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2004/07/15 08:42:24 (permalink)

SC 'Top Tips'. Please read first post

Feel free to post tips to help other club members. Post anything from cleaning to bore homing but keep it about the car i.e. not about insurance or how to avoid a speeding penalty.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/15 13:32:31 (permalink)
    Fit a pop off valve - replacing the airbox is a hellish job.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/15 14:14:59 (permalink)
    Great idea Stefan but in addition how about editing your post with how you did it or providing a link to a technical article detailing this important mod.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/15 14:38:52 (permalink)
    Sorry, I found the info on the Pelican site and the pop off valve is covered in the 101 projects book. Here's how much you have to remove to replace it...
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/15 15:54:11 (permalink)
    stefan

    where did and how much did you buy your red rear indicators from and do you know if they are legal with an orange bulb in this country

    want to do the same to mine

    thanks
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/15 16:49:23 (permalink)
    I thought I got them from type911.co.uk but couldn't find them when I just looked. I found some here though...

    http://www.partssource.autopage.co.uk/New_Parts/new_parts.html

    I put orange bulbs in but to be honest they're still red. I've thought about maybe coating the inside of the lens or casing with translucent orange paint to see if that changes things. I don't suppose they're legal at the moment but nobody's stopped me.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/15 17:40:10 (permalink)
    You mean to replace the air box if it blows. For those that don't know the CIS system is prone to backfire from a cold start it can lead to a blown airbox and as Stefan's photo shows it's a lengthy labour intensive job to repair and the parts are not cheap either. Fitting the pop-off valve took me about an hour - less if you are a 4/5 spanner buddy - make sure you have a quality hole saw attached to a right angled chuck if you are fitting it in the car.
    http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/911_pop_off_valve/911_pop_off_valve.htm
    post edited by bones - 2004/07/16 09:46:26
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/16 09:33:28 (permalink)
    My second hand air box was about £120 - I'm sure a new one would be horrendously expensive. On top of that it's a good idea to replace all the rubber seals which might be coming to the end of their lives - perhaps another £40.

    I didn't actually need the right angled chuck - I suppose it depends on the size of your tool - as it were.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/16 18:49:18 (permalink)
    My car backfires not much, just sometimes.I have n,t got injection just huge Webers, what if anything can I do.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/16 20:50:47 (permalink)
    Carbs are fickle things and spit and backfire even when set up correctly . If the engine is running well , live with it.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/07/17 09:21:52 (permalink)
    cheers Bones, you know my car you checked out its history for me (Carrera 3 not an SC)
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/08/08 15:24:45 (permalink)
    One simple change you can make to a 911 to improve performance and driver confidence and safety is to change the standard brake fluid for ATE Super Blue Racing brake fluid.

    ATE Super Blue Racing brake fluid has a dry boiling point of over 530 degrees F, far exceeding DOT 4 standards. It mixes with any other DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid. Super Blue absorbs moisture very slowly, so you don't have to change it as often as many high-performance fluids. Great for street cars and track days.

    Next time your car goes in for a service or if you are a DIY mecahnic buy a couple of litres of ATE 'blue' and you will notice a difference in the power and feel of your brakes. If you are doing an overall brake refurbishment combine ATE fluid with some B. F. Goodridge or similar quality stainless steel brake hoses. These will pay particular dividends when the brakes are under heavy use and extremely hot. The theory is stock rubber hoses expand when pushed to the absolute limits of their performance envelope, whereas the stainless braided hoses prevent the inner rubber core from expanding and hence maintain maximum performance.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/09/05 23:14:50 (permalink)
    Here is a not to do tip dont drop your dipstick into the oil tank in the dark at the side of the road. I have been putting it of for months but as the car is going in for a service I thought I had better get it back out what a sod of a job I ended up taking the oil tank out hours of cursing!!!!!! I suppose it is a way of earning spanners though. And finding more jobs to add to the list 2 X rotten heat exchangers and a pre silencer that needs changing.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/09/06 00:17:28 (permalink)
    Deep gutteral sympathetic moan!
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/09/09 14:09:47 (permalink)
    If (like me as well as my car's) your carpets are tired and old, you can either buy new ones or get a set of mats from Autostyle I've just done the latter and for £80 or so the interior is transformed. And this folks is a no spanner job!

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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/09/09 14:30:02 (permalink)
    If you hear an occasional 'clonk' when driving over deep potholes you might look at replacing your anti roll bar bushes. They're very cheap (apart from the labour) and really improve the whole feel of the car and steering.
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    HEADLIGHT RELAY 2004/09/11 18:20:48 (permalink)
    It's been covered before but if you are dissapointed with the candle power SC headlights you can improve matters. Fit a Marcus Sucro relay kit. I fitted this item in an hour and it worked perfectly. You can then use higher powered bulbs without frying your wiring and switch gear. For people already using the modern high powered bulbs and managing to avoid a fire I would say remove them while you still can. The SC's wiring was never designed to cope with these type of bulbs and run everything else too which is where the relay comes in. If your wiring seems to be ok beware because you are still damaging your switch gear especially every time you use main beam. Get the kit here, I have no association with the kit.
    http://members.rennlist.com/msucro1/relaykit.htm

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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/09/30 12:56:13 (permalink)
    Just a quickie on the fitting of the pop off valve. I was advised to drill it in-situ and then thoroughly hoover out all of the resulting plastic`swarf`. It made the job a lot more simple than it might have been going down the full strip route. Hope this helps.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/10/19 17:06:22 (permalink)
    Have you thought about joning the 'Porsche Buddies' scheme Ian, sounds like you are pretty handy with spanners, it's a good way of meeting other 911 owners too.
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    RE: SC 'Top Tips' 2004/10/20 17:25:29 (permalink)
    Just a few thoughts on airboxes. On 2.7's the airbox can be removed complete with all inlet pipes, injectors etc. providing the nyloc nuts holding the inlet pipes to the heads are not overtight. It takes a little patience. Done this several times, replacing old rubber inlet hoses, the brown plastic tubes which the injectors push into, the foam seal the mixture control unit sits on, and a leaking oil pressure sensor seal (near the oil thermostat). Plus of course the pop off valve. It can be removed on the sporto as well. Good chance to clean off the top of the engine cover where a selection of old washers and lost bits often appear. Make sure the sparking plug recesses in the valve covers, and the newly exposed inlet ports are sealed off to avoid anything falling in. Why not replace the large foam insulation pad which is glued on the engine bulkhead ? This disintegrates badly after 25 years. Its a good chance to check the condition of the airbox and all it's pipework. Sporto chaps can clean and check their control valve cam.
    I doubt this is as easy on a 3 litre. There does not seem to be the same clearance above the CIS bits. Maybe the extra metal petrol pipework will cause space problems. My early 2.7's was easier to work on with the plastic fuel pipes and more basic heating system.
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