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Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 08-14-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
With modern radial tires, more negative camber is...

With modern radial tires, more negative camber is almost always a good thing, until you get outside of a fairly large range.

You're not outside it yet. You'll notice better steady-state cornering...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-13-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Do you know if the starter is correct? There are...

Do you know if the starter is correct? There are a number of parts books (particularly those used in large auto parts chain stores) list the wrong one. The correct one is SR-17X. The listed one...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 08-13-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Strange radio knob problem

Very odd. I was selecting an MP3 track on the stock radio in my 2012 Cooper, and the selection knob suddenly became very much more difficult to turn. I can still turn it, but the detents (the...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-12-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
The Bursch. The four-tip will be louder in some...

The Bursch. The four-tip will be louder in some ranges, but the Bursch should give slightly better power.

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-12-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Archived version of the 914 Fan Page article: ...

Archived version of the 914 Fan Page article: https://web.archive.org/web/20000929210032fw_/http://www.914fan.net:80/fuelpump.html

Supposedly this page has Brad Anders' fuel pump troubleshooting...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 08-09-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
It is possible to get a small implement in from...

It is possible to get a small implement in from the flywheel side and pull it out, but it takes some doing. And you have to be careful not to scratch up the sealing surfaces.

People have used a...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 07-21-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Could be the link coming from a new user. I did...

Could be the link coming from a new user. I did see it, but I am in the admin group.

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 07-21-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
There are two parts to the problem described in...

There are two parts to the problem described in the OP. One is that the engine stopped running, the other is that it turned over very slowly.

A fuel delivery problem could easily cause the engine...
Forum: MINI Discussion Forum 07-21-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Cool vid! Yes, the slamming the door and...

Cool vid!

Yes, the slamming the door and changing the behavior is a big sign that something, usually an electrical connection, is loose. Glad you found the source of the problem!!

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 07-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Yes, it is very very weird. With a 2.4 liter...

Yes, it is very very weird.

With a 2.4 liter engine and cast-iron cylinders, you very likely have 103s or 105s. They may be distorting when they warm up, causing your problem. That's the only...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 07-18-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
210F is absolutely in the middle of the normal...

210F is absolutely in the middle of the normal oil temperature range. Anything lower than 180F is not warm enough, in fact. Your temps should not have caused any problems at all.

Your...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 07-18-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Very much the wrong forum. Not only in a Tech...

Very much the wrong forum. Not only in a Tech forum (instead of a For Sale forum), but in the 914 section, not the 944 section!

I've moved it for you.

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-26-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Check your battery connections first. Check...

Check your battery connections first.

Check the ignition switch second.

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-26-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Short trips that don't let your oil come up to...

Short trips that don't let your oil come up to temp are the usual suspect. It certainly isn't coolant! :D

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-21-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
The general procedure with the timing lights with...

The general procedure with the timing lights with dial-in advance is that you dial your target number, run at your target RPM, and look for the TDC mark. If you don't have a TDC mark, you can...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-20-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Yes, or there might just be one at 7.5 BTDC. ...

Yes, or there might just be one at 7.5 BTDC.

You can check the Tech Article (https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/914_timing/914_timing.htm) on the timing; there's a template there among...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-20-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
As I said on the World, you have to figure out...

As I said on the World, you have to figure out what advance curve is built into it.

If you think it's close, you can either set the timing to stock at idle (5 BTDC at 900 RPM I believe), or set it...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Tangerine Racing sells an MPS repair kit. ...

Tangerine Racing sells an MPS repair kit.

Tangerine Racing Engine Products (http://www.tangerineracing.com/engine.htm)

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-12-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Dish soap is generally a reasonable substitute;...

Dish soap is generally a reasonable substitute; many of them contain glycerine.

I don't know what's in "gummi pfledge". A quick Google search turns up this Autopia thread...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-11-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Silicone isn't that good for rubber. Better to...

Silicone isn't that good for rubber. Better to use glycerine, which you can get at many drugstores/pharmacies.

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-11-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
How about a Youtube video? ...

How about a Youtube video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFsZoI_W3g

--DD
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-10-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Sorry, the system flagged your post as suspicious...

Sorry, the system flagged your post as suspicious because it was your first post and contained an external link. I have approved it so you shouldn't have any more problems.

I don't have any...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-10-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
The parking brake contact switch will be under...

The parking brake contact switch will be under the handbrake handle. It gets pressed by a tab on the bottom of the handle, breaking the circuit. When the handle is not pushing down on the switch,...
Forum: Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum 06-05-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Or just post here and he'll see it in a day or...

Or just post here and he'll see it in a day or two. ;)

A setup that I like, that is not too bad on the street:
- Bilstein HD shocks for the rear
- Bilstein Performance (not sure if B6 or B8)...
Forum: Porsche Autocross and Track Racing 06-01-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Will all the cars you instruct in have shoulder...

Will all the cars you instruct in have shoulder harnesses, e.g., 5- or 6-point belts? If not, the HANS may not be useful in those cars. They were initially designed to be held on by the shoulder...
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