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Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 11-13-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By BillC
Did have brakes, just took a little more force...

Did have brakes, just took a little more force than usual (didn't drive it much, just to and from the trailer). However, the brakes were the big clue that led me to look at the vacuum line.

The...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 11-12-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By BillC
Just a quick follow-up. I talked to the manager...

Just a quick follow-up. I talked to the manager of the body shop and sent him the pictures he requested. He called me this afternoon to let me know the replacement hose arrived at the shop and...
Forum: Fun Runs and Upcoming Events in our area. 11-11-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By BillC
The event yesterday seemed to go well, other than...

The event yesterday seemed to go well, other than some minor schedule tweaking in the morning.

My student had a great time and chased down a number of cars, the weather cooperated and was pretty...
Forum: Track Talk 11-08-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By BillC
Blah, blah, blah. Otto, don't listen to...

Blah, blah, blah.

Otto, don't listen to those rear-engine snobs. :p :twisted: Real men (and women) drive sports cars that have the engine where dog intended -- in the middle!

If you really...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 11-08-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By BillC
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 11-04-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By BillC
Nevermind

Nevermind, I figured it out. The ECU is fine. They broke the connector in the middle of the vacuum line that runs from the engine to the front of the car and created a giant vacuum leak. If I plug...
Forum: Track Talk 11-01-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By BillC
You noticed that, didn't you. And who says you...

You noticed that, didn't you. And who says you slow down in your old age -- you're still sharp as a tack! Well, tent stake, maybe.... :p

Happy Birthday, you old codger.
Forum: Track Videos 11-01-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By BillC
It's like that line from the Cars movie, where...

It's like that line from the Cars movie, where Doc tells Lightning that if he goes fast enough, he'll steer right to turn left. :D

I noticed the wheel doing that; it appears to be showing absolute...
Forum: Fun Runs and Upcoming Events in our area. 10-30-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By BillC
Just signed up to instruct.

Just signed up to instruct.
Forum: Track Videos 10-30-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By BillC
New PB at Summit Point

Not sure if anyone would be interested, but here's video of my new personal best at Summit Point: a 1:19.40. Got it on Saturday during the DE this past weekend. Weather wasn't great, mid-60's,...
Forum: Track Talk 10-30-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By BillC
Nice to see the ego deflation wasn't permanent. ...

Nice to see the ego deflation wasn't permanent.

:p
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 10-16-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By BillC
Is this for 2.0 or 1.7/1.8 heat exchangers? ...

Is this for 2.0 or 1.7/1.8 heat exchangers? Without a pic of the front (flange side), I can't tell, but I would guess that it's for the 2.0 exchangers.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 10-10-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By BillC
In my somewhat limited experience, the Elephant...

In my somewhat limited experience, the Elephant rubber bushings are about the best available for the front lower controls arms for a street car. They are on the expensive side, though, but come some...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 10-10-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By BillC
If you know the factory part numbers,...

If you know the factory part numbers, https://www.getporscheparts.com/ has some of the best prices I've found for parts. And, they're located in Silver Spring (out of the BMW dealership) so you can...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 10-02-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By BillC
There aren't a whole lot of tongue-mount options...

There aren't a whole lot of tongue-mount options either, at least not without replacing the stock box.

The winch for raising and lowering the trailer is in a low, tongue-mount box, with the cable...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 10-01-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By BillC
Yup, I have one. It's really nice not to have to...

Yup, I have one. It's really nice not to have to deal with ramps.

The closest thing I have to a complaint is that all the tie-down spots are located on the edges of the trailer bed, so you can't...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 10-01-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By BillC
Have you flushed the clutch fluid lately? You...

Have you flushed the clutch fluid lately? You might have some bubbles in the line, left over from the slave cylinder replacement.

You may want to also look at replacing the clutch master...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 09-28-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By BillC
I'll dig one out and bring it with me tomorrow.

I'll dig one out and bring it with me tomorrow.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 09-26-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By BillC
Suggestion: consider changing the color of your...

Suggestion: consider changing the color of your reply text so that it is easier to pick out in the quoted text. Otherwise, it just looks like a wall of quote and most people will skip over it.
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 09-26-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By BillC
I did, it's in the original post (silver). ...

I did, it's in the original post (silver).


996 bumpers up to the headlight change will fit (1999-2002, IIRC). However, PCA Club Racing rules only allow the 1999 996 C2 bumper for bumpers from...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 09-25-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By BillC
WTB: 986 front bumper cover

I damaged my front bumper cover during the club race ( :( ), and I'm looking for a replacement 986 Boxster or Boxster S front bumper cover in decent shape. Doesn't need to be perfect, since it's...
Forum: Track Talk 09-18-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By BillC
Thanks for all the offers, I got a bottle. ...

Thanks for all the offers, I got a bottle. Thanks, Tom!
Forum: Track Talk 09-17-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By BillC
Castrol SRF?

Any chance someone might have a spare quart of Castrol SRF brake fluid that I could buy or borrow for this coming weekend? I have 1/3 of a quart left, and not sure that's enough to get me through...
Forum: Track Talk 09-11-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,158
Posted By BillC
I'm in. Gonna lose my rookie "x" this weekend,...

I'm in. Gonna lose my rookie "x" this weekend, as long as I don't screw up too badly.
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 09-09-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By BillC
WTB: '97-'99 Boxster 5-spd transmission

I'm starting to look for a nice 5-speed transmission for the Spec Boxster to have as a spare. It must be from a 1997 to 1999 Boxster to be legal in class. Please let me know what you have.
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