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Old 05-03-2019, 05:30 PM
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One less thing to be worried about if it's clean or not.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:57 PM
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Big problem for mechanics not owners.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 9914s View Post
Big problem for mechanics not owners.
Little known secret — the longer it takes, the more you pay.

Then again, if you have infinitely deep pockets, then you are absolutely right.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:36 PM
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I love the fans blowing hot air on my face after a spirited run. I know there is an engine in there somewhere.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:06 PM
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Never thought about it all that much. So the engine is behind me?
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:01 PM
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Depends. Brands like Ferrari go out of their way to make their engine bays look gorgeous. In that case I would want to see the engine!

however, most brands don’t do anything special. In that case I don’t care
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:25 PM
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I donno. I am still bothered by it. I think it constitutes a “dumbing down” of the car. Even though the access there would be very narrow, and not very useful for doing much in the way of maintenance, it still offends me in some small way that Porsche would add this cover and instead present us only with neatly, almost theatrically placed oil and water caps.

I remember being shown my first .1RS. The SA bragged how the front logo was just a sticker to save weight. So……how is this cover plate justified on any performance basis? Car would be lighter and cooling better without it. The fans could just as easily be mounted on the hatch.

The naked motor is not much to look at. That’s OK, just don’t give me any disingenuous add-ons.
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:34 PM
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I owned a 1974 914 and always fun to show a frunk, trunk and no motor
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Originally Posted by kyrocks View Post
I liked seeing the engine in the 997. I miss it.
Im getting used to the 991 now I guess. Cayman and Boxster are worse!
huh, never looked. Just a bunch of stuff that makes it go, and sounds good.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:59 PM
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To me, the 911 engine is like my heart. I can't see it, but I can feel it, appreciate its brilliance, and I can count on it to keep going and going, like the Energizer Bunny.
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NEVER!!!........unless it is a 911!
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by robmypro View Post
As long as i can hear it and feel it no need to see it.
Agree- plus some thing one has to not worry about keeping clean
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:28 AM
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The only thing I miss when I look under the hood is a DIPSTICK.
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Further proof that nothing is sacred, and you accept as the norm whatever is current. My father and his generation opened the hood and expected to not just see the engine, but fix it as well. I was taught “air, spark, fuel” along with how to use a fork. Times they are a changin’
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Originally Posted by 9914s View Post
Big problem for mechanics not owners.
Big problem for owners more money to get at it.
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