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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum Today, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By 911pcars
The idler arms should have the later wide...

The idler arms should have the later wide bearing, but your MY ('81 on) should already have these in place. Confirm when you have the cover off.

Sherwood
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum Today, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By 911pcars
Randy, To re-index the TBs, you only need to...

Randy,
To re-index the TBs, you only need to create just enough space between each bar end and the fixed splines in the torsion tube and spring plate. ER's components seem to allow more convenient...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum Today, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 693
Posted By 911pcars
Doesn't take much corrosion to stop/reduce...

Doesn't take much corrosion to stop/reduce current flow.

Recently tried to start the engine. Cranked it once before the total system (starter, lights, everything went completely dead. As it was...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum Today, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By 911pcars
Rolling the fender lip is a common method of...

Rolling the fender lip is a common method of eliminating tire rub. However, not all owners are aware the trough created can trap road debris and moisture. Suggest adequate surface prepping, then fill...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-21-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By 911pcars
Welding heat on a heat-treated, tempered torsion...

Welding heat on a heat-treated, tempered torsion bar? Uh. Might change the spring rate.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-07-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By 911pcars
Answers to these questions; Is brass corrosion...

Answers to these questions;
Is brass corrosion resistant?
What causes brass to corrode?
How do you keep brass from oxidizing?
Does brass corrode?

..... addressed here:...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-07-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By 911pcars
Smile Hi Kevin, Thanks for the clarification. I...

Hi Kevin,
Thanks for the clarification. I acknowledge there are viable 911s after '77 :)
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-07-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By 911pcars
Here's two MC actuating arms (late and early with...

Here's two MC actuating arms (late and early with mech. brake light switch)
The loop on the left fits onto the brake pedal arm.
The opposite end fits into the back end of the master cylinder and...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-07-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By 911pcars
Here's a link: ...

Here's a link:
https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/

However, it's not current despite containing related tech info. Fairly easy for chemical companies to change the mix at will. If there's an update...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-07-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By 911pcars
An attempt to dispel anecdotal theories: ...

An attempt to dispel anecdotal theories:

What is it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_bearing
"A spherical bearing by itself consists of an outer ring and an inner ring and a locking...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-06-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By 911pcars
There are also workarounds. In addition to solid...

There are also workarounds. In addition to solid state relays, several companies sell inline resistors that provide the resistance the circuit needs for the TS relay to work. Go to the hot rod...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-06-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By 911pcars
Yes. While aluminum has superior heat transfer...

Yes. While aluminum has superior heat transfer characteristics and is lighter than steel or brass, it can work harden and crack from vibration if there's insufficient support. Observe how modern...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-06-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By 911pcars
Polybronze is a hybrid to help reduce noise and...

Polybronze is a hybrid to help reduce noise and vibration. They need lube.

A spherical bearings is a metal-to-metal bearing and as such, there's little play ... and cushioning, thus any ride...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-03-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By 911pcars
Pretty sure the correct additive package must be...

Pretty sure the correct additive package must be added to good quality base stock and not to just any single or multi-viscosity oil - the old saying that one can't make chicken soup out of chicken...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By 911pcars
If both oils have the same additive package, does...

If both oils have the same additive package, does that mean the oils are the same? What about the base oil? Can the lab test for any lubrication differences other than the testing of your sample(s)?...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-02-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 418,885
Posted By 911pcars
MoS2 is described as a solid compound (not a...

MoS2 is described as a solid compound (not a liquid) despite its low friction lubrication properties; also described as an oil additive. Not sure about the Liqui Moly, MoS2 product.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-02-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By 911pcars
Somewhere in the following link is an exhaust...

Somewhere in the following link is an exhaust level comparing several loud Porscheís (RS, RSR, 928, etc.). They recorded and charted their results with what looks like a proper SPL (dB) meter.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-02-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,454
Posted By 911pcars
Remind me. Where and how did this thread segue to...

Remind me. Where and how did this thread segue to RHD driving?

Another data point. After dropping the drivetrain after 25k DC miles, I measured the clutch disk wear at near new specs (~7-8mm as I...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-02-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,454
Posted By 911pcars
The main reason why the synchros on first gear...

The main reason why the synchros on first gear and especially second wear out first is due to constant downshifting into those gears.

If you enjoy hearing your engine rev as youíre slowing down,...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By 911pcars
Those pads share the same profile as 930 brakes...

Those pads share the same profile as 930 brakes and others. For street pads that donít require track performance needs, try the factory 930 pads or equivalent. Relatively inexpensive too.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-02-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By 911pcars
Yes

Yes
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-02-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By 911pcars
Iím guessing sourcing one of these is for the...

Iím guessing sourcing one of these is for the sonic effect? Iím good with that.

However, unless the new muffler is too restrictive (the GT3 muffler probably isnít), I dont expect mufflers to...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-22-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By 911pcars
The usual process to restore the trimwork is to...

The usual process to restore the trimwork is to polish to remove all blems, then anodize or otherwise coat the base material. Most shops charge a premium for this.

I have trimwork that was powder...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-22-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By 911pcars
I inserted the Sylvania #1893 bulb Solamar...

I inserted the Sylvania #1893 bulb Solamar described into Google with "LED" attached and it came up with the following link. Seems like any of them will fit through the reflector. Question is, will...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-22-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,687
Posted By 911pcars
Good video to dispel the dreams of road race...

Good video to dispel the dreams of road race stardom.

My low buck, DIY 10% mod performed on a Weltmeister strut bar a few years ago:
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