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Old 12-19-2011, 07:05 PM
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The price was good for here (i'm shame to say how much in dollars because you guys will not understand, was a good price for the local market), it's a very rare car. It was produced in a time that imported cars was prohibited down here. So there is about 6-7 928 in the country and it's considered as exotic car.

Good to hear that you are coming to Brazil !I live in Rio de Janeiro and I'll be very glad to assist you down here, just let me know ! Let's keep in touch !

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yes I will, ILL send you a PM.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:51 PM
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Oi, JL, Hows the car coming along. did you get my PM
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:02 AM
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wow don't you think thats a little extreme.this engine wont even do any damage if the timing belt breaks!pulling the motor before he even tries it seems crazy.if the car has been dry stored in that time i don't see a big problem.
You do have a good point that there is no risk in starting it with regards to the t-belt.

But the coolant is a big problem, the particles have probably settled into a nice thick sludge at the bottom of the radiator, not to mention PO could have very well filled it with the wrong coolant ignorantly. Also the piston rings could seriously score the delicate bores (especially aluminum) since upon starting those walls would be bone dry and oil wouldn't get squirted up there for at least 30 seconds upon starting it. 80-90% of bearing wear in a normal street legal engine occurs within the first few minutes of the engine running until that oil finally gets into those main bearing bores and starts suspending the crank in it's own film of oil. So no unecessary revving is a must.

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When you change the oil and filter be sure to fill the oil filter with oil to prime it. I thought this was common sense until one of my college proffessors said that many mechanics don't or forget to do this! Draining and flushing the coolant system is a must.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:08 PM
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Coolant was a very big issue...

The water was dark brown with many debris. Clean all water system was a real pain. I've changed all hoses and cleaned all water ducts from the engine and AC. Was a tedious job.

See the previous water neck and thermostatic valve condition below...

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

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It's not finished... I'll change the water pump and use some radiator cleaner to clean the system again. I'll do that after put the engine back to work with all new vacuum hoses and WUR cleanned. But it's much better now and for my surprise the radiator is in a very good shape !

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Old 12-21-2011, 10:41 PM
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I wouldnt use any cleaners for your cooling system,
you may damage the headgasket and thus need new HGs,

rinse out with distilled water and drain the block.

add 2 gallons of coolant and 2 gallons of distilled water and call it good,
replace the thermostat and its seals and water pump first
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:57 PM
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With the water ducts looking like that I would pull the motor apart and clean the block and heads.

Would be a good time to check out the cams, crank, pistons, cylinder bores, replace freeze plugs, check lifters, replace waterpump and look over all the other components.

What a project!
Good luck!
Was in Rio 15 years ago, interesting place.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:47 AM
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This is a cool thread. Looking forward to seeing where it ends! Good luck Jose!
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:17 AM
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Wow. Great save. More pics. Good luck!
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:23 AM
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Found a great info about cooling system cleaning.

http://members.rennlist.com/pirtle/svc_coolant.html
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Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
I wouldnt use any cleaners for your cooling system,
you may damage the headgasket and thus need new HGs,

rinse out with distilled water and drain the block.

add 2 gallons of coolant and 2 gallons of distilled water and call it good,
replace the thermostat and its seals and water pump first
I bet the block and heads are about done from corrosion.
That is sad that ten gallons of fresh coolant could have kept that from happening.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:04 PM
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Just two interesting pictures before Christmas...

More at my PICASA album

https://picasaweb.google.com/1066212...eat=directlink

Merry Christmas !

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Old 12-25-2011, 01:36 PM
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Im impressed you decided to tackle this car. With this level or restoration it will be better than new once you finish. !
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:57 PM
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After a very difficult week in my job, I had a happy weekend with my 928.

Here a pic of my restored seat... It's a amazing job, unfortunately the picture is not well representing the truth. You can see in my previous post the seat after the restoration job.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:23 PM
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Wow. Now that is one hell of a project! Once you have your mind set on doing something it is hard to stop yourself!
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:32 PM
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How's the body looking Jose? Have you got that engine running smoothly?
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