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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By Charlie V
I too like grip and lots of canyon carving. Same...

I too like grip and lots of canyon carving. Same issue with 16" wheels and limited selection. Want performance summer tires.

Put on about 8000 kms per driving season. Long distance touring to...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-06-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,803
Posted By Charlie V
From the latest road trip. She is a little...

From the latest road trip. She is a little dirty. In Nelson, BC.

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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-06-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,803
Posted By Charlie V
Picture by Anna ...

Picture by Anna

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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-27-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7,605
Views: 843,331
Posted By Charlie V
Started winter maintenance. I know....it's a...

Started winter maintenance. I know....it's a little late. But, I've been busy on vacation and being retired. It can be tough at times.

So -

New brake pads - I love how simple it is to change...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-16-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By Charlie V
Exciting Trip

A buddy of mine participated in this event. Thought I would share..

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/tag/the-drive-home-iii/

It doesn't matter what one drives. It is about the people, the open...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-13-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Charlie V
And who shat in your breakfast cereal? Don't...

And who shat in your breakfast cereal?

Don't like it...then don't effing read it. Better yet, don't reply to the original post.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Charlie V
Oil Testing Data

I have found this blog to be very informative.

https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/motor-oil-wear-test-ranking/
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-26-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 34,953
Posted By Charlie V
currently at 328,000 kms (almost 204,000 miles). ...

currently at 328,000 kms (almost 204,000 miles). Still running strong.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-25-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7,605
Views: 843,331
Posted By Charlie V
Ready for another 3 day weekend adventure. The...

Ready for another 3 day weekend adventure. The road warrior is washed, polished, gassed up, lug nuts torqued and tire pressure set for some 2000 kms of twisties with my buddies (gals and guys). ...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-23-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Charlie V
Craig, please send me your email address and I...

Craig, please send me your email address and I will add you to our "tour" distribution list. My email is cvanditmars at telus dot net.

Cheers.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-22-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Charlie V
Thanks for making the video. It was a fun...

Thanks for making the video. It was a fun weekend. Cheers.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-26-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 618,897
Posted By Charlie V
I'm not a big fan of more is better. Although, I...

I'm not a big fan of more is better. Although, I have gone to 7's and 8's, but with stock tire size. From my experience bigger wheels and tires = heavier feel and drivability. Just saying.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-12-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,605
Views: 843,331
Posted By Charlie V
Installed replacement upper strut mounts. Went...

Installed replacement upper strut mounts. Went poly this time. The elephant monoballs wore out - SIGH.

My buddy John dropped by yesterday for the final bleed of the brakes after flushing the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-28-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Charlie V
I am in the middle of replacing my upper strut...

I am in the middle of replacing my upper strut mounts. Had movement there and a clunk when driving.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-24-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,554
Views: 779,923
Posted By Charlie V
My passion - canyon carving with friends ...

My passion - canyon carving with friends
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/DSCN6444cropresize1490373546.JPG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HEGqMlit3g

picture by Anna...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-23-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,897
Posted By Charlie V
And, your point is???? I stated a simple...

And, your point is????

I stated a simple fact, I've used it for decades with great success and plan to continue using it.

As for better in Canada, yup - we are the best. Eh!!
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-22-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 35,214
Posted By Charlie V
picture by Anna ...

picture by Anna

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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-20-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By Charlie V
Stock distributor is recurved and no vacuum. I...

Stock distributor is recurved and no vacuum. I run 35d at 6000 rpm. Been awhile since setting, but most of the advance is there by 4000 rpm. Over 75,000 kms set at this and zero issues. Engine...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-20-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,897
Posted By Charlie V
Have used Castrol GTX for decades in all my...

Have used Castrol GTX for decades in all my vehicles - even the lawnmower. For the Porsche I use 20/50.

Used Brad Penn for a few years in the Porsche, but switched back to Castrol. The Brad...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-22-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,183
Posted By Charlie V
My 911 SC has been an amazing car. Suspect the...

My 911 SC has been an amazing car. Suspect the damn thing is part tractor....it just keep going. Logged some 100,000 kms with her primarily on long distance trips. She now has 325,000 kms on the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-14-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By Charlie V
+1

+1
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-14-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,183
Posted By Charlie V
Some spares I also carry..... distributor...

Some spares I also carry.....

distributor cap/rotor
plug wire
green wire to distributor
ignition box
fuel pump
accelerator springs
clutch spring
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-03-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 81,858
Posted By Charlie V
canyon carving with buddies............ ...

canyon carving with buddies............

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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-29-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,849
Posted By Charlie V
Quick update........... Drove the last year...

Quick update...........

Drove the last year with ear plugs. Crap, was it loud. I'm sure the ceramic insulation blew out of the BB muffler.

Replaced the BB with a Dansk 2 in 1 out sport...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-15-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Charlie V
Muffler ordered............

Muffler ordered............
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