Dr. 944S2 gives us our Saturday lesson.
The video gives you a step by step tutorial how to replace the brakes at your Porsche 944. This video is deticated to the early models with the floating-frame calipers, where the rotors are inside the hub. The video shows you how to disassemble the hub and how to adjust the wheel bearing afterwards.
Das Video zeigt eine schrittweise Anleitung zum Wechsel der Bremsen an einem Porsche 944. Er richtet sich speziell an die frühen Modelle mit Schwimmsattelbremse bei denen die Bremsscheiben in der Radnabe verbaut sind. Das Video zeigt, wie man die Radnabe zerlegt und danach das Radlagerspiel wieder korrekt einstellt.
Jürgen, Dr. 944S2, is the Mister Rogers of 944 repair. in this video he explains how to replace the camshaft housing gaskets on an 8-valve 944 engine with such calmness and in such a friendly tone that it makes you wanna go and give him a bear hug...man, I love this guy.
some of us know, others are unsure, and a few haven't a clue, so Van Svenson explains exactly what goes on aft of your back side in a 944.
I dig this cat's style. going by the name Dr. 944S2, he presents a variety of repairs ranging from the simplest like this glove box hinge fix to the more complicated like re-welding the timing chain tensioner saddle in a friendly manner. wearing his signature red overalls, he makes everything look easy...hell, I'd like to give this guy a bear hug. roll 'em...
The 944 is an inherently versatile platform for nearly any activity, to those who know its capacity. Its economical, gets great fuel economy. Its practical, can fit 4 in a pinch. The hatchback trunk is huge and has a greater capacity for hauling than is immediately perceived. But there is one way that the 944 has come into its own in recent years, bringing our heroic model to grassroots motorsports.
American LeMons or Chump Car racing offers an easy point of entry into a very expensive pastime. Effectively, a $500 (net cost, you can sell parts off the car to get back to the cost target, and safety equipment, including brakes and tires, etc., is not factored into the equation) car is entered into endurance racing for over a dozen hours against other modest cars in a heated battle. This is a tremendous use case for the transaxle car. Many of us entered this model line, as it was inexpensive, yet if the 944 offered a great performance potential well at a given price point, this is it. It’s a simple three-step plan for us who know the model well enough to campaign it: Get a beater, sell everything that’s bolted down, build and race it.
In Portland, Oregon, there is a small Facebook group that has some rather interesting affiliations with this magazine. A few features and editors originate from there, perhaps it’s something in the water.