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01-22-2009, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Big Bob

Porsche Prices in the US

Is it too early to tell if Barack will improve the prices of used Porsche[sm=smiley13.gif][sm=smiley13.gif][sm=americanasmiley.gif]???
Certainly in the UK the prices of 997s have taken a hit...
Forum: Porsche 911
11-20-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Big Bob

Big Bob is back with a new motor

Apologies for being absent from this forum for so long, but it has paid off as my wife has allowed me to buy a 997 Guards Red GT3. Its fully loaded, with all the toys, and lots of leather and carbon...
Forum: Porsche 911
09-01-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,354
Posted By Big Bob

RE: 996 Engine Failures

I think that history will show that there were more engine failures on the 996 with the earlier 3.4 litre engine. RMS has been a problem through the 996, but seems to have improved with the latest...
09-01-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Big Bob

RE: 996 Porsche Turbo

This is a not infrequent question. Suggest going back down the 911 Forum entries for causes. Intermediate shaft torsional fluctuation rattle has appeared a few times. However this is not an issue for...
08-09-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Big Bob

RE: New kid

Welcome Jon. Big Bob
Forum: General Tech
08-08-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By Big Bob

RE: 997 Turbo CEL ...

Hi switching off the CEL Light is something you need the Diagnostic and Computer access for I'm afraid.
I'm tempted to check that the 4 oxygen sensors in the exhaust system, ie 2 on each bank are...
Forum: General Tech
08-08-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,211
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Clicking from steering column

Hi Kurtdaniel is most likely spot on. One other thought is the indicator self cancelling cam working properly. If not this can also give a clicking noise.
Regards Big Bob
08-04-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By Big Bob

RE: 1983 911 in Houston

Welcome to the Forum. I'm in the UK, but I'm sure we have some people in Houston for you to hang out with and talk Porsche.
Regards big Bob
Forum: Porsche 911
08-04-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By Big Bob

RE: VIN Numbers

Suggest you go on the Porsche USA Website and ask the question through the "Contact Us" facility. Regards Big Bob
08-03-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,869
Posted By Big Bob

RE: HIN babes and Porsches

It never fails to amaze me how many men it takes to get a few pics of Babes and Cars.
On a car production line you are engineering people out as fast as you can.
In the glamour pic industry you...
Forum: Porsche 911
08-02-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Floor mats help 993

Hi Thomas
Take a look at the Porscheshop Website for full 993 Mat Sets as well as Overmats.
Regards Big Bob
http://www.porscheshop.co.uk/acatalog/porsche_993_interior_decor.html
Forum: Porsche 944
08-02-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Fuel pump not running, whats wrong?? 944 S2

Often what happens after standing for a long time the pumps stick. Sometime a sharp tap with a hammer is enough to free things with the power on of course.
I do meen a tap not a meaty thump by the...
Forum: Porsche 911
08-02-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,026
Posted By Big Bob

RE: 996 brake upgrade helps

I've asked Paul at the Porscheshop to identify the Rotors or Discs for you. Let you know when I have an answer.
Re Remap I place a lot of faith in REVO. Check them out on their US website.
...
Forum: General Tech
08-01-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Two years

Brief reply.
Strip out plugs, add a little light oil or uper cylinder libricant to all cylinders. Turn engine by hand using wrench and socket on crank pulley. Turn until reasonable free. Put fresh...
Forum: General Tech
08-01-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Two years

Hi I just did a full posted reply, but when I hit send I lost the connection, this is a current problem with the site on long replies.
E mail me and I'll repeat the story.
Regards Big Bob
07-31-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By Big Bob

RE: 15 People Get Into A Smart Car

I saw this done for real at a Smart Festival at Brooklands in the UK in June atMercedes World Headquarters. Great fun if you are the only guy and you have got 14 petite lovely babes to get to grips...
Forum: Porsche 911
07-31-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By Big Bob

RE: K&N Cold Air Intake for a 2003 996?

Fabspeed and DRY not oiled airfiters, if you do not want MAFS contamination and engine check light issues.
Big Bob
Forum: Porsche 911
07-31-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Opinion on option for 09 911

You can see it on the Official porsche US Website.
From everything I read about the new car the Sport Chrono has some nice features for fast driving.
Check out Porsche USA.
Regards Big Bob
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Forum: Porsche 911
07-31-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,676
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Lowest Octane 911 will take

I'm afraid Carsnob is right. Personally 93 is the minimum I would run. Being in the UK I do run my car on 99 and you notice the difference. The lowest I go is 95 and you can tell the difference from...
Forum: Porsche 911
07-31-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Importance of access to dealer for 997

If the car has a Porsche warranty either still in the 2 year period or a Porsche Extended Warranty you are stuck wiuth a 400 mile round trip to protect the warranty.
If you go local make sure they...
Forum: Porsche 911
07-31-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Help with Buying 911

The key issue will be the car's Service record. clearly you have no warranty to fall back on.
If it has a good service record from an Official Porsche Dealer(s)this will help.
A Porsche Dealer...
Forum: General Tech
07-31-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Big Bob

RE: Two years

The Porschedoc would from prior advice recommend you to change the timimg belt.
You need to be sure the engine will turnover by hand first, to check it has not seized in the meantime. If with a...
07-27-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Big Bob

RE: New Porsche owner - 1985 944

Welcome aboard, and your stoicism at the start of your Porsche Ownership experience does you credit. Regards Big Bob
07-27-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Big Bob

RE: NEW MEMBERS

Welcome to the Forum. I've seen the Flying Lizards at Le Mans always good value.
Regards Big Bob
07-27-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By Big Bob

This is a Lion of a tear jerker

Contrary to the stuff that our good poster OneSickCarreraGT supplys try this unusual U Tube Clip
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4407100.ece...
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