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    Manhattan Beach, CA Retired Engineer. 1986 Targa Factory Delivery
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    1986 911 Original Owner
  1. Skip, Got your email. I do not have a ROW CKT. Gerry
  2. Here you go............. carsinc@comcast.net <carsinc@comcast.net>
  3. Skip, Those items are glued. For the glove box cover, any adhesive such as Gorilla Glue will work, but you must somehow clamp the cover to the door while the glue is drying. Try posting on Pelican for additional comments. Good luck, Gerry
  4. Sorry, I received your Email, but I'm not at all familiar with any front window defogger circuits. Try this: http://www.cannell.co.uk/Manuals.htm Good luck, Gerry
  5. 86targa

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    From Porsche, I seriously doubt it, but anything is possible. Try the manufacturer. Blaupunkt is good about these issues. Try posting on Pelican. Good luck, Gerry
  6. I get this error message when I download the 1984-89 911 3.2 manual. "There was an error opening this document. There was a problem reading this document (14)." The manual is on my drive in the form of a PDF file 277MB titled 84-89 Workshop Manual.pdf But I cannot open it.
  7. I posted this concern on Pelican, however, someone deleted my thread.
  8. Hi guys, I tried several times with the proper software (Adobe Reader 9.1) to open the '86 911 manual to no avail. Also, sent an email to Rick Cannell. Please advise of any changes to this anomoly. Cheers, Gerry
  9. 86targa


    Bentley might have a manual for your model/year.
  10. I have an '88 911 Carrera Special Edition and the A/C is NOT satisfactory even here in the Seattle area. My current plan is to add a rear spoiler so I have room to mount a set (6..?) of 12 volt high volume computer cooling fans under the spoiler to force airflow through the rear lid mounted condensor. Bob, Your evaporator is a very low airflow design, the condenser is a low effiency design, and as per my post, our '86 produces 45F air on a 95F day, and 35F air on an 80F day with excellent airflow into the passenger compartment. Please read my post on this subject to Ashley1 as your proposed fix will not do much for your A/C dilemna. ProCooler has a website. Send me an Email if you need more info. We had a secondary residence in West Seattle for two years. Nice folks in Seattle. Good luck, Gerry
  11. Hi Jack, I can't over-emphasize that you should have your final choice gone over with a "fine tooth comb". A complete car history including service records, body review, and inspection by a "HIGHLY QUALIFIED" and strongly recommended machanic. Also, check out the environment where the car lives. How a person maintains their home can be a reflection on how well they care for their cars. Some of the 3.2 issues are valve guides, A/C, body repairs (Carfax), oil consumption, and top fit/leaks on the Targa models. If you have a 911 friend, have him accompany you on your search. Also, FYI, the only major difference '86 v/s '87-89 is the (dual disc) clutch, and the G50. Most everything else is the same car. Excellence magazine publishes current sale prices on most 911's. If you are A/C dependent you will want to upgrade to the ProCooler setup. And, installing a oil cooler fan with a Nason TT-E3A-197R-/QCGG (197F) temperature switch is strongly recommended. High oil temperatures is "THE" 911 killer........... Good luck on your search, and, take your time. Gerry
  12. Bob, Go for the '98 993! You won't regret it.......... I wish I had one! Gerry
  13. Bob, As you well know, the 911 is not the best of vehicles for A/C. During a visit to Weissach while picking up our '86, we were advised by the-then president of Porsche that Porsche never intended to install A/C on the 911 but did so due to customer demands. Additionally, he made it clear that this was a best-can-do approach. The main issues are, the compressor is remote to the evaporator, and the front condenser is parallel to the pavement. Most cars have the condenser perpendicular for good airflow (cooling), and the compressor is adjacent to the evaporator. Thus the reason for the condensor fan on the 911's. However, here are some ideas. We have owned several 911's, a '89 930 and never had good A/C until we upgraded to the ProCooler system. The system is a design which does NOT require any body modifications, and has worked very well for our '86. I would recommend replacement of the dryer, evaporator, and condenser with the ProCooler system. Since this requires removal of the R12, be sure that whoever does your work stores/replaces your R12 as this operation does not require new R12. The temperature switch (not the dial) on your console should be adjusted to de-activate the compressor between 38 and 42 degrees F @ the center duct on a 72 degree day. After these upgrades, we have 45F air (on the road) on a 95 degree day on trips to Palm Springs. The one thing you have in your favor is the low humidity. High humidity promotes condensation on the evaporator, causing the blockage of air flow, humid air, and reduced performance. Also keep in mind that you can incur evaporator freeze-up if your A/C runs too cold. We keep our A/C temp switch at the third notch on the dial, and the fan at the highest setting. ProCooler/Rennaire has a Website. Good luck! Gerry
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