Over the years I've been collecting a lot of info related to
the Porsche 911. Lately, however, since I've been an owner of the
1986 911 Carrera, I've been focusing more on that particular
year, and have found some valuable information that might
be of particular use to other 911 owners.
What if I am buying/just bought a 911 Carrera?
- First, find your local chapter of the PCA
and go to a meeting. Talk with everyone there. Porsche owners are dying to talk about
their cars. Just prod them a bit to get them started.
- Be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection. Your local Porsche mechanic can do one for about $100.
- Buy the book The Porsche Story by Paul Frere. This, combined with your new
car, will stoke the fire of Porschephilia.
- Join RennList, the Porsche mailing list.
Digests are about 100Kbytes per day, brimming with Porsche informational goodness.
General 911 Information911 F.A.Q. list
Buying a used 911
911 tech tipsEngine removal checklist
intake manifold gaskets
the O2 sensor (84-89 Carrera)
Terry's 911 tech page
of tips from PorscheList
Courtesy Pelican Parts:Valve adjustment
911 Shifting Improvements
Brake Pad Replacement
Easy Ignition Cut-off Switch
In-dash Air-mixture Monitor
Front Suspension Guide
Polishing Alloy Wheels
Steering Wheel removal
All About Gasoline
Information sources for ownersRennList
Club of America
PCA Potomac Region 911 chat forum
Motor Meister, Inc.
listing for Porsche parts
More Carrera 3.2 linksThe Porsche 911 Evolution: 911 Carrera 3.2
St. Louis Region PCA Carrera 3.2 page
I've had a lot of people e-mail me asking for advice on books to
buy for a new 911 owner who wants to perform their own maintenance
and repair. Well, I'm also a new 911 owner, who is slowly trying
to learn repair, so I can at least recommend the books I have purchased:
911 Performance Handbook, by Bruce Anderson ($22.00)
911 Parts Catalogue, 1974-1989, Porsche AG ($9.95)
Haynes Service Manual, 911 (65-89) ($19.98)
Up-Fixin' der Porsche Vol. VII, PCA ($18.00)