BAT 2005 997 TIP w/146K miles - How About Guessing High Bid. - Page 4 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Go Back  Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums > Water Cooled Technical Discussion Areas > 997 Forum
Reload this Page >

BAT 2005 997 TIP w/146K miles - How About Guessing High Bid.

Notices
997 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

BAT 2005 997 TIP w/146K miles - How About Guessing High Bid.

 
Old 01-29-2019, 04:46 AM
  #46  
DaBigBR
User
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Iowa
Posts: 45
Default

Car arrived today. Shipping took ten days due to alleged mechanical issues with the transporter. In the meantime, we got about a foot of snow, which meant no getting it to my house. To make matters worse, I got the 4WD Tahoe stuck in the driveway. The shipper was less than understanding and couldn't get past the fact that had they provided more than an hour's notice of arrival, as originally promised, the logistics would have been much better.

Ended up having it unloaded at a gas station, had to drive it up to town to get it registered, then drive it to a larger city where it's sitting in a parking garage until I can get it down my road. Needs winter tires in a bad way and the process of doing this much took almost five hours.

But...

It's as described. The condition is surprising given the mileage. It took 55 miles of Interstate driving to get it settled and I'm preliminarily very excited. It ran and drove great, although the fuel pressure gauge seemed a little high. Hopefully I'll be able to get it home this weekend.

Note that the "noise" on the hood is frozen water drops from washing the road salt off. 10 degrees outside and windy today.


DaBigBR is offline  
Old 01-29-2019, 07:28 AM
  #47  
Petza914
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Petza914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 9,978
Default

Originally Posted by DaBigBR View Post
It ran and drove great, although the fuel pressure gauge seemed a little high.
Congrats.

Fuel pressure gauge?

You mean oil pressure gauge. In weather like that will read 5 or fully at the top. May drop a little at idle.
Petza914 is offline  
Old 01-29-2019, 08:05 AM
  #48  
DaBigBR
User
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Iowa
Posts: 45
Default

Yes, oil pressure. This is why you don't post in the middle of the night.

Thanks for the info. That matches what is occurring.
DaBigBR is offline  
Old 01-29-2019, 08:47 AM
  #49  
gtvr6
User
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Queens NY
Posts: 86
Default Congratulations

The transport was the hardest part about getting my car. I had no weather issues but he couldn't actually get the car to my house because he couldn't fit the truck down my streets. He got as close as he could and I drove the car for a few blocks to get her home.....

Regardless of your transport issues - the car looks fantastic. Enjoy her in good health.
gtvr6 is offline  
Old 01-29-2019, 11:02 AM
  #50  
Balr14
User
 
Balr14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI.
Posts: 509
Default

Ten days isn't unusual for shipping. They have to wait until they have a full load heading your direction. They also prefer to meet in a parking lot near the freeway. Mine arrived at 10:30 pm at a supermarket parking lot about 3 miles away. When I went to start it in my garage the next day the battery was dead. Here's a tip: if it's going to be sitting anywhere for a few days, lock it! If you leave it unlocked the electronics stay on and they will drain the battery.
Balr14 is offline  
Old 01-29-2019, 01:44 PM
  #51  
groovzilla
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
groovzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: seattle, washington
Posts: 4,999
Default

Great job and good idea storing it in parking garage. Those roads looks icy.
Enjoy the car and update us when u get it home
groovzilla is online now  
Old 01-29-2019, 05:30 PM
  #52  
Conch911
User
 
Conch911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 20
Default

Congratulations- the car looks great and I'm sure you will have fun with it. As far as the purchase, you and I are cut from the same cloth- I first saw mine on Ebay the day before it closed, on Halloween, 3000 miles away, no reserve, prior wreck/rebuild, no PPI, nice Russian guy selling. I haven't stopped smiling since.
Conch911 is offline  
Old 01-29-2019, 06:27 PM
  #53  
DaBigBR
User
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Iowa
Posts: 45
Default

The issue with the transport wasn't the time, it was their inability to keep a timeframe. It was originally slated for three days and then a series of "tomorrow or the next day" promises started. Allegedly the truck broke down. The car mysteriously has "will be towed 1/22/19 written in white on the left window. I suspect they unloaded it somewhere and left it, which might be logical of the truck had to be towed.

This particular shipping experience reinforces what I've heard: if you do it enough, you'll eventually have an issue. It's only my third one, but the first two were so problem-free I was bound to run into something.

