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Old 12-31-2017, 07:51 AM
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Mike,

Just logged on for the first time in a while and just saw your to do list post. In case you didn't know, a little tip I found on the EarlyS forum is to use TarnX to clean the center caps. It cleaned mine up so they looked brand new with very little effort.

Happy New Year!
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Jonny and wh, thanks for checking in!

I will definitely try the tarnx.

Cheers!
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So, I took care of a few things I wanted to do before I drove the car:

Replaced this main oil hose-



Grounded the fuel filler tube-



Then I started it up, warmed it up and pulled out of the garage only to find a trail of fluid drops. I thought it might be from the oil line replacement. It wasn't. It smelled like fuel. I pulled back in and shut it down. Sure enough, it was the the high pressure line from the fuel pump. It had failed me before in 2008 and I had it repaired at a known Porsche shop.

What I found its that, although they used cheap hose clamps, that wasn't where the leak originated. The hose material itself was disintegrating. This was Continental COHLINE 2134 .0600 fuel injection fuel line. It lasted less than 9 years while the car sat most of the time. Yikes.







I think I will patch it again so that I can drive it, smog it, align it, and wait on new lines. Coincidently, I was just emailing back and forth yesterday and today with Len about new fuel lines...

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Wow. How lucky to notice before you got on the road you were leaking fuel.

I and many others have had issues with rubber fuel hose. I wish there was a way to know what hose will last.

I recently converted both of my cars to aircraft stainless braided hose.

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Old 01-13-2018, 05:31 PM
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Yes but ,Braided steel lines still have organic rubber inners,so still susceptible to ethanol deterioration .
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The ones I bought are "rated" for alcohol fuels.

BTW, I should have mentioned that this is the second set of Aeroquip stainless braided hose I have had on my 911. The first set lasted 25 years. YMMV.
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Today was a milestone day. I was a bit nervous...not sure why really. I suppose it was because after 3 years of off and on work (mostly off), I ran out of excuses to get it smogged. Something in the back of my head said it might fail. After all the motor has 32 years and 250,000 miles on it with little maintenance. So I started by fixing the fuel line at the pump, checked for leaks and then replaced the splash shield.

I then hooked up the charcoal canister:





I cleaned the ICV as it was giving me a little fit when starting cold. What a difference that made! Just about the best 10 minutes of maintenance I have done:



Put some fuel in it and it passed smog! Here she sits. The blue tapes denote chips in the old paint that need to be addressed.





Now I need an alignment while I wait for the tags...! Yippee.

I few more details to take care of and then I drive the car - as much as I can.
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