my Mr. Miyagi

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30 Oct 2012 18:50 #12159 by rxhadden
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Well....here's what happen but first let me set the stage. Bought a 87 s4 in 2009 blind becase basically i needed a new hobby and i was going through something personally, more importantly i always loved the species from afar. The car "christine" turned out to be a ...well less than perfect. Tranny leaking, timing belt time etc.... I did what i could and got "experts'" to give me a price which was OUT RAGUOUS. Drove Chrisine to a shopping center in 2011 preprated to abandon her and a guy walks up takes a look and says you need to call Moon. The guy had an 89 which was bad ass. I was broke so I took the info and parked christine untill now. New job so I called Moon, who was the owner of 6 928s and a junkie. he took christine under his wing and she is on the road to full recovery. So far tranny fixed, new spark plugs and timing belt done ...brakes under way and distro cap in the works ..all for just parts.

Moon is a transplant from S. Korea and a gentleman and a scholar. I am so glan to have found him.

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30 Oct 2012 18:55 #12162 by G8RB8
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Get him signed up.

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30 Oct 2012 18:55 #12163 by Kiln_Red
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Interesting read. I am glad you found a tech you can trust your car with. You should refer him to the OC since he is an obvious enthusiast himself.

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30 Oct 2012 21:03 #12185 by pcar928fan
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GET HIM OVER HERE! We need all the brain trust we can get on these cars!!! I love that story btw! We all need our own Mr. Miyagi!

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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31 Oct 2012 08:19 #12205 by denhamfly
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I can't find a mr. Miyagi down south, so I am slowly becomimg the 928 Kid on my own with the help of our club members!!!

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31 Oct 2012 08:21 #12206 by Kiln_Red
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I can't find a mr. Miyagi down south, so I am slowly becomimg the 928 Kid on my own with the help of our club members!!!


Love it! :cool:

You are something else, Oscar!

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31 Oct 2012 12:05 #12215 by Tass 928
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:):)

Great story!

I'd like to meet Moon...sign him up!

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17 Nov 2012 18:16 #12584 by rxhadden
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As mentioned Moon is a 928 feen but his english and computer skills are very limited. JAN/Feb he will start my AC and Sun Roof fix. Thinking of doing an top engine refresh myself using Dwaynes guide.....I follow instructions well is it feasible with Moon backing me up just in case?

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18 Nov 2012 06:18 #12586 by Mike Frye
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The top-end refresh is a good starter project for someone who is looking to learn about his car. Before you start to 'peel back the onion' on the 928 it really can look intimidating. Once you start getting the air tubes off, and air filter and MAF out and start getting in deeper, it starts to look like something more familiar with cam covers, heads and the throttle body you may recognize from other cars.

There are enough guys who have done it before you (and you'll have the write-up) that you should get constant help and encouragement.

Take pics as you go and label and bag parts as they come out and you'll be fine.

Congrats on finding your own Miyagi, sounds like someone we really could use in the OC and as part of the 928 community.

Keep us posted and good luck!

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18 Nov 2012 08:45 #12588 by wallyp
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I agree totally with Mike - Take literally hundreds of digital photos before and during the disassembly.
Buy a box of ziplok bags and a couple of sharpies and use them religiously.

Wally Plumley
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19 Nov 2012 15:25 #12593 by rxhadden
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Thanks guys, i will keep you posted on this project and will look forward to your counsel!

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01 Dec 2012 05:56 #12734 by Mike Frye
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Good deal. I just noticed you're in Maryland.

I'm sure you know there is a pretty active contingent in the NoVa/DC/MD area, a great bunch of guys. I've been down there for a GTG or two as well. I'm sure many of them would like to meet this Miyagi/Moon gent. Maybe he'd like to attend a GTG?

I'd like to meet him too, so if you set something up, please post a thread...

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