One of the first things I did when I bought Gretchen was inspect the timing chain and wear pads on the tensioner. The car's documentation told me the pads were only a few years old, and upon inspection they showed very little wear.
Friday, February 25, 2022
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
For the most part, the remaining work that was done in 2020 to get Gretchen on the road is pretty standard 944 stuff, like seals, belts & rollers. Since that information is everywhere on the internet, I'll be going through it as briefly as possible, so I can move on to other, more interesting topics, while bringing up a few things you may not have heard about before - icb.
Monday, June 7, 2021
The door panels on many pre-plastic-everything era cars are made from what looks like beefed-up egg carton material. The door panels on the 944 fit this description, and unfortunately for us of the Porsche Enthusiast persuasion, this type of door panel material doesn't hold up well under the onslaught of moisture, multiple remove-and- re-install cycles, and car stereo installation weenies.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Last time we discussed the use of magnesium in the engine bay of the Porsche 944S, and also looked at some unexpected corrosion damage inside the cam timing gear housing. Now we'll get into the repairs that were done to the magnesium intake manifold.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
The last installment of Gretchen's Blog showed how the stripped aluminum threads in the air flow meter were repaired. This time we will discuss the magnesium engine parts and the repairs that they needed.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Feb 16, 2020 - Gretchen's engine had many threaded holes that were stripped. Repairing the mounting holes for the Air Flow Meter with Heli-Coil screw thread inserts and replacing the mismatched hardware with the correct parts was next on the list of things to do.