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> Ice Green 1.8 Rescue, Day 7: Roll me under
Chris914n6
post Sep 18 2018, 11:34 PM
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Back story: Car was dropped off at Carl's Cool Cars in Las Vegas based on high recommendations. Their VW specialist rebuilt the motor, bolted it back into the car, then quit. Then Carl splits with the rent money leaving all the cars to be impounded. Owner Eric posts on the 914 FB page he needs a 914 mechanic, @Toast says she knows a guy, and now it sits in my driveway (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

My job is to get it to good Daily Driver condition, which involves figuring out the mess left over (particularly the 1.8L FI) and the usual old car fixes. This is my first time working with 914 Ljet so I'm sure I'll be asking questions, plus we'll need some parts that were lost.

Parts needed: (will get longer as the days go by)
-stock 1.8 banana muffler, gaskets, nuts & bolts.
-OEM door stopper lever/bar/tie rod piece.
-both caps for the relay board plugs. Found


Custom Adds:
There are a few goodies on the list...
-914Rubber top dash pad


Problems needing solved:
None today.


Hello good look'n
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Chris914n6
post Sep 18 2018, 11:35 PM
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Day1: Took inventory, made a long todo list, and a quick bath.

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Goodnight sleep tight.
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post Sep 18 2018, 11:43 PM
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The photos look like ice green metallic!
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post Sep 19 2018, 12:11 AM
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QUOTE(914_7T3 @ Sep 18 2018, 10:43 PM) *

The photos look like ice green metallic!

Whew. We weren't sure of the name but the stamped paint code is L96M. 3 votes = title changed. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Sep 19 2018, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Sep 18 2018, 10:34 PM) *
... Carl splits with the rent money leaving all the cars to be impounded ...
That's fucked up (IMG:style_emoticons/default/slap.gif)
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post Sep 19 2018, 12:41 AM
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L Jet is actually pretty simple. There are online trouble shooting manuals from Bosch that take you step by step. Most of the parts you can test yourself other than the brain.
Have fun.
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post Sep 19 2018, 01:32 AM
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Yeah, everything you'll need to know is on Jeff Bowlsby's 'Tech Notebook' site ... http://bowlsby.net/914/Classic/TechNotebook.htm
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post Sep 19 2018, 03:51 AM
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Great color. Makes me smile (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Sep 19 2018, 08:50 AM
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L96M (original color) is Marathon Blue. Also a great color!
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post Sep 19 2018, 09:07 AM
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QUOTE(Chris H. @ Sep 19 2018, 07:50 AM) *

L96M (original color) is Marathon Blue. Also a great color!



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L96M is Marathon Blue, however your car appears to have been resprayed in Ice Green Metallic. Mystery Solved!
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post Sep 19 2018, 09:27 AM
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Ooooh, she's cute and looks unmolested. Can you bring her over one summer! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/stirthepot.gif)
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post Sep 19 2018, 10:17 PM
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Honey, does this wing make my ass look fat?
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/ar15.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ar15.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ar15.gif) = leaves with rent money = Loser

What a pretty car!

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post Sep 19 2018, 11:01 PM
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Day2: Short and messy

I picked something easy and practical for the short first work day... replace the broken pass outer door handle with the key matching set and clean & re-lube the latch.

Did you know the stud could break loose and spin? Well it does and it makes removing the lock nut impossible (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif) I started with drilling it like I do a rivet head - stopped making progress when it decided to just spin. Plan B was to slot it with a cut off wheel but wasn't enough meat to hold against the lock nut. So ended up braking off the cast aluminum bits and the stud just fell out.

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Now the messy part. The whole inside of the door is covered in a honey like goo. At first I thought is was spray glue for the plastic barrier but it's soft and not so sticky. You can see it covered in dirt on both the latch and the outer handle area. Purple degreaser barely touched it.

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Gummed up latches, the leading cause of broken door handles.

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So fellow Fourteeners, when you're told to take your time estimate and double it, this is why.

1 line item done. Adding clean out door drains to the list (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post Sep 20 2018, 04:28 AM
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Is the gooey stuff some sort of rustproofing?
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post Sep 20 2018, 09:20 AM
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post Sep 20 2018, 11:08 AM
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Nice color ! worth the effort to save it for sure !
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post Sep 20 2018, 11:18 AM
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QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Sep 20 2018, 01:01 AM) *

Day2: Short and messy

I picked something easy and practical for the short first work day... replace the broken pass outer door handle with the key matching set and clean & re-lube the latch.

Did you know the stud could break loose and spin? Well it does and it makes removing the lock nut impossible (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif) I started with drilling it like I do a rivet head - stopped making progress when it decided to just spin. Plan B was to slot it with a cut off wheel but wasn't enough meat to hold against the lock nut. So ended up braking off the cast aluminum bits and the stud just fell out.

Now the messy part. The whole inside of the door is covered in a honey like goo. At first I thought is was spray glue for the plastic barrier but it's soft and not so sticky. You can see it covered in dirt on both the latch and the outer handle area. Purple degreaser barely touched it.

Gummed up latches, the leading cause of broken door handles.

So fellow Fourteeners, when you're told to take your time estimate and double it, this is why.

1 line item done. Adding clean out door drains to the list (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
/Day2



Brake cleaner works great on cleaning off all that gunked up grease on the lock mechanisms,
Do you see evidence of a color change? from the looks of the door it looks like ice green is the original color.
goop is most likely a rust proofing spray breaking down. if so there will be plugged holes used to spray in there andseal it back up, mine had that and the door was full of rust!,

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post Sep 20 2018, 11:26 AM
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QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Sep 20 2018, 01:18 PM) *

QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Sep 20 2018, 01:01 AM) *

Day2: Short and messy

I picked something easy and practical for the short first work day... replace the broken pass outer door handle with the key matching set and clean & re-lube the latch.

Did you know the stud could break loose and spin? Well it does and it makes removing the lock nut impossible (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif) I started with drilling it like I do a rivet head - stopped making progress when it decided to just spin. Plan B was to slot it with a cut off wheel but wasn't enough meat to hold against the lock nut. So ended up braking off the cast aluminum bits and the stud just fell out.


Now the messy part. The whole inside of the door is covered in a honey like goo. At first I thought is was spray glue for the plastic barrier but it's soft and not so sticky. You can see it covered in dirt on both the latch and the outer handle area. Purple degreaser barely touched it.

Gummed up latches, the leading cause of broken door handles.

So fellow Fourteeners, when you're told to take your time estimate and double it, this is why.

1 line item done. Adding clean out door drains to the list (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
/Day2



Brake cleaner works great on cleaning off all that gunked up grease on the lock mechanisms,
Do you see evidence of a color change? from the looks of the door it looks like ice green is the original color.
goop is most likely a rust proofing spray breaking down. if so there will be plugged holes used to spray in there andseal it back up, mine had that and the door was full of rust!,

Phil

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) they used to drill tons of holes and spray the Zeibart crap everywhere. What a mess.
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post Sep 20 2018, 12:33 PM
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Chris, are you sure of the original color (L96M)? Is the color on the interior of the doors blue?

Any telltale signs under the cowl area?

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At one point in time, (years ago), I thought I'd like to paint my '66 912 Ice Green.
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post Sep 20 2018, 12:43 PM
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marathon is a great color on a 914 especially with chrome bumpers and Fuchs alloy wheels
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