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Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 05-12-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,117
Posted By cnavarro
We recommend using denatured alcohol with...

We recommend using denatured alcohol with Kimwipes when cleaning Nickies.

If you have an ultrasonic parts washer, that is a great first step which will reduce the amount of elbow grease, leaving...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 05-12-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By cnavarro
The minimum clearance between the case spigot and...

The minimum clearance between the case spigot and the cylinder skirt is about .004".
Forum: Porsche 996/997/991 Forum 05-12-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By cnavarro
We pin the main IMS sprocket after inspecting the...

We pin the main IMS sprocket after inspecting the IMS for runout and taper. Any shat with more than .005" of runout is disqualified for use with anything other than an IMS Solution.

We've been...
Forum: Porsche 996/997/991 Forum 04-28-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By cnavarro
I'll just add that while resealing the IMS...

I'll just add that while resealing the IMS flange, you should also pull the grease seal off the front of the IMS. Takes seconds at that point:

MY06-08 – IMS Retrofit...
Forum: Miscellaneous Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 04-24-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By cnavarro
Still available?

Still available?
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 04-05-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,595
Posted By cnavarro
Sure thing. We do offer reconditioning of...

Sure thing. We do offer reconditioning of cylinders through LN. Any cylinder we recondition goes through this process standard. That's why we charge more for this service.
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 04-05-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,595
Posted By cnavarro
But it isn't. We have our own standards...

But it isn't. We have our own standards Millennium uses for finishing Nickies and our in-house quality control includes checks for ovality, taper, and also surface finishes. Every cylinder gets...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-04-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,874
Posted By cnavarro
We switched to Driven after Jake and I got...

We switched to Driven after Jake and I got involved years ago and helped them formulate their product line for both aircooled and watercooled Porsche models.

Like with the VR1 formulation change,...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-04-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,874
Posted By cnavarro
We have confirmation that Valvoline VR1 has...

We have confirmation that Valvoline VR1 has changed formulations. This has happened along with several other changes. We have already heard that Brad Penn is going to have to change because Lubrizol...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 09-25-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,043
Posted By cnavarro
Couldn't have said it better myself. You can...

Couldn't have said it better myself.

You can have a cheap piston and expensive piston from the same company. It's all in how you order it.

I just made a set of pistons for a custom build with...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 09-25-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,117
Posted By cnavarro
Thanks for your reply Neil. I should have...

Thanks for your reply Neil.

I should have been more specific on honing finishes. In my evaluation of various brands and platers, I found Ra finishes as low as 3 and some over 20 with Rvk, RpK,...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 09-25-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,043
Posted By cnavarro
We tested the factory Mahle cylinders many years...

We tested the factory Mahle cylinders many years ago and I believe the lab stated it was 335-0 AL casting alloy.

The alloy used in Nickies is best suited for the 2618 alloy, but we have been...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 09-25-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,117
Posted By cnavarro
Most of the CP Pistons come with 2.0 or 2.8 oil...

Most of the CP Pistons come with 2.0 or 2.8 oil controls, all of which are a low tension which usually is about 7-10#. It's common to see oil consumption is the 1 quart per 1000 miles, however...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Forum 09-25-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,342
Posted By cnavarro
There have been over 30k Retrofits sold in the...

There have been over 30k Retrofits sold in the last 10+ years and somewhere north of 3k Solutions in the last 6 years.

Retrofits were never intended to be a permanent fix - it's a service item in...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Forum 07-06-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By cnavarro
No, I did mean to say one bar above minimum. That...

No, I did mean to say one bar above minimum. That is how we set the oil level even on race cars. If it is above the minimum, there is enough in there.
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Forum 07-05-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By cnavarro
That's not helping your problem. I've seen this...

That's not helping your problem. I've seen this happen before when people overfill the engines. It creates additional windage that puts a higher load on the AOS. I'd recommend filling to one bar...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 07-04-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By cnavarro
The sets we have built in partnership with Mahle...

The sets we have built in partnership with Mahle Motorsports are modern interpretations of the NLA part, with obvious improvements in piston design, coating, rings, etc., however Neil is correct that...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 07-04-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By cnavarro
It doesn't matter. The rods can go either way....

It doesn't matter. The rods can go either way. Just make sure you put them all the same way so that the next person who rebuilds the engine that has OCD doesn't have a heart attack :-)
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 07-04-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By cnavarro
Spot on. If you choose to go the route of an...

Spot on. If you choose to go the route of an import cylinder, be sure you have a way to inspect them for ovality, taper, and surface finish. It would be best to throw the pistons away and have the...
Forum: 911 Engine Rebuilding Forum 07-04-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By cnavarro
We are working with Mahle Motorsports to bring...

We are working with Mahle Motorsports to bring back old NLA Mahle sets, coupled with our Nickies cylinders. It took about 4 years of working with Mahle Motorsports between evaluation and testing of...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Forum 07-04-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By cnavarro
Where do you normally set your oil level?

Where do you normally set your oil level?
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Forum 07-04-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By cnavarro
Another good test is a manometer test. If your...

Another good test is a manometer test. If your AOS is good, it will also provide a indication of ring seal.

One plus is that you have a early 2.7 base model - other than IMS failures, they are...
Forum: Porsche Cars For Sale 05-27-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,307
Posted By cnavarro
1993 Porsche 911 RS America Coupe Race Car Rebuilt Engine and Completely Updated

Year: 1993
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Cont. Porsche Models: Race Cars
Mileage (numbers only please): 42757
Color: Black/Green
VIN: WP0AB2962PS419340
Price (no $ sign please): $70000
Private or...
Forum: Porsche Cars For Sale 05-14-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,343
Posted By cnavarro
1993 Porsche 911 RS America Coupe Race Car Rebuilt Engine and Completely Updated

https://www.ebay.com/itm/183217832034

1993 Porsche 911 RS America.

Vehicle was last registered in 2001 and clean Carfax shows last mileage reported at 29,562 in 11/2001. Prior to its arrival...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Forum 04-01-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By cnavarro
Well, they couldn't go outright and say that the...

Well, they couldn't go outright and say that the reason was because M1 sucks, well could they? Long drain intervals with crappy oils too contributes to this. Remember, originally Porsche was...
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