In late 2006 my passion for Porsche that had been kindled by owning a boxster lead me to search for a 911. In February 2007 I found a lovely, well used 964 carrera 2 coupe in GP white and embarked on a new adventure. This running report is about my 964 that would be used for high days, holidays and track days and be a 'project car'. It wouldn't matter if it spent time waiting for things to be fixed as it wouldn't be used as a daily driver.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Engine Rebuild - Final Part (Mar 10)

By the end of March 2010 the engine was back in where it belongs:

A much tidier, cleaner engine bay. The aftermarket air con pump is gone and its retaining bracket cut down. The rest of the piping to the front and the air con rad has been taken out which has removed 28 Kg from the car.

The gear box was cleaned up, leaking shaft selector seal changed, new clutch slave, hose and hard line fitted.

After a 30 mile test drive the bottom of the engine is looking dry:

Waiting on the ramp for final checks and some wax oiling before I picked it up the next week:

Here's the complete list of what I had done:

Full top and bottom engine rebuild that includes all seals and fluids, cam chains, valve guides, piston rings, cylinder (dialever) studs, oil through pipes and main bearings.

Other new parts fitted were:

Valve springs
Top hats and retainers
Little end bearings
A new rocker
Engine temperature sensor
Starter motor
Gearbox shaft selector seal
Flexible heater hoses for heat exchangers
Power steering feed pipe
Power steering pump belt
Crankcase breather pipe
Clutch slave, hose and hard line
Oil feed hose and pipe
Flywheel and clutch bolts
Engine cowell
Valve shims
Cat bypass pipe
Various inserts machined into covers and cases
Powder coating of tins, valve covers, engine carrier and fan
Rubber intake stacks
Distributor caps
Chain guides

A very thorough overhaul that should serve her well for many years to come!

Engine Rebuild - Part 4 (Mar 10)

Pic from underneath (a nice touch is that they've split the heat exchangers and replaced the aging gasket and bolts that had turned to rusty blobs):

From the top (tins now look new courtesy of powder coating and new inlet chambers are being fitted):

Pic showing the shiny new oil return tubes:

My lower aluminum billet valve covers which have been skimmed to stop them leaking:

Upper valve covers have been powder coated grey:

So has the fan:

Box of new bits still waiting to be fitted: