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February 2016 - Porsche Club of America
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February 2016
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster
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VOLUME 43 ISSUE 2
Table of Contents
Vorschall!
3
Officers & Chairs
4
The Open Road
5
From the Podium
6
Lane Motor Museum
8
MVR Membership News
12
Calendar of Events
13
Technical Q and A
14
Around the Zone
16
MVR Mart
20
Advertiser Index
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Published monthly by the
Maumee Valley Region,
Porsche Club of America.
Newsletter Editors
Tom and Deb Isley
2847 Secretariat Rd.
Toledo, Ohio 43615
419-535-8688
[email protected]
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responsibility of the advertiser.
Photo on cover: The Lane Auto
Museum
Photo by Bob Cryan
der RÜCKSPIEGEL is the official
publication of the Maumee Valley
Region, Porsche Club of America.
Opinions stated are those of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the
position of the Maumee Valley Region or
Porsche Club of America. Back issues of
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http://mm.pca.org/newsletters.htm.
Historical newsletters (May 1972December 1975) are also available,
thanks to our club historian, Bill Bauman.
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MVR Chairs
MVR Officers
Autocross
President
Todd Mierzwiak
419-283-5593
[email protected]
Greg Herr
Vice President
Concours
Tom Woodruff
419- 547-3476
[email protected]
Treasurer
Jeff Vollmar
586-739-1636
[email protected]
Secretary
Adam Cufr
TBD
Drivers Education
Tony Calabrese
Past President
Diane Schoen
Zone 4 Representative
Michael Soriano
[email protected]
http://zone4.pca.org
419-340-8759
[email protected]
DE Chief Instructor
Craig Zenil
419-787-9591
[email protected]
419-833-9696
[email protected]
630-689-7219
[email protected]
Historian
Bill Bauman
419-475-1336
[email protected]
Membership
Barney Stewart
419-829-2882
[email protected]
Bob Harris
419-861-0745
[email protected]
Newsletter
Tom & Deb Isley
419-535-8688
[email protected]
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Please drop Barney Stewart
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([email protected]), our
Membership Chairs, a note with your
old & new address so you don’t miss
an issue of der RÜCKSPIEGEL.
Advertising
Todd Mierzwiak
419-283-5593
[email protected]
Safety/Technical Advisor
Todd Mierzwiak
419-283-5593
[email protected]
Social
Kim Harris
419-861-0745
[email protected]
Goodie Store
Jeff Vollmar
586-291-0015
[email protected]
Webmaster
Janet Sternfeld
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February 2016
The
Open
Road
Ok ladies, are you ready to paint.
Coming up on March 5th will be the
ladies night of painting with Aaron
Bivins. That will be followed by
dinner at The Stables in Blissfield on
the 16th for our next club event. A
new event for us will be coming in
April with a laser tag party and
dinner at Shorty’s. Laser tag is a fun
way to get your aggressions out, come
out and give it a try.
will now be able to relax and just
watch as the club continues on. We
thank Janet for her dedication to the
club.
MVR members Charlotte and Bob
Cryan are wintering in Nashville, TN.
They have taken some time out to
visit a local automobile museum in
the area and have provided us with a
report on their adventure. Check out
the story on page 8. Bob has
promised more reporting from the
Nashville area as they continue to
enjoy time in a warmer clime.
Flash your headlights at a fellow
Porsche owner on the road!! Keep the
kindred spirit alive!!
Now it is time for someone to step up
and take over the advertising chair
for Todd. His duties as president will
not allow him devote the necessary
time to finding and promoting our
club to potential advertisers.
…..the editor
The search for a new Webmaster
may be over. The details are still
being worked out. An announcement
will be made as soon as everything is
finalized. Our current Webmaster
has served the club for longer than I
have been doing the newsletter. She
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From The Podium
By Todd Mierzwiak
Well so far this
winter has been
one of the mildest
seasons that I can
remember in a
long time. Not only
has it been
unseasonably
moderate plus
there hasn't been
any of that white stuff which brings
out the salt trucks.
