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  1. PirateSteve

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    A late 70s cis 911 would be an absolute nightmare to keep running right. Especially if it is mostly original. That and they drive like crap compared to a 964 or 993.

    Unless all you wanted to do is stash it in the garage to flip instead of driving it.
     
  2. Boots

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    It's crazy seeing them go for 150K + USD
     
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    It seems like early 996 carerra's are going for decent prices now. Even ones with the IMS bearings done.
     
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    The 996 are super cheap.
    But everyone is terrified of the IMS.
    I for one can not get over the head lights.
    For me, a perfect toy would be the Cayman 981. Last of the 6-cyl and for all accounts very reliable. I think they will hold their value
    I would like to find a 981 Cayman s 6 speed with less than 30km for a decent price
     
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    I've been eyeing 993's and the price of those have sky rocketed. I've been looking at 997's as a result, or I could deal with the headlights if I was able to get a 996 Turbo.
     
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    I’d rather have a clean 997 c2s than a 996 tt tbh

    But my #1 is a 964 :bowdown:
     
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    I've got a number I work on. None of the older aircooled stuff really does it for me performance wise. I find the controls really clunky and the handling is a bit off compared to modern cars. That said the engines, when they are working well, especially the efi ones from the mid late 80's on, just have a sweetest note and broadest torque curves. It is an intoxicating sound and I find it really amazing they were able to preserve the character through all the changes over the years.

    IMS is only one of the problems on the 996/986 of the early 2000's. Those engines have about 30 different documented failures. They can end up costing big bucks if you get unlucky. I've done a ton of IMS upgrades, and while it solves one problem I still wouldn't consider owning one unless it was a 2006+ with the better bearing. Ideally I would stick it out until the 9A1 came out in the 997.2. 2009-12 C2S would be a car worth buying.

    Hands down favorite is the Cayman GT4, it is beyond perfect in every way, hard to think of a modern car in that price range that is more of a drivers car than it is.
     
  8. Boots

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    Man I sooooooo badly wanted a Cayman S (and still do really) ... I love the S2K but if the Cayman's could match their reliability, I'd have one :o
     
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    The Cayman is quite reliable and requires a fraction of the S2000s constant servicing

    But just keep the S2000 and add a Cayman, then who cares if one of them needs something!
     
  10. Boots

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    That's the spirit :D

    What's your maintenance on the s2k look like? Fluids and valve adjustments?
     
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    Oil every 5K, oh and I saw your post on an oil change.. get a fumoto valve and you don’t even have to jack up the car or get tools out to change the oil... slide the pan under, crack the valve, reach in and unscrew the filter then you’re draining.

    So oil every 5K, alignment every 6 mos, tire pressures every time I drive it (that damned rear end squirm if it’s even half a lb off), valves and diff every 15k or 3 years, brake and rad fluid every 2 years, clutch at 45k.... it’s essentially something every time I drive it.

    Compared to the SS 1LE: start up, beat the piss out of it, park it until next time... and that’s 460HP and waaaaay higher limits all around.

    So the S2000 is annoying and picky, requires a ton of attention and that’s honestly it’s biggest appeal aside from the fact that it gives you back everything you put in it completely unfiltered.
     
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    Was looking at the fumoto valves. Probably pick one up when I do my next oil change. What year is your s2k again?
     
  13. NotASteer

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    2007 Rio Yellow Pearl
     
  14. Boots

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    2007 crew :high5:

    Did you put the fumoto on or was it on already? I see there's two ways to do it.. one with the spacer and one without. Seems like without the spacer, the only option is aiming the fumoto directly down but with the spacer you can rotate it?
     
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    I installed myself and used the spacer. There’s no real reason not to, it’s not like space is at a premium under the hood of this car you know?
     
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    Yeah, I was gonna do the spacer too. Just didn't know if there was any plus/minus to it
     
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    Porsche Speedster

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  18. Mitch

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    Still unsure
     
  19. Boots

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    not me :rofl:
     
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    Don’t get me wrong. I’d take one!
     
  21. Mitch

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    BootsBoots are you a podcast listener?
     
  22. Boots

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    yup
     
  23. Mitch

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    Have you listened to Spike’s Car Radio? It’s an old Seinfeld writer and Jerry is on a lot. They talk porches most episodes
     
  24. Boots

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    I'll check it out. I'd LOOOOOOVE to see Jerry's collection. I wish he'd show it.
     
  25. Mitch

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    They talk a lot about his collection and what he’s buying.
     
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    But it's red....yuck.
     

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