Odds & Ends
Teflon stickers for rear hatch
The part number for the teflon stickers that go on the rear hatch where the rubber bushes rub on either side is 928 512 531 02. You need one on each side of the hatch to stop the sound of mice shrieking at every bump and jolt.
It's one of those odd little parts that the Porsche engineers must have come up with during NVH evaluation of the 928 and missing at least one, usually both on most cars. Hilton.
Congratulations Sean Buchanan,
PCNSW Drivers Champion 2010 & PCNSW Motorkahana Champion for 2010 in his Porsche '86 944 '951' Turbo.
Twenty four years after it was built by Porsche these front engined masterpieces are a wonder to behold - Bruce Buchanan, Buhanan Automotive
Hi guys, In my travels around Sydney I am always on the look out for bits and bobs. I have found 2 places that make or sell hoses. They may be worth a look as one has fire guard fire sleeves.
Or for custom made hoses:
They can make custom fit hoses and have a good reputation. I guess it may be an idea to ring them as I know they may have catalogues. - Regards to all Frank n furter 87 928 S4 (Sydney)
Earth Strap Wingnut
For later models at least from MY '90 the earth strap connector is a hex bolt which can be simply replaced with the threaded 'knob' from a battery terminal isolator switch available at K-Mart, Supercheap etc. for about AU$9.00. It's a green plastic knurled cover over a brass bolt that is the correct thread and length for the earth connector. - Cheers Ray Barton
Aussie 928 Service Providers
The Landshark list is often sent messages asking who can provide parts and other bits for their 928. The Landshark list members below are currently those you should be talking to when looking for new and second-hand parts in Australia. - Leonard Zech.
Trading and selling Porsche 928.
Various 928 second-hand rims available.
Contact Matt on 0424 928 930
Porsche to build four-door V8-powered 2009 Panamera
Global production - likely to take place at its Leipzig factory alongside Cayenne - is expected to surpass 20,000 vehicles. "We have indeed taken a lot of time in making this decision," said Porsche AG president and CEO, Dr Wendelin Wiedeking. "But now we know one thing for sure: the Panamera is the right car for Porsche. The Panamera will be powered by a version of the Cayenne's 4.5 litre V8. Either the 250kW/420Nm version or the Cayenne Turbo's 331kW/620Nm twin-turbocharged version. - more at the GOAuto website - Story Marton Pettendy.
Mercedes Tech Forum
I found a Mercedes board at www.mercedesshop.com, with a very good tech forum, and asked some questions there, and got good answers. Try posting your query there - several auto trans specialists read it. - jp '83 3 speed
NEW PORSCHE GT
The new 4-door Porsche front engined coupe will be released for sale in 2008. It will come with two V8 (ex Cayenne) engine options and a V10 (ex Carrera GT) engine option. Very high power over 600 HP. Tis official now.
Full report issued in this weeks Auto Motor und Sport. - Adrian S.
Porsche 928 - Die Technische Dokumentation von Jörg Austen. It is in German. I found it at a bookstore before I read a review about it. Here is the link This is a very good book. - Ciao, Adrian S.
928 TYRE PRESSURES
Phil Chadwick just picked this off 928UK list. Unbolt the seat from the floor, slide it back an inch onto a set of holes further back and re-bolt. This will give you more headroom and legroom - Simon '95 GTS Manual also 6'4"
SUNROOF PROBLEMS - LUBRICANT
Some cycle shops sell an excellent wax lubricant that does not attract dirt and grit.
It is accumulative as well. I use it on the plastic 'sliders' covering the wiring on the 928's doors, and on the sunroof as well as my bikes and it works very well indeed. Called Finish Line 'Krytech' it contains Dupont's Krytox and M2 moly - one of the new breed of lubricants. It costs about $10 for a 59ml container - Regards Doug H '89 S4.
Before removing & dismantling
a jammed windscreen/headlight washer pump try reversing the leads a few times. The free play between motor & pump should hammer the rubbish out of the pump. - Brian R '82 S
Where do I find floor mats for my 928?
try here - Mark .. MORE
CAP'N DAVE'S LANDSHARK
Another interesting link for your site.
Cap'n Dave's Tiki Bar I found this a few years back and always thought it would be a fun 'Official Drink' for the 928 Community .. I've yet to make one!
1/2 jigger Light Rum
1/2 jigger Dark Rum
1/2 jigger Spiced Rum
1 jigger Pineapple Juice
Juice of 1 Lime
Lime wedge (garnish)
Fill shaker with ice. Add ingredients. Shake and strain over ice into glass. Garnish. - Alan Moore '94 GTS Schwarz
I contacted 'Liquid Leather' sales in UK
followed up with a ring-around to get two Sydney distributors. As correctly pointed out by some 928ers it is not just a matter of 'splash on and forget'. All the people I contacted said it requires the heat of the hand and finger massaging to get the best results. The more elbow grease and regular application gives the best results. - Grahame '83 928S .. MORE
PRAISE THE 928
The March 2003 issue of the English Mag 'Classic and Sports Car' has this to say about the '89 928S4
This from an English mag!! Yeah but we knew all of that, didn't we? - RogerH '86 S'3' Geelong.
