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Slipstream - February 2018

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

Maverick Tech Sessions:

Maverick Tech Sessions: What to Expect By Michael Baynton, Region Tech Sessions Chair ave you ever wondered . . . H • Should I use conventional or synthetic motor oil? • How do I best protect my car’s paint? • What brands of tires are approved for Porsches? • What are coil-overs, and do I really need them? Our beloved Porsches are fantastically fun, capable, and well-engineered vehicles. And as such, they can also be highly complex and require very specific care and handling to optimize their reliability and performance. But that complexity often leads to confusion, conflicting advice, and a knowledge base beyond that of the typical Porsche owner. To help remedy that—and to help educate and inform our members—our Mav PCA Tech Sessions are designed to provide practical and useful information on a wide range of topics. They are casual affairs, with no previous knowledge needed to benefit. In fact, the opposite is true: bring your questions and have them answered by our experts! These tech sessions are typically not designed to be hands-on, so you won’t be working on your own Porsche. Think “FYI,” not “DIY.” So join us for some coffee, camaraderie, and a wealth of useful information and tips. But sign up quickly—these sessions have limited enrollment based on venue size, and they fill up fast. We are still building out our schedule for 2018, and we plan to have 4-6 sessions throughout the year. So keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming sessions. And if you have any suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at techsessions@ December Trivia Questions and Results By Jerry DeFeo Sponsored by Zims Autotechnik You can test your knowledge (or Google search ability) of all things Porsche by participating in the monthly trivia contest posted online at trivia. Answers are due by the last day of each month. The winner of the trivia contest receives a $25 gift certificate from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the case of ties, a random drawing determines the winner. The winner for our December Trivia is Tom Martin who answered four out of five questions correctly. Tom, please contact Kirk at Zim’s to claim your $25 gift certificate. The questions for the December Trivia are shown to the right with the correct answers below. Answers: 1) d 2) d 3) b 4) b 5) d 1. Last month we talked about 901 and 911 production numbers. But before there were 82 Porsche 901s produced, how many 901 prototypes were built? a. 6 b. 9 c. 10 d. 13 Source: Porsche Panorama, Nov 2016, p 63 2. When you speak of early 911s (1965-73), many people say that the coveted 911S is the one to own. There was also a 911E, 911L, and 911T. In 1969, Car and Driver magazine determined the best all-around 911. Which one was it? a. 911E b. 911L c. 911 S d. 911T Source: Porsche Panorama, Jan 2008, p 26 3. A 914 owner wanted to know how to best relocate the fuel pump on his 1974 914 so as to reduce vapor lock issues. Our own Ed Mayo said it was not overly difficult to relocate it, but powering it could be. The system was only designed to run the pump for ______ seconds unless the engine starts. a. 2 b. 3 c. 4 d. 6 Source: Porsche Panorama, July 2017, p 128 4. The Baja 1000 race in Mexico began in 1967, but Porsche was not able to win until 1986. To win the Baja 1000, shocks are a key performance element. A recommended coil-over shock for 964s is a special order EXE-TC set with 9” of travel. How much are they per shock, in round numbers? a. $2500 b. $3000 c. $3500 d. $4000 Source: Porsche Panorama, August 2017, p 62 5. It took Porsche some 54 years to sell 1,000,000 911s, but only ______ years to sell 750,000 Cayenne SUVs. a. 12 b. 13 c. 14 d. 15 Source: MotorTrend Internet, Oct 27, 2017 14 February

Porsche of the Month Selected by Bill Orr, Region Marketing Chair 2005 Fayence Yellow Porsche Carrera GT, “Mavs & Mochas – Dec 2017” Photo by Bob Molyneux 15

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