SATY's Porka

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SATY's Porka

Postby saty-s » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:21 pm

18-JUL-2014

Hello all,

A little history: I have owned a fair few bimmers now

# 1990 e30 325i Sport - 2000
# 1994 e36 318ti Compact - 2002
# 1994 e36 M3 Coupe V1 - 2003
# 1998 e36 323i Coupe- 2004
# 1993 e36 M3 Coupe V2- 2005
# 1999 e36 318ti Compact Sport- 2006 - 2007
# 2001 e46 M3 Coupe V3- 2007 - 2008
# 1999 VW Golf V6 4MOTION - 2008-2009
# 1998 e36 M3 Evo Vert - 2010-2012
# 2003 e46 M3 Coupe V4- 2012-2014

I sold my latest BMW to a chap from cutters (a 2003 face lift - E46 M3 and decided I needed a Porsche in my life. After lots of research on the various versions and pricing I dedcided on a 911 996 C4S.

I found one in Nottingham after seeing a few sh!tters (that were C2's). Had a few forum peeps there to help me go over the car and negiotiate a good price. All done and dusted and picked her up this Saturday gone (Massive thanks to Harmz Mahal & Gary Phoenix Motoworks.... And a bigger :thumb: to Kul for actually finding the car in the first place).

Spec:

Manufacturer: PORSCHE
Model: 911 CARRERA 4S
Mileage: 103,000
Type: Coupe
Colour: SILVER
Reg. Date: 17/01/2004
Engine Size: 3596 cc
Transmission: 6 SPEED MANUAL PETROL
Previous Owners: 4

Optional extras:

Bose sound system
Sunroof
Xenon headlights
Switchable exhaust
Rear wiper
Some interior package that includes red seat belts, Porsche crest on headrests, full electric & memory seats

Full service history and all the bills/invoices for all the works to the car. All old MOT's.

She also came with 2 sets of alloys

The original 'hollow spoke' and a set of Vertini Concave's in matt black. These do look good but I have never been a fan of black wheels, so have reverted back to OEM and put the Vertini's up for sale on fleabay. And money that comes in will pay for some of the repairs that are being done this week.

Here are the pictures from advert:

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Then found some surface rust in the door shuts (like on my E46 M3)

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We negotiated hard and after a HPI check a deal was done & deposit left.

We collected the car and OEM wheels on Saturday 12 July 2014.

I duly removed the black alloys and fitted the OEM ones.

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I spent 1 day behind the wheel of the car and all I can say is OMG what a fantastic motor...

I then dropped her off to Gary & Joey @ Phoenix Motoworks/Redbridge MOT Centre.

Minor Oil service has been completed.
Air con fixed, luckily it was just the gas and not the 3 condensing fans upfront in the car (phew).
Door shuts have been fixed too, here are the pics of the entire job:

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I will be picking her up tomorrow morning and am so excited.

New owner is picking up the M3 in the morning too. So the entire jigsaw completes tomorrow.

UPDATE 31-JUL-2014

Right Pammi was dropped to Phoenix Motorwerks (Gary & Joey's garage) to get the Gemballa springs fitted that were purchased when I bought the car (massive thanks to the lads who bought these as a birfday pressy for me :thumb:)..

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When they took out the front suspension legs and top mounts all was not very good and the parts were perished beyond re-fitting :shock: .. So got the call and then went to the shop to get some Vaseline for my imminent back passage rape :shock: .. Got Mahal, Harmz & Gary on the case they researched all possibilities and of the massive choices I had, some are stupidly expensive like the sticker price above :lol: ... So ended up buying a coilover kit from Design 911. Did not have any budget for this upgrade so could not buy the kit I wanted so after some research and reading some reviews on a 911 forum I went for the Design Tek kit (apparently made by BC Racing)

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Complete with adjustable top mounts and drop links.. These were duly fitted yesterday and I picked up the car last night. This is how she now sits:

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I still have to do the below before she runs/sits right.

- balance all 4 wheels (as they had been in storage for a year and all weights have come off)
- lower back end some more
- once settled then Hunter 4WA

Also got the DVLA paperwork back and my private plate was fitted last night. (no point in posting pics as I remove all plate pics anyhow)
I fitted a smaller plate to the front (as I have a 4 digit plate), a few peeps don't like this. I am 50-50 at to moment.

