I've just bought some poverty Pork ....

I've just bought some poverty Pork ....

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tomtom

4,039 posts

171 months

Sunday 28th April
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I'll be fitting PS4Ss when the time comes to change. Shouldn't think my tyre fitter guy will give a toss whether they're N-rated or not smile

SiC-

25 posts

51 months

Sunday 28th April
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Blackcircles sent an email about the N-rated thing but my tyre fitted didn't even comment.

A - W

1,663 posts

156 months

Sunday 28th April
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Where the best place for 17" PS4 tyres for a 986 please?

Black circles have them fitted for £493, any better?


Mattygooner

5,169 posts

145 months

Sunday 28th April
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ATS are doing 50 quid off of 4 Michelin tyres so check their website.

roboxm3

2,097 posts

136 months

Monday 29th April
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I paid £489.30 delivered, from Camskill last year, so maybe give them a try...
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ooid

1,399 posts

41 months

Monday 29th April
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This boxy just gone under 2.5k on the auction

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/porsche-boxster...


MadRob6

3,570 posts

161 months

Monday 29th April
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Quick update on my alarm beeping. I stripped down the driver's door latch and it looks like the plastic cam that activates the microswitch isn't quite pushing it enough to activate it all the time. I gave the whole thing a load of lubrication and a clean out and sprayed a load of lube into the passenger side to see if that improves things. It's beeping at me a lot less now after some use so I'll see how things go.

I recognised the part whilst it was in pieces as I've encountered latch issues with an old 98 Passat that I used to own. Looking up the part number on the latch it's identical to a mk1 Audi TT so could always see if the parts are any cheaper from VW.

I also sorted the microswitch on the bonnet not always activating the light. Again I stripped it all down and cleaned up the plastic cam that activates the switch. It was a bit crunchy but working better now. It wasn't quite hitting the limit so I bent the metal tab a little so that it pushes the switch a bit sooner and now everything is working again. I'll probably replace it at some point but I've spent enough money on it this month with all the suspension and gearbox woes.

snotrag

11,813 posts

152 months

Monday 29th April
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I've just last week replaced my drivers side door lock mechanism with the VW part as mentioned above.

In my case it was the 'door open' switch that had failed. It was intermittent for a while but eventually gave up.

The replacement is not hard at all, and the part cost me less than £30 from a breaker. Passat, Early Audi TT, VW Corrado etc all use it.

Don't put the job off for fear of difficulty, its not hard, just a bit of a fiddle.

Remember you will need an 8mm Triple Square socket .I bought a Laser set as Triple Squares are used in a few places (Gearbox Plug).

Its NOT a Torx, that is the wrong thing and will strip the screw head out.

Filibuster

1,159 posts

156 months

Monday 29th April
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ooid said:
This boxy just gone under 2.5k on the auction

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/porsche-boxster...
Now that's a steal! Even the plate has to be worth 3-500£, no?

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Monday 29th April
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Filibuster said:
Even the plate has to be worth 3-500£, no?
I'd say no, not really. Try actually realising that kind of money for that kind of plate - or really any money at all!

ferrisbueller

22,686 posts

168 months

Monday 29th April
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A - W said:
Where the best place for 17" PS4 tyres for a 986 please?

Black circles have them fitted for £493, any better?
Another vote for Camskill, who will also price match.

The exchange rate has gone south, obviously, but sometimes worth checking sites like reifendirekt.

ferrisbueller

22,686 posts

168 months

Monday 29th April
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Filibuster said:
ooid said:
This boxy just gone under 2.5k on the auction

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/porsche-boxster...
Now that's a steal! Even the plate has to be worth 3-500£, no?
Once you've paid to transfer it off on to retention then it's worth whatever you can get for it. Given the DVLA themselves sell plenty of similar plates at £250 inc. fees from their website then you're looking for a very specific buyer for your plate or that £250 could be the max value. Once you've bunged it on eBay and paid the associated fees you'd probably be doing well to net a three figure number.

