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Purchasing a CTT 2005 abandoned for 2+years

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Hi to all in the forum, I am Chris from Greece and I am looking for a piece of advice.

I have found a CTT 2005 with 35000 miles that a bank sells after being abandoned for 2+ years and not in garage. As the price is tempting and I am looking forward to spend some cash to bring back to the road.

What do you thing I must expect in terms of Service, taking for granted that all liquids in engine and trans are going to be replaced, new tyres etc.

P.S. probably a conversion to 2007 F/L look is a thought.

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2 years is a long time for any car to sit, let alone a Cayenne.


You will most likely get a million fault codes on start up....the electronics are super finicky in these cars, even when you drive them regularly.  a Battery is going to be a must most likely.


New oil is a good thought,coolant should be ok for a first start.


Brake fluid would be ok for a first start, but if you plan on moving it at all, bleeding fresh fluid through will be a smart thing.


Tires might be flat spotted.....or i should probably say WILL be flat spotted, making for a crappy ride at speed....but just fine to move the car around or onto a flatbed.


Here is my only concern......2 years the main/rod bearings a going to be BONE DRY......this is probably the easy point in time to spin a bearing.  My suggestion is to prime the pump somehow.....an option would be to use a pressure can and a filter adapter to pressurize fill the oil system.....it will only move probably 15psi of oil pressure, but more than enough to wet and float all of the bearings.


My question is how much is this car going to cost?  considering you can get CTTs for 20-30k all day long here in the US with real low mileage, i'd be worried about buying a car that has sat for 2+ years......now if it was $10k, that's another story.


Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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 My question is how much is this car going to cost?  considering you can get CTTs for 20-30k all day long here in the US with real low mileage, i'd be worried about buying a car that has sat for 2+ years......now if it was $10k, that's another story.

You are right, but my concern has been minimized because the cost is around 9-10,5k. About the rod bearings you are right and i am going to consult a mechanic, because i don't have a clue on how to raise the pressure. I was thinking that it might be better not to drive it from the parking lot but instead use a towing truck. Probably I have a bill of around 3-4k to bring it back to its glory.

I am considering it seriously cause CTT's with only 35000 miles are rare now in Greece, imports are too costly and others that are sold are around 18000 euros with questionable service history and mileage.

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Sounds interesting.....


Just know though that you can blink and easily spend 3-4 K on a well maintained 05 CTT let alone one that has sat for 2 years. I say this because I had a well maintained first generation CTT from original purchase for over 10 years. If you can double that and feel comfortable then you'll be fine.



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I think the other thing you need to weigh is whether you will be maintaining this car personally or will a shop be doing the work.


Two reasons:


1.  Maintaining any Porsche is a hobby in itself.  They seem to require "attention" is probably the best way to put it.  Most of the time it's not major, but weird things here and there.


2.  Because it has the Porsche name in front of it, people love to price gouge for everything.  If you end up doing work yourself, it's about on par with any other german/european car in terms of maintenance cost.  You bring it to someone, be prepared to shell out some cash as Pkscheldt mentioned above.



As for the oiling concern.....i do this all the time when getting ready to start my track motors after the winter......it's all about priming the motor.

For my race motors i have a mechanical primer that i can hook onto with a drill, but the principle is still the same.  i see lots of cars at the track that use the pressurized can method as i mentioned earlier.

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