eldavo69

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  1. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    Spare 18” rims - what on earth makes you think I have a set of those? *whistle*
  2. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    Don’t worry, there will be! Theres a link to the progress album on Facebook on the previous page too.
  3. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    Seems I fall outside the time limit to edit the previous post! Car is an early 996.2 - 2002 registered, 89k miles, with the bigger 3.6 engine as fitted to the C4S and some other updates including a glovebox, I kid you not! It’s in a pretty rare colour of Meridian Metallic, which at times is a dark silver like GT Silver but in some lights looks a bit warmer with a hint of pinky/brown. Either way, it looks great, is in fantastic condition, and everyone that’s seen it has commented that it’s a nice change from Arctic Silver - especially sat on the GT3 style BBS split rims. (Fully refurbed with new tyres 500 miles ago). Spec of the car is nice, Xenons, full black leather, extended leather pack - dash and door cards, sunroof, electric memory seats, white dials and Nav. The previous owner has changed the ancient PCM system for a modern Nav unit (same one as I fitted in the Boxster as it happens) with usb in the armrest, reverse camera, etc. I would’ve liked heated seats and traction control as that came with the LSD on the earlier 996.2s but it was an expensive option so can let that slide. If I’m being particular I would’ve gone with the standard rather than ruffled leather but it doesn’t matter. There is a huge history file that took me over an hour to put into chronological order, car hasn’t wanted for anything throughout its life. The previous owner bought it just over 4 years ago and has only done 5000 miles in those 4 years. Prior to him buying it, the car had a new clutch, dual mass flywheel, IMS bearing and Rear Main Seal. In the 4 years the previous owner has had the car he has had it serviced every year and (being an ex-engineer) changed the oil every 6 months regardless of use! Also: New discs and Ferodo DS2500 pads all round, braided brake hoses, GT3 brake cooling scoops, new aircon radiator condensers, new waterpump and low temperature thermostat, Dansk stainless steel exhaust backboxes, 200-Cell sport Cats, IPD inlet plenum, 997 gearshift mechanism and a £400 Porsche Tequipment gearknob(!) and the icing on the cake was the brand new M030 suspension package from Porsche 107 miles ago. The misfire had reared it’s head on a test drive the week before and put the prospective purchaser off, hence me being in the position I was. I’ve had 2 offers to buy the car already, one of whom has got me looking for a similar car for him with a budget of £20k - I genuinely can’t find anything of comparable spec and maintenance in that bracket! It should be fixed next week and I plan to get out on some runs with it to get to grips with it better, a trip to the Ring booked for May too. Currently planning to hang onto it for 2-3 years as a relatively safe and liquid place to keep some money. Although I seem to be better at buying cars than selling them so we’ll see.
  4. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    Spec: To follow
  5. RS3 - Saloon!

    Just as MrMe wishes he pulled the trigger on a 355 all those years ago, you’re goIng to miss the opportunity to get a reasonably priced fun car! That’s why I bought the 911, values have been as low as they can be and are rising. I know someone who just paid £14k for a car very similar to one a friend of mine bought 2/3 year ago for £6k. Just look at where all the cheap Boxsters and sub-£10k 911s have gone. Anything in that bracket now is an absolute scrapper. With Porsche it’s really simple, all you have to ask is, “Do I have to have a 911 or will something else do?” Mid to high teens would get you a very tidy Gen2 DFI 987 Boxster/Cayman S or, with a bit of luck, a tidy 996.
  6. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    Nearly finished me off! (alright, I have a new coolant tank and all the coolant hoses to replace, an oil leak to fix, dyno and road tuning to do, my new seats should be here next week, the rear hatch still needs tinting and the running problem needs sorting - a weekend’s work tops*) *assuming I get a completely free weekend at some point ever.
  7. RS3 - Saloon!

    Problems only start when you decide that it is for you. I have no idea why some of these are upside down?
  8. RS3 - Saloon!

    You’ve been saying this for years, either you’re rubbish at persuading the wife or it’s a false objection. Just buy one, you might lose a bit of money, you might make a bit of money - either way you’ll have that box ticked and then you’ll know whether it’s for you or not. JFDI!
  9. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    The 944 Twbo S is finished - sort of. It needs a seam in the exhaust welding back up but the garage that made the exhaust can’t fit it in until the beginning of next month. I’m reticent to bring the car home as it’s currently 1/2 a mile from the exhaust place so hopefully they’ll see sense. It’s running really rich when warm, I’ve checked the logs on the laptop and I think the ECU engine temperature sensor is duff - I have a new one to get fitted this week so hopefully that’s that sorted. Ive not driven the Twbo since I dropped it off at the garage in September. Since October I’ve driven the Boxster for about 1 week when I used it as my daily driver - it’s sat in the dehumidified garage polished and preened on a battery charger. Given that the Twbo will be going back in the garage (and the other half is now a gym) it means that the Boxster will be sat outside on the drive. Therefore, after a lot of soul searching I’ve decided to do the sensible thing . . . . . I’ve bought a 911 to keep it company.
  10. CHAVMOBILE Spotting...

