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Old 10-13-2010, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by safulop View Post
Ha ha.

Well I didn't buy a 1987 Lamborghini Countach, now did I?
I think Landseers point and the same one I had planned to make before he beat me to it is that you will be a more informed consumer. Not every shop will be completely knowledgable or up front and your best defense is knowing what should be done to resolve an issue even if you are not doing the work yourself.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by blown 87 View Post
I will give you a example of why being a paying member is a good idea.

Make sure they replace the round plastic oil restrictors at the rear of the cam journals when they do the cam covers with the updated metal "Pins".

Many here will not be as quick to offer help to a non member as they will a member.

That one bit of advise can save you a lot of money down the road.
There are many others like this one.

If this is a automatic there is the matter of the thrust bearing that is CRITICAL on these cars, did the dealership check this?

Things you need to know even if you do not work on your car or not.
Let me correct my good friend, Greg on one of his points.

The metal pins he's referring to do not always work, The early model '87's, for example, have a smaller hole. I do not believe Porsche offers a pin for these early years.

As for membership... Hmmm. InternetBrands, the owner of Rennlist and a public company, needs revenue. So if you're feeling generous... throw them a bone.

Sorry for my cynicism, it's early.

The real reason, access to Off Topic (OT) and there is a stigma associated with helping members vs. non-members. Can't say why... just is.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:14 PM
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The combined knowledge here is incredible. You
get help from people worldwide. There isn't a
problem that can't be solved. Without this resource
there would be a lot fewer 928's on the road. Very
few repair shops understand these cars & most
of the 928 techs at dealerships have retired or moved on.
It takes money to keep this site up & running.
Supporting the site with a membership is just the right
thing to do. It's a very small price to pay vs
paying for extra shop time for a tech that doesn't know
the cars. Compared to shop time at $120- /hr
labor the cost of membership is less than 10 minutes
of time- easily made back and well worth it.
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