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Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 09-29-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By calbrat
Figured it out. Smoked rotor under the...

Figured it out. Smoked rotor under the distributor cap. Like it was in two pieces. Now I need to figure out why that happened!!! Should start hopefully with a new rotor.

Gonna replace the cap...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 09-26-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By calbrat
Uh Oh...

I rebuilt my engine like 5 years ago and I have roughly 10K miles on it.

Car has always run great. I care for it well, changing the oil regularly etc.

I have never been towed... until last...
Forum: Porsche 914 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-05-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By calbrat
Plastic Lug Nut Covers

I am looking for a set of 16 black plastic lug nut covers that came with the stock Fuchs wheels on a 914.

Mine were dismissed as trash and tossed by the Mrs.

Searched the net high and low and...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 04-04-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By calbrat
I had this happen to me a few years back. Lost a...

I had this happen to me a few years back. Lost a spark plug wire which made it clunky at 55 mph, then lost another which made it die. Didn't realize what was going on that day until it died. Saw...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 04-04-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By calbrat
Brakes

Okay after overhauling my entire braking system (calipers, pads, rotors and master cylinder) I have developed this squeaking noise. It occurs when I lightly tap the brakes but not when I push them...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-23-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By calbrat
When I got my car 6 or so years back, it always...

When I got my car 6 or so years back, it always did this sort of thing and I determined that it had to do with fuses, since there were little packs of fuses all over the car but would it was only...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 05-29-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By calbrat
Stay away from any Hydroflouric and/or Sulfuric...

Stay away from any Hydroflouric and/or Sulfuric type wheel cleaning products which typically are the best for chrome and not our polished aluminum Fuch's. The chemical will destroy the plating...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 05-29-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By calbrat
Excessive Heat in Front Wheel

I noticed lately I am getting excessive heat out of my front driver side wheel from simple running down a few blocks for a cup of coffee and back.

The car rolls fine and evenly in neutral. My...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-26-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By calbrat
Uh oh.... But if that filter never gets...

Uh oh....

But if that filter never gets dirty then how do you know dirt is passing through?
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-25-2005, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By calbrat
The filter is pretty oily to the touch. I put...

The filter is pretty oily to the touch. I put the thing in like 4 years ago. I maybe ran the car 12,000 miles??

It has always puzzled me.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-25-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By calbrat
Hey this is kinda scary but I put a K & N filter...

Hey this is kinda scary but I put a K & N filter in my stock box and I swear the thing never gets dirty.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-25-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By calbrat
Shoot you might find one in Chico, I don't think...

Shoot you might find one in Chico, I don't think that'd drive one that far.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-25-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By calbrat
When my engine was rebuilt, I had a huge cloud of...

When my engine was rebuilt, I had a huge cloud of smoke when the engine warmed up. When I got home, my mechanic told me to leave the top off and let it run. Went away in 1/2 hour or so/ Oil had...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-12-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,455
Posted By calbrat
I just keep up with the traffic...

I just keep up with the traffic...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 04-02-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By calbrat
There is always making your tranny a close ratio...

There is always making your tranny a close ratio 1st through 4th so you can have mad 0-60 times for tooting around your neighborhood. But Dave's 100% right...

This car can be very reliable but I...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 04-02-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,542
Posted By calbrat
The car is pretty cool on the XBOX Project Gotham...

The car is pretty cool on the XBOX Project Gotham 2...

But that is just a computer game... nothing would beat actually driving it.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 03-16-2005, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By calbrat
Sputters and shakes

My idle... smooth as silk.

from 1k to 2.5k, shaky and the car sputters...
from 2.5k to redline, smooth as silk, clean and sounding great. The car is a bit rocky off the line but it gets past...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-21-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By calbrat
I didn't buy the cheapest, economy grade DuPont...

I didn't buy the cheapest, economy grade DuPont paint to paint my car if that is what your asking mikey. I did buy the DuPont paint because it was easiest to find the original colors.
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-18-2005, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By calbrat
I painted my car with DuPont, both colors. We...

I painted my car with DuPont, both colors. We did a base coat , clear coat. Not sure about the primer we used. Buffed it out with some 3M compound. I was able to get original colors from DuPont...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-18-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By calbrat
Time for some pruning eh?

Time for some pruning eh?
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 02-07-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By calbrat
I pay 350 a year for full coverage with AAA. ...

I pay 350 a year for full coverage with AAA. Granted I can and prove that I drive the car less than 5,000 miles a year.
My wife's is 950 on the 325i.

I may have an advantage though because my...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-31-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,986
Posted By calbrat
Don't ignore that fuel line thing that was...

Don't ignore that fuel line thing that was mentioned earlier. I got my 914 in a similar fashion, (under the tarp, in the garage for 10 years)
My fuel lines were split and I didn't notice until the...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-24-2005, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By calbrat
I was nearly t-boned by a taxi in Frisco after...

I was nearly t-boned by a taxi in Frisco after "auto-crossing" Lombard St. (Fun sport, do it in the morning when there is no traffic) I snagged the license plate holder on the taxi with my rear...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-16-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By calbrat
I got some heads on Ebay (Doh!) that were done...

I got some heads on Ebay (Doh!) that were done nice for $400. I ended up selling my old ones with burned valve guides for $150 on Ebay. Rebuilt heads, supposedly done by Rimco... for $250 net. I...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 01-12-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By calbrat
This subject facsinates me because my motor is...

This subject facsinates me because my motor is toast as well. I don't even have hoses connected.

Should just remove it, it would be lighter for Auto X.
...
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