Few more projects knocked out….
Yesterday I finished a 60k service on a 996 C2, which was pretty straightforward. Plugs, filters, serpentine belt, and a lengthy inspection was involved. Somehow I deleted all the pictures off my camera unfortunately, so I’ll have to provide some on a different vehicle in regards to the plug change, etc.
Today I needed to finish up a fuel rail install on the Dragon. I had it torn apart which was making my garage and driveway access a little rougher with a non running car, so today I finished the install of the fuel rail, lines, and fuel pressure regulator. The stock fuel rails are notorious for cracking and leaking, and having gone through a couple of rails with some various issues, I decided it was time to upgrade. A leaking fuel rails is NOT what you want with these cars. The aluminum fuel rail is a very nice piece of work from Dave at CEP (Custom Engineered Performance). Without a doubt, the nicest rail I have seen for a 944. Unlike some vendor’s rails, CEP’s has 4 mounting legs to secure the rail to both the intake and the cam tower, just as the stock rail is. What I like is that is seems like it is a very low profile fuel rail. You have a choice of running a manual fuel pressure regulator, or keeping your existing FPR using a saddle adapter. I came up with a solution for mounting the saddle adapter, and will be building a nicer permanent mount in the near future using the current location. Once I got the car running, I dropped the water out of the system, and filled with antifreeze for the winter months. A new AC delete belt rounded off the maintenance for the time being.
And yes, the car is a mess from the last track event. The strut braces clears the rail with tons of room, I just haven’t reinstalled it yet.
Next up, blacky the 951. I am thinking SMT6 to fine tune the maf, boost controller, maybe hallow out the cat or install a cat bypass pipe, fix a few oil leaks and see what we have. We might be looking at a turbo rebuild on the K27, but I’ll know more when I get in further…..stay tuned!