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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-16-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,399
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Stay away from the R12 substitutes. You can...

Stay away from the R12 substitutes.

You can find shops that will still service with R12. A complete fill for a new A/C compressor cost me $150 last week (in Connecticut - Brandford Radiator for...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-15-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,515
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Porsche owner run over and killed after confronting fellow driver in deadly L.I. road

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/05/15/2009-05-15_porshce_owner_run_over_and_killed_after_confronting_fellow_driver_in_deadly_li_r.html
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 06-23-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Mechanic in Queens?

Was wondering if anyone had a mechanic in Queens they could recommend?

Porsche certified isnt a requirement for me, just someone comfortable with tackling any issues that may come up with the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 01-14-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,120
Posted By livewirevoodoo
A few months ago I spent 2 days and incalculable...

A few months ago I spent 2 days and incalculable frustration trying to EZ Out a lower than flush bolt out of the A/ Compressior (the top bolt that mates the housing to the car). Finnaly I gave up...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-04-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Ronin - yea, this is nyc municipal, 90 days from...

Ronin - yea, this is nyc municipal, 90 days from hire to establish city residency. The 2hr commute is far more than what I'm willing to hack for longer than a month.

...and thanks for the tips...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-04-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Move to NYC?

I was offered a job this past week in manhattan. The job requires nyc residency, and I would have 3 months from my start date (11/19) to relocate. I'm currently in CT, about a 2 hr commute by train...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 10-31-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By livewirevoodoo
R&R'ing a timing belt break will vary in price. ...

R&R'ing a timing belt break will vary in price. Parts cost me a bit over $500 (used head, new front oil seals, headgasket/exhaust/intake gaskets, belts n rollers...). I "caught a break" with the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 10-22-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By livewirevoodoo
You *should* not experience a timing belt failure...

You *should* not experience a timing belt failure if speedracing's schedule is followed.

I had a belt brake prematurely (20k miles) due to a bad front engine seal which got the timing belt...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 10-15-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By livewirevoodoo
To put it all in perspective... It cost me...

To put it all in perspective...

It cost me $1,800 in parts in labor when my timing belt broke. That was for both belts, a used head, new headgasket, intake & exhaust gaskets, and all front engine...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 10-12-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By livewirevoodoo
ebay. I bought mine for a little over $100 new...

ebay. I bought mine for a little over $100 new (Ansa catback). Meineke charged around $60 for mounting.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 10-12-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By livewirevoodoo
www.clarks-garage.com and check out...

www.clarks-garage.com and check out "Troubleshooting - Engine Will Not Start"
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 10-12-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Wiring to the overhead light ties into both...

Wiring to the overhead light ties into both driver and passenger door jam plungers, might want to remove them and clean the contacts. Additionally, they tie into the rear hatch light and rear...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 10-12-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By livewirevoodoo
I would reccoment not purchasing the manuals,...

I would reccoment not purchasing the manuals, especially as you have stated that you are not in the position to pay for a ton of maintenance (a contradiction so it seems...)

But, welcome to the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 10-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By livewirevoodoo
I'm in for a group buy. If it will be a...

I'm in for a group buy.

If it will be a limited production run, I'd buy 1/2 dozen then recoup my $$ on ebay ;)
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-28-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Glove box light should not matter. Check your...

Glove box light should not matter. Check your rear hatch struts wiring connection (for the defroster grid)... a bad ground on those cold cause the dome light to malfunction while a door is open, but...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-20-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Invaluable thread. This should be a sticky...

Invaluable thread. This should be a sticky somewhere, or atleast a signature link.

When I first bought my '44, I owned a bottle of windshield washer fluid, a philips head screwdriver and some...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-20-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By livewirevoodoo
I'll bet dollars to donuts its the alternator...

I'll bet dollars to donuts its the alternator belt. Same exact symptoms I've seen.

When you go through a puddle and you hear a squeal, check the voltage gauge for any drops in voltage. Tighten...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-14-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,696
Posted By livewirevoodoo
I drive a 2007 Ford Escape hybrid as my work...

I drive a 2007 Ford Escape hybrid as my work vehicle. Decent enough gas mileage, and a very smooth ride (can't even tell that the vehicle is on while idling). However, the fit & finish of the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-14-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Either you drink budweiser, or the terrorists...

Either you drink budweiser, or the terrorists have won.


Seriously though.. I think if Budweiser wished to honor the memory of 9/11 victims, a donation to a survivor's fund, or college funding...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-13-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By livewirevoodoo
lmfao... glad I took the time to google that. ...

lmfao... glad I took the time to google that.

Hopefully the remedy for your headlight woes aren't as painful.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-13-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By livewirevoodoo
I'm home sick today. No out of pocket expenses. ...

I'm home sick today. No out of pocket expenses. During a regular workday/weekend, I'll spend atleast $3 for a cup or two of coffee.

What I have been successful at doing is conditioning myself to...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-13-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Try posting a 'want to buy' add in the 944 used...

Try posting a 'want to buy' add in the 944 used parts classified forum.

The 5 or 6 people I have purchased from on here have been men of their word in reference to the parts I have purchased.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-13-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By livewirevoodoo
What you can try doing is duplicating the leak. ...

What you can try doing is duplicating the leak. Remove the battery and pour a few cupfulls of water in the battery box. It should all drain out via the drain hole there. If not a coat hanger...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 09-13-2007, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Exactly, otherwise you may strip the driverside...

Exactly, otherwise you may strip the driverside gear trying to keep feeding it through



Does the motor actually stop before lifting the passenger arm? If so, then it very well may be the limit...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-12-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By livewirevoodoo
Sorry for the delay. Had problems uploading the...

Sorry for the delay. Had problems uploading the pics.

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