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  • 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 Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    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 Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    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 Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    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.
  • sam140sam140 Posts: 1
    I purchased a 2008 911 Turbo and have a problem. When I really push it, particularly from low to high speeds quickly I get a 2 second lag before it accelerates. Of course when it finally does kick in I get all 480 horses at once, making it quite a challenge to handle. My previous car was an E55 and I loved it. It was never at a loss for power. I read in Car & Driver this lag was some sort of software issue. The dealer says it is the normal turbo lag but 911's are famous for not having turbo lag.

    Does anyone have a solution?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    I searched all the TSBs but found nothing on software upgrades for this issue.

    Have you had turbo cars before? The reason I ask is that if you attempt to accelerate at too low an RPM (the speed of the car really isn't the issue here), you will indeed get turbo lag from any turbo car. So I'm wondering if you kept the car more "on cam" so to speak, this would not occur. Maybe you could make a mental note of what RPM you are at when you experience this noticeable 2 second lag and let us know. If this happens say under 2000 RPM, I might tend to agree with the dealer.

    Having said all that, he certainly owes you a test for proper turbo boost pressure!!
  • peerkhanpeerkhan Posts: 1
    I am sorry to say it politely most porsche sales person
    are RICHARD'S You do your home work you can never
    beat the dealership..... Yes you can bargain there is specially
    if you are buying a brand new car you have lots of leverage specially on 2008 about $12000 to 18000
    discount. Which you will loose as soon as you drive of the lot ??? Be brave you the can be like Mr.Donald Trumph A_H these porsche dealers think that why but they do not drive themselves Porsche's Good Luck
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039

    I think what Peer is trying to say is:

    Sales people are good hardworking people trying to make a living. Respect them and they will do the same.

    Do some research before you buy.

    You can get some great discounts on leftover '08 stock.


    Donald Trump's empire is crumbling and you can be like him. Immersed in lawsuits and bankruptcy proceedings.

    Porsches are fun to drive.

    Good luck.

    Hope that helped!
  • frustrumfrustrum Posts: 1
    (new to the forum, playing quick catch up, here's the question...)

    2008 GT3
    222 miles
    RS Orange
    Xenon lights
    Red tail lights
    Self-dim mirror w/ rain sensor

    They are asking 129k, which seems above original MSRP? So, while I love the car, I need to figure out my walk-away price before going to the dealer today.

    What is your walk-away price?

    All thoughts and suggestions greatly appreciated.

    ps. While I love the RS Orange, is it a bit poser to paint a non-RS an RS color?

    ps2. Of course the salesman acts like the new economy hasn't affected high-end rare cars, but that just seems like a line. Is there really a solid national market for GT3s? Or are they not selling like the Turbos? There are 10 turbos on the lot with the GT3.
  • abaker1abaker1 Posts: 7
    I own a 1989 930 cabriolet. I would like to find out how many were produced, exported to the USA and perhaps how many are still around. Any ideas where I could find this information would be appreciated?

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    844 produced, 600 came to USA, in 1989.**

    Usually these cars are grouped together as the 1987--1989 with a total production of 2,002, since they are essentially the same car.

    Hard to say how many are left but I'd bet most of them. This isn't a car that is generally junked, so unless they've been demolished (and this does happen to this car) they are generally repaired/restored.

    The European models have more HP.

    **source: "Original Porsche 911" by Peter Morgan, 1998 edition, published by Motorbooks.
  • abaker1abaker1 Posts: 7 that was fast!!!!! Many thanks for the info.
  • chibachiba Posts: 6
    have owned performance cars for some time - but never a porsche. considering purchase of
    92 porsche 911 america roadster (1 owner 103,000km- 65,000 miles)

    not worried about cars present mechanical condition as it has full covering report by porsche mechanic and clean carfax)

    want to know what overall dependability of this model is and any specific parts subject to failure.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Great car. I'd say you definitely have to watch out for the clutch. It should be light and smooth. If it is heavy or sticky, you'd best take it to a Porsche specialist for further consultation, since repair of the dual-mass flywheel & clutch assembly is quite expensive. This is a known problem area. Porsche replaced many of these under goodwill arrangements, even after warranty. You might check the car's records.

    There's another serious issue with the C2s which may have no bearing on your car. Cars built prior to June 1991 (check on the tag on the door jamb) have been known to develop leaks between the cylinder heads and the cylinder barrels, requiring removing and rebuilding of the upper part of the engine. So again, if the car was built on or before June 1991, off to the specialist you go for an inspection.
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