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    Mick Schumacher

    Thanks Phil very sad to hear that.
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    Mick Schumacher

    Does anyone know how his father got on, did he ever recover from his ski accident? The news only reports on bad news and never follow up on there recovery.
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    First big road trip

    Yes returned them they sent me a label via email and there courier picked them back up. Still waiting for refund. My leads look and fit ok but age is unknown may price some and still change anyway if not too expensive.
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    First big road trip

    From the cap , it has a slight leak on the rack so I tend to overfill it has been running good since I sealed and rerouted the lead. The mechanic from Sale said you should change leads every 70000kms so I might buy and fit some new ones. Any thoughts on this?
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    First big road trip

    Leaking from power steering reservoir.
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    First big road trip

    Adam the leads were Eagle sourced from a mob in Sydney over the internet. I specified 1980 928 4.5l which came up on there web page however the ones supplied were for 4.7-5.0l totally different they blamed Eagle for wrong part no and apparently Eagle don't even make them for early 4.5l cars. Yes I know what you mean very hard to return and get refund. Changed plugs anyway with Bosch w8dc which were made in China. The front 4 plugs were newish ngk bp5es and the rear 4 were old German Bosch w8dc. Found oil on lead from dizzy to coil again cleaned up covered up and rerouted away from ps resivoir. Seems to be running ok again however the old plugs especially the rear bosch ones looked to be on the lean side but still acceptable.
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    First big road trip

    Thanks Adam will see how it goes after fitting plugs and leads. Leads turned up today but they supplied two short leads for coil obviously supplied kit for twin dizzys and will not reach my coil will have to ring them in the morning was hoping to sort car out before I go back to work on Friday.
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    First big road trip

    ANF motor was rebuilt at 108000k supposedly but what date is unknown it now has 122000km. I haven't checked rotor or cap waiting for leads to turn up sparkplugs turned up today. Wouldn't a vacuum leak make the motor idle much faster?
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    First big road trip

    I left after my last post and didn't read all the replies till I arrived home on Thursday. Headed down to the R.N.P the first half I got stuck behind 3 cars 2 turned off and I overtook the last one, the southern half was the best smooth and windy but I got stuck behind a L driver all the way over the seacliff bridges to Austimer where we stopped for lunch. Had a good run to Nowra our first overnight stop. Next day off to Eden for 2 nights including a day out at Merimbula I couldn't believe the amount of people going 70-80ks in the 100k speed limit roads and that stretch had limited overtaking spots. Continued on the car was running fine then in the middle of nowhere it started missing under load and uphills adjusted driving style to minimise missing and lack of power. Made it to Can River to refuel and check under bonnet suspecting plug leads. Found power steering fluid on lead from dizzy to coil wiped down and set off again(car had also cooled down ) and it came good but only for about 30mins kept pushing on to Sale where we stopped overnight. Right next to our digs was a mechanic so I drove over to see him, he rang around but of course could not get any new leads but suggested I wrap the offending lead in plastic tube to insulate it. I checked for sparking that night but could not see any the next day removed lead cleaned down and fitted tube. It started to rain but the car was running ok we were headed to the Sorrento Ferry some heavy downpours before Melbourne had the engine missing again. Pushed on to Apollo Bay and encountered rain hail and sun all the way car was parked outside overnight and in some heavy rain. The next day light drizzle and the car wouldn't turn the starter motor. I could hear the relay operate dash lights were on battery charged so I swapped starter relay and jumped fuel pump tried several times pulled key out and back in no go. Admitted defeat and called RACV the sun came out and 45mins later help arrived he turned the key and it started right away. Drove on to Warambool and stayed a couple of nights. Returned home via Bendigo and stopped overnight at Sheperton and another night at Yass and back home stopping now and then to cool engine down when it started missing badly. Back home Ive ordered a set of leads and plugs from E bay which should arrive next week engine is now idling rough and I hope new parts will fix it any thoughts on this? The car got many admiring looks and comments but it also attracts dickheads that want to drag race cheers Dobbo and thanks for the replies.
  10. Heading off from Swansea N.S.W to the Great Ocean Road today. It'll be the longest trip so far in this 38 year old 928 fingers crossed I wont have any issues. Will be offline for a couple of weeks and will update when I get back.
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    Rwb

    Nice BTW I prefer analogue to digital.
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    Dud relay

    Thanks ANF have got a supercheap voucher for fathers day will try them first.
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    Rwb

    That 829 car looks hot.
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    Electrical Issue

    Tested alt output 13.2v at idle with lights on and 14.5v at fast idle. Draw was .03a I think wasn't sure about this as I borrowed multi meter and wasn't 100% sure I had it on the right setting. Drove it to work on the weekend in the dark with no problems will see if it starts next weekend. Thanks all for advice Dobbo.
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    Dud relay

    While I had the battery out the other day I cleaned up fuse 9 and swapped over defrost relay with the blower fan relay as my blower hasn't worked from day one of ownership. Blower now working and defrost now not working so I want to buy two new relays. Has anyone purchased these and if so where and how much? Thanks in advance Dobbo.
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