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fuel lines / vac lines / brake lines etc

Dear All,

I completed the PPI on the 3.6 turbo and it appears to be in very good condition. I will hopefully complete the purchase shortly, though this depends on successful negotiation of price with the seller. I expect it will go forward.

There is a very small oil leak which I would like to get taken care of and a few minor glitches but overall the car is in exceptional condition with only 13000 documented miles. I reviewed the service history and noticed that none or very few of the fuel or vac lines had been changed.

As you all probably know Thailand has a very hot climate and rubber parts tend to degrade very quickly. While the engine is out I think it would be a good time to at least address the fuel lines and probably replace the vac lines as well to avoid pesky and difficult to trace problems later. Same goes with the brake lines. While they may be ok for a while, "may" does not give me much comfort and the thought of an engine fire caused by a leaking fuel line is my worst nightmare.

A lot of the fuel lines are composites of metal fittings with rubber lines. Based on my experience with the 928 gts I know these are very pricey parts from Porsche, especially the longer lines which have multiple bends to the metal tubing. I may well have one of my suppliers who builds racing engines cut the rubber from these and replace it with fresh stock. Since the labor rates are so low here this is usually a very cost effective solution and in the end yields a higher quality product since they use a very modern grade of rubber which is more suited to the climate here.

For other parts who in America (or possibly the UK) is a good supplier for other parts for these cars? I realise that a lot of the parts are cross overs with the regular 964 models but obviously there are a fair number which do not. I have checked this site carefully and found that many of the parts I am looking for are not found in the database (even standard 964 parts) . There is also no section really dedicated to turbo specific parts or at least I have not found it yet. Of course I am very thankful to Pelican for supporting this useful forum and would like to patronise them but if things are not available I would like to have other options.

For the 928 I have used 928 specialists extensively and they have been exceptionally efficient and friendly to deal with but of course they are limited to parts for the 928. The recommendation of members of this forum would be very useful in this respect.

Thanks and I look forward to getting to know all of you in the coming years.

MB

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Dear All,

I completed the PPI on the 3.6 turbo and it appears to be in very good condition. I will hopefully complete the purchase shortly, though this depends on successful negotiation of price with the seller. I expect it will go forward.

There is a very small oil leak which I would like to get taken care of and a few minor glitches but overall the car is in exceptional condition with only 13000 documented miles. I reviewed the service history and noticed that none or very few of the fuel or vac lines had been changed.

As you all probably know Thailand has a very hot climate and rubber parts tend to degrade very quickly. While the engine is out I think it would be a good time to at least address the fuel lines and probably replace the vac lines as well to avoid pesky and difficult to trace problems later. Same goes with the brake lines. While they may be ok for a while, "may" does not give me much comfort and the thought of an engine fire caused by a leaking fuel line is my worst nightmare.

A lot of the fuel lines are composites of metal fittings with rubber lines. Based on my experience with the 928 gts I know these are very pricey parts from Porsche, especially the longer lines which have multiple bends to the metal tubing. I may well have one of my suppliers who builds racing engines cut the rubber from these and replace it with fresh stock. Since the labor rates are so low here this is usually a very cost effective solution and in the end yields a higher quality product since they use a very modern grade of rubber which is more suited to the climate here.

For other parts who in America (or possibly the UK) is a good supplier for other parts for these cars? I realise that a lot of the parts are cross overs with the regular 964 models but obviously there are a fair number which do not. I have checked this site carefully and found that many of the parts I am looking for are not found in the database (even standard 964 parts) . There is also no section really dedicated to turbo specific parts or at least I have not found it yet. Of course I am very thankful to Pelican for supporting this useful forum and would like to patronise them but if things are not available I would like to have other options.

For the 928 I have used 928 specialists extensively and they have been exceptionally efficient and friendly to deal with but of course they are limited to parts for the 928. The recommendation of members of this forum would be very useful in this respect.

Thanks and I look forward to getting to know all of you in the coming years.

MB
Is the engine out of the car? If so, I HIGHLY recommend having a professional go through all the hoses, lines, etc, to make absolutely sure everything is in tip-top shape before installation. As you mentioned, that heat under the engine does a number on eveything.

Good luck, and let us know how your project goes.

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Dear All,

A lot of the fuel lines are composites of metal fittings with rubber lines. Based on my experience with the 928 gts I know these are very pricey parts from Porsche, especially the longer lines which have multiple bends to the metal tubing. I may well have one of my suppliers who builds racing engines cut the rubber from these and replace it with fresh stock.

For other parts who in America (or possibly the UK) is a good supplier for other parts for these cars? I realise that a lot of the parts are cross overs with the regular 964 models but obviously there are a fair number which do not.

Thanks and I look forward to getting to know all of you in the coming years.

MB

MB,

You are correct and if I were you I would take the current lines and have new ones made up using the stock fittings. I have done this on several cars and I'm please with the outcome.

As far as parts suppliers, there should be a lot available from Pelican as I remember them having a 930 and a 964 Turbo parts listing previously. If not.. PM or email me and I may be able to help depending on what you're looking for.

Good luck,

Paul
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Thanks Paul. Appreciate your offer to help. Will let you know how I get on.

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I would suggest going to the Porsche web site and using their parts PET. It will give you part numbers and nice exploded drawings to locate what your are looking for. You can also find access to the PET on line for download and E-Bay
usually has disc's that can be purchased.

Once you have the part number come back here and plug the number in and search. There is nothing Pelican can not get you in the way os factory parts unless they are NLA.

If you can buy, download, or locate a PET the process is much easier, Parts are easily identified in pictures and by part number.

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