Porsche 944 Rebuild
February 20th, 2013

Clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk.....

I lifted the front passenger wheel off the ground to find that it has some major play. And of course, it's twenty degrees out. Parked the car and got out the bike.

I ordered a new set of bearings (inner and outer) as well as the seals from PelicanParts.com, the best source for 944 parts that I've found, and the most reliable. Shipping is out of California so it can take a while to the east coast. Let's hope the weather clears a bit so I can at least attempt this fix soon. More to come as it progresses.

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March 11th, 2012

I turned the rear defrosters on about a month ago and noticed the faint smell of plastic burning. I turned them off quickly, thinking that it was the window tint aflame in my trunk. I tried the next morning only to smell the same thing. A third day and then the smell stopped...and so did functioning defrosters. This is what I found.


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January 2nd, 2012

I was investigating some oil leaking from higher up on the engine when I took off the timing cover. To my shock, I noticed that the timing belt seems to be shedding a little bit. Whether this is normal in any regards, I have no idea. I've gone to the forums asking questions and seeing what I can do to alleviate the problem. As you know, a timing belt failure on a 944 is usually catastrophic in nature, totally the engine (or at least its head).



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October 2nd, 2011
Road Rash at 17:09

I got a parking pass for my new job. I thought it'd be a good thing to drive to work in the rain and wind rather than bike, especially if I'm dragging a laptop around with me. But the very first day I drove, I misjudged the distance between my car and the curb. The end result is not pretty. sad


More pictures of the damage inside...

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August 5th, 2011

I decided to reset the odometer on my car every inspection to see how many miles I put on the car (at a glance rather than doing simple subtraction). Turns out that by doing so, you take the risk of jamming the gears in the odometer. Nothing was broken. No infamous deteriorating plastic gears. Just good old misalignment.


Videos and pictures through the link...

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July 15th, 2011

The higher the gas prices, the less I drive the 944. At ~$4.00/gallon here in PA most of the year, I just can't afford to drive it. This year, 422 miles were put on the car, down from the 600 I put on last year. The good side to that is that wear items don't get worn. What's quirky is that the one item I've almost never used is the one that failed. The horn stopped working. A quick walk up the street to NAPA, $15 later, a new high-tone installed. It's a meep-meeper, but again, I hope to never use it.


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October 2nd, 2010

I replaced the shifter back in 2008 hoping to fix it's slop. I realized that in addition to the shifter, the shift linkage is worn as well, leaving some obvious slop in the shifter. I tried another method today using aluminum flashing. Pics and a read inside.


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September 23rd, 2010

My new speed and reference sensor harness arrived. Hopefully, the $107 spent on this will guarantee a start every time. I hate no-starts. No soldering required...but the use of a pin tool may be. I don't have a pin tool.


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