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    1. Member t_white's Avatar
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      02-21-2019 05:15 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Also, this is sarcasm, right?
      One would assume..


      Congrats on the pickup OP. What options does it have?

      You can pull the VIN info from here if you are interested: http://porsche.databatrix.com/

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      02-21-2019 05:17 PM #27
      Great score, congratulations.

      Question for you since you say you're in Victoria. Are you on Vancouver island? That Victoria? If so, very jealous. My family wound up in Windsor Ontario when they came over from Italy, thankfully my parents hated the cold and moved to FL before I was born. But anyways, we rented a house on Vancouver island just outside of Victoria (~15-20min drive) for two weeks a couple summers ago for my Grandmother's 80th bday. I absolutely fell in love with the place and have wanted to go back ever since. Great scenery, great roads, great climate, quiet but still enough to keep you busy. It was also nice to see so many roadsters roaming about, miatas, M-roadsters, S2000's etc.
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      02-21-2019 05:30 PM #28
      AWESOME!!!
      I autosol the bejeezus out of the exhaust tips on the Audi.
      Glad I’m not the only crazy one

      Enjoy it

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      02-21-2019 05:34 PM #29
      Congrats - the 997.2S is by far the most usable, wonderful car I've owned over the last decade... amidst a sea of M cars.

      Now - the important parts:


      It is becoming known that cold climate 9A1 engines can be susceptible to bore scoring. Not definite, but you should start considering doing an oil analysis during oil changes and potentially switching to an oil formulated for DI engines. Not to spook you, but here's some light reading:

      https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...e-failure.html

      Do the Gundo hack mod. It should cost no more than $300 or so at any muffler shop, and what it does it gives you 95% of the sound you get with the expensive PSE (porsche sport exhaust) but it's always ON . Sounds awesome and no 911 should remain that quiet from the factory.

      When you are ready to spend $, make sure the first mod is the center muffler delete. With the gundo hack and a center muffler delete, the car sounds outrageously good with 0 drone. It crackles and pops when holding the revs at 2-3k rpm during deceleration, and screams otherwise.

      If it doesn't have it - get a junk console or consider yours to be repainted. If the interior is all black, painted consoles give such a great contrast on the interior.

      Drive it, drive it a lot. I haven't had a car that can do so much, so well.

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      02-21-2019 05:38 PM #30
      Congrats on the car.

      These things are enjoyable on the street.. but in the twisties or on track they are something different altogether. Do give her a proper flogging once it warms up!



      (do limit your time on rennlist unless you want to develop some kind of worry syndrome. Warm er up proper then let er rip)

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      02-21-2019 05:40 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by hexagone View Post

      It is becoming known that cold climate 9A1 engines can be susceptible to bore scoring. Not definite, but you should start considering doing an oil analysis during oil changes and potentially switching to an oil formulated for DI engines.
      Interesting, I thought that issue was limited to M96s.

      Is there some kind of block/coolant heater to limit the cold startup time?

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      02-21-2019 06:08 PM #32
      Congratulations on the car!
      Really nice color on it, I must say
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    9. 02-21-2019 07:08 PM #33
      To Vad

      Yes I’m being sarcastic.

      To Dan

      yes, Vancouver Island. Love it here, been an islander my whole life

      The car came with a huge folder of paperwork, the COA and window sticker too. The bore scoring is scary, but I think this car will prove to be a worthwhile purchase. It’s as mild as it gets here, and not planning on any winter driving so not really worried about anything

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      02-21-2019 07:23 PM #34
      Very nice purchase! Enjoy the car!

      I really like reading threads like yours that start with "I've wanted a Porsche since I was 9...".

      Congratulations on knocking that off your bucket list, goal achieved!
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      02-21-2019 08:24 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post

      I really like reading threads like yours that start with "I've wanted a Porsche since I was 9...".
      QFT

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      02-21-2019 08:54 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      QFT
      It's right up there with "I've wanted to be an astronaut since I was 9" but slightly more attainable.

