View Single Post
fredmeister fredmeister is offline
Smart quod bastardus
fredmeister's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Posts: 2,232
I say you cannot do it easily mounted in the car.
I would remove it, mount it in a vise and work on it.
you shouldn't need to play with springs. they are not usually the cause of failure unless they broke. In fact the springs are mostly for pressure relief.
Likely the little thermostatic element inside has failed and is causing the problem. This just drops in as a unit. You need to look at a manual or parts explosion to see how it works to understand better.
Pelican was selling the element when I did mine 2 years ago.
1979 930 Turbo....3.4L, 7.5to1 comp, SC cams, B&B intercooler, Snow Perf water/meth injection, Rarlyl8 headers, Garret GTX turbo, 36mm ported intakes, Innovate Auxbox/LM-1, custom Manually Adjustable wastegate housing (0.8-1.1bar),--running 0.7bar max
---"When you're racing it's life! Anything else either before or after, is just waiting"
Old 03-29-2010, 11:31 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)