In late 2006 my passion for Porsche that had been kindled by owning a boxster lead me to search for a 911. In February 2007 I found a lovely, well used 964 carrera 2 coupe in GP white and embarked on a new adventure. This running report is about my 964 that would be used for high days, holidays and track days and be a 'project car'. It wouldn't matter if it spent time waiting for things to be fixed as it wouldn't be used as a daily driver.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Went in for a service (Dec 07)

For the first service under my watch I put it into JMH specialists in Holmes Chapel. It was for there for 2 and half weeks tongue. This might sound a little strange but since it's a weekend car, the arrangement was to drop if off on a nice day, leave it to be serviced as and when, and collect it on a nice day. So it's now got 21 stamps in the service book which is rapidly running out of space.

A full service on these cars is a big job as it's necessary to remove the heat exchangers in order to adjust the valve clearances and fit a new set of 12 spark plugs. With the diagnostic check and other bits and pieces, the labour time involved is 6 to 8 hours. Including a liberal amount of Mobil's finest and and a gearbox oil change (it hadn't been done for a while), I'm more than happy with the bill that came to £675. Probably half the price of what an OPC would charge (who are unlikely to have any staff these days that could service a 964).

It was great on the blast home after not having driven it for a while.

It's not often that the daily driver and the 964 are out at the same time. So here's a few pics of them together:

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