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About kbrandsma

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  • Birthday 12/18/1953

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    Sailing, Carpentry and Residential Electrical & Plumbing, Computing and Scuba Diving

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    1998 Porsche Boxster
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    Volvo 122S

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  1. kbrandsma

    Need Scavenger Pump Driver

    Time Left: 2 months and 8 days

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    NEED - Discontinued Part Number 996.105.185.54 from MY 97-04 Drives the scavenger pump from the exhaust cam sprocket. I was re-installing the IMS chain sprocket to the exhaust camshaft and noticed a crack in camshaft sprocket adjuster . Using my fingers I pressed it out and it split in two. I'm looking for a replacement and can't locate one. Any ideas? 


  2. I am replacing the cam timing chain ramps/pads on MY98 5 speed. The top pad on bank 2 was completely gone and the timing chain between the cams was chain to metal on the tensioner. The tensioner was toast and I'm replacing it. I was re-installing the IMS chain sprocket to the exhaust camshaft and noticed a crack in camshaft sprocket adjuster . Using my fingers I pressed it out and it split in two. I'm looking for a replacement and can't locate one. Any ideas?
  3. Part Number of #1 Below: AOS 996-107-026-01 - List $125 Check a couple of places, Pelican or Sunset Porsche out of Oregon
  4. I find myself being especially careful now not to hit the leather as I bring my feet across to get in and out. Which is why the carpet became so tattered in the first place!
  5. kbrandsma

    Air in the radiator system

    Year and make of car? Open relief valve flap by moving it straight up (yellow arrow below shows it down) and drive bringing the temp up for a while. Another thought might be if you may have a diverter flap in the heater core that lost it's foam. The flap diverts the air from the heater or from the air conditioner depending on what is called for. Do you have grey/blackish bits of foam coming out of your vents or on the floorboard? If there is no foam covering the flap the heat can't get diverted to the ductwork.
  6. kbrandsma

    window won't drop 1/2 inches

    Sunset has up to 30-35% off genuine OEM Porsche parts. Sunset Porsche Sunset Porsche is located in Beaverton Oregon USA and has been in business for over 30 years. They offer RennTech.org members huge discounts with prices a small percentage over dealer cost. Reach them at: Web: http://www.sunsetporscheparts.com/ Phone: 1-888-502-5927 Email: http://www.sunsetporscheparts.com/contact-us
  7. kbrandsma

    window won't drop 1/2 inches

    When you push the Central Locking Switch (upper right rocker switch on horseshoe) do you also get the double beep? error code Fault indication A double horn signal during locking indicates a defect in the central locking or alarm system, Have the defect remedied at an authorized Porsche dealer. I replaced mine last weekend after putting up with double beep and passenger window not dropping all winter long . I called Sunset Porsche and got a new door lock. The difference in pricing is key activated door locking. If you have that, for the passenger door, you'll need: part#: 3B1-837-016-P The price is $350.66 list and $320.99 net (with discount) plus shipping. No sales tax in Oregon.
  8. Thanks! Took about an hour for each side after the panels were removed. I had to take the passenger side off anyway to replace a faulty door lock.
  9. I finally got around to swapping out the carpet on the lower interior doors and replacing it with leather. Tim Austin wrote an excellent DIY article in 2008 and can be found HERE Driver's Door with old faded carpet. Driver's door showing beat up carpet around speaker grill. Driver's door with panel removed. Putting on new leather on passenger's door with added red leather trim and red grill accent. Passenger's Door on re-installation showing finished project and new leather upgrade.
  10. kbrandsma

    New noise, maybe CV??

    Good detective work!
  11. kbrandsma

    AOS is bypassed

    Yes tough work putting that all back together.
  12. I tried spraying some WD-40 behind the belt pulley on the alternator and the sound instantly improved but soon returned. I decided to replace it rather than put everything back together only having to redo it later on.
  13. kbrandsma

    New noise, maybe CV??

    You should hear the wheel bearing even if you weren't rounding a corner. Is the noise front or back/ right or left? Did you pick up anything that might be hitting or touching the wheel well covers on tire rotation or on turning? I recently replaced my rear wheel bearings and the sound was like a warped rotor grinding every rotation of the tires on the brake disc pads.
  14. kbrandsma

    recent codes

    Replacing the oil filler tube in tight quarters is tough. I would start with chasing every vacuum hose to see if one came loose! Also, when I swapped out an oil filler tube once the dipstick tube also needed replacement. You can cut out a section and slice in surgical tubing in it's place.
  15. Pretty straight forward. See below.

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