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 Post subject: Hello from the North East!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:49 pm 
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Hello all, My name is Ash, and i'm located up in the North East of England.

Having been looking for a project for a few months, i have recently taken delivery of my first Porsche, an '83 924.
With 85k on the clock, the car has been in storage since 2009 - so i'll be embarking on a recommissioning project.

With fresh fuel and battery the engine turns over but wont start - first indications point to the fuel pump. Even 'Jumping' the relay does not work. I think the (poorly installed) aftermarket alarm system could be causing issues so first job is to get rid of that - has anyone removed such a system, any pointers?

Lots of great threads on the forum which have helped me already!


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from the North East!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:57 pm 
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Nice looking car, if it's been in storage for 10 years, most of your problems will be associated with the fuel system, old fuel will gum up everything from injector to tank. Incidently there are 2 fuel pumps one in tank and one in line.

Check if you have sparks and then work your way through the fuel system.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:15 pm 
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Welcome Ash from North East of England

that looks very smart. I'm sure you'll find plenty of help and support through this club - not from me though, I know naff all about the 2.0 litre

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Welcome along Ash.

As Stan said, a lot of initial issues will be from standing for so long. Old fuel doesn't sit well.

However, that alarm system might not be helping. First step is to check you have power at the fuel pump. If you don't then something isn't powering the pump wiring. The fuel pump relay being jumped and not working suggests it isn't the cause (or at least the only reason).

I'm not familiar with that type of alarm but, if there is an imobiliser built into it, then trace the wiring back logically. Most of these imobilisers cut either ignition or FPR. Mine did when I took it out and was spliced behind the fuse board (this just lifts out).

It looks like your alarm is an inertia type which triggers if the car is moved too. Given its age, it's very likely stuck. I'd get it out as it'll cause you problems later.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:41 am 
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Hi Ash from the North-East (Geordie?) Nice looking car, and the faster version of the 924 (WHITE, of course) Good luck with the resto... I'm about to start mine, after standing for 16 years.....just awaiting for postie to arrive with some more parts, and filling my time reading, and re-reading, the vast amounts of techy advice on this site.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:11 am 
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Hi Ash. Whereabouts in the North East are you from? I'm originally from Darlington but haven't lived up there for many years and feel like a foreigner whenever i visit my relatives up there.

Your car looks just like my A reg. and has been off the road almost as long. Mine is just getting to the end of the long road back with just (!) the welding and paint to be completed and then an mot.

As Stan and Ed have already mentioned, the fuel system will almost certainly need attention from one end to the other. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:25 pm 
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Looks good. Nice wheels.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:10 am 
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MartinT wrote:
Hi Ash. Whereabouts in the North East are you from?

I'm just outside Gateshead - moved here form Manchester a few years back for work.
MalcS wrote:
Just awaiting for postie to arrive with some more parts.

I know the feeling!
Mylando wrote:
It looks like your alarm is an inertia type which triggers if the car is moved too. Given its age, it's very likely stuck. I'd get it out as it'll cause you problems later.

I managed to remove the alarm yesterday - had several inertia switches hidden around the car, a keyswitch hidden in the boot floor and various other wires leading to nowhere... It's some progress at least!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:58 am 
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Ash wrote:
MartinT wrote:
Hi Ash. Whereabouts in the North East are you from?

I'm just outside Gateshead - moved here form Manchester a few years back for work.

Hmmmmmm I was born just outside Gateshead..... Hebburn to be exact! Do you know it?

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from the North East!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:00 am 
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MalcS wrote:
Hmmmmmm I was born just outside Gateshead..... Hebburn to be exact! Do you know it?


Yes, I'm actually in Hebburn - small world!


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