Replacing the Speedometer Cable - 10 Jul 2005.
On the trip to the 2005 Compout at Parts
Obsolete I hit some road debris. At the
next gas stop, I noticed that the speedometer was not working.
I stopped in Eugene to see ...
Generator Wires - 31 Aug 2003.
This project is not recommended because it servers no useful purpose,
but I've been annoyed with the wiring harness from the voltage
regulator to the generator ever since I routed it incorrectly around
the right side throttle ...
Hood Strut Replacement - 02 Jun 2003.
There are two struts that hold the hood open and collapse when the
hood is closed. It is common for them to stop working - they don't
hold the hood open.
I installed the 'life-time' hood struts today - no doubt the last ...
Quick Tuneup - 09 Mar 2003.
I got a new timing light a few weeks ago and had set the
advance at 30 deg at 3000 so I completed the job today of a mini-tune
up. It took less than 30 minutes.
The timing light has a digital tachometer and up and down buttons ...
Compression Test - 08 Feb 2003.
A compression test can give an indication of the health of the
engine. Leaky valves or rings might be found by this measurement. My
values measured Feb 20, 2003 were 135 psi for the front two cylinders
to just above 145 psi for the ...
Replacing the Quarter Window Rubber - 27 Jul 2002.
I resently had some restoration work done at
a shop that knows Porsches well. They looked at the installation I
had done on the rubber around the quarter windows and said I had done
it all wrong. No 3M ...
Bay912.org Tech Session at Dave Loop European - 15 Jun 2002.
The Bay912.org group did a field trip to Dave Loop European for a
technical session on Saturday June 15, 2002. Dave's shop is in Del
Rey Oaks, a small village between Seaside and Monterey, California.
Here is part of the group ...
Noise Reduction - 31 Dec 2001.
This note is a consolidation of information elsewhere on the site
discussing the issue of noise reduction.
My car was NOISY! You can do a lot to solve the noise problem. There
are some specific areas that helped the engine ...
Changing Window Seals - 01 Oct 2001.
Earlier we changed the seal between the
door and the window.
This fix covers the U-channel window seal and the rubber seal on the
The felt seal that the main door window slides in is ...
Jack Points - 06 Aug 2001.
I've been asked three times over the last couple of weeks about
jacking the car, and where to place the jack stands. So, pictures
being worth thousands of words, here is what I do...
In general, I never lift or support the car on ...
Pedal Cluster - 04 Aug 2001.
The brake pedal has a bit of stickiness in its motion as if the
bushing surfaces need lubrication. The pedal has side-to-side play. I
opened up the area to investigate and found that the brake and
throttle pivots are loose. The ...
Replacing Lower Window Seal - 20 Jun 2001.
The lower window seals were hard and had shrunk. They needed
replacing. These are the seals that are on the outside of the glass at
the lower edge held in a channel on a chrome strip at the top of the
The replacement parts are ...
912 Axle - 10 Feb 2001.
The cars came with Nadella or Löbro half shafts. Löbro have CV joints
covered with rubber boots. The Nadella have an exposed universal
joints. This discussion refers to the Löbro half shafts (Spare Part
Steering Shaft Remove and Replace - 27 Jan 2001.
I have been chasing a problem with a slight tracking problem at
highway speeds. This ghost has led me to explore many things about
the steering and suspension, most of which were useful improvements
but most have not affected ...