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Forum: 997 Forum
02-10-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By porscheralph

I'm curious - how old were the tires? Old tires,...

I'm curious - how old were the tires? Old tires, say 6 or 7 years get very hard and will not grip at all - especially in the rain. That is one reason I replace my tires at 5 years no matter how...
Forum: 993 Forum
01-26-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By porscheralph

I miss Ed - he got a dirty deal from Mike when he...

I miss Ed - he got a dirty deal from Mike when he was forced off the show. I was surprised when Ed reused the screws that hold on the disks - I thought they were single use only (stretch bolts I...
Forum: 993 Forum
01-13-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,832
Posted By porscheralph

Typically Mecum charges the seller 10% plus a...

Typically Mecum charges the seller 10% plus a listing fee of about $1000, so the seller neted about $207,000 on a sale price of $231,000. Not a bad payday!
Forum: 993 Forum
01-12-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,832
Posted By porscheralph

And this one just sold for $206,000! But it was...

And this one just sold for $206,000! But it was "high mileage" - 3000 miles. :) https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0119-357707/1998-porsche-911-carrera-s/
Forum: 993 Forum
01-12-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,832
Posted By porscheralph

1998 Carrera S - Sold for $231,000

Not a misprint - today at Mecum in Kissimmee a 1998 Carrera S with 259 miles sold for $231,000! Here is a link. https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0119-367920/1998-porsche-911-carrera-s/
12-10-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By porscheralph

I am going to guess the biggest roadblock to...

I am going to guess the biggest roadblock to these increased production figures is battery availability. So many automakers are going to be building EV vehicles over the next year or so ( MB, Audi,...
Forum: 997 Forum
09-04-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,714
Posted By porscheralph

Porsche Sport Driving School will be the best...

Porsche Sport Driving School will be the best bang for your $$$$. Learning how to control your car is the best way to get the most out of it. And clear corner lights.. :)
Forum: 997 Forum
08-30-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,998
Posted By porscheralph

Degrees in Mechanical Engineering - now retired...

Degrees in Mechanical Engineering - now retired from NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration) - Manufacture, maintenance, testing and design of the nations nuclear weapons stockpile.
Forum: 993 Forum
04-16-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By porscheralph

Cactus - PM me with your address/phone. I'm...

Cactus - PM me with your address/phone. I'm driving up on Fri afternoon.
Forum: 993 Forum
04-14-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By porscheralph

Last year! Anyone else from the Thomas gang...

Last year! Anyone else from the Thomas gang going to show up?
Forum: 993 Forum
04-13-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By porscheralph

Hey Cactus - just hanging out at the beach in...

Hey Cactus - just hanging out at the beach in Delaware near Bethany Beach. You going to the swap meet next weekend? Looks like I will if the weather is not too bad. See you there?
Forum: 993 Forum
04-12-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By porscheralph

DME Failure Again

Just a reminder to ALWAYS have a spare DME relay in your glove box. I went for a ride today because the weather was nicer than it has been in a long time - 68 degrees! Stopped to get an ice cream...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-11-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By porscheralph

Winter tires are for the WINTER! Go with the...

Winter tires are for the WINTER! Go with the partially worn Bridgestones. Watch your tire pressure also.
Forum: 997 Forum
03-11-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By porscheralph

Not sure what the "dsc" is - dollar shave club? ...

Not sure what the "dsc" is - dollar shave club? :)
Forum: 997 Forum
03-01-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,079
Posted By porscheralph

I have a 2011 GTS PDK with the Softronic tune. ...

I have a 2011 GTS PDK with the Softronic tune. Had it for about two years and I can "feel" the difference. I live where 93 octane is readily available and that is the reason I went with it. No...
Forum: 997 Forum
12-11-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,706
Posted By porscheralph

In 1968 I was driving a 62 Triumph TR3. Was...

In 1968 I was driving a 62 Triumph TR3. Was tired of "issues" with British cars (had an MGA before that) and found a nice 356 S 90 coupe for sale near me in LA. It was silver with black interior -...
Forum: 997 Forum
10-29-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,866
Posted By porscheralph

I would check center radiator for debris/bugs...

I would check center radiator for debris/bugs that may be interfering with cooling. The center radiator is the chief cooling method for the PDK transmission.
Forum: 997 Forum
09-28-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By porscheralph

SIM card for phone.

SIM card for phone.
Forum: 997 Forum
09-19-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By porscheralph

I purchased a 2011 from my local dealer last ...

I purchased a 2011 from my local dealer last year. They were the original selling dealer. It was CPO'd and I asked and received all the previous service invoices. They redacted the personnel info...
Forum: 997 Forum
09-04-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,018
Posted By porscheralph

Try going to the Durametric web site and looking...

Try going to the Durametric web site and looking in the Help area. They also have a FAQ that might help. If all else fails give them a call - they are good about helping figure out the codes etc.
Forum: 997 Forum
08-28-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,106
Posted By porscheralph

Tacoma - I believe your numbers are correct. ...

Tacoma - I believe your numbers are correct. The table on production numbers comes from Adrian Streather's book "
The Essential 997 Companion" and indeed it shows 115 2012 C4S were produced. The...
Forum: 997 Forum
07-25-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,649
Posted By porscheralph

Crester - thanks for the video post of Michael -...

Crester - thanks for the video post of Michael - it says it all and defines why he was such a great driver.
Forum: 997 Forum
07-20-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 41,357
Posted By porscheralph

Interesting comment about the 928 - in the few...

Interesting comment about the 928 - in the few months I have seen the value of these start to increase at auctions.
Forum: 997 Forum
07-16-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,649
Posted By porscheralph

If speed was not the priority perhaps he should...

If speed was not the priority perhaps he should concentrate on car control, two hands on the wheel and proper cornering technique - like hitting the apex etc. :)
Forum: 997 Forum
07-15-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,649
Posted By porscheralph

Interesting vid - surprised the driver was...

Interesting vid - surprised the driver was shifting a PDK - my experience is that a PDK in Sport + mode is faster around the track if you let the PDK do all the shifting.
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