Over winter break, I’ve had time to take out the engine of my 1977 Porsche 911s with my Dad. We did this for 3 reasons:
1) Because every man should remove an engine in their lifetime
2) The engine runs rough like there’s some false air or vacuum leak
3) The 2nd and 3rd gear synchros should be replaced
I’ve posted some of the videos I took of the repairs that I was doing once the engine was out. They are in multiple parts.
Part 1. This talks about how we got the engine out using a 4-post lift and a small $100 engine lift.
Part 2. This is about how I setup the system to be prepared for a smoke test.
Part 3. This is the first run of my setup.
Part 4. I forgot to open up the throttle to allow the smoke to easily enter the engine. Don’t forget to do that.
Part 5. This is showing the whole setup working. I’ve already found a strong leak in the timing vacuum system. The small part controls the timing due to temperature. On pelicanparts.com they sell them new for $110 (ouch), so I looked on e-bay and got one for $30 used. Hopefully it’ll solve some of my problems.
I’ll keep you posted.