I Had To BAIL On My Cheap Porsche 944 HEAD JOB *Nightmare*

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The $500 1987 Porsche 944 fixed itself a milkshake while I was driving it and started to heat up. I shut it down, trailed it home and started tearing it down. The headgasket is probably fine but I planned on changing it so I could put a nitrous kit on the car. Once I got to work tearing the front and top of the engine apart I found out the engine wasn't going to let me win, many of the bolts are impossible to get out. Looks like the oil cooler and the timing belt are all I'm going to be replacing on this car.
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sturdee bicycles
sturdee bicycles 8 օր առաջ
u might have compromised the seal under the cam shaft box by removing the bolts
rdnakx250 Ամիս առաջ
All stuck bolts on a 944 need heat. Also bang them hard with a hammer. You can also drill the heads off easily and then cam box comes right off.
bangoe Ամիս առաջ
You brought back the memories I had when working on my friends '86 944. Same problems...milkshake, frozen bolts, insulation on wires flaking off etc. Nightmare of a car. Dents on every panel. Body work was the fun part. Outside looked good. It finally threw a rod! I felt bad when a neighbor bought one for transportation to go to work. I didn't say anything since he already had it. A month later it went in his garage and I never saw it again until he moved away a year later...it was on a flatbed.
Rob Simpson
Rob Simpson 2 ամիս առաջ
Impact Allen socket with some PB Blaster soaking might have worked. I’ve had a lot of bad luck using breaker bars snapping bolts so now on every job I always soak the nuts and bolts with PB Blaster first then I use an impact gun if it can fit.
Roger Overson
Roger Overson 2 ամիս առաջ
Why did you mark the timing belt since you had a new one going on?
james James
james James 2 ամիս առաջ
mrgoodbar216 2 ամիս առաջ
All this stuff you cant show us! You’re worse than my prom date
sunnohh 2 ամիս առաջ
She is not going to hold together with nitrous....fact
shakey 2 ամիս առաջ
I've definitely had the same experience with old cars. Sometimes I win.... and sometimes the old car wins.
MrGoose 2 ամիս առաջ
So you’re finally getting your own shop I guess?
logun1970 2 ամիս առաջ
Cliff notes: I'm JRGO, lots of talking, shiny object syndrome, disassembly of some stuff and I didn't get anything accomplished. Like, Share, Subscribe, more talking.
MJM’s Workshop
MJM’s Workshop 2 ամիս առաջ
I’m not against nitrous but not on this car.
Steven Plaskett
Steven Plaskett 2 ամիս առաջ
did you not watch casey putch video on doing a 944 head job? he covered it in pretty good detail
matthew sanders
matthew sanders 2 ամիս առաջ
944 head gaskets are actually surprisingly easy to do. I’m surprised you had so much issues with yours. Hey the long Allen’s from harbor freight. Check out Edredas on AM-posts he is a master 944 mechanic with lots of helpful videos
RC Hobbyist Extreme
RC Hobbyist Extreme 2 ամիս առաջ
I just finished replacing the timing chains and guides in my Nissan Quest 04. It turned out to be quite the job as so many things had to be removed. The book said the engine needs to come out but the book is wrong. I remember my Brother in Law having that same car in Red. He ended up selling it after getting married and having kids. Something about no longer being practical. Hummm!
Tolkien Leung
Tolkien Leung 2 ամիս առաջ
Do not use the ball-end type hex, known to snap off when trying to break them loose. Just get a long and inexpensive metric set.
stevescubas 2 ամիս առաջ
You are a spoiled brat
Boris Mospan
Boris Mospan 2 ամիս առաջ
I once had to use a long prybar thru an oil filter on a Renault 5, that happens when ignorant mechanics put in on too tight.
Jordan Zalob
Jordan Zalob 2 ամիս առաջ
I think you should still try and do it! I was excited to see you do the job, since I’m trying it this winter. :-)
James Bryant
James Bryant 2 ամիս առաջ
Did you sell the R8?
marty rowe
marty rowe 2 ամիս առաջ
Get a chain wrench , works great on stuck filters , use to work for john deere and had hydraulic filters that had not been off in 20 years , chain wrench was only thing that would take them off.
