New Owner 91 928 GT

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29 Jun 2012 19:12 #9635 by geojerry
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I'm back to owning from decades ago with a 66 912 4 banger.
Today I drove home a 91 928 GT. It's awesome !!!!

The last owner had the following maintenance by a certified Porsche mechanic
last month. Any comments would be appreciated. The car ran great for the 200 miles to my house today.

Thanks, Jerry

The previous owner believes the mileage to be 50,xxx miles. However the gauge cluster displays the mileage of 146K miles (the mileage of the car that the guage cluster came out of. The previous owner stated that it was replaced because the speedometer stopped working) But as you can see from the pictures, this is NOT a 100,000 mile condition car!

The service was done 4/27/2012 and includes:
refurbished gauge cluster from another 928

NEW:
Air filter
spark plugs
fuel filter
injector seals
A/C temp switch
A/C Control head
water pump
cam shaft drive belt
thermostat
serpentine belt
V-belts
hood release handle
new tires TOYO PROXES
fluids
alignment

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29 Jun 2012 23:17 #9636 by 928mac
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ya pictures tell lots.
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30 Jun 2012 09:44 #9639 by smtcapecod
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Looks like a good start!
You should look into replacing the vacuum and especially the fuel lines in the engine compartment. Despite the mileage, the maleable parts don't age all that well over multiple decades, and fuel lines that split on the inside radius of a bend out of view or become perforated have led to some fires.
Low miles over that much time can also mean that some of the electrical switches might not be up to snuff, depends on the degree of your 928OC-D!
Ensuring the vacuum circuit for the intake flapper valve is advisable.

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30 Jun 2012 10:15 #9640 by geojerry
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Here is a photo of BIG RED ( my name for the Lady).
My owners manual is missing. Anyone know where I can get acquire ?

PS - In the photo under the covers is my 1978 AVANTI II

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30 Jun 2012 17:15 #9641 by 928mac
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this link which is under tips has some owner manuals
forums.928oc.org/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=10

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01 Jul 2012 06:32 #9642 by geojerry
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Thanks for the info, so far.

I only received 1 set of keys for the car.
Where can I acquire a Blank stocK ( 1 Black and 1 Red)?
Will my local Porsche dealer parts dept have this and cut a set?

Checked the rear hatch compartment.
New mini spare still there but did not find a jack or handle.
The toolkit not there.

Two of the tire rims are missing the center round Porsche emblems that clip into the two small holes. Also, two of the tires have a round lug net head instead of the Full compliment of Hex lug nut heads. Not sure what this is. Special lock ?

Hope that's it.

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01 Jul 2012 13:21 #9645 by 928mac
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Jerry can you take a pic of the wheel lock so we can see what kind it is and just to make sure that we are seeing the same thing

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01 Jul 2012 22:14 #9648 by pcar928fan
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There is another type of locking lug nut that my EURO85 car had on it... It takes a special socket that has the regular hex head on it. The socket "key" has very strong nubbins on it that stick in to the corresponding slots/holes cut in to the locking lug. They are TERRIBLE to deal with! If you don't have the socket "key" you will be in trouble...good to get that taken care of ASAP!

Have a spare hex lug too so when you take off the locking lug you can throw it away and put a regular hex head on in its place.

Also, one of the best ways to get a new key is to take a high resolution pic of your key and email it to www.keysforclassics.com in Australia! They are VERY GOOD and VERY FAST!

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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02 Jul 2012 18:59 #9653 by geojerry
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Signed up with Porsche 928 International today and ordered a few parts.
Owners manual and Blank Red Key for door locks. Found on eBay a blank
LONG ignition key.

Need red touch up paint. What is the official Porsche name for that red color
And where to find ?
Thx, Jerry

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02 Jul 2012 21:13 #9655 by mm928
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Congratulations!!! and welcome....

