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944 Dying :(

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bbzbryce
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944 Dying :(

Post by bbzbryce » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:15 am

Hey everyone. I'm a member of the Santa Barbara Region PCA and am up here this summer for an internship.

I posted this entry at pelican parts earlier, however I was hoping perhaps I could get better information from the people in the area.

Basically I think my timing belt might have broke and I would love to fix my car if I can do it for a good price, but I don't know any mechanics in the area. Additionally if it is the timing belts then I'm guessing my valves are probably borked now so in that case I'm going to want to get whatever I can for my car because it'll be time for a new one. Thus can anyone provide me information on mechanics in the South Bay area, and or anyone who might be interested in parting out a car, or worst case a junk yard?

Thanks,
Bryce Boe

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jrdavid68
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Re: 944 Dying :(

Post by jrdavid68 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:59 pm

I can point you to local dismantlers - hopefully, someone else will chime in with a wrench recommendation.

http://www.easypor.com
http://www.partsheaven.com
Ross Johnson
'86 Iris Blue 911

bbzbryce
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Re: 944 Dying :(

Post by bbzbryce » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:03 pm

Thanks. On the pelican parts forum someone said it probably only was the balance shaft belt, so it might not be too bad. I got a quote at a Sunnyvale shop, A1 Performance and it seems it'll be just under $500 parts and labor to change both the timing and balance shaft belt, which is reasonable if that indeed is the problem. However it'll be good to weigh my options.

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Re: 944 Dying :(

Post by jrdavid68 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:10 pm

Here's another shop that could help:

http://pacificpowermotorsports.com/
Ross Johnson
'86 Iris Blue 911

bbzbryce
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Re: 944 Dying :(

Post by bbzbryce » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:13 pm

Thanks Ross. I don't suppose you know anyone looking for a 944? I think I'll try putting it up on craigslist, as junking it will only get me about $700. I figure perhaps people in the club might know someone looking to extend their collection.

Bryce

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