Saturday, February 6, 2021

Winter Projects 2019/20 - Pt 7 - Intake Manifold Thread Repair

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

Winter Projects 2019/20 - pt 6 - Magnesium Engine Parts, Camshaft Timing Gear Housing Repairs.

 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

Winter Projects 2019/20 - pt 5 - Repairing the AFM mounting threads.

 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. 

Monday, December 21, 2020

Winter Projects 2019/20 - pt 4 - Fresh Hardware for Gretchen, Balance Shaft Re-seal, Battery Tray TLC

Hardware refresh, sheet metal accessory painting

Feb 8-12, 2020 - What I really wanted to do was replace all of Gretchen's engine bay hardware with new yellow zinc plated pieces, and have all the sheet metal parts re-plated in the original zinc chromate finish. But, being on a limited budget, that's not exactly what I did.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Winter Projects 2019/20 - Part 3 - Front of Engine cleaning and Throttle Body rebuild


Cleaning the front of the engine

January 1, 2020 - I realize that two consecutive blog posts focused on cleaning a greasy engine is not very interesting to read about, so I'll try to be as brief as possible here. Being tedious, repetitive work, I found I often put myself  "on autopilot" as I cleaned.