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    1. Member
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      02-22-2019 10:43 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Kevin RS View Post
      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 !
      The engine in the 987.2 is not prone to IMS failure.
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      No, the real enthusiast vehicle would be the RX8. It combines V12 Lamborghini gas mileage with Hyundai Genesis 4cyl. performance.

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    3. Member Kevin RS's Avatar
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      02-22-2019 10:56 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      The engine in the 987.2 is not prone to IMS failure.
      Thank you for the info.

      I've always thought the 987.2 in aqua blue is just a beautiful car (not saying the silver isn't beautiful in it's own right) !
      Last edited by Kevin RS; 02-22-2019 at 11:00 AM.

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      02-22-2019 12:44 PM #53
      I read the thread with I wanted this Porsche since I was 9, and had to think very hard how old I was when this came out haha.
      Car looks great. 997s are a brilliant entry into Porsche ownership. Destined to be classics in Manuel. Congrats.
      98 m3, Technoviolet/anthrazit cloth, 106k and officially worthless.
      2000 323i touring, Titanium silver/grey, 160k and officially boring

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      02-22-2019 12:54 PM #54
      Wait, silver on black is a rare color combo? How...?

      Either way, congrats! She's gorgeous. I'd love to own a 911 some day as well. That truly looks like the sweet spot. 997s are even attainable, and I like them more than the 991.. I missed my opportunity to buy a 993, I think!

      I'm not sure I'd consider Victoria to be a cold climate, although the guy who had the scoring issue in Chicago said it was 28f overnight, so.. while I consider Chicago cold, I would have expected lower than 28!

      Enjoy in good health.. hope you make that roadtrip down this way.
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      02-22-2019 01:08 PM #55
      Congrats! That's a lot of car and it looks like it's in great shape.
      Driving While Awesome Podcast. Give it a listen.
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      SoS - please shoot a message when Brendan & His Retarded Sycophants has another gig. I’ll be there, front row.

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      02-22-2019 01:17 PM #56
      Excellent pick-up! Personally I think 997.2's are the best looking of all 911s; the taillights in particularly are perfection.

    8. 02-23-2019 12:35 PM #57
      Thanks for the Flickr tip. I reloaded the pics, hopefully you can see them now

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      02-23-2019 10:12 PM #58
      Congrats OP. Great looking car! I hope it keeps you happy for a long time to come.
      ...oh, just 'F it.

    10. 03-09-2019 11:18 AM #59
      Update time. It’s still winter here in the garden city, it snowed AGAIN yesterday. So I’ve be been looking locally online for for stuff and info about the new car. I found this thread over on rennlist

      https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ffler-mod.html

      Similar to an x-pipe, but cheap!

      I then found a great guy locally who had sold his C4S not long ago and had his old centre muffler left over (after he put a fabspeed x-pipe on)

      The plan is to open the muff up and mod it and see what happens! Definitely do the gundo mod after that too
      Last edited by canadacraig; 03-09-2019 at 12:18 PM.

    11. 03-23-2019 01:03 AM #60
      Update. I messed my ankle up real bad last week. so no driving the new car for a while. I spent this week working on the wifes car. all detailed up and ready to get dirty again.

      P1040101 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      P1040102 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      P1040103 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      P1040104 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      P1040105 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      P1040106 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      P1040108 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      P1040111 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      I"ll add more when i can. I hope to get my GTI back home and cleaned up quick, especially since it turned 40 yesterday! Happy Birthday mk1!

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      03-23-2019 09:47 AM #61
      Nice MKVI!

      Hope your ankle clears up quick.

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      03-23-2019 11:48 AM #62
      Nice detail job. I can't wait for hand wash weather here. Been a long winter with a couple of feet of snow before Thanksgiving.

      Hope your ankle heals up quick.

    14. 03-23-2019 05:01 PM #63
      Thanks for the support guys! I’m keeping the ankle elevated and icing with lots of cold lucky lager. Really hurting my 10k training for next months TC10k.ca. But oh well. Going to wash my truck and the 911 if the weather keeps up!

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      03-23-2019 05:42 PM #64
      Man, I miss those Mk6 seats.

