NEW VISITOR? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. - Page 3 - Rennlist Discussion Forums



NEW VISITOR? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2005, 03:13 AM   #31
Rich9928p
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
Rich9928p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,615
Default 928 in Wikipedia

There is an excellent overview of the 928 here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_928
Rich9928p is offline  
Old 05-16-2005, 08:18 PM   #32
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default

The 928 auto transmission is made by Mercedes Benz.

Here's a pretty good site with some general MB trans info, much of which is applicable to the auto transmission in our cars:


http://articles.mbz.org/transmission/

Flush and Service the PSD (courtesy Ott & Veninger):

http://928oc.org/journal/psd1.pdf

Last edited by Randy V; 07-26-2007 at 07:42 PM.
Randy V is offline  
Old 06-15-2005, 01:51 PM   #33
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default Electrical System Maintenance

Electrical gremlins? Clean your electrical ground points and service your electrical system!

Courtesy James Erdman/Wally Plumley:

http://members.rennlist.com/jerdmann...l.htm#anchor_2

Clean Your Ground Points:

Location pictures by Jeff in Nova Scotia:

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...265-post3.html

Interactive locator with pictures:

http://www.clubporsche928.fr/index.p...-de-masse.html



http://members.rennlist.com/fabric/groundpoints2.jpg
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Randy V; 07-17-2007 at 02:54 PM.
Randy V is offline  
Old 08-03-2005, 07:05 PM   #34
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default Vacuum System Troubleshooting & Repair

Pretty much everything you need to know about repairing the vacuum actuated climate control system on later model cars, courtesy John Pirtle:

http://members.rennlist.com/pirtle/svc_act.html
Randy V is offline  
Old 08-17-2005, 02:20 PM   #35
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default Light Bulb Replacement Guide

Which light bulb (lamp) does your 928 use? The Sylvania lightbulb replacement guide:

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...mentGuide/.htm
Randy V is offline  
Old 03-30-2006, 12:49 PM   #36
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default If you are not a Rennlist Sponsor and Promote....

From the Rennlist Administrator, John D. -

------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...d.php?t=212855


Lately, Rennlist has had a number of businesses and "marketers" soliciting their wares in threads and posts. Some are veiled, whilst others are more brazen. Since Rennlist is the single largest Internet site dedicated to Porsche automobiles and enthusiasts, it is bound to happen. But.......

To be clear, Rennlist would not exist except for paying Sponsors and Members - and they, along with us - feel it is unfair that they subsidize non-Sponsor sales and marketing efforts, often times with competing products with Rennlist Sponsors. In short, if you are not a Sponsor, the Rennlist Charter prohibits commercial posts to the Forums.

What is commercial solicitation? For example...

If you post We/our/my company has... - you are selling something....
If you post We/our/my product is... - you are selling something....
If you post We/our/my customers'... - you are selling something....
If you post We/our/my will be announcing... - you are selling something....
If you post We/our/my test results for our... - you are selling something....
If you post We/our/my can make or supply that... - you are selling something....

If you/your company/product would like to have your unaffiliated/unbiased customers talk about your product - they are more than welcome to do so. However, as a commercial vendor with a sales intent - you are not.

Further, you are more then welcome to participate simply as an individual enthusiast - BUT NOT as a vendor/sales agent with a sales agenda. As well - a "Rennlist Member" does not broker you being a "Rennlist Sponsor" and acting as such, no more than being a Member of a car club entitles you to receive a free commercial full-page color advertisement in their monthly publication.

Finally - if you would like to become a Sponsor - the entry level flat rate is $125 per month, payable three months in advance for not less then one year. Your business will be listed as a Rennlist Sponsor on the Sponsor page without a banner in rotation - and your title changed to reflect your support of this site. You may PayPal your payments, fax a credit card or email jmunson@rennlist.com or admin@rennlist.com for other payment or Sponsor plans (such as a rotating banner, dedicated forum Sponsorship, etc.).

Until you become a paid Sponsor, please understand your "advertisements" will be either edited or deleted, as it's neither "fair" to those who support this site - nor "us", the Rennlist community.

My thanks for your understanding,

John D.

------------------------------------------------------------------------


.
Randy V is offline  
Old 10-12-2006, 03:39 PM   #37
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default

PREVENT THRUST BEARING FAILURE (TBF)!

TBF is a condition that occurs in later model 928s with auto transmissions. The cause is widely debated, but the result is a destroyed block, requiring engine replacement.

If you have never had your flexplate examined for preload, you would do well to review this information as well as these two write-ups and implement the procedure.

