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Engine Work Part 5 – Refitting

The end of it? Well… Having done all of the hard work piecing the engine back together I simply needed pop it back in. It all sounds so easy, in those terms. Sadly, it never really is. Once I had the engine back together I used the hoist to manoeuvre it back into position in front … Continue reading

Engine Work Part 3 – Problems

That’s problems with the work, not the engine as such. I accept my 924 S for what it is, a cheap project, bit of fun, but a good car underneath. Well, it was once. I had also hoped that people working on the car had exercised the appropriate care and attention that it deserves. But, … Continue reading

Engine Work Part 2 – Strip Down

With the engine out it was time to get my hands dirty. Taking the engine out of the car, that was something I expected to take a little while. What I hadn’t allowed a lot of time far was removing all of the gubbins, yes, that’s an official Porsche technical term. Anyway, there were a few … Continue reading

Engine Work Part 1 – Removal

It was my moment to enter the big time. Mechanically speaking. Taking the engine out would be by far my biggest job to date. Why was I undertaking this? Well, following an inspection by JMG Porsche there was a long list of things wrong with the car, mostly oil leaking out all over the place. … Continue reading

Good Vibrations

The biggest change I could make to the car is… Changing the engine mounts. Mine were apparently shot, according to the guys at JMG Porsche. I had suspected there was something amiss in that department due to the excessive vibration at idle – so much so that the bonnet knocked against the top of the … Continue reading

It’s not pink, it’s Indian Red!

Well, okay, the car mostly looks a whitey pink… When I got the car the paint was in a slightly worse, bloomed, condition than I was expecting, and there were more dents and dings than I wanted. I wasn’t sure which to attend to first, the paint discolouration or the dings. Chatting with @FailCar who … Continue reading

Moment of Truth

Would there me any sharp intakes of breath? So, I had done my own assessment of the car, detailed in the appropriately titled, 924 S Road Test Assessment. Time had come to take it to the professionals for a true picture of what needed doing. Just to note; I had this done back in August, it … Continue reading

More than just a few bolts!

You just undo a few bolts, someone told me… I wish it was that straightforward to drop the rear axle on the 924 S. Alas, being a transaxle it wasn’t quite that simple. Why would one want to drop the axle? To fit my shiny refurbed petrol tank, naturally. So, simple job then; drop the … Continue reading

“Petrol”-head No More

Or how to enjoy fume free driving… I have a slight problem with the 924 S and a smell of petrol in the cabin. I bought a spare fuel tank to swap out for the one in the car and hopefully fix the problem, both are detailed in ‘Great Balls of Fire‘ and ‘The fuel … Continue reading

The fuel tank conundrum!

A 924 tank is a 924 tank, right? Not quite. Not even close. It seems that trying to match the fuel tanks on a 924 is like trying to find a bone marrow donor. Correction, like a layperson trying to find a marrow donor! But why would you need a donor tank? Well, the tanks … Continue reading

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