Just bought my first 928 !!!!

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25 Mar 2012 14:23 #8598 by Pauls 86.5
So about 3 weeks ago I drove to Atlanta to pick up my 1986.5 928 !!
I rented a trailer to pick it up I was afraid to drive it 800 miles back and I didn't want to put the extra miles on it. It has 72,000 miles on it now. It's an automatic and in great shape but I do have things to work on. The last couple of weeks I have been following this sight and decided to sign up today !!!
So will start on my list next week end, I have been to busy driving it so far and WOW what a car it is to drive !!!! So I'm excited to get stated and I already have a list of questions but I will get into that next week.

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25 Mar 2012 16:04 #8600 by 928mac
Hey Paul, check out the Tips and the Technical Library. There are some free WSM (work shop manuals) and then there is a CD with them and some other good stuff.

This is a very quiet board but we store as much tech info as we can and provide a place for your car Journal.
Last but not least the 928 Owners Club will sponsor any events you would like to host. you can ask Stan about that later.
of course every board has its read me section that you can look over.

Enjoy the 928 family

Brad

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26 Mar 2012 01:08 #8606 by Johnny V
Congrats and welcome to the shark tank!!

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26 Mar 2012 14:19 #8610 by Pauls 86.5
Thanks Johnny ! I just lifted the back of the car up and set it on jack stands to get started on a rear brake job .first project of many.

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29 Mar 2012 20:34 #8665 by smtcapecod
congrats- that looks like one of the colors I was hunting for before I caved and got my blue car. It had 74K miles, about 2K in the last ten years...but you sound prepared to tackle a likely maintenance backlog- its often a taller mountain than first anticipated! Keep fuel lines and 'intake refresh' (rest of soft bits for vacuum under the upper plenum) high on the priority list.

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29 Mar 2012 21:33 #8674 by 928mac
Yes

To all you guys with new cars.
If you dont want it to drop a valve through a piston
or burn to the ground, you need to find out how new the timing belt and water pump is and if the fuel lines were ever changed.
why the water pump you say? because if it seizes the TB brakes and it can cost as much as another car to fix.

2 or 3 have burned this year and 2 or 3 have had valve to piston contact

Brad

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29 Mar 2012 21:37 #8675 by Pauls 86.5
The first time I opened the hood I was a little over whelmed the cars I use to work on had like one vacuum line to the distributer. Last weekend I took the air cleaner apart and started looking at vac lines and am trying to get use to everything. My hawks rear pads came today so I know what I will be doing sat.

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29 Mar 2012 21:40 #8676 by Pauls 86.5
Brad is there any way to get a better idea if the belt has Ben changed or should I assume it's old and just dig in

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29 Mar 2012 22:06 #8677 by 928mac

Brad is there any way to get a better idea if the belt has Ben changed or should I assume it's old and just dig in


Can you phone the person you bought it from?
If the Prev owner (PO) is not available then you need to inspect the belt.
Some look through holes but really the covers need to come off.

A new belt should last 50-80,000 but they are not made to be run hard when they are 10 + years old.
I replaced my belt after 1 year because it got oil on it due to I did not repair the leaks under the intake.

when you get to that point, if the po can't be reached, remove the covers and take pictures for us to look at.

BTW look at the names and address under the road side assistance thread to see who is in your area.

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29 Mar 2012 22:14 #8678 by 928mac
Here is a good read on Rennlist
forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/928-forum...checking+timing+belt

And here is a link from our Technical library on the home page
forums.928oc.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=587

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30 Mar 2012 14:44 #8696 by Pauls 86.5
WOW ! Now that's a detailed list on how to do the timing belt! Thanks Brad

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30 Mar 2012 14:50 #8697 by 928mac

WOW ! Now that's a detailed list on how to do the timing belt! Thanks Brad


Dwayne Heinsma is the one we need to thank for all of the awesome hard work he put into these detailed step by step how to instructional.

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30 Mar 2012 14:55 #8698 by Pauls 86.5

Dwayne Heinsma is the one we need to thank for all of the awesome hard work he put into these detailed step by step how to instructional.


Well he did an amazing job !!!! After seeing that I feel better about attempting this project

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31 Mar 2012 20:22 #8713 by WyattsRide
No eBay APP ID défined in Kunena configurationThis is an awesome manual done by one of the RLers. I bought one just to read it to understand my car a little. My TB was done right before I bought the car so it won't need to be done for a long time.

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01 Apr 2012 13:42 #8724 by Pauls 86.5
Thanks Rick. I wish I new when mine was changed or if it was but that looks like a good book for me.

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01 Apr 2012 14:01 #8725 by 928mac
When I replaced mine I just used the regular Gates belt from 928Rus.
I'm sure it was less then $50.

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01 Apr 2012 21:27 #8740 by mm928
Replied by mm928 on topic Just bought my first 928 !!!!
The Vacuum system is like chasing a greased snake sometimes...I know. I suggest whenever you are around it, replace any rubber vacuum lines with a color silicone line instead. It lasts longer as rubber deteriorates over time. And the color is fun and helps when you are looking at a dark engine bay. Most of our cars ALWAYS have some kind of vacuum leak from time to time, and some of the lines and parts are not easy to get to, but everything should work if you have the major part sin order and good solid lines and connections.

Luckily I think the problems come with A/C and cruise control (yes that is vacuum driven as well) as you will always have heat, due to design.

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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21 Apr 2012 00:39 #8977 by 928Shark
I am new to the 928 world also, also to this club. I must say I learned a lot through this particular thread. Thanks guys.

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21 Apr 2012 00:42 #8979 by 928Shark
I am new to the 928 world also to this club. I must say I learned a lot through this particular thread. Thanks guys.

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27 Apr 2012 16:04 #9010 by Pauls 86.5
Thanks , I pretty new to the club also but am definitely happy I found this club, I have learned a lot !!!

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29 Apr 2012 20:03 #9036 by mm928
Replied by mm928 on topic Just bought my first 928 !!!!
Willing to help if we have done it before or know where the answer is.
Glad to have you guys on board. Once you get a couple of things taken care of yourself, you will be amazed at how much easier it seems to try and tackle something yourself. Get some key tools, go to the right places for info and parts, and you too will have a fun, functioning supercar!

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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29 Apr 2012 21:04 #9037 by pcar928fan
Amen to that Michael!

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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