eBay 996 build thread

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Jobbo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:13 pm

GG. wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:11 pm
I suppose technically an MOT testers bay is not 'the road' :lol:
Since it's a test of roadworthiness, good luck with that :lol:

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by ZedLeg » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:16 pm

You can MOT an unregistered car so technically you can MOT before it's on the road.

Take that lawyers :lol:.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Rich B » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:22 pm

My old scirocco got an mot in not much better condition than revs Porsche was!

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:27 pm

Rich B wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:07 pm
NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Final bill still being added up, but labour is "just over the 30 hours mark" at £50 per hour. Add the valve seat work to that, pullies, a drive belt, cam chain guides, oil filler tube, clips, fluids etc. and I guess were somewhere around £2k? I'll know for sure in the morning.
£50/hour is cheap, Does that include VAT? (Why the fuck do garages always quote costs to normal punters not including VAT!?)

How much have you paid already - The head, any towing, etc... Anything under £3k I reckon you’ve done well.
I think that’s including. Paid £600 for the head, the towing was free after the “dropping it off the trailer” incident.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Sundayjumper » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:47 pm

That's very cheap ! My Tuna (Northway) is £75+VAT.

When mine blows up it'll be worth trailering it north and having a week's holiday while I'm there.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by jamcg » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:06 pm

So all in, including purchase you’re still about a third the price of mitos defender

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:07 pm

OK, final bill is in. £3200. I don’t think that’s bad at all for everything they’ve done. A little more than I’d hoped but not far off and they’ve done a comprehensive job.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Rich B » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:26 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:07 pm
OK, final bill is in. £3200. I don’t think that’s bad at all for everything they’ve done. A little more than I’d hoped but not far off and they’ve done a comprehensive job.
yeah, I think that’s pretty decent - the bill for repairing the wife’s 320 gearbox was more than that for instance.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 pm

The guy doing the work says the rest of the car is sound. Says the suspension set up is spot on, one of the best he’s driven and the engine feels strong after the work. He’s confirmed all the upgraded Hartech bits and reckons it should give years of good service. He told me today he’s thrown new cam chains in it too.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by DeskJockey » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:44 pm

Noice!
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:01 pm

Rich B wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:26 pm
NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:07 pm
OK, final bill is in. £3200. I don’t think that’s bad at all for everything they’ve done. A little more than I’d hoped but not far off and they’ve done a comprehensive job.
yeah, I think that’s pretty decent - the bill for repairing the wife’s 320 gearbox was more than that for instance.
Yeah, the Bill on our 125i for new head and then turbos was more than 3x that!

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:01 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 pm
The guy doing the work says the rest of the car is sound. Says the suspension set up is spot on, one of the best he’s driven and the engine feels strong after the work. He’s confirmed all the upgraded Hartech bits and reckons it should give years of good service. He told me today he’s thrown new cam chains in it too.
8-)

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Matty » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:03 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:07 pm
OK, final bill is in. £3200. I don’t think that’s bad at all for everything they’ve done. A little more than I’d hoped but not far off and they’ve done a comprehensive job.
Never good to have unexpected bills, but the total cost including purchase price....I'd still count it as a decent result.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by McSwede » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:17 pm

Nice touch Rev. I don't think that's too bad. £11500 for a not so shonky old Porker that should last quite some time is fucking great in my book.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Sundayjumper » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:20 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 pm
The guy doing the work says the rest of the car is sound. Says the suspension set up is spot on, one of the best he’s driven and the engine feels strong after the work. He’s confirmed all the upgraded Hartech bits and reckons it should give years of good service. He told me today he’s thrown new cam chains in it too.
Sweeeeeeet.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:24 pm

He was telling me he’s got a Boxster 2.5 in that’s destroyed the cat and sucked it in through the exhaust ports on the overrun (reversion) and destroyed both heads. Makes mine look very cheap!
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Rich B » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:24 pm

Is the 3200 including the head?

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by nuttinnew » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:51 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 pm
The guy doing the work says the rest of the car is sound. Says the suspension set up is spot on, one of the best he’s driven and the engine feels strong after the work. He’s confirmed all the upgraded Hartech bits and reckons it should give years of good service. He told me today he’s thrown new cam chains in it too.

8-)

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by mik » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:35 pm

Having a specialist you feel you can trust, and has a passion for what they do is epic. The Porsche specialist I used to take the 944S2 to (Peter McAnna at Motortune) was first class.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by IanF » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:01 am

mik wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:35 pm
Having a specialist you feel you can trust, and has a passion for what they do is epic. The Porsche specialist I used to take the 944S2 to (Peter McAnna at Motortune) was first class.
#notarealPorsche 😛

It still sounds like an absolute steal Rev, time to enjoy it! 👍
Cheers,

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