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wasz
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the benefit of the spyder arm?

This guy has the same oversize experience.

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1435354
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only two things, I don't need to remove the rubber bushes of new arms to fit poly bushes and a bi-product of this is they are cheaper.

I have sleeved these today and I'm actually happy they are a good fit and tighter than when I removed them from the old coffin arms.



Obviously there is a downside to these arms, they are no good for anyone that can't fit a sleeve.

I know they fit their own bushes to these arms but they are Powerflex or standard rubber BUT as these arms are around 0.8mm bigger in diameter, no matter what is fitted they will wear prematurely due to there being some slack in the bush mounting, they may be snug when fitted (but not tight) but will break in and wear early.

I did PM millsv8 last night but I haven't had a reply as yet
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I stripped my alternator down to fit a new regulator pack due to voltage surging issues I also changed the bearings in my idler pulleys. They were starting to get noisy so it was the ideal opportunity to sort these out at the same time.

I found out it was the idler bearing that was making the noise by spraying WD-40 behind the pulleys to see which one went quiet, it highlighted only one of the idlers but thought while they are off I may as well do them all.

See here for alternator/power surging issues. http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=131774

This was quite a straight forward job and I got the bearing sizes from another thread on the forum http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=116879.
These are 15 x 35 x 15.9 mm and work out around £20 for all three bearings, a lot less than paying the £70 each for the genuine idler pulleys individually.



Tools required, plus using a same sized socket and a vice to press the bearing back in.



I also needed to use a puller to remove the bearings from their centre posts, I could have used brute force but as I had a puller already it seemed the best way.



Old and new bearing.



and new bearings fitted to original idlers.



An easy and satisfying job to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice little write up Thumb

Pulley bearings are on my to do list.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice post about the bearing replacement thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also buy new idler pulleys complete from Rock Auto.

I paid about £30 each inc shipping and taxes.

Dayco 89173 https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=4737006&jsn=258
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swapped the dodgy LCD display for my A/C unit today, took about an hour to do and the cost of the screen was reasonable at £61.

I did a write up in 996 FAQ's http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=131972

From this,



to this



While I was at it my centre vent was open all the time and was making my coffee cold in the cup holder when the A/C was ever on, so I removed the vents from above the radio



The clip had come away from the vent flaps, just clipping it back in solved this, unsure why it ever came off though?


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