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  1. Hi Nige Sorry not around much these days. The reason i bought them is because I had mine cleaned etc, came back with a nice sheet of paper (with grarffs n stuff) providing a clean bill of health but then one died/jammed immediately after install.....just like in Beaky's case. I just stuck in a spare used Bosch one. They "look" excellent quality and probably work better than any 25 year old thing. Next time one dies I'll pull the lot and replace. My car will then be faster than any other car on this forum, easily.
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    Rod bolts (again)

    Peter, you did the right thing in buying rod bolts. I was in a recently rebuilt 911 a few years back which had a rod bolt go, its not pretty but luckily happened at low revs albeit pulling onto a dual carriageway. I rebuilt it for them and used ARP with a stretch gauge, job done. It easy to be blase about these things until you hear an engine actively trying to tear itself a new one.
  3. Just a clarification. I should have said over-tightening means the rocker shaft expands too much. A small amount of expansion is normal and required to hold the shaft in place.
  4. Good effort mate on the rust work. Proper 911's all rust like this in the end. The expanding foam does not have a part number but many Porsches have it! The sunroof drains are a pain one of mine needs doing but I have been putting it off for about 10 years now. Short of cutting out sections out of the rear of the pillar the only thing I could think off was to very carefully grind the top and the bottom of the existing tube so its loose (assuming no fixings within the pillar) and pulling it out. Then straighten the new one at the top and thread it up the pillar from the base. The weld in and grind flat at the top. The bottom is of course welded where it exits the pillar. Easier said than done obviously. Hopefully one the bodywork experts on here can help. You obviously the skills so good luck my friend!
  5. No idea if this helps but maybe the previous owner messed up the wiring to the back of the ignition switch or he messed up the yellow wire somewhere along the line (after market alarms often clumsily break into this yellow wire. The first can be checked easy enough. The main feed to the starter always has power so maybe there is a short somewhere along the yellow wire. I don't have a wiring diagram in front of me but IIRC the yellow wire receives power via the ignition switch which then in turn powers the starter solenoid. This wire goes via a number of connections along it merry way which makes it liable to develop bad connections over the years . To rule this out you could try disconnecting the yellow wire ends from the ignition switch and solenoid. Then run a test wire from the yellow wire terminal on the ignition switch to the solenoid.
  6. My 10p. Follow MaxDiesel's advice rather than pee money up the wall on fancy o ring "kits". Overtightening the shafts will make the problem worse as the shaft expands when tightened and this in turn ruin's the bore in the cam carrier so be careful.
  7. i like Star Wars, so it seemed like a good idea at the time....but introducing yourself as "R2D2" is a little strange.
  8. unless i see oily hands in DIY scenarios i'm not interested. £22? - p*** off! PS is everyone else ******* bored of self isolation already? I love my family but...
  9. An elbow rub will do love xx
  10. You are so uncaring about Nige, WC.
  11. Good stuff. Prob is we got spring coming with the usual hayfever stuff
  12. I bet the sales of Covin 911's have dropped dramatically. Sorry, just had to.
  13. Not really Mr G, too early to tell.
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