Sat, Jun 26, 2021

Tech Event @ Ralphs - Induction Systems

Ralph's Auto Service

About this event

Chesapeake Region PCA Members ONLY

TECH Event at Ralph's Auto Service on induction systems

SATURDAY, June 26th 2021 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Doors open at 8:30 AM, Presentation starts at 9:00 AM

TOPIC: Our Tech Sessions have been suspended for more than a year due the pandemic. Now that the curtain of uncertainty is starting to rise, we will begin to perform as an organization that embraces the cars and the people that we hold dear. PCA Chesapeake is celebrating its 60th year so it is fitting that our first post(?) pandemic Tech Session would occur at what is reported to be the oldest independent Porsche shop in the United States that is still under continuous operation by its founder. That shop is Ralph’s Auto Service. It is rumored that Ralph outlasted Ferdinand Porsche in doing shots of Jägermeister at Ferdinand’s 30th birthday celebration. Ralph’s Auto is now located at a new facility with over 17,000 square feet of shop space. Perhaps this is a sign that we are on the verge of new beginnings and that we are leaving the pandemic behind in our taillights.  

The subject of this Tech Session will be Porsche induction systems.  We have covered this before, but it is worth repeating as Porsche has always been at the leading edge of automotive engineering when it comes to getting that precious fuel-air mixture into the engine. Porsche designs have included carburetors, mechanical fuel injection (MFI), electronic fuel injection, continuous injection systems (CIS), Motronic injection, port injection and now direct injection. Ralph will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly characteristics of the various systems including

  • The proper cold starting procedure
  • The proper hot starting procedure
  • Winter storage and its impact
  • Items that are prone to failure
  • How to make more horsepower

*Tech’s traditional coffee and donuts will NOT be offered for this event. It’s a COVID thing. Sorry.*

Ralph's Auto Service

Hampstead, MD


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PCA - Chesapeake

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