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#11\2014-07-03 17:23

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thats a good +, keep it mint condition and you dont have to worry about anything.

the undersealant of these cars arent that good either. Weather conditions also vary if you compare Europe vs America.

VAG is particully shit, way to overpriced for what you get over here.

And luckily you have decent wheels, you should never buy those 5 spoke s2 wheels.
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Yeah I thought about some different wheels, if I decide to keep the car longer I might, but I rather keep it all OEM and just sell the car for a good profit later and put the money towards a 911. We'll see how it goes.

I decided im going to do the timing belt and pump on this car now before I take the engine out of my bmw.
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#13\2014-07-07 17:50

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When I got the car the sun visors were hanging down and resting... on my head. Obviously this was highly annoying so I had to temporarily keep them up and was able to cob together a solution that actually worked really well given the materials I had on hand.

Dont mind the in the dark flash photos... but basically it was this, part of a hose clamp and of course a zip tie.




Then these pieces came in the mail not too bad.


and installed them and all good.


took a long time on sunday and waxed the car, looks good for the condition of the paint (which is HORRIBLE)

even after driving it today through a down pour it looks pretty clean and shiny.

Added 24 hours later:

Hood strut supports came in today, huge bitch putting these in. the ball cups were slightly the wrong size, what a pain in the ass. I don't have dremel handy or any special tools like I should have so an easy solution turned into an annoying one. At least now the hood can stay up on its own lol, the hatch supports should be here soon.



The ball cup wouldn't slide on, I tried squeezing it on... removing some material etc nothing worked until I decided to do away with the internal snap ring and it was fine then.. the lock pin keeps it in place fine.

I also noticed this nasty shit near the tail lights so I cleaned it up...

MUCH better now.



The duct tape I had holding up the rear bumper support / impact pad was already sagging so I had to do something better. Drilled a hole through it and routed good old zip ties through it to keep it in place for now. I plan to do a low profile fiberglass rear bumper and get it painted, so I won't be bothering with these impact strips for now.. this is fine. I was going to remove it.. but its all messed up behind there..
This post was edited by Singh (2014-07-08 17:22, 3 years ago)
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#14\2014-07-08 17:30

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Getting some work done I see. Very interesting to read theese IRL car posts :)
You have another Porsche behind Bimmer, no?
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Yea, thats my friends though. We are putting a LS V8 into that car , should have the motor next week... but I'm letting him do the thread and pics etc because its his car. I might post some up time to time.


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#16\2014-07-28 23:55

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Finally got around to cleaning out the garage and reorganizing all the tools.

Now it was time to get the Porsche in and start the timing belt / balance belt and water pump job.

I wasn't looking forward to it.

The title came in the mail though and the only thing holding me back from selling the car was this job, so I decided to dive right into it.


After about 20 minutes I was able to get everything out of the way and the first piece of the timing cover off as well as the cover over the cam gear that holds the distributor cap on. Now I was able to see just how bad or not bad the timing belt was.. and it wasn't bad at all.. but it was loose ... so good thing I am doing it now before it skips timing.

It wasn't long before I ran into some bullshit.. the tensioner "rods" or whatever you call them were 100% frozen. The jam nuts would not turn what so ever. I actually stripped / rounded one of them off. These were putting tension on the AC and power steering as well as the alternator. They had to loosen up in order to remove the belts so the lower timing cover could come off the car.. I had no choice.



So I had to remove them entirely which was very annoying.. I have to free them up another time before I re-install obviously.

With the engine at TDC and all set, I took the balance belt off..

Well I needed a "pin" wrench to hold the balance belt gear pulley steady while loosening its bolt to remove it... well the wrench had to be modified a bit with the dremel in order to fit around the washer and sit flat...



But that wasn't good enough because I eventually just bent the wrench anyways and will have to find a suitable one again online or somewhere local.. so now I am stuck with trying to remove those gear pulleys so I can get to the timing belt.. sucks.

Wish me luck lol
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#17\2014-07-29 17:33

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one of side of the tensioner goes clock wise the other goes counterclockwise. Why would you want to remove the pulley? I don't remember removing a pulley while replacing a belt.

anyway good luck!

and good progress!!
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because like I said above I am doing the water pump too.. and everything has to come off to get to that.

Today we made a lot of progress however was so busy working on the car didn't really take any pictures.

the water pump and new timing belt are in.

I have to put the pulleys and idlers back on and get the balance belt in and we should be all set.

new cap and rotor and coolant and oil change and she should be set for now
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today i finally built up some motivation to bring this thing into the garage and change out the idle control air valve aka the ISV idle stabilizer valve.


the issue is that you usually have to remove the intake manifold which is just a huge bitch to do.

i was able to take my time and slowly snake the old one from inbetween the intake runners and get the new one in.

it wasn't easy and was very frustrating but it was worth it.


now the idle is finally steady and it isn't bouncing. its still running high so I'll try to reset the idle 'learn' from the dme and see if that helps.

i realized the idle screw is what fell out of the throttle body that day i 3d printed that custom plug for it, so that might have something to do with it.

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not really an update but took this picture today, car was dirty as hell but still looked good.

drove it again for the first time in a couple weeks, I don't drive this enough I really need to sell it.

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