As I'm writing this article the
temperature is 61 degrees outside. So
far this year I have made several
resolutions for 2016. The first started
back in November when I found out
that I was facing surgery on my
shoulder for a rotator cuff/bicep
repair. I wasn't sure just how long I
would be out of commission with
healing and physical therapy so I was
resolved to get as much DE preseason prep work done to my 996
Turbo as possible before the surgery.
I got the car on the lift & with Lee
Burlingame's help we changed the
fluids in the car and I was able to
pinpoint an oil leak on one of the
turbo oil reservoirs that had been
driving me crazy. It turned out to be
$1.25 bolt which was exasperating to
locate as I had to remove the inner
fenders along with the rear bumper
to get at everything. Next was a fire
extinguisher install that necessitated
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removing the front seat and
reinstalling the seat brackets. I'm
learning that it's a lot of fun to work
on these cars and it certainly gives
you a sense of satisfaction as you
learn about your particular car's
nuances.
Now that my surgery is a couple
weeks behind me & physical therapy
is underway, my other resolution is to
get "fit" for the 2016 DE season. I
realize that driving in DE events not
only tasks the car but also the body
and both have to be conditioned
equally. These are some of my goals
for 2016.
We had our first board & business
meeting for 2016 last week and
finalized our July DE at Grattan
Raceway. If you are an old diehard
DE person get this on your calendar.
If you are new to the DE scene and
would be interested in learning more
or participating in this event, let us
know. Registration will open April 1
on ClubRegistration.Net. On March
5, the ladies have a get together at
Toledo Botanical Gardens for a fun
filled event. Please check the website
for upcoming events that will be
happening throughout the year.
Please remember to keep the blink
alive !!!
February 2016
MVR-PCALadiesEvent
Watercolor Painting with Aaron Bivins,
watercolor, oil, & acrylic artist
Saturday, March 5, 2016
1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $35 (pay at the event)
At the Toledo Artists’ Club, Toledo Botanical
Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, Ohio
Please bring your favorite wine or beverage and an
appetizer to share.
RSVP:
Deb Isley at 419-260-9546, [email protected] OR
Kim Harris at 419-861-0745,
[email protected]
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Lane Motor Museum
by Bob Cryan
1948 Davis Divan
Hi to All from Charlotte and Bob.
This past weekend we took a trip to the
Lane Motor Museum. We highly
recommend it to anyone who likes
European Cars and is travelling south
near Nashville.
“The Lane Motor Museum is one of the
few museums in the United States to
specialize in European cars” and is the
largest collection in the U. S.
1965 Lotus Super Seven S2
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representing Asia, Europe, North, and
South America by introducing the
visitor to nearly “150 rare and unique
cars and motorcycles” from among 45
different marques. They have nearly
500 cars but only room to show about
150 on the floor at a time.
The museum differentiates itself not
only by the cars it has collected for
display, but also by maintaining that all
vehicles shown are in running order.
The diversity of types to
see is striking from
propeller-driven to
microcars and from
amphibious to
competition cars. There
are many one-of-a-kind
vehicles as well as
military vehicles,
prototypes and some 40
motorcycles. The visitor
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is treated to a
spacious building
with cars arranged
nicely for you to
saunter around
taking pictures all
day if you like and
having the
advantage of
complete
descriptions and
history next to
each vehicle. Sure makes remembering
all the pictures easy.
I asked the Director where were the
Porsches as I saw none. He said that
there was a 914 being worked on in the
lower level shop. He also said that the
owner drives a 50th Anniversary 911.
This is a spectacular museum suitable
for all car enthusiasts and their family
1934 McQuay-Norris Streamliner
(children are encouraged to play in the
enclosed play-space loaded with toy and
pedal cars). Although there is no
restaurant, there is a snack bar area and
vending machines. So, go and see it if
you can. You won’t be disappointed.
1973 Lotus Type 74
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MVR-PCASocialEvent
EuchreTournamentandChiliCookOff
SaturdayFebruary20,2016
5:00p.m.
Hosts:Jim&DianeSchoen
24331SunAirBlvd.
