Porsche 928 Online Resources
GENERAL OTHER CLUBS & EVENTS MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS PARTS
Porsche 928 Message Board, originally hosted by Phil Tong, who developed the seminal 928s Forever website. The 928 Message Board is a home ground for many knowledgeable and friendly 928 aficionados, who tolerate inane questions like "where does the lug wrench go?"
928s Forever developed by Phil Tong, another treasure trove, particularly useful in getting overall familiarity with the 928. Phil's website is a great place to start, with numerous links to other good 928 sites.
928 Racers, a website devoted to brave souls that race their 928s. We should be particularly appreciative of Mark Kibort, who rescued the International Landspeed record setting Al Holbert 1987 S4 from obscurity and neglect and transformed it into a competitive track car. See the story here. Offline 03/20/06
Porsche 928 Driver is one helluva 928 fan site. This guy (name unknown) bought a cherry 79 and proceeded to accumulate a vast amount of information on 928 history, models, and other resources. WOW!
928 Owner's Club features a member's only Tips section that expands on Greg Nichol's public guide noted below. There are other resources, such as a 928 mail list, 928 Tech Tip Forum and other club-sponsored activities. Membership is $28/year.
Rennlist is a general Porsche resource. It hosts a web-based 928 message board and a very active 928 mail list. You can read the list posting online, as well as get them via email directly. Also, there is a "for sale" classified ad area that usually has some nice 928s
Paisley Group offers some very nice 928 paraphernalia for sale.
OTHER CLUBS & EVENTS
Porsche Club of America -
Zone 7 Links
- Diablo Region (Alameda Contra Costa, Solano) - Events
- Golden Gate Region (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara) - Events
- Loma Prieta Region (Santa Ctruz) - Events
- Monterey Bay Region (Monterey) - Events
- Redwood Region (Del Norte, Humbolt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma) - Events
- Sacramento Valley Region (Amador, Colusa, El Dorado (west of Carson Pass), Nevada (west of Donner Pass), Placer (west of Echo Summit), Sacramento, Sierra (west of Yuba Pass), Sutter, Yolo, Yuba) - Events
- Shasta Region (Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity) - contact Duane Spencer 530-238-2198
- Sequoia Region (Fresno, Madera) - Events
- Sierra Nevada (Alpine, El Dorado (east of Carson Pass), Mono, Nevada (east of Donner Pass), Placer (east of Echo Summit), Plumas, Sierra (east of Yuba Pass); NV: Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Ormsby, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine) - Events
- Valley Oak Region (Kings, Tulare)- no local contact
- Yosemite Region (Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne) - Events
Porsche Club of the Bay Area - Events Offline 03/20/06
MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS
Greg Nichol's Maintenance Tips. This is a treasure trove. You will learn a lot from Greg's pages. An expanded version of Greg's tips is available to owners who join the 928 Owners Club.
jorj7's 928 Site hosted by George Suennen is an unusually useful tip site about caring for your 928. It seems that George takes his camera with him to his garage or the service garage whenever he does anything to his 928s and documents the procedures with text and photos, covering common and more obscure maintenance and repair items in detail.
Theo's Technical has a section of collected Tech Tips as well as a variety of other technical information sections.
Tony's "Silver Bullet" website has some terrific M&R sections, including a detailed torque tube replacement guide, something you hope never to have to use.
Dan's Porsche 928 page by Dan Bise has a very nice section on caring for your 928.
(Paul) Jager Engineering's Water-cooled V8 site has a lot of creative resources. Paul makes symbol overlays for the console switches, cool replacement shifter knobs, a neat dash skin system to repair cracked dashes, a special motor mount replacement, and has an excellent guide to several maintenance procedures, focusing on t-belt and water pump replacement.
John Pirtle's 928 S4 site has a comprehensive collection of posts from various 928 message boards, similar to Greg Nichol's and Theo's but different enough that you should always check all three when trying to deal with an issue or question regarding the 928. John also has an original and comprehensive guide to t-belt replacement and several other service procedures. Also, he has reproduced the bulk of the S4 Technical Reference book, which is out of print.
Portia's Parts and Restoration by Dan Brindle has a growing collection of M&R guides, including a t-belt section for older 928s. Oh, and don't overlook the new pre-purchase inspection guide if you are still in the market for a 928. Also, Dan offers instrument pod restoration (crack repair and resurfacing).
Chris Ford's tips: some for his 91 S4 and more for his 87 S4 project car
Ed Scherer has some great advice on stereo upgrades for S4 models.
The "Big 3", listed first below, are absolutely indispensable to 928 owners and deserve our loyal support (business) whenever possible. Should any one of them suffer a business failure, the whole 928 community would be much worse off. Their prices are far batter than Porsche anyway, and they offer a variety of specialized parts that they have developed themselves just for our benefit. Each of them regularly go the extra mile to help 928 owners in need. USE THEM OR LOSE THEM.
DEVEK Performance Products is located in our backyard, figuratively speaking, in Belmont, CA. They service, repair and provide general and specialized parts for the 928. Phone: 650-592-5287 (memorize for those unexpected but inevitable 928 emergencies).
928 International of Anaheim stocks the widest array of new and used parts and offers online ordering. 714-632-9288
928 Specialists of Spruce Pine, NC rounds out the "Big 3" offering some unique parts and various pre-assembled service kits. Best to call them 828 766-9280.
NOTE: The "Big 3" may need to change its number soon. Other dedicated 928 vendors are emerging as strong developers and suppliers of parts and services for our cars.
928 Motorsports is run by 928-devotee Carl Faussett. Carl has developed many unique parts and systems for 928s including supercharger kits for early 16-valve cars, replacement wire harnesses and many other creative parts. 877-FOR-928M (877-367-9286) or 920-485-0488
Other notable parts suppliers:
Griffiths Technical has all your A/C needs covered, and offers steering racks and pumps too. Highly regarded company in this specialty. 800-451-7225
Parts Heaven is a Porsche dismantler in Hayward, CA that is well known for providing the tiniest parts you may need and not be able to find elsewhere. 800-767-7250 or 510-782-0358.
EASY (European Auto salvage Yard) of Emeryville, another SF Bay Area Porsche dismantler 510-653-3279 has been getting a lot of favorable mention.
Forced Air systems of Texas makes a custom Vortex-based supercharger kit for 928s
Midwest Electronics is the US service center for Blaupunkt and carries many models of head units and speakers for sale. Also, they have owner's manuals online for just about any Blau model.
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