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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-28-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Walter_Middie
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https://www.jepistons.com/blog/how-to-calculate-engine-compression-ratio-and-displacement
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-28-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Walter_Middie
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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-27-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 569
Posted By Walter_Middie
id10t, Thanks - I just ordered a couple of...

id10t,

Thanks - I just ordered a couple of boxes of 9mm from targetsportsusa. I went to the local spoon sales store here Tuesday at a range I used to belong to. They were just about sold out of...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-25-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Walter_Middie
The valves can be either too loose or too tight. ...

The valves can be either too loose or too tight. There is a range where they are OK, and in general, the rocker arm should feel slightly loose. Usually, the valves get too loose, and you will hear...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-25-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Walter_Middie
Sugarwood, For your 3.2 engine, the crank...

Sugarwood,

For your 3.2 engine, the crank pulley should have markings at Z1, 120 deg, and 240 deg. Like this:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/timingmarks_3_21585142763.jpg

Your...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-24-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Walter_Middie
Sugarwood, Let's look at an example where #4...

Sugarwood,

Let's look at an example where #4 is at TDC and #4 spark plug is about to fire. Cylinder #4 has just finished intaking a fresh charge of fuel and air, and #4 piston has come all the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-24-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By Walter_Middie
You said you checked the vacuum advance. What...

You said you checked the vacuum advance. What about the centrifugal advance springs? They came from the factory with small plastic spacers/sleeves that hold the springs just slightly away from the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-22-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Walter_Middie
stirj is correct. The spring is made this way to...

stirj is correct. The spring is made this way to delay the RPM in which it starts to be used. This is how Porsche creates the correct centrifugal advance as the RPM increases.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-20-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Walter_Middie
Remember that the 3.2 distributor turns clockwise...

Remember that the 3.2 distributor turns clockwise and the original 3.0 engine that your 1983 came with turns the distributor counterclockwise.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-21-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Walter_Middie
Setting TDC is a good practice, but it is not...

Setting TDC is a good practice, but it is not necessary. If you make a note of where the old distributor rotor is pointing, remove the old distributor and install the new one so that the rotor is...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-21-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Walter_Middie
kidporsche911, The Pertronix Ignitor is just...

kidporsche911,

The Pertronix Ignitor is just an electronic replacement for the points that used to be in your car originally. They can be installed in either your original distributor in place of...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-21-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Walter_Middie
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http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/521754-rpm-sensor.html

Here's another photo that says it might be an RPM Sensor for cars with MFI.
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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-20-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Walter_Middie
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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-06-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Walter_Middie
I changed the fluid in my ZF6HP28. I found a...

I changed the fluid in my ZF6HP28. I found a company that sold a replaceable filter and separate pan. Mine (Range Rover) required lifting the engine to get the pan out - or cutting it and using the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-25-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By Walter_Middie
A Dremel tool makes quick work of those aluminum...

A Dremel tool makes quick work of those aluminum tabs holding the sleeves in. Piece of cake.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-25-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By Walter_Middie
I'd get another opinion on whether they are bent...

I'd get another opinion on whether they are bent and how much they would be to repair. Go to someone that specializes in wheel repair.

NYNick is right in that you need to minimize the loss and...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-24-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Walter_Middie
When you pull the distributor out, you have to...

When you pull the distributor out, you have to turn the rotor before pushing the distributor back in or you haven't changed anything.

Get the engine back to TDC with cyl #1 on the firing stroke....
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-09-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Walter_Middie
Jason, I had mats like those with the...

Jason,

I had mats like those with the thousand spikes on them - they ruined my carpeting in no time.

I still don't know how to keep the front mats and carpet in place - the straps to the seat...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Walter_Middie
RedRocco, There's also a small cage that...

RedRocco,

There's also a small cage that retains the ball that you should hunt for. It's aluminum so don't expect a magnet to find it. It should also make its way down to the oil strainer...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-22-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Walter_Middie
One thing I notice on mine, #32 and hose #2A are...

One thing I notice on mine, #32 and hose #2A are a vacuum relief port. Make sure your reservoir is not making a vacuum.

The other issue I had with mine is that the hose #2 that drops into the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-19-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Walter_Middie
Yes - when cold, the yellow wire has +12V while...

Yes - when cold, the yellow wire has +12V while the starter is engaged. This powers the cold start valve - or the injector on the engine conveniently located between the engine and the firewall...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-19-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Walter_Middie
The back of the alternator should have a D- post...

The back of the alternator should have a D- post marked where the other brown wires attach. That's where the braided wire from the engine goes.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-19-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Walter_Middie
The braided wired from the engine connects to the...

The braided wired from the engine connects to the alternator. D- Ground, brown wires AND a braided ground strap to the top of the engine;
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-19-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Walter_Middie
Aurelien, Mid years (like mine) and earlier...

Aurelien,

Mid years (like mine) and earlier CIS engines had the fuel pump come on with the key. On the later 3.0 liter SC engines, they included a switch. During slow cranking while trying to...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-14-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Walter_Middie
Dennis, I just had my driver's door off to...

Dennis,

I just had my driver's door off to get at a few issues. I've had the door off plenty of times, and never removed the hinge pins. I just put a 2x4 under the door and hold it up with the...
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