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Old 11-04-2012, 01:28 AM
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Alright. The search begins for an 86+ 944 NA cam. I've it to put one back in anyway, might as well see some gains and kill a few trees while at it.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:39 AM
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I've got one from an 87 NA engine. PM me and we'll work out the details.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:34 AM
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Got some work done tonight, I need to get started on swapping in the bigger oil cooler while the head is off and I have good access to everything. Step one is removing the aftermarket lip/splitter, its not heavy, just fiberglass, but supporting it well means no risk of cracking:



Then a few screws and zip ties to remove and it comes away:



With that out of the way we can get a good look at the oil cooler setup, here are the lines running from the oil filter, top line on the filter housing goes to top opening on the cooler, lower line on the oil cooler housing goes to lower opening on the cooler:



Here's the cooler, its tucked up on the passenger side of the car, in front of the wheel, beside the brake cooling duct inlet. Its about the size of my hand, you can check earlier in the thread to see the bigger replacement cooler, I'll do a comparison shot once this one is out:



I opened the lower connection on the cooler, and also the low point connection placed in the upper line, that drains the oil from the cooler and oil filter housing. I'll let it drain for a while before I get back to it so its nice and dry when I'm under it again:

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:38 AM
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Tools for the job tonight were really basic. A few nut drivers and a 10 mm flex head gearwrench to remove the brake cooling duct for access to the oil cooler connections. A screw driver and snips to get the lip/splitter off, and a 27 mm and 32 mm wrench for the oil cooler hoses:

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:57 AM
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OK, same tools as above for tonight. I finished removing the stock oil cooler and spent the rest of the evening cleaning fittings, threads and mating surfaces, not too exciting but important.

Here's a comparison of the stock vs new cooler:



Here is the new cooler roughed into place in front of the rad. There is an inch, maybe more, between the cooler and the rad:

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one jack stand to hold the car up, 4 to hold the front lip up..... damn! how much does that front lip weight??
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:13 PM
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one jack stand to hold the car up, 4 to hold the front lip up..... damn! how much does that front lip weight??
Hahahaha!

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its not heavy, just fiberglass, but supporting it well means no risk of cracking
I think only 911's need solid lead front lips.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:50 PM
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Alright, got the cooler mounted last night and started running the lines, I'm sort of stuck in a holding pattern until the new oil pressure sender gets here, I need to install that before I can torque down the lines at the oil filter housing. Once the cooler install is complete and I can get an oil filter back on I can start cleaning the top of the block for the head install, I don't want any crap falling into this area. The head arrived back from the states, looks good, I'll post some pics when I get to that stage, leaving it wrapped up til I need it.



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Old 11-25-2012, 01:55 PM
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Nothing too crazy for the work last night. Big old VV date code Craftsman flex head 1/2 raised panel ratchet to get at the AN to metric adaptor on the lower part of the oil filter housing. I love how long this ratchet is for a 1/2, you can apply a good amount of force with it. The angle open end wrenches are from a cheapy Taiwan set I got from Princess Auto years ago when I did an oil cooler install on my 924. The 90 degree opening was great for the AN to metric adaptor on the upper part of the oil filter housing.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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This thread makes me sad for two reasons.

1) Your tool list is always small. I have always pulled out way more tools than I need ( mostly because I really suck at picking the right socket the first, second or even third time )

2) That your actually getting stuff done. Im at a mental block on my projects and I just stare at them. Im trying to come up with a plan so I dont feel so overwhelmed and in over my head.

Send me a note if you heard anything on the shipping for the torsion carriers.
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