      The things that you fall in love with as a child and don't go away, those are real dreams. A P-car is definitely one of mine, and I can't wait for the day that I own one. I'm so, so happy for each and every person that gets to fulfill that need. Not only because you get the car, but because you've put in the work to get the car. They're not free, and they're not cheap to maintain. Definitely a milestone. Really truly happy for OP.
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      02-21-2019 09:48 PM #37
      Congrats!
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      02-21-2019 09:52 PM #38
      Noice!


      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      thanks for all the positive comments! the only thing i could get done today is the tailpipes. gotta keep them clean!

      BEFORE:


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      The other pics worked, these did not.
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      02-21-2019 09:57 PM #39
      Ah, the immense joy of finally achieving the 911 dream. Congrats, OP!


      PS: none of your pictures are appearing for me.

    16. 02-21-2019 10:16 PM #40
      You guys rock. Thinking about a trip to California in the summer, visit some friends of the wife’s, and the Monterey historics.

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      02-21-2019 10:54 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      You guys rock. Thinking about a trip to California in the summer, visit some friends of the wife’s, and the Monterey historics.
      Let me know when/if you swing through Seattle.

    18. 02-21-2019 10:55 PM #42
      Will do!

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      02-21-2019 11:00 PM #43
      Only way I could see pics was going to your Photobucket

      I'm jealous, looks great! Good luck and have many fast, safe miles

    20. 02-21-2019 11:03 PM #44
      If someone could educate me on picture hosting i’d Appreciate it. I hate the PB, but I’m a computer novice

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      02-21-2019 11:45 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      If someone could educate me on picture hosting i’d Appreciate it. I hate the PB, but I’m a computer novice
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      02-22-2019 06:23 AM #46
      Congratulations! Looks great!!!

      Not sure what you use to clean the exhaust tips , but I have always gotten great results with NEVR-DULL. It's a wadding cloth that does great work. Should be less than $10 at your hardware store.

      Now about that GTI, if you need to get rid of it I guess I will take it. It will be a hardship, but if it helps you out.

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      02-22-2019 06:59 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Flickr.
      Imgur would also do it. Unless there is a secret anti-Imgur thing going on for a reason I'm not aware of.

      Curious to see the car ;-)
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      02-22-2019 09:35 AM #48
      pictures aren't showing up for me, but congratulations! I can imagine how exciting this must be!

      Quote Originally Posted by hexagone View Post
      It is becoming known that cold climate 9A1 engines can be susceptible to bore scoring. Not definite, but you should start considering doing an oil analysis during oil changes and potentially switching to an oil formulated for DI engines. Not to spook you, but here's some light reading:

      https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...e-failure.html
      ok, so I'm still not a believer in this oil analysis thing.

      If there's already a better oil out there, why not switch regardless?
      Say one does the analysis and it shows that there is wear inside the cylinders. assuming the car runs fine, what would you do? sell it? rebuild an engine that seems to be running ok?

    25. 02-22-2019 09:59 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      Congratulations! Looks great!!!

      Not sure what you use to clean the exhaust tips , but I have always gotten great results with NEVR-DULL. It's a wadding cloth that does great work. Should be less than $10 at your hardware store.

      Now about that GTI, if you need to get rid of it I guess I will take it. It will be a hardship, but if it helps you out.
      I use Autosol on the tailpipes. They have a nice brushed stainless finish which looks much better with some elbow grease.

      About the GTI. the problem is that its 300 km away. Going to leave it where it is for now and get familiar with the Porsche. I will swap them in the spring, and then sell the GTI. I think.

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      02-22-2019 10:29 AM #50
      Congratulations OP ! Great looking 911 - looks to be in great nick (sorry been watching alot of wheeler dealers).

      Excuse my ignorance but are these engines more susceptible to ims bearing failure/issues ?

      Either way looks like a great car that should hopefully provide years and years of enjoyment !

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