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Old 09-01-2013, 03:32 PM
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Also, this car WAS solid running except for the transmission leak.. It makes me so sick to my stomach because I'm the one that did this...

If it ain't broke, I'll fix it 'til it is
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:36 PM
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I bought it for $1000 without a title. I'm halfway through the process of having a title granted to me by the state, so maybe that could help. How much would it be worth? My dream is to own a 5spd version...

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The damage isn't to bad. I do understand a 1000 is a lot for a college student.
You will get a 5 spd.
I don't think it will be this one.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:52 PM
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If only want to get it back to running right for now then only replace the blown head gasket and leave everything else alone. Deal with the intake refresh and everything else when you have more money. With lots of elbow grease and couple hunded $$$ you can get it back to running again.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:11 PM
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What I really want to do it get it running and reliably drivable for now, and slowly refresh things in the drivetrain and interior as money is available, and in 6 years when I get my M.D. I'll drop it off at porsche and have it made perfect. That's how it would work in my perfect world.

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Old 09-01-2013, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LazerSquid View Post
What I really want to do it get it running and reliably drivable for now, and slowly refresh things in the drivetrain and interior as money is available, and in 6 years when I get my M.D. I'll drop it off at porsche and have it made perfect. That's how it would work in my perfect world.

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Lazer,
A little off topic, but in 6 years when you get your MD you'll have at least a Residency ahead of you and will have little time and little money. My graduation year was 1990.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:28 PM
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And after residency I plan on fellowship. I'm trying to become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. So in all I have 18 years of school left, but I'll be able to afford fixing my car sooner than that hopefully.

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Old 09-01-2013, 10:31 PM
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Hi Lazer,
I've been a surgeon for 35 years. I still fix my 928 because nobody else near me would do a good job. Also, CVT surgery is a dying trade. I would look elsewhere within medicine for developing fields.
Best of luck to you and PM me if I can be of any help.
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Specialize in breast implants and you'll be rich in no time.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:58 PM
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Breast implant surgery is very competitive. You will not be 'rich" unless you are one of the best in the field. Most of medicine is highly regulated for the benefit of our paternalistic government. I did not advise either of my children to go into medicine. It has become a nightmare.
Sorry, I am even more sorry that nobody good will be there to take care of me when I need it,
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I meant my comment with a good dose of sarchasm.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Breast implant surgery is very competitive. You will not be 'rich" unless you are one of the best in the field. Most of medicine is highly regulated for the benefit of our paternalistic government. I did not advise either of my children to go into medicine. It has become a nightmare.
Sorry, I am even more sorry that nobody good will be there to take care of me when I need it,
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I did the same. My daughter is a high school senior and she wants to be a doc. It is a noble profession but living and working in it has become... well let's say disenchanting and complicated.
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Hi Imo,
I understood. The general public might not see the flaw, however. That is why I clarified.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Hi Lazer,
I've been a surgeon for 35 years. I still fix my 928 because nobody else near me would do a good job. Also, CVT surgery is a dying trade. I would look elsewhere within medicine for developing fields.
Best of luck to you and PM me if I can be of any help.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:38 AM
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So I'm OK calling the 928 some kind of masochistic 'therapy'? That's my story, yer 'onner.
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So I'm OK calling the 928 some kind of masochistic 'therapy'? That's my story, yer 'onner.
No dr bob, not masochistic. Kind of an affirming of one's ability to make it right regardless of the challenges faced kinda thing.
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