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  1. I have just carried out the rag up the pipe diagnosis, I dont think it has given a clue. Put rag in tube, started engine let it idle revved a little and rag still in place. At tick over speed I removed the rag and placed hand over exit and there is no pressure at all.


    I did notice however that when I turned engine of there was a clack clack sound that seemed to emanate from the turbo area.


    Any further thoughts before I strip out a few bits ?


    I assume to expose the turbo rotor to see if it rotates is a way of understanding if it has seized?



  2. Just dug out my 930 for a first run out this summer, and after a good 20 or so miles to warm up I realised that I have no turbo boost, the beauty runs rather like a VW Polo 1.1 !!!


    Was all ok when put to bed last Autumn and has been run every month over winter.


    any ideas please ?


    Happy lockdown



  3. Bellows removed, most, but not all, screws studs etc released with good ole plus=gas.


    The bellows captive plate for forward fixings had rusted, but now a suitable repair has been carried out. I am lucky in that I own a company that has a proto type sheet metal workshop and it was an ideal project for the trainee to fabricate the captive plate and bond it in place with Sikkaflex.


    Really looked as though the part had been badly made as all other similar detail parts were in great order.

  4. Well guys, and interesting spread of very valuable opinions.


    It is quite simple, I have owned the car since one didn't have to pay very much at all for a 930, and I love driving it, but have a TR6 show winner also which just seems to fit my leisure driving needs so much better.


    Also I did drive her down to Angouleme a few years ago and broke down on the auto route, Mrs Kevin lost interest in the car after standing on a cold road side for 6 hours waiting for deppenage to arrive !!! but that's another story !!!


    Seriously she will be used when ever I need to and with complete disregard for the 200 miles average she has done during my ownership.

  5. Yes Nige it was the access that I wondered if I was missing a trick, but probably not.


    the metal insert that the studs were fixed to has corroded, I will get the part of and review, but if new is required it will have to be a matching part so genuine Porker.



  6. Well guys, I still own my 930 and I am so pleased that I decided to retain.


    I often look at asking prices and have to pinch myself, but do any really sell for £100K +


    My only concern is that I am retiring in a few weeks time, and although my pension is really generous, I do concern myself over a really huge repair bill if something breaks.


    meanwhile I have just a couple of miles left in my annual 200 allowance !!!

  7. Hi Guys,


    The driver side front bellows on my 930 is damaged by way of two of the fixing bolts have become detached from the steel plate that is bonded into the item.


    First question is " does anyone have any tips on the procedure for removal from the front end ?


    and 2nd has anyone effected a sensible repair to this item ?





  8. Thanks for input guys


    I certainly do not have to sell the car, but it is one of several classics I own and run.


    I am mid 50's and going to be retiring within the next 12 months and I am just slightly concerned that on my pension if anything major crops up expenses wise with the car I may have to think twice before dipping hand in pocket where as my other classics are all VERY affordable and DIY.


    I think I will hold tight for a while, valuable advice from you



  9. Hello everyone


    I have owned my 89 5 speed 930 since 93 mileage now under 40K condition pretty close to showroom.


    I am reading that prices are climbing, is this dealer talk or is the marque set for price climb ?


    any ideas please as I am considering selling mine



  10. Hi Guys


    Turning my time to looking carefully at insurance for my 89 930 and the question of value crops up, both of the car and insurance.


    My 930 is completely standard untouched and showroom condition 36000 miles from new guards red coupe, any gueses what the cars value should be and how much insurance for a mid 50's clean driver should be ?



  11. A search on Pelican or Rennlist would turn up the answer, i know i read somewhere they can be rebuilt. I have a brand new one in a box, and a perfectly working spare, was wondering what they might be worth...

    The spare one i have was a similar story to yours, i was in Le Mans, the CDI unit went pop, there's a small Indie in Arnage and they had one for testing. I begged and begged them to let me buy it and they charged me £1k and kept my old one. Ouch!!

    A lot of people go over to the MSD or Permatune boxes as they are much cheaper.


    I know nothjing of MSD or permatune so would like to find out, but maybe I have had my horror story??

  12. I believe there is a company somewhere, but not sure if it's in the UK or US? How much did you pay for a new one? I didn't think they were still available


    My Independent Porsche man in Sussex told me over the phone that he hadnt seen one for a while and expect to pay probably £2000 for one if I coul source it.


    Mine let me down while I was stuck in a terrible jam and a French Autoroute and I took the car to the nearest Bosche Diagnostic centre, a very small garage but father/Son. we idagnosed the fault together, he made a FEW phone calls and located an original in germany it arrived 2 days later the total bill for everything including French VAT was 1950 euro's I thought this wasnt bad at all.


    But what to do if they do run out of supply ?????


    I have the original one he3nce seeking to effect a repair.



  13. Sounds a real drama. Did you manage to get back under your own steam in the end?





    Hello David


    A real drama.............


    1st breakdown on A10 in road works at 6pm complete ignition failure having crawled at walking pace for 45 mins. 3 hours waiting on hard shoulder for depenage to take me of. Driver of recovery vehicle completely drunk. would not allow me to secure the car on the flat back. ended up with me in my best French telling him " I will F****g do the job if you cant !!!


    Overnight in hotel, local garage take car to Bosch centre for diagnosis, which I had already done. the CDU was my guess. after 4 hours they confirmed.


    several taxis, 3 days hire car. missing the Start of the Remparts.


    RAC Cover helpfull but not flexible, which costed them and me more than it should !!!


    Car returned all fine, big bill.



    this last Monday, leave my home in France for return journey to Newhaven 8am.


    Drive 3 miles use 1/4 tank of petrol.



    Broken fuel line from rear pump to filter.


    Fly home instead Leaving car at my French home.


    Yes we had a great holiday


    930 now free to any scrappy who wants it !!!! NOT

  14. Good news,


    The new pump has totaly cured what was a slight mis fire at full fuel demand, a well spent £200.


    Am taking the car to Circuit Des Remparts event in Angouleme very close to where I live in France next week a round trip of about 1000 miles including the event. I will depart with confidence !!!!

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