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Old 01-11-2010, 08:03 PM
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Default Finally bought a 993.

Hello,

First of all I want to thank Bill and Tony in Phoenix who did a Rennfax for me before I got the car inspected. It was really nice of them to take the time on a Sunday afternoon to go check the car out for me.

It is a 1995 in aventurine green with a tan interior with 48k miles and 2 owners. The last owner had the car for the last 11 years. Paint is not perfect but for a 15 year old car it is still in good shape. Car had very limited options aside from the LSD but many performance mods: PSS9, corner balanced, RS tie rods, M030 sway bars, performance chip, RSR exhaust, steering rack bracket upgrade, etc. Owner also added 18 inch sport design wheels and replaced the 2 front seats with 964 turbo ones.

Car handled very well during our 11 hour "test drive" back to California at triple digit speeds Definitely more raw than the Boxster S it is replacing, but still manageable for a daily driver. I need to get the Steering pump drive oil seal fixed as the PPI revealed it was leaking, any DIY instructions available?
I also need a new set of tires as the rears are shot and the fronts are too old anyway.
Anybody doing some maintenance work on a 993 in the SF Bay Area in the near future? I did all my maintenance on the Boxster and would like to learn on the 993 soon too.

Here are some pics that I shared last week when I asked for the Rennfax.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:04 PM
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No pics are showing up, but congrats on your new purchase!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:06 PM
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Thanks, it is fixed now !!!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:07 PM
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CONGRATS!!! Sweet car! Looks like the seats have been recovered? I've never seen different colored piping on stock seats. I like it! There's a ton of info on here and at:
http://www.pcarworkshop.com/index.ph...1994_-_1998%29
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http://p-car.com/diy/diy.html

Dive in and enjoy!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:10 PM
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I have browsed those sites extensively, including Adrian's book. I was just wondering if it was a common issue and if there was a specific write up for it.
Seats came off a 964 Turbo from what the owner told me, I still need to get the original seats back and will probably put them for sale.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:14 PM
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Great color combo and I like the seats!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:18 PM
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Oh yea, it's got the early sport seats, very nice. I really like the color combo.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:20 PM
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Very nice, congrats!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:21 PM
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Welcome and congratulations. I think that is probably the most beautiful color that porsche made. You have great taste.

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Old 01-11-2010, 08:21 PM
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Looks really nice and I sure don't see any paint issues in the pictures anyway. Have fun with it. My '95 cab is the same color combo.
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I am not usually a big fan of anything but black interiors, but your color combo is great. The seats are awesome.
This car needs nothing. Congratulations!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:22 PM
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Thanks guys.

I need to learn how to do the regular maintenance, anybody about to tackle some maintenance jobs in the near future?
Also, I need to hardwire the V1 and find a car seat form my son. I have read all the threads about car seats but I am still confused. Previous owner recommended the Britax Monarch but it is discontinued, any suggestion?

Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:24 PM
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Looks like you made out beautifully. Great start on the mods.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:25 PM
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It just took me 15 years to find the right car so I hope I got it right only time will tell !!!
I got to admit it was pretty hard finding a decent car, I have been looking for months.
Paint is just OK there are chips, scratches, etc. but I will drive the car everyday so there is no point in getting a garage queen or concours winner.
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awesome, congrats!
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