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By worf
#64988
CarChick was watching this. Even she wasn't impressed.

I wanted to throw stuff at the flat screen.

'89 S4 Euro; Half-assed intake refresh and t-belt.

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By Tony
#64994
Ooh..when mine is done i will swing by for a quote. :roflmao:


Actually i think that place used to be owned by Carl. ..”Carls Place”...very reputable place...dunno who owns it now.
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By Geza-aka-Zombo
#65011
And all this time, I thought the intake manifold was magnesium. Thanks for setting me straight, Brant.
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By worf
#65015
Geza-aka-Zombo wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:32 am And all this time, I thought the intake manifold was magnesium. Thanks for setting me straight, Brant.
Loved the very last shot: where they had *clearly* spray painted the intake silver.

I’d would be fun to calculate the mistake-omission-or-lie per second-ratio of those 5-ish minutes.
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By SeanR
#65025
I got to the point of the TB/WP job and wanted to yell at the computer and then paused it. At least they got ahold of Roger for the PKT and a Laso pump. Gears don't look tooo awful bad.

Blasting the intake with the flappy assembly still on? Whollychit.............

Leaving the head oil pucks in and not installing pins and not changing the chain tensioners, although they may have done so off camera. Having been on the same side of the camera as they were, I know you can't get everything on film.

Not changing those fuel lines made me cringe.
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By maddog2020
#65037
just look at it this way... the more 928's they work on, the more ours will be worth when:

1. Engine eats it self from the blast media in the intake
2 Valve chain tensioner breaks , see 1.
3 Burns to a crisp due to fuel lines leaking( Bummer about this because few spare parts will live)
4. Engine eats itself due to not using pins, and one of the plugs in the head pops out.
5 These guys are dumb enough to park in in front of a pond in neutral so I wouldn't leave this out of available options.
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By worf
#65047
Ahh.... righteous outrage loves company :evilgrin:

:jumper:
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By ROG100
#65288
Definitely Carl's Place.
They called and asked if I wanted to join in and they would promote 928sRus.
They only wanted $15000 to participate - phone went down quick.
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By Sazerac
#65308
ROG100 wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:19 pm Definitely Carl's Place.
They called and asked if I wanted to join in and they would promote 928sRus.
They only wanted $15000 to participate - phone went down quick.
That's hilarious, Roger! USD 15'000, really??
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By Crumpler
#65357
My first question is what are you feeding the dog? My God.
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By worf
#65370
I kinda wish, now, that I hadn't posted this. I realize that I've "given" them clicks. :puking:

@ROG100 You shoulda come back with "How about a free water pump instead?"
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By Fox_
#65375
Everyone dislike the video then.

Not a very successful anyways video anyways.
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By Charlie
#65393
Righteous outrage!

Actually, I like seeing 928s alive and being maintained. It's well short of best practice, and we specialists may cringe. But thanks to even this suboptimal work, the car will probably live long enough to get to the next refurb. Fingers crossed for the fuel lines...
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By linderpat
#65501
tough crowd! I view it as a long job condensed to about 15 minutes total of film and commentary. Yeah the aluminum intake made me cringe, and I thought of some of the other stuff, but I think most shops are as deep into the WYAIT mode as we are, especially if the customer has a budget. Doesn't mean they didn't talk about some of these same things with the customer or fix things that never made it to the show.
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By linderpat
#65503
linderpat wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:36 pm tough crowd! I view it as a long job condensed to about 15 minutes total of film and commentary. Yeah the aluminum intake made me cringe, and I thought of some of the other stuff, but I think most shops are not nearly as deep into the WYAIT mode as we are, especially if the customer has a budget. Doesn't mean they didn't talk about some of these same things with the customer or fix things that never made it to the show.
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By Scott at Team Harco
#65532
linderpat wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:36 pm
linderpat wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:36 pm tough crowd! I view it as a long job condensed to about 15 minutes total of film and commentary. Yeah the aluminum intake made me cringe, and I thought of some of the other stuff, but I think most shops are not nearly as deep into the WYAIT mode as we are, especially if the customer has a budget. Doesn't mean they didn't talk about some of these same things with the customer or fix things that never made it to the show.
I see what you did there. I've done it more times than I'd like to admit. Hit the quote tab, when you want to edit.

I watched that show when it was on; for the first episode. It didn't impress me. Very interesting that they want so much to be a 'contributor'.

Even though I know little about the 928, I was curious about the upper intake material. It occurred to me that it was likely made of magnesium. Looks as though my suspicion was correct.

There are a few Mg parts on the 944 S2 I own. They should not be treated as one might treat an aluminum part. The cam-drive cover, for example, is a known concern.
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By Geza-aka-Zombo
#67188
Another show that I really like on Motortrend is "Engine Masters". By me it's on Friday night at 8:00 and 8:30. It's from the Road Kill crew, where they do dyno testing on various things/changes to see the result. Always interesting discussions.
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By linderpat
#67207
Geza-aka-Zombo wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:16 pm Another show that I really like on Motortrend is "Engine Masters". By me it's on Friday night at 8:00 and 8:30. It's from the Road Kill crew, where they do dyno testing on various things/changes to see the result. Always interesting discussions.
Yeah, that's a good one. One of the episodes involved what the oil level can do to the hp output of the motor. I was really surprised at what I saw. Overfilling is bad, but really only because there is foaming and resultant power loss. I thought that the bad thing would be too much pressure and blowing out the seals and gaskets. That wasn't one of their issues mentioned.
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By Scott at Team Harco
#67244
Geza-aka-Zombo wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:16 pm Another show that I really like on Motortrend is "Engine Masters". By me it's on Friday night at 8:00 and 8:30. It's from the Road Kill crew, where they do dyno testing on various things/changes to see the result. Always interesting discussions.
That's a show I have been watching, too. None of the typical "reality" drama. Just good a-b-c... comparisons - backed with dyno runs.
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