Cheers all :wink:

saty wrote: Left to do:
- balance all 4 wheels (as they had been in storage for a year and all weights have come off)
- lower back end some more
- once settled then Hunter 4WA


UPDATE 04-08-2014

Saturday morning I decided to get the above sorted out.

So went to my local decent tyre and alloy place (The Tyre Shop) found out I knew most of these guys as they all worked/ran Elite in Dagenham, they all left last year and opened up their own place. So firstly I got them to balance all 4 wheels, then they lowered the rear another 5mm. I then took her for a short drive, came back and got the hunter 4WA done.

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Some pics of the suspension fitted

Front:

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Rear:

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4WA machine

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This is how she sits now.

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Got home and decided to give her, her first wash in my ownership, moved the family waggon offa the driveway, and then tried to get mine on: :shock:

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So had to wash her outside the house lol... And here she is:

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Cheers for looking...

UPDATE 12-AUG-2014

I wanted to get the full spec for my car to see what it has from factory (like we can get from the BMW), found out you can get it here for £6 ... Duly ordered and here is the spec:

Vehicle Identification No. *****************
Model Designation CARRERA C4S 3,6L
Model 2004
Order Type 996431
Engine code M96.03
Transmission code G96.31

I029 Standard chassis
I211 Licence plate holder version 3
I241
I415 18-inch Turbo-Look II wheel
I697
I985
IX54
IX70 Door entry guards in stainless steel with logo
IX97 Gear lever knob in aluminium/leather
IX98 Handbrake lever in aluminium/leather
IXLF Sports exhaust system
IXPA 3-spoke sports steering wheel in leather interior co
IXSC Porsche Crest embossed in headrest
IXSX Seat belts in Guards Red
M061 Version for Great Britain
M071 EU country version
M130 Control and indications in English lettering
M197 Stronger battery
M219 Differential
M271 Door mirror -aspherical- driver's side, electrically adjustable and heatable
M273 Door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heatable
M274 Vanity mirror illuminated
M288 Headlamp washer
M335 Automatic seat belt, 3-point, rear
M339 All-wheel drive
M424 CD compartment
M425 Rear window wiper
M437 Comfort seat, left, electrically adjustable
M438 Comfort seat, right, electrically adjustable
M441 Radio preparation
M446 Concave wheel centers with full-colour Porsche Crest
M466 Rear foglamp, right
M476 Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
M480 6-speed manual transmission
M492 Headlamps for left-hand traffic
M534 Theft security system
M536 Alarm siren and tilt sensor
M538 Seating position control for comfort seat, right
M562 Airbag, driver's side and front passenger's side
M563 Side airbag
M566 Front fog lights, white
M567 Windscreen tinted, upper part darker coloured
M571 Activated charcoal filter
M573 Air conditioner
M581 Center console, front
M601 Litronic headlights
M602 Raised stop lamp
M620 Electronic accelerator
M650 Electrical sliding roof
M651 Electric window opener
M657 Power assisted steering
M659 On-board computer
M661 Stricter emission-control concept
M680 -MY 01 digital sound package MY 02- sound system Bose analog
M685 Rear seats, split
M692 CD autochanger "Porsche "
M936 Seat covers, rear, leather
M981 Leather equipment without seat covers
M983 Seat covers, front, leather

I think these are the paid for extras:

IX70 Door entry guards in stainless steel with logo
IX97 Gear lever knob in aluminium/leather
IX98 Handbrake lever in aluminium/leather
IXLF Sports exhaust system
IXPA 3-spoke sports steering wheel in leather interior co
IXSC Porsche Crest embossed in headrest
IXSX Seat belts in Guards Red
M680 -MY 01 digital sound package MY 02- sound system Bose analog
M601 Litronic headlights
M425 Rear window wiper
M650 Electrical sliding roof
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby m3Smudge » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:35 pm

Great work Saty, which is the better car, M3 or Porka?
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby saty-s » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:57 am

UPDATE 22-AUG-2014

After some research I found out that my optional extra loud zoorst has a sound cut out between 15 and 45 MPH which is enabled in a few European countries inc UK. And via a few forums found a by-pass to this where the on board button still works but as default it will run at loud through the above restrictions:

Win win, took me 10 mins and also did a guide [ here ].



m3Smudge wrote:Great work Saty, which is the better car, M3 or Porka?

