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02 Nov 2011 18:04 #6692 by MarkP
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Hi everyone. I no longer have a 928. I've had three, all in Germany. A '90 way back when, then an '84 and an '88 so I know the cars quite well but not so much the wrenching.

Although living in Germany, I'll be home in TX (Pflugerville) on the late evening of 17 Nov and will be stateside, mostly in TX for around 10 days. I've already spoken with James and we'll get together. I hate that I won't make it for Marble Falls but that's the way of things, I guess.

I have been a member of the Porsche Club 928 in Germany and met Anatole Lapine a few years back (what a true gentleman he is). He signed the gas flap of my '84. Through the wonders of the internet I put him in touch with a long-lost love (they had both since married, so no hanky-panky!). He wrote me a nice letter back which I guess is OK to show here. I'll dig around for more pics, including of my former mistresses (aren't all 928's?)

So if those of you in the Austin area want to get together, I'd love to meet y'all over a cool one and some BBQ (really miss Texas BBQ). I've been in touch with a seller so hopefully I'll buy my 4th 928 while I'm there!

Best,
Mark

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02 Nov 2011 20:02 #6693 by whcherman
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My names is James, I have owned a 1984 928s for fifteen years, and finally the last week it has tried to give me some problems. working on them slowly one at a time.

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02 Nov 2011 21:27 #6694 by pcar928fan
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James,

Welcome to the 928 Owners Club Forum! Let us know what the problems are and we will try to help you out!

If you have not yet actually joined the club be sure to visit: www.928or.org and follow the links to join and pay via paypal!

When you join you can add some pics of your car so we can all appreciate with 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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02 Nov 2011 21:29 #6695 by pcar928fan
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VERY COOL! It was great talking to you last Sunday Mark! Looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks! Safe travels when you are on your way back.

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 Nov 2011 23:17 #6697 by 928mac
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Hey Mark;
Thanks for supporting the 928 Owners Club.
We are very glad you have and I hope you find that perfect for you 928.

We will be here to answer you questions the best that we can

and

we are also building a great library of info for all of the owners.

Brad

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02 Nov 2011 23:24 #6698 by 928mac
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Hey James (whcherman) its great to have you here.

go to the user CP top left and fill out your info and dont forget to put your year of car in your signature like I have.

We can easily see if we are answering to the correct car

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03 Nov 2011 14:51 #6713 by MarkP
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James, Brad,

Thanks for the welcome.

I've been soaking up a lot of the posts the past week. I really like the online owner manuals. Up to now, I've mainly been reading them in German...

Just need to get another 928... I hope the one I told James about will still be there when I arrive... Much better it goes to a genuine enthusiast than someone to whom it's just ' a cheap Porsch' (sic)

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09 Nov 2011 21:43 #6845 by mm928
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Welcome! 15 years and just now??? Not bad really. Let us know how we can help.

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
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10 Nov 2011 09:45 #6851 by whcherman
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yes, i did join. but i have a question. my car was running fine, except for a coolant leak in the overflow container. I replaced it, and now my car will fire and not run. were there any wires behind the tank or fuses or anything that i could have disrupted.
thank you james

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10 Nov 2011 12:25 #6856 by 928mac
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yes, i did join. but i have a question. my car was running fine, except for a coolant leak in the overflow container. I replaced it, and now my car will fire and not run. were there any wires behind the tank or fuses or anything that i could have disrupted.
thank you james


James can you take a picture of the passenger fender that shows from the coolent bottol to the rad.

It is possible that one of the wires in the harness from the electrical block further up that runs back under the coolent bottle have correded inside the harness.
Take a couple of pictures so that I can see what it looks like with some close ups by the bottle.

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10 Nov 2011 14:25 #6859 by whcherman
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Yes, I will but it is raining here near d.c. today. will have to wait till tomorrow
thanks James

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10 Nov 2011 14:55 #6860 by 928mac
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Yes, I will but it is raining here near d.c. today. will have to wait till tomorrow
thanks James


Hey Cool I see you have your sig line started.
put your name in there and never worry about me calling you, bob, or joe, again ha ha .

Under members car profile you can start your own thread just for your car.
Check our mine (Brads 89) or some of the other guys and do your own thing as it is your journal for your car.

Brad
928mac

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11 Nov 2011 15:48 #6885 by whcherman
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James can you take a picture of the passenger fender that shows from the coolent bottol to the rad.

