Reassembling My $500 Porsche 944 REVEALED Even More PROBLEMS

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The rumors are true, a cheap Porsche is the most expensive one you can buy. Sure my 1987 Porsche 944 hasn't cost me that much (around $3000) but it eats time like there's no tomorrow. When I'm done working on this car there may not be a tomorrow... We're in the home stretch now, the intake and exhaust go back together after tons of cleaning, fuel injectors had to be cleaned again, gaskets I wasn't expecting to replace had to be changed. At least now almost every gasket and seal on the engine have been changed. There only a little bit of work left so I should be able to drive this car again tomorrow!
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Flounder Gigging Charters
Flounder Gigging Charters 11 օր առաջ
The 944 is the 2nd worst Porsche ever made a close second to the 928 which was horrible. It wouldn't have been a good deal if you paid them $500 to get it. I know i owned one. The best option I bought was the full no deductible warranty from the Dealer bec the engine imploded and bent all the intake and exhaust valves. The 944s are good-looking, well-balanced to drive but a maintenance nightmare. For a real Porsche i recommend a 911 ie the 2007 and up with the Metzer engine and no ims problems.
Andrew Hirsch
Andrew Hirsch Ամիս առաջ
I enjoy JR's videos. But I question their name; not a lot of Going. How about WatchJRFix? Much more Fixing than Going. Still fun to watch thanks.
Virtual Vapes
Virtual Vapes Ամիս առաջ
I get a little "bring" when my wife tries on new lingerie for me. We've been married 16 and a half years. Nothing more satisfying than that "bring" on our wedding night. LOL. Not that I didn't take a few test drives beforehand. Anyways. I digress. Once again I'm loving the 944 content. Let me know when you're ready to sell, and I'm not trading my wife in for it. LOL
Jerry King
Jerry King Ամիս առաջ
Hey, JR, cork gaskets are very good. The problem is sometimes the are TOO THIN! If you suspect that, get thicker ones. Keep your oil changed regularly and they will be fine. And of course, do not over torque....Check this out..."Cork has a closed-cell structure that gives it excellent resilience. A layer can be compressed to around half its thickness and still recover when the load is removed. It’s also lightweight, flexible, and resists attack by water, many oils and even ozone. At around 275°F (135C) its upper temperature limit is lower than some elastomers, but that’s not its biggest weakness. Those are a vulnerability to mold, fungi and acid attack, and as an entirely natural material, its properties are somewhat unpredictable."
Kimo Andrews
Kimo Andrews Ամիս առաջ
Scotty and JR are doing their part to put Porsche in the dustbin of history alongside Pontiac, AMC, Oldsmobile, etc.
Brendan Prout
Brendan Prout Ամիս առաջ
Curious if you have already done this, or if you're going to fix the exhaust leak? It should purr when it runs. Makes the driving experience more Porsche and less hooptie (no offense to Tyler)
Jan Ամիս առաջ
Injectors should get an ultrasonic bath (not sure if that's the right translation), would be as good as new.
Jan Ամիս առաջ
@WatchJRGo Ah, didn’t know. Odd that one still didn’t do its job, then.
WatchJRGo Ամիս առաջ
Did that the day I bought the car 🍻
radstar Ամիս առաջ
Also can't watch it there's too many AM-posts ads.
radstar Ամիս առաջ
K swap it dude. Seriously at least it'll run reliably.
tempest411 2 ամիս առաջ
That balance shaft best is WAY too tight. You don't need a '$1000.00 tool' to correctly tension it, either. Check out: 920Xv6.1 Timing Belt Tensioning Tool 920X Timing Belt Tension Tool [920Xv6.1] - $178.27 : ArnnWorx Specialty Tools
tempest411 2 ամիս առաջ
For the NA there's a Volvo injector that's supposed to work pretty well. You can get sets of them rebuilt on E-Bay. Check the forums. They may even be the same Volvo pt# I installed in my Jeep last year...gas mileage went up 1.5-2mpg.
tempest411 2 ամիս առաջ
You can get a silicone rubber gasket for the rear cam housing cap...Or just seal it up with Permatex anaerobic sealant (NOT RTV).
