For New 928 Owners

Many new owners are unaware of the number of sites and boards that are available on line to help you evaluate and work on your shark, so I thought I’d put together this list as a starting point. It is certainly not complete, and over time some of the links may no longer be valid. If you run into this, please let me know at [email protected].

I. Buying Guides and Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)

  • 928PrePurchInspect http://www.kondratyev.com/porsche/ppi.htm

    928 Buying Guide http://www.928.org.uk/buying.html

    Buying a used Porsche 28 http://www.wolfeden.org/928S4/buying.html

    Dan's Porsche 928 Home http://home.pacbell.net/dbise

  • II. 928Sales

  • Porsche listings http://www.germanusedcars.com/porsche2.html

    Porsche Classifieds http://www.haphazard.com/pcd/pcd_main.htm

    Luxury Motors http://www.luxury-motors.com

    Hemmings Motor News http://www.hemmings.com

    Braaten LOT 2 http://www.braatenclassics.com/lot2.htm

    928 - Auto Trader Online http://www.traderonline.com

  • III. Parts Vendors:

    "The Big 3"

  • 928 Specialists www.928gt.com

    928 International www.928intl.com

    Devek www.devek.net

  • In addition these sites have tips and technical info pages.

    These are the only vendors I’m aware of who focus exclusively on the 928 and because of that, they are also very knowledgeable on technical issues. My personal belief is that we should make these vendors our ‘first stop’ when buying parts….let’s support the vendors who are supporting us.

    Parts For All Porsches: (I’ve added ‘used’ if I’ve been told they also sell used parts)

  • Griffiths www.griffiths.com good help for A/C

    Pelican www.pelicanparts.com

    Zims www.allzim.com

    Performance Products www.performanceproducts.com

    Tweeks www.tweeks.com

    Europroducts www.europroducts.com

    Vertex www.vertexauto.com

    Ottos Parts www.ottosparts.com/catalog/928/index.htm

    928 Performance East http://www.icsamerica.com/928/ used

    PAP Inc http://www.pap-parts.com

    Paragon Products http://www.paragon-products.com

    Automobile Atlanta http://www.automobileatlanta.net

    20th Street Auto http://www.20thstreetauto.com used

    Platz Mall Einmalig http://platz.com/ used

    Autos International http://www.autosintl.com/ used

    Performance Auto Works, Inc http://members.primary.net/~garrity928/ used

    Porsche Parts Emporium http://www.porschepartsemporium.com/ used

    My Porsche http://www.my-porsche.com/ used

    Parts Heaven http://www.partsheaven.com/index_a.html used

    928-944 Used Parts http://www.928-944usedcarparts.com/ used

  • More by category:

  • BrakesWheelsTires

    Wheel Enhancement Porsche Alloys http://www.wheelenhancement.com/main.htm

    tirerack.com http://www.tirerack.com

    AutoSpecialty Powerstop Cross-Drilled Rotors http://www.eliteone.com/brakes.htm

    928brakesDiversified Cryogenics Motorsports Testimonials http://www.frozenrotors.com/twinturb.htm

    Body Kits

    Jacquemond Web Site http://www.jacquemond.com/american/main.htm

    SpyderWerks Inc http://www.spyderwerks.com

    928 Ultra + Ultrawings http://www.albert1st.com/928_strosek_ultra.htm

    IFC Body Kits http://www.allporsche.com/BodyK.html

    Stereo

    empegRio Car http://www.empeg.com

    SWStereo Car Audio Revised http://www.swstereo.com/default.html

    MB QUART Home and Auto Speakers http://www.mbquart.com

    Chips And Modifications

    Autothority www.autothority.com - Got Chips?

    F.A.S.T www.f-a-s-tonline.com - Vortech supercharger

    The Power Broker www.thepowerbroker.net - Custom Exhaust (site has audio samples & dyno results!)

    928 Metalworks members.rennlist.com/mechanic – Custom paint & polish of 928 engine parts, etc.

    Car Care & Accessories

    Classic Motoring Accessories www.properautocare.com - Wax, polish, FAQ, etc.

    Leather Care/Dyeing www.leatherique.com

    Car Care Specialties www.carcareonline.com - Wax, polish, FAQ, etc.

    Autopia Car Care www.autopia-carcare.com - Wax, polish, FAQ, etc.

    Blue Ribbon Motoring www.autoanything.com - Car covers, seat covers, dash covers, etc.

    Hawaiian Seat Covers www.hawaiianseatcovers.com or www.islandseatcovers.com

    Wet Okole Seat Covers www.wetokole.com - Waterproof your seats

    Jager Engineering www.jageng.com/ -Paul has some nice accessories and a good technical manual on-line, used parts also

  • Other Parts Sources:

  • Rennlist Classifieds: Go to www.rennlist.com and follow the links. In addition to vendors, there are people parting out cars and selling spares

    Ebay: Lots of parts/wheels/cars come up. Hit or miss if you need a part quickly but worth watching if you have the time. Search on porsche (928,928*) to see the listings

  • IV. Bulletin Boards:

  • Phil Tong’s: This board has been searching for a good home and may have moved. Currently people are posting to the old site, which is

    http://members3.boardhost.com/928s4vr/index.html?986420541 as well as to the new board at

    http://www.voy.com/55895/ . This board is another good site for 928 questions and discussion. Phil usually has the current site listed on his home page at www.928s4vr.com/

    Another board http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/porsche928ownersclub

    And another http://forums.roadfly.com/porsche/928/

    (I haven’t visited these last two so can’t comment on content or volume)

    Rennlist Message Board: This is different than the email list since it’s a bulletin board. Again, a good place to ask questions and see what others are doing.

    http://forums.rennlist.com/

  • V. Email Lists:

  • Rennlist Mail List: Here you get a bunch of emails every day that covers a wide range of questions/responses/comments. If you’d like, you can elect to get a single file daily (digest mode). There is sometimes a lot of off topic or non-928 discussion but the technical content is excellent. In addition, there is a searchable archive that allows you look up previous posts on the topic of interest.

