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I've got an 1983 944 I'm slowly bringing back as I drive it. The shifter is stock but has a momo knob, and since day 1 I've had it anything about 2500rpm it begins to rattle until at 4k it sounds like jack hammer in the car. The car had bad motor mounts so I knew she was getting excess vibration, so I didnt do anything with it. Now I just spend the money to replace motor mounts, belts, and a host of other things. The car is much smoother and quieter - except for the **** shifter. My wrench says there is no bushings or anything to replace, but didnt feel replacing the shifter would help much (why???) Anything I can do about this? The car is almost pretty and drives well, but the darn shifter noise make me want to sell it!!
I'm certainly no expert,but I'm in the midst of replacing the belt on my 83 model. According to my mechanic (who is a Porsche guy) the belts usually fail at startup. According to him most of the time you destroy valves, and the pieces fall and tear up pistons and rings. I bought a car that allegedly had the belt done 32k miles ago. I had it opened up to adjust/replace and sure enough my belt was missing 5 "teeth" on the cam belt. Paul, my mechanic, said I was probably less than 10 starts from complete belt failure! glad I listened to everyone here and just got it done. :renntech:
So my 944 (I've not picked it up yet) supposedly had the timing belt replaced 32k miles ago. The car is owned by a self proclaimed Porsche mechanic (probably legit though) who told me that replacement interval is 60k miles. Ive read different things online... anyone give me the solid data.
So I'm looking purchasing a 1983 944. Like most of the 944's i've looked at, the A/C blower runs, but no cold air. These seems to be the common symptom, but I've not heard what the cause is. Is it mostly a freon leak, bad compressor, or what?