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turboswede
turboswede MegaDork
2/21/15 8:17 p.m.

Well, its been way too long, but its up and running once more. Hopefully for good this time. It didn't help that I caused the headgasket issue. Also I lost my job briefly so that made it difficult to spend money on car parts or once I was employed, find time to work on the car again, etc.

So here's the damned hose that failed:

Of course this prompted me to replace all of the coolant hoses under the hood, because that is exactly what they expected me to do....

Reassembly time, figured I should dress things up a little with some red paint:

Here it is running:

http://vid148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/fiat22turbo/Porsche951/1395F821-06D6-46CE-9E04-662D5146AE63.mp4

Of course as soon as I go to drive it around the block? The steering rack puked all over the place. Lovely. Back to the garage!

Don't have any pics of the rack rebuild, but I replaced the tie-rod ends and front wheel bearings while I was at it.

Of course one tie-rod end had to fight me:

Replaced the worn out UY turbo transaxle with an 89 944 S2 transaxle (better gearing, same top speed.)

Replaced the cap, rotor and plugs because I might as well:

So that should be it, right? New HG, FOES parts, Rebuilt rack, new lines, tie-rod ends, and transaxle. Yeah, no.

Oil cooler line started leaking, so that mean I should pull the oil cooler housing off and replace that gasket. berkeley.

And here it is running again:

http://vid148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/fiat22turbo/Porsche951/88822CA6-3D6B-41F1-B6CE-FD8146D08FD9_1.mp4

and I'm done. The car will get a few minor things fixed up and its being put up for sale. If you're interested, hit me up with a message here. I'll eventually post a link to CL/eBay where it will be put for sale.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
2/21/15 9:56 p.m.

For sale you say? Hmmm...

turboswede
turboswede MegaDork
2/21/15 10:14 p.m.

In reply to Javelin:

Yup! I'd love for it to go to a good home and I think you'd enjoy it (well you did when you drove it briefly) especially with the better gearing from the S2 box. PM me and we can talk more.

turboswede
turboswede MegaDork
5/11/15 10:20 p.m.

Officially for sale:

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/open-classifieds/1988-porsche-944-turbo-s-silver-rose-8k-obo-115k-portland-or/101637/page1/

Petrolburner
Petrolburner HalfDork
5/11/15 10:37 p.m.

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