Cheers Steve and not an easy question to answer but will try.. After 5 M3's it was a hard decision to make a move away from BMW Motorsport but I think I had to fulfill a childhood dream of owning a Porsche and also like the fact it is designed as a sports car from the factory rather than a regular Saloon car with a fat engine in it. It feels more of a proper sports car when driving, the seating position and the general feeling is very good. Power wise very similar to my E46 so no real change there. Feels very nimble and capable.
Attention wise this get SO much more and you do feel great driving it. I only drive mine once a month or so and when I do it is such a special place to be. After 6 weeks of ownership the only thing I can say I don't like is the dealer cost for parts and the lack of second hand parts in the market place.
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby DJSyxx » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:32 am

I can imagine parts are defo not cheap but of course what these cost brand new I guess the parts reflect the price lol.

Nice work on it so far, looks good on the coilies :thumbs-up:
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby saty-s » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:52 pm

DJSyxx wrote:I can imagine parts are defo not cheap but of course what these cost brand new I guess the parts reflect the price lol.

Nice work on it so far, looks good on the coilies :thumbs-up:

Agree man on the parts :hmmm:

Cheers and new zoorst on the horizons... :smug:
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby m3Smudge » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:13 am

saty-s wrote:UPDATE 22-AUG-2014

After some research I found out that my optional extra loud zoorst has a sound cut out between 15 and 45 MPH which is enabled in a few European countries inc UK. And via a few forums found a by-pass to this where the on board button still works but as default it will run at loud through the above restrictions:

Win win, took me 10 mins and also did a guide [ here ].



m3Smudge wrote:Great work Saty, which is the better car, M3 or Porka?

Cheers Steve and not an easy question to answer but will try.. After 5 M3's it was a hard decision to make a move away from BMW Motorsport but I think I had to fulfill a childhood dream of owning a Porsche and also like the fact it is designed as a sports car from the factory rather than a regular Saloon car with a fat engine in it. It feels more of a proper sports car when driving, the seating position and the general feeling is very good. Power wise very similar to my E46 so no real change there. Feels very nimble and capable.
Attention wise this get SO much more and you do feel great driving it. I only drive mine once a month or so and when I do it is such a special place to be. After 6 weeks of ownership the only thing I can say I don't like is the dealer cost for parts and the lack of second hand parts in the market place.


I must admit if there is one other car that Iv always wanted, is a 911 older the better.
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby saty-s » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:52 am

m3Smudge wrote:I must admit if there is one other car that Iv always wanted, is a 911 older the better.

The shape before mine are lovely (993 911) they are a minimum of 23k and prices only going 1 way (upwards)... I like them but being a speed freak the power of those would not suit me :evil:
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby saty-s » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:52 am

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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby Bhups » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:48 pm

Love it, that pic I tagged you on insta though has to be done!
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby saty-s » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:36 pm

Cheers bro & they looked fat but bet they cost a fat amount too lol
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Re: SATY's Porka

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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby m3Smudge » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:32 pm

Why you selling?
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby saty-s » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:45 pm

m3Smudge wrote:Why you selling?

Gutted to be selling as my dream car but need to release equity from it and pay for my mrs lack of income while on maternity leave....

Once sold for 17k ish then 10k needed for debt and then leave 7k to buy myself another toy of somesort

Really gutted but family come first
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby m3Smudge » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:14 pm

saty-s wrote:
m3Smudge wrote:Why you selling?

Gutted to be selling as my dream car but need to release equity from it and pay for my mrs lack of income while on maternity leave....

Once sold for 17k ish then 10k needed for debt and then leave 7k to buy myself another toy of somesort

Really gutted but family come first


Gutted for you mate, but you are right family comes first especially young ones.

You can always buy another toy. :thumbs-up:
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Re: SATY's Porka

Postby saty-s » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:22 pm

Not as gutted as me and thanks bro :thumbs-up:

After she sells lets she what toy I go for.... hopefully something to keep me smiling
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