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New 944 owner..guess I will be here more!

Thank you for all the help with info on finding a car...I bought one yesterday...Pretty excited, but I don't know if my 911 is digging it, they are parked by each other at the office, and my 911 seems to have a frown on its face.... Anyway...bought a 83 944 from our vet. Good shape, some electrical problems but I will sort those out.. Will post photos soon..

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Old 06-18-2002, 07:41 AM
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Welcome to the dark side.

What kind of electrical problems are you having?

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battery is draining all the time...have a ground short somewhere...havent really had time to get into it...I hate those kind of problems
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It doesn't have one of those early 80's car phones hard wired into it does it? When they wear, those things will drain a battery as fast as leaving your lights on.
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Ask around town -- there is bound to be someone who really knows what they're doing with auto electric. I've got a guy here in Ft. Worth that has saved me tons of time and money -- he was worth every cent I gave him. Everything else I'm trying to do myself.
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welcome to the group, good luck with the new car.

electrical problems can be a pain in the ass. my favorite method of tracking down electrical power drains is to start pulling fuses and relays a couple at a time until the battery holds power for a long period of time. start with power windows, radio, defogger, etc... here's a link with the fuse and relay layout for early cars.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/944/944QA/944_early_fuse_panel.htm

it could be more than one power draining item too. Alot of people have power drain problems with 944's. a car with no electrical problems should hold a charge in the battery for 6 months or more before the electric clock, and the radio memory drain the battery.

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Thanks for all the great help..OK I have another one....pulled the car in the office bay, and noticed a fuel leak at the fitting on the filter...Being a indiana car it is all rusted...should I try to tighten it or just replace the hose assembly....
Thanks again,

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don't leave nothin' rusty on the car if you can help it. Always fix stuff right and then you just have to do it once.

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