944 Turbo Rod Bearings

Ok, I have to get back to blogging on a regular basis. Sometimes the projects seem redundant and uninteresting to me, but I forget others enjoy seeing these cars in various states of repair. We have been in full blown track season mode, daily driver business is rocking, and the performance modification business is starting to pick up speed after a few years of being stagnant with the economy.

Vlad the impaler came in for some preventative maintenance before heading out to Porsche Parade and a HPDE event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! With 120k+ miles on the original bearings, it was good to go in and replace them as the car has been lightly tracked in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The weak link of these engines is the #2 rod bearing when used on track. Under normal street use, the failure rate is very low as long as you keep oil in the pan! These cars will use oil regularly, so you want to keep an eye on the level!

A few oil leaks and such underneath, and a lot of stuff to remove. The crossover exhaust and crossmember have to come off, which means the intake comes off as well.

Eventually you can get to the rods.

Bearings showing typical wear for the mileage.

New bearings greased up and going in.

And back together a little cleaner 🙂 Ready for some track miles!

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