HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Re: Turned the corner.. new engine is in!

Post  Rich L. on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:11 pm

Right on! Glad to hear you're on the road.

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Post  948inVA on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:29 pm

Thanks again.. I'm pretty sure my pedal is tight. I can hear the power steering fluid flowing as I'm pressing the pedal in, then eventually the brakes bite. Could be that I need the restrictor fitting after all.
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Re: Turned the corner.. new engine is in!

Post  Rich L. on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:33 pm

Could be a brake fluid bleed issue.

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Post  948inVA on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:36 pm

Could be.. but I pressure bled the brakes after first test drive and still got no bubbles, only clear fluid.
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Post  Rich L. on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:43 pm

Maybe try a buddy bleed. I found that was necessary to get all the air out of a new master cylinder. With just a pressure bleed I had a spongy pedal on my manual brake setup. A buddy bleed pushed out a bunch more air and now they feel great.

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Post  948inVA on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:50 pm

It's not really a spongy pedal problem.. it seems to have almost no resistance until a couple inches in when the brakes catch and I have full stopping power. I really think its the setup of the hydro plumbing.
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Post  Arthropraxis on Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:51 pm

It sounds like what people complain about when they go up to big red brake calipers without upgrading the MC. The MC needs more volume for the bigger pistons. I didn't see what setup you had, just a thought.
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Re: Turned the corner.. new engine is in!

Post  RobotMachines on Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:09 pm

Arthropraxis wrote:It sounds like what people complain about when they go up to big red brake calipers without upgrading the MC. The MC needs more volume for the bigger pistons. I didn't see what setup you had, just a thought.

That sounds logical.

Also, for bleeding, running some clear hose from the outlet over the side mirrors and into a bucked, will let you see for sure that all of the air is out.
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Post  948inVA on Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:17 pm

I'm running standard 86 turbo calipers with a 02 mustang hydro and proportioning valve.
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Re: Turned the corner.. new engine is in!

Post  Diyman25 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:17 pm

For me on my 968 with bmw hydro

took me while to used to a brake feeling

and the brake pedeal feel change too when you put load with your power steering pump


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Post  docwyte on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:50 am

I have great brake feel with my Mustang hydroboost. No difference in brake feel when I upgraded from Turbo S front brake calipers to Big Red's.

I am using a tilton adjustable proportioning valve for the rear and have Turn 1 power steering pump.

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Re: Turned the corner.. new engine is in!

Post  87-944S on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:33 pm

Diyman25 wrote:For me on my 968 with bmw hydro

took me while to used to a brake feeling

and the brake pedeal feel change too when you put load with your power steering pump


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Did you modify your PS pump for higher pressure? I also have a modified turn one pump. I haven't tested it yet with the BMW hydroboost, but it was awesome with my Porsche power steering.
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Re: Turned the corner.. new engine is in!

Post  948inVA on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:34 pm

Thought I would post a follow up to this build. So I've been driving the car a couple times a week over the winter.. trying to work out a few bugs. Still have an exhaust leak somewhere, haven't been able to track it down. The hydroboost is working great - I think it just needed some miles on it to work out all the air bubbles. I'm still running the stock GTO PS pump, mustang prop valve, and manual steering. No issues with the brakes at all. Only other issue is steering wheel vibration at highway speed and my alignment is off - I think I've tracked it down to uneven ride height in the rear.
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