Porsche 944

My Porsche 944 Is The Neediest Car I’ve Ever Owned

I am on a never-ending quest to make my 1988 Porsche 944 an ideal daily driver. The car itself has all of the ingredients I want to fulfill this function – good visibility, great handling and brakes, comfortable and with good modern audio technology thanks to the new receiver and

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Project Season is Here. So What’s the Plan?

As I type this paragraph, a late summer shower is washing away the smoke from forest fires. NFL has just started to provide us with some much-needed entertainment. Our daughter is back in school. Technically, she’s in her bedroom, but she is receiving instruction and doing homework (or so she

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How My Porsche 944’s Clutch Gave Me a Heart Attack

The drive home from work in the fall of 2018 was pleasant enough. Clear and sunny weather, traffic opening up for my Porsche 944. The car had been a solid commuter to this point. Reliable, respectable gas mileage, good visibility and quite fun to drive with its summer performance tires.

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Making the 944 a Better Daily

When I purchased my 1988 Porsche 944, my daily driver was a 2017 Ford F150 Lariat. The Ford excels in comfort. Its suspension is competent, yet solid and quiet. The Coyote 5.0 V8 is smooth and powerful. The creature comforts (heated and cooled seats, Apple CarPlay, cameras covering each angle,

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In With the 944, Out With the Boxster S

I was commuting home in the F150, having just crossed Lake Washington on the 520 bridge. Heading east, I approached the end of the highway when my truck alerted me to a call. Thanks to Apple’s CarPlay, speaking hands-free is a breeze (this isn’t a product placement mention, but if

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Need Fulfilled – Porsche 944

Craigslist search: rear-wheel-drive, manual transmission, newer than 1980, less than $10,000. My quest for a new (used) car was set in motion. Such a search results in much nonsense, such as V6 Mustangs, 3-series BMWs that have been modified past the point of what a sane person would consider sane,

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1988 Porsche 944 Data Sheet

Oil Type: Valvoline VR1 Racing Conventional Motor Oil Oil Weight: 20W50 Oil Capacity: 5.8 quarts Oil Drain Plug Wrench Size: 17mm Oil Drain Plug Torque: 37 ft-lbs Oil Filter: Mahle OC 75 Oil Change Interval: 3,000 miles Spark Plugs: Bosch WR-7-DC+ (7900) Tire Pressure: 29 front, 36 rear Summer Tires: Continental ExtremeContact Sport SL, 205/55ZR16 front, 225/50ZR16 rear All Season

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