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Old 10-10-2010, 07:54 PM
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Just finished the top end of the motor, replaced vaccum lines and connectors, powder coat off the 86 with new gaskets, installed the rebuilt fuel injectors, all rubber hoses, plug wires and plugs, rotor button and caps, and new fuel lines. Charged the battery to full turned her over and she started up right away, and smoothed out after a few seconds of running. I cleaned the throttle body and removed the extra spring someone installed on the throttle, much easier to push the peddle, She runs a whole lot better. Going to give her a few weeks of driving before I tear into the timing belt replacement, I rebuilt the tensioner from the 86 but am considering the PKsn'r. Jack
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:57 PM
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Nice work. That's the way it's done. You're shark says, "Thank you"
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Good work. It's very satisfying to feel the results of your work when you press the go pedal.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:19 PM
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Baby steps, it's all it takes.
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I wish someone would have told me baby steps Sean.

I wish I didn't work so much so I could give my girl the time she requires.

Well In a week or 2 I will have all winter to take her apart and fix her right.
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Originally Posted by bwmac View Post
I wish someone would have told me baby steps Sean.

I wish I didn't work so much so I could give my girl the time she requires.

Well In a week or 2 I will have all winter to take her apart and fix her right.
Small story, which will give me the typical MO of highjacking a thread.

Got a guy that started with a '90 Auto..........enough said, he spent the money for that to make it great. Shocks, new trans, etc

He bought an '89 5 Speed........I spent a lot of hours to get it right. A LOT OF HOURS.

He bought an '86.5 5-speed. I am SPENDING A LOT OF HOURS GETTING IT RIGHT.

2 years, lots of money more. I have possession of one of his cars at any time, call me, I've got one of them here. and each has had something done that the other doesn't have done to it.

Last month was to make the '86.5 run as best as it could. This month will be the same for the '89........... I don't have much of a budget for it, except I can't send the engines to Greg Brown.

He still has all three 928's.

I am installing a Turbo in another customers car in two weeks, guess who will want to follow with this one. I think that is why he left me the '89 when he did..

I think this is going to be fun month.

Brad, you could have it much worse buddy, keep the smile on your face.
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My car was also running rough right after I got it home from PHX to Dallas after purchase. A few days in SeanR's competent hands with a top end refresh with plugs, wires, fuel filter from Roger at 928sRus and it has run like a new car since. I can't believe what a difference that made!
Next: Motor mounts, shocks, pan gasket, cam gears and cam refresh...........
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Alex, ya still got some HP left on the table.

Kohler just left his car for a couple of days, he doesn't think I gave him the right car back.
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For longer than I can remember I have told people who asked, How do I get more performance out of my 928 ? MAKE SURE IT IS RUNNING RIGHT !!!! Then and only then should you consider other options.
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