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Old 02-17-2005, 11:19 PM
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Default What are option codes 718, XY5 and 10141?

Does anyone know what these option codes are:

718
XY5
10141

Any help would be appreciated


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Old 02-18-2005, 01:00 AM
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Well, I looked 'em up on the option decoder forum... But they weren't there.

Course you already knew that.

So, I put on the old thinkin' cap, and here's what I come up with. Leastways for one of 'em:

Okay. XY, y'see, is yer basic male chromosome pattern. So we know your car's a male. Now plain ol' XY is just yer standard guy without any extra options or mods, so to speak. (XY1 is just a mathematical way of expressin' the same thing. Follow me here.)

However, XY2 is twice as male, twice as much testosterone, and therefore twice as aggressive and bad!

Course, as you go up the scale, things get worse - or better, dependin' upon yer perspective - exponentially. (That's me new word for the day. Always tryin' to better m'self. Perspective was yesterday's new word. If you use two of yer new words in the same sentence, you get extra points.)

So, it's as plain as the nose on yer face that your car is - get this - male to the 5th power. That's MALE!!! for you womenfolk out there. And that's about as high as it gets, ladies.

So. I'm guessin' the gals here are gonna want some pics of that hot "muscle" car you got there. wink wink.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:09 AM
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I like bigs' response and hope that the sex-determining gene did not detach from the Y chromosome by accident...

But the real answer is that the bezel around the auto shifter is leather covered. Sorry that id doesn't sound as "sexiy", but that's what it is...

As you already know, there is no way for me to trace the 5-digit codes.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:19 AM
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Bigs,

Good deduction.

Nicole,

Thank you. So that takes care of the XY5. Now how about 718? Any guesses?
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You asked this question earlier, and I still have no better answer than what the following thread says:

https://rennlist.com/forums/showthre...&highlight=718
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Okey Dokey.

I can see nobuddy else is steppin' up to the plate here. So.

It all came to me last night as I wuz dozin' off. That's where I get m' best inspiration. Well, that 'n on the toilet.

The key to the whole sityation is that these things are CODES dudes! Well, hale, once you know that, the rest is easy! We got us a 5-digit code here and a 3-digit code. (Digits means numbers, but it also means toes and fingers. That's cuz back when language was invented, folks counted on they's toes and fingers. That's also why the number system is based on a factor of 10! Yer welcome. Don't mention it. Happy to help. Course, English folk musta had more toes and fingers. Which jist goes to show ya that Darwin was right. When you isolate a population on an island, they adapt in special ways. Darwin hisself was an Englishman and was very observant, so he knew this kinda stuff. Don't know how many toes and fingers he had.)

Anyways, yer 5-digit code has gotta be a Zip Code! That's where this car's s'posed to live! And I'm guessin' it's Beverly Hills or somewhere hoity toity thereabouts. You can look it up.

The three digit code is obviously a fetchin' Area Code! I'm bettin' this here car's got one a them mobile phones. Or at least a hookup hidin' somewhere. So it's gotta have its own area code, right?! Jeezo peezo, why do I always gotta be the one to figger these things out?

Now. You may be wonderin' why I'm talkin' like this. Well, it's a flippin' public service. I figger you dudes might one day be stranded in rural Utah where ya gotta communycate with the locals. This here's yer Rosetta Stone dudes! Yer gonna wanna print it off and stick in yer jockey box so's you'll know the lingo. (Lingo comes from the Latin word fer tongue. See, us folks here know some stuff! There's other stuff that comes from the Latin word for tongue too, but I ain't gonna talk about that, cuz this here's a family forum.)

Anyways, I'm glad I could help ya outta yer dilemma. (That's today's new word.) But all this thinkin's got me plain tuckered out. So I'm leavin' now fer the holiday weekend. Yup, we're goin' down to St. George, which is the Utah Riviera. (Which wuz named after a Buick. Which wuz actually the original inspiration fer the Porshee 928!)

See how we've come full circle here and we're right back on topic? Us poets can do that!
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How about these option codes:

XYZ
PDQ

anyone know what they mean? I'm sure it must have something to do with the appearance of my shark, since other people can see it from the outside. Everytime I get out of my car at the hamburger stand all the girls go, "XYZ PDQ" - so this must be an option code everyone is familiar with. I'd ask them what it means but I'm too shy - don't like to put myself out there like that.

I feel like such a ****** since I don't know the codes for my own car. Maybe the codes have something to do with an optional A/C system? I always feel this strange cool breeze when i'm driving around.

