944T Part 6:

Well everything was going good, got the car back together, idled numerous times to burp the coolant and burn off any excess old oil and such off the headers. A nice leisurely test drive this morning around the block….2 blocks from home, round the corner….blap, it dies. This stuff can never happen to me when Val is home so I could tow it home easily, lol. Looks like the fuel pump took a poop. After a couple of hours of …

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Had a mystery coolant leak in this 951 🙂 Typically when a you start finding coolant on the driver’s side or around the front of the car on a 944, there are a couple of quick (and likely) spots to check. The first one is the coolant port on the radiator for the small expansion tank hose. This is just a screw in fitting with a paper gasket. Over time the gasket will shrink, or the plastic will become brittle, …

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944T Part 5:

Well, got the head back from the machine shop on Friday. Got everything prepped and ready to go, then went to clean the surface of the block for the new headgasket and made a startling discovery. If you remember, we had an issue with the waterpump where the coolant had eaten into the mounting surface of the pump (on the block). Well I started cleaning the block surface, and found the same issue on the number 1 cylinder, and it …

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DE in 1 week! Our annual pilgrimage takes us to the Northstern Region’s HPDE at Road America. We have been doing this for many years, and wouldn’t miss it! We even talked a few people into heading up with us. This 996C4S needed a new set of brakes and a brake flush before heading north, but I knocked it out today and it is ready to roll. Front brakes coming apart. And some fresh pads 🙂 Repeat in the rear, …

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Quiet Week:

It’s been a quiet week around here going into the holiday weekend. It is definitely July in Kansas and the heat and humidity is unbearable, lol. I definitely do better in the winter than in the summer. Last Sunday we took Aristocrat Motors up on a breakfast offer and attended the Art of the Car show here in Kansas City. This is quite a spectacle of old iron, placed in a beautiful setting. We drank Momosas on the patio over …

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Jun 22 2011 porschedoc 928 1 Comment

Somehow these things are still floating around. You know what they say about 928’s…..95% of them are still on the road today….the other 5% were actually able to be driven home. On the list was transmission lines. True to 928’s, if you have to replace something at the rear of the car, you inevitably need to disassemble something off the front of the car to make it possible, so I pulled the front brakes off…….ok, well there were pads and …

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964 Finished

Got the parts in yesterday and was able to get the track car wrapped up and back on the road. After getting the new thermostat in place, we finally got hot oil up to the coolers and the temp gauge was running where it should. I disconnected the front sensor to default the fan to high as most of this car’s operating time will be one track or sitting on grid. This will help with cooling down after coming in …

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After running the car at MAM last weekend, we started getting hot at the end of our last session on Saturday. We loaded up and headed home as planned, and today I picked the car back up to start going through it for our event at Road America in a few weeks. Up and ready to go. First things first was to figure out why our cooling fans were not coming on for the oil cooler. Then tackle getting some …

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944T Part 4:

Took some time this weekend to get the head cleaned up and ready for the machine shop. My initial thought was to put in valve seals and slap it back on, but after seeing some very slight coolant erosion in the face, I decided it was best to have the head resurfaced to clean up anything that my cause an issue. Dropped it off this morning, so hopefully will have that back in a few days. Head off the car. …

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Well with the roofers blocking access to the garage, I needed to knock out a little 996 work. A simple oil change, resetting an airbag light, and finding a faulty brake pad sensor were on the list: Redneck oil change 🙂 And then it was on to find the bad sensor. Of course it couldn’t be obvious, and of course it couldn’t be the any of the first 3 wheels I tried. It had to be the last one. Turns …

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