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What's his name.


Emth Ree

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Went to Willow Springs happy as can be (well for waking up at 4:30 am). Thought the track was easily memorized then found out, no it's still hard. Then this happened:



Road back on a flatbed.
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Oh shit! How'd that happen?

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Tires are made of rubber. I didn't believe it myself.
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I just wanted to post on the 1337 page of this thread.

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That's a really long story. At a very high level, Porsche had a really interesting time after WWII (that alone is a few pages worth of posts, war crime charges, yada yada) and finding an identity was important. They went into racing and also producing a weekend a family car. In some ways, Auto Union/Audi, BMW with the New Class, Mercedes, Ferrari also had to do it in different directions.

There were/are several interesting phases of automotive development:
  • The first was around the roaring 20s into the WWII
  • The second was after WWII, where nearly every company was finding an identity
    - In addition to the above German/Italian companies, was Honda a motorcycle/tiny car maker or did it have bigger ambitions, and in America, so many open roads modeled on, ironically what originated in Germany, what is a muscle car?
  • I think there were some other small transitions - safety, oil crisis/economy, electronics
  • And now, we obviously have a third one with electrification starting with the EV1, the Prius, Tesla and whatever comes next

I list those things because they fundamentally rocked the boat from Karl Benz to Elon Musk

To the point of the 911, really long history short - it'll be a 2+2 GT car for Porsche with a rear mounted engine that goes back more than half a century, in large part because of that consistency in a car that had a large point in defining Porsche all those years back. (I also realize what their actual current GT division does from what they'd call generally road going 911s - you see huge premiums on the GT3 RS, not so much a Turbo)

It is what it is. There are several books/online resources on that, you can PM me or Google for that.

I just noticed that this was post number 20,000 in the thread. Seems fitting that it was a post about the history of Porsche, not GF's manlove tendency.
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I just noticed that this was post number 20,000 in the thread. Seems fitting that it was a post about the history of Porsche, not GF's manlove tendency.

Watch out, GF likely has post 25,000 in his sights.

Also didn't realize my pun on road back on a flat bed. I also rode with the car on the road back.

A car ahead of me had kicked up a bunch of debris and I likely picked it up then. I knew I was gonna have to replace the rears anyway before lease turn in so oh well. Three sets of rears and two fronts in 12k ish (expected) miles of M4 life.

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Edited by ramuman - 1/31/16 at 5:54am
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Fuckin beautiful day out -- I shall go for a drive.

 

Yis.

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Backup car seems fine for my usual Sunday drive.
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Need it to clear up so I can get food.
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Went for a drive with the windows down and I noticed a new noise coming from the rear, driver's side wheel. It sounds like a very faint hissing sound that comes up every so often. The best way I can describe it is if you guys have ever driven a modern car with an air suspension -- you know how it makes an airy, hissing sound when you go over a speed bump, for example? The psst sound. 

 

It sounds like that on my car, but a much fainter and quieter; almost like a faint vacuum leak. And it's sporadic. It's not a continuous hissing sound, necessarily. It ebbs and flows with the surface of the road I'm on. I'm wondering if there's something stuck in the dust shield? But I'd expect a screeching sound if that was the case. It doesn't seem to have to do with any suspension components as the sound appears on flat roads as well. Maybe the bearing? Any thoughts?

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Went for a drive with the windows down and I noticed a new noise coming from the rear, driver's side wheel. It sounds like a very faint hissing sound that comes up every so often. The best way I can describe it is if you guys have ever driven a modern car with an air suspension -- you know how it makes an airy, hissing sound when you go over a speed bump, for example? The psst sound. 

It sounds like that on my car, but a much fainter and quieter; almost like a faint vacuum leak. And it's sporadic. It's not a continuous hissing sound, necessarily. It ebbs and flows with the surface of the road I'm on. I'm wondering if there's something stuck in the dust shield? But I'd expect a screeching sound if that was the case. It doesn't seem to have to do with any suspension components as the sound appears on flat roads as well. Maybe the bearing? Any thoughts?

The brake shield/backing plate/whatever you want to call it is a possibility. Some debris stuck in there.
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Leaking hydraulic line.
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Leaking hydraulic line.

If I were GF, I'd just give up on life.

Also back to the point GF, something very identical to what you're describing happened to me. It was the backing plate on the rotor. Of course, like FF mentioned, it could be more serious, but I doubt it. You can YouTube videos on how to check.
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Leaking hydraulic line.

If I were GF, I'd just give up on life.

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Pretty sure that happened a long time ago.
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