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Plastic Fuel Tank Leak Update

Well, the 3M DP8005 seems to have given up the ghost.  Somehow and I'm not sure how, the epoxy unbonded from the gas tank filler neck where I had a 1.5 inch crack and I'm right back to where I was. …Continue

Tags: leak, tank, Fuel

Started Sep 13, 2015

AC Expansion Valve Question

My winter goal is to get my ac working properly again.  I need to change the expansion valve and dryer.  I have read in several places that Four Seasons was the OEM for the expansion valve.  I know…Continue

Started Dec 15, 2014

Analog Clock Repair?
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The clock in my coupe runs a bit slow and falls behind over time.  Any common issues involving this?  Removing the clock and it's front cover was easy.  I thought I'd use some canned air and then and…Continue

Tags: Clock, Analog

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Garfinkel May 18, 2014.

Horn with mind of its own
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My horn hasn't worked in the year and a half I've had the car. Last week I checked into it and found the fuse was missing. Easy fix I thought. Installed a fuse and both buttons on the steering wheel…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grun_RS Jun 22, 2014.

 

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Ron Brooks posted a discussion

Plastic Fuel Tank Leak Update

Well, the 3M DP8005 seems to have given up the ghost.  Somehow and I'm not sure how, the epoxy unbonded from the gas tank filler neck where I had a 1.5 inch crack and I'm right back to where I was.  Raw gas smell in the car.  I'm calling 3M tomorrow to find out what went wrong.  The oddest thing is this stuff is supposed to dry like steel and I peeled it off by hand.  It held for over a year and is easily applied but I'm looking for a permanent fix and this stuff was the ONLY epoxy or sealant I…See More
Sep 13, 2015
edwin replied to Ron Brooks's discussion FUEL TANK LEAK
"Thanks, I 'm going to try it."
Mar 16, 2015
Ron Brooks replied to Ron Brooks's discussion FUEL TANK LEAK
"Sorry for not updating.  Yes, it did work.  The 3M product dries into what appears to be a million tiny bubbles that you can almost see through.  I was worried it wouldn't be air tight.  But it has worked fine and I can now…"
Mar 16, 2015
edwin replied to Ron Brooks's discussion FUEL TANK LEAK
"Did the 3m DP8005 work?"
Mar 14, 2015
Ron Brooks replied to Erkki's discussion How to check the freezing point of the cooling water in 968
"The plastic reservoir tank is the only place I know of that you can use to gain access to the coolant without loosening a hose."
Dec 16, 2014
Ron Brooks posted a discussion

AC Expansion Valve Question

My winter goal is to get my ac working properly again.  I need to change the expansion valve and dryer.  I have read in several places that Four Seasons was the OEM for the expansion valve.  I know that OEM is important for this part as aftermarket pieces can vary greatly in the pressures they work on.  Does anyone know if Four Seasons is really the proper OEM manufacturer?  I'm asking because the prices for this part varies from $30 to almost$200.  There is no reason for an expansion valve to…See More
Dec 15, 2014
Grun_RS replied to Ron Brooks's discussion Horn with mind of its own
"That's probably why the fuse was missing. There's very little space between the contacts under the button. So, if there are any metal particles or the mechanism is broken it may complete the circuit. I'd check both buttons…"
Jun 22, 2014
Dave Garfinkel replied to Ron Brooks's discussion Analog Clock Repair?
"That sounds like a lot of work.  I do not think they are hard to find. There are a bunch on ebay for $100."
May 18, 2014
Ron Brooks posted a discussion

Analog Clock Repair?

The clock in my coupe runs a bit slow and falls behind over time.  Any common issues involving this?  Removing the clock and it's front cover was easy.  I thought I'd use some canned air and then and a drop of oil but removing the clock from the housing is something I can't figure out how to do.  It may be that the electrical connection at the rear outside if the housing has to be unsoldered the clock to be removed form the housing.  Anyone attempt this before?  Google has not helped…See More
May 14, 2014
Ron Brooks posted a discussion

Horn with mind of its own

My horn hasn't worked in the year and a half I've had the car. Last week I checked into it and found the fuse was missing. Easy fix I thought. Installed a fuse and both buttons on the steering wheel worked perfectly. The I backed out of the garage and as I turned the wheel the horn went off randomly. I assume the horn butyon are grounds that complete the circuit to make the horn sound. Why would turning the wheel make random completions of the circuit? Suggestions appreciated. I figure I have…See More
May 6, 2014
Ron Brooks posted a discussion

Fuel Tank Leak Repair

Hopefully this helps someone in the future.  If anyone has questions just let me know.  My car developed a wicked raw gas smell.  Any time a window or the sunroof was opened beyond a crack it was awful.  A lot of searching revealed a think crack in my coupe's fuel filler neck right where it exits the tank itself.  I've put a few pictures here to give a decent view.  The red arrows point to the crack but isn't really seen in the photo.  The leak found, the next problem was how to repair it.  The…See More
Apr 26, 2014
Ron Brooks posted a discussion

FUEL TANK LEAK

I thought I’d give an update on the leak in my ’95 968’s fuel tank.  After a lot of searching and spilled fuel, I was able to locate the leak and I’m surprised it’s not more common of a problem.  In any event, what has happened to my fuel tank is this.  The flex hose from the external filler neck is what connects the outside filler neck to the fuel tank itself.  The fuel tank has a neck that is about 3 inches long that sticks out from the tank itself.  I have a 1.5” crack at the very base of…See More
Apr 16, 2014
Monte Olsen replied to Ron Brooks's discussion Finally Posted Pics
"Ron, That's how I feel about our 968. Heck, that's a great name for a car. Maybe I should name mine!"
Apr 11, 2014
Ron Brooks posted discussions
Apr 9, 2014
Matthew Leone replied to Ron Brooks's discussion Fuel Leak from Tank
"There is also a chance it's the sending unit or the sending unit gasket. These sending units are known for cracking around the vent tubes, and the gasket has been known to shrink and fail as well. Try looking through the inspection hole in the…"
Apr 9, 2014
Ron Brooks replied to Ron Brooks's discussion Fuel Leak from Tank
"I've got the wheel off again and tonight will look closer to see if I can tell where the leak might be coming from.  It's definitely high up because I only got a physical leak once I topped it off with the funnel.  Thank you for…"
Apr 9, 2014

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What 968 model do you own?
Coupe
What year?
1995
Your city:
Dawsonville
Your state (if U.S.A.):
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At 11:35am on December 17, 2012, John Brindle said…

Its a small world... or maybe I have it wrong  as this may not be the person I think it is.  I receive emails on new members to 968net and your name came up. 

 

I just spoke to a dear friend of mine John Forbes of Black Forest Racing in Denver NC who stated that you were looking at a 968 with the Corvette Engine out of Lake Norman NC.    John said he built this car some time ago in Florida.  His Christmas party is on Friday and I plan to attend business permitting and hope to see you there.  I will drive my 1992 968 weather permitting.  it is not a daily driver and I try to keep it dry and clean.   Merry Christmas  

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