Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Transmission is back

I can scarcely believe it, but my transmission is back at Dieter's waiting for them to open up a spot in their schedule to re-assemble my car. And then, believe it or not, I should be able to take receipt of it once more and enjoy that wonderful new engine at last.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Still no transmission

Story is that it will be picked up by the shipper today. Well, not holding my breath.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Transmission coming back next week?

Spoke to Gary at Renntech. Back to the dueling mechanics. You know doing expert arguments by proxy is not nearly as fun as it sounds. I got two mechanics that both have 15+ years of Porsche experience each and when they disagree, what the hell can I really do?

Gary says the seal can be installed from the outside (which Steve at Dieter's said is not possible). Regardless, Gary will install it before sending the transmission back, so frankly, i couldn't really care less how it get's in there. He also said, the clutch disc could be re-used, a claim that both Steve at Dieter's and the rep from Pelican dispute, but he also said he'll replace it. I hope he actually replaces it with a Sachs Power Clutch disc.

The story as to why the seal wasn't in there in the first place is a bit hinky, if you ask me, but i'll let that go.

As of right now, it looks like he is going to do right by me and I'll have the transmission back next week. Here's hoping.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Parts is parts

Now that I only have the transmission debacle to clear to get the car on the road, it's time to look at the unused parts. I spent some time this weekend taking inventory and taking pictures and put together a parts for sale page of all the parts I know I won't need.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Oooh, the savings...

So I was able to ascertain that you can indeed get the disc separately from the Power Clutch Kit.. At $495.--. A full $100 less than the full clutch. I guess the disc is the special component after all.