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Old 07-27-2020, 11:41 AM
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TY, This basically replaces your old M3. I really liked it but wanted a Porsche HPDE.
You don't know how many times I've nearly PM'd you to ask for the contact info for whomever bought that car from you. But...No, nope, not going to do it.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:24 PM
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The car came with a Griffins, A/C conversion kit. The kit is from 2017 and was purchased by a PO. Armed with that info and a bit of internet knowledge I figured we would give it a shot. Picked up three cans of 134a from the orange big box store, $5.27 a can and a flush kit as well. My friend Mike dropped by this afternoon with a compressor to pull a vacuum and a set of gauges. The system was completely empty from the engine rebuild so we didn’t need to capture the old refrigerant. Lucked out the compressor was empty as well. Flushed the system and filled the compressor with oil using a syringe, added a whisper less than two cans of 134a. The numbers look good. We are at 59 degrees at the vent while idling with the windows open and the fan recirculating on full blast. We will see how it holds up.



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Old 08-03-2020, 02:46 PM
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Quick update:

The post a/c conversion test drive uncovered an issue with the fan speed. It only operated on high.

Love the internet, high probability is the fan speed resistor pack.

Details here:

http://944time.com/porsche/944-fan-speed-resistor.php

“She” had apple cider vinegar in the fridge, so we went with that.



One hour in the vinegar and one hour in the hot car soaking up the sun to dry, success.

We have all four fan speeds operating and functional a/c
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04 996 GT3 - HPDE
96 993 C4S -
08 535i - DD
19 Beetle Conv - Hers
01 Mustang - Kid

Sold: 86 951, 14 911-50, 79 911SC, 74 914/6, 11 997.2 C2S, 88 944, 16 GT4, 13 Boxster, 1973 914/4 2.0, 1980 911SC ROW w/3.2, 77 911S Targa, 1970 914GT 3.2, 71 914/4 2.4, 76 912E, 89 944S2, 1980 924 Turbo, 98 Boxster, 70 911T, 72 914, 75 914, 73 914, 87 944, 74 911, 72 914 - 97 M3, 06 M3, 95 M3, 98 328is, 95 530i, 95 328is

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Old 08-14-2020, 03:49 PM
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We're gonna be twinning at the track if you keep this car
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Old 08-14-2020, 07:53 PM
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Ha ha - if he keep this car... Of course he'll keep the car, but probably not long enough to get it to the track.
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Old 08-15-2020, 12:54 AM
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The progress continues. The OEM steering wheel needed work. The car came with an additional wheel also in need of recovering.

Found a slightly used Nardi, easy decision.

Need to find a Porsche horn button.

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18 GT3T -
11 997 C2S - Aerokit Cup
04 996 GT3 - HPDE
96 993 C4S -
08 535i - DD
19 Beetle Conv - Hers
01 Mustang - Kid

Sold: 86 951, 14 911-50, 79 911SC, 74 914/6, 11 997.2 C2S, 88 944, 16 GT4, 13 Boxster, 1973 914/4 2.0, 1980 911SC ROW w/3.2, 77 911S Targa, 1970 914GT 3.2, 71 914/4 2.4, 76 912E, 89 944S2, 1980 924 Turbo, 98 Boxster, 70 911T, 72 914, 75 914, 73 914, 87 944, 74 911, 72 914 - 97 M3, 06 M3, 95 M3, 98 328is, 95 530i, 95 328is

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Old 08-15-2020, 08:11 AM
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I like the burgundy interior..
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Old 08-15-2020, 12:43 PM
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I like the burgundy interior..
Thanks, it is in surprisingly good shape for 34 years.
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18 GT3T -
11 997 C2S - Aerokit Cup
04 996 GT3 - HPDE
96 993 C4S -
08 535i - DD
19 Beetle Conv - Hers
01 Mustang - Kid

Sold: 86 951, 14 911-50, 79 911SC, 74 914/6, 11 997.2 C2S, 88 944, 16 GT4, 13 Boxster, 1973 914/4 2.0, 1980 911SC ROW w/3.2, 77 911S Targa, 1970 914GT 3.2, 71 914/4 2.4, 76 912E, 89 944S2, 1980 924 Turbo, 98 Boxster, 70 911T, 72 914, 75 914, 73 914, 87 944, 74 911, 72 914 - 97 M3, 06 M3, 95 M3, 98 328is, 95 530i, 95 328is
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Old 08-15-2020, 12:47 PM
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Found another minor issue while working on the a/c.

You can still get these from the dealership at a reasonable price.

Nice DIY instructions with pictures here:

https://rennlist.com/forums/944-turb...with-pics.html

Before



After



A long test drive today it’s all good
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18 GT3T -
11 997 C2S - Aerokit Cup
04 996 GT3 - HPDE
96 993 C4S -
08 535i - DD
19 Beetle Conv - Hers
01 Mustang - Kid

Sold: 86 951, 14 911-50, 79 911SC, 74 914/6, 11 997.2 C2S, 88 944, 16 GT4, 13 Boxster, 1973 914/4 2.0, 1980 911SC ROW w/3.2, 77 911S Targa, 1970 914GT 3.2, 71 914/4 2.4, 76 912E, 89 944S2, 1980 924 Turbo, 98 Boxster, 70 911T, 72 914, 75 914, 73 914, 87 944, 74 911, 72 914 - 97 M3, 06 M3, 95 M3, 98 328is, 95 530i, 95 328is
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Old 08-15-2020, 12:52 PM
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Karl,
FYI. My understanding of 944 windshields is that its constructed with glass on the outside and laminate on the inside. I've read that suction mounts shouldn't be used on the interior, for fear of pulling the laminate away from the glass.

Also, on the subject on glass, how's the top of the rear hatch glass relative to the frame. When originally installed at the factory, there's some dimples in the glass that are almost flush with the edge of the frame. When the glass starts to pull away, the dimples are more evident. There's about 1/4 inch of glass between the dimples and edge of the glass; that lets you know if you're close to opening a gap. There was OEM black paint on the inside that also acted as a glue holding the glass to the frame. But UV deteriorates the paint, and eventually the glass can start pulling out. Another exacerbation is installation of new (more powerful) hatch struts that can actually cause the separation to worsen.

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