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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:35 pm 
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Picked the 928 up from OPC this afternoon and all good.

On the drive in I was ready to just sell the darn thing but amazing how things change when you actually get behind the wheel of your pride and joy. Now wanting to keep it forever !

Got the chance to speak with the mechanic Gavin, regarding the ridiculous quote saying that I just couldn’t justify or afford it and he asked if I had considered using flexi pipe instead of the OPC steel pipe as it would be a fraction of the price. To be honest I had not even considered any of the options, was still in shock at the quote, but definitely going to look into this.

Asked them to keep the oil cans aside as I intend to keep hold of them for top ups and or some more garage ornaments!


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Is that fuel pipe quote only the hard pipes or include the rubber ones front and rear?

Whats the price of the fuel pipes only and labour to swap them? Iirc correctly the 924 fuel pipes are circa £300? for both front to back excluding rubber ones. But labour to drop the gear box and rear axle amongst other items can be the deal breaker

Downside the flexi fuel pipes is they will need more fixings under the car to keep them secure and don't look OEM. Positive side is you don't need to drop the box and axle.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:08 pm 
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The break back was as follows:

£0.7k for all pipework (rubber at front and rear included)
£0.5k for a new fuel tank cradle
£2.0k for 20 hours labour

My options are to go for the flexi pipe at a fraction of the price or stick to the original steel pipework and get the local mechanic to fit it at £45 per hour instead of the porsche (classic) rate of £100 per hour. I have already ordered up the Paul Anderson fuel tank cradle at £250 and which is by all accounts a superior product anyway.

The local guy fitted the fuel lines on the 924 a while back with no issues.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:25 pm 
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The local guy fitted the fuel lines on the 924 a while back with no issues.

Did you buy these from Porsche and if so, did they come ready powdercoated green (as new)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:43 pm 
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dave wrote:
nsmjl02 wrote:
The local guy fitted the fuel lines on the 924 a while back with no issues.

Did you buy these from Porsche and if so, did they come ready powdercoated green (as new)


Dave,

Yes and Yes

Just checked my costs to date as listed on page 14 and looks like they were £230 from OPC at the time.

Was one of the first jobs I had done on the car after wheeling it out of storage and finding out the old pipes were toast and leaking fuel all over the place.

This was before I started taking photos of everything but do remember them being green.

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Have you seen Porsche Aberdeen are doing complimentary health checks on Porsche classics? Am thinking of sticking Helga in next week once she's taxed.

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Have you seen Porsche Aberdeen are doing complimentary health checks on Porsche classics? Am thinking of sticking Helga in next week once she's taxed.


Fred,

Definitely recommend these, no hard sell just you and the mechanic having a good look round the car up on the ramps.

Also free cup of coffe and a chat with anyone else who has booked up.

I plan to pop along as well.

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I wouldn't want him spilling his coffee if he saw mine on the ramps!

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