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1st Real Driving Experience in 930

Well, I could'nt take it anymore. It was too nice outside today (Full Sun & 68)

I bought my 930 at the beginning of December. It's been sitting in the garage ever since (I've heard it calling my name).

My brother came by today to see it for the first time. He wanted to hear it run, but would'nt ya know 3+ months of sitting killed the battery. So I charged up the battery a few minutes so I could get it started. It fired right up. Naturally, I had to take the car out and run it to make sure the battery was up. It also needed some fresh fuel. (any excuse to drive it is good at this point,...it's been here for like 3 months and I've never driven it!)

So I hit the on ramp to the interstate, hit the gas and VaaaWooomph. I was pressed into the seat, and the car just wanted to keep going. Pretty cool!

The car is remarkably tight (only 43,000 miles). No squeeks, or rattles. Motor ran like a sewing machine, and the steering is perfect.

My only gripe is the shifter. The throws seem a bit long, and it felt like I was stirring a bucket of thick paint with a paint stick when I shifted gears. Although after a while either it loosened up, or I just got used to it, or better at it.

Woooo Hoooo! the fun begins



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Sounds awesome! Now enjoy that thing and mod away my friend
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what are you gonna do about your shifting issue?
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great car! Those early gearboxes aren't the slickest things in world. do a search here
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930's do feel unique. And they deliver.

I sold cars for a while and have had a couple muscle cars. Anything with a V8 in it feels the same to me, from the 60's to the 90's. If you are blindfolded in a powerful American car, you really can't tell one from another.

Japanese cars are boring, including Supras. I drove a Mazda Rx 7 twin turbo that was flat crazy, but it felt loose and scary. My friend almost crashed it just by getting on the gas. The rotary engine would just redline instantly, almost in an uncontrolled fashion.

The Porsche is just very well sorted out and has that incredible turbo rush and never feels like it is going to lose control all at the same time. Just hold your breath in tight corners.....

Very unique. And yours looks nice too!
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I'm not sure what I'm gonna do about the shifter deal. I figure I'd better just drive it a while and see if I get more used to it. The shifter feels very smooth and tight. It's not like it's sloppy at all. From all I've read this one acts like it typically would.

The car is pretty much stock, I'd like to keep it that way,...atleast for a while. Once I get more comfortable with it I'll consider modifications.

The more I drove it the more comfortable the shifts became. So I think it's be ok with more seat time. I quickly found that I don't have to push the clutch all the way to the floor to make a shift.

The good news is that it's raining tonight, so that should wash away any remaining salt, and make tomorrow a good driving day. I'll see how long it takes to go thru a tank of gas

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Put in some fresh transmission oil (Swepco 201) the gear box will feel like new.
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Moochie, cool car man- you might want to try replacing the the shift coupler that comes right off the trans, I just replaced mine with a stock one and it made a noticable diffrence. Im not sure as to how much they cost (maybe 50-75$) but it only took ten minutes to install and it helped. I had mine from a friend that gave it to me.
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hey ...since you are in Maryland...and if you are around the Baltimore met area there is a Sunoco station off of Loch raven Blvd that sells High Octane race gas...105... You should try a little HIGH test in her.....
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i have to rebush my pedal cluster ,I think im gonna try the the Swepco stuff to . do you have to be at a dead stop to put this trans in first?
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Hey jwmarc, Do they let you put that 105 fuel directly in the car? I ask that because we have a place here in Frederick that has racing fuel, but since it's not street legal we have to put the gas in a gas can, we are not allowed to pump it directly into a car that is driven on the street.

Filling gas cans and hauling them home and pouring them into the car is a pain.
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try some of the wevo stuff for better shifting, that will help lots.
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Whats wevo Andy? sometimes in 1st doesnt want to go even if i go into 2nd and then try . Real ***** in traffic.
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click here for more info on wevos products. they make some real trick bits to eliminate a lot of those 901/915/930 traits. lots of people here are using their products

try searching for wevo here for more info
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sometimes in 1st doesnt want to go even if i go into 2nd and then try . Real ***** in traffic.
Sounds like you would benefit from a new synchro ring. You would also inspect the dog teeth and the slider.
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Whats wevo Andy? sometimes in 1st doesnt want to go even if i go into 2nd and then try . Real ***** in traffic.
One useful thing to learn in a 930 is how to use 2nd gear at low speeds. I use it at any speed above a crawl. And when I approach a driveway or intersection, I don't stop the car but let it roll through a turn, so I don't have to go hunting for first gear. Use plenty of momentum and you'll be good.

But as far as I can tell, you can't get into first except at almost a dead stop. But my car is a 1976, and has lower gearing, so I can't say for sure what your gears are doing.
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