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Red face Porsche 951 (944 turbo) reference list

i thought it might be a good idea to put all of the 'faq' and commonly asked reference information in one thread, so people don't have to hunt and search all over for the easy stuff.

924/944/968 Frequently Asked Questions
Porsche 924/944/968 Frequently Asked Questions

to get started, bill underwood's general 944 information and buying guide;
Bill's Porsche 944 Maintenence and Driver Tips

clark's garage list of differences;
944 Turbo Frequently Asked Questions

for those who already own one, the shop manuals and PET catalog is available for download here;
manuals and stuff

the official Porsche PET available online directly from Porsche;

which spark plugs should you use? there really is only one. read about it here;
Best Spark Plugs for a 951 - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

what's the best motor oil for the 951? oil with more than 1400ppm of zinc;
Let's talk about....

those nearly extinct 16" high performance tire sizes;
Tire options - why are there none?

racerx's site, contains lots of great info, especially regarding wheel sizes and fitment;
Porsche 951 RacerX

rear wheel bearing write-up with glorious color photos;
Rear Wheel Bearings

clark's garage, an invaluable resource for the do-it-yourselfer;
Clark's Garage Home Page

is your electric sunroof broken? here's how to repair it;
Sunroof Gears Replacement with Photos

a thread discussing the differences in the turbo-s model;
How can I tell if it's a Turbo S ?? - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

and a photo/discussion regarding the actual turbocharger difference;
How to distinguish '88 "S" models? - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

want to turn the boost up for mad power? read all about the cycle valve here;
bypassing cycling valve - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

stock AFM vs MAF vs MAP discussion and info;
stock airbox + snorkle vs. free intake - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

the truth about the popular MAF conversions;
MAF conversion

how about headlight upgrades? ecodes and HID's discussed here;
HID's for the 944 - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

how about foglight upgrades? how you can enable the euro driving light sockets;
euro driving lights

everything you wanted to know about the turbo pump, and then some;
Turbo pump fixits - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

the secret 930 clutch upgrade people are talking about;
Clutch R&R = Waterpumper porn - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

is the s2 transmission better than the 951 transmission? it depends, read here;
WTB Turbo Short fifth gearset - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

how-to DIY on stiffening the stock transmission mount;
Okay, here we go: The great fix it/upgrade thread

factory rear koni, fichtel, sachs shock part numbers and options;
Need Help / Information for a KONI Upgrade

can you get new speed/reference sensors for cheaper? the answer is yes;
WTB: Speed and reference sensors - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

how about other cheaper parts?
Here are some cheaper x-referenced 944/51 parts (copied off of another site).

what's this blink code tester thing?
Blink Code Tester queston...

how to build your own digital knock counter;
knock counter - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

should i remove the cat? what about the muffler? autopsy here;
Cat removal

want to convert your normally aspirated 944 into a super 944turbo? this thread is for you;
86 944 turbo conversion - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

all about the airbag;
Ugh, Airbags....

safe and unsafe jack and jackstand lifting points;

vacuum diagram;

and some propaganda;

'89 turbo-s (2.7, wolf3d ems, garrett dbb turbo, tial 46mm, etc. fast!)

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stick it!! good post
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Nice, Nize...very cool
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once again, well done and thanks for collecting even more info....
1986 951 - "MOV OVR" Lindsey super 61, 55lb inj, Spec Billet FW, Spec Stage 3 hybrid clutch, Swain Coated hard pipes, Yellow H4, GT MTRSPT LSD, GKN MTRSPRT hollow billeted Axles, Leda/koni coilovers (400/500), Racers Edge delrin and billet kit M030 bars with heim joints, Custom Baffled oil pan, PTRFLD R11 pads, Forged 3 piece alum wheels, 3" turbo back AIR CARBON LIP
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Nice post

Thanks, great info.
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Ah brilliant!! I was just about to ask one of the questions then i found this thread and it was already answered for me so thanks a lot it made it a lot easier!!

Apart from that this thread should definitely be important so that people like me can find these things
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Excellent post! As I have just picked up a 951 for my stable this is a great starter thread...Thanks
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Maybe add Texas Blake website. Its a good one too!!
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If anyone is looking for DIY tech articles on the 944 Turbo (951), check out the link below. We have them grouped by section. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Porsche 944 Turbo 951 (1985-1991) Technical Articles

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Kessel run in 12 parsecs!
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Great stuff Dmitry! I cant remember those ads from the 80's, but they rock none the less!
The mighty 944 turbo, it made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs!
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