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Porsche 911



  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Very cool! Thanks for sharing that story. Do you mind telling us which dealership this was?
  • A dealership in Corpus Christi, Tx, a very small dealer; in fact, it's one of those setups in which VW/Porsche are together.
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Sounds good. Glad they are taking care of you like they should!
  • I have always enjoyed allowing interested friends to drive my '06 911S ( with me in the passenger seat). Last summer I handed the keys to a 'car guy' friend and off we went . As it was a nice day, we had the roof down. He behaved himself during the first part of the ride as we enjoyed a winding rural road. We entered the Interstate to return to my house a couple of exits away. He ran my car to red line in the first few gears as I became alarmed at the rapidly approaching truck in our lane. I glanced over at the speedo and we were past 140 mph! A car was passing the truck ahead . I yelled to slow down but he continued to gain speed and squeezed between the two vehicles just before the car ahead passed the semi.( he called it a Mario Andretti sling shot pass ) I now was screaming to slow down. He grinned at me with a demonic smile saying the car still had plenty left in it. He gradually slowed down to 100mph and thankfully came quickly to our exit. He thought the whole thing was funny. I wasn't amused. He scared the s... out of me. I now think twice who gets my keys.
  • My name is Laszlo Schmidt, my uncle Schmidt the hardest working engineer at Porsche, was overshadowed by Ferdinand. His greatest creation they did not let him acknowledge, or have, so he arranged I should get it into the USA. As I knew there were 3 made, and only a true engineer can fathom what the venturi effect, velocity stacks, unlimited gas, 24v spark, euro gears, 1840 lb weight, same bore as todays cars, but shorter stroke and high RPMs are truly capable of. Fuel injection and smog doomed this cars production, performance doomed its existence. I am getting old, the car has been sitting with 39,000 km on the OD, but bad belly rust prohibits any quick solutions. Porsche says it does not exist, which is what they said in 72, because this car can and has beaten the pants off of any RSR Carrera or ST/GT made. This is no hoax! I need help authenticating this car. I have been E mailing anyone I can for help, with no success. I have the COA all #s match, I am the 2nd owner, the motor is just as my Uncle made it in Stuttgart. Please check this same title at my space, or Weber Porsche for Pics. PLEASE HELP!
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    This, my friend, is a bizarre post.

    Your uncle, the hardest working engineer at Porsche, was understandably overshadowed by Ferdinand. He built an incredible car and Porsche denies its existence. 3 made, of which you have 1. You're old. You want to authenticate its existence. Hrm....

    At what point are you going to ask for my social security number and banking information?
  • bibs1bibs1 Posts: 3
    I just picked up a 911, 2007 with 4000 miles. I'm having trouble about 40 % of the time shifting into second. Feels like it's not syncing and I get that small grinding feel. Is this common, am I doing something wrong or do I need to bring it in to get it readjusted?
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Some resistance is common, but I can't tell if yours is normal without driving. Just take it to the dealer and let them take a look. It is under warranty and it's better to be safe than sorry.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,416
    This may also be a clutch issue. I'm with madman...get it looked at asap.


  • shulseshulse Posts: 11
    I'd agree, have this inspected. I had a similar issue with my 2007 911 (C2), and found the synch was not quite there - a little problem, only with upshift into 2nd gear. Downshifts were perfect. Let me know what happens, thanks.
  • shulseshulse Posts: 11
    Guys, an unfortunate event this morning, I was beat on a straight by a lamborghini... I'd be more accepting but can't tolerate this. I feel my 997 is just not up to the challenge and am thinking of trading it in for the turbo. Please advise on your thoughts.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,416
    Buy a Dodge Viper? ;)


  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    Don't race Lamborghinis.
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    I was in Phoenix/Scottsdale last week and saw two 997 4S models puttering around town. Why on earth would someone (at least two people) in Phoenix buy a 4S?
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    They like the wide body? They want better traction? They fear a blizzard?
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    Yeah, it's gotta be fear - after all, Phoenix did get 3 inches of snow in 1985... :surprise:
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,416
    Well, so they're prepared for the next BIG ONE!


  • buylowbuylow Posts: 41
    Hi guys,

    Well, I got my Bentley 911 service manual and the "101 Projects for the 911" is on the way from Amazon. I have successfully changed the light bulb in the luggage compartment, and installed new lifts (struts) for the engine lid and the luggage compartment lid (from Pelican Parts) - the only Porsche in town that does not use sticks. I'm now ready to move on to bigger and better things. But before I can get under the car, I need to jack it up and therein lies the question - what kind of floor lift and jack stands to use. I've read that there are only four lift points (two on each side). Will any lift and jack work, or do you need a special one that will mate better to the lift points? The Bentley manual says to use wood between the lift and the car. Will all jacks fit under the Porsche, or are some lower that others? Pretty basic stuff, I know, but just thought with all the experience out there, someone would know if one system or brand works better than others or have any tips you want to pass along. Thought I would take off the rear wheel and test the oil level sensor which does not work and maybe change the brake pads. Rebuilt a 1930 Model A Ford in high school, but that was 45 years ago and haven't been under a car since. Thanks,
  • bsissibsissi Posts: 14
    I am looking for any feedback on after market muffler systems, like Speedtech or others. I have visited two different websites for two different manufacturers which include video/audio bytes of the products as installed and driven. Any dos or don'ts or advice?
  • Minor problem, but since the car is still under warranty I thought I would get it taken care of.

    I live where there is real winter so the car does not come out of the garage very often. It is plugged into a battery maintainer.

    After sitting in the garage (unheated) for 10-14 days and I go to drive it the radio does not work.

    More specifically, it powers up, the word 'Porsche" come up on the display panel, but, no sound, none of the buttons or functions work. 5 minutes (or so)later FM preset station #1 comes on. Still no functions work, no volume control, etc. Another 2 or 3 minutes and all is fine.

    One suggestion was that the circuit board was shrinking in the cold and expanind when things warmed up a bit.

    Problem does not (or at least has not) appeared in anything other than cold weather.

    Thanks for any insight.
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