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Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-20-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Dark Skies
I got a much better deal from Porscheshop today. ...

I got a much better deal from Porscheshop today.

Cam Belt
Balance belt
All new rollers / bearings
New water pump (might as well whilst they're in there).
All seals / gaskets
Assuming all...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-19-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Dark Skies
Yeah, unfortunately the belt has snapped. ...

Yeah, unfortunately the belt has snapped. Checked that this morning.

I could do it myself if I had the time but I've already got a 944 up on jacks with the bulk of an engine out with a spare...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-19-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Dark Skies
Nope the guy even said it without laughing down...

Nope the guy even said it without laughing down the phone at me.

It has to be said that this particular specialist likes to cater for the 911 tuning crowd and is probably used to asking for and...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-19-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Dark Skies
Well ... I've had a bit of a shock. I rang up...

Well ... I've had a bit of a shock. I rang up the nearest independant Porsche specialist to me and they reckon they charge 1000 just to change and adjust the cam and balance belts under routine...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-17-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Dark Skies
Well that's not so bad. I have a spare car for...

Well that's not so bad. I have a spare car for parts. If numerous valves are really shot I can supply another head.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-17-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Dark Skies
Actually the guys that did the belt install are...

Actually the guys that did the belt install are pretty good - albeit a tad expensive. Until it's had the cover off all I got is speculation but I'm guessing it's an oil contamination issue - the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-17-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Dark Skies
Cam belt snapped.

Bugger. I was tootling along at 30 mph when the car just coasted to a stop - like I'd run out of fuel. No warning. No noise. Just glided to a stop. Called the roadside recovery outfit and the guy...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 04-05-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,133
Posted By Dark Skies
When you roll them down manually does it feels...

When you roll them down manually does it feels like it briefly catches? Could be the headlamp trim screws are backing out and catching.

Also ... dodgy relay perhaps. Try wiggling it - could be...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 03-28-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Dark Skies
If you're getting an aftermarket replacement...

If you're getting an aftermarket replacement cover (I've bought several of these) you'll find the slot for the release lever has to be cut yourself so it doesn't matter.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 03-27-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Dark Skies
Looking at the pet drawing you should.

Looking at the pet drawing you should.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 03-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Dark Skies
According to pet they're the same part number -...

According to pet they're the same part number - 944 624 021 03
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 03-26-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By Dark Skies
You really should get those belts done before you...

You really should get those belts done before you do anything else. After five years standing they will have developed a 'set' and are liable to break. These are interference engines and when the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 03-25-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
Posted By Dark Skies
Sometimes the low idle is down to a poor ground...

Sometimes the low idle is down to a poor ground between the engine and the firewall. Try running a booster cable from the engine to the negative terminal on the battery with the car running and see...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 03-19-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By Dark Skies
!. "Warning Sharp Bend" Yeah, right. 2. Fast...

!. "Warning Sharp Bend" Yeah, right.
2. Fast not Flash.
3. It's easy to work on.
4. It's reliable.
5. I can get all my rifles in the back.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 03-11-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By Dark Skies
I wouldn't go to the extreme bother of removing a...

I wouldn't go to the extreme bother of removing a quarterlight to retrieve keys when it's so easy to open the car with a screwdriver in two minutes.
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-27-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Dark Skies
I've come across this on high mileage 944s. I...

I've come across this on high mileage 944s. I would chuck them if you can feel the groove. What tends to happen is that the inner race of the bearing resting on this area will crack due to the...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-25-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Dark Skies
Bloody nice car! I'd have had it in a shot if...

Bloody nice car! I'd have had it in a shot if it'd been this side of the pond.

http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/speedlines_017re.jpg
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-22-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Dark Skies
I used a fistful taken from small Ford hatchbacks...

I used a fistful taken from small Ford hatchbacks - pretty much identical.

Here, this guy on Ebay sells a selection of them for not much money - USA based too. Worth asking if he does colours.
...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-15-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Dark Skies
What's that orange stuff around your sump plug? ...

What's that orange stuff around your sump plug? Some kind of instant gasket residue? Why does the drain plug look so battered? Cowboy mechanics?
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-13-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Dark Skies
In my experience theres four things that cause...

In my experience theres four things that cause this.

Sometimes the washer motor comes adrift - and fouls the headlamp.

Sometimes a wire or some other obstacle resting on the washer bottle fouls...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-09-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Dark Skies
You'd need a generous length of the doner...

You'd need a generous length of the doner fusebox's loom but I don't see why your existing loom going to the fusebox couldn't be spliced with some quality snap connectors. There would probably be...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-08-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,671
Posted By Dark Skies
The grp covers are okay for hiding the cracks but...

The grp covers are okay for hiding the cracks but they never seem to fit really well. They are acceptable but noticeable.

I had the 928 leathershop make me a right hand upholstered cover...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-01-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,521
Posted By Dark Skies
Coming up to the 90,000 (for the first time -...

Coming up to the 90,000 (for the first time - bought it at 62,000 miles two years back).
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 02-01-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By Dark Skies
It could be something really simple like the...

It could be something really simple like the filter in the fuel tank (before the fuel pump) is on the verge of being clogged to the point where it has become noticeable. Do you remember if you had...
Forum: Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum 01-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dark Skies
I usually fill up with Esso (Exxon) - I worked in...

I usually fill up with Esso (Exxon) - I worked in their R&D test driving dept for seven years so I guess it's just brand loyalty. My Uncle is a big deal Shell manager - I used to wind him up by...
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