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Porsche 911 SC Service Manual:
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

Coupe, Targa and Cabriolet

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
704 pages
over 1100 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1705-3
Price: $129.95

Porsche 911 SC Repair Information: 1978-1983

The Porsche 911 SC Repair Manual: 1978-1983 is a definitive reference source of technical automotive repair and maintenance information for Porsche 911 SC models from 1978 through 1983.

This manual provides the highest level of clarity and completeness for all service and repair procedures. Enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers, and professional technicians will appreciate the quality of photos and illustrations, theory of operation, and accurate step-by-step instructions. If you're looking for better understanding of your Porsche 911, look no further than Bentley.

Also included in this manual is an engine disassembly and rebuilding guide, with details on techniques and specifications. You'll also find camshaft and timing chain replacement techniques with the engine in the car, as well as a description and repair guide to CIS fuel injection and Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI).

Engine covered in this Porsche technical manual:

  • 3.0 liter 6-cylinder (930/04, 930/07 and 930/16), horizontally opposed, air cooled.

Transmission covered:

  • 915 (5-speed, with cable-operated clutch)

Technical highlights:

  • Maintenance procedures from changing the oil in the 11-quart dry-sump lubrication system to adjusting front wheel bearing play. This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it.
  • Illustrated engine disassembly and rebuilding, including camshaft, timing chain, and timing chain tensioner replacement with the engine in or out of the car.
  • Dry-sump lubrication system repair and diagnosis, including replacing leaky oil return tubes with the engine installed.
  • Porsche SC-specific driveability problems, including explanation of the Bosch Continuous Injection System (CIS) and Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI).
  • Complete overhaul of the 915 transmission, including replacing the synchronizer "dog" teeth.
  • Complete clutch service, including clutch cable replacement.
  • Brake, steering and suspension system maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair, including torsion bar setup and adjustment.
  • Heating and air conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement.
  • Body adjustments and repairs.
  • Electrical system diagnosis and fault finding, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section.
  • Wiring schematics for all circuits, including power distribution, grounds, convertible top, rear wiper and other hard to find circuits.

Additional technical content

For additional technical content for Porsche 911 SC models from 1978 through 1983, visit our online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
Porsche 911 SC MY 1978-1983

Publishing note: Prior to April 2012, this book was published in a softcover edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-0290-5)

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Porsche 911 SC (901) 3.0 Coupe 1982
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102 Engine Disassembly and Assembly
Detailed illustrations for each repair procedure, including use of special tools. Cylinder installation procedure shown using piston ring compressor.
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340 Manual Transmission - Controls and Case
Step-by-step instruction with detailed photographs of transmission disassembly and assembly.
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200 Engine Management-General
Learn about the inner workings of the CIS fuel injection system. Shown is the oxygen sensor control system (1980-1983).
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970 Electrical Wiring Diagrams
Electrical wiring diagrams for Porsche 911 SC models.
Porsche 911 SC Service Man 78-83
Porsche 911 SC Service Man 78-83
Wholesale Case Quantity: 5
BSIN: P983
ISBN: 0-8376-1705-7 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1705-3 (ISBN-13)
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