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  Topic: 1980 resurrection...
Eric P

Replies: 52
Views: 10088

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:24 pm   Subject: 1980 resurrection...
For what it's worth, I topped out at 32 mpg when I drove from NY to Iowa. Pretty much that entire drive was at freeway speeds.
  Topic: temporary loss of power
Eric P

Replies: 14
Views: 1072

PostForum: 924S Discussions   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:18 pm   Subject: temporary loss of power
I've soldered a few without problems. The wire is stainless and that might be why people say not to? 60/40 nickel solder seems to work well. I hate using crimp connectors anywhere that may see water. ...
  Topic: Rear Compartment light switch location
Eric P

Replies: 4
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:56 am   Subject: Rear Compartment light switch location
There is no switch for the defroster. The defroster is the wire at the top left of the hatch when you have the hatch open. The only differences between years is the 3rd brake light on later cars and r ...
  Topic: Rear Compartment light switch location
Eric P

Replies: 4
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:34 am   Subject: Rear Compartment light switch location
The switch is part of the right hand hatch strut. When the strut extends, the contact touches the strut piston and completes the circuit.
  Topic: A porsche for your thoughts?
Eric P

Replies: 6
Views: 272

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:06 am   Subject: A porsche for your thoughts?
If it were my money, I would wait for a better example to come up for sale. You're going to spend more than it's worth just to get it on par to daily drive or even just to be safe when you race. With ...
  Topic: Windshield washer parts
Eric P

Replies: 2
Views: 267

PostForum: 931 Tech.   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:15 am   Subject: Windshield washer parts
I bought all the stuff I needed on eBay.

The pump was URO part replacement but seems to work well for about $12.
PN: 823955651 (this is the vw part number, but it clips right onto your washer tan ...
  Topic: Vapor Blasting...WOW!!!
Eric P

Replies: 14
Views: 475

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:40 am   Subject: Vapor Blasting...WOW!!!
I have a Vapormate cabinet in my shop. We mainly use it for motorcycle parts but I've used it on some car bits too. we mix a rust preventative into the slurry. Vapor blasted steel parts flash rust ver ...
  Topic: rattles in dash
Eric P

Replies: 2
Views: 360

PostForum: 924S Discussions   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:43 am   Subject: rattles in dash
I had a few things making noises in my dash:

The heater fan - More of a squeaking noise, but oiling the motor is a good idea whether you think it's making noise or not.

The foam backing - The ce ...
  Topic: Shocks
Eric P

Replies: 7
Views: 450

PostForum: 931 Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:15 am   Subject: Shocks
If price is a concern, there's always Sachs shocks. They're a bit more expensive than KYB but they're cheaper than the Konis and Bilsteins.

I've had bad experiences with KYBs so I'd probably steer ...
  Topic: porsche 924 1977 fuel accumulator problem
Eric P

Replies: 5
Views: 488

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:51 am   Subject: porsche 924 1977 fuel accumulator problem
Start by fixing the issues you know of. Don't proceed with trying to start it until you've sorted those issues.

You need new accumulators and you need to fix your vacuum lines. Any troubleshooting ...
  Topic: temporary loss of power
Eric P

Replies: 14
Views: 1072

PostForum: 924S Discussions   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:53 am   Subject: temporary loss of power
today;
$9 sensor arrived, crimped it in, two runs, no recurrence, will continue to monitor but it sure seems like both old sensor behaved the same way, weird, no? Assume it was just sensor the whole ...
  Topic: Battery mounting
Eric P

Replies: 2
Views: 394

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:44 am   Subject: Battery mounting
I've noticed that there are two different battery mounting configurations on our cars.

I can't really find much info on it, but it appears that at some point Porsche switched from mounting the batt ...
  Topic: porsche 924 1977 fuel accumulator problem
Eric P

Replies: 5
Views: 488

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:21 am   Subject: porsche 924 1977 fuel accumulator problem
If fuel comes out when you remove the screw, you need a new fuel accumulator. I believe Porsche updated this so that there was 1 40cc fuel accumulator instead of two 20cc fuel acumulators. If you know ...
  Topic: Heater blower motor
Eric P

Replies: 10
Views: 1533

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:55 am   Subject: Heater blower motor
That reminds me I oughtta get in there and hit mine with some bike chain lube... now that I have gallons of the stuff around for my chain-drive racecar...

Take a whiff of it first. You're going ...
  Topic: Heater blower motor
Eric P

Replies: 10
Views: 1533

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:53 am   Subject: Heater blower motor
So I listened to Rasta Monsta. I had a can of penetrating oil kicking around the garage so I sprayed the upper bearing and the armature with it. I assumed the oil would drip down the armature into the ...
 
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