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  • Present cars
    2000 Porsche Boxster S
    1987 Honda Civic CRX Si
    1998 Mitsubishi Montero
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    Mercedes Benz ML55 AMG
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  1. By the way Loren, what do they call that color yellow that your 911 was? My car is black now, but the original body color was this same color yellow. Down the road when I get it re-painted I'll return it to its original color. Kirk
  2. Ah... interesting. The engine is supposedly a "race" engine, although the seller didn't really know what had been done to it. The fan shroud has definitely been painted (it's bright yellow). I just thought it was a stock 2.4L after looking up info on the code. I thought that's what the 911/61 designation means. It would make sense if it was a "race" engine though to maybe be something a bit more than a 2.4L. I'll have to figure this one out before I decide which engine to use in the car. Thanks Loren! Kirk
  3. Purchased another Porsche today (my 4th currently) - a 1975 911S Targa with 2.7L engine. The VIN matches what it should be. However, I also got another, spare engine very cheap. So cheap, that I didn't really question what it even was (except it was obvious that it was a Porsche 911 six). The engine serial is 6139063 and 911/61. From my research I assume this is from a 1973 2.4L 911T. Does that sound about right? I think I may have found a new engine for my 914 if that is indeed what it is! Kirk
  4. I haven't been driving my Boxster much (2000 Box S). Yesterday I finally got around to changing the oil again. It's been 19 months and 6,800 miles. I found a LOT of the little olive green rubbery bits in my filter that others have seen before. But I also found some longer pieces of white rubber. Just to be safe and investigate further I dropped my oil pan and found a very minimal amount of both types of pieces there. Some of the longer white stuff was stuck up on the oil suction screen though, so I was glad I dropped the pan and cleaned it. I'm not going to freak out. I only found one speck of metal and just a few specs of the dark brown glassy material from chain tensioners. So I'm guessing that some sealant or o-ring material just got chewed up in the engine. The car is running fine and not leaking oil. I saw someone else suggested the oil filler tube o-ring. That's the only place where I have a tiny bit of an oil leak. I'll have to see if I can take that apart and check it. If the o-ring was bulging inwards I may have snagged it with the dip stick and forced it into the engine... but maybe then it'd just float around in the pan and not get chewed up. I'm going to run the car for another 6,000 miles and just check the oil filter then, maybe sooner if I lose any sleep over it. Any thoughts though on the white o-ring like material? There is a definite groove in the material where it seated against something. Where would that have come from? Kirk
  5. Darn... I'm out. I'm in a CSU graduate program where I have classes all day on Saturdays for the next two years! :o Y'all have fun now, ya hear? Kirk
  6. :P It's been WOCM (Work On Cars Month) for me, ever since I got this 914. I start an MBA program at Chico State next week so I've been struggling to try to get the car in great running condition before then. The car runs good now, it just overheats and has an oil leak from the trans. I've been working on it just about every night. My wife doesn't want me to touch her anymore because the grease under my fingernails is imbeded and I can't get it all out! :D My transmission is laying on the floor in my garage waiting for me to put new seals in it tomorrow night. What a headache!!! But at the same time, what GREAT FUN!!! I'm really beginning to love this old car. :rolleyes: Can't wait for the next WOCD. I'm sure I'll have a ton of projects.... Kirk
  7. We need to schedule a WOCD. I picked up a project car just for the WOCD. :P My newer Porsches don't have enough projects, so I got one that does need some work. It's a '72 914. Here are some pics: Now let's get the WOCD setup! :thumbup: I think that Loren is an expert on 914's :notworthy: , so I'm hoping he can give me a lot of help and pointers with my new car. Kirk
  8. Yeah, I see that now. I was just looking at the smaller pictures and not the bigger detail. With the pictures blown up I can see that the Precision Porsche rear deck part is just an add-on deal (glued on?). I think the Kokeln part replaces the entire rear deck lid, which may account for some of the price difference. I haven't seen this particular part on a Boxster before. You're bold to try it. I guess maybe it's the same rear deck as this car, at least a picture of this car is featured on Precision Porsche's website, so I "assume" it's the same rear deck. I had always thought that guy used the Kokeln part. It's funny that this car is labeled a "GT3 RS" same as yours. What's up with that? Does Precision Porsche give out those decals as a part of the deal or something? Kirk
  9. Is the rear decklid still made by Kokeln? It looks exactly the same to me. Is only the spoiler (actually it's a wing) different? Kirk
  10. I don't know if you'd get the best time in a C4 using that method. It used to work great in my WRX though. I'd rev it to 5,000 RPM, drop the clutch, and floor it at the same time. That car was AWD also, but a more evenly distributed AWD than the C4 and you needed the high revs to get the turbo spooled up. With my C4S I find I get launches better with more clutch slip than just dumping the clutch. If you've got PSM make sure you turn that off, otherwise it will stop the fun immediately. I rev my C4S and then slip the clutch out very quickly, but don't dump it. Once the car's hooked up and the clutch is out, floor the throttle. You may smell the clutch burn, you'll get more clutch wear, but you won't get the immediate and brutal shock to the system with dumping the clutch and you'll still get a good launch. That's been my personal experience. What you really need to do is find some deserted road and just practice your launches to see what works best for you and your car. So many people suck at the 1/4 mile and I really don't understand why, it's not that hard and you can practice launches legally just about all you want in the right location. Also practice shifting as quickly as you can between gears... Kirk
  11. Sharkwerks would probably have some experience but may be a bit pricey. They're in Fremont. http://www.sharkwerks.com/aboutus.php
  12. I've looked at the Boxster passenger seat mount and the expensive BK mount on my 996. I agree that something can be homemade pretty easily and cheaply - which is what I plan on doing in my Boxster. The bolt holes are already there on the seat rail. I'll be using thick aluminum bar material though to make it look fancy (still inexpensive though). I've got a small halon extinguisher wedged between the passenger seat and side sill right now, fits tight and fine. That'll be mounted under the seat like the BK mount soon. If there was a fire the LAST thing they tell you to do in a conventional car is to open the hood! That lets oxygen in and feeds the fire. They always tell you to leave the hood closed and try to extinguish the fire from underneath - at least this is what I have ALWAYS heard. So what's the big deal with the Boxster then? You don't want to open the engine compartment from the top any way! If I had a fire I would use the halon extinguisher to spray up from underneath the car. The halon will displace the little oxygen that would be up there and smother the fire as a result. With halon you'd want an enclosed area where the gas can work best. Kirk
  13. Just a suggestion.... maybe in the future we could schedule a WOCD to coincide with the Euro Sunday meets in Sacramento. I drive down about 2 hours, so this would be cool for me (more to make my trip worthwhile). Those meets usually run from 8AM to 10AM. Maybe we could meet up for an early breakfast, caravan over to the Euro Sunday show (it's free and fun), show of our most excellent Porsches, check out the other cars, and then have the WOCD afterward. The next Euro Sunday isn't 4-6 weeks out though, it's June 28th. Kirk
  14. You can count me in. I'm sure I can come up with some things to do on my cars! Kirk
  15. Thanks man! I'll get more pics when my girl and I do a photo shoot soon. As for changing the ride height... I really don't have much choice. I scrape the bumper all over town with the current setup. Either I leave it as is and the car is a garage queen, or I raise it up a bit and get some use out of it. The decision is already made.... :P
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