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Old 04-16-2019, 12:27 AM
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I've been looking for 997's non-stop last few months and an 05 c2s black, launch edition which is exactly the spec I want popped up crazy cheap, has anyone had their PCCB last 14 years? What should I look for on the test drive to see if this is worth bothering to do a PPI? or should i just run before i'm financially ruined for life.

Also does anyone know of an extended warranty company that would consider a 14 year old 150k mile 911.



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Old 04-16-2019, 12:31 AM
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Not a chance in haiti

or US for warranty.

Factor in all the wearables, check to see if its early IMS ie can be replaced, PPI with borescope and list all wearables that need replacing.

Can be a great driver if had right with no major replacement like new motor.
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Wouldn't buy a Honda with those miles unless you want a door stop.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by drmain1 View Post
I've been looking for 997's non-stop last few months and an 05 c2s black, launch edition which is exactly the spec I want popped up crazy cheap, has anyone had their PCCB last 14 years? What should I look for on the test drive to see if this is worth bothering to do a PPI? or should i just run before i'm financially ruined for life.

Also does anyone know of an extended warranty company that would consider a 14 year old 150k mile 911.
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Of course it's a risk, but it's exactly the same as any other used car:

- I'd look at the radiators and read out the dme because of the over-revving and average speed.
- If there's the possibility of an endoscopy of the cylinders before buying -- so much the better. Change sparks and coils when doing that.
- If the engine is warm, watch out for a ticking sound, similar to hitting a glass plate with a nail.
- Noises are interesting overall, there should be nothing rattling or knocking.
- Ask about the oil consumption and let the canister show you. If the oil has no A40 specification, turn around and go away. The latter would speak for a little careless handling of the car.

It is best to take someone with you who has experience. I have a similar car and of course something breaks after 15 years. Good luck!
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:09 AM
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would not worry about miles on any car as long as it shows signs of being taken care of

would recommend a PPI though
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Pmorritt View Post
Wouldn't buy a Honda with those miles unless you want a door stop.
I have an S2000 with 155k on it that is tracked to hell and back. So far only issue is a blown diff. .

As for the OPs question, I would just do a PPI, check for scoring and factor in a clutch/IMS.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:34 AM
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Do you know what PCCBs cost to replace? That option by itself would be a showstopper for me personally. Fantastic engineering and performance, but I'm not the correct owner for this feature.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:15 AM
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If you’re handy and willing to tackle maintenance yourself, this could end up being a good deal. Just make sure you spend on a thorough PPI, and make sure you know everything it’s likely to need in terms of maintenance/upkeep.
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If those PCCBs weren't tracked and taken care of (not chipped during tire changes) the rotors may still be fine but you're probably nearing pad replacement if it hasn't been done, especially for the rears.

If the rotors aren't good, there are conversion kits where you can replace the ceramic rotors with steel Girodisc versions and still use the yellow calipers, which is an advantage over a regular c2s, as the fronts are 6-piston instead of the standard 4-piston.

Look at the coolant expansion tank for cracks and the water pump for any weeping. It's a 150k mile car but that doesn't mean it's not completely serviceable - just going to be a matter of purchase price vs parts replacement costs.

That car would have originally had the small IMS bearing too and just because it made it 150k (if it's still original) doesn't mean it will make it to 155k or 151k, etc
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Pmorritt View Post
Wouldn't buy a Honda with those miles unless you want a door stop.
https://www.pca.org/panorama/edition/panorama-june-2015

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...0-miles-on-it/
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:14 AM
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PCCBs are the least of your worries.

Spend 750.00 on a PPI done right if you love the car.

Best money you can ever spend.

When PCCBs go steel will replace.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:53 PM
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Hey if the price is right---> $18-$20K I think it could be a good car when you figure it's a $15K roller.
What is the price of this beast??
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:55 PM
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$21k OBO with very good exterior and full leather interior with the full sport seats I want.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:19 PM
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With all of the bore scoring drama of late, I'm just happy to hear a 997 with the 3.8L made it to 150k miles!

If the car checks out and looks well maintained, $21k sounds fair. I'm sure after a PPI (they always uncover something) you could get them down into the $19k-$20k range. Keep us posted....
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:26 PM
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The car appears to have lived it's whole life in Southern California. I looked through the pics, and someone took good care of this thing.

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...traderHomePage
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