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84 944 08-22-2003 08:44 PM

Bull *hit, or what?
As you all know i have a broken differential and have since ordered the parts to fix it. I ordered the parts from inskip in warwick, RI on august 7,th a thursday. I payed over $600 for the diff. kit and have still not recevied it. Every day i am told that tomorrow it should arrive is this normal service? I need the car for the month of september and am worried i will never recevie these parts what should i do? The dealer said they had to be shipped from Germany how long can it take 2 weeks seems a bit ridiculous. Any knowledge on this would help greatly.

Gordon Rankin 08-22-2003 09:10 PM

2 Weeks from Germany sounds about right particularly if they come by water. Ask them fro a treacking number and the shipper.

ronin 08-22-2003 10:08 PM

in the shipping business, unless you expressly asked to have something shipped either next-day or second-day air, everything else is a candidate for being relegated to "slow boat to china" status. two weeks is not bad for getting things shipped from overseas.

SoCal Driver 08-23-2003 07:36 AM

Captain Quirk! What is the treacking number?

repoman 08-23-2003 06:19 PM

the tracking number is essential, besides being on a slow boat, shipment may be tied up in Customs

good luck

84 944 08-24-2003 10:30 AM

As far as where the parts are now i was told that they were in customs on thursday or friday. They came from Germany and I am located in RI which port would the most likely use and how long should it take from customs? A tracking number is not available according to the dealer until the parts get to the distributor? If this does not work out by early week another option i have is to take a used transaxle off a 944 that was recently crashed. The car had front end damage but the owner of the car drove it hard and i have seen him spin the tires before is this transaxle even worth it or what?

Britwrench 08-24-2003 10:39 AM

With Porsche, parts ordered direct from Germany usually take 1 - 2 weeks so your time frame is normal. I have no idea how anyone tracks the shipments because parts we order from the Porsche dealer and then turn out ot be "Germany only" arrive through UPS. The dealer has to call Porsche NA for an estimated arrival date. Don't forget it's summer holiday time at Porsche AG (and the rest of Europe) around now so deliveries may be delayed.

84 944 08-24-2003 11:23 AM

So even though the parts are now at customs it could still get trapped up there and take another week or more? Would it be more efficent to get the used transaxle? IF the tires have been spun does that mean its toast or could it still be in decent shape? Its off an 85.5 and i have an 84 would this fit? What whould be a reasonable price to offer for the transaxle

Wolf1 08-24-2003 01:24 PM

If you have already paid for the new parts, I would just wait awhile. Swapping in another used unit might only save you a day or so and ultimately cost more. I doubt the dealer will be very workable on a refund, since the parts were ordered special.

jlittlefield 08-25-2003 05:03 AM

Hey I am from portsmouth, currently in chicago. There is a good porsch place in connecticut just over the boarder on route 1. They have alot of wrecked cars for parts there.

Also if you go over the Newport bridge, Go around the rotary by the shell station and there is a small shop where this guy does good work, he is on the left when heading into the base.

Give a look around there is alot of good things in the area for our cars.

I have an 84 944 india red.

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