Filibuster

1,159 posts

156 months

Monday 29th April
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cmoose said:
I'd say no, not really. Try actually realising that kind of money for that kind of plate - or really any money at all!
ferrisbueller said:
Once you've paid to transfer it off on to retention then it's worth whatever you can get for it. Given the DVLA themselves sell plenty of similar plates at £250 inc. fees from their website then you're looking for a very specific buyer for your plate or that £250 could be the max value. Once you've bunged it on eBay and paid the associated fees you'd probably be doing well to net a three figure number.
Well, seems I overestimated what one pays for such a plate in the UK...
But is is a rather unobtrusive private plate that I approve of thumbup






other than the styling of the front plate with a black frame and the Porsche logo....

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Monday 29th April
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Filibuster said:
Well, seems I overestimated what one pays for such a plate in the UK...
But is is a rather unobtrusive private plate that I approve of thumbup
You might indeed end up being roughly that much out of pocket by the time you have the plate on your car.

How much you'd have in your pocket on the other end of the equation trying to move that kind of plate on is another matter. My latest buy came with a five-digit plate of similar notional value. I'm not mad about 'private' plates, so made a little effort to shift it but was clear fairly quickly that I'd net fk all or pretty close to fk all and frankly the effort of selling it ain't worth it.

Which is why, I suspect, cars like that get sold with plates like that. If it was remotely straight forward to extract £500 by getting the plate off, the seller would do that first. It's a quarter of the value of the car!

Escy

1,740 posts

90 months

Monday 29th April
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Agreed on the plate, difficult to sell on. I bought a car to break for parts years ago that had T5 KLE on it. I transferred it to my car and tried to sell it, had it listed on a few plate websites, think it was valued at about £500. No interest over a couple of years and I ended up selling my car and leaving the plate on it. About 5 years later I had a random email asking to buy it, I don't know where or how they found me but they wanted it badly, even asked me for contact details for the person I sold the car to. I'm not sure what the moral of the story is...

ferrisbueller

22,686 posts

168 months

Monday 29th April
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Retention is 10 years now so you can sit on the plate if you want to wait it out.

ooid

1,399 posts

41 months

Monday 29th April
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Filibuster said:
Now that's a steal! Even the plate has to be worth 3-500£, no?
They will get much cheaper, I think. coffee



ianwayne

2,250 posts

209 months

Friday 3rd May
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ooid said:
This boxy just gone under 2.5k on the auction

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/porsche-boxster...
Having recently paid more than double than that for a 2000 2.7, I DID notice it. They charge 8% + VAT premium so actually £2301.60 frown

I've been to several of SWVA classic auctions and they often don't match up to the photos or description though. Guides are often low to get people in. This one was no reserve, and the fact it fetched so little suggests issues.

Just from here, it's in the very common silver (there are better colours, IMHO of course smile), there's lots of overspray behind the front grills and without being there, can't assess the overall paint quality. Calipers painted red a lá the 3.2S, they shouldn't be. Wheel rims look kerbed. 99k miles, no matter what we think about 'buying on condition,' 100k miles is still a cliff for most potential buyers. Tyres may be old / shot.

MoT runs out on 20th May. Advisory on steering rack inner joints last year (which seems to be the latest hobby horse of MoT testers, I see it all the time as an advisory now). Wouldn't you get a fresh one for the car? Unless there's something you know is badly wrong? Even if there's not, its laziness by the vendor. I'm not convinced that front bumper is on correct either by the line with the wing on the n/s.

I've had several number plates and I agree with above that it's not worth as much as people think. £200 tops (similar for £250 at DVLA) and you have to pay £80 to get it off.

On the plus side, it's had the later model light clusters fitted front and back. And full leather seats, although not showing the edge of the drivers' seat speaks volumes. May have been a bargain...…...


Edited by ianwayne on Thursday 9th May 06:28

ianwayne

2,250 posts

209 months

Thursday 9th May
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I'm now a little confused as to whether the red calipers with 'Porsche' script was an option on the 986. Here's a 2.7 (also with 987 wheels) for sale here:

https://www.flatsixclassics.co.uk/listings/porsche...

Their cars seem a bit steep to me but there are many labelled as 'sold' and their preparation sounds very thorough.

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Thursday 9th May
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ianwayne said:
I'm now a little confused as to whether the red calipers with 'Porsche' script was an option on the 986.
It wasn't. People just do it themselves.

I prefer the flat grey calipers. I'd go that way on my S if I was refurbing. But then not sure caliper cosmetics are high on my list of priorities!