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Beetle power; The end so fare he he he
Topic Started: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:33 pm (8,021 Views)
Paulossie
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You either love um or loathe them, I love them.

I have been dreaming of one of these for years, after selling my E class I made the mistake of looking at 996's again and this one I could not miss, it's black with black leather with a factory fitted Aero body kit (again some hate them with this kit on but it was a must for me) GT3 wheels and the best bit its done 172000 miles but it drives like new due to having the engine and gearbox rebuilt 50,000 miles ago which is a must on one of these at this mileage.

I went to see it the day after it was advertised on Auto trader, a very posh 24 year young man owned the car and after negotiating him down a good few grand the car was mine.

The poor thing was filthy inside and out (dirty posh bugger more money than sense) but after a visit to the lovely local immigrant car wash it looked a different car.

It needs some work to get it to where I would like it and I've done quite a bit already.

Replaced various interior bits that were scabby centre console with a silver one so on so on.

Bought some new wheels and got them powder coated in gloss black, to refurbish the GT3 split rims but I now love the black ones on the car.

Took me half a day to change all the service items oil, filters and the plugs were a bugger to change but I managed it all on my lonesome.

Fitted Pioneer double din that does everything and moved the air con controls down into the below consol.

Fitted quick shifter.

Things still to be done.

Repair front spoiler and repray 3/4 of the car( being done on the 31st).

Replace air con rads (leaking) re gas air con (being done tomorrow).

Changing the boot carpet for a black one.

Callipers repainted (red or black).

Bought Porsche M030 suspension upgrade (to be fitted sometime) .

Replace the key he lost and get it programed so the car opens and closes and the alarm activates.

Renovate or re spray the leather interior.

After all that I will be eating beans on toast for years.

I hope you like it, I love it.

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As long as the mechanicals are sorted, a cracking buy, wish you well with it.

Is the Scirocco yours?
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Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:46 pm
As long as the mechanicals are sorted, a cracking buy, wish you well with it.

Is the Scirocco yours?
Mechanically its great it drives perfect, and yep I have a couple of Roccos.
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Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:51 pm
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Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:46 pm
As long as the mechanicals are sorted, a cracking buy, wish you well with it.

Is the Scirocco yours?
Mechanically its great it drives perfect, and yep I have a couple of Roccos.
You Sir have taste. Sod the 996 kettle, get some Scirocco pics up ;)
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Oh aye B) Glad to hear it's had the well known issues sorted out.
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Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:33 pm
Oh aye B) Glad to hear it's had the well known issues sorted out.
Put it this way it would have to sit there for a loooooooong time it had the usual issues I'm just about to be skint when its all done.
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Mate,,them wheels look much better than the GT3s..they fill the arches way better..Looks like a different car..!!

Are you going to get some covers for the fried egglights..or do you like them as they are..??

Cosser..!!
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That's the one thing I hate about this model. The fried egglights. Truly ugly and the fact that the boxster looked exactly the same made it all the worse.

What are these covers you talk about Mr cosser?
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My dad used to say "If you want to get on in life, buy something you can't afford".

I could live with the headlights. You can't see them from that gorgeous cockpit. rockon
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Mate your car collection gets bigger and better by the day.
Sod paying all that money taking the family to Beaulieu Motor Museum this Sunday. Can you send me your postcode please lmao
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I'm liking very much, style and performance combined, what and awesome combo, well done.

I'm so green :(
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Very nice, Paul.

I've been looking at a 996 myself on and off for the last 6 months or so - the only thing that's stopped me is an impending house move - give it another 6 months I'll probably have bought one. Value wise I think they've pretty much bottomed out now and I can't see them getting any cheaper than they are now.
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Slightly disappointed as for a split second I misread this as '959'. Thought you were a secret millionaire!

Enjoy!
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Mr Cosser I really did not like the 996 when it first came out especially the Aero body kits and the lights were awful, it took me years but as they got a lot older they really started to grow on me, this was probably because I had a 911 sc at the time and loved the look of that and still do but the one I owned is worth 30k now and is way out of my reach and I'v done that been there so a few years ago started looking at the 996 an I like the look of them even with the silly front lights and you cannot believe how much better the 996 drives over an SC.
I'm keeping the body standard accept for the exhaust tips, I'm going to get those powder coated gloss black, Oh and putting a black Carrera badge on the back maybe with a 911 badge as well, not decided yet.

Spencer your right I would buy one asap as they seem to be going up in price I stole this of him.

Toff I wish I still had the E class but I had to sell that to be able to get this so alas I haven't added to the collection.

Davey cheers, GNasha and Stwat.



Eagle your right there.
Edited by Paulossie, Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:47 pm.
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Sirocco all the way lmao
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:15 pm
Sirocco all the way lmao
It a good job I've got both then ;)
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Loving the Porker Paul, I've driven loads of Turbos thanks to my brother. Class cars
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:23 pm
Loving the Porker Paul, I've driven loads of Turbos thanks to my brother. Class cars
Cheers mate.
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Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:46 pm
As long as the mechanicals are sorted, a cracking buy, wish you well with it.

Is the Scirocco yours?
I showed my 10 year old how to steal it at retro :P

He is looking forward to learning how to nick the porker.
Edited by Rich27, Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:13 pm.
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Very handsome; I still miss my old 3.2 Carrera, which looked more or less the same. What are 'the usual problems', by the way?

