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Old 07-09-2018, 02:44 PM
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Default Your Other Car... Get the same maintenence attention?

OK, we are all OCD about these cars...... warm up, oil, break in, throw out bearings, shifter adjustments...... we can make a mountain out of a notion.

So what about your other car? Do you maintain it like your Porsche? Do you have the same knowledge about the .0002% probability of mirror warp? What about the typical lifespan of your other car's lower rear control arm?

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Old 07-09-2018, 02:49 PM
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Nope! It's a Toyota. You don't have to. haha
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:58 PM
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I will, yes. Picked up a 987.2 Cayman S this weekend in Houston and drove it 1200 miles back home, will get the same maintenance and careful use as the 997.2
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I experiment on my other cars, to help with my Porsche. Example, I repainted the calipers on my wife Honda CRV, before I tried in on my 997. This was a big help, as I changed my methodology and improved my work from the first paint job.

Short answer to your original question, No!
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:24 PM
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My ML350 Diesel is meticulously maintained but requires 1/10th the TLC. It’s also 8 years newer...
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Other car is a 2004 Toyota 4Runner (4.7L V8). It receives the same maintenance attention the 997 does. This doesn't mean I neglect the 997; it simply means I follow factory recommended service intervals for each. Actually, I push the oil service intervals of the 4Runner beyond factory only because I installed an aftermarket steel skid plate on it and it gets in the way of the low-mounted oil filter, making oil changes a pain. Switching to Mobil 1 from factory dino-juice allows me to do this.

Speaking of which, I changed the oil in both the 4Runner and the 997 this weekend. Gotta love those $22 5-quart jugs of Mobil 1 from Wal-Mart. 5W-30 for the 4Runner and "European Formula" 0W-40 for the 911. Same price for each.
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We have a VW GTI that receives zero attention and it rightly deserves it.
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Yes. Toyota Venza Unlimited, a great crossover vehicle. It gets 93 octane, just got new tires on it at 36,000 miles, oil changed, new wipers and all fluids checked. The great thing is other than changing oil and rotating tires, you don't have to do ANY maintenance except at every 40,000 miles
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My other car is a 1976 Toyota Landcruiser with a V8 conversion. 5.7L 350 Chevrolet and a Holley carb. Not much to obsess over. I resto-modded it all to make it simple and bullet proof, and left the old faded paintjob to hide what’s underneath. Basically you change the oil. Not much else there.....I do have a $5k Boxster fantasy though.....let’s see how my lower back fares this year.
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Same level of attention. Not crazy, but defenatly preventative. I like to be ahead of the power curve.
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I have a 2006 Evo-IX that gets same level of TLC as my 997.2 c2s 6m cab. Too be honest, my Evo-IX handles better (more stable in high speed curves with bumps & dips) than the 997.2. I can stay in the throttle harder in my Evo than 997 in curves. Evo currently in shop getting new/upgraded turbo after 150K miles. Evo is one of the most enjoyable, capable, outstanding 'drivers car', period.! Just have to get past the 'boy-racer' looks is all - lol

Wife's Gen-3 CR-V get's attention also. Actually put my stock evo 17x8 light weight Enkei wheels on wife's CR-V so it can rock 255/60-17 tires, which fill our the CR-V's wheel wells just right.. Wheel bolt pattern and offset happened to be a perfect match, just needed a hub-ring adapter. Light weight CR-V, with light weight Enkei wheels and 255 tires handles like a boss now, LOL. If you happen to drive your p-car like a Prius in the left lane, and see a Honda CR-V all in your rear-view, it just may be me - lol Move the frack over!!!

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Originally Posted by evo9 View Post
I have a 2006 Evo-IX that gets same level of TLC as my 997.2 c2s 6m cab. Too be honest, my Evo-IX handles better (more stable in high speed curves with bumps & dips) than the 997.2. I can stay in the throttle harder in my Evo than 997 in curves. Evo currently in shop getting new/upgraded turbo after 150K miles. Evo is one of the most enjoyable, capable, outstanding 'drivers car', period.! Just have to get past the 'boy-racer' looks is all - lol
Is it true that driving a Mitsubishi Evo is like driving a C4S backwards?
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I am treating my Prius better now that I have a Porsche. I bought new Yokohamas, gave the interior a good cleaning, bought some new floor mats and will have it detailed and polished soon.
Having such a worry free car makes the Porsche easier to own for the weekends and fun times.
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Originally Posted by Bruce In Philly View Post
throw out bearings
Don't throw out the bearings! You might need them someday.
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