It does our collective hearts good to see this next generation becoming gear heads, especially Porsche gear heads, and extra special to make them front-engine water-cooled Porsche gear heads.
So is a running, driving car really a rescue? Yes and no. In this case, the car showed well with decent paint and interior, and seemed to run well. The bottom, however, was another story. That story unfolded on the lift.
Our journey started with the acquisition of our mint 1988 924S Special Edition. While the car is in great original condition including the original functioning Blaupunkt Sebring cassette radio, the front speakers weren’t working. Upon further investigation, the front speakers were completely deteriorated – the paper cone was no longer connected to the outside edge of the speaker. Replacement was needed to restore the cassette/radio to its former glory.
So what are we to do in the 924S944.com world? We may be in self-inflicted quarantine at home because there is no where to go and nothing to do. But remember that there are auto parts available online with delivery to your door. So here are some suggestions.
Since our last entry, we have collected parts including “deferred maintenance” parts and interior trim. The car now has a rebuilt fuel system including new injectors, fuel filter, and new flex lines going to the fuel rail.
Evaluate the car’s overall mechanical condition. Look past the cosmetics and get into the question of “Does it start, run, drive, turn and stop?”
Child’s Play and the Porsche: Helping the oldest granddaughter rescue her own 924S
In its simplest form, a sway bar is a chunk of metal that is attached at either end to the wheels on the same axle – front sway bar, rear sway bar. But what does it do and how does it do it?
New Year’s 944 Resolutions – NOW is the time to make some resolutions that you CAN KEEP related to your treasured Porsche.
Regular jobs like oil change service is mandatory, but here are some other tips that can make the whole winter maintenance thing go better.
Rust does happen, though, and keeping ahead of rust damage means inspecting parts of the car that you cannot easily see
About thirty years ago I built a shop/garage at another house and made a huge mistake – eight foot walls. Putting in a lift was impossible, so working on jack stands was the order of the day.
There seems to always be a lot of questions and talk on social media and the forums about how to remove the engine from your 944-series car – through the top, under the car, remove the transmission, etc
Once the two connectors are loose, carefully manipulate the handle to remove it from the door. This is best achieved by rotating the handle carefully DOWN so that the forward end of the handle is facing the ground, then carefully manipulating the inside mechanisms through the hole in the door skin. Slowly remove the handle without using a lot of force.
Those of us who work with Porsches know all about Mission Creep. You start a repair, upgrade or other job and before you know it, you are attempting a lot more than you originally thought.
It was a good idea at the time, I assume. Instead of using a spring-centered clutch disk, Porsche engineers decided that using a chunk of rubber would isolate driveline noise … Continue Reading Rubber Clutch – 944