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Previous owner removed the entire parking brake system on my car, what are my options?

The title says most of it, the previous owner removed the ENTIRE parking brake system in my 1983 manual Porsche 944 for whatever reason, and I need to replace it because I don't really want it to keep ...
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Headlamp Bulb for Porsche Boxster 986 2000

Are the bulbs for the main beam and dipped beam the same, as in one bulb does both or are they different? When searching online at a couple of bulb websites, specifying either main or dipped seems to ...
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Porsche Cayenne - battery problems after 3 months standing

My Porsche cayenne has been stood for three months and now when started the battery generator light comes on when driven over a short distance also the heater fan has stopped working the battery ...
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What kind of car is this

So I drove by a used car shop, and I saw this car that I liked. It had the Porsche logo on it, and I checked on the website, and couldn't find the car. The place is far away from where I live so I can'...
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Car stumbles and stalls after adding fuel additive

I have recently replaced the fuel filter and added a fuel additive of my Cayenne, both are bought from Porsche company, but the very next day I drove my car and it starts to stumble and stalls. Would ...
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Porsche 918 - benefits of top mounted exhaust

Is the Porsche 918 the first production car with a top mount/exiting exhaust system? This article points out that by routing the exhaust up, Porsche was able to equip a completely flat underbelly and ...
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Quick paint job now, or wait until I can do it right?

My question is similar this question but my focus is a little different. I have a 1982 Porsche 911 that has collected quite a number of chips and scratches on the front, mostly from rocks bouncing ...
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Why won't my engine rotate?

After doing some maintenance on a 2000 Porsche 911 engine (3.4l normally aspirated), I find that I can manually rotate it with a wrench on the flywheel, to a certain point but no farther and I can't ...
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Fuel rail pressure port size on 1985 Porsche 911

What fitting do I need to attach my pressure gauge (female 1/8" NPT) to the port on the fuel rail? I know the port is metric but I'm not sure of the size.
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Why hasn't anyone beat the 6:11:13 Nürburgring Record set in 1983? [closed]

The fastest lap time set at the Nürburgring is 6:11:13, set by Stefan Bellof in 1983. It had 630HP and weighed 850kg. Article on the 956 Nürburgring Lap Times - Wikipedia However, we have lighter, ...
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Can I safely upgrade to an AGM battery?

AGM batteries are capable of being charged at a faster rate, and may draw additional amperage from the alternator if it is not regulated. Many cars that come with AGM batteries have special charge ...
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Disk rotors wear

I recently bought a second hand car (Porsche Cayman S) and I was looking at the disk rotors. Do you think that it's time to replace the front disk rotors of my car? picture1 picture2 Thanks!
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Video: 1970 911T starts for the first time in 15 years - What next?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QQzbEQTWAo&sns=em My brothers and I have been working on this car since last fall. So far we've done the following: Had the zenith carbs rebuilt and bench ...
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Car starts fine cold or warm, but has trouble inbetween

I have an 1980s Porsche 924. It starts perfect when cold or warm, but if you leave it for about 15 minutes, starting it can be a real pain. I looked into this and found out that there is a diffrent ...