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26 May 2012 07:20 #9312 by alabbasi
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Good morning!

I thought I would stop by and say hello as I'm currently considering buying a Porsche 928 and this site seems like a good place to start looking and do some research.

While I've never been a Porsche guy, I've always had a fancy the 928 as it was a car that I grew admiring. I'm familiar with European cars and I currently own a Mercedes 6.3, 500SL (R107), 560SEC and a Jaguar XJ12C which for the most part, I maintain myself.

I look forward to one of the 100 or so cars in my top 10 and sharing my experience.

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26 May 2012 12:07 #9313 by pcar928fan
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Texas is a BIG STATE, what part are you in? The biggest 928 groups are in D/FW and Austin with Houston knocking on the Austin door. The SA folks usually come party with us in A'town because it is close.

Love to introduce you to the guys in Austin at our monthly 2nd Saturday GTG for lunch at Bone Daddy's on Hwy 183 at Duval.

The D/FW gang meets for B-fast on the 1st Saturday at various locations throughout the metroplex.

The 928 is an AWESOME car... But you would expect to hear that from those of us here!

James
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93 Arrow Blue / Black

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26 May 2012 15:46 #9315 by alabbasi
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Thanks for your feedback. I'm in DFW and I bought one today from a friend. It's an 87 Series 4 with 75k miles. He's owned it for about 11 years but it needs a bit of work now. Mostly due to the fact that it sat for the last 6 years.

He was very clear about its condition and did indicate that the torque tube may need rebuilding as he ran it through water a while before he stopped driving it and it started to groan. It's a Guards Red (I think) auto with black leather interior and I'm pretty excited.

Two questions:
Is there a new owner's maintenance guide knocking about on the web? I like to do my own maintenance.
Is there any 928 parts specialist in the DFW area that is any good?

I look forward to learning and sharing my experience with you all.

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26 May 2012 19:51 #9322 by pcar928fan
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You have one of the VERY BEST parts suppliers for 928's IN THE WORLD in Double Oak (north central to the Metroplex) and one of the best 928 mechanics as well up in Denton! Not to mention the D/FW 928 group is one of the best and most active in the country!

You could not be in better hands with Roger (928sRus.com) and Sean (928 Doctor) and all the D/FW gang!

'87 S4 is an awesome car! My first was an '88 and look where I am now...clearly out of my mind! ;)

James
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84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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27 May 2012 01:22 #9330 by alabbasi
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'87 S4 is an awesome car! My first was an '88 and look where I am now...clearly out of my mind! ;)


Yep, I have that OCD thing going too with about 14 old cars (mostly MB's) and now my first Porsche.

Anyone want to buy an MB or two? Or maybe a Jaguar?

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28 May 2012 09:55 #9339 by mm928
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We would - but we bought the Porsches first...no $$$ left :D

I love Jags actually always wanted an XKE coupe. Maybe some day but the Shark is the priority now and I still have shocks, interior, paint to go in the near future. So the stable can only handle one right now.

Welcome to Porsche, your 928 has a MB transmission and you are already familiar with German engineering and build quality, but the 928 is truly unique in many ways and I am sure you will enjoy the experience. Especially since you do a lot of your own maintenance.

You are definitely in a good area for fellow owners, parts and expertise. This board is a real nice place to check on things, the people are helpful and friendly. Glad to have another one around.

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29 May 2012 16:37 #9347 by alabbasi
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Thanks, I'm looking forward to doing some work on this car. I had to sit down when I saw what plug wires cost :)

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29 May 2012 18:00 #9350 by srshaw3
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Thanks, I'm looking forward to doing some work on this car. I had to sit down when I saw what plug wires cost :)


Magnecor wires are less expensive, and while not perfect, nor for the purist, are generally known to work just fine.

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31 May 2012 01:41 #9371 by alabbasi
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Magnecor wires are less expensive, and while not perfect, nor for the purist, are generally known to work just fine.


Thanks for the tip. I'll look it up.

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