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Engine out

This isn’t a repost, I’ve been meddling again… In January 2012 I removed the 924’s engine and spent some very cold evenings replacing the seals. It was, without a doubt, the biggest mechanical job I’d undertaken so I was delighted that I actually did it right; it didn’t blow up and improved the car’s performance. … Continue reading

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 4 – Repair

Putting the new bits on. Having stripped the engine down, the problem parts removed, it was time for the fun part, putting the new bits on and getting the engine back together. With the top dead centre located and the flywheel lock in place I was able to get on and remove pretty much everything … 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

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

Don’t start! Won’t start.

It happened for the second time today… For a while now the car has been running really well. Excepting that “really well” is a relative term. Once I got over the non-runner bump in this project the car has never failed to start. Apparently even when the garage were taking the fuel tank in and … Continue reading

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