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Stephenjk
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2020/04/07 09:23:43 (permalink)

suggestions for maintenance now we have more time at home

Hi, hope you are all well and healthy.  I was originally going away next week, but for obvious reasons, I'm now staying at home.  Do you have any suggestions on things to look at on the car now i have a bit more time off?  Things on my list are 
 
- replace the front struts for the bonnet as they no longer seem able to lift the bonnet up.
- take a look at two bolts that have broken to see if i can get them out and replace.
- crawl around underneath and see what rust i can find and treat with my por15.
- wash car.
 
Any other suggestions on things to check or that can be fixed with relatively few parts?  I've had it serviced recently so doesnt need oil or air filter.  Fuel filter could be an option though as no idea when this was last changed and it looks pretty old.  I've looked at upgrading coils to 993 but list of parts seems somewhat confusing and bit worried I'll make things worse.  My anti rollbar looks bit rusty do you think that is worth removing or just try to fix in place?  it is only surface rust.
 
Stephen
 

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Re: suggestions for maintenance now we have more time at home 2020/04/07 14:37:42 (permalink)
If you require any suspension components I recommend these guys, cheaper than UK suppliers and super fast delivery too.
http://www.carnewal.com/Suspension
I replaced the shocks for Bilsten B6 and H& R lowering springs on my 964, I also changed the front wishbone bushs and the anti roll bars to H&R, and finally setup by the wizards at Centre Gravity which made a huge difference.
 

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Re: suggestions for maintenance now we have more time at home 2020/04/07 15:42:41 (permalink)
Thanks.  Did you do it yourself?  How long did it take?  I would like to do the suspension but bit wary of taking on too much.  Pic looks great btw!
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Re: suggestions for maintenance now we have more time at home 2020/04/08 21:39:54 (permalink)
I can vouch for Carnewal too. Purchased a B16 set of coilovers for my 964 rebuild a few years back (when exchange rate was €1.4 - £1 ). Time constraints mean the project remains at a standstill, but I am hopeful to get it back on track in the next 12 months??
I did change all 4 shocks and springs on a previous 964 (don't ask why I sold it) and I seem to remember it took a couple of days at a steady pace.
Peter
 

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