Perrysburg,OH43551
Pleasebringabatchofyourfavoritechili,appetizeror
desserttoshare.
RSVP:KimHarrisat419-861-0745or
[email protected]
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MVR/PCA Membership News
February 2016 - Club
Member Anniversaries
Jim and Cheryl Wilson
Dale and Sharon Fundum
Sam and Sharon Scamardo
Joe Sheamer
Christopher and
Mary Ingersoll
Chris Kelly
18 Years
12 Years
9 Years
3 Years
2 Years
1 Year
New Members
No new members this month
Ride with
the #1 car
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Maumee Valley Region Membership:
Primary Members 146
Affiliate Members 107
Total Members
253
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3545 Navarre Avenue
Oregon, OH 43616
Bus: 419-698-4393
petemacdonald.com
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If you are not currently receiving Social
Event e-mail updates, please contact
Kim Harris at
[email protected]
February 2016
Maumee Valley Region Calendar of Events
Check our web site at www.mm.pca.org for the latest event information.
FEBRUARY
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Business Meeting
20
Schoen Home Party -Euchre
Tournament and Chili Cook
Off
JULY
9
29-31
Lederman Home Party
DE at Grattan
AUGUST
11
Business Meeting
20
Schoen Home Party
MARCH
5
Ladies event
19
The Stables
SEPTEMBER
TBD
Golf Outing
APRIL
14
Business Meeting
16
Laser Tag & Dinner
OCTOBER
13
Business Meeting
22
Findlay Rod & Gun Club
MAY
7
NOVEMBER
12
Stewart Planning Party
22
Kentucky Derby Party @
Germain Porsche
Mon Ami Driving Tour and
Brunch
JUNE
9
Business Meeting
11
Zacharias Home Party
19-25 Parade at Jay's Peak Resort,
VT
DECEMBER
2
Holiday Party at Glass
Pavilion
8
Business Meeting
Note: All business meetings are held at
Vin Devers and start at 7PM.
New or revised events in BOLD
# Non-PCA events.
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Technical Q and A
By PCA Technical Committee
Intermittent Starting On 2000-996
Question: I have 65,000 miles on my 2000, 911 Carerra. The car is in very nice
shape and I haven't experienced any major issues since I purchased it, however,
from time to time, I'll go to start it and when I turn the key...it doesn't start. All the
instrument cluster lights go on, but the engine does not turn over. So far what
resolves the problem is turning the key back to the OFF position, depressing the
clutch as far back as I can and then turning the key to start it again. Sometimes it
takes a couple of tries, but eventually it starts. It doesn't seem to be the battery,
because when it does turn over, it turns with force and starts right away. How can I
resolve this problem?
Answer: Submitted by Bill Burris. First, let me congratulate you for attempting to
search for the solution to your starting problem, the internet is a wonderful thing
and I'd say more often than not you'll find somebody with a similar experience to
share.
One of the things we've been able to do with a proliferation of models that share
similar architectures is to search for solutions under different model names in the
off chance that somebody with THAT model (like a 986) can share some insight
that would apply to your own (996). Such is the case with the no start issue Boxster owners have been having this challenge for a while now and even our parts
suppliers can tell by the increased demand for the electrical portion of the ignition
switch - which is shared between models - might be the issue for your car as well.
I've changed a number of these units myself so if you have a modicum of technical
ability, own a very small straight-blade screwdriver and don't mind resting your
head on the brake pedal with a flashlight in your mouth, you can save yourself some
labor cost; otherwise, your local Porsche repair facility will be able to help.
Oil Leak
Question: How do I stop a hefty oil leak on my 1976, 912E, that seems to be
problematic on the passenger side, with a lot of oil on the floor and burned oil on
the exhaust rolling from the passenger side rear wheel well after a ten or fifteen
minute drive? I checked and replaced the valve cover gaskets and the oil return tube
seal rings, to no avail. The only thing else I can think of that could be slinging oil
near the back bumper is the real main seal/pulley seal. There appears to be no oil
leaking where the engine meets the gearbox. If that is the case, will I need to drop
the engine from the car to replace that seal or can the job be done with the engine in
place?
