I got the 951 up in the air today and started poking around a little more. Always exciting to see what you will run into next. My plan was to retension the belts to the correct spec, then start on the headers. Ummmm not so much. ROFL. Some people shouldn’t work on cars they aren’t familiar with, lol. We all have our moments, but this is AWESOME! Some things put a big smile on my face. Needless to say, this …

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Something you don’t see every day anymore. A 1 owner, 12k mile 1986 944 turbo. She started having fits after sitting for a number of years, so time to go through it and see what we can figure out. Another shop went through the timing belt and such, and now we have a no start. I know, I was thinking the same thing, but looks like the T-belt is ok 😉 She’s a beut Clark…..The tow truck driver dumped it …

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944 Oil Leaks

Been an odd week of little service stuff here and there, nothing too important to speak of. Car is back together, and I am waiting on the ECU which is still at VF. They said GIAC’s servers were down and could not generate a file for the ECU and they were waiting on that…..hmmmm. I know all the tricks in this industry…….good to know somethings never change in this business. So, it is on to a 944 to address some …

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Seriously……3 changes of clothes today and 3 showers, lol. Should make 4 by the time I shut down for the night, lol! Nature of the beast. A half hour at the cleaners and the transaxle was at least clean enough to handle. Starting to get into the bellhousing. Lots of fun bolts to get to….they were tight like a tiger. Bellhousing off with the clutch assembly exposed. And with the pressure plate removed, it was like christmas, you think you …

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Porsche 944 Clutch

Once the 911 was done, it was time to jump on the next project….a 944 clutch. The car started making some clunking noises when letting off the accelerator, which is a pretty strong indicator that the rubber center’d clutch is starting to fall apart. A few weeks ago, we took a quick look underneath, and found rubber in the bellhousing, so it needed to get done before the clutch completely failed. And a pile of clutch parts and related shifter …

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Coooool Breeze

No, this post isn’t about a highly trained special forces member from the Unit, but rather an A/C day. Finally got the drier and seals I needed to charge up the 951’s a/c. Before I got to that though, I knocked out the timing and balance shaft belt since they were 8+ years old. Camera battery died as I was starting the job, so we have some missing pictures….this is the going back together stage, lol There, now that we …

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Clifford’s new owner came by to have an exhaust leak fixed that has been nagging the car for awhile now. It was obvious there was leakage around 3 of the exhaust ports, but we weren’t really sure why. The previous owner had done a recent head gasket, so I suspected a possible stud issue. He brought me new headers to install along with a new set of gaskets. The oem headers after 25 years are prone to cracking and leaking. …

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951 Finished

Last night I kept running ideas through my head of what could be causing our full heat issue in the 951. While the CCU and vacuum solenoid seemed like obvious candidates, I have never really seen one fail like this. This morning before I headed to the office, I started testing the units. The vacuum solenoids seemed to operate just fine, but why wasn’t I getting any vaccum? I checked all the lines in the engine bay, and while many …

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Saturday I headed over and hung out with some very good friends of mine to do a little “KCWS wrenching.” We had 3 people that wanted to do their brakes, and Scott needed some help working on his 951 replacing the entire exhaust, motor mounts, a Lindsey oil cooler, and Vitesse wasted spark system. Jim and Aaron started knocking out brakes. First they did a black 964 that needed front rotors. Then Mark came by with his G-wagon and they …

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951 Finished

Finished up the 951 last week, but due to the Porsche Club Race, I was tied up since then and couldn’t give an update! What a new auxillary thermostat should look like 🙂 Installed with a new thermostat housing And the underside a little cleaner than before 🙂 Then it was on to installing the Vitesse K26/6 chip. After pulling the DME out of the car, carefully open the board to expose the chip. The chip with the sticker is …

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