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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 pm 
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That’s the boxster back on the road for the year after a new set of boots and a wheel alignment.

First time I’ve had a wheel alignment done but the last set of boots really wore down so quickly on the inside with the rest of the tyre looking pretty good.

Attached the reading for the before and after but no idea what it means, doesn’t look like a big difference?


Not a lot actually done! And your rear cambers still out of spec on the RL and differing from RR. That won't aid tyre wear on inside the RL

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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:16 pm 
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I hope you only paid them to adjust the front and rear toe angles as they clearly didn't do anything for castor or camber.

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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Thanks gents

Sounds like I have been had !

Is right in the middle of each range the ideal sweet spot for an alignment and is there any reason a garage wouldn’t be able to get this ?

Think the price for the alignment was around £85.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:05 pm 
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Thanks gents

Sounds like I have been had !

Is right in the middle of each range the ideal sweet spot for an alignment and is there any reason a garage wouldn’t be able to get this ?

Think the price for the alignment was around £85.


IF you had the alignment and all measurements were in spec, it would have cost you £85 for the privilege of knowing. Thats life.

As a few parameters were out of spec before and after the measurements were taken and your paid £85 for ending up with a car still out of alignment, then that's not a great service.

As for where is the sweet spot, a good technician will be consistent with the adjustments within the parameters. A poor technician's results will be all over the place and probably use the excuse 'couldn't release a few bolts, so I left it alone'.......

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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:56 pm 
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Another little addition for the garage !

Not particularly cheap at around £50 for the poster and £40 for the frame but really does look good.

I bought two frames with another poster on its way.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:48 pm 
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That’s the second poster arrived.


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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Is that your 928 on Porsche Aberdeen's instagram?

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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:59 pm 
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Fred,

This site is about my limit on social media other than a rare post on FB but the 928 is in at OPC at the moment for a major service and to get this thing fitted in an attempt to help me sleep better at night without worrying the engine is going to be toast the next time I start it.

In fact was going to post a write up on my 928 ownership costs to date and the ridiculous quote I have just been given to get the fuel lines replaced !

Had a tally up of the costs since buying the 928 5 years ago and after another £1k this time round it’s came in at £8.5k :x:

That’s almost £2k per year to tidy that car up and keep it on the road. That’s just mental and I don’t want to even think how much that is per mile.

I genuinely think I have a really good example, I’d go as far as to say one of the best in the country so :x: knows how much a bad one would cost.

There is no question it’s a great car to own and drive but if it wasn’t for the value going up quicker than the cost of ownership I’d get shot of it and buy something like the 924 turbo which was a fraction of the price and actually more fun to tinker about with and own.

And the quote for the fuel lines - £3.2k

Nuts !


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:08 pm 
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On a happier note, that’s the posters up in the garage


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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:21 pm 
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BvhVzAEnNEZ ... xp5gosxrn9

That's a heck of alot of money, but as you say it's a very good example in very good condition, and you need to protect your investment.

You might get cheaper somewhere down the road, but then there's the hassle of getting it there.

Garage is looking good, if that's any consolation

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