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#1\2014-06-30 00:14

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I just bought this 86 944 Turbo recently.

Its all stock except for a tune and a bit more boost.

Black leather interior and gaurds red exterior I guess.

I plan to buff the paint and wax it , fix some small issues and resell it in a few months.



Fun car I like it though !
This post was edited by Singh (2015-09-21 00:07, 2 years ago)
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#2\2014-06-30 08:57

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nice car but ,so ugly rear bumper did you have on usa
#3\2014-06-30 21:39

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Yes, they got a lot of options to change that, but I think my goal is to keep this car stock and resell it later.

Although I kind of like driving the car around, if I decide to keep it maybe i'll do some upgrades and changes...


So heres the current problems, Porsche is really shitty compared to BMW apparently, I can't believe how crap some of the parts are in this car... it seems to be the VW stuff that was carried over to be the biggest problem.


Door Handle Broken
I ordered a new aftermarket improved design door handle for the drivers door. Porsche decided to use hollow levers that easily crack and break off. So right now I have to leave the window open or open it from the inside from the passenger door.. very annoying.

Gas Gauge broken
I need to take this apart possibly tonight and see whats wrong with it. I think the gas gauge is seperate, but the good thing is the gas "light" still works so at least its drive-able without worries.

Sun Visor Clips broken / crumbled to pieces
The most ridiculous problem i've seen.. the clips that clip the sun visors above your head steady are completely crumbled to bits. the other night i fabricated together a temporary but very effect solution. I ordered new clips that should be here this week. so stupid.

Turn signal / Hazards / cancel not working
Seems like the turn signals only worked for about a day and already they broke. the switch itself feels super cheap like something out of an 80/90's volkswagen LOL. JUNK. so i need to figure out what I want to order, just the switch the whole etc or what. Because of this the hazards don't work very well either... it just depends at what steering angle the wheel is turned and sometimes they work... complete crap.

Timing Belt / Waterpump should be done soon
I got all the parts needed , so it should be done soon before it gets out of hand and I never do it... the timing belt isn't original though so im not terribly worried about it breaking soon.

Passenger window switch broken
So the passenger window doesn't always work and i've narrowed it down to the piece of shit window switch which sometimes gets stuck in position LOL. I'll have to order a new one. What junk.

Rear bumper rubber thing broken
i guess they tried to push the car with another car at one point and broke that, so i'll have to rig it up or buy another one... oh well. Maybe i'll see if I can find a better looking solution for that , for now its duct taped up, instead of being held up with a rusty metal rod scratching the paint even more. :O

A/C broken
I'm guessing it has a leak so i'll see if I can find it and fix it and recharge the system, since its all installed and works I might as well get it completely working. If I can't I may wind up stripping it from the car to save some weight.

Hood and hatch Struts blown
I have to replace all the struts / shocks that support the hood and hatch because they simply just don't work, unless they are very warm and then they work great lol.

Seems like a lot of problems, and it kind of is but there isn't any big problems and the car is a lot of fun to drive.

I'll fix all these things and buff the paint, and If i decide to keep the car i'll look at some power upgrades and wheels / tires suspension stuff too. my issue with this is that my E30 is already a very similar type of car. I'm just not sure I want two of the same kinds of car at once.
This post was edited by Singh (2015-05-16 20:18, 2 years ago)
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Started to investigate the problems.

First I started with the fuel gauge.

I went to the sending unit and unplugged the sensor and jumped the connection and found that the gauge actually works fine. The problem was with the unit itself.



With the unit out I took it completely apart and cleaned everything.



Garage is getting a little messy with porsche parts.
Putting the steering wheel back on, marking it before removal made it easy to line it back up when reinstalling

Gas gauge working much better now

Decided to try some polishing on the paint and see how it turns out


Added 7 minutes later:

So now the car is again able to be driven daily without annoyances like unworking turn signals, gas gauges etc.


I've also fixed the passenger door window switch.


Door handle and some other parts are on the way. Should be fun... not.


Also starting some big work on the bmw soon too.
This post was edited by Singh (2015-05-16 20:20, 2 years ago)
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Today the door handle for the 944 came in. I thought it was an improved aftermarket design and its not.. its the same crappy porsche design but cheaper.... LOL.

Oh well.


So the installation at first didn't seem to bad, the door handle was changeable from outside of the car without removing the door panel.

However a few things really pissed me off and I ultimately had to uninstall and reinstall the damn door handle a few times.

Not to mention I dropped some small pieces into the door and had to remove a vent on the side of the door to barely get my hand in there and fish them out.




After a few tries the door handle was adjusted properly to pop the door open. There is no more adjustment left unfortunately so its still not perfect.

I also did a great job and scratched the door paint up pretty well after I was 100% frustrated.



Added 27 minutes later:

also as a bonus today I discovered another goodie.

It was pouring rain earlier



So I got into the car to move it or something and noticed the entire passenger floor flooded with water... ( i didn't take a picture because I didn't have my phone on me at the time)

So I pulled it into the garage and of course as I thought there was an area in the engine compartment that was clogged and holding water.. what a surprise. The same thing happened to me in the M5 with the brake booster compartment


So I had to jam a wrench here and loosen up the dirt and debris that was stopping the water from draining


finally all dry, then I had to vacum the shit out of the carpet for a half hour. what fun lol.



At least it won't happen again for some time.. hopefully.
This post was edited by Singh (2014-07-03 00:28, 3 years ago)
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#6\2014-07-03 00:55

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One Answer Porsche they always cluster everything together just make it harder to get at just say
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#7\2014-07-03 12:26

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The last time i've had such a problem working on a car was with a GM lol. Don't miss the experience at all.

Either way so far its going well hopefully more shit doesn't break and I can get the timing belt and water pump done soon.

I want to get the E30 all set before I do that though.
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#8\2014-07-03 15:05

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I know these cars like the back of my hand. My boss has 15 of those. I don't like them but this one seems in mint condition.

For cars that can't rust.... they rust pretty hard. Never seen one whitout rust. They have some common problems but overall decent cars.
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Yea a lot of people say they don't rust because parts of them were galvanized, that can wear off over time and they can also rust in other areas. Being cheap cars they aren't taken care of as well as other porsches have been for their age so you will find them with rust that's just how it goes.

I haven't found any rust here so far.
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#10\2014-07-03 16:59

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I have to say this is my favorite porsche...dare i say... ever? When i was a little kid i fell in love with coupes and popup headlights. And this car has both. :). I wish u good luck with this car. Luckily bmw's are made "owner friendly", so they could repair the car themselves as easily as possible, not like audis, vw's and so on.

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