Someone here has got to know what these codes mean. Come on guys, don't leave me hanging!
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I know what the M718 code means the others (?). M718 was used on my 94 3.6 Turbo. This is a code used by the factory to roll over the vin number to the next model year.

How to Explain? Porsche made 466 US 1994 MY 964 Turbos the first 288 were 1993 models with engine and tranny serial numbers using a "P'" code the balance of the cars were made for 1994 with engine and tranny using an R code. Since all the US 1994 3.6Turbos were manufactured in 1993 and were sold as 1994 models the first 288 had motors and trannys (P code) from the 1993 lot of cars and the remaining had 1994 R coded motor and trannys. This M718 code allowed the factory to redesignate the vin number as a 1994 MY instead of a 1993 MY. This all screwy since none of the 1994 turbos were made or sold in 1994. I beleive they all came over seas in 1993.

Crazy huh!! A lot of this was done by the factory especially around 1994 to use up all the old parts lying around too get rid of inventory so they could move onto the new way of doing business in 1995. I believe this is also the case with the 1976 914's. I believe these cars were all 1975's that were just reasigned new vin #'s to make them 1976 MY cars.

You may check your engine and tranny serial numbers to see if they reflect the previous years code number.

I hope I helped and did not add extra confusion.
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Originally Posted by sublimate
How about these option codes:

XYZ
PDQ

anyone know what they mean? I'm sure it must have something to do with the appearance of my shark, since other people can see it from the outside. Everytime I get out of my car at the hamburger stand all the girls go, "XYZ PDQ" - so this must be an option code everyone is familiar with. I'd ask them what it means but I'm too shy - don't like to put myself out there like that.

I feel like such a ****** since I don't know the codes for my own car. Maybe the codes have something to do with an optional A/C system? I always feel this strange cool breeze when i'm driving around.

Someone here has got to know what these codes mean. Come on guys, don't leave me hanging!
Too late... sounds like you've been hanging for a while!
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:16 PM
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cobalt,

Thank you. Yes, and according to Nicole, I had apparentely already asked this 718 option code question regarding another car I purchased about 6 months ago. It had the same code and was the exact same scenerio. Both of these cars are very early '94 GTS's that still wore the '93 wheels, tire pressure monitoring systems etc. I thank both of you for your time and research.

Now I only need option code 10141 answered.
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:41 PM
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Low Miler ... can't you get me a set of GT/GTS leather pillar covers? Somewhere in one of your deals you must run across a set that no-one would mind being vinyl? I have some perfect vinyl ones I can trade plus cash. I've been looking for these things for 5 years now. Btw any other interesting leather parts .. I would be very interested. Like the shifter surround etc mentioned above too. I need more leather. As I say, I have perfect vinyl parts to trade, plus cash.
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:35 PM
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Heinrich,

No problem.

And yes, most people would never know, or care for that matter.

When I get a good set in what I assume your looking for in black, I will let you know.

By the way, there's a Porsche boneyard in Germany that I was in touch with for awhile when I was actually considering keeping one of my GTS's. Can you believe that? I mean, the keeping it part, of course.........

But anyway, he had all of the parts I was looking for in mint condition. Leather A and B pillars, center console (the big one), leather dash, headliner, cargo cover, full doors etc. The German leather interiors never seem to take any heat problems like the U.S. cars do.

You may want to consider dropping him an e-mail with your requests. Oh, and did I say cheap, and I mean cheap prices, too.

Let me know if your interested and I'll try and dig up his e-mail address. He seemed like a nice guy too.

P.S. I hate all of the vinyl crap too. It makes a $70K plus car look cheap!
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Heinrich,

You can start with this one.

Hell, at that price though, you may just want to buy the whole thing!

http://www.mobile.de/SIDk0Ai-FgucHfS...1111155342108&
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I found the guy! This is the same link that was on there 3-5 months ago, but he said he had several cars with full leather at the time.

http://www.mobile.de/SIDagKt9nekVWgU...1111139055373&

Since most of the later model cars over there were already full leather anyway, I doubt you'll have any problems finding the exact parts your looking for.

But let me know how it turns out anyway.

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Why not take a pair of vinyl a-pillars and have them recovered with leather? It's what the factory did, no? Would think you could have it done pretty cheap.

I just had a dash, pod, console, A-pillar covers, and glovebox recovered in "cloth vinyl," which looks pretty much like leather except it will not shrink, will be durable, scrubbable, and armor-allable. Haven't installed 'em yet, but the work looks really good, and even though it's vinyl, it looks a lot more elegant than the hard, molded pieces do. I paid $1300 to have those six pieces done, which isn't cheap, but I have to think an awful lot of labor went into the process.
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