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Thanks for the pics and the clarification. Replacing that fuel line is probably going to be a misery all it's own. Tank is drying out, but it looks a lot better than it did. At this point it'll have to stay out until I get the line squared away.



In other news, I'm wondering if it's worth it to send the injectors for cleaning. Thoughts?
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:27 PM
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yes by all means send them off you will have a fresh fuel system then.


try Witchunter they do good work and quick turn around.
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Will do then. I read about Witchunter in Dano's thread and the pics he posted looked fantastic so I will be going with them.
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After some serious net-searching to no avail, I gave a shout to Roger at 928sRus who found that there were 2 lines left at the motherland, Stuttgart. For $88, I told him to go for it. It'll be a little bit before it shows up, so in the meantime I'd like to try to get the old line out in a way I can do backwards to get the new line in. The supporting bows don't look like they come off easily (if at all) so I fear I'd have to somehow thread it through, which I don't know how I'd be able to do considering the number of bends and the fact that it's not on a lift, just jack stands. If any of you experts want to drop some knowledge on me for this, I would greatly appreciate it. I've done some forum searching on this procedure, but there's not much here that I can find.

I also plan on finishing up the fuel line replacements and getting the injectors out for cleaning. While the injector rails and airbox are off, I'd like to pull the spider intake and do some cleaning on that and the engine, it's pretty nasty. Any tips & tricks on that would be great as well.
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Simple Green, Small Paint Scraper and lots of paper towels. Get new Couplers for your Spider as well as gaskets. Replace all your vacuum lines as well. Now is also the time to figure out if your going to paint or powdercoat your Spider.

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I really think that the intake would look good black like that with the raised part painted gold....
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I'd really like to keep it looking original, just a lot cleaner. I was thinking I may powdercoat silver because it should look good and stay easy to clean.

Any thoughts on removing and replacing the hard fuel line to the engine compartment?
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Great job on the Fuel Tank BTW.
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Hey Dano I really like that first picture of the intake. How much did that cost? Cheaper than powder coating?
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Hey Dano I really like that first picture of the intake. How much did that cost? Cheaper than powder coating?
$10 for a rattle can, so yup a lot cheaper. I can't remember how much it cost for the Powdercoating but I had a bunch of other stuff done at the same time. Powdercoat will last longer and looks a lot better after time. My Painted stuff has kinda faded.

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Good to know. Thats a nice, cheap touch-up. I really liked the look though. Was hoping it was something that would last longer. I think that with the blue that you have going on makes everything pop. Just have to see how well everything I have cleans up.
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Pulled the spider tonight. What a treat it was to have something go smooth. I got my work cut out for me with the cleaning. There is some nasty stuff under there. I'm also guessing some creature called this home at some point. There's certainly a lot of dried up oil mixed with crap from the crumbling insulation. I really need to pull the hood off and get it all out from under the hood. I also need to figure out where all that oil accumulated from. Here's some pics:













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Thats about where I am with my car. Once the weather warms up I'm hoping to finish pulling the motor so I can clean everything and replace all the seals and head gaskets. I took all the insulation off my hood. I layed an old blanket over the motor and then took a hoe(garden variety) and scrapped the hood clean of it. Got really tired of hitting it with my head and seeing it rain down in clouds.
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I'm still buttering myself up to the notion of pulling the whole engine. This being my first turn on the dance floor and all with this or any car, it's just an overwhelming thought to pull the whole thing out, take it apart, reseal & clean it and put it back in...and then have it work! Although I have read that the hardest part about an engine pull is deciding to do it, so we'll see what happens when the warmer weather comes. I definitely want to do this the right way, so I'm eventually going to have to come to terms with it and yank the damn thing.

If it's not too crappy this weekend, I'll probably pull the hood and scrape the insulation off so no more will fall onto the engine. I know Dano and Dwayne have both done good write-ups on this. I'll replace it at some point before the thing's ready to run again.

I have to say that as frustrating as working on this thing can be (and I'm just getting my feet wet), it is fun and the thought of how much better off it will be when you're done is a great motivator.
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That is the best motivator. I have been working on cars since I was 16 (24 now) but this is my first V8. So theres going to be some learning but I don't expect it will be too difficult to work on. I just want my motor out so that I am less tempted to try and start it and screw something up. So as a precaution I'm pulling the b!tch.

Theres so much that needs done and much more that I don't know about yet and that is the part that somewhat worries me. This will be a fun project for sure. And will take me a few years to get her back to factory but I am hoping it will all go fairly smoothly. I'm deff not looking forward to redoing the interior.... Gonna cost me about as much as everything else that I'm going to have to do. That and paint. But that is all way down the line.
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Thats about where I am with my car. Once the weather warms up I'm hoping to finish pulling the motor so I can clean everything and replace all the seals and head gaskets. I took all the insulation off my hood. I layed an old blanket over the motor and then took a hoe(garden variety) and scrapped the hood clean of it. Got really tired of hitting it with my head and seeing it rain down in clouds.
I just used a shop vac on both my cars, with a sheet covering the engine of course. No need to take gardening tools to your car. I should talk, huh?
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Haha yea I know. But it was handy and was flat. Worked perfectly and since it will be covered up in the future I wasn't really worried about the few scratches that I'm sure I put into it. Didn't have to push hard though. Was really quick and easy. Just dumped the sheet into the trash and was done with it. =)

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I just used a shop vac on both my cars, with a sheet covering the engine of course. No need to take gardening tools to your car. I should talk, huh?
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I was joking about the tool as I too used a Gardening Tool on my 928



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I kinda figured you were getting at that. Use what you have if it works is the way I look at it. Esp if it wont cause any harm or trouble.

-edit- Btw I really like the look of the S4 wing on these cars. But with mine already having the facory rubber wing I wont be tempted to put one on mine. They look good either way

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I'm deff not looking forward to redoing the interior.... Gonna cost me about as much as everything else that I'm going to have to do. That and paint. But that is all way down the line.
I hear you. My interior isn't terrible, but all the big ticket items (seats, steering wheel, dash & pod) all need work. Most of the other stuff should clean up pretty well. My paint isn't all that bad either, but it's def chipped in places so eventually (also way down the line) I'd like to get it properly resprayed.
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