Cayman R Chat

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Andym3

23 posts

205 months

Friday 26th February
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That 1 owner 5.7k mile Ruby Red one from a few months ago was listed at £50k.... and I seem to recall a white PDK one with 4.7k miles on at £48.5k just before Xmas as well... both sold pretty quickly so I think this one looks to be priced about right.

RichDS

207 posts

37 months

Friday 26th February
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says reserved on Tonbridge insta - someone not playing at it...

Captain James T

615 posts

172 months

Friday 26th February
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It arrived today and just seen that it's been sold already. It was obviously a one-off!

Andyoz

1,813 posts

18 months

Saturday 27th February
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Captain James T said:
It arrived today and just seen that it's been sold already. It was obviously a one-off!
Bit of a unicorn.

Wonder how it actually drives sitting so long.

Those drives to MOT centre and OPC servicing can be taxing....smile

frayz

2,175 posts

123 months

Sunday 28th February
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Bolt it to the wall and look at it, because that car isnt going anywhere now. All its value is in its miles, so with those miles and price its unlikely to ever be driven, its basically dead, shame. frown

Edited by frayz on Sunday 28th February 08:38

matjk

965 posts

104 months

Sunday 28th February
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It may well get driven, it’s not actually that much more expensive than one with reasonable miles on it , If you wanted one in that spec (the one everyone wants) pickings are slim to non existent .
You could probably do 40k miles in it and lose less than £10k , that’s not bad

Andyoz

1,813 posts

18 months

Sunday 28th February
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My R got upstaged today. Newcastle, Co. Down.

Elderly couple had the DeLorean and didn't they just look cool as fook opening the gull wings.


Andyoz

1,813 posts

18 months

Sunday 28th February
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I'm just about to put an order through with Carnewal for his exhaust hardware kit. Replacing all the bolts and brackets during header install. He uses SS bolts and zinc coated nuts (thank god)

His prices are alot less than OPC's for the exhausts clamps etc..

Wondering if there's anything else I should be adding to the order. Spare PSE actuator(s) perhaps. I assume at least one of mine might go at any time and I will need to reactivate it when headers go on to shut the thing up at times (maybe). I have been keeping the linkage lubricated and move them manually every few weeks whilst I've had it permanently switched 'On' ...(no dirty jokes thx)

What else has Gert got there for 987's?

PaulD86

1,215 posts

90 months

Monday 1st March
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Well I decided to take the plunge and do the coolant cross pipes and associated hoses on the R myself. I wont admit how many hours I've been working on this now, but let's just say that it has been a while!

But, it has given me the opportunity to get under the car and clean things up and apply rust protection/seal. The braces on the subframe that are hidden by the undertray looked awful (mild steel I think), but after a good clean up with a wire brush, some rust treatment (hydrate 8), prime and then some black paint followed by some AF50, I suspect they will now outlast the rest of the car.

New pipes and hoses were all fitted yesterday so next job is to fill/bleed the coolant system and, once I am sure there are no leaks, get everything back together. Then thrash the @rse off it biggrin



Massive thank you to Frayz who has been on the other end of the phone with helpful advice/info and as a calming influence when I was getting a bit stuck and thoroughly hacked off one day. He's definitely owed a pint (or 10). The job isn't complete yet, but hopefully on the home straight now.

Andyoz

1,813 posts

18 months

Monday 1st March
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^^^ Yes, I think every Porsche job ends up with a 'bloody hell' episode that lasts about a day. Then it's so obvious in hindsight.

Interesting you mention the subframe braces as it's the only thing on mine that look bad.

Edited by Andyoz on Monday 1st March 10:50

PaulD86

1,215 posts

90 months

Monday 1st March
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Andyoz said:
^^^ Yes, I think every Porsche job ends up with a 'bloody hell' episode that lasts about a day. Then it's so obvious in hindsight.

Interesting you mention the front braces as it's the only thing ion mine that look bad.
The front braces seem to be known for turning to orange flakes. The ones on mine weren't awful, but for a car that lives in a garage and doesn't really get used in winter, they were a bit poor. They seem to be made from crap grade steel and other than being above an undertray, they have no protection. Over £100 each from Porsche IIRC, so no doubt an item they will call you and tell you that they recommend fro replacement when the car is at an OPC. Not that I'm cynical or anything...

As for the time, lets just say this job has taken me considerably more hours than are in a working day. Although a little of that time has been doing value added stuff.

AAAndy

613 posts

216 months

Monday 1st March
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Spotted that a new black CR was advertised on here today......... Can I ask if anyone knows the car, or has previously owned it?

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11321253

I did message the guy and although it's listed as a private sale, the email address they came back to me on was a company called Elite Porsche who seem to 'specialise' in Porsche servicing and bodywork repairs. The later part of this rang alarm bells in case it has been fixed up by them.

Other things don't quite feel right for a newly listed private car which made me a little suspicious.
- Very brief wording in the ad (maybe nothing but doesn't quite resonate as a cherished privately owned car)
- MOT has expired in January
- The add states it has 4 new tyres (there was an MOT advisory in May 18 for bald and perished tyres), so I am guessing these new tyres are actually nearly 3 years old with 5k miles on them. And if it had been cared for back in May 18, who would take it for an MOT with such as obvious issue.

tighnamara

1,389 posts

117 months

Monday 1st March
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AAAndy said:
Spotted that a new black CR was advertised on here today......... Can I ask if anyone knows the car, or has previously owned it?

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11321253

I did message the guy and although it's listed as a private sale, the email address they came back to me on was a company called Elite Porsche who seem to 'specialise' in Porsche servicing and bodywork repairs. The later part of this rang alarm bells in case it has been fixed up by them.

