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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-12-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,634
Posted By lespaul
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http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/1057015-second-snapgap-valve-adjustment.html
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-28-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By lespaul
Why not have the adjustment spot on if it can be...

Why not have the adjustment spot on if it can be achieved easily?
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-05-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By lespaul
Sugarwood, I think all those methods have...

Sugarwood,

I think all those methods have their pros and cons. I bet an experienced pro can nearly eyeball the adjustment -- but can they do it consistently for all 12 valves? It would be...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-04-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By lespaul
Sugarwood -- As someone else mentioned, I used a...

Sugarwood -- As someone else mentioned, I used a Z block and a dial gauge set up to measure and confirm the SNAPGAP valve gap. If you look on our host's site, you can buy a nice z block substitute...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-03-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By lespaul
Of course it is nothing personal. We are all...

Of course it is nothing personal. We are all good -- and you made a fair point.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-03-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By lespaul
I appreciate both the perspectives given on...

I appreciate both the perspectives given on advertising in a forum -- and the support of customers who have tried my product. While I do have permission from Pelican to advertise, I don't want to...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-03-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By lespaul
Point taken.

Point taken.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 05-03-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By lespaul
Why Do They Charge 4+ Hours For A Valve Adjustment?

In this blog post, the linked YouTube video of a professional mechanic adjusting a valve in an out of the car 911 engine demonstrates why shops charge as much as 4 hours for a valve adjustment.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-26-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 47,558
Posted By lespaul
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-05-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By lespaul
Second SNAPGAP Valve Adjustment

I have been asked about the process of using SNAPGAP for the second or third valve adjustment and the removal of the shim.

The process is simple. In developing SNAPGAP and testing, I have done it...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-04-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By lespaul
Good Time to Adjust Valves?

Spare time on your hands?

Although it may take only 1 min. 10 sec. to adjust each valve -- even one handed, this might be a good time to adjust your valves.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-15-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By lespaul
Customer Feedback

Tony -- I really appreciate feedback -- and especially from someone with your engine rebuilding knowledge and skills. Thanks for the shout out.

Some comments from others who have used the kit...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-14-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By lespaul
SNAPGAP - Valve Adjustment Tools - Now Carried By Pelican

I am proud to announce that Pelican Parts is now carrying SNAPGAP!

SNAPGAP launched last July and has sold its kits across the US and in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Poland, Czechoslovakia,...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-04-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By lespaul
Bill, The Adventure Rider's tool sounds like...

Bill,

The Adventure Rider's tool sounds like the "VAS" tool, I covered in the following Blog article
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-03-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By lespaul
Thanks Tony.

Thanks Tony.
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 11-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By lespaul
Valve Adjustment Visual Confirmation Trick

This post is not for pros who have experience doing valve adjustments.

For those new to valve adjustments -- regardless of the method used, this may be helpful. I recently walked someone who had...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-15-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By lespaul
Thanks Flojo. Good information. Here is...

Thanks Flojo. Good information. Here is something I found based on it.

This may be an option if I want to spend $1000.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-14-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By lespaul
Fly 911, Thank you for the very through...

Fly 911,

Thank you for the very through evaluation and explanation! I learned a lot. I guess my objective of a "Cayman S" sound is unlikely to be met no matter how much I spend on my SC. But I...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-14-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By lespaul
Muffler for '78SC that sounds like my Cayman S

I have listened to nearly all the sound clips and read nearly all the muffler threads and still do not know which way to go.

I have a '78SC 3.0 with OEM heat exchangers, no CAT (by pass pipe...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-10-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,063
Posted By lespaul
David and others who may be interested: After...

David and others who may be interested: After further evaluation, unless someone can provide me with a demonstrable benefit of reducing the weight this tiny amount on a 911 or 914 set up, I do not...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 10-01-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,063
Posted By lespaul
Results of Valve Adjustment - '78SC

I installed the latest version of SNAPGAP on all 12 valves on my '78SC. The prior version, that I ran for over a year, did not have the threadlocker patch on the cap screw or the tear away shim...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-29-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,063
Posted By lespaul
First -- as you might expect, John is correct. ...

First -- as you might expect, John is correct. To confirm whether you need to adjust a valve, you can check with a feeler. IF you cannot get the feeler in the gap, you need to adjust the valve...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-27-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,063
Posted By lespaul
Hey Michael, Of course I was kidding about...

Hey Michael,

Of course I was kidding about the "price of admission." You are a good sport though!

Today I posted an installation video on Intake #6 with engine in and a followup with a dial...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-27-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By lespaul
In Engine, Intake #6 Valve Adjustment Video

Some have asked to see an "In Engine" valve adjustment on Intake #6.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HP8920cTWM

Here is the confirmation video with dial gauge showing the adjustment at exactly...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 09-12-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,634
Posted By lespaul
Rawknee'sTurbo -- I am not sure of Wayne's...

Rawknee'sTurbo -- I am not sure of Wayne's reasoning, but plan to ask him.



Acme911, betterair, and Reiver -- Thanks! We aim to please with prompt shipment. I am looking forward to your...
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