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 Iíd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. Buying Guides and Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)
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
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
In addition these sites have tips and technical info pages.
These are the only vendors Iím 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 Ďfirst stopí when buying partsÖ.letís support the vendors who are supporting us.
Parts For All Porsches: (Iíve added Ďusedí if Iíve been told they also sell used parts)
Griffiths www.griffiths.com good help for A/C
Performance Products www.performanceproducts.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 and links to other sites
Autos International http://www.autosintl.com/ used, leather,new carpet
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 , manuals
Parts Heaven http://www.partsheaven.com/index_a.html used
928-944 Used Parts http://www.928-944usedcarparts.com/ used
More by category:
Wheel Enhancement Porsche Alloys http://www.wheelenhancement.com/main.htm
AutoSpecialty Powerstop Cross-Drilled Rotors http://www.eliteone.com/brakes.htm
928brakesDiversified Cryogenics Motorsports Testimonials http://www.frozenrotors.com/twinturb.htm
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
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 Ė 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:
Rennlist Message Board: This is different than the email list since itís a bulletin board. Again, a good place to ask questions and see what others are doing.
Frames Free version of Rennlist BB is at:
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 havenít visited these last two so canít comment on content or volume)
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 youíd 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, youíll be pleasantly surprised by how knowledgeable and helpful these folks are. Note that when you post a question, itís 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
VI. WEB SITES
These contain some of the best info out there since theyíre put up by people who have BTDT (been there, done that) rather than Ďtrained Porsche mechanicsí. This is just a sampling and I know Iíll 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 itís 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)
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 Iíd include them below. This list is certainly not complete and youíll find sections on various maintenance procedures as you browse through the sites listed under "More".
1987 Porsche 928 S4 http://members.rennlist.com/v1uhoh/index.htm
928RockyMtnHome Page http://www.users.qwest.net/~postmak
928 Mech tips Jorj's http://928.jorj7.com
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
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
Seat Removal/Repair ,Ken Postma
http://928`.jorj7.com George Suennen has a lot of good links and is a good starting point for procedures, auctions, and listings
As you browse these sites, youíll find more links.
Good luck, and welcome to 928 ownership and to the 928 "Community"!