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Quattroporte III catch-all thread

Discussion in 'Maserati' started by Quattroporte3, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. CharlieA

    CharlieA Karting

    Nov 4, 2013
    110
    Norway
    Full Name:
    Jarle Adolfsen
    There are some myths around working on these cars, so just wanted to write a short post about it.

    1. You can get the headers out with the engine in the car. On the right side you need to remove the starter to free up enough space. From what I can see left side should be possible as well, though you might have to remove the steering rack.

    2. It's probably the easiest to remove the engine without the gearbox. If you take off the starter bracket, you have good access to the bolts on the flex plate. You need a lift for this though, it's a hassle doing this lying under the car. You don't need to move the gearbox a lot to get it off, maybe 2 inches. The engine and gearbox is a long unit, so is a hassle. We removed both though, since we are changing some seals on the gearbox as well.

    From what I can see I have to change two liners, heard a lot on how involving this is, will have to see if this is something we can do ourselves or not.
    Engine is currently on an engine lift, where we can turn it all directions to asses the situation properly.
     
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  2. Mexico074

    Mexico074 Formula Junior

    Aug 14, 2008
    993
    Harriman, TN USA
    Full Name:
    Michael Demyanovich
    Hi CharlieA….

    How about posting some pictures on this thread as you progress!

    Mike
     
  3. CharlieA

    CharlieA Karting

    Nov 4, 2013
    110
    Norway
    Full Name:
    Jarle Adolfsen
    Good idea! Here are some!

    Everything is beeing stripped, blasted, painted or zinc treated.
    We try to get the right treatment on the right places.
    If it's originally painted, we paint it.
    If it's zinc gold, we zinc treat it.
    Changing bearings, gaskets and so forth.
    Distributor, carbs, starter, gearbox is checked and refurbished.

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  4. Mexico074

    Mexico074 Formula Junior

    Aug 14, 2008
    993
    Harriman, TN USA
    Full Name:
    Michael Demyanovich
    Hello Jarle…

    Welcome to this thread !!! Please keep the photos coming, and I promise I will try and do the same!
    Mine is 1982 model, what year is yours? I believe you are also active on the Biturbo Zentrum, correct?
    I have read many, if not all, of your posts on that forum!

    Mike
     
  5. Mexico074

    Mexico074 Formula Junior

    Aug 14, 2008
    993
    Harriman, TN USA
    Full Name:
    Michael Demyanovich
    Here are some photos of my QPIII's brake master and Engine Compartment Fuse Box showing the wiring!
    The brake master looks very very similar to that of my 1972 Ghibli SS - may actually be identical! The wiring
    for the engine compartment fuse box looks pretty good - may just need to clean the box up good and check
    any and all grounds involved! o_O

    Mike
     

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  6. CharlieA

    CharlieA Karting

    Nov 4, 2013
    110
    Norway
    Full Name:
    Jarle Adolfsen
    Correct, same Jarle! I think about 5 people in the world with that name combination :)
    1982 4900 Automatica!
     
  7. Mexico074

    Mexico074 Formula Junior

    Aug 14, 2008
    993
    Harriman, TN USA
    Full Name:
    Michael Demyanovich
    Hello again Jarle…

    Since yours is a 1982 like mine, I would recommend you get the 1982 Parts Supplement, if you don't already
    have a copy... Ivan should have it on his site, as I loaned a copy of it to him to put on his site (carnut.com)…

    Mike
     
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  8. CharlieA

    CharlieA Karting

    Nov 4, 2013
    110
    Norway
    Full Name:
    Jarle Adolfsen

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