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  1. As I've posted recently, I've been lucky enough to purchase a 1988 911 Turbo. It's in outstanding condition. After fixing/adjusting a few odds and ends, the only thing that is less than brand new is the radio. Surprisingly, I don't have any issue with it's performance. I want to keep the car bone stock. But the light on the LCD display doesn't work. So I'm looking for some help here. Can it be replaced with an 'as-new' identical model? Can it be repaired (which is my preference)? And does anyone have the model number and manual for it? It's a Blaupunkt but is otherwise unlabeled. Thanks, V
  2. I have a new (to me) 1988 turbo. It's in excellent condition but, as is often the case, the front splitter (the black plastic edging below the front painted lower) has a few small cracks and repaired 'nibbles' in it. I'd like to order a new one and either store it, or replace the one on the car (allowing me to do some better repairs). I store a spare for my 997S.1 and Ford GT for equivalent emergencies and/or paranoia. Can anyone pass along the details? Part number(s)? Vendor? And a how-to for the transplant? Thanks in advance, V
  3. I don't have a lot of experience here but I just bought an '88 930 after doing some research. My impression is that the transmission in the '85 versus '88 is not substantially different, at least on the turbo's. And that they are not hard and clunky but rather a bit inaccurate requiring some care in placing the stick carefully for gear selection. Of all of the reasons to not buy an '80's Porsche, I don't think this is it.
  4. Well, I decided to circumvent the issue by buying a new Fabspeed x-pipe, rather than repair the broken lugs in the stock cats (I'll fix them anyway and keep them in case I want to return the car back to stock someday). The combined install took some time, but went quite smoothly. However, after a day of driving, the car through a CEL. I don't know if this is an issue with the Fabspeed pipe, my install or the headers (doubt that last one). Looks like I'm going to have to take the car in after all. Disappointing after doing all that work. Any recommendations or ideas (re the likely culprit) wo
  5. Ran in to a problem and could really use some help. I've taken my time on this project, lube-ing the header and cat bolts a few times in the last week or so before I begin the procedure. Today, I went out to begin the work. The great news is that I succeeded in loosening all of the header bolts. Left them on there, but the riskiest part is done. I tried to loosen the cat-side nuts and two immediately snapped off. So, the question is whether the 'bolt' (the head being on the cat side of the connection) will just push out, or is it welded to the assembly. A couple of light taps on the end of the
  6. Does anyone have the specifications for the header bolts (rather than the Porsche p/n)? I would like to order a stainless steel set (and washers?) to use when replacing my headers, but need the specs because Porsche does not sell SS for the 997S. I know I can pull out the old ones and measure, but then the car is down while I wait for new bolts by mail. Thanks
  7. Nice post. I have the MoBridge and have been very happy with it. Though I have a cab and the microphone is understandably useless when the top is down :( I didn't have the courage to do the install - just daunted by the optical cable work. Probably could have done it. The one tip I'll offer is that the tech who installed it (who had installed quite a few apparently) chose to place the unit on the drivers side, virtually directly under the steering wheel shaft. It has the mini-sd slot directly accessible if you peer under the dash there. Turned out to be useful in that I had to re-install the
  8. Someone does. Here it is: http://www.gtn-automotive.com/gtn/sites/start_e.html I'd love to get one, but it's a bit pricey.
  9. I'm another 05 owner. Bought mine with 20K miles on it and now have about 34K. So far no issues. Despite the comments about the 2005's being more troublesome (and newer being better in general), I haven't seen any numbers that can really cite the difference. Congratulations on the purchase. I have an '05 too. Porsche managed to make a terrific first-year car with relatively few issues, a challenge for any carmaker. But with reports floating around these boards of M96/M97 IMS failures, it's a depressing thought to spend $20k for a new motor in a low-mileage "premium" car. Since this i
  10. The actual numbers at any given temp/rpm/load have some variance in them between cars, so a specific citing is immaterial unless the pressure drops to the lower end of the scale. On the other hand, pressure readings that move inversely to RPM's is definitely not normal. If at all possible, I would have the car examined under warranty to see of there are any blockages or other problems. When was the oil/filter last changed? It could be (and this is really theoretical) that under high rpms some vacuum (caused by restricted flow) is affecting the reading and your actual pressure. I'd be concerned
  11. My vote is the Borla. The weight savings is significant, the installation is simpler, and the sound is outstanding. I considered both (well the PSE and Fabspeed) as well as the cross-pipe mod to the stock exhaust which is relatively modest expense. I went with the Fabspeed because I got an outstanding price on a pre-owned set and couldn't be happier. I'd have done the same with the Borla had the opportunity presented itself. Both are very high quality items and the Borla might sound even better (if that is possible) than the FS's. GL. You'll really like the results. BTW, the fact that you ca
  12. Like larez2, it is not wise or safe to mix tires front to rear (or side to side for that matter) on any car, no less a high-performance car. Whether or not you track the car, the difference in performance characteristics between the two pair will create some risk for you when driving. All that said, I would recommend you get a set of F1's so that when they, and the front wear out, you can toss them all and get a better set of tires. I have a set of F1's on my Ford GT (2005) and they are legend in the GT community to be absolutely terrible tires. Unfortunately for GT owners, tires of the equiva
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