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    Donegal, Ireland
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    Cars & Gadgets

Previous Fields

  • Current 911
    Mixed bag : '75 3.2 lookalike, 2.7 MFI, Turbo interior
  • Daily Driver
    2008 Merc C200cdi - 2010 Hotwheels (Aygo) with L-plates
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  • Drive of your life
    Talbot Sunbeam Rally Car. Wow.

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  1. A little disappointing to see a missing warm air intake pipe. I won't mention the oil leaks 🤪 I would expect better for 300k+
  2. I had a 1993 190E around 2007 as a daily driver. I was very impressed with the build quality, and practically every part was still available from the dealer. Nothing major went wrong and was ultra reliable. It could either be a bit like wafting around on a magic carpet, or you could push on and it had surprisingly good handling for a big heavy car. After a short spell with a '98 A4, I actually switch back to Merc and bought another 190E, this time a 1990 version, and it proved to be every bit as good and reliable. The 2.6 is supposedly a great motor, but I've never driven one, and the road tax over here would be a killer.
  3. I liked this one lap of Daytona.. Jochen Mass Classic 24 Hour onboard Porsche 911 RSR - YouTube
  4. Had a look at my rocker shafts (while showing my son how adjust the valves) and there are a couple of inlet rocker arms which don't seem to be in the right place. One end is slightly protruding past the edge of the housing. About 2 or 3mm I guess. On #2 I fully loosened the 5mm end of the through-bolt and its fully loose.. the 8mm end will turn now if I dont hold it. The shaft will not move either direction. Its tight as a tight thing. I tried levering it a little using a socket against the protruding end of the shaft, but am hesitant to push too hard on it. I thought they would move easily enough once the bolt was loosened ? Any tips on how to get it moving ? Do I need to fully remove the bolt from the centre ? I didn't remove the bolt in case something would fall out and go somewhere it shouldn't. Bolt is loose, so isn't "swelling" the ends of the arm There doesn't seem to be any oil wetness in the "dry" areas, so maybe best to leave well enough alone until the engine is out sometime in the future ?
  5. Yes I know.. The Bumpermiester will slap on an instant ban for mentioning oil, and maybe a permanent ban for resurrecting an oil thread ... but ..... needs must, etc etc Some years back, Opie recommended a "Full synthetic ester" Fuchs (Titan) Race Pro R 15W50 for my 2.7 MFI (911/83 spec), so I used that and still have 6L left for some strange reason. ( I think I pilfered some for another car !) I found 20W50 Valvoline VR1 locally (surprisingly in Ireland !) and I can have 10L of that for the price of the missing 4L or 5L of the Fuchs stuff. From all the reading I've done, I'm thinking I should try the good old mineral oil. I'd appreciate advice. Is the VR1 a good choice for my 2.7 MFI motor ? Thanks Edit: I should add .... normal "fast" Irish road use ... under 100kph ossifer.
  6. Ahh, sure a bit of T-Cut & it'll be grand. 🙂 Sorry to see that. Hope its sorted hassle-free. As @Phill said already, you don't need that.
  7. I just put a set of "Michelin Pilot Sport 4" on mine and it seems pretty good on wet Irish roads. Cost €540. Hasn't been dry since I got them, but I expect they should be pretty good. Comparable to the old Bridgestone SO2 I had on it, so far.
  8. I'll second that. Very helpful place this Welcome along. Love the colour of your SC. Goes well with the all the black trim bits. Glad you found your way through all those other Porsche(s) to the best ones 👍
  9. Today was a productive day. Insured again, and new boots ordered for next week. Can't wait to get the italian tune-up done. (I had more sense than to start a new "what tyres" thread 🤪 )
  10. Yes, exactly those points.
  11. So clean. Those SSI's look fantastic 👍 As an aside, hopefully without hijacking your thread, .. should the SSI's be bolted onto the bottom of the case on each side ? Mine weren't, but I did see a stud protruding from one side of the case, and a threaded hole for one in the other side, but they weren't attached. I'm guessing they should be ?
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