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alpinaman last won the day on March 23 2016

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  1. alpinaman

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Yea. But i seen it when it was brand new...
  2. alpinaman

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    No way have you had that car for that long!!
  3. alpinaman

    Is my engine shot!!

    Can you make sure the engine turns over by hand ?
  4. alpinaman

    Is my engine shot!!

    Hi Mark, Obviously a guess,but if this happened all in one go and the car is running rough i would suspect something like a jumped chain,or the tensioner has collapsed and allowed the valve timing has moved. I cant think why a fuel related problem would bring up all the vanos issues..
  5. alpinaman

    Rother Valley meet 2018

    I will see what i can do...... I love the beer and chips at Rother valley. Wonder if anyone will turn up in a 5 series. ?
  6. I’m surprised you didnt spin the car around on its axles using 3/4 drive to twist a 7mm Allen key Once a bodger........
  7. alpinaman

    Some tw*t has nicked me car....

    This could only happen to you Jayman...
  8. alpinaman

    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    Ah..... See what happens eh Mick......Its always a rocky road,they will try their best for him.. Rich.. Whats your opinion of the Z then ?
  9. alpinaman

    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    You will enjoy that ride home i fought a Z4 coupe from Edinburgh and managed 41mpg on the way home.. Nice and steady enjoying the scenery..
  10. alpinaman

    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    Congrats You will have plenty of fun in that ..
  11. alpinaman

    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    The Z looks nice I have had a few of them too and I'm sure you will love it They are a great little roady that you can have bags of fun with
  12. alpinaman

    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    The thing is there is no rhyme or reason with engine failures like mash potato has highlighted, that one has done 300k with minimal work.. Yet there are incidence of engines totally crapping out at 30k and going bang to the tune of £10,000 .. its roulette ... and I guess it depends on how you see ownership of the car.. I had 3x 911's and the paranoia of failure and the money involved for repair always got to me.. That may say more about me than the cars,but I can't live with it.. Maybe if the car was superb and worth massive money then a £10k rebuild would be acceptable, but a 996, boxy or Cayman of that generation is neither
  13. alpinaman

    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    A z4 is much more reliable and cheap to fix... They dont have the exquisite handling of a boxy,but thats the only downside..
  14. alpinaman

    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    The choice is your fella... As Dan says,they are a risky proposition now.. You are right though,the 2.5 is probably the best of the bunch for breakdowns.. they do still suffer from chainsnap and the IMS breaking up though,as well as bore score... Just buy with your eyes open and head full of knowledge,but be prepared to just write the money off if you get unlucky.
  15. alpinaman

    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    Personally i would avoid all the boxsters of that era, although the 3.2 is a hoot. The 2.5 isnt a slug and is ok,but its the repairs that may make your eyes water if your unlucky enough to get them in your ownership.
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