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944S2 Valve Cover Oil Leaks at the Gasket

My cam cover is leaking oil due to failure of the paint in the groove that holds the gasket.  When removing the old gasket I found the seal between the head and the gasket to be clean and dry but the channel in the cam cover that locates the gasket was wet in two spots and there appears to be paint film firmly stuck on the gasket in the corresponding locations (missing from the cam cover).  Similar situation on a couple of the ring seals for the spark plug tubes.  Otherwise the gasket was in very good condition so it appears that oil was making its way "around" the flakes of paint and defea

944 Rear Main Seal Lube For Installation

I'm going at a slow pace in doing my clutch job, so I'm worried that whatever lube I use when I replace the rear main seal might not be effective when I finally start it up for the first time.  I've read some posts that say to use white lithium grease if it may sit a while, but other posts conflict with that.

Has anyone used white lithium, or should it be avoided?  Any suggestions appreciated.


89 944 2.7 Engine Shutting Down

My 89 944 2.7 sometimes, especially when I’m at the stoplight, is shutting down, I can try to restart the engine but nothing. If I wait 5 or 10 minutes, the engine is starting again and the car is running again for a few. Anybody know what I can do?





88 944S Clutch Replacement Questions

I'm changing the clutch on my '88 944s and am trying to get at the speed and reference sensors.  On this year and model, do I need to remove the air flow meter etc back to the intake manifold?  With the way the intake curves around by the firewall it looks like there isn't any other way.

Also, I'm only seeing a single connector for either the speed or reference sensor (see pic).  Anything else I've seen online has two connectors, an upper and lower.  Where is the other connector located? I guess I'll see when I can reach the speed and ref. sensors on the bell housing.

1991 944S2 Oil Cooler Hoses

I have a 1991 Porsche 944S2 coupe, manual transmission.  The oil pipes/hoses between the oil filter houisng and the oil cooler need to be replaced.  These have been on back order for more than 6 months.  I dont want to install used parts.  Any advice on a source for these oil pipes/hoses?

944 Turbo Timing Belt - While You're In There?

I'll be replacing the timing and balance shaft belts on my 1987 944 turbo this winter. I'll also take the opportunity to change the water pump and varous oil seals. Any other suggestions of things to do while I'm at it? does anyone have a list of required parts? Any suggestions with regards to the special tool required for seting the tension?

1991 944S2 Availability of Performance Camshafts

Is theref a shop makes performance camshafts for the 944S2 or can regrind them for a more aggressive profile? 

944 turbo timing belt

I have a 1986 944 turbo. The car is not driven very much. The mileage is 87,593.

The timing belt was replaced in 4/07 with 82,000 miles. Even though this was 10 years ago, I have only put

5600 miles on the car since then. Should the timing belt be replaced due to the age or because of the low mileage

useage, replacement of the belt is not required. The car is garaged and not driven hard, when driven.

944S Timing Belt Intervals

My wife and I are the proud owners of a beautiful 87 944S which we purchased over a year ago. The car has all service records since new. Since owning the car I have read countless articles/opinions on when to change the timing belts and also the cam tensioner/pads. I would like to get a valid answer on when these components actually need to be changed. We drive the car about 4 times a week and have put about 12k miles on it last year. We live in California so there is no rust or any type of rot on the car.


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