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Road Trip Concerns Need Advice

I am thinking about taking my Porsche on a road trip next weekend. A little background on the car:

I bought the car off Ebay and for the last month or so I have been replacing parts and more parts and more parts...

My Done List:

Replaced all brakes, rotors, wheel bearing, and front calipers, and entire emegency brake setup.

Replaced front struts

New tires all around

Inspected Belts (other than the balancer belt a little tight, they are fine)

Replaced spark plugs, wires, cap, etc.

Replaced timing chain guide (little plastic part)

Rebuilt PS pump

Replace the DME

What is still wrong:

Right inner tie rod needs replacement

Transmission is not 100% smooth...could be trans mount (not a big deal for highway I would imagine

Front main oil seal has some visual oil present, nothing that hits the ground

May be a leak in the lower oil pan...really hard to tell or it could be the oil running from the front mail seal


Is there anything else that could leave me calling my wife and have her yell at me ???

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get a spare dme relay, a tow plan(aaa or something, it can save you hundreds) take a decent highway run before the trip and see how she does. Good luck, these are nice for road trips! oh yeah basic toos are good, make sure spare works and you have a working compressor too....

did you get an alignment? get that tie rod done and aligned asap
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Yes, I actually had to find a shop to do the allignment the correct way. The tire shop would not do the type of allignment I wanted so I went to a european car specialist that adjusted the camber etc...I love that gimic about free alllignment with tires...does anyone know what they really do...?
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take some fix-a-flat. (flames are welcome.) this can save you considerable heart-ache. ask me how i know.
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Take a big fat pillow to sit on. My bum was killing me after about 6 hours on my Vegas trip.
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Take a big fat pillow to sit on. My bum was killing me after about 6 hours on my Vegas trip.
really? i've done 14 hours, plus, with no problems. i now have a corbeau, so that may change
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+1 to Nynor's comments.

Dallas to Cincinatti straight through, one stop for gas/restroom.

Felt almost refreshed when I got there, even

Cheers,

Keith
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i never go anywhere without fix a flat...I have no interest in getting run over trying to put a German donut on a Porsche with cars driving by at 80 mph
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i never go anywhere without fix a flat...I have no interest in getting run over trying to put a German donut on a Porsche with cars driving by at 80 mph

LOL!!! exactly! and waiting a half hour while the donut inflates....
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Take a cell phone with good coverage, duct tape, tie wire, March issue of Panorama.
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I would add a Visa or Mastercard to that list as well

The car, if properly maintained should be fine.

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