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Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 11-05-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Richard Curtis
the new sender (2nd or 3rd one) fixed the...

the new sender (2nd or 3rd one) fixed the problem. Kurt was a big help, of course.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 10-31-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Richard Curtis
have had good experience with dismantlers that...

have had good experience with dismantlers that advertise in Excellence and Panorama. Can these pumps be rebuilt?
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 09-26-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By Richard Curtis
You might have more luck in searching for "928...

You might have more luck in searching for "928 Frenzy" on pcapotomac.org. The Frenzy, if you don't know, is an annual gathering over three days of 928 enthusiasts, probably a hundred or more. The...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 09-09-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Richard Curtis
Taylor Chapman at Chapman Auto Werks just north...

Taylor Chapman at Chapman Auto Werks just north of Dulles.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 08-25-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Richard Curtis
clean the IAC valve. Easy to do.

clean the IAC valve. Easy to do.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 08-13-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Richard Curtis
although all the events mentioned here are free,...

although all the events mentioned here are free, you must sign at least one waiver at each event, and at track events after you sign in at the front gate, you still must visit the registration desk...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-20-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 184,110
Posted By Richard Curtis
How to start an F1 car

Terrific article on what is involved in preparing an F1 car in current Road & Track magazine to prevent absolutely destroying the engine. Eye-opening.
Forum: Other Technical Discussions 07-16-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By Richard Curtis
Kurt... you just beat me to this. I've had pix of...

Kurt... you just beat me to this. I've had pix of your roll-around tool rack for years all the way back to when I became der Vorganger editor (what? 10 years ago or more?). I never got around to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 06-23-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Richard Curtis
Smile Kurt: Did you mean TOM CATS (a type of mouse...

Kurt: Did you mean TOM CATS (a type of mouse trap) or TIN CUP (a type of whiskey)? Just to be safe, I bought both, but it's going to be tough to pour the whiskey into that small of a glass. :)
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 06-20-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Richard Curtis
how to keep mice out

Need suggestions on how to keep mice out of cars parked outside. Looking at 12-volt powered ultrasonic devices. I will also use chemical or other spray such as essential oils, peppermint, etc. One...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 03-29-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Richard Curtis
dunno if this will work for you, but ... several...

dunno if this will work for you, but ... several years ago was having similar problems with my '93 911 C2 ... occasional flickering (and very briefly, never constant) ABS light. Someytimes seemed to...
Forum: Other Stuff For Sale 01-09-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Richard Curtis
speakers have been spoken for, and picked up.

speakers have been spoken for, and picked up.
Forum: Other Technical Discussions 01-07-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Richard Curtis
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Other Stuff For Sale 01-06-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Richard Curtis
Bookshelf stereo speakers - free

FREE. Two Polk Audio RT 7 stereo speakers, size 9.5"w x 11.5"d x 18.5" high. Black. Been stored in my son's bedroom closet; he moved out 20 years ago and has no interest in them now. AFAIK, they're...
Forum: Other Technical Discussions 01-04-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Richard Curtis
Mechanic in Frederick, Md. area

Asking for a friend who needs a shop to replace an engine in his Mazda Protege.
He will consider an engine from a junkyard but not looking to get ripped off -- who would be? Worth noting: he's just...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 01-01-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,934
Posted By Richard Curtis
Eric, so sorry to hear your story, but I wish you...

Eric, so sorry to hear your story, but I wish you the best for continuing improvement. From personal experience, i can attest to the power of a positive attitude. No retreat, no surrender.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 12-18-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Richard Curtis
Nader: I make several trips to Raleigh-Durham a...

Nader: I make several trips to Raleigh-Durham a year (grandsons!) and sometimes to Raleigh (university commitments). I can't work in a favor for you this weekend (Christmas and family commitments),...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 11-27-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Richard Curtis
books spoken for.

books spoken for.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 11-27-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Richard Curtis
"Race Car Vehicle Dynamics"

I have two books found when cleaning out my son's bedroom (he's now almost 42 and shows no interest in returning home or these books). I'm hoping a dorki might be interested in one or both.

No. 1:...
Forum: Other Technical Discussions 11-26-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Richard Curtis
Ford's new Ranger is expected in 2019. I have...

Ford's new Ranger is expected in 2019. I have enjoyed my '95 model for over 200,000 miles.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 10-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Richard Curtis
easy method of checking a coil: when the engine...

easy method of checking a coil: when the engine will not start: unplug a spark plug wire at the distributor. Insert a spark plug. ground the plug. have someone crank the engine several evolutions...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 08-18-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Richard Curtis
old coils have been known to generate a weak...

old coils have been known to generate a weak spark over time, too weak to ignite the fuel mixture. Spark color should be blue. If any shade of yellow, orange or red, replace the coil.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-17-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Richard Curtis
there is a write-up on this somewhere, maybe a...

there is a write-up on this somewhere, maybe a 964 forum on Rennlist. Search is your friend.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-07-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Richard Curtis
fuel gauge now works. although i tried several...

fuel gauge now works. although i tried several things, i believe it was the installation of a new OEM fuel sender ultimately that solved the problem of erratic readings. In the process, i did clean a...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-04-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Richard Curtis
Compared my fuel gauge reading to Helio's...

Compared my fuel gauge reading to Helio's (extremely beautiful) 964 Turbo's and the readings were identical: Full. Previously, I had been incorrect and confused in thinking the tank was full ......
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