get the choice of which car to take out in the mornings as they are both at my office, my missus works with me so we bring both cars. I nearly always end up taking the Porsche even though it would make commercial sense to use the rangie. It has 109k on the clock so more miles won't hurt it.

Excellent family bus though and a comfortable drive.

They certainly have their foibles, mine had new turbos, air suspension pump, handbrake actuator, plus other bits but all under the previous owner.

I'd love a really sported up one like the urban sport but can't justify the financial loss if I don't use it enough.

Not sure if the new ones are deemed more reliable than the early models - they have to be....don't they
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always loved my Range Rovers and found them a comfortable place to sit and wait for the break down truck... as you do if you run them.


Good luck with the repairs I hope your local dealer is a good one, most seem totally unable to rebuild these 405 models without lots of subsequent issues and faults.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmm we shall see. They dropped off a top spec sport with only 800 miles on the clock which I'm happy with. Interesting to compare to the full fat. You feel instantly at home as there are lots of similarities in the interior and controls but it only feels 75% as "solid" as the full fat version. Seems like a great car in its own right but does feel like a downward step. Surprisingly does not feel as good to drive in terms of performance which probably is a combination of how adaptable the full fat suspension is and how I've become used to the greater mass of the car, feels like the full fat has a lot more use able torque to power out of bends. It can be very rewarding getting that mass to work for you.

So as I reflect I fear the 993 is destined to remain in the garage as I've c1,000 miles to cover this week and it will give me a great chance to get to know the sport better.

Estimate repair time 10 to 14 days Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that's not great news

Considering the volume of RR's on the road they must be doing something right

However when I went to the main dealer to buy the odd bit there was always a customer in there having rant about his new car

I bought an old one as a project car and spent 1OK fixing it up. eventually gave up as endless problems

A nice young fella bought in on eBay from me for just over 2K, emailed me a month or so later looking for 1300 quid for repairs, I felt bad but I did everything I could to put it right prior to selling, he didn't pursue me

Great car when it worked and without doubt the most comfortable car I've ever had

I bet you'll get to like the sport
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sad thing is it's a £100k+ car nooo

Maybe leaving it in sport mode for 9k miles was not a good idea Grin

Makes the 993 classics bargains to run with minimal relative maintenance risks given their increasing values, one thing that never, ever crosses my mind with one is the engine going pop, 40 years of engine development and true race heritage saw to that Thumb
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