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PO Exercises in FUBAR .... Look away.

 
Old 11-20-2018, 08:44 PM
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Default PO Exercises in FUBAR .... Look away.

Having worked on more than a few cars that the PO or their mechanic worked on I have seen some horrible things.

Today was the topper. The PO installed a Sanden AC compressor and did some custom AC pipe bending and used a hose clamp on the low pressure side.

Now I need to tow the car to my buddy's shop to get the system evacuated and source the correct hoses.

Oh the horror, the horror.


Custom pipe bending - yikes.

Hose clamp on a cut down low pressure line. And the AC blew cold.
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:49 AM
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Re: Cold Air. Hard to argue with success??
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Old 11-21-2018, 01:22 AM
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I think I got him beat with my 'Wolverine was here' hack job exhaust mod.

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...l#post14509857
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Old 11-21-2018, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by docmirror View Post
I think I got him beat with my 'Wolverine was here' hack job exhaust mod.

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...l#post14509857
I agree. Very little success in what the Wolverine was doing to your car.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:03 AM
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This is why buying a 928 is always an adventure...
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:23 PM
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I swear I didn't touch that car!!! LOL.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:00 PM
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Notice anything amiss with the motor mounts I removed from the same car?
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Looks like two different incorrect versions to me...
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:19 AM
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Believe it or not back in the day when AC was a dealer-installed option they were often spec'd out with worm-clamps just like that, and they actually hold fine.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by V2Rocket View Post
Believe it or not back in the day when AC was a dealer-installed option they were often spec'd out with worm-clamps just like that, and they actually hold fine.
I have heard from others the same in regard to the low side.
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There's a retrofit kit out there for the Sanden compressor onto 944s that uses such a clamp on the high-side of the compressor as well, I installed one once and it worked fine.

I was as surprised as you...
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I ordered the proper hoses from Griffiths - They arrive tomorrow.
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I think I have the sister car
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Ohhh...

My.
That is...

Interesting.

'Cuz steering the car isn't too important, is it?
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