TBF Info - courtesy Capt. Earl Gilstrom

Measuring Crankshaft End Play - courtesy Tony Harkin

Checking Flexplate Preload - courtesy Richard Andrade & Dan Warner

A Nice Write-up by Bill Ball:

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...pictorial.html
Randy V is offline  
Old 11-27-2006, 02:04 PM   #38
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default

Repair the newer lighted key head:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarti...lt_keyhead.htm



Upgrade Key Head to LED

Scroll down to the next DIY write-up:

http://p-car.com/diy/key/

Clarification from Bundy:

I used this source for the key mod: http://p-car.com/diy/key/, but I found
the polarity incorrect in the instructions (I submitted a correction a few
months back). Instead of "The short post goes to the battery, and the long
post gets wrapped securely around the copper pole." it should be "the LONG
post (always positive on LEDs) goes to the positive terminal on the
battery, and the SHORT post gets wrapped securely around the copper pole."
I found the end results were amazing though - very bright!
Randy V is offline  
Old 01-09-2007, 03:08 PM   #39
SteveG
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
SteveG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 5,550
Default

928 Option Codes (under carpet in hatch)

018 Sport Steering Wheel w/ Elevated Hub
020 Speedo w/2 scales, KPH/MPH
026 Activated Charcoal Canister
027 Version for California
139 Seat Heating - Left
157 Oxygen Sensor and Catalyst
158 Radio “Monterey” – 86 “Reno”
195 Prepared for Cellular Phone
197 Higher Amperage Battery
219 Differential
220 Locking Differential
221 Porsche Locking Differential
249 Automatic Transmission
261 Passenger Side Mirror – Electric - Plain
286 High Intensity Windscreen Washer
298 Prepared for Unleaded Fuel, Manual Transmission
302 Type Designated on Rear End
331 AM/FM Cassette w/2 door speakers
340 Seat Heating – Right
341 Central Locking System
347 Platinum anodized Wheels
383 Sport – Seat Left
387 Sport Seat – Right
393 Forged Wheel 8J/9J x 16
395 Light Metal Wheels – Forged
400 Pressure Cast Wheels
401 Light Metal Wheels
406 50 Year Anniversary Car 1982
409 Sport Seats Left and Right Leather
410 Sport Seats Left Right Leatherette/Cloth
415 Wider Rear Track
418 Protective Moldings
423 Cassette Container and Coin Box
437 Comfort Seat Left
438 Comfort Seat Right
454 Automatic Speed Control
455 Wheel Locks
462 Sekuriflex Windshield
467 Driver Side Mirror, Convex
468 Graduated Tint Windshield, Green Side Glass
471 Sport Group 1
474 Sport Shock Absorbers.
481 5-Speed Manual Transmission
490 HiFi Sound System
494 Amplifier System
498 Without Rear Model Designation
513 Lumbar Support – Right Seat
528 Passenger Side Mirror Convex
533 Alarm System
537 Left Seat with Positrol and Lumbar
538 Right Seat with Positrol and Lumbar
553 Version for USA
563 Airbag Driver’s Side
567 Airbag Passenger’s Side
570 Windshield Green Gradual Tint
573 Air Conditioner
576 Without Rear Fog Light
586 Lumbar Support – Left Seat
593 Antilock Brake System
595 Rear Spoiler Painted to Match Body
637 Sport Gro7up “Club Sport”
639 928 GT
650 Sunroof
691 CD-Player “CD-1” with radio
692 Remote CD Changer (6-disc)
900 Tourist Delivery
981 All Leather Lining
C03 California Type Car
SteveG is offline  
Old 04-02-2007, 03:01 PM   #40
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default Wheels

Want to know if those new wheels (aka 'rims' to the neophytes) will fit? Read thru the Wheel Fitment and Offset thread:

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...d.php?t=270800

Wondering which wheels would look good on your 928? Scroll thru the Wheel Picture thread:

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...d.php?t=253898

More wheel tech:

http://members.rennlist.org/911pcars/WheelWts.html

Wheel/tire calculators:

http://www.s4play.com/Tire-Wheel%20C...Calculator.htm

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
Randy V is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 08:07 PM   #41
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default

On-Line Workshop Manuals and Wiring Diagrams




http://www.ligeti.com/928/
Randy V is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 01:33 PM   #42
heinrich
928 Collector
Rennlist Member

 
heinrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 17,246
Default Been There, Done Thats

Radiator Fittings

Do *not* over-tighten the fittings on your radiator. Those fittings are attached to an incredibly fragile aluminium oil cooler inside the black plastic end-tank, and will twist out to cause oil and water to mix inside the radiator. Losing a seep of coolant is a lot better than mixing oil and water. Also, always counter-hold with extreme caution.


