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  1. OK, this is good to know. Unless there is an issue with the Seine install itself (possible?), then maybe an adjustment or gearbox work was needed. I've PM'd you the name of the shop that did the rebuild. It was just over GBP 1.8k in 2008. It seems the initial rebuild lost 3rd gear after 300 miles, and a subsequent rebuild was carried out.
  2. It seems the gearbox was rebuilt, but the various rubber parts degraded over time (coupler bushings etc.), so I had those replaced. When I got it, 2nd was difficult, then much improved with initial works. And actually the recent change was a Stomski coupler not a Wevo PSJ. Before that, the comment was "mid gear shaft linkage found to have significant play". Good point that maybe it is as simple as bad adjustment, Could run with the boots for a bit and see if any difference. Which Wevo do you have? Is it the lever/shifter or the gateshift on the box?
  3. Car is '84 Carrera 3.2 - 915 gearbox. Gearbox was rebuilt by previous owner about 6k miles (11years!) ago. Syncho dog teeth and sliding sleeves on 1st-4th gears and full set of synchro friction rings. About 2k ago, had the Seine gateshift installed as the vagueness was a pain, and hard to get 2nd. It has the rubber boot, with a leather boot over that (and a notch out of boot for the Seine spring). In last 1k has had new clutch, flywheel, omega spring. Also has new engine and gearbox mounts, as well as clutch release fork and pin, clutch pilot bearing etc. More recently, have had the Wevo PSJ fitted, along with changing from Swepco to Motul Motlygear. I think the Seine and the double boots are causing getting 1st /2nd a right pain - it needs a lot of force to push to left to get the gears. I ease in once across. When gearbox warm, it can be very good changing gear - or a pain. I know it's not a G50, but think it is being held back as-is. Arguable, the Seine should just come off - but am concerned that without the some type of spring self centring, an over enthusiastic gear change could be to 1st not 3rd.😢 Am considering getting a Wevo classic shifter and dumping the Seine as it it seems oversprung - or just really difficult to get the adjustment right. Any thoughts? Not sure if the tower can be reused as was drilled (?)/tab welded for the Seine.
  4. I've ordered the relay from local OPC. Fingers crossed this is the issue (one of the relays has gone bad inside), and not in the wiring... will update when I install.
  5. Thanks! That probably means the relay or (gulp) wiring are bad. I might just replace the relay and see what happens.
  6. Ahh... So I have the wrong switch installed? I wonder if I install a two stage in place of one stage, is the wiring the same or has this been meddled with in the past...
  7. I notice the rear demister only heats/ clears the centre part of the Targa rear window (Carrera 3.2 1984). I have the one stage switch (single click out) that also twists, and heated mirrors. To be honest, I'm not sure if any more of the rear screen ever cleared since I've had the car. Questions: 1. Should this car have the two stage pull switch, or is that only the older cars? 2. Is this as simple as the second relay failing in the solid state box? 3.(a) I think this only activates the three (?) window sections when voltage is over a set point, and 3 (b) may (?) also have a timer for one section? 4. The "twist" in in or out position is just to activate the heated mirrors right? Thanks!
  8. Got the relay, and installed. It's on driver side, with access near the front lid hinge (it's in behind this). The seatbelt relay is further in again. Just removed two of the bolts on the cardboard cover. A lot of wiggling and swearing to remove / refit. Old module was Hella, which was a taller relay. All seems to be working now.
  9. Hi all Am getting intermittent working of indicators and suspect the flasher relay may be on the way out. Apparently it is relatively complex internally? Does anyone know what part would be in an 1984 Carrera 3.2 Targa? Porsche are listing 914 618 303 KX but this is listed as NLA since 2014. Pelican are suggesting a Wehrle part, but some of the reviews suggest it doesn't work properly if the handbrake is used (hyperflash). I'm using regular bulbs not LEDs. I guess I might also have the 5 pin relay (but looks like it's the 4 pin from Porsche system). Thanks!
  10. The seal was 237+VAT in Nov 2015. It was listed as OE, and was on backorder for a month or so from Germany. Came via D911 at the time... Front seals from Dan P in the US. They were fitted by a local indy in Sep '16: Removed targa roof seals on body, cleaned all old glue from body, mask off bodywork paint cleaned area with primer. Replaced front and rear roof seals and glued in place. Removed targa top seals and replaced with new seals. Removed door seals on body, cleaned down & removed all old glue, replaced seals and glued in place. Fitted new lock mechanism to passenger side targa top roof lock. Fitted new plastic roof guides. Is replacing the rear seal hard? It would be aright pain to have to get a new one, and all the labour. 😟 I found a note from Dan P at the time saying "Rear seal is difficult to install. Must go in wet so it goes to bottom of channel. "
  11. Thanks all! I actually had this part fitted only a few years ago: Rear Roll Bar Seal Targa Porsche 911 1974-85 (91156509145) - and it was the Porsche version? Does that mean it has worn already? I don't actually remember if the fabric cover being part of this seal at the time... The fabric does look older? Edit: It's a 1984
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