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Old 03-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #31
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I can't speak for them, but 6speedonline.com members from this post:

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...ir-cooled.html

Highly recommend Pete's book and also the Adrian S books:

http://www.adrianstreather.com/writings.htm

I haven't been able to find those outside of Pelican Parts, and haven't bitten down on them yet... plan on doing that after I sell the Cayman.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:26 AM   #32
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Just ordered a copy off of Amazon. Looking forward to reading it!

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:22 AM   #33
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Once you have the vin, engine number. transmission number, how can you check that they "match."
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:29 AM   #34
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I just bought the 8th edition of the book. Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:45 PM   #35
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I just bought the 8th edition of the book. Thanks!
THANK YOU!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:15 PM   #36
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Just listed my current project car for sale and ordered your book. Cant wait to start my search.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #37
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Bought your book last fall. Read through it twice. I'm currently looking for an 87-89 carrera. I keep it by me as I search. Looks like the 930s have been going up in price slightly. Thanks for demystifying the car for me. Looking forward to the ownership experience.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:23 AM   #38
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Andy, is it safe to say that the 87-89 Carerra is the "Holy Grail" of entry level Porsches?
Best bang for the buck, and has the G50, etc.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:05 PM   #39
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Check out VOSSTEK`S 930 Super Turbo Ultra Wide Body kit its a Rauh Welt look alike, it is made of the same material and is just as wide. It is very affordable ($20.000.00 less than RWB), it looks AWESOME!!! They have 3 style of front bumpers (C 2/4 look, RS and RSR), 2 style rockers (C 2/4 look and RSR), 2 style rear bumpers (RSR and C 2/4 style). They also have 12 different style wings here are 2 links: https://www.facebook.com/BetterBodiesUSA
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #40
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This is what can lurk under! Who ever (I was going to say restored but not quite appropriate) butchered this 1973 911 didn't even have the decency of welding in the crappy patches....someone paid somebody for this work too!!

The point is a minimal investment in a great book can save thousands of dollars! If you're in the market do yourself a favor, buy the book and get a proper PPI done please.

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25. If no broken studs/pulled studs are found proceed with a leak down test. (Although some disagree, I feel that a compression check on a 911 is often useless, while a leak down test is invaluable. A knowledgable mechanic can use the leak down test to assess the condition of several important engine components, like valves and rings.)
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:43 AM   #42
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read item 25 in the PPI outline abobe by Pete Zimmerman.

"25. If no broken studs/pulled studs are found proceed with a leak down test. (Although some disagree, I feel that a compression check on a 911 is often useless, while a leak down test is invaluable. A knowledgable mechanic can use the leak down test to assess the condition of several important engine components, like valves and rings.)"
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:54 PM   #43
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Thanks for this great write up!
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:12 PM   #44
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hello i am new in this forum! i'm french !!! i have a 911sc 1980 188ch black !!

how take a news post in forum!!?
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:48 AM   #45
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I just purchased the latest edition of the book on Amazon - well worth it as it contains a wealth of information. It's a great resource for the novice buyer or a "car guy" looking for a deeper dive into the pros/cons of each model and year variance. Highly suggested!
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