RVR961Dear All,Hi!Just purchased my first Porsche and joined the club/forum.It's a 2007 997.1 C4S, bought privately from a neighbour, who was going to keep it long term, 'till his head was turned by a 991GT3......Against all advise, I bought it without an inspection/warranty etc, as he seems a nice chap, is an enthusiastic car owner, has definitely looked after it and only 35K miles.The spec is quite comprehensive; almost 30 options ticked when bought new:-X51 engine upgrade, Aerokit, PCCB, short shift, Chrono plus, sunroof, extended leather everywhere, ali bits here and there, wheel spacers, sports wheels, rear wiper etc.(A 'Christmas Tree', as we used to say in the trade.).Just my luck, it's developed a small oil leak after about 300 miles, so I've booked it in to Chelsea Carrera, my local 'indie' here in High Wycombe.They're going to check it all over for me and fit a Low Temp Thermostat, as an additional precaution.I wonder if any forum members have used these chaps before? They seem knowledgeable and have been around for ages, but any experiences shared would be nice.I know bore score with these is all over the internet, and it's my main concern, but it's not ticking or showing black tail pipes yet. It's been serviced properly, run on Millers 5W40 comp oil, warmed up gently, having LTT fitted, so hopefully it'll be fine. What's the general consensus; they will all go sooner or later, or is it just a small percentage that will need a rebuild?Engine number tallies with later IMS, so hopefully OK with that.I also can't find definitive info on the 997 X51 upgrade; does it come with a baffled or deeper sump as part of the upgrade?All advise /comments would be appreciated and hopefully I can meet up with some of you soon.Thanks.
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