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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-11-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By bemmett
Looks remarkably similar to mine after I swapped...

Looks remarkably similar to mine after I swapped to a new DEC cat.

Congrats!
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-04-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By bemmett
Agreed, this looks like you need a new cat. I...

Agreed, this looks like you need a new cat. I got the DEC one that our hosts sells.

There was a similar thread from a while ago where I posted my smog values with old & new cat (220K on...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-17-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By bemmett
I had similar startup combustion smells prior to...

I had similar startup combustion smells prior to replacing my cat, and they're all gone now. After 220K on the original, all the catalyst had basically disintegrated.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-16-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By bemmett
I failed due to NO up here in the SF area. Your...

I failed due to NO up here in the SF area. Your NO readings are worse than mine, but everything else looked reasonably similar prior to my failure a year ago.

A new cat (220K on the original)...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-14-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By bemmett
Similar to Ayles, I only let mine sit for 20...

Similar to Ayles, I only let mine sit for 20 minutes or so and it came off fine w/ a plastic putty knife and some elbow grease. Only in the thickest spots did I need to reapply. Ultimately, I guess...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-05-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By bemmett
I had the same issue last year when removing my...

I had the same issue last year when removing my seats to pull out the carpet. Impact driver had it off in 1-2 minutes each side. I think mine came in a small kit from Lisle. Well worth the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By bemmett
Mike, Yeah, I know. I live near RMG (I'm a...

Mike,

Yeah, I know. I live near RMG (I'm a repeat customer) and work near JWE, so I'm definitely aware that we've got some fantastic local experts I can call upon.

I was just trying to see...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-17-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By bemmett
I'd hoped that maybe this was maybe symptomatic...

I'd hoped that maybe this was maybe symptomatic of just needing new bushings or new linkage, but everything suggested to date points to having to pull the transmission for further investigation.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-15-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By bemmett
I'm curious if there was ever a resolution...

I'm curious if there was ever a resolution discovered for this issue?

I have a similar issue in my '87's G50 transmission. Shifts into first easily when cold, but after it heats up, becomes more...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-22-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 195,794
Posted By bemmett
I'll definitely post an update once everything is...

I'll definitely post an update once everything is installed.

I've gone back through all the service records from the prior owner I have beginning in 1991, and other than re-welding a rear sway...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-21-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 195,794
Posted By bemmett
I've been following this thread for quite a while...

I've been following this thread for quite a while and find it serendipitous that it happened to get partially revived today. I just dropped my '87 off at Elephant this morning to have a full...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 08-16-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 616,955
Posted By bemmett
I thought you just finished a sympathetic resto...

I thought you just finished a sympathetic resto at MobileWorksWest last year? What are you headed to see Freddie for? Inquiring minds want to know! :)
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-14-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By bemmett
Dangit! So close. I tried Doug+Bisi's...

Dangit! So close.

I tried Doug+Bisi's suggestion of installing when the engine was hanging normally last night, and helped a LOT, but I still have a bit of a clearance issue. I noticed that it...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-13-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By bemmett
I really appreciate the details. I'll keep this...

I really appreciate the details. I'll keep this in my back pocket. I'm going to try Doug's approach first (attempt to install without being jacked up to keep everything in standard alignment)...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-13-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By bemmett
I had mine up on jacks, yes, but just on the left...

I had mine up on jacks, yes, but just on the left rear jackpoint. I hadn't even considered that being jacked up on a single side might cause some sort of torsional rotation that might misalign...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-12-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By bemmett
Interesting solution. Any details you can share...

Interesting solution. Any details you can share about your extension piece?

Separately, sounds like best to ping Bisi.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-12-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By bemmett
Bisimoto Pulse Chamber - valence fit issues?

Hi,

I've had one of Bisi's Pulse Chambers in my garage for a few months and finally had some time to pop off the old muffler today (had to cut the straps, after weeks of dealing with rusted bolts...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-10-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,579
Posted By bemmett
My '87 has 222500 miles on it without a rebuild. ...

My '87 has 222500 miles on it without a rebuild. It burns, on average, a quart every 700 miles so it's probably getting close to needing one, but based on other threads here (and user manual) it...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-28-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By bemmett
Here's my pre/post cat replacement, all other...

Here's my pre/post cat replacement, all other variables being equal.

Old Cat
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/cat_before1485621023.jpg

New Cat...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-28-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By bemmett
Agreed. In my response above, my "tuning" really...

Agreed. In my response above, my "tuning" really meant my trusted mechanic adjusting the AFM while running the car on an exhaust gas analyzer.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-26-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By bemmett
In 2014 I replaced my O2 sensor and had the car...

In 2014 I replaced my O2 sensor and had the car tuned and barely squeaked by passing smog that year.

Last November I had the car re-tuned and re-smogged and failed. I replaced the cat (the DEC...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-05-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,888
Posted By bemmett
^^^^ This. I removed my rear seat backs last...

^^^^ This.

I removed my rear seat backs last weekend (left in the bottoms for now) and was really surprised at how much more mechanical noise came into the cabin. Other than the volume increasing...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-13-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,842
Posted By bemmett
Do you mind letting us know who you're using? If...

Do you mind letting us know who you're using? If you prefer not to respond publicly, would you mind responding via PM? I'm at a point where I'm looking for something similar (my '87 headliner is...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-22-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,264
Posted By bemmett
If I had to guess I'd say those are 17". I've...

If I had to guess I'd say those are 17". I've got stock 7/8 x 15" on mine, and there's a pronounced difference in sidewall size between how mine looks and how this does. With that said, given tire...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-09-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By bemmett
Brian acted as seller's agent for the widow of...

Brian acted as seller's agent for the widow of the prior owner for the '87 I ended up buying a few years (the PO had been a long-time Stable customer), and I had a very similar experience dealing...
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