The Porsche Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Bongolia, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. jachard

    jachard Been here awhile

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    Here's my 964 RS in Race livery.

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  2. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Speaking of rage livery

    make sure the speakers are on for this one.

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  3. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! There isn't anything that sounds like the exhaust bark of of a 911! I've heard many of them, and it still never gets old!!
  4. marret

    marret Transient

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    Very nice. Any more photos?
  5. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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  6. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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  7. Keyser Soze 1

    Keyser Soze 1 Been here awhile

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    Not mine, but I thought it was a bad ass beach cruiser...

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  8. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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  9. jersey jim

    jersey jim Long timer

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    Oh boy does Singer build some gorgeous cars.
  10. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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  11. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Those cars are just unspeakably beautiful. :clap
  12. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    A note for the early gen. watercooled owners:

    My '01 Boxster had it's original waterpump fail the other day at 63k miles. When we removed it the bearing was bad/loose and the impellers were starting to break up. The serpentine belt was also toast. We flushed the cooling system twice, replaced the pump and belt. All is back to normal.

    If you have one of these motors - do yourself a favor and replace the waterpump and belt every 60k miles.
  13. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    What is the official service interval?
  14. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    No, just hanging to see what comes up. May end up taking the 968 out for the summer. It's not generating the <strike>interest</strike> feeding frenzy the SC did..:lol3

    I'm probably going to get a Smart car, though. Much more practical for the city and I won't lose any sleep leaving it on the street.
  15. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    Porsche says replace the belt at 60k miles.

    There is no stated service interval on the waterpump. Some folks have gone much further on theirs than 60k, but mine was completely shot.
  16. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Interesting. I guess they did the math on that one and figured they could stretch the service interval to the last second.

    Personally, I would never replace a timing belt/chain without also doing the water pump. Labor is usually similar to get to both items on most engines these days. It's a "while you're in there" kind of thing.
  17. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    It's not a timing belt, this motor doesn't have one. It's the serpentine belt on the outside of the motor that drives the waterpump, alternator, A/C, etc. It is simple to replace, takes longer to access it than to change it. I think the failing waterpump was responsible for at least some of the belt damage/wear.

    The waterpump is a bit of a bitch to change, mainly because of cramped quarters and dealing w/ gallons of coolant.
  18. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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  19. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    I see. :hmmmmm
  20. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    50 years separates these 911s:

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