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Front Belly Pan Clips...


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Is it me, or are the 6 front belly pan clips difficult to get off? I bought new ones since the old ones seemed like they had

seen better days. Now the new ones came off the first time easily, but don't seem to want to release without tearing them up

to get them off a second time.

Does anyone have a secret to preserving the longevity of these retaining clips?

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Is it me, or are the 6 front belly pan clips difficult to get off? I bought new ones since the old ones seemed like they had

seen better days. Now the new ones came off the first time easily, but don't seem to want to release without tearing them up

to get them off a second time.

Does anyone have a secret to preserving the longevity of these retaining clips?

Buy them by the bagful, they are going to break.

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Is it me, or are the 6 front belly pan clips difficult to get off? I bought new ones since the old ones seemed like they had

seen better days. Now the new ones came off the first time easily, but don't seem to want to release without tearing them up

to get them off a second time.

Does anyone have a secret to preserving the longevity of these retaining clips?

Buy them by the bagful, they are going to break.

JFP, I guess your reply says it all, I just doubled my order...

Thanks,

BTW:Do we have a first name for you? Anyone who is as helpful as you are

I'd like to be on a first name bases. Thanks for your contributions

on this website.

Mitch

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Is it me, or are the 6 front belly pan clips difficult to get off? I bought new ones since the old ones seemed like they had

seen better days. Now the new ones came off the first time easily, but don't seem to want to release without tearing them up

to get them off a second time.

Does anyone have a secret to preserving the longevity of these retaining clips?

Buy them by the bagful, they are going to break.

JFP, I guess your reply says it all, I just doubled my order...

Thanks,

BTW:Do we have a first name for you? Anyone who is as helpful as you are

I'd like to be on a first name bases. Thanks for your contributions

on this website.

Mitch

There are some items we just buy by the bagful, simply because they are going to get used, break easily, or are hard to find in the aftermarket. This includes things like oil and coolant drain plug washers, under panel retaining fasteners, fuel pressure test port caps, and the rubber caps for the brake bleeders amongst others. They are not that expensive, and are going to get used, so we buy a bag of them and throw them on the shelf. And it is John.

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Thanks John, I had a good a laugh out of your comment, "we just buy them by the bag full". I guess that pretty well sums the answer to my question.

We work on a lot of different makes and models besides Porsche, and just about every one has some items that are forever missing, break every time you touch them, or are only available on the dark side of the moon. They are "consumables" that often only cost a few cents each, are always going to get used, and nowhere to be found at 4 PM on Saturday; so you stockpile a small quantity of them. Usually, they are cheaper when purchased this way, and then they are always an arm's reach away when you need them. I really hate sending a customer out with his car, only to have to bring him back in three days later to install a fifty cent part; it inconveniences him and we actually lose money bringing the car in s second time.

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Where can you get OEM clips ( by the bag full)?

The dealer charges an arm and a leg for those clips regardless of what clip.

Not uncommon, most dealers sell them at list price. Sunset Porsche, board sponsor, in Beaverton OR. These parts vary somewhat with model year and come in bags anywhere from ten to fifty units per.

You can also find bulk quantities for some of these from aftermarket firms like Dorman Products.

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