I assume that the spare part from 'Alien' coming out of the dash is an optional extra...
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:01 pm
Very handsome; I still miss my old 3.2 Carrera, which looked more or less the same. What are 'the usual problems', by the way?

I assume that the spare part from 'Alien' coming out of the dash is an optional extra...
Thank you Robert,
I had a 3.0 SC and loved it, the usual problems with the early 996's are with the early engines, rear main seal failing, big end bearings failing, bores going oval and scoring, head gaskets failing every issue is with the engine, they either went very soon after new or if you got a good one went on to over 100000 miles before needing a rebuild like mine has, the big ends were knocking on mine 50,000 miles ago, the very nice wealthy gent that owned mine spent around 11,000 rebuilding the engine and gearbox and other bits on the car using all the upgraded parts from the later models that just do not have any issues that the earlier ones did, so even though its done 172,000 it drives like a car with very little miles on it.
It is in my local Porsche specialist today having the air con condensers replaced a new key cut and reprogramed to the car, slow starting issue (probably a week battery) and a bolt replaced on a structural brace that was missing(not good) then it will be mechanically sound.

Then its going to the body shop to have the front bumper repaired, two wings, bonnet, divers door, two sills, rear bumper, rear drivers quarter re sprayed on the 31st, then hopefully its all finished and I can drive it.
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Not that I'm familiar with that Porsche engine but big ends going could be due to thrashing it before the oil's warmed up. feckknows

I always get my Alfa boxer engine cooking before revving it too much near the red line..
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:39 pm
Not that I'm familiar with that Porsche engine but big ends going could be due to thrashing it before the oil's warmed up. feckknows

I always get my Alfa boxer engine cooking before revving it too much near the red line..
Spot on with the big ends, also the main seal can leak bad through the inferior rear main seal very common on these I'll always warm it up first before giving it some.

On my 1980 SC that engine had many small leaks which was very common but they were never anything to worry about they all did, I am very surprized to not see
one thing leaking on this one its as dry as a bone underneath (thank god).
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Don't hang about with making changes do you.

Looks nice, all Porsche prices are going north very quickly. 996 will follow soon.

I picked up a 1987 911 carrera 3.2 supersport for a friend of mine for believe it or not 13k in 2012, search for one now and you will not find one for less than 40k. I need a Porsche in my life, badly...
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Intermediate shaft bearings are the biggy, fail with no warning, and often irrespective of mileage/usage. When they go the results are catastrophic.
Well documented and acknowledge poor design by Porsche.


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Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:15 pm
Don't hang about with making changes do you.

Looks nice, all Porsche prices are going north very quickly. 996 will follow soon.

I picked up a 1987 911 carrera 3.2 supersport for a friend of mine for believe it or not 13k in 2012, search for one now and you will not find one for less than 40k. I need a Porsche in my life, badly...
I know my SC is worth 30k now gutted I sold it for 10k, I'm going to hang onto this one, it quite rare being black inside and out, this is the first one I've seen for sale at the price I got it for in years that's why I grabbed it.
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Intermediate shaft bearings are the biggy, fail with no warning, and often irrespective of mileage/usage. When they go the results are catastrophic.
Well documented and acknowledge poor design by Porsche.


Your right there this was upgraded when rebuilt with ceramic bearings if I remember correctly.
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Been up to me old tricks on this one, air condensers fitted and re gassed, under trays fitted, new bolt fitted to the brace at the rear (QUITE INPORTANT).

I was quite worried to work on this one but the designers really thought about taking it apart it is so easy to take most of the body work apart took me 2.5 hours its the first car I actually enjoyed taking apart.

The only issue I had before was replacing the two plugs nearest to the back of the car probably took me around two hours, that only because I had never done it before, but I know how to now.

Then I started ripping the thing apart in the body shop for the body work.

Bumpers, sills, door lock, wing mirror all off.

Cleaned out radiators with the air line.

Cleaned the whole of the underneath (got filthy doing this) de scabbed and treated frame around the rads with rust treatment.

Waxed everywhere I could and lubricated everything I could.

Bought all new bolts to refit the body kit.

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If this was Wheeler Dealers I'm sure you'd be on to a profit. :P

Looks like you bought well. Enjoy! rockon
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Almost finished being painted.

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Cant wait to see this Paul! B)
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Sweet! ;)
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that's a lovely looking motor you have there,

the new wheels really suit her... well done sir! B)

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Thank you lads, I still can't believe it mine, I'm skint now but I don't regret getting it.
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Normally now Tubby Brewer sells it on and tells us how much profit he's made. ^o)

Poor old Ed must be pissed off doing all that work and never getting paid.. :D
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I've never been interested in Porsches. But seeing yours, I really want one.

Worth being broke for.

It's pure car porn
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Normally now Tubby Brewer sells it on and tells us how much profit he's made. ^o)

Poor old Ed must be pissed off doing all that work and never getting paid.. :D
It was because of Wheeler Dealers I bought my Cosworth and I'm not selling this one but if I did sell it I would make a penny or two.. :)
Edited by Paulossie, Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:44 pm.
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Got a couple of days off to finish the Porker, re built it sprayed hubs black and started flatting it with my new polish mate Robert (Bob) hopefully finished by tomorrow.
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