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ELA
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New997buyer wrote:
Useful tip Richie. Similar to the IMSB but bigger really thumbsup

Oh and loved the camera drops. Nothing wrong with authentic Grin Thumb


Glad you appreciate the artistic flair I intentionally added in the form of camera drops Paul Wink
Just to add, as I forgot to mention in the video: the bearings during repetitive heat cycles start to lose the grease. This then combines with metallic particles and collects around the magnetic inside the gearbox as a silver paste. So you can actually check if your bearings (main and pinion) have started to wear by draining the oil and sticking your finger inside the gearbox drain port, then if you point your finger forward you can feel for this grease/paste around the magnet.

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Picked up this threads issue of 911 and Porsche World today to read on the train, it'll get pride of place in the Morning Reading Room.

Cracking job, and one I suspect that is not yet over - looking forward to seeing how it develops next.


Indeed Dammit, I am still waiting for the LSD issue/redesign to be sorted. Once back I can then finally get back into it.
Glad it brightened up your train journey Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little engine work today due to a noise. Trouble is I can't bed in and test the new LSD until I resolve the engine issue first. So incase you ever need to, here is a little guide on Tappet (hydraulic lifter) replacement:

Here are the parts and tools I ordered:


If the engine is installed, then you need to strip away exhaust, manifold, brackets, coil packs... to gain access and clean away any debris/oil stains...:


You'll then need to drain the engine oil then pull out these plug so that you can set TDC on the bank you are working on:


You'll need to look in this hole to check the bank you are working on is at TDC:
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Lock in TDC:


Fit this special tool into end of camshafts:

Disconnect cam solenoid plug and the cover 2xbolts:


Undo oil pump 4x10mm bolts:


Undo head cover 23x bolts and prise open:



Then remove cover:


Here is how it looks inside:


Fit cam special cam support tool:


Remove tensioner:


Remove oil pump:


Unbolt the chain sprocket but ensure you tie wrap in place to keep the timing:


Unbolt variocam solenoid 3xbolts then remove securing tools and drop out complete cams with vario cam assembly:


Here are the tappets:


Pull them out and jobs a goodun Wink


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New997buyer wrote:
Welcome back! thumbsup


It was a painful few months not being able to crawl around under the car getting covered in ***** Paul. Glad I survived that dark period though. Even managed to find another way to sort out pics. Just need to go back through and sort out all the previous ones when I have a week spare frustrated
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst you're in there I'd look at the Variocam tensioner pads and replace them as they tend to get eaten by the chains. May as well whilst it's in bits!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wont believe what I did today; aimed to get it all buttoned up rebuilt and tested. Well I checked the timing was all good then fitted the 2 aft cover plugs then fitted the fwd one but I got a bit too excited and pushed with a little too much force. Let this be a lesson to anyone else doing this job. Don't do this silly mistake. I have now had to strip it back down again scrape off sealant, Order new plugs from Porsche...
Yes sometimes you are fighting battles you could really do without frustrated


Oops:


Start again to remove the plug:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was mentioned earlier in this thread about the potential to offer parts or packages in the future, as going the whole hog is a seriously expensive undertaking. Well today I devised this little idea of a potential way into a CLR with basically 3 levels:

Essence: For me this is the enthusiasts buy in point, intrinsically all the essential ingredients to get a truly magical and optimised 911.

Evolution: The next rung on the ladder. All of the above + an extra dollop of CLRness.

Extreme: This is the no holds barred Daddy; the full works with potential for a full Hartech big power engine rebuild. Includes both of the packages above.

This table may help explain a little better:




Nothing here is finalised but at this moment in time it is the most probable way I'll take this in the future. Right now I am redesigning some suspension components again (4th time now) as during the testing phase I noted some fatigue. I now have a solution but a 2 month timeframe is required to manufacture the prototype parts in the States. These are however fantastic and made by a TUV approved manufacturer. The LSD is also still in the trial phase. Once these 2 issues are resolved and tested, I will be putting the car through the full TUV approval process. I have also recently been certified in Germany for Chassis development & restoration and Automotive Technical by the IHK (Handwerkskammer), a regulatory body for these type of trades, which is a massive hurdle out of the way Very Happy

Anyway I just thought I'd update and I'd appreciate any thoughts on the table above or the ideas I mentioned Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's a great way of doing it, then potential clients can spread the costs a bit as they get more involved.

is it worth giving the power to weight ratios or 0-60 times etc as examples as the car evolves with each stage - so people have something to gauge what it's going to feel like?? just a thought Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clear and precise. As BenC says maybe some ‘for instances’ will help with seeing how it’ll feel. But definitely a step in the right direction thumbsup
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