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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-08-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,887
Posted By JSV798
[QUOTE=colingreene;10112421]So my car seems to...

[QUOTE=colingreene;10112421]So my car seems to have difficulty going into 5th/Reverse.
I can shift it into 5th but it wants to stick there, Ill be attempting to adjust the clutch to see if that...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-24-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By JSV798
Finally fixed this problem: it was the flasher...

Finally fixed this problem: it was the flasher relay fuse. It wasn't blown but was making a poor connection in its holder. A new fuse fixed it. Hope this helps others with the same problem.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-24-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By JSV798
Your lock looks OK from that photo but I wonder...

Your lock looks OK from that photo but I wonder if that post/pin on the end of the tumbler arm has sheared off and not moving with the key. I am assuming that the key moves back and forth? You may...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-23-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By JSV798
If you can post a photo of the lock I may be able...

If you can post a photo of the lock I may be able to help as I have fixed lock problems on my car in the past.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-09-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By JSV798
Thanks for the quick replies. Looks like I was...

Thanks for the quick replies. Looks like I was connecting it correctly and trying again I now realize the horrible noise I could hear on re-connecting the battery was actually the windscreen wipers...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-09-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By JSV798
Wiring connector problem

1978 SC right-hand drive UK car

I decided to finally strip out and re-route all the alarm cabling in my car. In doing so I unplugged a number of connectors under the dash. I thought it would be...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-23-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,671
Posted By JSV798
It is a good idea to remove the grille BEFORE you...

It is a good idea to remove the grille BEFORE you attempt adjustment. When adjusting bear in mind that the cable must be pre-tensioned. First make sure that the handle is fully screwed onto the cable...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-20-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By JSV798
I had a problem a few months ago with the relay...

I had a problem a few months ago with the relay flashing too fast and replaced it, so all was well for a while. When the new problem started I thought it might be the relay so I put the old relay...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-20-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By JSV798
Indicators not flashing

Recently, on my 78 SC, the indicators stopped working when I used the indicator switch on the steering column BUT if I activated the hazard warning lights then everything worked normally (almost) in...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-15-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By JSV798
Six months ago my '78SC refused to start. So...

Six months ago my '78SC refused to start. So first confirmed no spark by using a spark plug resting on the engine. Then followed CDI checking procedure in Bently Manual; photo of relevant page:
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-05-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By JSV798
On the first long drive in my first Porsche back...

On the first long drive in my first Porsche back in 1978 it holed #4 piston on the bottom side! Someone had left out the cooling tin. I got round that one by replacing just the one barrel and piston ...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-27-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By JSV798
The 2 notches on the pulley in your photo are...

The 2 notches on the pulley in your photo are where you should find Z1 on the face so you are nearly at TDC (see Bill's post on markings) and it looks like from Bill's diagrams that the of the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-27-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By JSV798
Should have also said there are two other marks...

Should have also said there are two other marks 120 deg apart; again I have to use a light and a mirror to see them but they don't have Z1 stamped by them. In other words there are 3 marks on the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-27-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By JSV798
There will be a Z1 on the front face of the...

There will be a Z1 on the front face of the pulley, the side facing the back of the car; I have to use a mirror and a light to see it!
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-24-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By JSV798
I lost the timing on my 78SC a few months back;...

I lost the timing on my 78SC a few months back; when pulley mark Z1 is at TDC you don't know whether it's #1 or #4 on compression. I decided to remove the valve cover over the right-hand bank as...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-24-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By JSV798
I saw a used AAR of the correct part number on...

I saw a used AAR of the correct part number on eBay for 120 (About 160) and thought it worth buying. Just got round to fitting it and idle from cold start-up now back to normal so definitely worth...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-21-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By JSV798
When the engine quits none of the dash lights...

When the engine quits none of the dash lights come on, nor do the instruments go to zero.
Please be more specific: do you mean the red charging light and the green oil light remain unlit? And do you...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-20-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By JSV798
Six months ago my '78SC refused to start. So...

Six months ago my '78SC refused to start. So first confirmed no spark by using a spark plug resting on the engine. Then followed CDI checking procedure in Bently Manual; photo of relevant page:
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By JSV798
I have been having a similar cold start issue on...

I have been having a similar cold start issue on my 78SC (see thread on Auxiliary Air Regulator) but on my car revs rise immediately to 1600 then drop back to 600. I suspected the AAR but if you...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-17-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By JSV798
Tony, Thanks for your input. I was on the...

Tony,
Thanks for your input. I was on the point of buying another AAR (seen one for 120 - about $160 but might still buy it as a spare). Measured the resistance twice and it came out at 38...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-16-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By JSV798
Can anyone out there give me a shot of a working...

Can anyone out there give me a shot of a working AAR so I can compare openings?
And how long should it be before it closes on warm up?
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-15-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By JSV798
Auxiliary Air Regulator

Car: 1978SC.
Problem: Car starts normally with high(ish) idle but after a couple of minutes idle speed drops and engine wants to stall. Once engine is warm it idles at a steady 900 rpm. Suspect AAR...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-10-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By JSV798
Very interesting to see other people's tool kit....

Very interesting to see other people's tool kit. I bought an incomplete kit over 20 year's ago:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/P80905491533890354.JPG

I bought the spark plug tool and...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-06-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,588
Posted By JSV798
Has no one tried an induction heater before...

Has no one tried an induction heater before attempting to undo the nuts? They are not cheap to buy but my local garage (shop) has one and I got them to free up a couple of nuts recently on my Volvo...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-19-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By JSV798
Turn signal relay

The turn signal relay on my 1978SC has suddenly started blinking at about twice the normal rate. Left and right indicator lights come on as expected as does the hazard warning lights (activating all...
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