Just to update.
Got the car back last night. Had the below done:
- Health Check (basically a pre purchase inspection, new car to me wanted to know of any possible issues none found )
- Front disks and pads - Sorted the wobble which is great! - The disks were skimmed but was told with them being warped the material was thinner where warped and they had not done a good job skimming them as they were at the markers so basically nakard anyway. Why they bothered... who knows just made it worse.
- Oil change (Not done long ago but when at temp the level was a little above max so had it done)
- Washer fluid pump (Was told it was a pipe missing but it was just the overflow pipe. The problem was a duff pump reading no volts so no squirt! )
Charged me 4 1/2 hours labour which I thought was rather good! Would recommend Project Three they were very thorough and conscientious. Although a BMW specialist they seemed to be quite taken with the car which was nice.
Alarm sensor under the bonnet... they couldn't figure this out assuming it needs a new sensor but instead of wasting the labour diagnosing it im going to leave it for now. Will buy a new one and fit it myself seems straight forward!
Cars now good to go! Nice to know the car is good mechanically now the modding begins!
The car is a credit to the previous owners in that respect all the above are just wearable items. Really chuffed with it and how much car you get with these. Being 13 years old it certainly doesnt feel like a dinosaur. The 996 is 2 years older and certainly drives and feels like it came from a different era.
I bought some extended leather items from Yorkie Z the other day so looking forward to fitting. I have my OEM CSLs to put on with new centre caps and OEM dust covers! Thoughts to the future would like to add a Group M and some Aero Skirts but they seem to be difficult to find these days... Also want to do a full paint restoration and ceramic coat. The roof has 4 little tears two on each side in the usual places where the roof folds, seems to be fine from a water ingress perspective but a new roof will probably on the cards down the road. Unless anyone has any thoughts? Can you seal or is it an pull off and seal under job? Its going to be garaged anyway but looks unsightly so would like to have it sorted.
Mechanically as above, I would like to do a suspension refresh with bushes, mounts and bearings. Will do at 80k which will probably be in about 2 years time.
I also have the Gaptech installed but the wires are crimped not soldiered so its intermittent, im not great with these things. If anyone in the North West has any experience and could help then im sure a few crates of beer and some Z banter wouldn't go amiss
Once ive got CSLs and Leather installed will get a few pics up.