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Answer: Submitted by David Seeland. Rather than partially disassembling the
engine immediately to replace a possible rear main seal leak I suggest you attempt
to physically locate the leak. This can be done in two ways. The first is to either see
or feel leaking oil after thorough cleaning of the engine. The second is to add a dye
to the engine oil that fluoresces under ultraviolet light and locate the leak with a UV
LED flashlight. So, begin by cleaning the engine as if you are going to enter a
concours. Scrape off any heavy accumulations of grime then apply a spray
degreaser and rinse. Brush areas that are still oily with more degreaser and rinse
again. Scrub any remaining oil with a Scotchbrite pad soaked in degreaser and rinse
again. Put the car up on jack stands, remove the wheels and put them under the car
as a safety precaution. Run the engine for increasing lengths of time until you see or
feel the leak. Let the engine cool between oil searches. Then, if you haven't found
the leak yet or want to try the high tech leak detection method first, all you need is
an ounce of dye for engine oil that fluoresces under UV light and a UV flashlight
(with less than 375nm wavelength LEDs). About $25 should buy both. It should be
faster because you don't need to clean the engine first. However, if the engine has
been leaking for a long time, it will probably have a dirt clogged oil cooler and dirt
coated fins on the heads and cylinders and should be cleaned anyway. A dirty aircooled engine will run hotter because the dirt cuts down on heat transfer. This being
the case, I suggest that you remove the engine to clean it. The shop manual
recommends removing the engine and transaxle as a unit but it is possible to remove
just the engine if you are careful.
Burned Out LED on Battery Maintainer
Question: My Cayman is a 2007 with 32,000 miles. About 3 years ago I purchased
a Porsche logo battery maintainer. Recently, I noticed that that the LED for the
battery mode is no longer lighting. Now I don't know if the maintainer is working,
Is this a repairable item or have I thrown $100 away? It has only been used in a dry
garage and one would expect it to last forever. It's marked "Made in China"...is this
Porsche's idea of quality?
Answer #1: Submitted by Monarch Digital. The battery maintainer can be checked
with a multi tester. The two output contacts can be checked for voltage DC in which
should be greater than 12V yet less than 14V. The amperage for a maintainer is
about 90Ma as they are not a charger yet as described a maintainer. These are used
to compensate for parasitic draws by active control units and normal battery losses
while sitting.
Answer #2: Submitted by Larry Turner. I also use a Battery Tender (not Porsche
brand) and if my bulb ever dies I suspect I can remove the cover and install a new
miniature "rice-grain" bulb. These bulbs are normally available at Radio Shack.
Worth a shot rather than throwing it away.
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Around the Zone
By Michael Soriano
Zone 4 Representative
Greetings PCA Zone
4 Members,
2016 has already
been a very busy
year, with one great
event after another.
The year kicked off
with the Zone 4
Exclusive Preview at
the North American
International Auto Show, which was the
location for the World Premiere of the
new 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S. This
event has grown from 118 tickets, 7
hotel rooms, and 20 people for dinner,
to 200 tickets, nearly 40 hotel rooms,
and dinner both Friday and Saturday
nights. It has become so popular that the
event sold out in 31 minutes, while the
welcome dinner sold out even before
the event tickets went on sale. The
weekend began with a Welcome Dinner
in the private dining room at The Henry
Autograph Hotel. This year we were
joined by PCA Executive Director Vu
Nguyen, Panorama’s Executive Editor
Amy Skogstrom, as well as several
representatives from Porsche including
the Manager of Porsche Clubs North
America Paul Gregor, the Manager of
Customer Relations Christian Heller,
the Area After Sales Manager Kirt
Shore, and interns Jessica Geist and
Carina Mesnjak. The NAIAS Preview
Event took place Saturday morning
from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. before the doors
open to the public, with attendees
receiving complete access to the entire
Porsche display, detailed presentations
on all of the newest models, as well as a
catered breakfast. Saturday evening, a
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number of us had dinner together at
Muer’s Big Fish Seafood Bistro in
Dearborn.