    I saw a RR Sport today with the numberplate: L4Y ME Carpet fitting business must be going well?
  11. Buckled Alloy Compensation?

    Tumescent?
  12. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    Hopefully this will work: https://m.facebook.com/david.chapman.3760/albums/10155630678267086/?ref=bookmarks
  13. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    Shhhh . . . . How do you think I’m justifying a 5th car to my wife! Although the Boxster is probably going to get sold in March/April but every time I mention it, the Mrs goes and drives it again and falls for it anew.
  14. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    Fast forward to now . . . Still not got the car back, it’s havibg the last few things sorted out but was really bad, now has two new front wings and a load of new seals. Total bill has been settled, £6.5k to the Bodyshop and about £1k on new parts. Going to be Gtechniq-ed when it’s back too! Trimmed the rear quarters in matching leather while they were out, added some rear speakers, fitted the red seatbelts and got two new Sabelt Titan seats on their way. Also sorted the ECU issue, turns out that there was a mistake in an original Porsche wiring diagram from the 80’s and the trigger polarity was reversed. Fixed that and all sorted, but now a running issue (probably from 6 months lack of use) but I’ll deal with that when I get the car back home. Will have to kick the Boxster out to make room! Booked 3 days at the Ring at the end of May and hoping that the 944 is ready and sorted, if not then I have a backup plan forming over the next few weeks and that one has 4 seats (ish)!
  15. Buckled Alloy Compensation?

    Oh trust me, his feed is full of pics of him in his best attempt at suits with his R reg Jag
  16. Booster!

    Booster has helped me out a number of times so was always on my “people to buy a pint” list. I was down in Leicester with work for a couple of days and was passing his office so dropped in to say hi. Swapped him a bottle of red for a cup of tea.
  17. Buckled Alloy Compensation?

    Craig McCombie is on Facebook and is friends with someone I know. He’s fat, late 20’s (age/BMI) and dresses like someone’s dad while driving a 10 year old Jag.
  18. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    Oh - decided that the modern ECU was so good I should take advantage of the Bluetooth output. Now have a double DIN Android headunit that displays all sorts of ECU stuff, had to fit some speakers in the car too - no point having a radio and no speakers. I now seem to have a 4.1 surround sound system, leather clad interior panels, Google Maps, Spotify, TPMS and another missing £1k. Birthday the other week and “Felipe” (F796 LPE) has become E944 CUP too.
  19. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    Thanks to Photobucket there are no pics but a quick “up to speed”. Aftermarket ECU turned up and was fabulous - car ran better than ever but factory sensors didn’t like the modern sampling rate and kept throwing errors. Errors resulted in Spark Cut, resulted in pops and bangs, resulted in smiles, right up until detonation occurred in the Turbo. Resulted in a good 15 hours Eldavo-Labour and the best part of a grand on a turbo rebuild and several “while you’re in there” jobs. Turbo is now a billet hybrid job - good for circa 350bhp+ depending upon what boost I run, still chucking errors over 5k rpm so I’ve got a proper trigger wheel to fit to the crank - but first . . . Car has gone in for bodywork. Far far worse than imagined - repairs 5 years ago have turned out to be fibreglass bodges and the previous owner’s repairs were of a similar nature. Currently £3k plus £1k in parts into a “£4K repair” - will be happy if it doesn’t go over £6k. Lots of car cut off and being made good for the next 20 years+ Obviously when it’s finished it’ll be a total show queen. Scratch that - ‘Ring trip planned for next year.
  20. Porsche Macan 2.0T

    Dammit - forgot about this. Mrs quite fancied one but we got a stoopid cheap lease on an A-class Merc so she supplementing the Boxster with that. Macan would’ve nicely replaced both.
  21. I read the press release - the Agera was a customer car straight out of the factory so the tape was the transport protection tape. Now being delivered to a lucky guy in the States who will never be able to recreate this but will have a cool story down the pub.
  22. expensive numberplates

    Saw FU11 FAT on a RR Vogue on Friday.
  23. Anyone tried hypnosis

    If I was a hypnotist the first thing I'd do is hypnotise my clients into telling everyone how great I was at hypnotism.
  24. Anyone tried hypnosis

    I once put on a presentation course for a load of Drs. - the guy that lead it (John Gilbert) was excellent - gave me loads to take away too! His website is here: http://trainingcoursesfordoctors.co.uk/about-us-2/
  25. Woking Grand Prix

    Ohhhhh hellooooooo