The latest rescue story is a silver 924S that suffered a broken timing belt, then sat for over a year, partially disassembled.
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.
New Year, New Car, New Shop – Porsche 924S Special Edition with low miles! Like NEW!
Regular jobs like oil change service is mandatory, but here are some other tips that can make the whole winter maintenance thing go better.
Records, background info, upgrades – all important to those who are looking at your car.
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
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?
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
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.
924S944.com presents a Christmas Idea List for the Front Engine Water Cooled Enthusiast. Feel free to use this to drop appropriate hints to the appropriate people.
There have been a variety of transaxles used in the 924/944/924S/968 series. Understanding them helps to understand what to do when you need to replace yours – getting the right one that will work with your car. Replacing the transaxle is not an easy task, and you don’t want to have to do it twice.
“I will put some of this in it, and it will be fine.” If it is leaking, it will continue to leak. Magic fluids may help in an emergency, but eventually the leak will come back and it will need to be fixed properly. Magic leak-stopping fluids may get you home, but they are not a permanent fix.
One of the most common 944 sunroof failures occurs in the latches in the roof. The cable engages a nylon gear in each latch, spinning it and driving the latch up and down. When something goes wrong, this $10 gear is the failure point – nylon vs. metal.
So in searching the internet for nuggets of 944 information, I stumble across forum posts where people talk about 1) the low power output of the 944 8v engine, 2) the desires to install forced induction and 3) the desire to dump their 944 Turbo due to high maintenance costs.