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Old 02-23-2017, 08:14 AM   #16
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cab w the hardtop. very nice. congrats on the pending purchase

fwiw, dont leave your spolier "up" while parked for ( ahem ) extended periods of time. they are finicky and leaving it "up" further stresses its delicate sensibilities lol.

very clean car.. enjoy it!
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:56 PM   #17
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Congrats! I'd love to see a picture of your interior. I think we have almost the exact same car: 2004 Cab, Guards Red, black interior, black top (I didn't get a hard top), red seat belts, red painted interior console. Oh, and about 90K more miles!
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:11 PM   #18
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Thank you for warm welcome. I got my new baby home today. PPI went smooth only clutch accumulator is needed. Also when I asked if they would buy the car they said YES right now. I'm sure that I'll find many more things needed. Where is a good place to buy parts? The I will keep one or two NSX for ever.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:25 PM   #19
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well, that's not the part of NY state I'm from lol...

anyway.. an accumulator is nothing. can be done in the yard on stands

depending upon what you need, if i had to pick three? Suncoast for OEM, and Pelican Parts ( oem and compatibles ) and ECS tuning for min/major tune up "kits" etc. then ebay/amazon for day to day stuff like oil.

again, enjoy. the red abounds lol
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:05 AM   #20
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Just ordered the accumulator from Snucoast. Thanks for the lead. Should I change spark plugs? They have only 20k miles, but they may be original.
That is a picture from our PA house .
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:04 AM   #21
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My experience when the first time the accumulator goes the slave is also on its way out. Open the hood and look at the clutch master cylinder to see if you have any pentosin residue under it or on the top vinyl shroud. If not you are okay. If you do have residue or wetness, have the accumulator and slave replaced!
The clutch in these cars are assisted by the power steering pump, the check valve goes in the slave and you get bleed back into the clutch master cylinder overflowing it!

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Old 03-08-2017, 11:31 AM   #22
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I had my PPI done at Drivers Choice Motors as well and had a similar experience. Good guys that were happy to talk to me about all of my questions.

+1 for the suggestions about parts, I have used Suncoast, Pelican, and ECS for many years with good results. Welcome to the fold!
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:39 AM   #23
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Generally people on forums discourage "post purchase inspections." Glad yours came out so well.

Beautiful car. Now get that hardtop off and in storage!
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:12 PM   #24
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ah yes, tri state got it... plate on the nsx fooled me ..

was good advice from kevinmac re the slave as they do often fail concurrently..but if no fluid migration is evident, the $150 accumulator should be enough. i actually eliminated the necessity of having to engage the clutch at startup as i am convinced that the most pressure the accumulator endures is the cold startup depression of the clutch. starting in neutral eliminates that and i prefer it as i am old lol

as to plugs? if the car isn't modded/tuned excessively, there's no reason to suspect plugs need changing at only 20k miles although when the car was first introduced the OEM plug was a "5" and they were superseded with a "6" heat range ( better ). i'm not sure when porsche decided to opt for the "6" plug but if by chance you DO have 5's installed? I would swap them out, yes.

i change mine at about 25 k miles but only because i have a buddy help me get at them and don't have to pay the absurdly ridiculous porsche tax to swap them out. plus, tuned/modded cars do tend to burn thru plugs faster.

all that said, you should be fine absent abs/psm ( generic ) cels or any misfires. enjoy that thing! cheers.
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My experience when the first time the accumulator goes the slave is also on its way out. Open the hood and look at the clutch master cylinder to see if you have any pentosin residue under it or on the top vinyl shroud if not you are okay if you do have residue or wetness, have the accumulator and slave replaced!
The clutch in these cars are assisted by the power steering pump, the check valve goes in the slave and you get bleed back into the clutch master cylinder overflowing it!
Kevin, that's great info. I'll check as soon I'll get to my toy barn. I din't even open the hood. Just parked in the garage and went back to work.Thanks
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I bought my car with 19k miles, at 25k now and a spark plug change did transform the car. Do yourself a favor and change them, it's actually "shocking" how much better and smoother the car runs.

I will change mine every 12-15k or 5 years from now on.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:41 PM   #28
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Is Agency Power exhaust any good or should I put OEM back. Also have OBX headers. Any experience with those?


I just detailed the car over the weekend and replaced brake fluid.
To do list:
Clutch accumulator will be next.
Factory recommends replacing spark plugs every 30K or 4 years so it's time to replace them.
Transmission fluid.

Hope that I can get to the garage . We got 24 inches of snow. Just when I wanted to take the top down.
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If the exhaust doesn't have any cabin drone leave it! If you decide to get a tune at a later date you are 1/2 way there.
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