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    1. #26
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hellgate View Post
      Having own 3 air-cooled P-Cars, I can tell you there is NOTHING budget about them.

      The first thing you need to do is buy a Haynes manual and learn as much as you can, like was the fan shroud does. The video are a good place to begin however you need to know the motor inside and out.

      The second thing you need to do is price out what basic R&R will cost you.

      Labor is expensive, parts are more expensive.

      Good luck!
      Thanks man!

      This is why I've been a bad bad man and completely neglected the engine since I bought this car 7 years ago. I changed the oil ONCE. It leaks so bad I figured why bother even changing it if it's coming out so fast. This is also why I'm doing everything myself, I can't afford porsche mechanic rates.

      Next episode should get a bit more interesting, as I'm about to dive into the actual engine.

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      Well, you've gotten lucky with the head studs and again with the compression. Your budget re-seal may not entirely break the bank after all, but I'd imagine you're still in for a few surprises. :/

      Also, why is the fan shroud green? Is that a midyear thing? I'd clean it, check it for cracks and powder coat it black or red if you're feeling blingy. And for the love of Ferdinand, get an 11 blade fan on that thing!
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      You should post pics/text.

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      Re: Fan shroud colors:



      Mine's a 77 so green is correct. I'm going to paint it something way more blingy tho.

      Definitely lucking out so far; but like I said originally, the car ran/drove fine, it just leaked oil like a sonovabitch. It's fiberglass tho. Can you powdercoat fiberglass?

      Post pics/text of what?

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      Quote Originally Posted by ADDvanced View Post
      Re: Fan shroud colors:



      Mine's a 77 so green is correct. I'm going to paint it something way more blingy tho.

      Definitely lucking out so far; but like I said originally, the car ran/drove fine, it just leaked oil like a sonovabitch. It's fiberglass tho. Can you powdercoat fiberglass?

      Post pics/text of what?
      So it was midyears and a few others. Thanks for the chart, I've never seen it before!

      No, you can't powder coat fiberglass. I thought they were stamped steel. sadhorn :/
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      These kinda projects are totally my jam. Subscribed (on YouTube as well).

      Quote Originally Posted by ADDvanced View Post
      Post pics/text of what?
      He's referring to pics of all the work along with text explaining what you're doing. I've done both and while it's easier to record, editing takes a while too.

      It doubles your work to do both but one advantage of pics/text is people can follow along without needing to plug in headphones at work. They can follow along more discretely, I suppose.

      Either way, people will find a way to follow if they're interested enough.

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      I've done build threads before, but my issue is that most of them die. Photobucket ****ing killed most build threads a few years ago but messing with their servers, and I've had other sites do something like change teh links to photos, that blows up the threads, it just isn't reliable for the long term, imho.

      Idk. Maybe I can do a build thread w screenshots someday, but for now I'm doing videos.

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      Ep 5 is up


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      Cleaning all that must've been very satisfying. Weight savings too.

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      I posted some stuff in the comments sections but nice job. Replace those engine tin seals. If you decide to replace the tensioner oil feed lines but aware the replacements can be a pain in the ass since they are now shorter. There are pics in my thread I believe. I would also still go to a 11 blade fan. Check the housing for cracks though.

      PS. I love the JP style livery.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Cleaning all that must've been very satisfying. Weight savings too.
      Lightweight you say? Well, I found this...







      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      I posted some stuff in the comments sections but nice job. Replace those engine tin seals. If you decide to replace the tensioner oil feed lines but aware the replacements can be a pain in the ass since they are now shorter. There are pics in my thread I believe. I would also still go to a 11 blade fan. Check the housing for cracks though.

      PS. I love the JP style livery.


      I like the JPS livery, too.

      That pressure washing made me nervous. Now dump that oil and let everything dry out, then refill.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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      I suddenly have trypophobia now

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      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      I suddenly have trypophobia now
      In context I thought I knew what it meant, but had to look it up for confirmation. That thing is an extreme example of "Hey! Look at me!" syndrome.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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      I guess I could dump oil into the case through the breather. But the engine is going to be rotated a lot when I replace the rocker seals and whatnot..... kind of like it empty at the moment.

      Thanks, did the JPS livery myself with a vinyl cutter at my last job. Wanted to embrace the 70s disco nature of the car.

      I ordered new cam oil lines, and yeah, they're like 1" shorter than they should be. WTF.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      I suddenly have trypophobia now
      He let the cluster complete; no holes in the CLUSTER! now all that work at drilling has been done for nothing
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      Banging a hooker will make the wasps go away? I'm off to find a bee's nest. BRB.
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      You mean CalDeRoo?

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      I ordered new cam oil lines, and yeah, they're like 1" shorter than they should be. WTF.
      Yep - dont throw away your old ones unless you are positive they were leaking. You will be in for a fight getting the new ones on (at least I was). Maybe try a little heat to soften up the rubber.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ADDvanced View Post
      Ep 5 is up

      Nice work .

      Bonus point for a Targa.
      --Pete--

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      Quote Originally Posted by 16volt View Post
      Yep - dont throw away your old ones unless you are positive they were leaking. You will be in for a fight getting the new ones on (at least I was). Maybe try a little heat to soften up the rubber.
      They looked like they were leaking.... but it was pretty bad and pretty much everything looked like it was leaking.

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      Super small/quick update; polished my upper valve covers:

      In other news, parts are rolling in, trans is being rebuilt, being drilling a lot of holes and cleaning a lot of parts to prep for powdercoating. Things are happening, just slowly.

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      Lightweight you say? Well, I found this...





      That's made from Drillium!

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      Another update:* Removed my fan, and OMFG I cannot believe how hard it was to remove the fan from the alternator.* If you feel like laughing at someone flail around in failure over and over, please watch my video. This episode is definitely more of a comedy, had fun editing all the fail to something amusing and laughing at myself.


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhDHlgBjrrA

      FINALLY got it off in the end, and... idk... I might have even ****ed up the alternator removing it.* It makes a slight interference noise when I spin it over, but that could also be yet another seed (see video for seed explanation).

      Anyway, once it was off I polished my super awesome 5 blade fan that everyone hates, to prep it for powdercoating.* Cannot wait.* It's going to look ridiculous.

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      Wow, what a pain but glad you stuck with it. Reminded me of when my control arm was stuck to the carrier...air hammer to the rescue!

      Last edited by kiznarsh; 05-26-2020 at 03:39 AM.

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      Thought about using an air hammer but there wasn't a good way to push on the edges and secure the fan.

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