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About twoburgers

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    Richmond, Va
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    89 Mercedes 300 CE (current and primary)
    97 Volvo V90 (wifey's wheels)
    93 Ford F-150 (nice to have...)
  • Future cars
    911 some day
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    89 Mercedes 300 CE (current and primary)
    93 Volvo 940 (yawn)
    91Mazda RX7 (fun as a 20-something)
    88 Nissan Sentra (lots of highschool memories...)
  1. Well, I'm back and the car has an additional 1K miles - up to over 2,300!!! I basically take it out on nice days (hey, it's my first Porsche...). I have been impressed with Luftenick. Straight talk and no fluff. They did recommend new tires and a belt, so I went the OEM route for both. Also had to replace the passenger side seat belt harness to remove air bag fault. I changed the oil and had the brake fluid flushed. The RMS weep appears to be gone - I guess the seal never seated or was just dry due to no use. Personally, it's been a busy year. When I got the car I was a analytics manager at Circuit City. I left there before the ship sank (Oct), only to work for a company out of Dallas that lost an analytics service contract with Dell in Jan. I was out of work for 5 months before joining SunTrust in June. Crazy year! So, here I sit in our Chesterfield office waiting for the drive home - the 986 is outside. Chris
  2. Now that I am up to almost 1,400 miles on my '97 tip, I need to change out the factory brake fluid, but I can't get the wheels off as I can't locate the security lug key. IF it were in the factory location, where might that be? I have searched both door pockets, inside the velcro pouch in the front, inside the tool bag, inside the tool kit (styro) and inside the shelf behing the cabin. Thanks, Chris
  3. Chris, I think I saw your car in the dealer (Euroclassics) back in October/November. Did you buy from them or the private owner? They were working on the tranny then. If you find a good independent here in Richmond, please share with me. There's a Porsche club here (they call themselves that) called the "First Settlers Club". I can't get ANY response from them to allow me to post on their forum and ask for an independent. I bought a 97 with 42K on it from a retired American Airlines Mechanic in Chesterfield (the Highlands). Very likely was my 986. The owner had them look at the trans, but had Import Autohouse take out the trans and send it some place in Atlanta that specializes in tip rebuilds. Being as it was so low miles, he did not a core swap. While at Auto House, they drove it into a curb, so the front bumper cap had to have a re-spray. Not too much to say there. It looks fine, but still. The owner just wanted to get rid of it, so I was qouted what the dealers would give - $18.5K. An offer I could not refuse... I have not spent too much time at Euroclassics, but I have not been impressed so far. I did stumble into a P only shop in the city - Lufteknic. They advertise in the back of Excellence and have a pretty good web site for an independent. I have an appointment 4/22 to have the brake fluid flushed and the SRS light addressed. I will circle back with my thoughts. From what little interaction I have had, they seem on top of things. Chris
  4. Since my last post, I have e-mailed Aron (above) about his 17" wheels, experienced my first fault (SRS), and managed to get in a bit of seat time to and from work Thursday. Even though it's just a 2.5 and a tip, it still is a hoot to drive - and even better with the top down. I have made an appointment with the local independent shop (Luftenic) to have the 11 year old brake fluid flushed and have the SRS addresses (not just reset). I could not get in to Luftenic for two weeks - a good sign I guess. Celebrating 1,230 miles!!! :lol: Chris
  5. Maybe a silly question, but which side gets the wiper with the air foil (to hold the wiper down at high speed)? I ordered two sets from Sunset, but the original blades on my '97 do not have this air foil. Thinking about the wiper with the bend in it, I would guess the wiper with the bend goes on the passenger side (US) and the wiper with the air foil goes on the driver side. Can one of you patient gentlemen confirm? Thanks, Chris
  6. Thanks for the links Chirs - already saved in my favorites. Shawn, an honest 1,206 mile car. The local Porsche dealer qouted $1450 to replace the RMS since it is a tiptronic. I'm still looking for a good independent mechanic in Richmond. Chris
  7. I noticed the same thing when I was out tooling around after the first fill-up. My shimmy is more than slight. Let us know how the balance works out. If I have to get new tires, I'm going to upgrade to 17's. Best, Chris
  8. Now I'm pissed, the orig owner didn't give me those... :D
  9. 1997 Boxster 2.5 tip, w/ 16" wheels - 1,206 miles (still smells new) Guards Red w/ black leather, traction, heated seats Given the low miles (garaged and no rain), I plan to have the brake fluid flushed and change the motor oil along with the filter. The oil has been changed once - in 2004. RMS weeps - will watch it. The trans was removed and sent to Atlanta for service (plasitc piece siezed?). I understand all fluids and gaskets were replaced in the trans at that time. Also plan to replace wipers (if needed) and the engine and cabin filters just because they are so old. The tires look OK. Everything appears to work. Is there anything else I should be looking or listening for? As my garage is filled with stuff, the car will remain covered outside. I plan to use it when the weather is nice. I have not checked the top cables (for 3/4" end length) yet. I should mention I already broke the air inlet "grill" trying to de-snorkel (part is on the way...). Rather than try to mod the heck out of this one, I think I am going to leave it stock and save for a new S (some day...). Appreciate the comments - this site has been helpful so far. Chris Richmond, VA
  10. My dealer quoted $1450 for the RMS alone. Note that I have a '97 tip w/ less than 2K miles. My question, I have a dealer acknowledgement from the original owner about the slow dribble from the RMS when under warranty. Will Porsche US comp the parts? Appreciate comments from anyone that has delt with the similar issue. Thanks, Chris
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