ChuddleBuggy 2 ամիս առաջ
Guess it's typical of German luxury cars to be a nightmare to work on, hence the big bill that goes with their repair. Seems the designers focus too much on performance and cost-effectiveness of manufacture and leave no thought for ease of maintenance.
johnsonsl944 2 ամիս առաջ
Put the spray on the Z. That poor 944 won’t hold much and you’ll just end up with it looking like the hoovie Prius.
Grove Hill Audio
Grove Hill Audio 2 ամիս առաջ
Change the belts. It’s good insurance while you are in there.
Jonas Larsson
Jonas Larsson 2 ամիս առաջ
Awful audio :(
Jeff Pinson
Jeff Pinson 2 ամիս առաջ
You sometimes have to tap those, but yes a socket allen is required. They will come out.
Samuel Thomas
Samuel Thomas 2 ամիս առաջ
I’ve had my 85.5 944 for 1.5 years and have done a full clutch job, belts, injectors, vacuum lines, etc. Time, the right tools, and loads of patience are required to successfully maintain in the home garage but so rewarding when done right.
Michael Garcia
Michael Garcia 2 ամիս առաջ
For these cars its better to drop the engine to do these big jobs on them. Thats what we did on mine. Easier to get access to everything
Matt Miles
Matt Miles 2 ամիս առաջ
With all that teasing JR Garage just became a AM-posts stripper!
Stewart Harrison
Stewart Harrison 2 ամիս առաջ
The oil filter on my 2003 Ford Expedition 4.6 2v was stuck like that. And an old lawnmower that was working on for my in-laws.
nocondition 2 ամիս առաջ
The tune aint ready???
Mike E
Mike E 2 ամիս առաջ
Dude, the volume level in your uploads is gonna blow my tv speakers.
docwyte 2 ամիս առաջ
Having put an LS into my old 944 Turbo I'd never do it again. The motor doesn't fit that well and with the small frontal area of the 944 it's hard to keep the motor cool. It also takes many expensive bespoke parts to get in the car.
Me007Gold 2 ամիս առաջ
The big news is he bought a house with a big shop, right?
Troy Y
Troy Y 2 ամիս առաջ
All else fails, LS swap it!
Phillip Gardner
Phillip Gardner 2 ամիս առաջ
I love this old Porsche
Jim Colangelo
Jim Colangelo 2 ամիս առաջ
You could swap one of the diesels from B is for Build's boat debacle into it..
Michael Keyser
Michael Keyser 2 ամիս առաջ
When are you going to convert this car to a manual? I love your videos but I’m sorry your 944 is my least favorite car to watch because in the back of mind I know it has a dirty nasty slush box.
Steve B
Steve B 2 ամիս առաջ
Those cars are best on a poster or in your 80's memories!
Tony Tisei
Tony Tisei 2 ամիս առաջ
I have to ask....Where is Amber lately.....asking for a friend
Andrew Hillman
Andrew Hillman 2 ամիս առաջ
The 944 is not fast but has a great feel, hope it’s back on the road soon.
Steven Williams
Steven Williams 2 ամիս առաջ
way too many shameless plugs. I pay for no commercials
William Edward
William Edward 2 ամիս առաջ
Awesome...Getting the R8 back just in time for winter!!!
Larry Knox
Larry Knox 2 ամիս առաջ
So... a projects update video then.
Peter Macklin
Peter Macklin 2 ամիս առաջ
How do you spend a small fortune to keep an old Porsche running? Start with a large fortune.
Hugh Keith
Hugh Keith 2 ամիս առաջ
You need an old school hit it with a hammer impact and a half inch socket long allen key. This is the only way to deal with tight allen head bolts without stripping them, even high tensile (iso)10.9's or 13's will strip with a regular bent key. Use a drift to shock the bolt a few times before you try to loosen is advisable also. If they do strip its no big deal, just drill the bolt head off, remove cover etc then weld a nut onto the bolt stem and remove.
