968.net

Ed Russell
  • Plymouth, MA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Ed Russell's Discussions

Winter storage
2 Replies

I read recently that it is not a good idea to pull a winter storage car out of the garage several times mid winter to run at idle for 15 minutes (as I always have) because gasoline is pulled into the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kaj Hallstrom Apr 4.

Strange cylinder in Cabriolet trunk.
6 Replies

New to the 968, my former 944 experience provides no help in figuring out what the big cylinder is (maybe 4 to 5 inches in diameter by 14 inches long)  in the right side fender pocket of the trunk.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by flash Jun 7, 2016.

Cabriolet top has shrunk.
2 Replies

My 1995 soft top, having been left down for a very long time, has shrunk so it won't go far enough forward to allow the top's cam to reach the catch on the windshield frame.  The fabric seems like…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Russell Nov 24, 2016.

1995 cabriolet clutch
1 Reply

Replacing my 110K mile 1988 944 with a 100K 1995 968 cab.The 968 has a very stiff clutch that catches up at the top. Pedal not smooth when moving in and out. Though it still grabs aggressively, I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Russell Oct 2, 2015.

 

Ed Russell's Page

Latest Activity

Kaj Hallstrom replied to Ed Russell's discussion Winter storage
"It's has always been an old myth. To "warm up your engine" is really bad for it as it takes so much longer for the oil to heat up. Most engine wear happens within the first 5 minutes of start up.....So start her up and get going!!"
Apr 4
John D. Simpson replied to Ed Russell's discussion Winter storage
"Following this logic to its conclusion results in this truth: Running the engine (anytime of year) contaminates your oil and causes frictional wear, both of which are always detrimental, so you should never run your engine. :)"
Dec 20, 2016
Ed Russell posted a discussion

Winter storage

I read recently that it is not a good idea to pull a winter storage car out of the garage several times mid winter to run at idle for 15 minutes (as I always have) because gasoline is pulled into the oil in the idling process.Any thoughts?Ed RussellPlymouth, MANew England wintersSee More
Dec 5, 2016
Ed Russell replied to rct2000's discussion Airbag light on
"Similar problem but when I brought my 1995 into a large independent garage for service they reset the airbag light and it has remained trouble free now for 18 months"
Dec 2, 2016
Ed Russell replied to Bart Dyshuk's discussion Parting out 1992 968 cab red on black tiptronic
"Got my front bumperettes from Paragon for $20 each"
Nov 24, 2016
Ed Russell replied to Ed Russell's discussion Cabriolet top has shrunk.
"Further explanation on my cab top that doesn't reach the windshield and thus can't lock down. The top was a replacement - it has shrunk and one catch was sheared off by PO who tried too hard to crank it shut and locked.  I was…"
Nov 24, 2016
Ed Russell replied to Bart Dyshuk's discussion Parting out 1992 968 cab red on black tiptronic
"Looking for the lock for the cab's rear glove compartments - right side or both."
Oct 19, 2016
Ed Russell commented on Ed Russell's photo
Thumbnail

969 photo

"Thanks - love the bold green. Seat is splitting so will reupholster with the same color this fall. Will chose to replace vinyl with vinyl ($). Have a trusted auto/airplane upholsterer but for them to do the pattern from scratch is more expensive…"
Jul 13, 2016
jeff968 commented on Ed Russell's photo
Thumbnail

969 photo

"Great combo! I love the marble grey interior. Sharp!"
Jul 13, 2016
jeff968 commented on Ed Russell's photo
Thumbnail

969 photo

"Great combo! I love the marble grey interior. Sharp!"
Jul 13, 2016
Ed Russell posted a photo

969 photo

'95 blue 100K miles Plymouth MA
Jul 8, 2016
Ed Russell replied to Kaj Hallstrom's discussion Timing belt (and other belts)
"I tried to stretch the top to get it to latch more securely by wetting the top and putting it out in the  very hot sun - that did nothing. Solved the closing problem using judicious grinding in the cam bolt legs mechanism and now it closes…"
Jun 17, 2016
Kaj Hallstrom replied to Ed Russell's discussion Strange cylinder in Cabriolet trunk.
"Very interesting and good info flash. I noticed that big "cylinder" last year and looked for an explanation in the work manual. It does not describe it as a vibration damper but a "impact/pipe absorber". Now the big question. How…"
Jun 2, 2016
Ed Russell replied to Ed Russell's discussion Strange cylinder in Cabriolet trunk.
"Thank you both for responding to my query. An amplifier has been stuck in the left side pocket so I don't know whether there were two of them or just one.   The right side still has this weight/damper/absorber(?).  I saw no lines…"
Jun 2, 2016
Kaj Hallstrom replied to Ed Russell's discussion Strange cylinder in Cabriolet trunk.
"The official name from the work manual is You will a left and a right"
Jun 1, 2016
Kaj Hallstrom replied to Ed Russell's discussion Strange cylinder in Cabriolet trunk.
"I think it's the shock absorber for the bumper."
Jun 1, 2016

Profile Information

What 968 model do you own?
Cabriolet
What year?
1995
Your city:
Plymouth
Your state (if U.S.A.):
MA

Ed Russell's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of 968.net to add comments!

Join 968.net

At 3:31pm on March 1, 2016, Augustin said…

Good day,

I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and demand it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(augustinaziankou2@gmail.com) for the full details.

Have a nice day.
Mr.Augustin

At 9:43am on September 19, 2015, Matt! said…

Thank you Ed.  I'll disengage the functioning gearbox so I can enjoy our beautiful weather until I find a fix. 

-Matt!

 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

Support Our Ad Partners

© 2017   Created by Ray Starbird.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service