Since that is the case and I have no time to write much at the moment, this post will mainly be a pictorial exposé of recent events, Porsche related, that I am trying to complete before getting the car back onto the road. The winter that just finished here was the coldest since 1977, so the authorities say, and there was plenty of snow, too. As a result, the dirt road I live on has yet to fully thaw, and the first kilometer has many springs in it that force water to the surface, adding to the salty mud on top. No Porsche driving for me until it all dries out. So, I continue to fiddle with my car, as you see below.
|I didn't want to use this product on the wheels, but it worked well|
enough on the black valve covers, that looked grimy and grubby.
Wheel paint, and a clear coat over it, is tough. I used it on the fan and
it has worked well, so I used the same thing on the valve covers.
|The finished product. Very shiny, but it doesn't show here. I like it. Notice snow and ice still on the ground - April 22.|
|Much brighter than the original dirty, cracked black paint. Now I have to clean everything else.|
|Nice to have neat covers down here, too.|
|I warmed the transmission for 4 hours with an infrared lamp. Not too hot, and the thick oil drained easily and completely.|
|Inside - I don't like the roughness on that gear. I'm going to check this out. |
It is a bad fourth gear; it will run okay, but will make noise.
|Scrape, scrape, clean, clean, paint, paint.|
|I'm refilling the transmission with oil using that hose and funnel. Nuts to the bad 4th gear, it's been there for years, maybe.|
|And finally, May 5, this is the result of the repainting of one of the above wheels. I like it.|
There's more, but I ran out of pictures. The valves have been adjusted (see Kirk tool post below), I'm touching up stone chips in the paint, all the filters have been changed, I will shortly readjust the clutch cable - again, and the shift coupling, etc. A good amount of work needs completion, but I will hit the road on the first day that it dries up. Today it's snowing, still.