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About AustinPorscheBill

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    Austin, TX
  • Present cars
    1973.5 911T, 1985 944,1985 944, 1986 944, 1986 944, 1986 928S, 1988 924S, 1999 986
  • Future cars
    71-74 914
  • Former cars
    1975 914, 1967 911
  1. Thanks for reply. The LN ceramic bearing is not universal right? It only retro fits a single row bearing engine? Any thoughts on whether I can determine a priori whether my November 2000 build is a single or double row? I'm sure the mechanic I've lined up doesn't want it up on his rack for 3-4 days if I guess wrong.
  2. Betting this has been asked a thousand (ten thousand times), but thought maybe it was time for a refresh. I am getting ready to replace/upgrade the IMS in a 2000 Boxster I just bought (2.7, 90K miles). Oil and filter were spotless, but want to put the pin back in the grenade before it goes off (car is flawless but sale price still reflected a $2-3K discount for an IMS replacement). I plan to do the clutch and RMS at same time. I have a shop ready to do the work, but they want me to pick and buy the solution (this will be first time in 20+ years I've taken any of my ca
  3. Hey Loren, the serial number for the CD220 in my 2000 Boxster is X5032342.
  4. Thanks, Loren. There is a special place in Porsche heaven for you. Once I have serial number I'll post it.
  5. Hi again. Can you remind me of the instructions for how to get the serial number out of the radio interface? I got a code of this thread a couple of months ago for my brother while he was driving a 1999 Boxster he had bought from Seattle to Austin -- didn't need the radio 'til he got to Texas state line as the terrain til that point, plus the car, kept him entertained. He left me the car for a week while he was out of town. I liked it so much I bought one myself (2000 Blue/Tan). Radio is working but it has the infamous airbag grommet
  6. Hi all. New to 986s but not Porsches: have a 1973.5 911T, 3x 1985 944s (don't ask, people gave them to me), 1986 944 (at, also a donation), 1986 928 (very nearly a donation, had to pay shipping),1988 924S. My brother just bought a very nice 1999 Boxster (silver/red, -- he was going for the "Lil Bastard" look, 5spd, 75K miles, IMS renewed), and he let me have it for a week while he was out of town. Now I want one too: civilized yet fun. And my wife actually liked riding in it. Can't say that about any of my other cars. Looking at a '99 (red/tan
  7. It worked. My brother is driving a 1999 986 he just bought in Seattle to Austin (stopping at Bonneville Speed Week along the way). Radio was locked out, but he just changed oil, hopped in and started driving anyway. He's in eastern New Mexico and finally ran out of nice scenery -- after 1,700 miles -- to keep him occupied, so getting the code for him is a sanity saver. Thanks again . . . .
  8. Need a Radio Code for Becker CDR-220 Seri: X5023850 (I think -- some of the pixels have dropped out). Thanks in advance for this great service . . . .
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