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Oh wow -- @Ernie944. LOVE the pics and the advice. So, I'm in Halifax, NS which in the grand scheme of things isn't that far. I'm in need of a Porsche mentor! LOL

@onZedge -- great advice. This is done. I don't think I could modify my initial profile (at least, that was my experience) until after my first post. With that out of the way, I can now make mods, add an avatar, etc. etc. I'm getting there slowly!

One general question for the group, since everyone agrees the timing and water pump are first orders of business: I'm in an area (Ernie944 knows it and some of you out there might as well) where there are effectively no aftermarket Porsche specialists. I'm handy with a wrench and feel confident tackling most things, but on this job, I know the consequences of not getting the belt, pump and all the various seals and gaskets right... including the tension.

So without any options, (and Factory Service Manual free), I was going to bring it to the -- GULP -- dealer to get this one critical thing done since it is so bloodly important. They quoted me more than I paid for the car, but I negotiated it down to about the same as what I paid for the car LOL!

Shy of that, I just don't want the second thing I do to the car be a full engine rebuild.

Any thoughts on this dilemma? Is this something I can tackle myself and save a ton of $$? Or, given that I'm literally in week 2 of owning this beauty and I'd prefer not to do any damage, so should I bite the bullet and get'er done this first time?

As always, grateful for your thoughts and guidance!
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