Saturday, 6 October 2018

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Porsche 944 Rear Knocking Noise

I recently found my Porsche 944 had developed a knocking noise coming from the rear of the car when driving over bumps and uneven surfaces so had the car jacked up to investigate. I checked all the suspension components, the shock absorbers, the anti roll bar and the various mounts for gearbox and rear axle. Nothing appeared to be amiss and I couldn't find any components that were loose or could be touching together to make any noises or sounds from the car.


Porsche 944 Rear Knocking Noise
Porsche 944 Rear Knocking Noise
After checking underneath the car I had the tailgate open to replace the toolkit and realised that I'd not looked at the spare tyre. Lifting the carpet I noticed that the bolt holding the spare wheel to the bodywork was loose meaning the wheel could move every time there was movement in the car. 

After tightening this back up the noise has gone and the problem of the knocking sound in the car has been solved.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Kent's Classic Car Show at Aylesford Priory 2018

I took my Porsche 944 to the Kent Classic Car Show at Aylesford Priory near Maidstone yesterday with TIPEC - The Indpendent Porsche Enthusiast Club. There was a great turnout of cars ranging from those dating back to the 1920s through to current vehicles - some clearly not classics!
Kent Classic Car Show Aylesford 2018
Kent Classic Car Show Aylesford 2018










Ford Escort RS Turbo G869KAH
Ford Escort RS Turbo G869KAH

Triumph TR6 NDH23J
Triumph TR6 NDH23J

Fiesta XR2 D562NOV
Fiesta XR2 D562NOV




Fiesta RS 1800i K856CJN
Fiesta RS 1800i K856CJN

Jaguar NWR470A


Sunday, 26 August 2018

1986 Porsche 944 2.5 Lux For Sale

Thanks to finding a Porsche 911 project I need garage space so unfortunately am needing to sell my 1986 Porsche 944 2.5 Lux. It's currently on eBay and Porsche forums for £6995 - a bargain for someone when the restoration work alone has cost over £8500.











Friday, 4 May 2018

New Windscreen Fitted to 944 & Radio Aerial Fixed

When my Porsche 944 was resprayed the windscreen was removed and refitted but unfortunately the screen wasn't aligned correctly so was slightly higher on one side meaning the rubber trim didnt sit flat.

National Windscreens in Rochester checked the car and agreed that it needed to be refitted so this week the car was booked in and left with them at their workshop for the job to be done.



As you can see the windscreen now fits flush to the body and even better the radio works properly as the new windscreen has the aerial built in and no longer suffers from corrosion on the connections!

Friday, 20 April 2018

Porsche Teledial Wheels Refurbished

After starting on the centre caps while the teledial alloy wheels from my Porsche 944 were away for refurb I decided to take the plunge and get some new tyres too. The existing tyres had plenty of tread and were still road legal but after checking the date code on the sidewall it was clear they were well beyond the recommended age. The date was showing 2004 so they'd been on the car for 14 years.

I arranged for new tyres to be delivered directly to the refurb company called Inspraytion



Monday, 16 April 2018

Porsche 944 Wheel Centre Caps Cleaned & Restored

The centre caps on my Porsche 944 were in pretty poor condition but when my wheels went to be refurbished the company were unable to do the caps too.
Originally I was looking to replace them but decided I had nothing to lose by trying to clean & restore them myself.



Amazingly when I'd applied Nitro Mors paint stripper to the caps and removed the multiple layers of old paint there was a huge amount of detail on the caps as can be seen below:




The level of detail in the centre cap was exceptional and had all been hidden by the layers of paint. Once cleaned I'm intending to polish the aluminium and use the caps as they are rather than applying more paint to them.