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Old 10-07-2020, 09:58 AM   #81
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The buyer of THAT texted me a couple days ago to say the it had a check engine light with code P1124 and P1126 and just wanted advice on where to look to fix them. I thought that I had fixed those codes already by tightening up a clamp on the intake and replacing a cracked hose on the AOS. I advised him to try cleaning or replacing the MAF sensor and look to see if there were any obvious leaks around the intake. I really hoped that it wasn't the AOS. He lives about three hours away from me and I didn't think there was any way I'd get out there to take a look at it myself.

Today I drove to Springfield MO to pick up a nice freshly rebuilt Porsche 914 engine I found on Craigslist. I realized that the guy who bought THAT was only about 45 minutes out of my way on the three hour drive back home. Before I left home I grabbed a known good MAF and my manometer to check the AOS. Timing worked out well and as I left Springfield, I let him know that I was going to stop by. I didn't do it because I felt bad or because the buyer asked me to. I did it because I thought I had fixed the problem and it really bothered me that it came back. ...it was personal between me and the car. I think its good now after replacing the MAF.

This is why I would never buy from someone that didnít care about the car they are selling. Your buyer is quite fortunate he got THAT. Good karma coming your way!


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Old 10-15-2020, 06:38 PM   #82
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Thanks for the comments. My '99s are gone, but there are still plenty of 986s. THIS and THAT were officially reassigned to the '97 and 2000. I wanted to get all three out together for some good pictures, but time does not allow.
Here they are in the driveway today.


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Old 10-19-2020, 04:54 AM   #83
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What happened to the race car?
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:01 PM   #84
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What happened to the race car?
I'm getting back to work on it. This year there was too much else going on and I couldn't put time into it. Right now my biggest distraction is the 914s, but they are out of the garage now except for a couple engines and I'm be moving the 'race car' back in.

I'll post more of the plan later, but I need to pull the V8 from the 2000 S (where it was never fully swapped) and mate it with the Tiptronic. I have a 'ready to weld' Rollcage from that car in Houston. I'm going to keep the rolling chassis of the Houston car as a backup in case the Tiptronic doesn't work out.

I'm NOT buying any more project cars for a while. Boxsters, 914s, The Dung Beetle, and the '81 Scirocco (currently in long term storage mode), should be enough to keep me busy for the next five years.

I think I want a tube bender, considering an "Affordable Bender": https://www.affordablebender.com/collections/affordable-benders-tube-notchers/products/affordable-bender-134-die-on-7-radius ...just to play with. Anyone have one?

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