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Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-13-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By dgcantrell
How much for the exhaust?

How much for the exhaust?
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-01-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By dgcantrell
They may "look" like metal sometimes because they...

They may "look" like metal sometimes because they area black or dark grey ABS type plastic. Just be sure it's a metal one an it should be fine. I'd mic it and make sure it matches the drawing V2...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-01-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,462
Posted By dgcantrell
I need to make me an injector cleaner station...

I need to make me an injector cleaner station like that. I have a set of 928 injectors I need to clean out.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-01-2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By dgcantrell
Make sure you get the metal one. The...

Make sure you get the metal one. The resin/plastic ones can vary too much due to expansion and contraction of the material and not give the correct alignment.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 08-27-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By dgcantrell
Yep.. I'll also recommend checking the timing on...

Yep.. I'll also recommend checking the timing on the balance shafts. It's easy to not get them right or off just a little. It does take a bit of finesse to get them right since there is a lot of...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 08-15-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By dgcantrell
$200 for a crank lock. I made one for my Audi...

$200 for a crank lock. I made one for my Audi 5000 out of some angle iron when doing the timing belt on it once. I then made the realization that the transmission cases are almost identical. It...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 08-09-2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By dgcantrell
The biggest omission from a lot of those old...

The biggest omission from a lot of those old references is that you must rotate the torque tube assembly over 180 degrees to disengage the safety catches in order to get it to slide back far enough. ...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 08-08-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By dgcantrell
Nope... Gotta pull it..

Nope... Gotta pull it..
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-31-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,283
Posted By dgcantrell
That's purdy, man..

That's purdy, man..
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-20-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By dgcantrell
You could take the balance belt off, fire it up...

You could take the balance belt off, fire it up and see if the timing belt is actually whining. If it is, loosen it a bit. Once you get the timing belt to shut up, put the balance belt on and set...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-20-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By dgcantrell
One more reason to stay away from inferior...

One more reason to stay away from inferior Chinese-made crap.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-20-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By dgcantrell
Belts are a bit tight. What amount of twist did...

Belts are a bit tight. What amount of twist did you use? The usual 90 degrees (on older Audi's) is a little tight for the 924S/944 engines. 110-120 is what I go with. Your's being an S, it...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-12-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By dgcantrell
If it's being triggered by rain, I bet you have...

If it's being triggered by rain, I bet you have leak under the battery tray and the water if running along the wiring directly to the alarm module. The alarm module is positioned to where the plug...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 07-11-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By dgcantrell
No need to upgrade the antenna on the later cars....

No need to upgrade the antenna on the later cars. They are boosted so be sure to connect the black wire to the booster located behind the glove box to the, usually, blue remote power lead from the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-26-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By dgcantrell
I had to take a small file and dress the end of...

I had to take a small file and dress the end of the crank a little to get the belt gear and oil pump off my 88S a while back when doing the seals. There were a couple of small burrs where it had...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-22-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By dgcantrell
It's a lock nut to prevent the rod from moving...

It's a lock nut to prevent the rod from moving once you set the pedal free-play after replacing a master cylinder. The squeak is probably coming from the pin that connects this rod assembly to the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-19-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By dgcantrell
yeah. As long as the edges are smoothed and...

yeah. As long as the edges are smoothed and nothing gnarly sticking up, it should be fine like the others say.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-14-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By dgcantrell
On the last one I did, the silvering had degraded...

On the last one I did, the silvering had degraded on the light tunnels. I tried to recoat them with a couple different methods. Both failed miserably. Finally, I stripped them again and polished...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-13-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By dgcantrell
These actually will dim. I think I'm going to...

These actually will dim. I think I'm going to have to go with the LED's with a built in resistor.

The stock bulbs in the cluster were the original bulbs. After 30 years of heat from the bulbs,...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-12-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By dgcantrell
LED instrument illumination pulsing.....

Got the tail lights sorted out with the resistors and they were great. I had converted my instrument illumination lights to cooler LED's (the incandescents simply are too hot and melt the damned...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-12-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By dgcantrell
I was fortunate enough to have thought to take...

I was fortunate enough to have thought to take the timing belt covers off the 88S I picked up a while back when firing it up the first time. The PO told me the waterpump was going out. It fired it...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-11-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,301
Posted By dgcantrell
A brass or stainless steel wire brush and some...

A brass or stainless steel wire brush and some Sea Foam. Pour a little on the pistons and let it soak. Bring the piston you want to scrub with the brush to the top being careful to corral the Sea...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-05-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By dgcantrell
A soak in some mineral spirits, acetone, or...

A soak in some mineral spirits, acetone, or lacquer thinner, and the cosmoline will dissolve away. ;-)
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-04-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By dgcantrell
The cam caps on any head are machined for that...

The cam caps on any head are machined for that position only. You cannot mix them up or turn them 180 and there still be a perfect circle at the cam landing. When disassembling an engine, you...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-02-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By dgcantrell
Omg!! The carnage!!!!

Omg!! The carnage!!!!
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