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Old 04-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #2581
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Another beautiful 95! Everyone knows that was the best year.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #2582
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Got all your winter projects done on it, Alex?
If I looked at my list, I'd have to say no, but none of the items are critical. For example, I still have to reattach a short section of the sunroof panel liner at one corner. I don't use the sunroof, so it isn't that important. But I did get that power steering fluid flush done.


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I'm trying to decide when to pull mine out of storage; the weather has been flukey here lately.
I'm in no rush since I am working on the exhaust of my 1990 R100 GS which will see the road this year after being parked for a long time. It needs the gasket seals at the header pipe to front muffler (collector) and the usual cleaning and re-anti-seizing of the compression nuts.

One header pipe has been buffed so far. Not bad for a 22 year old pipe.



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My spring project is get rid of a bit of front wheel fight between 80 and 100 km an hour. The plan is to re balance the front wheels once more, and if it won't go away, perhaps change out the front control arm bushings to Elephant ones.
I installed new Michelin PS2 tires last spring. Before taking the wheels in, I cleaned them thoroughly. They run incredibly smooth...well the whole car does.

What, no PU control arm bushings? You will burn at the stake for not using them. I am going with OE bushings as well when the need arises. Are you going with stock or sport hardness?


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Also, I may change out the master clutch cylinder to eliminate an intermittent grauk.
I hope that solves your problem. As you know, I replaced my clutch master and slave cylinders and they didn't solve the problem as touted on RL. In my case, it is most likely the clutch release fork bushings or an old pressure plate. I'm dropping my engine/transmission next winter for a complete clutch not that I need it at my mileage, plus other minor to-do items.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #2583
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Nice Yellow 95! I drive mine way too much to clean it like that underneath... but I am jealous!
My 2003 R1150 GS Adventure doesn't look anything like my much older 1990 R100 GS simply because the GSA gets used 6 weeks while on tour in the Alps. It gets used, therefore it is going to look the part.

The 993 is a toy, the R100 GS is a toy now (its taken me to EAA/Oshosh many times previously). The GSA isn't.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #2584
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Another beautiful 95! Everyone knows that was the best year.
This thread makes me sad, especially that beautiful, yellow '95. Seven years ago, I did a ton of research and found a pristine yellow 1995 993. I had it shipped from a seller in California to my house. It arrived on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at ~1pm. I took it for a short drive to see a friend of mine and show it off. Ended up driving to a local restaurant for dinner and came out to find that it had been stolen. Had it almost 6 hours and put about 25 miles on it.

Insurance took care of the loss and I went back to my searching. Before I found another one, we found out my wife was pregnant with our son and I decided it would be more practical to put that money toward a more "family friendly" daily driver.

One day, I'll have another air-cooled 911...and I'll hopefully keep it a bit longer than the first one!
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #2585
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...what, no PU control arm bushings...GlobalRider
No, my tech doesn't like them, and he calls the shots. Like you, he prefers Elefants. I'll go with the stock hardness ones, not the sports. With the M033s / Koni FSDs, the car has a real nice ride, and I don't want to screw it up.

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Restaurant parking can be hard on Porsches. Sorry about your loss.

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:41 PM   #2586
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This thread makes me sad, especially that beautiful, yellow '95. Seven years ago, I did a ton of research and found a pristine yellow 1995 993. I had it shipped from a seller in California to my house. It arrived on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at ~1pm. I took it for a short drive to see a friend of mine and show it off. Ended up driving to a local restaurant for dinner and came out to find that it had been stolen. Had it almost 6 hours and put about 25 miles on it.

Insurance took care of the loss and I went back to my searching. Before I found another one, we found out my wife was pregnant with our son and I decided it would be more practical to put that money toward a more "family friendly" daily driver.

One day, I'll have another air-cooled 911...and I'll hopefully keep it a bit longer than the first one!
Charlie Sheen probably stole it...

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #2587
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PCA had a lunch at Helgas German cafe, took some pics...

2013 vs 1995




This fine 911 just hit 700,000 miles, engine rebuilt at 500,000




















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Old 04-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #2588
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Thanks for the pic's RJ...
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:20 AM   #2589
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Wow - that is hard to believe that Middy went 500,000 on the original engine.
They had some serious issues, though if corrected I can see it going that far - after all, it is a Porsche.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:33 AM   #2590
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Wow - that is hard to believe that Middy went 500,000 on the original engine.
I've come across many articles of high mileage cars from various manufacturers.

Putting big miles on anything is only meaningful if you got to see the list of parts replaced and work performed. I don't know of too many people that are that organized to maintain a spreadsheet of parts bought over the life of their vehicle.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #2591
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Wow - that is hard to believe that Middy went 500,000 on the original engine.
A couple of years ago, Excellence magazine did a feature on a 3.2 Carrera with a half million miles on it. When its engine was disassembled, all wear items were found to be within allowable Porsche limits, so it was cleaned and reassembled. It had been owned by a San Diego dentist.

RichardEW on the Rennlist has a 993 that has accumulated just under 300,000 miles. His engine is original.

It seems though, that when you look at high mileage cars, they almost always belong to people who use them on long, regular, driving cycles.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #2592
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How often do people *really* replace/rebuild an engine these days anyway.

Most people get bored with a car and make *excuses* about potentialreliability issues long before an engine itself actually has an issue.

There is a local 356 Speedster with 850k on it.....since this owner bought it 25 years ago!

It's simple. If you take care of it, it will last.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #2593
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How often do people *really* replace/rebuild an engine these days anyway.
Aside from eurovan engines, you mean?
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #2594
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Aside from eurovan engines, you mean?
I assume you are talking about a VR-6 motor ?
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #2595
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I assume you are talking about a VR-6 motor ?
I'm talking about the rotten luck that Cole has had with a eurovan with a VR6. I tend to agree with him though, not many modern cars are scrapped because of worn out engines these days.
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