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Old 02-08-2018, 07:04 AM
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Spark plug boot pliers are great for injector removal (and spark plug boot removal...)
Thanks Rob...I didn't know these were a thing.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:51 PM
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Default Cleaning out crud...before exposing the intake ports



My intake didn't have rubber bushings/pads for the fuel rail anchor points (Dwayne's did). Maybe someone has been in here before.


All the injector connectors off. Clips all in a baggie. The sheathing near one of the connectors split. It's all pretty cooked.


Used stiff paint brush to sweep all the oily grit into loose piles...then vacuumed it out. Want to have it reasonably clean before I pull the intake.


Notes on parts that I break, find missing, or question along the way.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:30 PM
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Jon: mine had thick metal spacers instead of the rubber. I dimly recall that this wouldn’t have been stock, but a recommended upgrade.

I loosened the right upper-upper bell housing bolt! I first butchered a 19mm socket to make it a shallow socket, and used a new 1/2-inch drive swiveling ratchet with a long arm. Unfortunately, it will not fit onto the left bolt, the last challenge before I can drop the drivetrain out for a TT rebuild. I will let this bolt reconsider it’s attitude overnight, then I’ll just have to abuse my 19mm Gearwrench with another wrench hooked on for leverage. (I wonder if a 3/4-inch drive breaker bar would fit the open end... 19mm ~ 3/4”)
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:31 PM
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My intake didn't have rubber bushings/pads for the fuel rail anchor points (Dwayne's did). Maybe someone has been in here before.
Jon, if I remember well, there was no rubber or metal bushings on '88. Only early '87 had the rubber bushings.
For sure mine didn't have any. Neither rubber or metal bushings.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:30 AM
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Curt and Bertrand - Thanks for this info. I like the idea of a hard rubber washer between the fuel rail tab and the coated magnesium intake. Wonder why Porsche left it out.

Just ordered a large assortment of vacuum line caps - just want to cover the injectors and opened fuel system connections to keep dirt out. Also ordered a smaller Dorman set of larger diameter caps (one will go on the air box to block the port where the short hose from the diverter valve used to be).

Progress is slow. My mother has been hospitalized since 1/30/18. My sisters and I have been rotating hospital visits so the car is on the back burner. Near goal is getting the injectors out and sent off for cleaning.
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Got my upper-upper bell housing bolts out! My wife came along just as I was about to risk getting my hand trapped down in there to unscrew the bolt all the way out. Imagine - a call to 911, the jaws of life come out....

I'm sorry your mother won't be able to help with your car, Jon. I hope she'll be out soon!
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Getting ready for TB/WP and new AC compressor so bought a 4,000 lumen LED light on Amazon. Could cook vampires with this sucker and it only cost $23.

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Getting ready for TB/WP and new AC compressor so bought a 4,000 lumen LED light on Amazon. Could cook vampires with this sucker and it only cost $23.

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Wow...great progress, Curt. You must be home alone all day :-)
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Doing great, Curt. I envy your setup. Kind of a shame to work on dirty stuff there.
Keep up the wonderful work,
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Dirty - quite right, and I've made a terrible mess. I keep expecting someone to yell out "Clean-up in stall number 2!" I think I made a good decision that only Stall #1 should be kept showroom quality, although that's not looking too good right now, either.

Man, those four bolts on the rear of the TT were stubborn. Laughed at my impact wrench. Had to beat 'em with a breaker bar and a sledge hammer. I'm slowly persuading the shaft out of the tube.

I'm retired, Jon. Not only got this dropped today, but went out to lunch, took an hour nap, studied Unimog shifting, put paint of a last bit of drywall, and wasted time on contributed to this forum.
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Took my ‘86 manual out for a good long drive to a Porsche dealer, checking out an 2014 Carrera S PDK. Wow, love the Carrera’s rear engine sounds and the auto, but the 928 wins the engine note contest with its V8 rumble and manual transmission, since the drive was through backroads and all with much less lights.




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On 11/2/2018 Captn Slow wrote

Curt and Bertrand - Thanks for this info. I like the idea of a hard rubber washer between the fuel rail tab and the coated magnesium intake. Wonder why Porsche left it out.
Didn't Porsche realise a mistake in mid 87 that the thick rubber washers between the fuel rails and the intake would cause fuel leaks from the injectors when the rubber started to perish? AFAIK That's why they changed the rubber to aluminium.
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