Manual GT3 - rev range advice

Manual GT3 - rev range advice

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whj

143 posts

176 months

Friday 26th March
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CloudStuff said:
whj said:
OP, I bought a 991.2 GT3 just before Christmas and it also had 4 ignitions (after 125 hours) in rev range 3. I bought it from an independent and whilst they assured me it was nothing to be concerned with, I sent the report to my local OPC and asked them if there was anything in the report that would preclude them from giving me a warranty and they said that in isolation the report didn't pose a problem in their view.

So after purchase I phoned to book the car in for the 111 point check and OPC service said, no need and just issued a warranty over the phone without the inspection or associated cost.

Ive done a paltry 700 miles so far, but now the weather has turned it will get regular exercise. Ive also got my first track day in it next month at Anglesey bounce
Congratulations on the car whj - I'm with you on the track day want.

Do you recall what the maximum engine speed reached on your report was?
No sorry I don't remember that bit, just remembered that 4 overrevs because I thought it odd.

CloudStuff

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2,717 posts

71 months

Friday 26th March
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whj said:
No sorry I don't remember that bit, just remembered that 4 overrevs because I thought it odd.
No worries, spoke to two specialists and then the original owner today. The car has been really well looked after woohoo

As an aside, the specialists told me that a) ranges 1 to 3 are fine, b) 4 in range 3 is a false positive anyway, and the engine speed reached didn't trouble them.

It's been fascinating to delve into this as I wean myself off PDK, over the the Spanish side.


Edited by CloudStuff on Friday 26th March 19:04

BanzaiMan

133 posts

114 months

CloudStuff

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2,717 posts

71 months

Saturday 27th March
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BanzaiMan said:
Haha! Great minds think alike :-)

CloudStuff

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2,717 posts

71 months

Monday 29th March
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Collected it today.

What a fantastic machine!



It’s now with the detailer to have the wheels taken back to silver.

The decals look much better in the flesh, I’ll look to remove them after the summer though, as I don’t want to wreck the ppf.

God knows why I persisted with pdk for so long!

TDT

3,004 posts

86 months

Monday 29th March
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Congrats mate...

Will look mega when the changes are completed. In the meanwhile - enjoy that masterpiece of an engine.

whj

143 posts

176 months

Monday 29th March
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Congratulations on the purchase, looks great. How do you plan on using it, daily, sparingly or flat out track days and European tours ?

CloudStuff

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2,717 posts

71 months

Monday 29th March
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whj said:
Congratulations on the purchase, looks great. How do you plan on using it, daily, sparingly or flat out track days and European tours ?
Cheers - good question. I have had two 911 GTS in succession and have 'dailyed' them - enjoyed every single mile.

With the GT3, it's a weekend, trackday / tour and fun car.

I really think (I would say this though), that these cars are a bit of a high-watermark, 'that' engine, manual, pre-GPF (I stand to be corrected, but I think this MY is pre-muzzle).

I'll be driving my daughter's Dacia Sandero during the week - this helps keep the GT3 feeling 'special' too.

CloudStuff

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2,717 posts

71 months

Monday 29th March
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TDT said:
Congrats mate...

Will look mega when the changes are completed. In the meanwhile - enjoy that masterpiece of an engine.
Oh yes, I didn't even rev it out today. I'm saving that experience!

whj

143 posts

176 months

Monday 29th March
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CloudStuff said:
Cheers - good question. I have had two 911 GTS in succession and have 'dailyed' them - enjoyed every single mile.

With the GT3, it's a weekend, trackday / tour and fun car.

I really think (I would say this though), that these cars are a bit of a high-watermark, 'that' engine, manual, pre-GPF (I stand to be corrected, but I think this MY is pre-muzzle).

I'll be driving my daughter's Dacia Sandero during the week - this helps keep the GT3 feeling 'special' too.
The Sandero is not to be underestimated, fingers crossed it doesn't spoil your enjoyment of the GT3

CloudStuff

Original Poster:

2,717 posts

71 months

Monday 29th March
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whj said:
CloudStuff said:
Cheers - good question. I have had two 911 GTS in succession and have 'dailyed' them - enjoyed every single mile.

With the GT3, it's a weekend, trackday / tour and fun car.

I really think (I would say this though), that these cars are a bit of a high-watermark, 'that' engine, manual, pre-GPF (I stand to be corrected, but I think this MY is pre-muzzle).

I'll be driving my daughter's Dacia Sandero during the week - this helps keep the GT3 feeling 'special' too.
The Sandero is not to be underestimated, fingers crossed it doesn't spoil your enjoyment of the GT3
This is true, they share the same power-train, of course, and are both shorn with Cup 2s.

CloudStuff

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2,717 posts

71 months

Thursday 10th June
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CloudStuff said:
Collected it today.

What a fantastic machine!



It’s now with the detailer to have the wheels taken back to silver.

The decals look much better in the flesh, I’ll look to remove them after the summer though, as I don’t want to wreck the ppf.

God knows why I persisted with pdk for so long!
Couldn't stand it any longer - canned the original plan to have the wheels repainted, held off for a few weeks but ultimately took it to 9E to be sorted.

Ken has had the bodywork and wheels returned to original (plus fixed a dent and checked out a few (non-)issues for me).

Hopefully collecting tomorrow or Monday.

Very, very happy with it.....


braddo

7,753 posts

155 months

Friday 11th June
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A big improvement to my eyes. thumbup


Royal Jelly

2,962 posts

165 months

Saturday 12th June
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I like red with black wheels as a general theme, but in the flesh, those GT3 wheels look perfect in silver...