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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First trip out in 2019!

Tax was due to renew and I had no MOT on the car, so had that booked for Saturday just gone.

The sun was out for the 964!!






Got to the garage and parked outside, only to find the car wouldn't start!! A piece of wood and a smack with a hammer got things working again, it seems I have a sticky start solenoid, so at some point, I'll have to get that off and clean it up. Looks like removing the starter is going to involve removing other bits,! PC PC PC

Car was restarting fine after this.




Passed MOT just fine, no advisories.

Got some oil appearing on the drivers side heat exchanger but can't quite see where it's coming from, I thought I stopped this by changing the rocker gaskets but obviously not! Mad It isn't major so I'm not overly worried and everyone tells me that if a 964 isn't leaking, it probably doesn't have oil.. Floor
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news Mark. Can't remember when mine is due, best have a look Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers!

Have a look, mine expired April last year but I just hadn't had time to use it so left it, whoops! Only renewed due to a road tax warning letter.

Baby coming soon but hoping to get to some meets to give it a good outing! bye Just need to investigate the starter solenoid first, don't want to get stuck!
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had the old girl out last night

Started off with a heart attack, somehow something has clearly hit the car and chipped a big bit of paint off!! Really pissed about that but I should be able to sort it with some touch up which I've got, dabbed a bit on for now.



Met up with my mate and headed to the Fairmile.















Was really good to be out with a few mates on a nice mild night, roads were clear and could have the windows down, drove perfectly and no trouble from the starter solenoid, still haven't got around to giving that a clean but it seems to be behaving at the moment.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another meet, it's a great feeling driving this car along with my mates SC on some nice clear roads.

I was having a great drive home, all until I was about 40 seconds away from home, under load, a misfire seemed to show up, I suspect it is the caps and rotor arms as they are getting on a bit now, while I'm at it, I plan to change the disti drive belt as I am not sure when that was last changed. Firstly I'll pull it all off and check the condition of the bearings etc and then order all the pieces to get this running perfect again! It was an intermittent misfire and only under load so it will be a minor issue to resolve Thumb Thumb






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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much going on here, it's covered up in the garage while the distributors stripped down in the house, going to order some bearings from Diddi.





Someone had been here before.. thankfully, belt was OK, a bit hard if anything.


Wanted to support Drew of Cooled Collective, really good YouTube videos of the US porsche scene, we're doing it wrong here.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was hoping to get this along to the PCGB Bicester Heritage meet but the courier has lost the bearings for the distributors in Germany somewhere Sad Sad Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkGolf wrote:
Was hoping to get this along to the PCGB Bicester Heritage meet but the courier has lost the bearings for the distributors in Germany somewhere Sad Sad Sad


When is/ was this meet Mark?
 
  
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Stimpy,

8th Dec

https://www.porscheclubgb.com/events/2019/december/a-porsche-christmas

Was good last year!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still no bearings Sad

Hermes lost the 2nd batch sent out too Dont know frustrated frustrated frustrated frustrated frustrated Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know where to get these bearings? I still haven't got them due to couriers losing them twice from Germany. Need to get this car started! Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkGolf wrote:
I am surprised myself really, seeing as many people use them for track cars and the like. Maybe it's just the combination of heavy steering, balloon tyres and original rear shocks (until adapters come) that give the impression of a heavy car.

It's certainly not awful or even bad but I just notice the tank like feel when jumping in it from my 997 or as I did today, jumping from it into my Mk1 MX5 which is a dart compared, obviously. I find the 964 just takes some effort to steer and get it round a corner and I can feel the weight of the thing through the controls, I would be interested to weigh it just to see if it is psychological or if it is actually heavy.

Google tells me it's 1445 kg, dry, tiptronic so slightly heavier than the 997. Either way, still a joy and occasion to drive!


Hi

I have a Tip 993, and I used to have a manual 964 C4, and I do agree that at low speeds they do feel like a heavy car. Having said that like you I used to have a lightweight alternative (CRX Mk1 1600 & Golf GTI Mk2) so the difference was quite marked. At faster speeds though its a completely different story and the 993 just gets better and better.

Great thread by the way. Almost makes me want to clean my car a bit more!

All the best

Berni
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to agree, i do find the weight of the 964 disappears at speed but I think that's a 911 thing, they just feel right when going at speed, the same goes for my 997, I find it a bit of a chore to drive in town, it's not comfortable but once it's on a clear road, it is in its element.

I would advise against cleaning it if you are at all like me, I don't want to get them dirty after so I end up not using them after a clean! Sad

Cheers
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great thread and beautiful car. Cool

Any pics of your classic Mercs?
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

SL now sold, want another, great cars!



280 is going to be for sale. Not my choice of colour but was given to me.
Been in the garage for over 10 years now, one of the first cars I ever brought back to a show worthy condition.


Both odd colours for me but regardless, the build quality of both cars is unreal, the 280 is a tank!


FINALLY got my bearings, that's nearly fitted back up just need to compress the primary shaft so I can get the circlip on!
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woohoo, the bearings finally arrived which enabled me to finally put my distributor back together!

Easy enough, had to use a valve spring compressor to get the circlip back on the secondary shaft and used a vice to press the pin in for the drive gear. All fresh and ready to be refitted, I can't wait to get it going again.

One thing I realised, I didn't get the engine at TDC before removing, so I need to work out where TDC is, I can line the crank Z mark up but I guess I am going to have to pull a plug and find where the piston is to be sure! Not looked in to this yet.






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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

….install distributor if belt pulley stand not on TDC ?

…you can find instructions and more --> d964@gmx.de
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....take care of your distributor - belt torn and lucky again...
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that's pretty *****!



Got mine back on, new caps and rotors, bosch items.

Started up first time and runs smoother than every! Thumb Thumb Thumb

Now need some sunshine to go for a good drive worship
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