The Porsche 944 cars out there are getting old – thirty years or so – and they require maintenance to keep them in good shape. Since they have been inexpensive to buy for many years, neglected maintenance is unfortunately typical for many of these cars. “
As our front-engine water-cooled Porsches age, there are two items under the hood that need attention – and failure to pay attention could result in leaving you stranded on the road or worse, with an engine fire. These are two things that I check first on every car and fix if needed.
One of the biggest differences between the engines and therefore the two models is how the engine is mounted in the front subframe. The 944 engine mounts into an aluminum crossmember – the one that also mounts the front control arms and the steering rack. The 944 engine sits on top of the crossmember on two mounts.
VW employees actually built the 924 under Porsche supervision. Between 1976 and1982, 43,000 924 and 924 Turbos were sold in North America. Production continued for the rest of the world until 1985.
This short article will explain the differences between 924 and 944 brake systems and help answer any questions that you may have, particularly those of you wanting to update your early 924 to 944 brakes.
The system also allows me to search the database for a part. Since the software is cloud-based, I can access the database from anywhere with internet access – even my phone or iPad.
So since my trailer has a winch, I thought that having a winch for my four-post lift setup would be a good idea. There were some requirements, though. It had to be easily mounted and removed; it had to be sturdy; and it had to be 110v to plug in the wall.
Working on the reassembly of the Special Edition 924S by putting on the exterior stuff – bumpers, spats, correct and painted wheels and tires, etc. Looking good so far! The … Continue Reading 924S M030 Update
While this car will not be a concours winner, it will be a great, original-spec M030 as it was delivered.
We will be using our new facility for both storage and work. As a starting point for a new business, we will be doing restoration work on our “passion fruit,” 924S and 944 cars. We will also be storing various parts for these cars and offering parts for sale.
When I picked up the car, I was astounded that it was in such great shape. This is definitely not a
While it doesn’t look that bad, everything to the rear of #2 cylinder was melted. The fire was a hot one.
parts car. So I dove into the engine compartment with two goals – first to determine what started the fire, and two, make a list of what I needed to rescue this puppy.
It seems that when Audi designed the 2.0L engine for the 924 and other cars of the early and mid seventies, they decided that strength was important. So, the crankshaft and connecting rods are all forged, not cast. That instills a lot of confidence in this little engine as far as longevity.
So with using the 924S as the starting point, we want to make this into the “ultimate 924.” That means making some upgrades.
One of our projects is taking a 1982 924 and making it into a competitive SCCA ITB race car. We hope to have it on track in May for a … Continue Reading 924 ITB
with the new format, we hope to re-engage with the Porsche FEWP (Front Engine Water Pumper) community, and yes – that means 968 and 928 folks too!