Other things don't quite feel right for a newly listed private car which made me a little suspicious.
- Very brief wording in the ad (maybe nothing but doesn't quite resonate as a cherished privately owned car)
- MOT has expired in January
- The add states it has 4 new tyres (there was an MOT advisory in May 18 for bald and perished tyres), so I am guessing these new tyres are actually nearly 3 years old with 5k miles on them. And if it had been cared for back in May 18, who would take it for an MOT with such as obvious issue.
PM sent.

AAAndy

613 posts

216 months

Monday 1st March
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tighnamara said:
AAAndy said:
Spotted that a new black CR was advertised on here today......... Can I ask if anyone knows the car, or has previously owned it?

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11321253

I did message the guy and although it's listed as a private sale, the email address they came back to me on was a company called Elite Porsche who seem to 'specialise' in Porsche servicing and bodywork repairs. The later part of this rang alarm bells in case it has been fixed up by them.

Other things don't quite feel right for a newly listed private car which made me a little suspicious.
- Very brief wording in the ad (maybe nothing but doesn't quite resonate as a cherished privately owned car)
- MOT has expired in January
- The add states it has 4 new tyres (there was an MOT advisory in May 18 for bald and perished tyres), so I am guessing these new tyres are actually nearly 3 years old with 5k miles on them. And if it had been cared for back in May 18, who would take it for an MOT with such as obvious issue.
PM sent.
Thank you - Info greatly appreciated. I won't be proceeding any further with this one.

bigmowley

1,045 posts

140 months

Monday 1st March
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PaulD86 said:
Well I decided to take the plunge and do the coolant cross pipes and associated hoses on the R myself. I wont admit how many hours I've been working on this now, but let's just say that it has been a while!

But, it has given me the opportunity to get under the car and clean things up and apply rust protection/seal. The braces on the subframe that are hidden by the undertray looked awful (mild steel I think), but after a good clean up with a wire brush, some rust treatment (hydrate 8), prime and then some black paint followed by some AF50, I suspect they will now outlast the rest of the car.

New pipes and hoses were all fitted yesterday so next job is to fill/bleed the coolant system and, once I am sure there are no leaks, get everything back together. Then thrash the @rse off it biggrin



Massive thank you to Frayz who has been on the other end of the phone with helpful advice/info and as a calming influence when I was getting a bit stuck and thoroughly hacked off one day. He's definitely owed a pint (or 10). The job isn't complete yet, but hopefully on the home straight now.
Good man, well done, not a right lot of room in that there garage for swinging hammers smile
I may be chatting complete st but I’ve done a similar job a couple of times on the 987 platform and I found the best way to refill the coolant was to jack up the rear of the car as high as I could with the front end on the ground. Refill and then run it all up to temp whilst topping up when necessary. The first couple of time I did it without this I got some air locks in the system and it was a bit of a PITA to sort out. Not sure if this applies to the 981 platform? Someone more qualified than me can advise.


Andyoz

1,813 posts

18 months

Monday 1st March
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AAAndy said:
tighnamara said:
AAAndy said:
Spotted that a new black CR was advertised on here today......... Can I ask if anyone knows the car, or has previously owned it?

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11321253

I did message the guy and although it's listed as a private sale, the email address they came back to me on was a company called Elite Porsche who seem to 'specialise' in Porsche servicing and bodywork repairs. The later part of this rang alarm bells in case it has been fixed up by them.

Other things don't quite feel right for a newly listed private car which made me a little suspicious.
- Very brief wording in the ad (maybe nothing but doesn't quite resonate as a cherished privately owned car)
- MOT has expired in January
- The add states it has 4 new tyres (there was an MOT advisory in May 18 for bald and perished tyres), so I am guessing these new tyres are actually nearly 3 years old with 5k miles on them. And if it had been cared for back in May 18, who would take it for an MOT with such as obvious issue.
PM sent.
Thank you - Info greatly appreciated. I won't be proceeding any further with this one.
I think if you look back on this thread say 5 or 6 months ago you'll find that car...

matjk

965 posts

104 months

Monday 1st March
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And an HPI report might turn something up like a CAT status

PaulD86

1,215 posts

90 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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bigmowley said:
Good man, well done, not a right lot of room in that there garage for swinging hammers smile
I may be chatting complete st but I’ve done a similar job a couple of times on the 987 platform and I found the best way to refill the coolant was to jack up the rear of the car as high as I could with the front end on the ground. Refill and then run it all up to temp whilst topping up when necessary. The first couple of time I did it without this I got some air locks in the system and it was a bit of a PITA to sort out. Not sure if this applies to the 981 platform? Someone more qualified than me can advise.
Aye the garage is actually pretty big but I've too much other crap in there laugh - 9 doors to one side, 4 mountain bikes and my mates motorbike behind it and 12 rims and tyres in there too. I really need to have a tidy out!

Yeah, for bleeding, that's part of the plan as well as taking the small hoses off the top of the rads until fluid comes out of them as they are the high point at the front end of the car. Hopefully I'll tackle this over the next few days so I'll report back how it goes.

NEC3

126 posts

35 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Noticed this has recently come up for sale...

https://www.strasse.co.uk/cars.asp?car_id=497&...

Andyoz

1,813 posts

18 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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NEC3 said:
Noticed this has recently come up for sale...

https://www.strasse.co.uk/cars.asp?car_id=497&...
I think that's been due in for a while (might be confusing with another ad?)

Not even the right wheels on that.
They say full leather and it isn't.
No buckets.
etc.

I expect it will be priced to the moon!