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04 Oct 2011 14:21 #6359 by babromovage
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Hello,

I am new to the forum and a new owner of a 1986.5 928s. The car is currently at a local garage getting the once over. It has 40k original miles and runs like a dream. However, I will await the results prior to being too optimistic. I have a few general questions I am hoping someone can be kind enough to help me with.

1. I am missing the largest wrench in the tool kit. Can anyone tell me the size and where I can get a replacement?

2. The bolt and nut that holds down the spare tire is missing (retention plates is there). Is this something I can pick up at a hardware store or can you buy such?

3. Only interior flaw is a slight lift of the leather on the dash where it meets the defrost vent. I understand this may be a common problem. To me a larger vent plate may fix the problem. Does anyone know if one exists or any practical advise on trying to repair?

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04 Oct 2011 14:28 #6360 by srshaw3
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Welcome to the addiction :)

I would guess the large wrench is the tow hook, but a photo of the tool kit will clear that up.

928gt.com & 928intl.com & 928srus.com are 928 specialty providers, they may all have some variation in new and used parts. They would be good source for the parts you need. Or if an owner has a parts car (not uncommon) then you might get a better price (ebay, craigslists are other options). The vendors are the quickest and surest suppliers.

The defroster vent may is available from Nicole Mossinger (928 owner and recent 928 OC board member) at marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/st...&c=666339&i=26458136

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04 Oct 2011 14:40 #6361 by babromovage
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Thank you for the quick reply. The tow hook is there. There are slots for four wrenches and the top one (largest one) is missing. I would take a pic but the car is being serviced. I will check out the sites you recommended.

Thank You,

Brian

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04 Oct 2011 16:44 #6363 by 928mac
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Hey Brian, Cool to have you in the club.
Don't forget to start a profile page and post lost of pictures.
We are always more then happy to help you spend your money on your car, but you would have a long way to go to catch up to some on here.

If I was at home I would take a look at the tool kit but I don't remember the largest wrench off the top of my head unless it is a 14mm.
Better wait till someone pipes in.
ILL check later if know one dose.

Brad :D

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04 Oct 2011 18:27 #6364 by babromovage
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Thanks for the welcome. Will update with additional pics.

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04 Oct 2011 18:37 #6365 by babromovage
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Guys...One more question I would like to put out there. The rear seat belts seem to be frozen and will not release. Is there a fix for this without having to take the rear seats out?

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04 Oct 2011 21:50 #6366 by 928mac
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Guys...One more question I would like to put out there. The rear seat belts seem to be frozen and will not release. Is there a fix for this without having to take the rear seats out?


Do you mean they do not release from the buckle or that the retractor will not release.

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05 Oct 2011 06:07 #6367 by babromovage
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They will not retract.

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05 Oct 2011 12:55 #6368 by 928mac
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You may have to take it apart.
I would jerk it a few dozon times to see if it will free up.
Other then that, you will have to take it apart and look at it.

Do you have any manuals?

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05 Oct 2011 13:12 #6369 by babromovage
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Thanks.Does that mean removing the rear seat or the panel?

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05 Oct 2011 18:05 #6371 by martinss
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Thanks.Does that mean removing the rear seat or the panel?


Simple answer is 'yes'. And you're not going to like how. The seats have foam cushions that are glued with contact cement to the seat shaped impression in the floor - you have to peal them off. This is necessary to remove the seat belt covering panels that are screwed in. With some contortion it might be possible to get those panels off without removing the cushions...

Given those options I would definitely first treat the retracter with penetrant for a few days. Use one of the ones with a fine hose extension to get at the mechanism without too much overspray.

The largest wrench in my '88 is a 19mm.

You may be able to cover the shrinkage around the vents, but you should definitely also take protective measures. Keep the dash out of the sun by using a shade and if it is leather, treat the leather on a regular basis.

Welcome BTW!

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05 Oct 2011 19:05 #6372 by babromovage
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Thanks for the advise.... I will let you know how it works out.

Brian

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05 Oct 2011 20:01 #6373 by 928mac
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Good advice Martin

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05 Oct 2011 21:52 #6377 by pcar928fan
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Welcome to the club! For lovers of the S you certainly got THE BEST OF THE BEST there and low miles to boot! Well done!

Good luck w/ the leather around the vents... Not easy to REALLY fix it though I have often thought about a vent with a large bezel on it just to help cover up the nastiness too!

James
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06 Oct 2011 06:19 #6379 by WyattsRide
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The wrenches in my 85 are as follows from top down.

17mm - 19mm
14mm - 15mm
12mm - 13mm
10mm - 11mm
8mm - 9mm

Other tools in the panel
Tow Hook
Phillips screw driver extension with yellow handle
Slotted screw driver extension
Long Phillips screw driver extension
Pliers
Spark plug wrench
Spark plug wrench handle.

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Welcome to the club.

Just a thought on the seat belt. Did you try to slowly pull the seat belt? Sometimes if you try to pull it quickly it just locks. I know my back seat SBs need to be slowly pulled at first to get them moving.

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06 Oct 2011 06:34 #6380 by babromovage
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Thanks to all for your help. Joining this site has been very rewarding. I have not seen a 928 in my area in over 10 years. It is great that you have formed such a community with so many helpful people to promote the life and passion of these great cars.

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07 Oct 2011 19:38 #6400 by babromovage
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Martin and Rick,

Your idea worked like a charm. A combination of both did the deed.Rear seat belts freed up in minutes.

Brilliant

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11 Oct 2011 10:11 #6461 by WyattsRide
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Martin and Rick,

Your idea worked like a charm. A combination of both did the deed.Rear seat belts freed up in minutes.

Brilliant


Great to hear! Now they work, but nobody will sit back there. ;)

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14 Oct 2011 18:23 #6498 by babromovage
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Guys,

Thank you for all your help. Everything I have mentioned has been rectified by good advice and or direction from members of this site.

Now....New task at hand. I am getting some water into the hatch area. Looks like it is coming in from the rear wipers. I will replace the rubber bushings and see if that helps. Question.... Were does the water drain from that collect on the spoiler and the notch in the spoiler for the wiper mech on my 1986.5 928?


Any insight would be appreciated.

Thank You....

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17 Oct 2011 09:32 #6525 by WyattsRide
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Guys,

Thank you for all your help. Everything I have mentioned has been rectified by good advice and or direction from members of this site.

Now....New task at hand. I am getting some water into the hatch area. Looks like it is coming in from the rear wipers. I will replace the rubber bushings and see if that helps. Question.... Were does the water drain from that collect on the spoiler and the notch in the spoiler for the wiper mech on my 1986.5 928?


Any insight would be appreciated.

Thank You....


I think it just drains through, to the bottom of the spoiler. There's notches on each side of the spoiler. One below the wiper arm and one on the right side. When I wash my car the water keeps draining through those weep holes for days it seems. Some times there's leaves or dirt that plugs those up and I stick a toothpick up from the bottom and pull the blockage out.

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