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Engine oli smells like gasoline?

I have a 1967 911S with weber carbs. It drives well and there is no smoke comming out of the exhauset after it starts up for about 10 seconds. However the oil has a strong smell of gasoline? it is still viscous and feels like engine oil. Is this normal for an old engine with weber carbs and if not what could be the problem.



Should I upgrade my chain tensioners?

Is it necessary or advised to update the chain tensioners on my 1969 911 T to the later 3.2 Carrera's pressure feed tensioners along with the ikler arms introduced in 1980.  My 911 is used primarily for track days and high speed touring.


I have a 1972 911E Targa. The VIN is 9112102858

I am a bit confused by the fifth digit (1 = Engine type 911T-E (This would have the 911T USA MFI engine).
Do I have an E ot T engine?

The engine shroud is green


Thank you

Distributor vs Electronic Ignition?

Rebuilding a 1969 911T 2.0 liter.  Does anyone have an opinion on running the stock distributur vs. this Clewett electronic ignition?

Thank you for your thoughts.


Chicago Service and Restoration Recommendations for 1973 Porsche 911 T ?

Hello everyone, I am looking for recommendations for service and/or light restoration for my guards red 1973 Porsche 911 T Targa.

Service Needs: Oil change, fuel lines, rough idle, clutch pedal/linkage, shift linkage. Also several oil leaks.

Restoration: redo doors to switch bolt pattern from 993 style mirrors back to smaller originals. Whale tail engine cover alignment.

Would prefer locations on Chicago's Near North side.

Thank you.

Correct finish on engine parts

While resealing my early (car was delivered on 9/7/66) 901/05 engine I would like to return to orginal type finish. My fan, fan/alt. housing, strap, and valve covers are all painted black. Is this correct as per the factory, or did they leave the factory in a natural aluminum finish? Thanks in advance.

OIl pressure transmitter/switch confusion

In illustration 101-05 of the 1973 Parts Manual, Item #59, PN 901.741.551.01 is listed as a "pressure transmitter," one required, with "SPM" in the Model column, which means Sportomatic.  No year is given, so this should cover 1970-1973.  Item #72, PN 911.613.571.00 is listed as an "oil pressure switch," not for Sportomatic, 1970-1973T.  I think they both go in the same    hole where I currently have a bolt for a fail-safe mounting bracket.  The car started life with a Sporto

Has anyone done this?

Has anyone cut a hole in the chain tensioner cover (chain case lid as Porsche describes it) so that the condition of the chain tensioner can be checked?  The hole could be plugged with a metal or nylon plug, held in place by LockTite, and removed during each oil change for inspection of the tensioner, then replugged.


Dipstick length

Can someone please send me a picture and the dimensions of the dipstick for a 1971 911T with an air conditioner?  PN 911.107.076.00

It differs from the dipstick for the non-A/C car.

Need a reliable and knowledgable mechanic in Long Island NY

Looking for a good and reasonably priced mechanic to service my 911E Targa on Long Island, ideally within a 50-mile radius of Riverhead NY.

Below is what I need to get done:


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