eBay 996 build thread

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by unzippy » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:30 am

Happy days 8-)

Do you have to run it in or can you rag straight away?
The Evo forum really is a shadow of its former self. I remember when the internet was for the elite and now they seem to let any spastic on

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by mik » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:24 am

IanF wrote:
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 😛
Yeah, NCGs dribble that about non V12 Ferraris too. :)

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by JLv3.0 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:54 am

It's such utter bollocks isn't it :lol:

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Rich B » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:19 am

mik wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:24 am
IanF wrote:
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 😛
Yeah, NCGs dribble that about non V12 Ferraris too. :)
yep, they aren’t real Porsche’s either.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Broccers » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:25 am

Good news - so how much is the seller paying ? :D

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by speedingfine » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:25 am

Yeah that's around what I'd expect. Hopefully all plain sailing from here, and you've got to keep it for a while now to get the value out of it 😎

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by ZedLeg » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:09 am

unzippy wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:30 am
Happy days 8-)

Do you have to run it in or can you rag straight away?
Rev doesn't believe in running an engine in. He'll be bouncing it off the limiter out of the garage car park :lol:.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Beany » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:33 am

ZedLeg wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:09 am
unzippy wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:30 am
Happy days 8-)

Do you have to run it in or can you rag straight away?
Rev doesn't believe in running an engine in. He'll be bouncing it off the limiter out of the garage car park :lol:.
At least if it blows up there, it won't need towing back. Can just push it the 100yds.

Sounds like a pretty good thing overall - you've still basically paid (all in) bottom of the market prices, but it sounds like now the car should be just be 'servicing and fuel' for a good few years.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:48 am

ZedLeg wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:09 am
unzippy wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:30 am
Happy days 8-)

Do you have to run it in or can you rag straight away?
Rev doesn't believe in running an engine in. He'll be bouncing it off the limiter out of the garage car park :lol:.
I don't believe in gentle running in, I do believe in letting the engine and oil warm up. Besides, it doesn't need any running in.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:48 am

Broccers wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:25 am
Good news - so how much is the seller paying ? :D
You really should try being more positive.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Gwaredd » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:30 am

While it's still a reasonable price, it's still 50% over what you were expecting (or hoping). Why do we (me included) accept this practice from garages? :lol:

I can only imagine the face my customers would pull if the final bill was 50% more than I'd led them to believe!

Anyway, you can enjoy it now. My Type R (which was a similar 'bargain purchase' story to yours) gave years of hard service after the rebuild before it destroyed itself, but by then it was worth nothing anyway.
Cheers.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by JLv3.0 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:36 am

The 3k figure was always the one in mind, wasn't it.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by JLv3.0 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:38 am

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Simon wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Sod it, so I guess that's around £1500-£1800 all in? So you're £10k into the car. Still peanuts for a 996 really.
Exactly my thinking, plus what OC said. It’ll be fixed for less than £2k. On a car where a set of tyres is £750, it’s nothing really.
Ah.

Oh well, it's only money.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Rich B » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:42 am

JLv3.0 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:36 am
The 3k figure was always the one in mind, wasn't it.
£3k was my call - I’m guessing the bill was plus VAT - though was that all in with the £600 head?

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Jobbo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:31 pm

Beany wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:33 am
Sounds like a pretty good thing overall - you've still basically paid (all in) bottom of the market prices, but it sounds like now the car should be just be 'servicing and fuel' for a good few years.
Bottom of market for a 996 must have a similar expectation of a blow up and rebuild in a similar timescale to Rev's car. I'd definitely have been more confident in my Boxster if it had had a strip down and rebuild in my care.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Richard » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:15 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.
For 30-odd hours work, including taking the engine out, a new head and chains etc, it seems alright. Especially if you trust them.

And now you’ve got a car, with a known good engine, that’s been checked over by a specialist who thinks it all looks good.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:04 pm

The bill is fine, the expectation was all me being a bit naive and nothing to do with the garage. They were 100% spot on in every way and have done loads of little bits that they haven’t charged for (for example refitting bits of trim that weren’t perfect and painting the wheel bolts etc). If you have a Porsche, consider using them because they’re excellent.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:07 pm



Just got back from a good ragging round the back roads of Cheshire. Used half a tank of juice in 80 miles with a massive grin on my face. Damn, it’s so good (albeit nowhere near as fast as a Turbo S, unsurprisingly).
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Jimmy Choo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:54 pm

Glad to see it's back.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Coaster1 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:36 am

Nice one Rev.

Quick turnaround too.

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