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
While we were at Porsche Werks Reunion at Amelia Island last month, Ms. 924S944.com looked over our car on the show field and said, “I need to spend some time … Continue Reading Sometimes You Need Professional Help…
The 2L 924’s didn’t have power steering, but the steering rack was a smallish unit that didn’t inspire a lot of confidence. The first ’83 944’s to come to North … Continue Reading Do I Really Need Leaky Power Steering?
If you don’t check out Jalopnik.com every day, then you are missing out on some great car stuff – not necessarily directed to Porsches, but a “helicopter view” of the … Continue Reading Tires
Doing your own front wheel bearing replacement is pretty straightforward and is commonly done by home mechanics, especially when the front wheels only steer and stop the car. Front wheel … Continue Reading Getting Your Bearings
Here at 924S944.com, we have stockpiled a lot of parts, and we have some pretty neat projects piled up in the yard. So we are suggesting that maybe you folks … Continue Reading DIY Days at 924S944.com
In our continuing series of articles to help potential buyers and sellers, we turn our attention to the evaluation of a “rescue” or “project” car. Here we will detail what … Continue Reading …To Buy or Not To Buy. That is the Question…
A couple of weeks ago 924S944.com acquired a 1984 944 NA – they were all “NA” in ’84 – that was in okay shape, but needed some love. We call these “rescue puppies.” They are not parts cars, but they are not in good enough shape to go play with the other dogs…they need some help.
Buying a 944 or 924S is one thing; selling one and getting the best price for it is another. Here are ten simple rules to follow when putting your baby … Continue Reading 10 Rules When Selling Your 944
The 2.5L 944 engine has gone through some modifications over the years, and there are always questions about them. Many of our cars have had engine swaps over the years, … Continue Reading Engines and Numbers and HP – Oh, My!
We get a fair number of questions about whether to buy a 944, how to tell if you are getting a good one, what the best price should be, and … Continue Reading 10 Rules When Buying a 944/924S