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    The Oil Thread

    Hi all Looking to do an oil change on my S2 in the not too distant future and wanted to get some recommendations on oil. I know these cars need a good amount of ZDDP and the correct viscosity rating. With blends constantly changing and different offerings available in different countries I wanted to get some current aussie recommendations on products readily available here. My car is primarily a street car and I don't tend to put many km's on (maybe 5k km every 12 months). Some recommendations I've spotted on Rennlist and Pelican Parts: Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil 20w50 (there seems to be a silver conventional bottle and a black synthetic version?) https://www.autobarn.com.au/valvoline-vr1-racing-10w-40-oa01234 Nulon Street and Track oil 25w60 (is this appropriate for a street car?) https://www.autobarn.com.au/nulon-25w-60-street-track-engine-motor-oil-st25w60-5 While we're on the topic, what oil is everyone running in their gearbox/diff? I understand the front engined cars use brass synchros. Recommendations welcome. Redline MT-90 75w90 GL-4? https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=46
  2. Looking very slick floorprawn. Can’t beat a guards red 944!
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    Where to buy 944 parts

    Are you sure FCP add GST? I just added some items to my online cart to check and it showed $0 tax when shipping to Australia...
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    Where to buy 944 parts

    From my brief research of the GST changes it appears it is up to the individual company on whether they will specifically charge the GST amount (e.g. Ebay certainly do as Rob pointed out) or absorb it in their retail price and remit the amount back to the ATO at a later date. I suspect this will have some ‘teething/enforcement’ issues initially. I was a guinea pig for a recent overseas purchase and can advise no specific GST amount was charged.
  5. Hi all I have a few parts from my 944 that are surplus to requirements. 1) Water pump, gasket and block off plug - $200 - SOLD As new condition and never fitted 2) Coolant expansion/reservoir tank - $120 Good used condition, no cracks or leaks 3) Brake booster housing - $150 Used but in good working condition Freshly painted Part number: 94435502711 May suit other Porsches such as 924 and 968 Parts located Brisbane southside Happy for pickup or post at buyer's expense
  6. Water pump now sold. Have also added a brake booster housing to my listing.
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    A over ripe banana

    This looks like a very interesting swap. Definately keep us posted on the banana.
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    Replacing 944 S2 front bumper with earlier model's

    You guys are classic ?
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    My 944 Cabriolet

    That Targa Tour looks like it will be a hell of a trip. Great video too!
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    944 sale price

    @Tingy - Am I reading my Carsales notification correctly and your Turbo is off to a new home?
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    944 rim/tyre recommendations

    My vote would go to a set of Enkie NT-03. I believe Patrick Garvin was running a set many years ago on his 944 Turbo before it became the batmobile track car. He may be able to advise on the best size/offset. Re tyres - I would recommend Goodyear Eagle F1 A2 for a good wet/dry combo if going 17in+. The biggest determining factor for tyre options is obviously wheel diameter. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 range look good but are only available in large sizes to my knowledge.
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    Where to buy 944 parts

    Does anyone have any recent overseas purchase experiences given the changes to the GST threshold (i.e. now sub $1,000)? Are companies applying the GST and are customs enforcing?
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    Where to buy 944 parts

    Hi Rod A few places I would recommend: BWA (NSW) FCP Euro Pelican Parts Paragon Products 944online Lindsey Racing Sonnen OEM Porsche Sunset Porsche
  14. @stats011 Welcome to the forum. Nice collection you have there. Be sure to post up some more photos as you carry out the remaining work.
  15. Thanks for the tip Sean. I would love a set of MCS. Maybe when the Koni’s get a bit tired! ? How comfortable are they for the road? I had a set of high end coilovers from a respected company on another car in the past and found them very jittery at low speed. I’m talking bouncing in my seat at 60kph. How do the MCS fair with decent spring rates?
  16. Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum Sebastian! Looks like a very clean car in that colour. While Jason E is a fan, I’m sure he’ll admit one day that Stone Grey Metallic (coincidentally the colour of my S2) is the pinnacle colour for 944s. Re your suspension height, my recommendation would be to save up for a set of KW Variant 3 coilovers and eliminate the torsion bars alltogether. Buchanan Automotive installed a set of Koni adjustable dampers (Paragon Products Koni kit) on my S2 and reindexed the torsion bars and the car handles excellent. I have driven my car back to back against a KW V3 equipped 944 Turbo and didn’t find a lot between them. The biggest difference is in the ease of adjustment, particularly given not so many suspension shops deal with the torsion bar design these days. Cheers Justin
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    RP968 wins World Time Attack 2018

    Oh damn. I completely forgot about the event this year. Great to see all the effort put into RP968 resulting in the win! ?
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    968 "Green Stripe " clutch pressure plate

    Thanks Bruce. I should have realised it would never be so straight-forward. So it’s a bellhousing, flywheel and ECU on top then. I was looking to future-proof my next clutch install on the S2 with a higher rated Turbo model but it sounds like it may not be worth it. There goes my 3L 16v turbo build for now.
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    944 sale price

    I agree. You could snag one in the $20s but it would probably require a bit to bring back to scratch. IMHO maintenance is a key price factor for these cars. Big jobs like the clutch, belts, rollers, water pump, cam chain and guides are not cheap so the asking price should reflect. The starters on these cars are very small so the slow long cranks are pretty normal. I liken it to waking the beast. Cough..cough..cough..grrr! Modern fast crank cars are boring by comparison.
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    944 sale price

    Depends on the service history, recent maintenance, option codes etc. Is it the red one in SA you speak of?
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    968 "Green Stripe " clutch pressure plate

    Thanks Bruce. I appreciate the info. You have me curious on the differences and interchangeability of the S2 and Turbo clutch/pressure plate kits. What clutch did you end up using in Nik's white 944 S2 3L 16v Turbo? From what I've read he started with a stock S2 setup. I've heard from one or two people that recommend the Turbo clutch plates as a more sturdy upgrade for S2's. I'm not sure if that's even possible though and what the limiting factor is (clutch plate thickness, diameter etc). I gather there are stronger than stock kits for S2 that don't shudder and can handle more abuse and/or torque.
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    968 "Green Stripe " clutch pressure plate

    Bruce, I would love to get your thoughts on the clutch history and offerings for the 944 S2 and Turbo models. What is your preferred clutch plate, pressure plate, flywheel combination for these (I realise it will depend on torque etc for a modified Turbo)? How do you feel about the recent Spec 'push' type offerings that eliminate the clutch fork and slave cylinder?
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    Recommendation for dashboard reskin

    Thanks mate. Looks like a decent cost effective alternative to a dash reskin.
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    Recommendation for dashboard reskin

    Where did you source your dash cover from and do you remember the price?
  25. A RHD japanese delivery sounds like a rare one to me. Most are LHD from what I’ve seen. Both look like nice examples.
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