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

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

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cmoose

44,929 posts

174 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Nice! Good luck with it!

ATM

9,542 posts

164 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Bullet-Proof_Biscuit said:
Bye bye cooking Boxster, now it's 'Episode 997 - 'Enter the Melt(y)'

Much more of a car right?

Is it a 3.8 and manual?

Standard exhaust?

Fast Bug

7,240 posts

106 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Bullet-Proof_Biscuit said:
Bye bye cooking Boxster, now it's 'Episode 997 - 'Enter the Melt(y)'

Looks nice, I do fancy a 997 at some stage

Bullet-Proof_Biscuit

396 posts

22 months

Tuesday 27th August
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ATM said:
Much more of a car right?
Is it a 3.8 and manual?
Standard exhaust?
Yep 3.8S, triple black & manual. HIDs & PASM,on 112k miles. Was the one on eBay near Uckbridge, we agreed on £17,5k

It is 2004MY, but it has a large IMS bearing engine.. I can find only one line item amongst other stuff in the history alluding to this curiosity, it's from an OPC Nottingham invoice from around 2007, 'ticking noise found, engine was rebuilt'.. I can only assume it as a warranty replacement of some kind?

It's had a gundo hack on a new fitted OE exhaust, which I will be blanking off because it' too obnoxious for my daily.. If anyone has OE mufflers they want to swap for these gundo ones I'd be happy to arrange something.

I've got a Hartech LTT thermostat going on sharpish. Does anyone know if the 997 has low speed fan ballast resistors like the 986/996? I would like to delete them for full speed fan on low speed switch setting for less melty.

It doesn't even have that many oil leaks! biglaugh

ATM

9,542 posts

164 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Bullet-Proof_Biscuit said:
ATM said:
Much more of a car right?
Is it a 3.8 and manual?
Standard exhaust?
Yep 3.8S, triple black & manual. HIDs & PASM,on 112k miles. Was the one on eBay near Uckbridge, we agreed on £17,5k

It is 2004MY, but it has a large IMS bearing engine.. I can find only one line item amongst other stuff in the history alluding to this curiosity, it's from an OPC Nottingham invoice from around 2007, 'ticking noise found, engine was rebuilt'.. I can only assume it as a warranty replacement of some kind?

It's had a gundo hack on a new fitted OE exhaust, which I will be blanking off because it' too obnoxious for my daily.. If anyone has OE mufflers they want to swap for these gundo ones I'd be happy to arrange something.

I've got a Hartech LTT thermostat going on sharpish. Does anyone know if the 997 has low speed fan ballast resistors like the 986/996? I would like to delete them for full speed fan on low speed switch setting for less melty.

It doesn't even have that many oil leaks! biglaugh
Sounds like yours had a new short block and then the gubbins transferred over.

I had a standard exhaust on mine and it was plenty
of noise for me. Positively angry on choke when cold. Most people with the sports exhaust only activate once on the move and warmed up otherwise your neighbours will start losing your mail and stop saying hello to you.

Bullet-Proof_Biscuit

396 posts

22 months

Tuesday 27th August
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ATM said:
Most people with the sports exhaust only activate once on the move and warmed up otherwise your neighbours will start losing your mail and stop saying hello to you.
lol!

ATM

9,542 posts

164 months

Friday 30th August
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Gentleman

May I present this for 4995 of your hard earneds.

Yes its Orient red.
Yes the odo says 200000 miles.
And yes there is some interesting info in the description about a modified detent which is all new to me.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323891421274

http://www.gboxweb.com/detent.html


jakesmith

4,744 posts

116 months

Saturday 31st August
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Amazing how much that red lower console raises the interior- really livens it up, I love it

ATM

9,542 posts

164 months

Saturday 31st August
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This one sounds ok from the description and I'm always interested in auctions because you get a good idea of the market.

2004
78000 miles

Sports seats
Extended leather
Litronics
Atlas grey

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174009029323


ooid

1,561 posts

45 months

Saturday 31st August
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If the red one did not have any engine change on Dealer warranty, that's a record for m96 and should be inspected by a technician.But I guess the first owner was a mile-muncher,motorway driving, that really helps

ooid

1,561 posts

45 months

Saturday 31st August
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It's tip but I would try to bidfor this actually, max 1500 though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-Boxter-S-low-mi...

If the seller is truly honest, it might be a nice project to complete, and low-miles

ATM

9,542 posts

164 months

Saturday 31st August
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ooid said:
If the red one did not have any engine change on Dealer warranty, that's a record for m96 and should be inspected by a technician.But I guess the first owner was a mile-muncher,motorway driving, that really helps
Sometimes well worn is a good punt but the latest owner might have got the better deal buying well worn from his seller. Its had a gearbox rebuild recently but not sure how long ago and the current owner may not be as mechanically sympathetic or using it infrequently which kills them quicker. Still you need to be realistic over the price you can get selling it on when you come to sell which makes any 200000 mile Porsche basically a breaker car. There are probably better punts I just liked the colour and wondered if anyone had heard of that detent thing before. I thought the sum wealth of knowledge here on these cars should cover all eventualities. I'm embarrassed to say this is new to us all it seems.

cmoose

44,929 posts

174 months

Saturday 31st August
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ooid said:
If the red one did not have any engine change on Dealer warranty, that's a record for m96 and should be inspected by a technician.
Seen several examples of M96 cars over 200,000 on unopened engines.

There's a guy in the US that has 260k on a 986 last I looked. Single-row 2.7 IIRC. Poppopbangbang's M96 3.4 got to about 300,000 before the rebuild. Anyway, 200k certainly not any kind of record.


cmoose

44,929 posts

174 months

Saturday 31st August
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ATM said:
There are probably better punts I just liked the colour and wondered if anyone had heard of that detent thing before. I thought the sum wealth of knowledge here on these cars should cover all eventualities. I'm embarrassed to say this is new to us all it seems.
Detent nothing new. As far as I know, it's chiefly a kludge for a 2nd gear synchro that's on it's way out and the thing is jumping out of gear. Detent stops the jumping out, but won't stop you losing 2nd and from what I have seen may accelerate that eventuality. Only really useful for a cheap fix for resale, if that's your style.

ATM

9,542 posts

164 months

Monday 2nd September
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Quite strong price here considering its a private sale and a rubbish ad

Now 9250 but auction so could change

42200 miles
2004

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233321368816


cmoose

44,929 posts

174 months

Monday 2nd September
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It's a fugging Tip.

ATM

9,542 posts

164 months

Monday 2nd September
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Really strong money then.

was8v

1,697 posts

140 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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As cmoose says the detent thing is to put off a gearbox rebuild, and may make that rebuild more expensive......

But hey, what value, £5k for one of the best sports cars ever made.

Bullet-Proof_Biscuit

396 posts

22 months

Wednesday 4th September
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I actually have a spare 986S gearbox in my shed for when the 2nd gear went, unneeded now, PM me if anyone needs one.

Rosewood Red

381 posts

98 months

Wednesday 4th September
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ATM said:
Gentleman

May I present this for 4995 of your hard earneds.

Yes its Orient red.
Yes the odo says 200000 miles.
And yes there is some interesting info in the description about a modified detent which is all new to me.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323891421274

http://www.gboxweb.com/detent.html

Regarding the comments about the gearbox and detent, the ad states that another 'box was fitted, without the detent (but this is supplied).

High miles, but appears to have been used as intended and looked after. I don't know how to comment on the value.

The clutch / DMF and air con have been addressed in the last 50k.

Compared to say a £4k 986 S, with 110k on its original clutch, non-working aircon and leggy in other areas with more owners that may not have loved the car... it sounds favourable.