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Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-04-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By flash968
if cost is at all factor, step away from the 968....

if cost is at all factor, step away from the 968. parts availability and cost is higher, as is maintenance, due largely to the fact that most shops have never seen one, and it is a lot more...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-02-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By flash968
he more than likely had either a cam change, with...

he more than likely had either a cam change, with a different overlap, or an intake change. the dual resonant intake, specific to the 968, presents all sorts of exhaust timing issues. it's...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-01-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By flash968
i messed around with this one a LOT on the 968,...

i messed around with this one a LOT on the 968, both normally aspirated, and supercharged. in all, i think i did 16 systems, ranging from different mufflers, to various pipe sizes, to different...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-01-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,188
Posted By flash968
please note that i said $15k for an engine that...

please note that i said $15k for an engine that would rev 7400. i did not quote a price estimate for an engine that would rev 9k. i can't imagine one doing that for very long, regardless of what...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-01-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,188
Posted By flash968
i regularly spun my 968 engine to 7400, but i did...

i regularly spun my 968 engine to 7400, but i did a LOT of work to get there.

as stated, the valve train will not let you go there. the valves float just above 6300. you will need stiffer...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-24-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By flash968
if you install a battery kill switch, your...

if you install a battery kill switch, your electric locks won't work, your deck will lose memory, and it's a real pain in the neck.

re: the cover, that's what i said. it is important though to...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-24-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By flash968
just a thought. while i mentioned a car cover as...

just a thought. while i mentioned a car cover as a potential precaution, i am not a fan of them. you have to be willing to accept the drawbacks. no matter what cover you get, dust gets underneath...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-20-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By flash968
colt 45 seriously though. no security...

colt 45

seriously though. no security system will do anything to stop a thief. he is going to break a window, open the door, open the hood, and cut the battery cable. all of this happens in...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-17-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By flash968
yeah - just something to take a peek at from time...

yeah - just something to take a peek at from time to time. may be just fine.

i'm not sure why they designed in so much slop in that bushing. i always thought it was odd to not have that trans...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-16-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By flash968
yeah - can't mismatch fluid there yes - leds...

yeah - can't mismatch fluid there

yes - leds are diodes, and the assemblies are usually pole specific, because diodes typically only pass voltage in one direction
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-16-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By flash968
have you checked the blinker fluid level?

have you checked the blinker fluid level?
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-11-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By flash968
other than the design issue of no longer having...

other than the design issue of no longer having as much "give" to absorb vibration, though i have to wonder just how much is really needed, the only thing i would be watching is the temperature. ...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-11-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By flash968
you will need new sensors for the light to go...

you will need new sensors for the light to go off. those danged things break all the time when changing pads.

i do not think the brake sensors are related to the engine running issue. i know it...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-31-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By flash968
actually, those rotors and pads show signs of...

actually, those rotors and pads show signs of deposits. you should not see so many concentric circles.

that being said, everything looks shallow on the rotors.

surface the rotors, and change...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-30-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By flash968
yeah - i hear this one a lot. shops tell...

yeah - i hear this one a lot. shops tell customers that their rotors are warped, so as to sell them new rotors. in the real world, rotors don't warp. it takes something catasrophic to warp a rotor...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-30-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By flash968
there is a chemical bonding that happens between...

there is a chemical bonding that happens between the rotor and the pad. when it happens, it goes all the way through the pad. i find it amazing at how many people resist the physics. i saw it all...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-27-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By flash968
there is no procedure for "fixing" used pads. it...

there is no procedure for "fixing" used pads. it is a chemical bonding that occurs between the pad and rotor. that cannot be scrubbed off with any assurance of success. in over 30 years of doing...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-24-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By flash968
first, rule out that pads were reused on new...

first, rule out that pads were reused on new rotors. used pads, even for a short period, will have deposits on them, and will likely cause vibration under braking, especially light braking. see the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-24-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By flash968
braking vibrations are usually due to...

braking vibrations are usually due to contamination or poor break in of the pads and rotors.

you cannot reuse pads on new rotors, and have a mixed chance of success even with a pad slap on old...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-05-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,661
Posted By flash968
something to keep in mind about weight reduction...

something to keep in mind about weight reduction is that it is not just about power to weight. the lighter the car, the later you can hit the brakes, and therefore the more speed you can carry into...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-02-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By flash968
the answer may be more complicated than one might...

the answer may be more complicated than one might think.

IF the entire hydraulic system has been properly maintained, which means flushing and bleeding at least every 3 years, AND you have a...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-02-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By flash968
before this spins off to a bashing free for all,...

before this spins off to a bashing free for all, let's assume that somebody is just young, and only sees things that are right in front of them, and only from their own perspective, as we all did...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 05-01-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By flash968
does anybody else not see the flaw in the...

does anybody else not see the flaw in the argument here?

unless an inspection was done prior to shipping, one has to assume that they are telling the truth. how was it determined that the ECU was...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-20-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By flash968
good call. that way, if he doesn't do the whole...

good call. that way, if he doesn't do the whole job, and you either get black fluid again, or have a failure, you can make him fix it on his dime.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-19-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By flash968
while it does not "circulate, it does move, and...

while it does not "circulate, it does move, and it does mix with fluid elsewhere. basic fluid dynamics will tell you that, because the fluid cannot compress, it must move when the pedal is...
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