Links

A lot of this blog couldn't have been written without the help and advice from the various sources on the internet. Here is a list of what I have found to be the most useful sources of information out there.

FORUMS
  1. Pelican Parts 924/944/968 Forum - Great (USA) forum with really helpful members
  2. The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club Forum - Another great Porsche forum
  3. Rennlist - Good Porsche forum
  4. Porsche Club GB - Good forum for UK Porsche owners

BLOGS
  1. 944 Time - Good tutorials with pictures
  2. 944 Lux - Good tutorials with pictures
  3. Porsche 944 Repaint - Brilliant DIY tutorial on respraying a 944
  4. The Exit Wound - One man's Porsche 944 restoration project
  5. JoeZinn's Porsche 944 - 10 pages of info about his 944
  6. The 944.com - Useful information especially on DME tuning/repair

WEBSITES
  1. Clark's Garage - Excellent written tutorials, just wish there were more pictures
  2. Texas Blake - Tutorials with pictures for 944 Turbo, but most apply to standard 944's
  3. 924 Garage - 924 tutorials but some are applicable to early 944 models.

ONLINE SHOPS
  1. Pelican Parts (USA) - Must be one of the biggest online suppliers of Porsche parts
  2. Arnnworx - Makes specialist Porsche 944 tools for timing belt change + Excellent D.I.Y. links too.
  3. Porsche Shop (UK) - Reasonable selection of Porsche parts, a little on the expensive side
  4. Auto Atlanta - Very handy for quick part diagram references
  5. Rennbay - Another good collection of tutorials
  6. Berlyn Services (UK) - The place to get SWEPCO transmission oil for a Porsche 944
  7. Classic 9 Leather Shop - Specialising in dashboard and car seat re-upholstering for Porsches
  8. Only 944 - Manufactures his own modified Porsche 944 parts as well as selling OEM parts.
  9. Werk 924 - German 924 restoration site, 944 stuff coming end of 2013
  10. Pro-9 - Birmingham based Porsche service specialists (good price guide).
  11. Rayne Automotive - Uprated headlight wiring looms for Porsche 944

PORSCHE BREAKERS
  1. Porka Parts (UK)
  2. Pie Performace (UK Essex)
YOUTUBE
  1. Van Svenson - Loads of excellent video tutorials and Porsche racing videos
  2. irina25661 - Mainly Porsche S2 tutorials (in Russian but has English subtitles)

MISCELLANEOUS (General car mechanics and fault finding knowledge)
  1. Popular Car Mechanics - Good tutorial on checking source of car battery drains
  2. If It Jams - Useful general troubleshooting flow diagrams
TUTORIALS
  1. Auxiliary Air Valve - Solution to rough idle and cold start problem on early 944's
  2. Auxiliary Air Valve - Adjustment and testing videos
  3. Speedometer Fix - Early 944 speedometer bounce fix


More useful links to follow soon. 

If you are a Porsche related commercial business and want to advertise on my blog (I get roughly 5000 views a month) then drop me a message.

PLEASE POST QUESTIONS AT THE END OF THE RELEVANT TUTORIAL. IF YOUR QUESTION IS UNRELATED TO THE TUTORIAL IT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. IF THERE ISN'T A TUTORIAL TO MATCH YOUR QUESTION I RECOMMEND YOU TRY ONE OF THE FORUMS OR BLOGS IN THE LINKS SECTION.


6 comments:

  1. Hi Dave, Just wanted to let you know that Only944.com is also an online shop. Sells not only modified porsche parts to solve problems that porsche doesn't, but also original OEM parts too.

    http://www.only944.com/partscatalog/

    Thanks man. :)

    keep up the good work

    ~Lisha

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    1. Thanks, I'm still trying to figure out those hatch pin seats you make. Would be helpful if you could post up some more photo's of how and where you actually install them. I've read the description but can't see the rubber stoppers you mention or the place where they would go. I might be in the market for some if you can provide some more visual detail :)

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  2. Hi Dave,

    We have full instructions for the hatch pin seats and all the other parts we sell on the website. Here is the link for the Hatch pin seat instructions: www.only944.com/instructions/hpsinstructions.html The instructions are loaded with pictures and step by step instructions. There's also videos to help out, click the word Video at the top of the page. Please email me if you have any questions about the installation process, I'm glad to help.

    Kyle@only944.com

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    1. Brilliant that's exactly what I was looking for, no wonder I couldn't see where the hatch pin seats went, didn't realise they were actually part of the lock mechanism. I replaced my lock mechanisms with brand new ones two years ago because the old ones were seized and worn. I imagine the rubber hatch pin seats are in good shape because of this, so won't be in the market for your nylon ones just yet. Good tutorial though.

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  3. Dave,
    I was wondering where you got the screw on type drive dog for the sunroof mechanism? http://www.944foot2thefloor.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/how-to-repair-sunroof-on-porsche-944.html

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    1. I found someone selling the complete mechanism on ebay. The plastic drive dog you can get direct from Porsche (Part Number 944 564 425 01) like I did. The long worm screw cable it attaches to might be more difficult to source which came with my ebay lot, I can't see a part number for it.

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