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Old 01-15-2015, 08:23 PM
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I like lost causes, if you're looking for a SoCal buyer of the roller.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:21 PM
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There is a 3.4l engine in dc for 5.5k

2001 Porsche 911 cabriolet parting out (fits Boxster) 1

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/pts/4840410241.html
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:43 PM
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There is a 3.4l engine in dc for 5.5k

2001 Porsche 911 cabriolet parting out (fits Boxster) 1

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/d...840410241.html
You can't run a 3.4 in a 3.6 car without some expensive modifications....
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:20 AM
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what if you swapped the entire harness over, ran a cable throttle, got a new gas pedal, a 5.2.2 motronic DME, and maybe new instrument cluster to properly back date... would we be in business then?
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by evifenocvt View Post
what if you swapped the entire harness over, ran a cable throttle, got a new gas pedal, a 5.2.2 motronic DME, and maybe new instrument cluster to properly back date... would we be in business then?
Probably not.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:47 PM
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getting very close to a decision and am leaning heavily towards selling the car as-is and getting a new(er) 911 (I'm not mechanically minded and have always had an independent service my car). I'm in San Diego. Is selling to a dismantler (like Parts Heaven) a good idea or could I get (substantially) more by selling it myself?
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by cringely View Post
getting very close to a decision and am leaning heavily towards selling the car as-is and getting a new(er) 911 (I'm not mechanically minded and have always had an independent service my car). I'm in San Diego. Is selling to a dismantler (like Parts Heaven) a good idea or could I get (substantially) more by selling it myself?
Give Oklahoma Foreign a call and see what it would offer you for your car. If you can work out a suitable deal OF will deposit 1/2 the amount in your checking account and send a truck by to pick up the car and you get the remaining money then. At least this is the way it was explained to me when I explored selling my totaled 2008 Cayman S to OF back in 2009.
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:05 PM
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There is a 3.6 motor in Florida asking $10K in member classifieds.

Don't know the seller or motor ya da ya da
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:21 PM
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I believe Raby as also expressed interest in rollers in the past, but I can't guarantee that this is accurate.
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by cringely View Post
getting very close to a decision and am leaning heavily towards selling the car as-is and getting a new(er) 911 (I'm not mechanically minded and have always had an independent service my car). I'm in San Diego. Is selling to a dismantler (like Parts Heaven) a good idea or could I get (substantially) more by selling it myself?
I would like to come see it & make you an offer. I can come today or tomorrow... PM me if available
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:14 PM
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you should post a photo and details and get a little bidding war going. i might be interested as well.
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:35 PM
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Do you know what lunched the engine?
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by evifenocvt View Post
what if you swapped the entire harness over, ran a cable throttle, got a new gas pedal, a 5.2.2 motronic DME, and maybe new instrument cluster to properly back date... would we be in business then?
Yes! the business of downgrading & basturdizing Porsches
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Old 01-16-2015, 03:10 PM
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Photo of car is on the left, interior is clean, body nearly excellent due to partial respray after minor sideswipe, not much road rash since. Averages a bit above 24 mpg, 27+ hiway.
Bought car 9/26/2012 with 77676 miles from Automotive Excellence in San Diego
Artic silver, 18" alloy wheels w/colored crest caps, Xenon headlights, headlight washer, 12 speaker remote CD changer, floor mats, had seller install LN IMS bearings prior to delivery.
Work done since (in addition to scheduled maintenance): Replaced headlight switch; Replaced vacuum reservoir, change-over valve and air injection shut-off valve, Replaced bank 1 cam position sensor, left turn signal light wiring harness & bulbs.
Motor "died" 2 days ago (engine runs, but there are metal shards in oil/oil filter) at 100,400 miles. What I initially heard was sort of like rocks in hub caps. No noticeable loss of power. I thought it might be something like a water pump, so I drove it—cautiously—from my home in Carlsbad down to shop in SD. Got the bad news yesterday.
No idea what caused the failure. Car is presently at ind. repair shop in Kearny Mesa area of San Diego. I probably won’t get down there for add’l photos (if requested) until next Thursday (Jan 22). Feel free to PM me if you want location or make offer.

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Old 01-16-2015, 04:21 PM
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Wow, so car goes 77k on factory IMS and 23K on expensive LN IMS bearing?

Makes me wonder about the quality of the install (if it actually was installed)
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