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Shvegel

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About that data card.
« on: August 07, 2019, 01:06:15 »
I am looking for a long hood 911 as my next car.  I think I found the one I want and was going to research the engine. Porsche used to sell a "Certificate Of Authenticity" (COA in Porsche speak) which listed the engine and gearbox serial numbers.  Well, it turns out people were obtaining a COA and then restamping their engine cases to match the COA.  Porsche stopped issuing them and instead had you send in your engine and trans # then they would verify it.  Now they have stopped doing that and require a 63 point inspection at the dealership in order to verify correctness.  If you think $150 for a data card is expensive imagine the cost of that.  I would guess that Mercedes will soon follow suit as they seem to keep track of what Porsche is doing and follow along in time.

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Re: About that data card.
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 20:00:05 »
Well, think that a few years back you paid $100.- and got a certificate with the Daimler logo and a rundown of all the options, codes and important numbers was a deal.
Now you pay $150.- for a .jpg poor photocopy attachment via email, with no explanation of the codes.  No hardcopy given (I asked for one).
Think that's a bit extreme.
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Re: About that data card.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 01:56:30 »
For Porsche the COA is notoriously unreliable. Recommend you spend a few dollars to get a copy of the Kardex for your car from   "david_j.pateman david_j.pateman" <david_j.pateman@sympatico.ca>

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Re: About that data card.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 19:30:26 »
ejboyd5,
I've heard of the "kardex" before, but have never seen one.
Any chance you could post a picture of one?
Of course, if there is any sensitive info there (key # for instance), I don't expect to see it there.
Mark
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Re: About that data card.
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 13:57:58 »
How about a little effort on your part. Do a search for Porsche kardex and you'll find many examples.

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Re: About that data card.
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 23:19:37 »
Done.
I didn't know they were still available.
I'll write your contact and see what happens.
1970 280 SL Automatic, USA version, Grey-Blue (906G/906G), Blue leather (245)
1968 SS396 Camaro Convertible (owned since 1977 -- my first car :D)
1984 Porsche Euro Carrera coupe, LSD, Blue/Blue
1998 BMW M-Rdstr Estoril Blue
1970 280 SL Automatic, Anthracite Grey-173G, Red Interior-132 - sold