Tommy Hijmensen
Tommy Hijmensen 2 ամիս առաջ
Jr,why nitro? Upgrade youre enigineblock into a turbo one !
ROBERT DAVIS 2 ամիս առաջ
I don't know Davey, my 1987 944, it was just a matter of time after Porsche rebuilt engine (3 times) your coolant gauge will go up again because it is getting oil mixed with coolant, may take 1 thousand miles to happen again, but trust me on this one, it will fail, taking that car to auction was the best move I ever made.
Vociferon - Herald of the Winter Mists
Vociferon - Herald of the Winter Mists 2 ամիս առաջ
Guesses on how much he dropped on this one: $5,000, $10,000 if he had to pay for his parts and labor????
Aaron John Dela Cruz
Aaron John Dela Cruz 2 ամիս առաջ
i think it's easy to drop the engine and fix it outside the car rather than doing it on a very tight spaces and so that you can use a best tool to remove that stubborn bolts
claysmell 2 ամիս առաջ
It's a sad day when JR can't get it done - welcome to my world!
G H 2 ամիս առաջ
What T shirt is that if not FCP Euro?
Sdmoparman in SD
Sdmoparman in SD 2 ամիս առաջ
Get some real tools you... tool... Using allen wrenches like a child? Get some allen sockets.
craig orford
craig orford 2 ամիս առաջ
If you stop talking and do a little more work,the Porsche would be fixed in a couple of vlogs,are you trying to make a 40 episode series??
Taunuslunatic 2 ամիս առաջ
Replace the belts as a matter of course or you'll regret it.
Someone Bald
Someone Bald 2 ամիս առաջ
You forgot the number one rule of car repair: If it ain't broke DON'T FIX IT!!
Todd Robertson
Todd Robertson 2 ամիս առաջ
Any one know what happened to the Audi ? 😟
Keirdo69r 2 ամիս առաջ
944 my favourite from your fleet, just love those things
Samuel Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriguez 2 ամիս առաջ
As for your R8 , sheepy race
The patient angler
The patient angler 2 ամիս առաջ
Hello J&J autowrecking
Nick Phipps
Nick Phipps 2 ամիս առաջ
I knew those allen bolt's would stop you lol
Jay Johnston
Jay Johnston 2 ամիս առաջ
Sometimes you have to have the wisdom to Stop and ReAssess @WatchJRGo, Just leave it standard they were built and designed to cope with "X" amount of horsepower! The Auto box won;t cope with Nitrous end of story! If you want to do burn outs get the Rolls finished If you want to go quick Drive the R8 or Nitrous the Z350 But Please leave the Porsche alone !
Shy mew
Shy mew 2 ամիս առաջ
ok i havent watched the video yet but ls swap it or 2jz yep
Nick Axaris
Nick Axaris 2 ամիս առաջ
Head Job in australia is colloquial for what you guys call a blow J-- You can fill in the rest
andru boz
andru boz 2 ամիս առաջ
getting nothing done is the real authentic backyard mechanic experience. makes those days when progress happens mean something.
Pantelis Christidis
Pantelis Christidis 2 ամիս առաջ
They did this engine out...
CP Johnston
CP Johnston 2 ամիս առաջ
It really doesn't matter what U say .
VSpec Logs
VSpec Logs 2 ամիս առաջ
Next Porsche Update: JR at the Car Ninja's
Williams family
Williams family 2 ամիս առաջ
Do something completely different 3 rotor it
Zinammo 2 ամիս առաջ
Porsche video starts at 6:00
LetTheWookieWin 2 ամիս առաջ
Head job!!!!!! 😂
Timothy Leary
Timothy Leary 2 ամիս առաջ
JR: Hey can I put gas in your car ? ME: No.
