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924 Engine advice wanted

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Old 01-09-2006, 06:08 PM
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Hey

im currently considering buying a Porsche 924 from 1977, a black one, a real beauty!
the car is in good condition except that there is a problem with the Fuel Distributer, the guy says that it needs cleaning or in the worst case replacement. so im wondering what is the cost of having a shop clean it or is it something you can do on your own? And if it needs replacement, what is the cost of that?

also, some other advice for a first time Porsche 924 buyer?

thanks,
Erik
 
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:31 PM
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I am not familiar with the 2.0L 924s, but if the fuel distributor is like the 911's, then you can get it cleaned and refurbished by CIS flowtech in alabama. I *Believe* it is around 400 bucks. If you get to that point, and want more info, i can get ahold of larry and see what he is charging, etc. It will require you pulling the fuel head, and sending it in. Turn around time is typically 2 weeks. It is not something you will want to tackle yourself.
 
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:48 PM
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hmmm..
i forgot to mention that i live in europe :P
anyway, why wouldn't i wanna do it myself? i consider myself at least somwhat technologically competent, and if it does not require special tools, i would at least like to give it a try! do you know of any good references (books, etc.) that deals with these kind of problems?

erik
 
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:32 PM
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Well, there are very few companies that rebuild the fuel heads. That there should tell you something about how easy it is.
 
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:34 PM
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Hello Erik,

If your 924 is from '77 it must have the V.W./Audi based engine. I don't know for sure but, wouldn't the fuel distributer be the same as a V.W./Audi with this engine?

If so, this part might be quite cheap to buy and not worth re-building. I would also think it would be quite easy/cheap to purchase a used one from a Porsche breakers yard?

Either way, I would phone around and ask, before re-building it.

What part of Europe are you based?
 
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:45 PM
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I live in belgium,
anyway i found this http://www.specialtauto.com/fuel-distributors.html on the net, and 370 dollars is not a bad price, over here they take between 1000-1300€ for a fuel ditributor! I went and asked a local mechanic and he said that he would clean it for 80€ but without a guarante that it would work and install a new one for about 100€. so my problems are solved it seems like
 
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:58 PM
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Great to hear it!

Why not post some pic's of your 924 in the gallery when you have time? As you say, in that black paint, she must be a beauty!

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Old 01-10-2006, 04:10 PM
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she sure is! although the color might be a dark dark blue, i have only seen the car in the dark
 
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