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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Engine Tidy Reply with quote

Hi all,

Thought I would share some of the work that I have a carried out in an effort to clean up my 993 engine bay.

I guess most of us have been in a similar situation where you begin to fix one issue and things get out of hand...
So for me the issue that kicked things off were the lower valve covers leaking and a sticking starter motor.

Whilst having this work done I changed the HT leads, distributor caps and had the distributor rebuilt. With the alternator fan and fan housing removed I decided to have the housing powder coated a shade similar to the singer 911 cars I had seen at Heritage Autowerks.

The fan was replaced due to having a hairline crack in the base of one of the turbines. I went on to the changing the alternator brushes. Some pictures of before and after... I removed many of the plated parts and had them zinc plated.













 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s a tidy job

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great effort. Looks very smart. Mercedes parts too Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job - looks great Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Massive improvement and great attention to detail. Thumb

Super work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work, who did your Zinc plating?, my pulleys are sat in a bag ready to go.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some plating done by Aerotec in Farnworth, which may be handy for you, Trev. It's an old fashioned backstreet sort of place.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job - before and after pictures really show the hard work involved! Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice ! I do like a well maintained and clean engine bay.
Got to give you kudos for the attention to detail. It really does show Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks epic. I plan on doing the same to mine. What colour code is the fan surround, looks spot on.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for kind words all, would definitely recommend checking any of the magnesium parts as they have tendency to corrode if the protective coating is stripped. Pleased with the results considering the car is a barely broken in example with 234k. Very Happy

Cameltoe & Heel wrote:
Great work, who did your Zinc plating?, my pulleys are sat in a bag ready to go.

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Trev in terms of plating I used a local guy to me based in Maidenhead.
Ask for Steve if you need anything plated. He tends to do alot of the work for AutoFarm http://www.chingfordtec.co.uk/

andyobro wrote:
Looks epic. I plan on doing the same to mine. What colour code is the fan surround, looks spot on.


andyobro not sure on the colour code. I used the following company, it was the only bronze powder coat they had available off the shelf. http://www.wheelrefurbishing.co.uk/?doing_wp_cron=1538664098.9052510261535644531250
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Manners. Engine is out on mine at the mo, you're a bad man for planting these seeds Surprised .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
I had some plating done by Aerotec in Farnworth, which may be handy for you, Trev. It's an old fashioned backstreet sort of place.


thanks I'll check them out

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this subject has anyone managed to improve the look of the AC pump at all?, really spoils the engine bay on the 993. I've given mine a good wire brushing but still not great.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameltoe & Heel wrote:
On this subject has anyone managed to improve the look of the AC pump at all?, really spoils the engine bay on the 993. I've given mine a good wire brushing but still not great.

Any ideas?

Trev


keep it hidden beneath the intercooler? Dont know

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameltoe & Heel wrote:
On this subject has anyone managed to improve the look of the AC pump at all?, really spoils the engine bay on the 993. I've given mine a good wire brushing but still not great.

Any ideas?

Trev


Rip it out and enjoy the extra performance from the weight saving... Grin

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......and can anyone recommend the best solution from bringing the Varioram intake chamber up to a nice finish?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work here. Looks tip top worship
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:
......and can anyone recommend the best solution from bringing the Varioram intake chamber up to a nice finish?


Removed whilst engine is out and had aqua blasted Smile

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