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Old 11-12-2013, 10:05 AM
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Ohhhh...and one more thing - I did a two hour pre-flight check of my car this morning, started the car, backed out of the garage to the end of the driveway, got scared and went back into the garage. Does anyone else experience this? And have you found this in any way affects your employment opportunities? Just wondering....
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:20 PM
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Where do I find N rated gas?
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:54 PM
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By gas, I can only assume you mean the air used to fill the tires. What's wrong with you, are you too stupid to search?

If you meant "petrol" - you must be a Hi-Lux driving terrorist, and I refuse to answer you.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DBJoe996 View Post
I have a question - I have 127,500 miles and I was wondering...is it time for an oil change? Should I include a new or used filter?
Nah, I think you're good for the time being. I like to go 140,000 between changes, but then I always use synthetic, Porsche-approved Crisco.
As for a filter, just go to Krazy's house and dig a used one out of his trash can - it should still have plenty of life left in it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:49 PM
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Being OCD as I am, I purchased the Porsche Valve Stem Thread Appearance Kit. Personally, I can't sleep at night knowing that the threads on my valve stems are not shiny.

After using it, I have come to the professional conclusion that the Porsche kit is nothing more than rebranded Turtle Wax Ice. Save your money!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:17 PM
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I purchased the Porsche Valve Stem Thread Appearance Kit. Personally, I can't sleep at night knowing that the threads on my valve stems are not shiny.
I clean them with solvent then I use a small wire brush, then a clear lacquer , applied with a small paint brush,
clean enough to eat off of now, or put my mouth on , like when i need to add a little air blowing really hard
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Gator996 View Post
Being OCD as I am, I purchased the Porsche Valve Stem Thread Appearance Kit.
Did you also get the Porsche CRest Alignment Positioner? (P-CRAP)

It's not cheap at $300, but the laser tool makes correctly aligning your wheel crests to your valve stems so much easier! You can also use it after you park in the garage as a guide for jacking/spinning your wheels so they are all oriented properly.

Personally, I usually don't bother aligning the crests & wheels when I park, unless it's a Porsche club event.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:09 PM
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I have installed air jacks in my C4 to make aligning the wheel crests easier during trips to the nail salon and to get my taint waxed. I had about three pounds of lead added in each wheel, so they are self-aligning when the jacks are deployed. I had worried that this would affect ride quality, but even at top speed (11.924 MPH), the car feels planted.

There is no better feeling than sliding into your 996 on a freshly waxed bung, knowing your crests are aligned.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:21 PM
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OMG! I needed a good laugh. Very funny stuff.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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I am out of Mobile -1; can I use olive oil in its place if I only redline it every 18 miles miles per gallon ??
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:28 AM
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This thread is hilarious. Some of you need to quit your day jobs.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:07 PM
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+996 ^^^ we should all gather together for a stand up. I bet it will be sold out for a year after the first show.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:38 PM
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I had a break down on the freeway yesterday. The engine gave out. It might have been the Crisco oil in the engine as I could smell French Fry's. The tow truck wanted $1500 to tow me to the nearest garage which was only 5 miles away. I made sure that I got my moneys worth. I kept my foot on the brake all the way to the garage PLUS I pulled the emergency hand brake up as hard as I could.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:24 PM
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I read on the internet that if I treat my K&N filter with unicorn jizz instead of oil, my MAF is less likely to be fouled. Has anyone tried this, and where do you buy your unicorn jizz? The parts counter at my dealership is ridiculously high, and they refused to make photocopies and microwave my Hot Pocket for me.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:30 PM
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OMFGBBQ - I found a drop of oil while I was working on my K&N filter. Well, by drip, I mean that there was an oil-like substance near the oil drain plug, and I believe that it would have accumulated into a drop if I had not immediately wiped it away with a kitten-hide detailing cloth.

I am waiting for the flatbed so I can get the car over to my indie. Since I will obviously have the motor out to have all of the internals replaced with unobtanium parts, is there anything else I should do? My list currently includes: New transmission, new suspension, new interior, new wiring harness, and new window glass. I don't plan to replace the AOS - that whole thing is just Internet hysteria.
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