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03 Apr 2016 22:26 #18921 by 55mph
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Hi 928 people, I own a 93' 928 manual since 2000. Before that I had an 85' auto. I didn't join earlier because it seems most events are on the West Coast, I'm in New Jersey. I hope California roads are better than here.
My car needs some work now so I figured I'd better get some references. I'm sure everyone knows handing over your car to mechanic you don't know is traumatic. The feeling gets worse as the car gets older and more precious. I was wondering if other members feel that a Porsche dealer is the best for repair. I'm told the timing belt and water pump service is a necessity so I need to do that as well as a clutch.

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06 Apr 2016 16:37 #18931 by mm928
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I believe you will get very few recommendations for Porsche Dealers, if for nothing else than the cost. In NJ you should be able to find someone. Timing belt and clutch is not too out of the ordinary. You might check the Roadside assistance tab and discuss with someone in your area.

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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06 Apr 2016 20:19 #18932 by 55mph
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I feel the same way the dealer cost is ridiculous and they may just screw it up anyway. I would rather do it myself if I had the time I looked over the procedure and I see that it requires a lot of meticulous care.

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08 Apr 2016 11:14 #18935 by emmanuelli
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Hi There:

I have had my 86.5 serviced by Evandrotech motors in LIC NY. The owner has mentioned he has another shop in NJ and may be permanently doing all his business at the NJ location. He's serviced multiple 928 since i've been using his shop (5 years now). He's a bit laid back so you may have to push if you want things done quickly. His shop services mostly European exotic cars.

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12 Apr 2016 20:06 #18945 by 55mph
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Thanks for the replys.

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20 Apr 2016 18:55 #18959 by hlee96
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If you don't mind driving the distance to just north of Philadelphia, Stan Kolen works at an auto shop called K&R tire services, and he is one of the handful of top 928 mechanics in the country. We should be happy with having Stan so close to us (within 1-2 hrs). I only have him to work on my 928s. Look him up. You won't regret it.
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21 Apr 2016 21:27 #18966 by 55mph
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I'll give him a call.

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21 Apr 2016 21:31 #18967 by 55mph
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Couldn't find the Evandrotech shop in NJ but I'll call them in NY

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22 Apr 2016 16:49 #18970 by 55mph
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Bad luck again, Stan Kolen was no longer at that shop unless there is another with a similar name.
Here is another issue that must've come up at some point before. If the timing belts ages because it is made of nonmetallic materials, even if the car is not driven, all of the remaining timing belts in storage are also old. I have no way of knowing how the belt was stored or how old it is. Has anyone tried to order a belt directly from Germany? And if they are still produced?
I contacted Porsche USA and the classic parts locator specialist was completely unconcerned that the belts at Porsche facilities may be old.

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23 Apr 2016 05:42 #18972 by hlee96
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Are you sure you got the right K&R tire service? Stan is working on my car right now there. Here is the contact info:
K&R Tire Service Co.
Address: 2926 Mt Carmel Ave, Glenside, PA 19038
Phone:(215) 885-3831

Regarding belts. Replace them, since they are cheap and certainly a regular maintenance item. Rubber ages and cracks. Roger Tyson of 928srus.com stocks them all.

Good luck-Hoi

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28 Apr 2016 22:42 - 03 May 2016 06:57 #18982 by 55mph
Replied by 55mph on topic 928 mechanic
I think I called the right place. I'll try again.
Update: I was able to reach Stan, I guess there is another place with a similar name. Stan's the 928 man, thank you.
Last edit: 03 May 2016 06:57 by 55mph.

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08 Dec 2020 10:27 #21635 by Zimoludek
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Do you have the address or his phone number, I’m looking for someone to run some diagnostics on one of my 928s

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