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Forum: 928 Forum
05-06-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By Bill Ball

Yeah, I've been in AZ since last August. I was...

Yeah, I've been in AZ since last August. I was planning on still making SITP, but my trusty 89 sprang a water pump leak recently and I haven't had time yet to get it back on the road. Darien, I got...
Forum: 928 Forum
05-01-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,394
Posted By Bill Ball

Then real fun part is getting the charge hose off...

Then real fun part is getting the charge hose off the suction port after charging it. Either wait until it cools down or wear a welder's glove.
Forum: 928 Forum
10-29-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,112
Posted By Bill Ball

Here is a procedure in the WSM for...

Here is a procedure in the WSM for troubleshooting inability to maintain fuel pressure after shutoff (spec is no more than 0.5 bar loss in 30 min). Usually, if an injector were leaking as rapidly as...
Forum: 928 Forum
10-23-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Bill Ball

Finally! A vibration I don't have (or maybe just...

Finally! A vibration I don't have (or maybe just don't notice)!
Forum: 928 Forum
10-15-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,006
Posted By Bill Ball

This is a job where copious, frequent experience...

This is a job where copious, frequent experience is essential. The link below contains a list of potential mishaps during this job. The list is only ones I encountered. There are numerous others,...
Forum: 928 Forum
10-10-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bill Ball

Kevin: Yes, any time! You are close by. ...

Kevin: Yes, any time! You are close by.

Alan: I retired about 10 years ago. After that my living situation went through some changes. Moving to AZ has allowed me to get back to having a...
Forum: 928 Forum
10-06-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bill Ball

I recently relocated to the desert state, about...

I recently relocated to the desert state, about 12 miles west of Surprise. Look forward to meeting you guys. I couldn't make tomorrow's ride, so the reschedule is fortuitous for me.
Forum: 928 Forum
10-04-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Bill Ball

If there is a short anywhere in the injector...

If there is a short anywhere in the injector harness, most likely from frayed wires under one of the injector plug boots, none of the injectors will fire. My diagnostic skills in this area have faded...
Forum: 928 Forum
05-12-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bill Ball

I've seen it both ways. In fact, the diagrams in...

I've seen it both ways. In fact, the diagrams in the WSM are confusing and not specific regarding the exact routing. Mine were routed differently when I got the car and i knew the intake had not...
Forum: 928 Forum
05-11-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By Bill Ball

One good thing about the move to Phoenix is that...

One good thing about the move to Phoenix is that I'll be almost half way to Texas, so, it's likely I'll be at Third Coast in November!
Forum: 928 Forum
05-09-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By Bill Ball

Thanks for posting this, George. And Van, I...

Thanks for posting this, George. And Van, I certainly noticed your and Carol's attention to detail on the plaque. Beautifully done and very much appreciated. Thanks to the whole Norcal928 community...
Forum: 928 Forum
03-08-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,824
Posted By Bill Ball

After 225K miles, my original starter began...

After 225K miles, my original starter began flaking out, requiring the hammer smack to bring it to life, as others commented already. That worked well enough until I had time to replace the starter....
Forum: 928 Forum
03-07-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,579
Posted By Bill Ball

I'm interested. Might have a few more come down...

I'm interested. Might have a few more come down from Norcal if they see this. That's the week before our picnic up in the SF Bay Area. You Central guys sure are welcome to come to that as well.
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Forum: 928 Forum
03-07-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Bill Ball

newcollector: Good attitude.

newcollector: Good attitude.
Forum: 928 Forum
02-27-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Bill Ball

Wayne reminded me there is a flat on the steering...

Wayne reminded me there is a flat on the steering rack shaft to guide installation position, but in my experience you can be off at least a spline in either direction and the bolt will still go...
Forum: 928 Forum
02-26-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Bill Ball

Yes, it's likely Porsche sold next to none of...

Yes, it's likely Porsche sold next to none of this $17K "spare part" as the auto trans very rarely fails during the usual mileage accumulated by 928 owners, and even then, the far more likely...
Forum: 928 Forum
02-26-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Bill Ball

NOS 1989 S4 Auto Trans installed!

I should have reported this here earlier. My trusty 1989 S4's trans began to fail last year at about 280K miles. A rebuild was certainly long overdue, but in my current living situation I had no way...
Forum: 928 Forum
02-26-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Bill Ball

Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it's a bear.

Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it's a bear.
Forum: 928 Forum
02-26-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Bill Ball

Hi Van: Take a close look at the splines...

Hi Van:

Take a close look at the splines inside the joint and on the rack shaft, clean them up and make sure the ends of the splines are not damaged. A little filing with a fine file may get rid...
02-26-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Bill Ball

Porsche 928 Limited Slip Diff $750/BO Shipped

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I had this 1983 model LSD installed in my 1989 928 S4 for about 40K miles...
Forum: 928 Forum
12-08-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,543
Posted By Bill Ball

Hmmm....Don't know if it was a great write up. I...

Hmmm....Don't know if it was a great write up. I think I wrote that I HATED the Eibach springs with my Bilsteins. Had a very nervous, twitchy, jiggly ride on relatively smooth roads and terribly...
Forum: 928 Forum
12-08-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,904
Posted By Bill Ball

My car still vibrates above 75-80 MPH like I...

My car still vibrates above 75-80 MPH like I described above. Colin rode with me a couple of years ago and felt the rear end was "loose" on one side. Subsequently, I did find one of the rear upper...
Forum: 928 Forum
06-07-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bill Ball

Great job George. I do see the spots where we...

Great job George. I do see the spots where we need to work on the fuel mixture a bit more. It's great when you are WOT in the 190-208 MPH range, but some of the lower speed areas are too lean. ...
Forum: 928 Forum
06-07-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By Bill Ball

There is no known cure for what you have.

There is no known cure for what you have.
Forum: 928 Forum
03-02-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,949
Posted By Bill Ball

Chuck Z comments all too briefly that it's all in...

Chuck Z comments all too briefly that it's all in the prep. I did a set of calipers for a buddy who insisted on paying me for working on his car. It took me days to get his old calipers properly...
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