It is possible that one of the wires in the harness from the electrical block further up that runs back under the coolent bottle have correded inside the harness.
Take a couple of pictures so that I can see what it looks like with some close ups by the bottle.

pulled the coolant tank back out, the only thing underneath is windshield wiper pump. kept looking found a ground wire on the rear of the head that i must have loosened. cleaned the connection, tightened it up. she fired right up, shark on the prowl.
thanks James

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11 Nov 2011 17:59 #6887 by 928mac
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Wow congrats, great to here all is well.
I wish I could take mine out but there is snow on the ground.

enjoy and check all ground wires often.
clean with an sos pad and cover the connector in dielectric paste

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17 Mar 2012 20:04 #8514 by Mr`O,s 928
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Hello I`am new in this club,I have a 1981 all-black convetible,It came from San Diego ca. in 2005, one ower then only 65.000 mi on. also slant nose,5-sp manual. Hope to meet all! Thanks RonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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17 Mar 2012 21:28 #8516 by 928mac
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Very cool Ron do you have some pictures?
You also need to make a profile page, its your journal of your car.

Brad

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18 Mar 2012 17:46 #8518 by pcar928fan
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Ron,

Welcome to the club and to the forum! We are glad you are here!

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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18 Mar 2012 22:09 #8521 by mm928
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Yes Welcome.....a convertible?.....yes Pics is a great idea. We are here when you need us!

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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27 Mar 2014 20:44 #16970 by hbueno
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Hi everyone, I finally took the plunge and joined the club. The Paypal part is pending, but I figured I'd say hello. I'm semi-active on the "other" forums, so you may have seen my name at some point. I have a 1984 928S and a 1979 911SC Targa. Looking forward to clubby camaraderie :-)

Hugo

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28 Mar 2014 23:18 #16973 by AirtekHVAC
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Yo Hugo! Good to see you here! Welcome....seems a little inactive here as of late.....I think many folks lurking, but not too many posting....

Perhaps I should figure out how to clone my restoration threads on here to try to pump a little blood through the OC veins?!

1978 5sp #30 - Rescue
1979 5sp - Rescue
1982 5sp. - Rescue

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04 Apr 2014 17:34 #16999 by 1989porsche928
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what area are you in

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07 Apr 2014 09:42 #17006 by 928mac
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Welcome Hugo

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10 Apr 2014 14:22 #17024 by mm928
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Hey Hugo - welcome to the pool. Lets see some pics and descriptions. Is your 84 the 84 1/2?

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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14 Apr 2014 16:22 #17041 by hbueno
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what area are you in


I'm located in Mahwah, NJ.

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14 Apr 2014 16:43 #17042 by hbueno
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Hey Hugo - welcome to the pool. Lets see some pics and descriptions. Is your 84 the 84 1/2?


Thanks for the welcome.

It's an Indischrot/black 84 with 5-speed, mileage is about 74,500. The VIN is WP0JB0924ES862829. I didn't know there's a difference between 84 and 84 1/2. Does the VIN help figure that part out?

I bought it in January 2012 from a guy whose handle is "Kiesan" on the Pelican Parts and Rennlist forums. Before the car made it's way east from Seattle, I had the motor mounts, oil pan gasket, and a few other items taken care of by a mechanic named Leif Johnson. The car is stock except for a few items that I've installed: a "Lizard" short shifter, a Delco alternator, and a set of Coco mats.

Here are a couple of pics I took soon after I got the car.

Hugo

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17 Apr 2014 07:17 #17058 by wallyp
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" I didn't know there's a difference between 84 and 84 1/2."

The only "half-year" model that I am aware of is the '86, where they went to the new suspension during the model run.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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18 Apr 2014 12:43 #17068 by hb4
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Here's some info for your car from the OC's Registry VIN Decoder



Attached files VIN Decoder.pdf (54.2 KB)

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19 Apr 2014 18:06 #17081 by mm928
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Hey Wally - My bad,,,,you are right, I remember that it was the 86 now.

But also lately I have seen references to 83.5 and 83 as well when looking at parts on some of the well known sites. There must be some minor difference, but this is the first time I had heard about an 83 1/2 year as well. They even had VIN numbers showing the demarcation point. If I see it again I will let you know. I don't remember specifically where it was although I had been looking at brake lines and the big brake kit from Carl and maybe 928 Intl.

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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21 Apr 2014 08:21 #17088 by wallyp
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There are actually several parts that change in mid-year, requiring knowledge of the VIN to get the right part.

The '86.5 reference is very unofficial, and originated on Rennlist, primarily because of the interest in the big brakes. There are quite a few differences between the early and late '86 models - the big brakes also cause the '86.5 cars to have different front suspension, and the cars also have a different exhaust and a slight change in the chassis sheet metal as a result.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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24 Apr 2014 20:54 #17102 by mm928
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Got it thanks... ! The brakes would be nice upgrade.

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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