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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:01 am    Post subject: My Vesuvio(us) Metallic 911 996 C2 Reply with quote

EDIT: Pics are gone, from this thread, but here are some more:








Recently bought this 3.4 C2:


Edit: colour is Vesuvio Charcoal, not quite the same (but similar) to the Vesuvius 993s.

Not seen or heard of other 996 in this colour, perhaps it was a special order? Its kind of dark grey, but can look brown or a bit purple in the sunlight!

First job is some 18" genuine turbo-look twists to replace the C4 17" alloys.

I'm tempted to have the turbo-look wheels re-finished in darker steel grey, like the rare 993 "Vesuvius edition" - however I won't go as far as steel grey mirrors and handles.


http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=58972&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=13

http://www.paul-stephens.com/Porsche-911-993-C2S-Deposit-taken/car2044
http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/find/4100_results.asp?lCarID=1860164
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, not a 996, but i do have a vesuvius 993 narrow body.
Again, rare colour, especially on 993's as this was reserved for the wide body variants!
'Tis a beautiful colour, grey through to purple dependant on the light. Yours looks great in the photo, captured the colour really well. Enjoy. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone else got a Vesuvius Metallic 911 996? Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
Recently bought this 3.4 C2:


Not seen or heard of other 996 in this colour, perhaps it was a special order? Its kind of dark grey, but can look brown or a bit purple in the sunlight!

First job is some 18" genuine turbo-look twists to replace the C4 17" alloys.

I'm tempted to have the turbo-look wheels re-finished in darker steel grey, like the rare 993 "Vesuvius edition" - however I won't go as far as steel grey mirrors and handles.


http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=58972&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=13

http://www.paul-stephens.com/Porsche-911-993-C2S-Deposit-taken/car2044
http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/find/4100_results.asp?lCarID=1860164

That looks blummin' lovely! Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, its very rare, congrats.

Its actually called Vesuvio not Vesuvius.

Vesuvio is a little darker, more plummy in colour than Vesuvius, very subtle but they are NOT the same so don't get caught out if you ever need anything painting etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car and colour. I like the sign on the gate Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen a Vesuvius 996 in the flesh but that car, in that colour, brings back memories for me as it was after reading the 2008 EVO Magbook 'Porsche Supercars' that I decided that I would definitely be buying a 996.

There was a 'buying guide/feature' on the 996 and the car used to illustrate the article was a Vesuvius 996.1 C4.

fyi the colour is listed in Adrian Streather's '996 The Essential Companion' book as Vesuvius Grey Metallic (Brochure Code K3) - special order paint colour code 40.
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the comments! I was a little wary of buying it as it could be a "marmite" colour (in fact it literally looks the colour of marmite in some lights...), however I really liked it in the flesh so no worries Cool

Chris W wrote:
Its actually called Vesuvio not Vesuvius.


Ah! I have heard it described as "Vesuvio Charcoal", made the assumption it was the same, I guess I will look up the paint code later.

Sarfend wrote:
I like the sign on the gate


Ha! yeah round the corner from the seller's house. I had to stop and take a pic in the sunlight to share before the long drive home.....
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, almost 2 months into 996 ownership now 110k on the clock.

Work done:
- Oil Castrol Magnatec 10w40
- Oil Filter Bosch
- Air Filter Hengst
- Spark Plugs Denso
- Left window regulator
- Drill / tap roof rack mounts


To Do:
- Gearbox Oil 75w90 Synth
- Brake Fluid Pagid DOT 4
- Left side Coil pack heatshield (corroded, leading to coil damage)
- 6x New Coils (left ones are cracked but still working, best to replace all)
- Fit Low temp thermostat
- Fit mesh to stop leaves getting into rad cavity.
- Trace Air con leak (looking likely to be the fatter pipe under drivers sill)
- Front Suspension "rattle" over uneven surfaces (suspect top mounts)
- Geo setup
- Refurb genuine turbo-look 18" wheels and new tyres
- Fix minor body corrosion
- Look out for a nice used stainless exhaust

Where to stop (the list is getting longer!)...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
fyi the colour is listed in Adrian Streather's '996 The Essential Companion' book as Vesuvius Grey Metallic (Brochure Code K3) - special order paint colour code 40.


Isn't K3 Vesuvio Metallic?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:


The colour is listed in Adrian Streather's '996 The Essential Companion' book as Vesuvius Grey Metallic (Brochure Code K3) - special order paint colour code 40.


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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "to do" list gets longer:
- Top mounts
- forked arms
- OSF wheel bearing

I'm going to stop writing todo lists.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vesuvio and Vesuvious are both correct

One is Anglicised (ius) and one Teutonic (io)

The earlier solvent-based paint is code L40W, the later water-based paint is code L40X.

There full name is "Versuv(io/ius) Metallic" - there is no reference to "grey" or "charcoal".

These additions are often added by dealers too scared to call it purple! (the same dealers who call "Aventura Green Metallic" "Aventura Grey Metallic"!)
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche call it "Vesuvio(us)".

The V5 calls it "Grey".

I call it "Browny-Purple".
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
The V5 calls it "Grey".


The souls of the empty husks that man the DVLA have long since left.

 
  
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wasz
Indianapolis


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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally the list is getting shorter, work done:
- Left side Coil pack heatshield (Genuine)
- 6x New Coils (Car Parts 911 OE)
- Fit Low temp thermostat (Wahler from Berlyn services)
- Top mounts and bearings (OE / Genuine)
- Both front forked arms (TRW from Mister-Auto)
- Front Right ARB droplink (Febi-Bilstein from Mister-Auto)
- OSF wheel bearing (FAG)

To Do:
- Gearbox Oil 75w90 Synth
- Brake Fluid Pagid DOT 4
- Fit mesh to stop leaves getting into rad cavity.
- Trace Air con leak (looking likely to be the fatter pipe under drivers sill)
- Geo setup
- Refurb genuine turbo-look 18" wheels and new tyres
- Fix minor body corrosion
- Look out for a nice used stainless exhaust
- Observe engine oil weeping.....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it!

 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleaned the interior yesterday, seats came up a treat but the bolsters, gear knob and wheel need re-colouring to fix scuffs.

Done:
- Gearbox Oil 75w90 Synth

To Do:
- Re-colour and seal leather interior contact bits
- Brake Fluid Pagid DOT 4
- Fit mesh to stop leaves getting into rad cavity.
- Trace Air con leak (looking likely to be the fatter pipe under drivers sill)
- Refurb my genuine turbo-look (techno?) 18" wheels and new tyres
- Fix minor body corrosion
- Observe engine oil weeping until clutch change
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decisions decisions... Got my new wheels, but what colour to refurb them?

Standard Silver, or 993 Vesuvio edition inspired grey (Would be gun metal grey, so not quite the same as steel grey used there):



vs something like this:



Image borrowed from: http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=231385 (not my car).
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How rude of someone to park their bicycle on top of your car like that!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That matt grey undercoat looks dreadful, what colour were you planning to go on top?
 
  
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