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Old 05-19-2005, 10:34 PM
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Brian - Another thing you'll want to do is to give your car a thorough pre DE examination (before you go for a tech inspection). If you are not comfortable assessing your cars health get someone who knows 928's to do it. When was the last time all the fluids were changed (coolant, trans, engine oil, brake fluid) new brake fluid is a must if you don't know when it was changed last. Check brake pads, tires, rotors, ignition wires, cap rotor, accessory belts, radiator hoses (there are several), heater hoses, leaves/dirt in the radiator fins. When was the timing belt tension last checked? These are all the relatively low cost items that can ruin a perfectly good DE event experience. Remember, if there is a weakness in your cars health a DE will be sure to find it. You will have much more fun at a DE if you know your car is healthy. I was scared $hitless on my first DE, but after the first run was over I was hooked! Best of luck to you!
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:06 AM
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I'm an instructor for the Arizona Region PCA DE events. I can say that they take safety and quality instruction very seriously and the PCA is very **** in general. I feel safer at PCA events than other track clubs.

We have a lot fewer "hot heads" at PCA events then other clubs - and most Porsche owners treat their cars with a bit more respect than drifters and ricers.

Try it, you'll enjoy it. One lesson, the laws of physics are equally applied to everyone, regardless of income, skill or testoterone level.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:42 AM
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My car was completely gone through by Devek last year after the PO's timing belt failure. All the fluids (not sure on the brake fluid though?) were replaced + all the belts-seals-gaskets-hoses (except head gasket) were replaced...also new front pads (assuming street pads) and rotors....tires are a little worn but not bad. T-belt was checked for tension about 1k miles ago.... So a brake fluid flush is probably a good idea, I was thinking about that anyway at the next oil change (+ changing the oil thermostat). No matter what I get done I always seem to increase my list of "things to do"
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:13 PM
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Brian - Sounds like you are good to go. Just concentrate on what the instructor (and your car) tells you. Enjoy the experience! Yes - get used to having a 'things-to-do' list.
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