Porsche 993 Turbo Oil Feed Upgrade is now available @AWMotorSport
We have come across a few people who have unfortunately gone to great lengths to stop a smoking issue on start up on various 993 Turbos. These have even included replacing the Turbo units at a great cost.
This week we have had an example of this issue and in this case it was the oil feed pipes causing the fault. Here we explain the cause and the remedy we carried out. This could sometimes be a better and more affordable place to start.
As you can see, this is a great example of a 993 Turbo and one we are proud to take care of as it is always increasing in value day to day. This car is only used on nice weekends and tends to sit for long periods of time. Due to this, when the car is not running oil tends to track down the oil feed pipe filling the turbo and exhaust. Not only does this cause a great amount of smoking on start up which will continue until all the sitting oil is burnt off but can also cause damage to the catalytic converters and lambda O2 sensors.
Here shows the original oil feed pipe after it has been disconnected from the turbo.
This shows the original pipe and the difference in the oil feed upgrade kit from FVD with the check valves inline.
The FVD kit is a modified oil feed pipe which includes a check valve only allowing oil to feed the turbo when the car is running and the pressure is increased in the system. This is a modification Porsche have done themselves on the 996 Turbo once the problem was recognized. Once these oil feed upgraded pipes including the check valves are fitted, oil will no longer be able to enter the turbo or exhaust system when the engine has been switched off.
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Porsche 911 SC Engine Strip
This week we are getting to use our new 911 SC Engine Cradle
As you can see Jules here taking his time and great care in stripping this heritage engine for a top engine rebuild
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We’ve just changed the rear wheel bearings on a customer’s Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2. Always a fun job!
The Porsche 911 has large rear wheel bearings – too big for most pullers and presses. For this reason, we made up our own press using a piece of bronze tubing. Having the right tool always makes a job easier, but it’s still not our favourite task as the bearings are invariably very tight to get off.
Wheel bearings have a decent lifespan and you’ll know when one is failing as you’ll hear an annoying whining from the rear end, which may be more apparent during cornering. Don’t assume that the noise is a bearing, though, as it is easy to mistake it for other problems – we’ve even come across cheap tyres that make a noise suspiciously like worn wheel bearing!
On this Porsche, though, we pinned it down to the wheel bearings and, once we got them off, it was very apparently that they were worn, with noticeable movement in them.
If you’re in the West Sussex/Hampshire area, do please get in touch for Porsche servicing and repair.
Like the Beetle’s, a Porsche 911 engine is removed from below, and that stands true for all models, from 1963 to 2012, plus Boxsters and Caymans.
In many ways, it’s easier than hoisting an engine upwards through the bonnet, which is the case on most cars. You just need to have the car high enough off the ground and the engine drops right out. The exhaust system stays on the engine, too, which saves messing around disconnecting rusty and inaccessible fittings.
OK, it’s not quite that simple. On modern Porsches, such as this 997, there’s a fair bit of work involved in disconnecting the various pipes and cables from the engine (air-cooled cars had an advantage here as they had no water pipes!). We allow four hours to get an engine out, and about the same to put it back again.
It’s good that it’s straightforward to drop a Porsche 911 engine, as you need to do so for various jobs on the car. In this case, the engine had to come out simply to renew some air-conditioning pipes.
Look at how large a modern Porsche 911 engine is when it’s out of the car. Of course, much of that is the exhaust system but it’s still a chunky unit.