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28 Apr 2014 11:11 #17119 by pluckedchicken
Hi All,

New to SoCal (from Nebraska) and the OC...

Just picked up my S4 yesterday... too much fun driving it to introduce myself :)

Shes' been pampered since 1990 by the second owner, I feel fortunate to have stumbled across her.

I'm not totally devoid to mechanical skills,l but the is newest model I've ever owned (and plan to wrench). My last 3 cars were a '67 MGB, '62 Chrysler Newport vert, and '62 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II... so I have some learn'n to do :o

Hope y'all don't mind stupid questions
Bob

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28 Apr 2014 11:39 #17120 by hbueno
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Welcome!

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28 Apr 2014 20:42 #17127 by 928mac
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We come, ... I mean Welcome

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29 Apr 2014 08:00 #17136 by wallyp
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Welcome!

You will be impressed with the engineering of the 928 as compared with the previous vehicles.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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29 Apr 2014 15:46 #17138 by pluckedchicken
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You will be impressed with the engineering of the 928 as compared with the previous vehicles.


I already am :)

Thanks you for the welcome

Bob

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30 Apr 2014 19:10 #17145 by mm928
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No such thing as dumb questions here for sure! Welcome, like Wally says,,, Porsche engineering is awesome.

Have fun!

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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01 May 2014 07:01 #17152 by wallyp
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Unexpected discoveries, such as finding that the brake pedal is a hollow aluminum casting, with "928" cast into the pedal, are fun.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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04 May 2014 09:59 #17163 by 928mac
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Unexpected discoveries, such as finding that the brake pedal is a hollow aluminum casting, with "928" cast into the pedal, are fun.


I did not know that. cool

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19 Aug 2014 15:39 #17480 by pauliesg
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Hi all,
I am a new member with a 1985 928S model. I am not only new but know nothing. Bought this car for two impractical reasons---sentimental attachment to previous owner & because I have never had a "sports car". I live in Ohio and need to know (first) about any reputable repair shops. Any tips on anything will be appreciated.
I am in Northeast Ohio, Sandusky---which is midway between Toledo & Cleveland.
Thanks.


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19 Aug 2014 20:24 #17483 by mm928
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Well I guess those are good enough reasons as any,,, so welcome to the 928OC!

First of all - read the FAQ here on the board with a lot of basic good to know tips and advice. Just dive in and search for topics to get started.

What you have done is, purchased an increasingly rare and marvelous piece of German engineering that can make you smile every time you take it out and throttle it a little bit.

You seem to have purchased for personal and emotional reasons.... cool enough, because you did not purchase something that will give you your money back... :) These are mostly labors of of love and passion, not investment, so maybe a good start for the right reasons.

Depending on the condition of your "Shark" (we need a LOT of details and pictures!) you may be in real good shape or may have a year or two of fixes and upgrades to go, depending on what you want to end up with, a show car, a daily driver, something for the weekends, a track car... etc.and how much $$$ you want to invest. An 85 928S is a great platform but you need to take note of the condition of a few important things or you could run into big trouble (like the timing belt for example).

Glad to see you and we will always try to direct you and help when we can. I will advise you though to always be specific, give lots of details and pics whenever possible...it can be a fun and rewarding ride. There are also many places to get parts, so when you need them we can help with advice there as well.

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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24 Aug 2014 12:10 #17501 by 928mac
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Welcome Paul.
Take a look in every tread to understand where things get put.
Start your self a page about your car, document everything, take lots of pictures.
search what you want to fix and find how some others fixed it and if your lucky, with pictures remember lots of pictures lol

Enjoy

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