Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 911 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 88
At the risk of sounding stupid...

Starting the reassembly of my 1988 3.2 after a respray and have a piece that I am struggling to find the functional purpose of. It's a bracket that supports the front bumper blade and factory cooler...I admittedly haven't given it a complete once-over, but at first guess I would have suspected it was either for airflow or cooler support purposes. That said, with no support the cooler is WELL supported, and with the late-model fan, the cooler is WELL supplied with air.

Bracket in question is pictured below:


Please enlighten me on why I should bolt this weighty thing back on.


Last edited by FJ40runr; 10-17-2017 at 08:13 PM..
Old 10-17-2017, 08:09 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered
 
midnight911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: PDX, OR
Posts: 994
Garage
to protect the oil cooler that is in the stock location. i don't have it.
__________________
1984 911 Carrera Coupe - 32C #73 - M64/05
1998 E36 M3 4dr
1989 E30 325i 4dr
2006 Sienna 5dr - the hauler
2010 Cannondale Caffeine II - Lefty
Old 10-17-2017, 08:33 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Spiderman
 
Jesse16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boone, NC
Posts: 1,670
Garage
As Midnight says, believe you can look up that this part is intended to protect the oil cooler in event of a collision on the right side. I left mine off after doing a disassembly and color change several years ago. Its not heavy (aluminum or steel ??) as I remember so really no advantage likely in not leaving installed. Could be its something for USA cars vs. ROW. Was just simpler re-assembly at the time which I appreciated.
__________________
Midnight Blue 08 Cayman S, Fun/Track
Black 12 VW-GTI, work
Mexico Blue 87 Carrera, sold, sad, not enough garage space.
Old 10-18-2017, 04:51 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered
Sounds like a piece that's worth holding onto at least as it may be on the engdangered species list
Old 10-18-2017, 05:31 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 88
Very interesting, seems like in a blow that would take out the oil cooler, the oil cooler would be the least of my concerns.

Only application I can see it making sense for is on a race track...would be pretty awesome if it were a race-derived-gone-production part, any possibility?
Old 10-19-2017, 05:55 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Socal
Posts: 1,620
I’ve nothing useful to add .

Other than ,
Never be scared of looking stupid .
This is the Internet .
It’s what it was designed for .
Old 10-19-2017, 07:43 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
RDM RDM is offline
Coram Deo
 
RDM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ramstein, Germany
Posts: 1,499
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by FJ40runr View Post
Only application I can see it making sense for is on a race track...would be pretty awesome if it were a race-derived-gone-production part, any possibility?
Nope. My US Targa has one.

__________________
Dru
1980 911SC Targa • Petrol Blue Metallic • Cork special leather • Sport Seats • Limited Slip • 964 Cams • SSIs • Rennshifter
1990 250D Opawagen • 2003 C180T Kompressor Familienwagen 1971 280SE Beverly... hills that is
Old 10-20-2017, 07:03 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:41 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2020 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.