    Go to www.rennlist.org/main/areas/member/index.htm and signup. This page gives the specifics of what you get for a paid membership versus a free one. Annual memberships are $17.95 (as of 12/01) or $32.00 for two years. Although you can access many features for free, this is such a valuable resource that I hope you will support it by joining. The people on this list have helped me a lot.

    For both the mail list and the bulletin boards, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how knowledgeable and helpful these folks are. Note that when you post a question, it’s important to include the year of your car, transmission type, and mileage as well as a complete description of the problem. You might want to check the archives as well before posting.

    Great Britain Mail List: From our friends in the UK

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/928gb/

  • VI. WEB SITES

    These contain some of the best info out there since they’re put up by people who have BTDT (been there, done that) rather than ‘trained Porsche mechanics’. This is just a sampling and I know I’ll leave out some important ones but it will get you started

  • Greg Nichols Tips Site: a MUST read. A collection of questions and answers on various subsystems and procedures http://www.nichols.nu/tips.htm or http://ourworld.compuserve/homepages/nichols/tips.htm . Greg is also including links to web pages that people have put up on various procedures and these BTDT (been there, done that) explanations are a tremendous help.

    928 Owners Club: www.928oc.org Right now most of the content is free but at some point it will be limited to members. Membership fee is nominal, again I think it’s worth supporting. The web site was pretty static for awhile as people got busy with the jobs/family/etc., but there is renewed interest in maintaining the site.

    Porsche Club of America (PCA): http://www.pca.org

    Recall Data: http://www.alldata.com/TSB/

    Bosche: (the maker of the fuel injection systems and much of the electronics used in the 928)

    http://www.peugeotclub.org/peugeot/bosch.html

    http://www.ludd.luth.se/~rotax/lh-jetronic/lh-jetronic.html

    This site has a lot of links to other 928 related sites: http://www.eatel.net/~dslabat/928links.htm

  • Here are some Maintenance Sites. The sites may be duplicated under "More" but since these were given to me as relating to Maintenance I thought I’d include them below. This list is certainly not complete and you’ll find sections on various maintenance procedures as you browse through the sites listed under "More".

    Maintenance:

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    1987 Porsche 928 S4 http://members.rennlist.com/v1uhoh/index.htm

    928RockyMtnHome Page http://www.users.qwest.net/~postmak

    928 Mech tips Jorges' http://sis125.berkeley.edu/928.html

    PorscheTech Tips http://www.porschenet.com/techtips.html

    928 FAQ http://www.apci.net/~slyjay/FAQ928.htm

    928 mechanics shops http://www.eatel.net/~dslabat/mech.htm

    928 winter storage Porsche Club of America, Russell's Tech Tips http://www.porschenet.com/winter.html

    MaintenanceComprehensiveTips and Procedures http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/nichols/tips.htm

    Chiptuning - Data-Sheet Chiptuning for Porsche 928GTS http://www.cdi-tuning.de/datenblatt-e/porsche928gts.html

    Theo's Technical http://home.wxs.nl/~Jennit/Technical/Technical.htm

    Windows http://www.kondratyev.com/porsche/window_frame.htm

    Bill's Paint Chip Repair 89 928 S4 http://www.billsworkshop.com/P928S4

    928 Porsche Seat,Interiors, Carpet parts http://www.worlduph.com/porsche8.htm

  • More:

  • http://members.rennlist.com/pirtle

    http://home.wxs.nl/~Jennit/Technical/My_Tips/

    http://www.kondratyev.com/porsche/

    http://members.rennlist.com/v1uhoh/index.htm

    http://home.pacbell.net/dbise/

    http://sis125.berkeley.edu/928.html George Suennen has a lot of good links and is a good starting point for procedures, auctions, and listings

    http://homepages.apci.net/~slyjay/FAQ928.htm

    http://members.rennlist.com/jeifert/

    http://addictedto/928/

    http://www.928sg.com/home.htm

    http://www.snowcrest.net/douglas/928.htm

    http://www.patedwards.net/

    http://www.wolfeden.org/928s4/

    http://www.smidgie.com/928/

    http://www.9-2-8.com/

    http://members.rennlist.com/mlitherland/928main.htm

    http://tiedjej.wwwl.50megs.com/

    http://www.users.qwest.net/~carolgwo/shark.html

    http://www.928s4vr.com/

    http://www.phat928.com/index.php?page=nfo_tech_notes

    http://h.webring.com/hub?ring=porsche928&id=8&hub

    http://www.928.org.uk/

    http://www.landsharkoz.com/

    http://home.att.net/~porsche928/

    http://members.rennlist.com/blueshark/

    http://www.porsche928.net/

    http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~IBISgts/

    http://einstein.unh.edu/~msbriggs/

    www.porscheclub.com

    http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/boot/66/index.htm

    http://communities.msn.com/Porsche928Driver/

    As you browse these sites, you’ll find more links.

  • Good luck, and welcome to 928 ownership and to the 928 "Community"!

    Jim Morehouse

    [email protected]

    12/28/01