Went and visited it in the ramp last night at work a couple times and spent too much time today digging through the manual. Very excited.

Thanks for all of the positive comments, guys!
DaBigBR is offline  
Old 01-29-2019, 06:44 PM
  #54  
jll1011
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
jll1011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 189
Default

Welcome aboard. I have a 2005 Tip too. You will enjoy it greatly. Have fun making minor or major modifications and DIY projects. We are here to help.
jll1011 is offline  
Old 01-29-2019, 07:07 PM
  #55  
groovzilla
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
groovzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: seattle, washington
Posts: 4,999
Default

Originally Posted by DaBigBR View Post
The issue with the transport wasn't the time, it was their inability to keep a timeframe. It was originally slated for three days and then a series of "tomorrow or the next day" promises started. Allegedly the truck broke down. The car mysteriously has "will be towed 1/22/19 written in white on the left window. I suspect they unloaded it somewhere and left it, which might be logical of the truck had to be towed.

This particular shipping experience reinforces what I've heard: if you do it enough, you'll eventually have an issue. It's only my third one, but the first two were so problem-free I was bound to run into something.

Went and visited it in the ramp last night at work a couple times and spent too much time today digging through the manual. Very excited.

Thanks for all of the positive comments, guys!
I hear ya - Of my 20 or so shipping experiences all have been A+ but 1.- If you care to read it is somewhat shocking/ interesting:
When I shipped my 30' diesel fish/cruise boat from Tampa Florida to Seattle last fall, I had a few anxiety causing moments. I got shipper from USHIP who had excellent reviews = Very seasoned going back and forth to east coast and NW.
Seller was kind enough to cruise boat 4 miles to the nearest marina with large haul out facility. Boat was pressure washed and all ready 10 days before scheduled pick up.
The trucker calling me when he arrived at the marina to have them load the boat onto his trailer - Trucker said marina stored boats in the way and he couldn't get to the boat.
Then trucker start bitching about some mussel growth that needed to be removed and the next thing out of his mouth was "I can't do this shipment, I have no time to f_ck around and have to stay on schedule" - I got pissed and insisted we worked something out - I got marina to re-pressure wash boat but boat had to be moved to another marina so it could be loaded because too many boats were in the way. I convinced trucker to stay overnight and i paid for his hotel and dinner.
Seller kind enough to bring boat to a bigger marina about a mile away.
Boat loaded and will be in Seattle in 8 days - all good right?...Nope

I was pissed about the truckers attitude soI started to research his name(he has Arab last name and owns his company & truck)
Long story short after lots of internet research I found numerous road/DOT violations including his arrest for road violations/warrant last year. All happening in Idaho - After more web searches I see a court filing of trucker against the city of Coeur d'alene Idaho regarding his fighting city for a boat storage facility he wanted to build and got denied. Then I find Idaho newspaper articles of his truck being vandalized by someone with the words "Sand N-gger go home" written in spray paint on side of his black torched truck.
I couldn't believe what I was reading and couldn't tell my wife because she would have Sh_t since she was pissed I bought the boat in the 1st place.
I sat on the info and just hoped the boat would arrive safely

Boat showed up on time and AFTER it was loaded off trailer/into the water I asked Michael (the trucker) what the deal was with all the violations/warrant/truck arson?
He explained he grew up in Idaho with white mom/Arab dad - He purchased land on Lake Coeur d'alene with the intention of building a boat storage place - The city Zoning/Building Dept. good old boys denied his permit even though he had proper plans/etc. - He sued the city and people threatened his family, vandalized his truck, tried bombing his house, spray painted his house so he moved away to Washington State. (He also changed his name)
He went to school with many of the cops in Idaho who work the higway partol and give him crap whenever he drives through - He said after the warrant and false arrest spending 2 nights in jail he stopped driving thru Idaho and doesn't do pick ups or deliveries in northern states. They even tried repossessing his truck which led to major lawsuit
He also apologized for his attitude with the boat pick up - He gave me $200 cash for the hotel/dinner I Paypal'd to him but I didn't accept it.
I'll use him again of I need a boat hauled and have recommended him to a few friends and he has been A+ with his shipments

Check em out:
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/200...essage/?photos

https://www.cdapress.com/article/201...ICLE/170729792

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/2009...paper-website/

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/2009...n-north-idaho/
groovzilla is online now  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: