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Originally Posted by Jerry S View Post
Whoa whoa there Les,

I bought a porsche, actually it is my third, because I believe that there truly are few good alternatives, certainly none of which are Japanese in the way of driving dynamics and excitement. The revelation merely came while performing a valve adjustment but not the adjustment itself. It reminded me of the head stud check procedure with the covers off.

Cheese wagons are not my forte and I can not think of driving a more exciting car aside from maybe a GT2, F430 or gallardo spider if I could afford them.

What I am merely saying is that the limitations and weakpoints often add up to huge bucks with a Porsche as i discovered a couple of years back. Even if you blew the heads clear up to kingdom off of the block of, oh say, skyline or supra a proper repair bill would be very fractional to that of a 930.

Heh, I hear ya!

However, kinda like a Rolex vs Timex comparison. Rolex parts cost more. Rolex Labor rates cost more. But you know, you can still get Rolex parts from the Factory ad infinitum. Your Timex is a "throw away". Porsche parts are expensive no doubt. We've all felt THAT pain. They are high quality though. They may not last forever, but I wouldn't compare a Timex to a Rolex in quality. I'm using Rolex here because Porsche and Rolex are commensurate. Neither of them are at the apex of their respective sphere's. They are both serious journeyman instruments however. Take somewhat of my last post as "tongue in cheek" , I was just hackin' on ya a little.

---Les Garten---85 930, Andial IC, GHL Headers, Fabspeed Dual, K-27 HF2, 3.4 JE Full Finned 7.5:1 CR, 964 CAM'd, Carerra 3.2 Manifold Cut/Flipped, Tec3r, Siemans 55#, GSF Fuel Rails, Clewett Crank Trigger, Clewett Cam Trigger,Dual Plugged, ARP Head Studs/Rod Bolts, Clewett Wires.Tial 46mm WG, Tial 50mm BOV, WEVO Shifter,934 Boost Gauge, Wideband EGO Sensor/Gauge, C2T Head Gaskets, '88 MB 300TE,BMW R100RT
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