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Old 08-07-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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Day 1 with my first Porsche

Hello all,

Just bought my first Porsche, a lapis blue 1999 2.5 with full Porsche Service History and only 66k on the clock.

Loving every minute of it!

Any suggestions on how I can make sure I'm treating her right?

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Old 08-07-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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Any suggestions on how I can make sure I'm treating her right?

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Once she is warm, give her a good old spanking....

Seriously though... anything need doing?

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:13 AM   #3
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I think she is pretty mint,

The guy I bought from had her since new, full history with a local specialist called Zentrum in Nottingham.

Today im taking her on a three hour road trip down to London-area to give her a real going over.

Should I be worried about this IMS situation? Is there anything I can do to pre-empt a disaster like getting it changed? I dont know what the symptoms are even if it does start to go - its the only thing that worries me, the rest is rock solid.



Apologies for the poor picture its the only one I have right now!
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Sounds good...

IMS - nothing you can do really... other than popular belief is make sure you rev the engine once warm... dont short shift all the time.

You can also dissect the oil filter and inspect for any debris when you get the oil changed - that is a handy check for any impending break up...of IMS or any other engine component.

Dont worry about the IMS - if it happens, it happens... but it probably wont...

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:44 AM   #5
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So driving it 'hard' is better than being gentle?

excellent

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IMS failure with my 996 at 46K just 2,000 miles after an oil change with no sign of debris in the filter. Running alone easily at 60 MPH. It gives no warning Just think good thoughts and maybe you'll be ok.
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Congratulations from across the Pond. I've put thirty K on my '98 with nothing but routine maintenance. Relax. Enjoy your new toy.
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My advice: Don't be afraid to drive it hard, it was designed for it. Keep at least $2K in reserve for unplanned repairs so you don't have to sell your kidney's on eBay when the clutch goes out. Change the oil often. Try a track day if you can - you will be astonished with the car's true capabilities. Have fun and continue to live the dream.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:27 AM   #9
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Spank it to thank it

Cheers guys,

My friend told me there are two types of Porsche owners; polishers, and drivers. I think I'm a bit of both!

I'm going to really put her to work over the next few months and then see how it goes!

The only thing I've noticed is my brakes feel like they 'lock' a little bit if I have to slam them on, although I'm using as much engine breaking as possible. Could be that the pads need a change but they look good.

She will accompany me to my friends wedding in the morning, Hugh Grant eat your heart out

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Regarding engine braking - I read somewhere on this forum. Gears are for going, brakes are for stopping.. Take it for what it's worth. I hope you're going to the wedding solo, boom boom with the bridesmaids in your new Porsche!
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