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Old 14th April 2010, 01:13   #31
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What an amazing write-up! You sure kept me engrossed through the entire story.
Keep her well. Cheers!
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Old 14th April 2010, 07:39   #32
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Amazing story VLOCT. As already said before, this is one of the best write-ups on T-BHP, second to none. Owning your first sportscar was an awesome experience, as we can all understand. Do keep us posted about the updates!
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wow! that was one passion filled writeup! I almost felt like i was sitting next to you when you described about the first real drive...

now, waiting for the ownership / first ride report of Duc
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Awesome writeup... Had me glued to my seat...Its' almost like i'd been there with you on that drive.. ;-) good going VLOCT.
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Old 14th April 2010, 17:28   #35
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Awesome writeup!
She looks great. Love those pipes sticking out at the back.


One more thing i thought i'd bring up for discussion :
You said this..
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She gets regular oil change, Mobil 1 Extended Life – full synthetic only, every 3000 miles or at least once a year.
...and then this..
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Her engine started leaking oil, which is a common ailment of air-cooled Porsches,
And then on the website whose link you provided i read this :
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...Not all 911s leak oil. In reality, the leaks were already present and have only appeared due to the synthetic's excellent flow properties....

Though i'm guessing you evaluated this point of view at the time (especially given this is taken from your shop's website!) - how bad were the leaks?


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This has gotta be one of the best posts/reviews on the forum.

Superbly written and wonderfully brings out the passion and feelings you went through with the porsche. This car has been my favorite since I was a kid and i had posters of the porsche (esp. the 959) all over my bedroom walls, which i cherished a lot.

You sound like a kid in a candy / toy store... well anyone who is buying their dream car would. hats off to you for realizing your dream.

please do post updates on the car. Hope to have one in my garage someday.
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Old 14th April 2010, 20:48   #37
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The leaks started appearing around 2001 and became worse by 2002 when I had to address it. I have only used Mobil 1 full synthetic ever since I've had the car. I'm sure there were minor leaks which were plugged when the engine was refreshed initially. No detailed engine or tranny work was done when the car was put one the road in 1997. Just what was needed.

Bottom line is, if you own an air-cooled porsche, its gonna leak. A master mechanic can fix it for good though. If you don't know a master mechanic that knows porsches, you don't want to own it. And I do not mean chief mechanics in a dealership. Most dealerships specializes in replacing parts under warranty. But diagnostics of tricky issues and addressing it is a different ball game for these cars. The shop in the link I provided is run by just Chris. No other mechanics. Chief mechanics from dealership typically lasts around 15 to 20 days with him, before they're fired.
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Hey VLOCT went through your thread at one go and that is a wonderful write-up. Please keep them coming!
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Interesting write-up, thanks for taking time to share your experience.

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I want other members and people who visit these forums realize that these cars are not out of reach for an average Joe. Hell, if Iíve managed to own them, lot of people here on this forum can if, they really want to.
This sure made me think. These cars are definitely not out of reach with passion and right planning.

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This sure made me think. These cars are definitely not out of reach with passion and right planning.
I agree with VLOCKT's philosophy. As a matter of fact I myself had owned a Jaguar XJ6 Classic for one year in UK. I had bought the car for about GBP 1000 and had paid GBP 4K as insurance. But as the saying goes, there is no value to happiness.
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I'll try to post my ownership review of the Solstice next, some time this week.
I've posted a review of my Pontiac Solstice GXP in the 'Initial Ownership Review' section with some pics for anyone interested.

>> LINK <<

Cheerio

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Awesome narrative....why does everything new has to be bad than everything old ?
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wow! what a fantastic write up!

nothing better than living your dream, eh?
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How about the pics of other cars in your stable?
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Looking forward to read reviews of your other machines
I posted my review of the Pontiac Solstice GXP in the "Initial Ownership Experience" section. Hope you enjoy it.
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I am speechless... and for the whole 15 minutes while reading your post, I was there virtually, experiencing the speed, porsche sound, blurring roads.

Double thumbs up! Nice review buddy.
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