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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT3 also has a proper dry sump setup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did the engines fail?
 
  
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infrasilver
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
How did the engines fail?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch. The crank I'm kind of aware of, the cam chain failure is a new one.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
alex yates wrote:
Remember this time last year Grin


Should have given myself enough time, this time, to complete and as it only requires rear brakes..... not an engine rebuild. Rolling Eyes

Although I do have a newly aquired 944 S2 3.0 engine currently being stripped ready for a rebuild. Laughing

More on that will be in the 944's thread soon.


944 track car? Where 's the thread... (found it... didn't know there was a non-911 section on here Dont know )

Here's mine

 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumb looks good in Red.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more parts arrived this week, as soon as the 944 is evicted from the garage I will update on progress.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So after the unscheduled repair to the 944 I have got my time back for the work on the 996 once again, previous and new lists below.

infrasilver wrote:
to be done in Red

Brake pipe O/S front
Caliper bleed nipple extraction
Front caliper seal kit.
Brake bleeding, again.
Clutch bleeding, again.
Creaky clutch slave cylinder.


Added to the list January,

New slave cylinder
New release bearing
N/S steering arm, inner and outer


Added to the list April,

Targa roof leak, same place as last time.
Rear caliper seal kit.
Low tone horn
N/S headlight intermittent fault (plug).
Waxoyl inner sills.
Smoke test EVAP system for leaks.


I started off with the front N/S corner as there are a few things that need addressing here, most pressing is the broken bleed nipple. It has been like this for a few years now and I have had a few goes at getting it out including easy out and welding a nut on but both times it has failed. I had been bleeding the brakes through the fluid connection on the side and the other bleed nipple.

I started off by removing the caliper but both the hard lines ends were quite stiff and to save breaking anything I cut the line and crimped the end over to stop any fluid loss while the caliper is away.



It was easier to tap a socket onto the calipers end and remove, this saves any further issues with this caliper.



As you can see it has had some heavy work in this area trying to remove the nipple in the past, heat, drill, left hand drill, easy out and welding. I have been in touch with Thomas of Pro-calipers and he is going to have a go at it for me.



Both front calipers will get repainted and new seal kits are being fitted before refitting. I also ordered Titanium ends for the hard line as I'm sick of these also seizing.

I wanted to remove the pistons before I sent the caliper off so I had to come up with a way of doing this without compressed air as I am away with work and don't have my compressor handy

I though what I could make to allow the calipers to be lifted out. The best I could think of was compressing rubber grommets into the piston recess and hoping this would be a strong enough bond to lift them out. I impressed myself as they came out without too much of a problem at all.

I thought I would post pictures so it can be copied if required.







Just use a couple of rubber grommets that are a decent fit into the piston and using a bolt and two washers that are also able to fit into the recess, tighten the nut to create a tight fit. Fit the larger washer and nut above and just get both hands and using fingers over the caliper, lift the pistons out.

I only found one piston bore with a little crud in it, in the top of the picture.



The caliper will be with Thomas for the next few days so I will be getting on with the horn and headlight plug while also starting to remove the rear of the arch liner to check for potential rust in the inner sills.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:






This is what mine looked like, various things tapped in and snapped off and attacked with a drill not straight and an attempt to tap it round with a punch. I also rounded the fluid entry nut trying to save the hard line in removing it.

I had a local engineering firm mount it in their mill and mill it out and clean the thread up.

Anyway its fine now.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are a huge pain when they snap off but mine is currently on its way to Pro-Calipers and I hope to see it back soon.

While the caliper is away I have decided to remove the wheel arch liner and check for corrosion behind it. I'm glad to say there is nothing much out of the ordinary and checking inside the sills there is just a little surface rust at the near end where there is a drain hole.

This is the crud that dropped out, nothing too bad considering.



The offending surface rust.



I thinned and heated up the Waxoyl to make it thinner and blasted this part of the inner sill as far down as I could see. I also did some brake lines and other metal pipes behind the wheel arch liner. Mostly this car does seem quite rust free.



I will still have to Waxoyl the other sides sill and from both rear ends of each sill.

I noticed some underseal had come off and this got painted with seam sealer then it'll get a coat of black underseal once more.



Also the radiator bracket had cracked powder coating so this was painted with POR15 to seal that too.

All in all it seems (so far) a rust free 996.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been harvesting more parts this week ready to start putting the front end back together.

I received the repaired caliper back from Thomas at Pro-Calipers and I am really pleased with the result. I would never try to get a broken nipple out myself again as it seems anything you try to get it out with also ends up snapping, then you are screwed, especially for the cost and time it takes to get the repair done.

The caliper back and ready to be prepped for paint again.



Onto the caliper shims, I was going to buy a set once again and as I didn't change them on the last pad change they had corroded quite badly. At £50 a set and knowing they won't last long again I decided to make my own out of sterner stuff.

Dust,


I ordered some stainless sheet (although they sent brass but no matter) and proceeded to remove the pegs from the original shims. I also ordered some EBC 3M shim sound deadening sheets for the back of the shim.



After cutting to shape and drilling I fitted stainless allen head countersunk bolts, again to make these last as long as possible.







I'm hoping these will last quite a few brake pad changes going forward.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably better to make them out of brass - easier to work with. Stainless could've been a right pain.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit more progress but it is slow going trying to find time to work on the 996.

Front calipers prepped and ready for top coats and then new seal kits to be fitted.



The O/S inner sill is perfect with no rust at all but as I had it open I pumped it with waxoyl again, also doing most joints or edges I can see and anything with a little surface rust got coated with POR15. This will be one solid car in the future, it's great to get it sorted in advance of any rust developing.



Front discs got the top hats painted as I always do before fitting any new discs.



The O/S front brake pipe that was highlighted by OPC as being a little rusty has been prepared and coated with POR15 before it gets too bad and needs replacing, one more job done.

I need to get the front end all put back together this weekend as I need to start work on the clutch area of the car as soon as possible.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff. I especially like the brake shim idea. I'll employ that next time I change the pads. Brass should be ideal.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, good work as ever Infra. Waxing inner sills on mine very soon.

Great work on the shims. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have said it before but I think now is the time to make sure your 996 is sealed from any future rust, we have seen a few early 996's starting to require welding and we all know what happens to 993's when these were neglected.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the best product to use for the inner cills, something I’ll need to look at myself
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Dynatrol with my compressor and a long tube to spread it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snap, Dinitrol marine cavity wax.

Make sure if you get it to warm it up when using. I just ran some very hot tap water in the sink and put the tins in for a good 30min or so.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers chaps, I’ll get some ordered up. Anything that’s exposed in the inner arches gets a coat of POR15, is that correct.
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