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Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum Yesterday, 07:56 AM
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If the heads are from an engine without sealing...

If the heads are from an engine without sealing rings (90-91) then they must be machined to accept the later cylinders. The sealing surface is bigger on the cylinders with the sealing rings. BTW, the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-12-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,045
Posted By RedCoupe
Yeah, if it runs okay I would use oil analysis...

Yeah, if it runs okay I would use oil analysis for the next few changes.
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 01-10-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By RedCoupe
I don't like the idea of reusing old exhaust...

I don't like the idea of reusing old exhaust valves, particularly if I don't know the history of the engine they were in. My dad had his aircraft A&P ticket, and whenever we overhauled air cooled...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-09-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,890
Posted By RedCoupe
I actually use two different sockets. The socket...

I actually use two different sockets. The socket I remove the plugs with has a full length rubber insert that really grabs the plug tightly on the way out. The socket that I install the new plugs...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-02-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By RedCoupe
If you're storing your car in.damp weather, I...

If you're storing your car in.damp weather, I heartily recommend a good sized dehumidifier for the garage. I bought one when I lived in the Pacific NW, and it made a huge difference. Also, no rusty...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 12-19-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By RedCoupe
I recently bought a commercial building with some...

I recently bought a commercial building with some space to rent and several garage bays for me to tinker with my cars. I'm taking my time to get insulation and proper heat installed before I move in...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-17-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,752
Posted By RedCoupe
Obviously, it's not not completely disengaging....

Obviously, it's not not completely disengaging. How much did you take off of the flywheel? Perhaps one of our pros can chime in with specific help here, but I'm thinking that somehow you're not...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-17-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By RedCoupe
On my 86 the float is inside a tube. There are...

On my 86 the float is inside a tube. There are very little holes to let gas in and our of the tube and they were partially plugged with sediment. I don't know if the OP's sender is like mine, but if...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-13-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By RedCoupe
I'm concerned about the "#8 bearing flange...

I'm concerned about the "#8 bearing flange install". The #8 main bearing has two possible place for leakage: the exterior of the bearing which seals to the crankcase halves with an o-ring, and it...
Forum: Porsche 356 Technical Forum 12-13-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By RedCoupe
Very cool! I love stuff like that! For several...

Very cool! I love stuff like that! For several years, I had a 1969 Triumph TR6. Once, when reupholstering the front seats, a checkbook fell out that had been stuck in the driver's seat since 1970. I...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 12-13-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By RedCoupe
+1 The Nikasil cylinders are such a Great Leap...

+1 The Nikasil cylinders are such a Great Leap Forward over the iron ones. If yours are worn, why not have yours replated?
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 12-10-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By RedCoupe
I just searched "SSI backdate heat" and found a...

I just searched "SSI backdate heat" and found a post with suggestions.
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 12-10-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By RedCoupe
There's a crossover pipe that directs air from...

There's a crossover pipe that directs air from near the distributor to both sides. If you look at a parts list for your year engine it should show it.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-06-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By RedCoupe
My 964 had sporadic problems like this when I had...

My 964 had sporadic problems like this when I had a bad battery ground cable and a bad ground strap connection elsewhere. I have the Durametric software and it was showing no problems when the...
Forum: Porsche 964 & 993 Technical Forum 12-04-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By RedCoupe
What I should have said is if the clutch is...

What I should have said is if the clutch is "stuck", it won't disengage. You can usually free it up by firmly setting the handbrake and starting in a high gear with the clutch on the floor. Please...
Forum: Porsche 964 & 993 Technical Forum 12-04-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By RedCoupe
When you flush the brake system, you will also...

When you flush the brake system, you will also want to flush the hydraulic clutch, although it is a pain to get to the slave cylinder. On the subject of the clutch, it is quite possible that the...
Forum: Porsche 964 & 993 Technical Forum 12-03-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By RedCoupe
Sam, if it was an unintentional 5 year storage,...

Sam, if it was an unintentional 5 year storage, then I presume that there weren't preparations ahead of time. If there is 5 year old gas in it, it needs to be completely removed. Tank completely...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-25-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By RedCoupe
Before you replace the plug wires check them for...

Before you replace the plug wires check them for proper resistance. Terminal to terminal. If your plug wires have the resistors built into the spark plug terminals, those can fail.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-24-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By RedCoupe
Hi Karl, I replace these lines about a year and a...

Hi Karl, I replace these lines about a year and a half ago in my 86. I took quite a few things off for good access including the passenger half of the intake manifold. I bought replacement pieces...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By RedCoupe
One thing also to consider is that many of passes...

One thing also to consider is that many of passes use cinders for snow/ice traction and these can be tough on paint. I've done Arizona to Seattle a couple of times in my 86, but I have paint...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-22-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By RedCoupe
Okay, so you're seeing signs of leaking between...

Okay, so you're seeing signs of leaking between the cylinder and head. As suggested, I'd pop valve covers on that side and check for broken head studs. If okay try to retorque the nuts.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-22-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By RedCoupe
I'm not following. Are you saying that you...

I'm not following. Are you saying that you changed the gasket on the intake runner and it's still leaking, or are you saying that after changing the intake gasket you discovered the cylinder is...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 11-21-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,507
Posted By RedCoupe
Just curious how you use base shims on a 964 as...

Just curious how you use base shims on a 964 as it seals with an o-ring in
a groove in the bottom of the cylinder, different from all the earlier engines.
Forum: Porsche 964 & 993 Technical Forum 11-16-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By RedCoupe
IIRC, you need either a Bosch "Hammer" or a...

IIRC, you need either a Bosch "Hammer" or a laptop with appropriate software to cancel the warning light. I have the Durametric software that I bought many years ago. It will also tell me what the...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 11-16-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By RedCoupe
Even if there were some way to remove the cam...

Even if there were some way to remove the cam towers and heads with the engine in the car, I wouldnt want to. The engine isn't that difficult to remove, and with the engine up in an engine stand, you...
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