A couple of things:
1 - color - maybe I missed it, but I am assuming the PO either kept it up to snuff and possibly re-sprayed the original color? If so the color code is on the door on in the rear hatch floor etc. Likely Guards Red, but check. All my panels were taken off by the PO and it was a respray to a different non-porsche color....bad news. On the list to fix eventually.
2 - I had only one key as well and had mine made in Australia and it works perfect. The guy was great to deal with and I got an original Red Porsche key to boot. I do not think they are available anymore however :(
This is the place -
www.keys4classics.com/html/Por928.html
He has a machine to do it and believe it or not, since I had only 1 key, he cut it from digital PICs I sent him! I swear...this guy is really good apparently. Our keys are cut on 4 sides....it takes a special machine to do them. It depends on what you order of course, but it is really reasonable...I believe I bought 2 keys and shipping and the cutting service and the total was like 30 bucks or thereabouts.
3 - it does look well cared for, just take the time like the others said to get the manuals, spec books, how-tos, tips and tricks related to your model year and just start reading....it is fun but also will come in handy at some point!
Enjoy!

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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03 Jul 2012 19:55 #9658 by geojerry
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On the dash panel passenger side is a lock. When I turn it up or side,
nothing happens. Is this for a glove box? I see none anywhere upfront. Maybe it locks/unlocks the passenger air bag. Help would be appreciated. Also, Are you the Mike Murphy I worked with at Marriott Corp ( CUP590 fame) during the 1970's ?
Thanks.
Jerry

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04 Jul 2012 12:34 #9663 by pcar928fan
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Jerry,

The glove box is covered in carpet on the lower part of the dash on the '90 - '95 cars. When you unlock that lock you are talking about and pull the little finger lever that is is the glove box should open below...

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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04 Jul 2012 17:51 #9665 by geojerry
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The Glove Box was removed. No there, only some brackets in the back.
I can live without it. Waiting for all the Internet miscellaneous I ordered yesterday. Found a faded factory sticker in the back with the color codes
Some letters hard to read. Here it is
M2842
Lacker. L80K UN ?
Paint # C02 158 400 418 452 ( some of these are a guess)
Options 570 USO ( maybe 850)

My VIN # is WP 0AA2923MS810265

Tried to join the Registry but MSG said not available at this time.

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06 Jul 2012 16:43 #9677 by geojerry
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My black Porsche cap and leather key case arrived. The car cover from my Avanti works great in the driveway on the 928. Here is a great tip I received on the aerial on the roof. I placed a small container over the aerial with a cutout for the tip and then placed the car cover over the car. No stress on the aerial with this setup. It works great.

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08 Jul 2012 11:07 #9698 by geojerry
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Engine pic

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08 Jul 2012 15:38 #9700 by geojerry
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Here is the interior pic.

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08 Jul 2012 15:40 #9701 by pcar928fan
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Do you have a pic of the glove box or whatever you were talking about...

Saw your post over on RL too and those switches are aftermarket for sure but no telling what they might be for.

That carpeted cover is REALLY easy to remove, so take that out and just trace some wires and see where they lead you!

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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08 Jul 2012 16:39 #9703 by mickster
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Signed up with Porsche 928 International today and ordered a few parts.
Owners manual and Blank Red Key for door locks. Found on eBay a blank
LONG ignition key.

Need red touch up paint. What is the official Porsche name for that red color
And where to find ?
Thx, Jerry


Guards red is the color (also India Red, also Indrischot Red).

This car is an S4 if it has an Automatic. No GTs had Automatic.

If you don't have the Warranty & Maintenance manual that is sister to the owner's manual, please let me know.

I'm selling a new one-never used-but showing some minor wear.

Also you can have that Odometer reprogrammed by a Porsche dealer (get any records you can that show the actual mileage if possible and what mileage this one was put in at). If they won't then someone here probably can...

Michael

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08 Jul 2012 18:34 #9705 by geojerry
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Thanks for the clarification as an S4 and not GT.

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10 Jul 2012 21:20 #9734 by geojerry
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BIG RED in my driveway with the hood released.

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11 Jul 2012 01:01 #9736 by 928mac
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Looking good buddy, take your timr fixing it up and you will have a sweet ride.

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