A few days later, I was on my way to
Atlanta, GA to attend the Winter Board
Meeting. Although I was in meetings
for 2 entire days, including the Board of
Directors meeting, I did arrive early
enough to be able to take a beautiful
new Porsche out at the Porsche Driving
Experience. The facility consists of
several modules including a track, a
skidpad, a slalom course, an area to test
launch control, and the only kickplate
currently in North America. After 2
complete days of meetings, a reception
was held Saturday evening at One
Porsche Drive, Porsche Cars North
America’s Headquarters, where the
evening began with a tour. This
beautiful facility consists of the Porsche
Driving Experience, a Human
Performance Center, Driving Simulator
Center, Porsche Exclusive – Personal
Design Studio, as well as the Porsche
Heritage Center and Classic Gallery
with changing exhibits of artifacts and
classic vehicles currently housing
vehicles from the Ingram Collection.
Other cars on display throughout the
facility included the 918 prototype, and
a 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 Pace Car.
Following the tour, we enjoyed a
wonderful dinner in the 356 restaurant.
I was honored to be a part of a very
special event, when I accompanied Vu
to surprise Mark Garofoli and his wife
Gretchen with the news that he won a
2017 911 Carrera and $25,000 in PCA’s
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February 2016
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Fall Raffle. Our thanks to Porsche of
Beachwood for their assistance.
• Southeast
Michigan
Region’s
Lingenfelter Collection Tour Charity
Event is March 5
• Join the ladies of Maumee Valley
Region on March 5 at the Toledo Artists
Center for painting and wine
• On March 8 is Motor-Stadt Region’s
Board Meeting at Spagnoulo’s in
Okemos
• Ohio Valley Region’s Monthly Board
Meeting and Member Social at Firehouse
Grill is March 8
I also had an enjoyable time when I
joined a number of Eastern Buckeye
Region members at Quaker Steak and
Lube for some fellowship at the
region’s Rolex 24 viewing party.
As the weather continues to improve
and events are added to the region
calendars, please remember to
frequently check your local region’s
website and newsletter as well as the
Zone 4 website http://zone4pca.org for
the latest details on the many events
close to you that are being planned.
Here are just some of the events taking
place this month:
• March 1 is Rally Sport Region’s Club
Meeting at Karl’s Cabin Restaurant in
Plymouth, MI
• March 9 is Michiana Region’s Member
Meeting at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante in
Elkhart, IN
• ARPCA’s Business Meeting is on
March 10 is at Window Systems, Inc. in
Gibsonia
• March 12 is Central Indiana Region’s
2nd Saturday Breakfast at Sweet Cars in
Fort Wayne, IN
• Northern Ohio Region’s New Member
Party is March 12 at Porsche of
Beachwood
• March 13 is Western Michigan
Region’s Sunday Brunch at Cygnus
• Mid-Ohio Region is hosting a Bowling
Party at Bosco Lanes in Columbus on
March 26
I look forward to having the opportunity
of meeting each and every one of you at
events throughout the upcoming year. If
you have any questions or comments
please feel free to contact me at
[email protected]
Thanks,
Michael
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Maumee Valley
Region Mart
Clean out your
garage.
Advertise here.
Reminder: Items for sale can also be sent to our Webmaster at [email protected]
for those interested in putting their ad on the MVR web site.
For sale
2 front rims 7"x 17" (55 offset)
2 rear rims 8.5"x17" (50 offset).
Fits Boxster, very good condition, Porsche Factory Rims, twist style. $800.00
Boxster, track muffler, stainless, 2 outlets $80.00 (too loud for street use).
Boxster, 1998 Porsche muffler $125.00
Jim Grabowski. [email protected]
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MVR-PCA Members Open a New Business
Perrysburg residents have a new option for all of their
haircare needs — Supercuts is now open at 26520 North Dixie
Highway at Perry’s Corner (419-931-8881). The new
Perrysburg Supercuts is locally owned and operated by MVRPCA member Laila Zenil. Mrs. Zenil has hired an outstanding
team of six stylists from the area – all of whom are
passionate
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