The Porsche Thread

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

  1. jcf

    jcf Been here awhile

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    Those COA can be a crap (as in shite) shoot.

    I know many instances where guys with early cars received them to find their cars came equipped with [much] later models options.

    Which wouldn't be SO terrible, except that they charge around $ 100.00 for it.
  2. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    check this out ... $2000 for a Porsche LiFePO4 battery :eek1
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21217269&postcount=435

    interesting ... Porsche's LiFePO4 spec's ... 12.8v 18AH 480CCA ... 12" Long, 6 3/4" Wide, 4 1/2" Tall .. Weighs just under 12 pounds according to retailer optional battery for 911 GT3 and the Boxster Spyder.

    this is the first OEM that I'm aware of that has offered a LiFePO4 battery as a factory supplied option. even if it's for exotic Porsche models.

    Does anyone know of any other mfg that's offered an LiFePo4 battery as origin equipment?

    it's important to point out, despite the $2,000+ selling price. Porsche has decided to use actual amp hour ratings. not the PB/EQ rating that can lead to installing wrong size LiFePO4 batteries. which then results in failed LiFePO4 at the first sign of cold weather and unhappy customers.

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    "The lightweight battery offers a very high standard of everyday driving qualities but its starting capacity is limited at temperatures below 32 degrees F or 0 degrees C, due to its specific features.

    With its nominal capacity of 18 Ah, the lithium-ion battery offers a level of practical output and performance not only comparable to that of a 60 Ah lead battery, but better in many cases. As with all Porsche batteries, a genuine Porsche Battery Maintainer is recommended for vehicles which are stored for over two weeks. ~

    The lithium-ion battery being introduced by Porsche as the pioneer in this area is made up of wound film of carbon and iron phosphate with a ceramic film moisturized by the electrolyte that serves as a separating layer in between. Compared with other types of lithium-ion batteries that use a combination of manganese oxide, cobalt oxide or nickel, this lithium-iron-phosphate battery, as it is called, offers advantages when used as a starter battery. It is robust and consistently guarantees the usual voltage of 12 V for the car's on-board network.

    The lightweight battery is made up of four cells and integrated electronic controls. This battery management system protects the battery from major discharges and guarantees a consistent charge level within the individual cells. Once battery voltage drops below a certain threshold, a warning signal reminds the driver to re-charge the battery either simply by driving the car or by means of a conventional battery charger."

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  3. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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  4. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    Uh, no thanks. :lol3

    Yeah, right....:deal
  5. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    OK I have a question to the knowledge base. I have a chance to buy what looks to be a pretty sweet 74 911. It has an 'S' engine installed but otherwise standard, complete history low mileage, less than 100,000 KM. If I get serious about the car I'll have a pre purchase inspection done, but here's my real question. I had in mind a late 80's 3,2 for my first (only?) 911. I have one of those on my radar too but the condition is not as sweet and has higher miles. Do I stick with looking for a 3.2 ( I have a limited budget) or do I go with what appears to be a pretty cherry 74?
    Thoughts..
    thanks
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  6. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    This is a tough one. I would put this question to the 911 subforum on the Rennlist. I think you're going to get a variety of responses.

    Good luck.
  7. Global Rider

    Global Rider Alps Adventurer

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    Yeah, same here.

    I don't want my Porsche going up in flames.
  8. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    I wondered how long it would take you to spot that, Alex. :D
  9. Lee C

    Lee C Long timer

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    Love this thread more pics of members 993's Gotta get one not to many for sale around here:ear
  10. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    Any excuse will do. :D

    The Blue Trail, south Alberta:

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    True, there's not a big supply in Canada. But now that they're outside of RIV range, it's almost as easy to buy in the U.S. And you get used to the dual speedometer.
  11. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    2.7 in the '74?
  12. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    I thought they were all 2.7 from '74 through '77 ?
  13. Global Rider

    Global Rider Alps Adventurer

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    Break out the marshmallows?


    Hey maybe if we orient that Li-Ion battery just right, the thrust might amount to an extra 100 HP. What do you think? :lol3
  14. Lee C

    Lee C Long timer

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    Did you buy in the US and what makes it easier out of the RIV range besides not having to deal with CT :lol3 Nice looking car seen you and a couple of guys from here on Renni:clap
  15. Global Rider

    Global Rider Alps Adventurer

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    What...on a forum. You must be kidding. :lol3

    Other than I can spot any 911 (who can't) and I like them all, I only know my 993 really well.

    Out of interest for 911s, I bought the following book after I made my purchase. It goes into a good amount of technical detail about the various years of 911. Little did I know that earlier models had issues such as pulled cylinder studs, etc. Later models have other issues, but then, what car or motorcycle doesn't?

    Maybe worth getting. Available from Amazon.

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    Global Rider Alps Adventurer

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  17. Clif

    Clif GoEasyStepLightlyStayFree

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    1974 911

    " I have a chance to buy what looks to be a pretty sweet 74 911. It has an 'S' engine installed but otherwise standard, complete history low mileage, less than 100,000 KM. If I get serious about the car I'll have a pre purchase inspection done, but here's my real question "

    Would love to see some photos of this one or a link.
  18. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Here ya go.

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  19. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    That is correct :D
  20. jcf

    jcf Been here awhile

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    That looks pretty nice (on a computer screen)
    Those mid year cars are the cheapest way to get into a Porsche as long as the issues have been addressed.

    The '74 does not have the same problems as the later middy's ( see the link in post #2621) so that would be a good one to check out.

    The SC's are the second least expensive Porsche ( in general) and are called "unbreakable" - but almost all Porsches that are well maintained are very reliable cars.
    They are a little more powerful and "luxurious" than the Middy's but also heavier.

    Be sure to check out carefully the maintenance records and history of any car you are looking at.

    Good luck