Timothy Leary
Timothy Leary 2 ամիս առաջ
It's...hard to believe...you couldn't fix it...with the impact...
johnkolk1970 2 ամիս առաջ
if you do a job like this on a 944 take the engine out and also replace the big end bearings there notoriusly weak
m b
m b 2 ամիս առաջ
Put valve grinding compound on the allen bit before loosening.
tempest411 2 ամիս առաջ
Nightmare? What? I've taken a few of these apart that had been together for 30+ years. Those Allen-head bolts in the cam housing come out just fine if you use the CORRECT tool, which is a high quality long 6mm hex socket (NO BALL END!!). I had no problem at all. They're not torqued to some high spec (20NM). Since you don't have any information on the car at all, the only sensible thing would've been to do the head gasket, replace the rod bearings, water pump, belts and rollers, oil cooler seals, and all the sensors while you're at it.
Uathankicks 2 ամիս առաջ
Spray the 350! Way more fitting
Anom Amos
Anom Amos 2 ամիս առաջ
Impact driver with Allen bit.
Coastal Auto Reaction / The C.A.R. Guys
Coastal Auto Reaction / The C.A.R. Guys 2 ամիս առաջ
100th try watching and now it seems to actually work! Got an error screen forever now I’m here buds!
Alex P
Alex P 2 ամիս առաջ
blaakrose 2 ամիս առաջ
You should consider calling Johnny the car ninja for help on getting those bolts out.
ken cooper
ken cooper 2 ամիս առաջ
Ill buy it fot 500
Chris PLACE 2 ամիս առաջ
Hi Jr From Vermont
Dirty Comment
Dirty Comment 2 ամիս առաջ
What camera do you use
Buck Cannon
Buck Cannon 2 ամիս առաջ
After listening to John Ross, PLEASE do not purchase a vehicle from any company that rents cars! 😂😂😂
Sean Coxe
Sean Coxe 2 ամիս առաջ
"...hours and hours getting nothing done...." I know that feeling, and it sucks big-time.
George 2 ամիս առաջ
JR, you're a legend. 'want to spray it' hahaaha! yes!
User Anonymous
User Anonymous 2 ամիս առաջ
its trumps fault
Blue_Oval 555
Blue_Oval 555 2 ամիս առաջ
Ya Big dummy obviously you didn't advocate what you preach by not have doing the BG Dynamic Engine Treatment prior pushing the fick outta that hoopties engine.Bigtime Fail...
sfallier 2 ամիս առաջ
Did you just say queuepons?
CR7659 2 ամիս առաջ
Boy youtube is all messed up, I look at Cleetus Macfarlane it looks like Cowboy Car Crushing, I come over here "I gotta spray something" now I think I'm back at Cleetus' page. What next, Hoovie buys a car from Copart?
Richard Farmer
Richard Farmer 2 ամիս առաջ
Great news on the Audi, can't wait to see it back. You seriously needed a new steering wheel for the 350 Z and that car needs nitros.
itsnotme07 2 ամիս առաջ
We've all had days like this. Some more than others lately. On the garage floor....time for an epoxy coating, or at least those interlocking floor coverings. That guy who designed the oil filter...he's probably long since retired from Porsche....just sayin. haha.
Stephen Fitzpatrick
Stephen Fitzpatrick 2 ամիս առաջ
He said q-pons 😂
Craig Schnagl
Craig Schnagl 2 ամիս առաջ
Needs a little honda engine swap, maybe a ford ecoboost (lol)????
Erick R. Gonzalez Mier
Erick R. Gonzalez Mier 2 ամիս առաջ
I do not feel comfortable with a hammer over the engine, it's spooky.
Ted Striker
Ted Striker 2 ամիս առաջ
I owned two 924's, and they had rabbit engines in them. I suspect the 944 just has a bored out rabbit engine.
tempest411 2 ամիս առաջ
The old 924S had VW based engines in them. In '82 the 944 was introduced with an entirely different engine. It's basically half a 928 engine. The 924S has the same engine. It has nothing in common with the older VW derived motor, other than being liquid cooled and running on gasoline.
Tom The Plummer
Tom The Plummer 2 ամիս առաջ
The tale of all 944 stories begins at the head. 😏
William Flores
William Flores 2 ամիս առաջ
How does your channel keep appearing on my AM-posts page 😖
Mary Shasteen
Mary Shasteen 2 ամիս առաջ
What is up with that rainbow rabbit lol been seeing it in your videos just curious
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