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Old 09-30-2010, 07:33 PM
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Keep the GTS AND the 90. That way you'll have a sweet 5 speed AND auto. There are times when the auto is prefered.
Wayne, I agree with this sentiment 100%! That is if you can't keep them ALL anyway! This way you get THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS! A very rare GTS 5spd and a GORGEOUS auto S4! You can't do any better than that really! Personally (just look at my sig line and you will see how SICK I AM!) I'd keep them ALL!!! Except for those that I already had MY's of anyway... Good luck with all of it and we need to see MANY, MANY more detailed pics of EACH CAR! Inside, outside from every angle, engine, under the rear of the car...don't be holding out on us!

BTW, that towing w/ the rear wheels on the ground is usually considered a VERY BIG no-no... hope the trans survived... It would have been spinning away and no fluid would be pumping through it like it was designed to have doing... You got such a good deal though...worst case you spend $2k to buy a fully sorted used trans and have it installed...no biggie really, but one more PITA thing to deal with...worst case.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:05 PM
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James - yep, made sure to tow the '87 5sp on the stinger.

I posted earlier about the option codes on the '90 as well.
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My response to this thread would probably get me banned.

Congrats on an amazing score!!!
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:28 PM
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^^^^^^
EXCELLENT! I forgot these were mostly 5spd cars...it would have been far less of a problem on a 5spd car anyway...would have toasted an auto though!
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:34 PM
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Congrats on the score. Whack on the head for such a clueless trustee. My last estate sale the people had way too many clues.
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The back story on this is very sad. I knew the PO and worked with him on a couple of these cars. He was a very nice guy, obviously with a passion for 928s, and in the prime of his life when he was struck down. There but for good fortune go you or I.

Congrats to Kirt and Wayne. They did the executor a favor by taking all these cars. I think at least 3 of these cars were not running, with one of them rather disassembled and missing parts. That makes them hard to sell, of course. Kirt & Dwayne got 2 of them running with some relay swaps. The other one needs the timing belt job finished and the missing parts replaced before it will be viable.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:28 AM
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Wow. 4 in one fell swoop. What a score. I'll take one of the 5 speeds....

Congrats.

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:52 AM
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Cast net on 4 sharks at once!! All I ever catch are bait fish.....
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:48 AM
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$25k for all 4.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:57 AM
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I think I just fell out of my wheelchair!!!! OMG!!! YOU STOLE THEM! The GTS alone should have been $5k more than that! WOW! GREAT SCORE!!! I wish I could find deals like that, though it sounds like this one was sad in many ways, but you did actually help out the executor of the estate... Someday that will probably happen with my cars..."guy was cut down way to young, but he had a hell of a nice collection of 928's, so I just bought them all..." and the Morrison collection will move on to a new home in part but probably be broken up...

Congrats on your find, that is spectacular!
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:59 AM
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87 brown 5 speed, was running when we picked it up. It needs the AC pump and condenser, nose cone needs to be put back on.
88 black 5 speed, needs the timing belts put back on, needs an exhaust, in case anyone has one for sale!
90 Silver Auto, running, but in limp mode, need to fix still, hopefully Bill will be so generous to continue to share his vast experience in diagnosing.
93 GTS, 5 speed. Drove it home to UTAH, ran good for most of the way. It's stallling out now... may be an ISV issue. I'm going to do the WD40 trick and see how that pans out.

Ill get some pics put together... the GTS is the complete running car as of now, so Ill get those posted this weekend.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:04 AM
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Yes it was very sad. It actually was a surreal experience for me. As I was driving the GTS home to UT, I hit the CD changer button and low and behold there were a few disc in the changer. Obviously they were Duane's choice of music before he became sick. The last time the car was registered was 2005, so it had sat for a while. Anyway... thinking about him and his obvious passion for the cars and how his life was a sum total all that he did, and what he let behind. Gave me a very real sense of my own mortality.
carpe' diem I suppose.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:25 AM
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Ok... so i tried the wd40 trick on the GTS for the ISV and no luck. Car RPM's just keep falling below 400rpm's.
I noticed that some other members that did this cocktail got a lot of smoke out the tail pipes. Mine didn't smoke at all. So is it possible the ISV is just frozen shut and just willl not let the oil/cleaner through yo be burned?
So Im assuming I have to pull the manifold to R&R the ISV?
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Waynegs3 View Post
Ok... so i tried the wd40 trick on the GTS for the ISV and no luck. Car RPM's just keep falling below 400rpm's.
I noticed that some other members that did this cocktail got a lot of smoke out the tail pipes. Mine didn't smoke at all. So is it possible the ISV is just frozen shut and just willl not let the oil/cleaner through yo be burned?
So Im assuming I have to pull the manifold to R&R the ISV?
Idle falling that far usually means its not firing on one bank - is there a green or red LED on, in the clear relay box by the ecu's in the passenger footwell?

If thats not showing a light (i.e. is running on both banks of cylinders still), then unplug the MAF sensor under the airbox and see if it runs better or worse.

Also test the resistance of each pin in the temp II sensor against ground (passenger side of the coolant bridge in front of the intake) - should be about equal on each pin put against ground.

Most likely cause IMHO is aged MAF.. swapping a MAF from another of the cars will be handy.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:09 AM
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The price nearly made me choke. For the age, low idle, and time sitting, I'd probably be looking at fuel quality in tank, fuel pumps, injectors, and vacuum leaks first thing. Then grounds. If this ones limping try swapping out the under hood ignition units one at a time with another good one. I'm going to wildly guess though that you are going to have a piece of chewed up rubber in your fuel pump.... Does the GTS have an in-tank pump?... Can't remember if Porsche has done away with it by then (or if removing it completely was started by enthusiasts?) ...Good luck with the diagnostics.
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