what is an 'early' 3.4 996?

what is an 'early' 3.4 996?

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ATM

12,012 posts

177 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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Dammit

Cars with no reserve also have this 1999 C4

Currently £5300

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/293388417631


Dammit

3,570 posts

166 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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Cheers. Reckon it’s had a frontal impact?

ATM

12,012 posts

177 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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What makes you say that?

ferrisbueller

24,994 posts

185 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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The bumper

ATM

12,012 posts

177 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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No way of knowing just looking at those pics. My bumper looks fooked. If I changed it or had it repainted then my car might look like its had a frontal impact too. Its a 20 year old car after all.

Could be a billy bargain that car IF it has the mystical piston coating. Although I'm not sure Dammit cares about that as he will probably be ripping the engine to bits right?

skinny

5,245 posts

193 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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I'd be very happy with that for 7-8k

ferrisbueller

24,994 posts

185 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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I thought Dammit was after a good shell

ATM

12,012 posts

177 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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And that could be the car.

Dammit

3,570 posts

166 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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I’m watching it, let’s see where it ends. I’d be planning on keeping the engine stock, and fitting a load of oiling updates- then trying to kill the engine with oil starvation by for e.g. taking lots of fast, long left handers.

ferrisbueller

24,994 posts

185 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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ATM said:
And that could be the car.
Sorry, thrown by your reference to piston coating.

ATM

12,012 posts

177 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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ferrisbueller said:
ATM said:
And that could be the car.
Sorry, thrown by your reference to piston coating.
The earlier car had the coated pistons and then they stopped doing that. Wasn't sure if Dammit cared about that because if he just wanted an early C4 body and planned to replace the pistons then it makes no difference to him.

itiejim

1,817 posts

163 months

Tuesday 24th December 2019
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Might not take long to kill the engine - MOT checker reports "engine ticking / noisy".
Not come across that before on an MOT, perhaps something created specifically for M96 engines...

Dammit said:
I’m watching it, let’s see where it ends. I’d be planning on keeping the engine stock, and fitting a load of oiling updates- then trying to kill the engine with oil starvation by for e.g. taking lots of fast, long left handers.

Dammit

3,570 posts

166 months

Wednesday 25th December 2019
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Hah, worth having a poke round it before handing over the cash I suspect.

ATM

12,012 posts

177 months

Wednesday 25th December 2019
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Their terms allow that. So long as you turn up and look at it you can walk away.

miles2018

97 posts

33 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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So ticked over to 128k miles yesterday smile and still going strong. I cannot think of anything else in this price range that would feel so special and look so good smile In fact the older it gets the better it looks (unlike me laugh ) 99 C2 Man M030 (refreshed) Arctic Silver

richthebike

1,000 posts

95 months

Thursday 2nd January
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Stuck mine on the trickle charger and checked the diary over the NY. Hasn't been out since 26th November. Shameful.

Gave it a little run out to work this morning. Need to baby wipe the interior to get rid of a bit of mould, but other than that we're good.

I sold the Audi in December so hoping to get out in the 996 more. I may even get round to doing a few of the little jobs I've been storing up.

- respray one front wing as it's got a few chips
- indicator stalk is flappy
- need to glue the rear window rubber in place
- I want to replace the seats with some non bucket sports jobbies (Cobra Classic RSRs)
- I'll do the Ohlins at some point (but have been saying that for 2 years already)

Who else has plans?

ATM

12,012 posts

177 months

Thursday 2nd January
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I have a list of jobs but I dont want to commit to doing them anytime soon.

Most pressing is the window regulator on the driver's side.

I need to sort out the headlamps.

I have a pair of proper buckets I want to try out.

I've been thinking about getting the KW refurbed but that feels like a big job and I'm currently living without a drive so on road parking which doesnt feel suitable for removing all the dampers from the car and leaving it while I wait for them to be returned.

Fast Bug

8,782 posts

119 months

Thursday 2nd January
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Took mine out a few times whilst off over Christmas. Boxing Day in the pouring rain was awful, new Michelin PS2 tyres were hopeless with standing water, like Bambi on ice eek Had a run out yesterday to go to the Brookland meet, much better once there was some heat in the tyres.

Still waiting to get my seats refurbed, Momo steering wheel in at the same time so interior spruce up on the cards and I might get the AC sorted this year as well. I quite fancy a yellow tint on the headlights as well, I might wait until after the MOT next month for that though...

skinny

5,245 posts

193 months

Thursday 2nd January
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I want better headlights (stock halogens atm), new rear tuning fork suspension arms, and to finally fit the slimline sub. So not much really, just keep on driving and enjoying it smile
(until the exhaust falls off, the headers are mostly rust)

Chris Stott

7,940 posts

155 months

Thursday 2nd January
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Mine will stay at my brother in laws in the UK, and will get used when I’m back for work and family trips.

I’ve done quite a bit to it over the past few years,.. as well as regular maintenance, it’s had pretty much all the suspension replaced, AC sorted, new rads, full exhaust, water pump, cup wheel, DAB radio and Alpine speakers & the front end painted.

But I still have a couple of things left..

1. Remove the semi solid engine mounts and switch back to stock. They do improve the handling, but the increase in NVH and deterioration in ride quality isn’t worth it for a car that needs to do 300 mile motorway runs as well as weekend blasts.

2. Sort the wheels out. Ideally, I’d like some Fuchs, but this will only happen if work progresses well. Otherwise the current ones will get a refurb.