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Unhappy Is it luck or did I piss somone off?

3.5 weeks ago - I am driving to lunch from work in my 944 (S engine). I slowly pull onto the busiest street in the area (well, I pull into the middle of the intersection), and *POP* no movement, free revs. I jump out of the car and push like hell, I honestly dunno how, but I was pushing the car at running speed - traffic from multiple directions can create incredible doses of adrenaline, lol. Broke all 5 bolts holding axle to transmission. It seems they were loose - got that fixed up later that night.

I sold it the next week

Soo... the next Monday, I thought "hmm, I'll drive the blue 951 to work today." What a bad idea. An hour from home (yes I need to move closer to work) I notice the temp needle is pointing skyward. I pull over, let it cool down a few minutes, ponder what is wrong. Start car, temp drops to normal, I continue driving. Get about 3 miles, temp needle points skyward yet again, I hear belt squeel. I stop at a gas station. Thankfully the needle never got to the red either time. I let it cool for a while, start, belt squeel. Great, h20 pump is siezed. Call tow truck, tow home, drive GTI to work 3 hours late. Sweet.

Soo... yesterday I thought "hmm, I'll drive my bad-effing-ass Silver Rose 944 Turbo S to work today." What a bad idea. I get to work fine. Show it off at lunch . I drive home. I get onto the highway, hop in left lane, blast past a bunch of traffic at super-legal speeds. I let off gas, sputter, sputter. What the hell... Pull off to the side of the highway just in time for the car to die and traffic to go sailing past laughing at the doofus Porsche broken on the side of the road. Some kind of electrical issue that I haven't had time to fiddle with yet.

So, maybe I need to buy a tow vehicle.
3 times, 1 month, 3 different cars.

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Could be worse.
Not sure how.... but it could be.
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Bad luck or bad karma?
Hope things get better for you soon!
Things can always be worse.
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thank god no kittens were harmed in the making of your month long disaster...
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Worse yet...you could be driving a Chevy...
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my girlfriend drives a 1990 cavi z24... she's on her 3rd engine in 2 years... lol
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And thats why you have your trusty gti to drive ...I have had 0 problems in 61k miles
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And how the hell did you get all those 944s ....i dont remember you having a silver rose!
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The optimistic viewpoint is to think that bad things always happen in three's. At least you got them out of the way and can drive around not thinking of the forth.
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0 problems in your GTI?
Lucky. Mine's been in the shop this month - 44k miles, at least its under warranty.

3 my ass.

I borrowed a 944 to drive for 2 days.
I just went to lunch.
Bad idea.
I just ****ing got rear ended. Yes, in someone else's 944.

I just got the silver rose Sunday.
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Sounds like you have three very expensive lawn ornaments there ...

Sorry about the bad luck.
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Worse yet...you could be driving a Chevy...
... or a 944 with a Chevy inside.

Sorry about the stroke of bad luck. If you get sick of having 3 944s as lawn ornaments let me know. I will take the Silver Rose S off your hands for $50.

I guess you won't be making the timing belt tension party?

I kind of know the feeling of being overwhelmed with car repairs.

1)Ford truck needs lots of engine work

2) Saturn needs engine rebuild (only runs on 3 cyclinders)

3)944S needs to have V-8 swap completed.

I only have a single car garage and the 948 project is occupying it.


You can do it Brad. Start wrenching on the easiest first to get it up and running and then move onto the next one. Soon you will be up to your ears in good running 951s.

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Sorry to hear it, it happens. Don't take this the wrong way but please stay away from me.
Grab yourself cold/warm drink of your choice, take your shoes off, turn the phone off, and forget your day/month ever happened.
Start over tomorrow.
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New wiring harness in silver rose car.
Yay! Reliable starts!
Still have lots to do.
I bought it with NO interior other than a dash and door panels, and it now has black carpet including a badass carpet rear seat delete. I still have some minor issues, hope to have it running and home tomorrow. If so, pics

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