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Old 03-29-2007, 07:39 AM   #1
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A brand new car -- wooohooooo!!!

Took this sunny day OFF. Just unwrapped my box from its hibernation. Had extinguisher mount + extinguisher installed. Had brake fluid changed. Just drove it top down for about 100 miles on sunny country roads. Stopped at a coffee shop for some brunch and typing away on their laptop.

Darn, this Box is such a WONDERFUL machine. I'm in love all over again just like last year when I bought it! And it don't need no stinkin' exhaust modification. The stock sound is just phenomenal.

Just thought I'd share...

Z.

P.S. Take a mid-week Sunday to remember why you slug it out at work.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:42 AM   #2
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Good to hear, Z!

Why the brake fluid change so soon? How much $?
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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Alright Z!!! With any luck mine will be out of hibernation in a couple weeks. I'm also having the brake fluid changed in mine. I called the dealer and they said $135.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:53 AM   #4
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Good to hear, Z!

Why the brake fluid change so soon? How much $?
Thx bmuss. I'm taking the baby to the track Fri and Sat -- DE at Limerock so I had it tech inspected today. The guys at the club recommend changing the brake fluid every year, and especially since my box has been produced Dec 2005 (I think) I thought it was $60 well spent. One doesn't mess with brakes. All done at a local Porsche expert shop that supports most track cars doing Limerock.

Did you get yours out already?

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Old 03-29-2007, 08:01 AM   #5
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I'll be out in a couple more days. I store the car in my neighbors garage, and am blocked in right now by a very large construction gargage bin. Her kitchen re-model project is a few weeks late, so I am trying to be patient.
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Alright Z!!! With any luck mine will be out of hibernation in a couple weeks. I'm also having the brake fluid changed in mine. I called the dealer and they said $135.
Well I wish you and bmuss a quick de-hibernation.
Gotta go test the stock exhaust note some more. The roads and my ride beckon...

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While I wouldn't trade my weather for one with winter, it sure is nice to take a car out of winter hibernation and be reminded on that first drive just how much you love the car...
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I'll be out in a couple more days. I store the car in my neighbors garage, and am blocked in right now by a very large construction gargage bin. Her kitchen re-model project is a few weeks late, so I am trying to be patient.
^typical midwestern niceness....

but I guess you can't bite the hand that feeds you.

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Nice!

Where did you get your extinquisher mount? I am doing the DE at Lime Rock April 21st. Gonna get the brake fluid changed first as well.
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Where did you get your extinquisher mount? I am doing the DE at Lime Rock April 21st. Gonna get the brake fluid changed first as well.
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Got the extinguisher from them, as well.
Excellent service and lightning fast shipping.

What region is having a DE on April 21?

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these prices for a brake fluid change is that at a dealership? My dealership wants $295. and that's a SPECIAL ha!
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these prices for a brake fluid change is that at a dealership? My dealership wants $295. and that's a SPECIAL ha!
It's a locally very well respected indy shop specializing in Porsches only. From what I saw, brake fluid change looked very simple -- smth like oil change -- and any good wrench shop should be able to do it for you. I think the break-down was $45 labor, $15 fluid (1 liter).

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It's a locally very well respected indy shop specializing in Porsches only. From what I saw, brake fluid change looked very simple -- smth like oil change -- and any good wrench shop should be able to do it for you. I think the break-down was $45 labor, $15 fluid (1 liter).

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