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About Boxstercol

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    Sunny South Wales
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    Porsche, Porsche & Porsche

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  • My Ride
    987 S, in the best colour - Atlas Grey

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  1. Let us know how you get on, got the pump & wondering whether to have a crack at changing it myself (preventative measure).
  2. Wow! Really surprised to see that. Worryingly it looks like it’s in the seam too... Don’t suppose it’s had a boot lid skin at any time? Do they even re-skin panels any more or just put a whole new panel in place for any damage? Really tricky one to sort as well - access a bit tight there...
  3. Great write up, thanks for posting. Will it recode cruise / heated seats if you have a flat battery? Cheaper to buy one of these than pay an Indy / OPC to do it.
  4. Porsche tax. A premium for one Porsche, but then the insurance company gets really greedy if you have two.... 😂
  5. I would avoid Markerstudy like the plague... I experienced a catalogue of issues when my previous Boxster was written off in a non fault accident, some tactics employed by their ‘non fault department’ also known as a claims management company were borderline criminal. I wish I had escalated it to the appropriate body at the time but with everything going on I just wanted it sorted. Couldn’t wait to leave them to be honest & a company I hope to never have to deal with again. Up until the claim they were ok, but then I did buy on price. You get what you pay for.
  6. Hi, any help with condenser etc replacement in South Wales ( Cardiff/Swansea) would be much appreciated.  My sons ride, a 2005 987.  Garage job or buy parts online and have them fitted?  Owen.

  7. Yep, this is what I use. Got a Chipex kit for the Boxster, don’t get on with it at all. However, I do find that the paint is much easier to use with a cocktail stick. For my daily, the Halfords 3 pen paint chip repair kit is actually very good. Not only is there a brush, there is also a ‘pen’ type applicator - similar to a tipex type pen with a fine nib, it’s excellent at stone chip repairs.
  8. Lockton's policies do not accrue ncb, this is the reason I moved my policy to Manning.
  9. Try Manning or Locktons, both offer specialist Porsche cover, might not be hugely cheaper but better cover than the regular insurers so you'll get things like choice or repairer etc.
  10. I've moved from Lockton to Manning this year following Lockton's insistence that they were doing away with no claims bonus at my renewal last year. After building up 8+ years no claims on a second car it was too much of a risk to take. Locktons were good, although thankfully didn't have to claim, however I didn't think that it was fair that they would pay your PCGB membership for a year if you were not a member & if you already were then tough shyate. Another example of introductory offers where the loyal customer gets shafted.
  11. HI Colin, cannot reply to your  e mail, regarding waterpump costs, system comes back as you cannot receive messages.

    Chris

  12. Probably the wrap that pushed the premium up... ?
  13. Locktons are great BUT they won't consider any ncb that you may have built up & you won't be able to add to it. Their risk is based on driving experience when they rate premiums. I was with Locktons & moved to Mannings this year as it meant that in the event of a fault claim I stood to lose the 9 years ncb that I had built up on a second car (Boxster). Reinsuring then would have increased my premium by over £2k. Mannings provided very similar cover but I retain my 9 years protected ncb.
  14. Good points raised Gorsh & thanks for your input ?. I've been driving those nearest & dearest to me mad due to my mutterings about 'what happens if....' scenarios. I'm a natural born worrier & over analyse things & to be honest I'm driving myself mad considering it! I did complete a ficticious online quote with LV & with no ncb & a claim within last 12 months the annual premium roseto over£1600 - there is no way I would pay that for a second car doing circa 6/7k miles pa. Mannings offered an ok quote with agreed value, choice of repairer & keeping my ncb intact for only £50 pa more than my renewal, but car would be limited to 5k pa which is a bit lower than I want to be honest. Choices choices....
  15. Think they also cover the hairdryer in the boot too...
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