Rear Hatch Motor Can Sever Fingers

The hatch motor is a dangerous thing if you let your fingers near it. It cycles on its own if it senses a ground signal. Also it will continue turning till it has completed its rotation (I think 360 degrees). If your finger gets in the way the motor is such high torque that it will injure you, possibly severely. Please be careful, it i easy to ground it out while working on it.

Last edited by Randy V; 05-29-2007 at 02:34 PM.
heinrich is offline  
Old 06-20-2007, 03:15 PM   #43
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default CarFax Reports

Requesting CarFax Reports

Please do not post asking for folks to run a CarFax for you.

Rennlist supports the CarFax TOS (Terms of Service) which prohibit providing free reports to non-subscribers.
Randy V is offline  
Old 06-22-2007, 07:16 PM   #44
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default The Rennlist Admin Waxes Poetic on his 928 Experience

John D. gets 928 religion. From an e-list posting dated Tue, 25 Mar 2003 20:47:18


Recollections of a "928 Experience"....

This will be challenging - let me give it a try. I still have "the grin" - so
let me try to translate that into words.

You look at it - and it is "there". Poised low, with an elongated hood, and
swept-back lines following thereafter, the outline says "drive me". So, you
take up the open invitation.

The door closes with a soft "thud", and you are in the "Zone". All is quiet,
the world melts away. Your thoughts of what you should be doing become
thoughts of what "is" - and what "is" surrounds you with perfection in
design and human engineering where "people" meet "Machine". The dash pod
looms close as you adjust it to your "zone". You adjust the seat, check the
pod, check the wheel - and look at what starts the beast. The key hangs
invitingly - beckoning your hand intervene.

You turn the key - and the "zone" throbs. Not the starkly rasping sound of a
flat-six, but rather - the dull throb of eight cylinders all beating to the
same rhythm - a calliope of machine, exhaust note - and the throbbing still
exists as a "grumble", not a "whine" that exists in other lesser
automobiles. Man has now truly "Met Machine". You are part of that "zone",
you are part of that "music" - and the "throbbing" continues.

Selecting first, the gear shifts into the gate. The clutch responds - silky
smooth to the touch - and your right foot presses gently. Anticipating your
needs - the "Machine" responds - the throbbing increases, the tone changes -
and you are still in the "zone". You are "the zone".

Second gear comes much as the first - but faster still. The throbbing changes
to match the rhythm of your pulse - faster, faster- until both the rhythm
and the throbbing feel like they will, or must - change. But neither give
away to the beat or the rhythm or the throbbing which transcends both man
and machine . Faster still, the "Machine" asks for more - and you acquiesce
to the needs of the machine - bringing into 3rd, your foot presses ever
gently again.

And "the Machine" doesn't respond, rather, it "anticipates". Surely - it
"knows". The headlights, sunk low into the fenders, can surely see. They
anticipate - and see where you want to place the "Machine" - and it takes
you there. You are "one", with this machine, as you don't "drive" it - you
enjoin it in your thoughts - and it responds. Steering is light to the touch
- and it responds. You imagine it around the corner - and it is there. You
believe that you are "one" with the "Machine" - and you are.

Pressing the brake pedal, as you slow both your heart and the throbbing of the
machine. And it is firm. It reassures you that the "Beast" can be reigned
in - slowing, stopping - but eager to do it all again. And it beckons you
to do so, The dull throbbing through your seat demands it be so. And again,
you respond to the "Machine".

Every time you are in the zone - you are the "Machine". And this Machine is
your 928 - where "Man Meets Machine"


John D.

_________________________________________________________________




.
Randy V is offline  
Old 11-09-2007, 08:09 PM   #45
Randy V
Rennlist Emeritus
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
Thread Starter
 
Randy V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Insane Diego, California
Posts: 35,367
Default

PET online - select your model year:

http://www.porsche.com/usa/accessori...artscatalogue/
Randy V is offline  
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would this work with warped 928 bumper covers? Nicole 928 Forum 11 01-17-2016 11:14 PM
wanna see an Aux Air Valve at work? (video) rockatansky 928 Forum 9 05-27-2015 12:36 PM
Engine cold and warm reaction jadh 964 Forum 44 04-22-2015 03:49 AM
928 Dreaming - Magnus Walker interview MrTomT 928 Forum 22 11-25-2014 11:31 PM
First track video of the New GT3 by owner Conekilr 991 GT3 GT3RS and 911R 17 12-03-2013 10:00 PM


Tags
1978, 924s, 928, auto, battery, cayenne, flat, key, number, pn, porsche, read, respont, sitting, slipping, trans, turn, vin

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 11:27 AM.


Copyright © 1998 - 2015 Rennlist.com