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My buddy and I were going to swap an axle on the White Elephant, and when I attempted to remove the spider gear shaft bolt, I found out it was broken, and could not get it out. Sooooooooooo, we swapped the rear from my blue OCC to the White Elephant (it has the correct gear ratio), and put the rear that came out of the Starship in the Blue OCC (it is a 3.23, and the VSS is set up for it). I ended up putting the wheel cylinders from the white wagon rear in the one from the Starship, because the ones in it were seized. I put new bushings in the rear arms for the blue OCC as well. The bushing in the axle need to be frozen, and the housing heated to make them easier to install, although we had to use a big sledge hammer to get them in quickly. The most difficult part is getting the e-brake arm off and on the cables. I found that if I held the end with vicegrips, used a metal tree fastener removal tool to get under the spring and use the bend in it to compress it against the vicegrips while removing/attaching the arm was the easiest way. The cable comes out with a small hose clamp over the tangs, and tap it out.

All the swapping is done, and the brakes bled. A fairly good time was had by all.
 

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This forum: "Here is how we made a big job easier."
Reply: Wow. Unexpectedly needing to swap three rear assemblies in one session, and just doing it.

Another forum: Will this $5000 "Dundon" cold air intake make my car better?
Reply: Wow...not at the ignorance (we all started out ignorant), but at the price of the lesson.
 

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This forum: "Here is how we made a big job easier."
Reply: Wow. Unexpectedly needing to swap three rear assemblies in one session, and just doing it.

Another forum: Will this $5000 "Dundon" cold air intake make my car better?
Reply: Wow...not at the ignorance (we all started out ignorant), but at the price of the lesson.
I do not quite understand the second part of the post. I also clicked on the link, and it said I was banned from the Porsche Forum???
 

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I do not quite understand the second part of the post. I also clicked on the link, and it said I was banned from the Porsche Forum???
Hm. I guess they block click-thru links. Hit reload and it should work. Basically it's the same old song about CAIs, but at thousands a pop.

I didn't word the original post very well. I admire how the core people in this forum (like Fred) know their stuff, knock the job out, share experiences and tips. "Didn't plan on that sheared lock bolt, so let's swap some rear ends and we can have two cars good to go." (By the way, that hose clamp e-brake cable advice is very helpful.) That Porsche forum probably is very similar--long timers, some in-between, and some starting to learn. I was just stunned that someone would want (or sell) a $5K air cleaner.
 
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