If, like me, you have to contend with the aftermath of Sun-on-leather dash lining (shrinkage, etc.) you will find that there is no such item as a dash mat to protect from our summer heat. It's a pain deploying the silver 'bizzo', although the interior is cooler.
When enquiring, apparently mats are made for 924 / 944's but I don't know how close the match might be. However, I found a damned close fit at Repco, made by Protect-a-Mat for, believe it of not, the Verada/Magna (current model, I think).
Yes, to get the pod in exactly some surgery would help but the built-in crease and vent holes are pretty close. It is the same distance across between the A-pillars and the screen curve is correct!
Anyway, worth a look if you're interested. Cheers - NeilW, '85 Silbermetallic
NATIONAL MOTORISTS ASSOCIATION
In response to the kicking around of motorists in Australia
by anyone who wants to kick us around the NMAA was formed to create some unity and strength for motorists. We currently have membership in 5 states. We advocate Australian motorists' rights and interests. .. MORE
HIGH TENSION LEADS
'Eagle' gave me the name of a person who they deal with.
Price is going to be $84.70 inc GST for the full set. So if you need cheap leads made up, call 'Eagle' in Penrith (NSW) for your nearest supplier. By comparison, Repco: $140, Behr leads: $350 approx. Even if they only last half the time that a Behr set do I am still well ahead. - Langdon
TYRE SIZE CALCULATOR
A great tyre size calculator can be found at.
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html - Cheers Greg
AIR DUCTING HOSE
I've noticed that Supercheap is now stocking finely corrugated, flexible, metallised air ducting hose.
Not as strong as the original product, but looks like it would get you by until you find a more durable part. - Cheers Cy. '89 S4.
To adjust the light bar you will need to loosen off the two bolts either end of the bar where it disappears into the wheel well.
I think its 13mm, you will need an extension to reach. The bolts compress a rubber flange on the side bulkhead. When they are loosened off, grab the bar on the side that has slipped back and jerk it forward. You will probably feel it slip back to the right spot. Lift the lights manually to check for clearance then tighten the bolts back up.
The lifting lever that can go through your radiator should have a C clip on it. If that comes off it will punch a nice hole in the radiator. I have been considering installing a wire strop to prevent is occurring. The few mm of sideways moment on the lights is normal, I hope, mine does the same - Graham Bates '82S
(.. or what needs to be replaced by 150,000k). If the car is in good shape then I recommend you do two or three lots of maintenance over the first year or so ..
There is a bit of fat in these prices, the recommended repairers will respect your budget especially if they know you have a sensible plan. If you have an unplanned event like a radiator, then just delay the next lot until the budget recovers. - PaulD '81S (low nominal mileage, but did all the above over the last 2 years)
NOISY AUTO BOX
Verbatim from the Parts and Technical Reference Catalog Page 66 "Porsche Tech Tip 1983 928 ATF Hydraulic Noise.
If you experience hydraulic noise (1983 model 928) at engine speeds of 1000-1200 RPM, the noise can be eliminated by installing pressure hose part number 960 307 021 03 & 2 seals, part number 900 123 042 20. To install remove existing (short) return hose from transmission bent metal line leading to the ATF cooler. Install new longer hose in a loop as shown in illustration. Use new sealing rings on banjo fitting.
Note: The new hose must be twisted 90 degrees when installing the hose, so that it will lie flat against the underbody of the vehicle." - PaulD '81S
SPEED CAMERA ANTICS
For those interested
look at - http://www.geodessy.co.uk for one of the GPS locators. - Andrew Cowton
WHEEL OFFSET IDENTIFICATION
Original Porsche wheels, cups in particular
usually have the offset cast on the rim next to the valve, in the form of '55' for 55mm or '65' for 65mm & so on. If it is not on the rim, you have to measure it. The difference between the mounting flange surface and the centre line of the wheel. - Mike '94 GTS
SAVING BIG BUCKS
On Auto transmissions
The automotive engineer (now retired ) who serviced my cars until June, researched the correct transmission fluid and told me that Transmax M is the correct fluid. After he changed the fluid, (which was a bit low) the box has been running well. It sounds like he was on the right track as the Transmax Z sounds like the goods for extreme usage situations. He said that the Transmax M had a special formulation that suited the 928 auto boxes and the fluid level is critical to good running. - PaulD '81S
Avoid using tie downs on the alloy suspension parts.
Good trucking companies use strops that hook over the top of the wheels so that the only contact is with the tyre. By using the wheel strops, the car "rides" on its suspension. - Graham Bates '82S
Blau radios can be changed from 10khz (US standard) spacing
to 9 khz spacing (Aust standard) from the inbuilt menus. I looked at buying overseas models earlier this year so this was one of the things that I checked. - Chris Robertson '91 GT