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  1. I agree John, that makes no sense given the # of hits in the higher ranges. That single lower hit would seem very unlikely. But if his data is correct, the DME only spits out what it has. You're quite observant though, I noticed that also when I first saw that. It is plausible, but unlikely imo. He may have just typed it incorrectly. I, like many have the odd typo here and there, even though I try proofreading a couple of times to check. Anyways cheers :) Saraf did say he was just going to pay anyways - it seems like a done deal to me, this is just blah, blah, blah.
  2. White, on the sheet they gave me it was a 2 page summary with this plus a bunch of other data, possibly similar to what Saraf has. I'm not positive about specific timing because I did not ask, but got the impression that they "could" determine when each hit occurred. This is just speculation though, as even the dealer may not be privy to all the data contained within the black box. That's the best answer I can give you. It was the 6 ranges I noted herein (and confirmed by Saraf), and the # of ignitions in each range. The dealer did inform me to keep the # of ignitions down as much as pos
  3. You know, this thread got me thinking, and there are, strange as it may sound to others, instances where a "demo" or "sales mgr" car has been used at the track. I've seen it, and these vehicles have been flogged to the limit, so the accrued damage may have been in some way contributory. This type of scenario would indicate then that it is not the best idea to buy demos or manager's cars, and that a DME download and a comp test are critical components within the buying process. Thanks for your thread Saraf, I'm sure many others have learned a lot from your unfortunate situation. Cheers al
  4. [should be good to go] And you can add to your contract that the purchase price indicated is "subject to" - you being 100% satisfied with the conclusions of an OPC vehicle inspection (ie. whatever wording you deem is necessary to get out of the contract if you have to). This way, all you are out is the cost of the OPC inspection if you decide that the OPC will not give you an OPC warranty as you desire. The deposit should also be refundable. Check first that the OPC will indeed give you an extended warranty if you bring an outside vehicle to them like this should it pass the required insp
  5. justin, factory warranty is 4 yrs here in NA, and just put a "subject to" w/your deposit and you s/b gtg. Having an out is always wise - that's what I did. I locked out the others and was able to check it out thoroughly to my satisfaction. I am a verrry happy camper, as 2 others were willing to buy it full price immediate, after I locked it up. Cheers and good luck :)
  6. Hey SB, the 03 and 05+ are much different animals as you know. And for questions to me, no worries - nothing's dense. Just trying to help, that's all. The top mechanic at my dealer told me to avoid 05s that's all - common knowledge with any manufacturer's first year units. Obviously there are good ones (that wasn't for you SB, just that '05 owners get a little upset when I post that, that's all). Anyways, cheers :cheers:
  7. Hi Justin, look for TSBs here, then talk to a knowledgeable mechanic at your dealer - that's what I did. You were right imo to wait, I had a similar experience, colours weren't right for me - and passed. Thank g_d! I would have suffered day after day looking at the wrong colour combo - that's like water torture! I do have that boring blk/blk, but I like stealth - it gets way too much attention already from the wrong sorts. :eek: (see p_lice) I have all the things you've noted +, and I simply love them. I tried PASM in a 987S and Cayman S and came away with too soft in off mode and too
  8. Nice Jun, but I don't know about warranty and wear and tear on other components. I thought about lowering too. Too many variables imo. Hit a pothole or 2 and you're looking at potential $ and questions from your dealer. But hey, maybe after warranty ........ nope, too hard to sell ...... but it looks hot though. I was thinking of buying a 996 4S cab lowered but it had numerous ancillary component problems - not worth it imo, but hey, if that floats your boat, do it. Only you know if it's right for you. Anyways, just my 2c, cheers :)
  9. justin, if I were you, try it out. Like most things in life, it's a personal thing and everyone's going to tell you y or n because of this or that. It is very much firmer on - really firm for everyday roads but good for track, and off, much more absorbent on rougher roadways just like P says. Yes 10 mm, but esthetically that's totally personal. 19s give you a firmer ride also that I like w/o pasm. If you have found the car w/o pasm, buy it. You will be lucky or crazy to ever use even 50% of the potential of that car on normal roadways w/o killing yourself or others. It is a very fun dro
  10. SPIRO, I think that whoever was using it was abusing it, that's why Porsche denied the replacement. I've made these comments to others, that you can't expect any manufacturer to repair or replace components if they have been abused by you or anyone else. People may say they will, but I believe they will be in for an uphill battle in court. And if the dealer did in fact track/abuse this car, you should contact the dealer and inform them of your plight, and get them to take responsibility and pay for it. Anyways just my 2c. Cheers :)
  11. 256 in 4 and 5 and 1 in 6 would have been very high numbers based on what the service manager was telling me in generalities. What I had posted earlier was just the information I had received essentially verbatim from the dealer. That is why I have posted in the past that a DME download is a critical factor to consider when purchasing used vehicles - it can tell you information no one else can tell you about the history of the vehicle you're considering. Lotus I understand also has this sort of "black box". I'd also check out your tranny too with that type of shifting. Just my 2c,
  12. I have an actual copy of the generic printout, the service manager gave it to me and I called the service dept about the other info before posting. I have a pretty good relationship w/my dealer here fortunately. For the 997 GT3 the data is: 9000-9200, 9200-9400, 9400-9600, 9600-10000, 10000-11000, +11000 And for the 997 Turbo the data is: 6800-7000, 7000-7200, 7200-7400, 7400-7900, 7900-9000, +9000
  13. Hi Tool Pants, I was given a printout and Porsche calls it a "Working Log". On this it shows the #of ignitions in ranges 1 to 6 inclusive as you know. The "Motor Over-speed Ignition Ranges" is a generic printout indicating ranges for all models. The 987 Boxster and 997 Carrera are categorized together and have the identical ranges. They are: Range 1 >7300 and <7500 Range 2 >7500 and <7700 Range 3 >7700 and <7900 Range 4 >7900 and <8400 Range 5 >8400 and <9500 Range 6 >9500 I have been able to con
  14. Here Henry, I found another photo for you, hope this helps. Cheers :)
  15. Nothing special, just your everyday blk w/blk int. Cheers :)
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