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    Portland, OR
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
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    86 951
    87 944
    01 986S
  1. Funny, my 01 S did the same thing yesterday on the way to work. Looked out the rearview to see a giant smoke screen. Engine was still running ok with no idiot lights. It's sitting in the shop right now awaiting a new AOS. Better than the alternative....
  2. So I tried the recirc with + button on our 01 S and it does not work. Maybe it has something to do with PCM. Right now the PCM display is in Celsius while the OBC and Climate control are in Farenheit. The recirc button trick does not change either the OBC or climate control display in our car.
  3. Nice, thanks Loren. Will try that out in a few minutes.
  4. I was playing with the fiancee's car yesterday while chauffeuring her on some errands... the car comes equipped with PCM. Using the PCM interface I can switch the computer to Celsius and kph... The gas mileage readings even can be switched to l/100 km. What is funny is that all of these settings ONLY affect the PCM display. The dash computer always shows MPG, MPH, and degrees Farenheit. Kind of weird to be able to see both sets of numbers at the same time depending upon where I look. In my Audi A6, which is 2 years older, there is a special combo of buttons you can press on the climate co
  5. Didn't respond right away, but we did this procedure too just a couple weeks ago after picking up the car. No freezing or anything, picked up the parts at the dealer on the way to get the top. The sleeves dropped right in... both sides took perhaps 30 minutes total. Thanks for the quality writeup... made the job easy!
  6. My Bridgestone 960AS' just arrived. Will be getting them mounted in the morning. Will report back then.
  7. Just read through this thread.... to address some of the older posts, my 2001 S toolkit did come with a wheel hanger bolt for easier wheel mounting. I have one empty slot in my kit but seem to have all the important stuff in the kit. But it has the same chromed finish as the lug wrench so I assume it is factory original.
  8. Here are the promised pictures... it was really grey today, so they aren't very good. But it's now very clean and I'm a happy camper. My 986S Picture Page Here she is with her ecstatic new owner:
  9. So fired up... just finished the drive home from Seattle. The car needs a few things - new tires and brake pads, and an alignment. We also picked up a hardtop on the way back from a different seller. Funny thing is when we got there to bolt up the top, they were two different whites. The top is the more pure white while the car is the more antique white. So, guess I'll have to get the top painted eventually. Honestly didn't event think to confirm they were the same white. Doh. Anyway, just wanted to share my happiness, and to say thanks for the awesome writeup on the hardtop spinlocks in t
  10. Hey guys, I didn't mean to badmouth Sunset. They make a lot of people happy. Loren, they don't have competition. They are the only dealer in a 3 hour radius. I've driven that far to go to a dealer. That's not competition by my definition. Anyway, no worries, just wanted to share my happiness. Can't wait to have the thing here to drive!
  11. OK, I'm sure Sunset is nice to everyone else, but I actually live in Portland where they are located. They don't do deals for local folks, regardless of PCA membership status. They charge full price or insist on charging shipping and all that nonsense. We get the deal one day a year IF we drive across town to go there for 'Customer Appreciation Day'. Suffice to say, I do absolutely no business now with Sunset, nor will I ever. They are a local monopoly with no motivation to compete for local business. It's funny that they will sell for such 'great' prices to everyone else... but then screw t
  12. For sure... I'm comfy with doing most maintenance by myself. Otherwise I certainly could not own all these cars. The Boxster will be driven by my fiancee most of the time, in her capacity as a corporate auditor. It needs brake pads straight away so I'll be doing those soon. I do have a shop that I trust that works on my Audi, so I have someone to go to when I just need it taken care of immediately. But basic maintenance will be on me. Just another excuse to buy a lift ;)
  13. Good day all... figured I'd drop a post in this forum to say hello. I'm a Porschephile since youth and currently own two 944's, one NA and one turbo. I just expanded my collection with a 2001 986S however... pick it up Friday morning. White with black interior and top. Lightly optioned but it does have heated seats, PCM, sound package, trip computer, crested seats, and cd changer. It's in overall very good condition with only a couple issues like two funky centercaps, a scratch or two on the interior, and it needs some brakes. I've looked at a ton of these in the last few months and have fou
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