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sungod Posts: 15,399
edited December 2020 in The bottom bracket
cold and dry
ride up and down many times, cafes, laze, bubbly
cold and dry
ride up and down many times, cafes, laze, bubbly
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
Done an hour of wfh, now thinking of heading out for a clear the head ride on what appers to be a relatively dry, temperate morning. Give the new lights a bit of a workout before the Covid hordes descend onto the roads like lemmings.
Think I'm going to enjoy today, already proving rather productive. Long may it continue.
Have a good weekend
Currently raining but hoping it will stop soon so I can go out for a walk.
pisRaining rather heavily
Today is mostly processing wood as my parents have had a few trees taken down.
Later is the pub as the MIL is over
Got a little shopping to do then go for a ride I think. I’ll decide at the time whether to go on the road or trail depending on the then weather. Beer later! (I’ll be celebrating)
@lincolndave have a try of this website for your local weather, you can tune it to a particular station if you wish and have personal settings if you login, works for me https://www.wunderground.com/weather/gb/lincoln/ILINCO46
cafe ii beckons
Coffee #1 now consumed, fora browsed. Sun is out. Time to get arris in gear and go soft pedal somewhere easy, mud and gloop minimisation please.
If I don’t come up with something quick I’ll end up wandering round Dunelm or something lame.
If I hadn’t enjoyed our first night of tier one so much I was tempted to get up and go north to do a Munro but I don’t know how that works with tiers, and also I’m lazy.
Traditional slow start was enjoyed, should make coffee now. Not a lot planned for today. Might try to go for a wobble and see how the wrist holds up. Can't go to the old dear's as nephew has arrived from Italy.
Marin Nail Trail
But you must get a bore scope prior to purchase regardless of any model of Porker. Never buy based on mileage, always purchase based on condition. Less than 5% of 911 (997's Generation 1's) suffer bore scoring and rarely but sometimes IMS failure. (Intermediate shaft bearing) but it does happen.
996's are more prone (7%). Same with Caymans and Boxsters.
A 911 3.6L engine rebuild is iro £6k. A 3.8 is £12.5k.
Gen 2 911 997's are slightly less of a risk but they will be out of your price range and many say that the Generation 1 is the better car.
So it doesn't matter what Porker you buy, you need an independent inspection including bore scope before purchase. Dealer inspection £600+, independent Porsche specialist (IPS) £275 - £325.
On the plus side, service is every 2 years and they are Major then minor then major etc but they recommend annual oil changes which you can do yourself.
Also, 996's and Gen 1 997's are not too expensive for parts. Same as early Caymans and Boxsters.
911 Dealer major service £675, Minor £375. Brake fluid change every 2 to 4 years. IPS service: £450/£250.
Oil must be Mobil 1 fully synthetic and will set you back (including filter) £110.
Tax for a 3.6 is £345 pa and for the 3.8 - £515!
Insurance is less than you would think but big jumps from say a 2.7 Cayman to a 3.8 or 3.8s Gen 1 911 997.
2 wheel drive 911 997's are more of a drivers car and the 4 wheel drive one's are preferred and fetch a higher price (because the owners are woos's). 2 wheel drive's are much more fun.
Auto's make great cars, are useable daily and don't need expensive clutch changes. PDK (paddle shift) models are way out of your price range anyway and only available on the late late Gen 1's and Gen 2's.
Do not buy one lightly or you could get mugged.
Sorry to piddle on your chips.
My 997 went in for a service and I found out... it had a new engine fitted in Reading Porsche when the car had done 47k. So my engine has only done 26k. That's a result.
Must do last of Christmas shopping. Can you get Arsenic infused Chocolate for the MiL?
Plan is to use year round, likely do about 3k miles per year.
I read about IMS issues in Boxters but heard most had been replaced now.
Turned into a glorious day too.
In a cafe currently next to a family with a dog called Boris.
The dog that is, not the floppy haired [email protected] alledgedly running the country.
at work but not working particularly hard. looking forward to vino rosso later.
I won’t be using it as a daily because I have a work car for that. The OH recently bought an old defender as a second car because she loves them which is all the approval for me to get what I want too
Seems a bit frivolous to have 2 cars between the two of us but she won’t swap her daily for a Caymen or something so I’m left with no choice. I would be surprised if I can get my hands on a 911 for sub 17k ish any other time so we shall see. I’ll probably wait until the spring so I don’t die immediately in it, it would make a nice 30th present for myself in October too...
Need to have a go in one really!
Not sure I want to have a go in one with weather as it is right now as I've no experience in RWD sports cars.
Pedals pedalled. Luvverly out. Legs took ages to get going but eventually. Discovered a lovely scenic bit of a local Sustrans route that used to be rough as is now reopened with cracking smooth new surface. Ain't been that way in years.
Bike hosed down, not too much gloop and glaur today, letting the sun do some drying on it before completing the fettle and putting it to bed.
Then it's prob do nowt. Found that all 7 existing series of Spiral are up on iPlayer. Only got into Laure et al in series 2. That's my winter tv watching sorted out.
Insurance is £230 for leisure only and 4K miles a year which is worrying but good news!
Not especially well healed, just really irresponsible
They are fitted with Mercedes Tiptronic gearboxes which have both fully auto mode or semi-manual. They are great gearboxes.
Boxsters are not as powerful as the 911 range. If you are not far from a track, go and get a lesson in it. They are nothing to be frightened about once you learn how to drive it.
I drive mine in all weathers.
150bhp T-roc coming next year which I suspect will be a bit lame, another reason to look for something fun for the weekends
It’s been lightly raining all afternoon but the real headache is the fact the farmers have ploughed up some of the bridleways and footpaths I use. They’ve then driven down them in their tractor that has big knobbly tyres to flatten and ‘remake’ the tracks. Very muddy and incredibly slippery, took me ages to get along some sections and I’m knackered! not to mention covered in [email protected]
Just having a cuppa then onto the beer I think
I think my budget gets me gen 1 987 which is either manual or auto (not the pdk). I want manual.
Wife is aghast at the thought but I want one.
Question now is maybe I should go Cayman (if affordable) or would be 10k be better spent elsewhere.