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New owner for 2012 4 GTS Cabrio 6 spd, 23k miles


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Hi everyone,

 

Long time lurker and finally bought my first 911 last month! Really excited about ownership (moving up form an E46 M3 vert 6 spd which I’ve owned for 13 years and will continue to keep!).

 

So...first order of business is getting the coolant pipe fixed. Only 23k miles so it’s a bit unfortunate but no coolant light on and it took about 2 quarts of the 50/50 coolant & distilled water mix to top it up. Bought the car with the pink stains and coolant level in pictures, before topping up. Parking it for now, don’t want to drive it until I get it repaired.

 

I did some inquiries and independents are now charging around $2k for the job, parts and labor included. This includes a new water pump and thermostat. I read that independents used to charge around $1.5k but maybe I’m facing the NJ/NYC metro surcharge.

 

My question is, what other preventative maintenance items would you add to the list? I want to establish a baseline even though the car only has 23k miles. So far I have:

 

1. Water pump

2. Thermostat

3. Coolant hoses (plastic/rubber—maybe leave the metal pipes?)

4. Belts and pulleys

5. All fluids flush: brake, transmission, diff, power steering - which brands do you recommend?

6. Vacuum pump (mine is pretty rusted, picture attached)

7. Engine and transmission mounts (thinking RSS)

8. ???

 

For mods, I’m leaning on:

 

1. SSK: Numeric

2. Suspension: KW HAS coilover spring kit

3. Exhaust: full iPE exhaust - not sure about compatibility with PSE button in the cabin. Also thinking of Soul Performance but unsure. Not considering Fabspeed or Sharkwerks at the moment but I guess I could be convinced if there’s a good deal. Akrapovic would also be a dream come true!

4. Heard about the DTC controller, and since I have a 4 GTS Cabrio 6 spd, not sure what I have by way of PASM and whether this mod is applicable to/would benefit me

 

Please feel free to add your experiences or advice! Thank you.

 

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That car is utterly gorgeous, congratulations! I owned one in the same colour for two years in London.

Get the bolts that connect all of the exhaust system checked for rust. It's very expensive to fix later on and always happens. I would change them all every 3 or 4 years, consider better non OEM ones if you're not worried about maintaining the Porsche warranty.

Also replacing the seals between the front and back side windows made mine feel like a new car as the glass didn't wobble. A cheap but satisfying fix. Made the car feel like new again.

Enjoy!

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25 minutes ago, jackliebling said:

That car is utterly gorgeous, congratulations! I owned one in the same colour for two years in London.

Get the bolts that connect all of the exhaust system checked for rust. It's very expensive to fix later on and always happens. I would change them all every 3 or 4 years, consider better non OEM ones if you're not worried about maintaining the Porsche warranty.

Also replacing the seals between the front and back side windows made mine feel like a new car as the glass didn't wobble. A cheap but satisfying fix. Made the car feel like new again.

Enjoy!

Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk
 

Appreciate the tips, thank you! I’m hearing some squeakiness from the passenger seat so will try to get that checked out, too!

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