      Best of luck in healing up the ankle!

    16. 04-05-2019 09:37 PM #65
      teaser post until tomorrow. had time to detail my daily.


      truck 1 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      truck 2 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      getting the Porsche insured tomorrow. kinda funny story about it, share it all once i'm on the road!

    17. 04-06-2019 07:53 PM #66
      So here is the license story. hold on it's not really that great, but....

      so in BC license plates are assigned to different insurance agencies, and when you go to insure your vehicle for the first time, you are issued a plate for your vehicle. this is generally a random process where you don't get to decide what your plate will have on it. clearly i wasn't having any of that! when plated my 1979 GTi, i phoned every insurance place in Victoria until i had one with 079 in it for the year. ( I knew i would never find the letters GTI) well when it came time last weekend to put insurance on my GTI, i asked what numbers they had on their plates, explaining that i wanted either the numbers 911 or 997 in the combination. the very nice lady said "i'm pretty sure we have that" and it was literally that easy! here is what i ended up with

      license plate 997 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      couldn't really ask for any better without going full on custom plates which are a waste of money.

      keep an eye out for the 997 out there this summer!

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      04-06-2019 09:15 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      couldn't really ask for any better without going full on custom plates which are a waste of money.

      Are they all that expensive up there? I put custom plates on my cars and its about $30-50. Not particularly that great of cost to make it say what I'd prefer it to say.

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      04-06-2019 09:35 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Fined View Post
      Are they all that expensive up there? I put custom plates on my cars and its about $30-50. Not particularly that great of cost to make it say what I'd prefer it to say.
      $100 a year so

      I have been waiting for the RS3 plates to show up, but probably going to still be a couple years. As you can see we’re only at HN. There are some special parks plates that started at P but I don’t know if they’re going to go into R or not. Good find for the OP.
      Last edited by Jimmy Russells; 04-06-2019 at 09:38 PM.

    20. 04-06-2019 10:05 PM #69
      Just checked the icbc website

      https://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registr...ce-plates.aspx

      $100 to apply (must be approved). And $40 per year to keep. I know that that money is better spent going to tires and Porsche tax

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      04-07-2019 08:10 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      Just checked the icbc website

      https://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registr...ce-plates.aspx

      $100 to apply (must be approved). And $40 per year to keep. I know that that money is better spent going to tires and Porsche tax
      Here in Saskahell there is an up front fee but no continuing fees. We can also get these retro "collectors" plates that I kind of like.



      Im thinking of one of these with the tag "987DOT2" but I'm rather skint after just buying a set of new Cayman SII wheels, TPMS sensors and some Conti ECS tires.

    22. 04-07-2019 12:15 PM #71
      Reality check in effect. Went to go for the first Porsche get together and the battery is toast. Been on a ctek trickle charger since I got it, but I guess it was too far gone. Oh well. Going to wash it today and get a battery tomorrow

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      04-07-2019 03:36 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      Reality check in effect. Went to go for the first Porsche get together and the battery is toast. Been on a ctek trickle charger since I got it, but I guess it was too far gone. Oh well. Going to wash it today and get a battery tomorrow
      Is it in the frunk or is it tough to get to?

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      04-07-2019 07:04 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      Is it in the frunk or is it tough to get to?
      That's a special Porsche joy. It's in the frunk, but the frunk can't be opened manually (unless you want to go really crazy), only electronicaly. This is obviously a problem when your battery is toast. So when your battery dies you need to boost the car via the fuse box to pop the frunk.

      Total solution looking for a problem, I wish they used cable releases for the front at a minimum, would be fine with cable release for the Cayman's rear hatch as well.

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      04-07-2019 08:24 PM #74
      Haha, some old friends had an expensive boat that worked the same way. Power operated engine compartment cover. Fancy!
      PRESS HARD; YOU ARE MAKING 4 COPIES.

    26. 04-07-2019 09:23 PM #75
      Alright team! Yes battery is a frunk item. No it’s not so dead I can’t open the front lid ( just opened the lid before pushing into garage)

      The dealer told me a battery was $500ish during the pre-purchase inspection. I doubt I will pay that. I’m a red seal auto technician 🍻

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