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I wish my F'in car would DIE

So I finished fixing my instruments. I can see the gauges great, and the odometer is working perfectly. I back out, and my car starts gushing out coolant. I hate it. I hate my car. I hate it SO much. It never works. Ever. I can't tell where its coming from. I looked all over. I am not cut out for this garbage anymore. I can't believe this.

Old 07-18-2004, 03:11 PM
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just a guess, check the lower radiator hose on the passenger side. Mine got cut into by the power steering pump but fortunatly never all the way though.
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Old 07-18-2004, 03:38 PM
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no man...don't worry about fixing it...I'll have a trailer there by Wednesday. Just let them load her up and you'll never have to worry about it again...
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there are quite a few hoses that have to be checked. i just replaced the hoses for my heater. actually i had to be somewhere, so i just bought 5/8'' heater hose and permatex'ed the bad boy on and off i went. and of course i also used the clamps, save me the remarks.
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Take the belly pan off and see where it is leaking from - you may have just knocked something loose or have a broken hose.

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yup, mine leaks every other week. I've learned just to leave it sit in front of my house
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All I can say is... I feel your pain. Its like a dirtbike, every time you use it you break it, yet when it does work it is so damn much fun.
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Oh yeah, forgot.... This is yesterday..
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Get an air-cooled.

Sorry, had to.

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It's debatable whether or not these cars are worth it. Right now I'm leaning towards "no".

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Most older Porsches are like extras in "The Night of the Living Dead". They are resurrected to give new owners problems. The difference is they don't eat brains, they eat money.
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I hate that plastic cover on the bottom. Its the stupidest thing ever. Fluid accumulate and you dont know where from.

Good luck fixing the leak though!
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i feel your pain!! i have a love-hate relationship with my car. having said that, for a 20 year old car, it is quite reliable, although some oem parts are really quite shoddy, and clearly not built to last.
however, stand well back, take a couple deep breaths, and then go look again, or better yet, get a 944 friend to look with you. 2 heads, and all that, right!
once she is finished up, and running, you will forget all about the niggling little things that seem to go wrong wlth these cars, and just enjoy driving again.
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A day of nice roads and aggressive driving is worth months of heartache. There cars are absolutely amazing.
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I feel your pain...this past weekend I drove to Palm Springs in 100+ degree temps. I had the a/c on the temp gauge never climbed above the 3/4 mark...feeling good. I pulled up the resort, checked in, got in to start it and dead battery

I get a "jump" from AAA, no problems starts fine...
Sunday on the way home, pull over to fill up (near the Giant Dinosaurs for you locals), "Hey buddy look at your rear tire"...WTF? flat arrgggh...

Just bad luck although I am begining to wonder if its jinxed somehow...hang in there, always good to get a second opinion. I believe that the Regional get togethers are a good source of second opinions...
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We should have a fix-rammstein's-car party and then everyone could head over to my house and we could continue with a fix-my-car party
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