A.J. W.
A.J. W. 2 ամիս առաջ
Great progress! Miss these kind of instructional videos. Definitely going to save someone a lot of time someday when they need this video!
Bret Ford
Bret Ford 2 ամիս առաջ
Has anyone figured out the top secret AM-posts announcement yet? I’ve seen other tubers mention it also
Maxima 2 ամիս առաջ
Do a video on your profit and loss per car and which ones you sold
William Borger
William Borger 2 ամիս առաջ
JR, as much as I like the car, I really like your attitude about the project. It's more about the journey and less about the destination. Amazed at the parts support for the vehicle. Great content.
Kevin Kyser
Kevin Kyser 2 ամիս առաջ
That car is a automotive work of art....I would work that hard to make it run great!
Michael Huey
Michael Huey 2 ամիս առաջ
JR, you SERIOUSLY need to wear a shirt that says: “ Cool Shirt, Not Like This!” 😊🤦‍♂️
1Haloninja 2 ամիս առաջ
I would genuinely buy that shirt
Blood Carver
Blood Carver 2 ամիս առաջ
Oooo...the rust on the brake cylinder makes my OCD tingle... :D
James Roberts
James Roberts 2 ամիս առաջ
I hope you plan on replacing those two fuel hoses over the manifold unless you like burned cars...looks like your jumper hose is fairly new.
Jason Ng
Jason Ng 2 ամիս առաջ
JR, did I miss what you did to your audi r8?
Floodx4 2 ամիս առաջ
Never realized how isolated Wichita was until I had to go to Belpre KS last weekend to pick up an engine. Not to mention ... WINDY AS HELL! .
Flies2FLL 2 ամիս առաջ
This engine has a rear cam cover because it is based upon the 928's V8 engine. On the 928, you could swap the heads from bank to bank because of this cam cover. Since these are SOHC engines with a timing belt, the camshaft needs to protrude from the head in order to mount the timing belt gear. If you move the head from one bank the other, the cam now protrudes from the other end. Remove this cover from one end and put it at the other end of the head and you are in business. Porsche later tried this swap-ability on the M96 engine in the first Boxster and water cooled 911, only they used a shaft under the engine to transmit torque to another timing chain at the BACK of the engine. The bearing for this shaft at the back was a ball bearing, and it is NOTORIOUS for failure, which in turn destroys the whole engine! Look up IMS failure some time.
thahitman2 2 ամիս առաջ
Anytime you encounter a cork gasket, clean the mating surfaces as best as humanly possible, dry them good then use the correct corresponding RTV instead of those garbage ass cork gaskets.
Flies2FLL 2 ամիս առաջ
So you've got $3000 tied up in this car. It is probably still worth more than that, especially if you use the right website to sell it eventually. In the meantime you have a really cool car that handles great and gets 30+ mpg. What's to worry about?
Bobby Taylor
Bobby Taylor 2 ամիս առաջ
How correct is the torque with a 10 inch long extension? Lol
Bobby Taylor
Bobby Taylor 2 ամիս առաջ
@WatchJRGo I always heard that the longer the extension the more torque loss but I could be wrong.
WatchJRGo 2 ամիս առաջ
According to the comments it makes no difference, I got blown up for suggesting there could be loss 🍻
a625 c625
a625 c625 2 ամիս առաջ
Nothing cheaper than a expensive Porsche
hugo blanco
hugo blanco 2 ամիս առաջ
I'd say Kswap that bad boy
SETH ANDERSON 2 ամիս առաջ
SIXPACFISH 2 ամիս առաջ
The Police are coming to take you away Ha, Ha! Their coming to take you away Ho, Ho! To the Happy Home! Where you can set and talk with Porsche mechanics all day long! And laugh, and Laugh, and LAUGH! And their coming to take you away Ha, HA!
Rex Lawrence
Rex Lawrence 2 ամիս առաջ
I like when 100 o/o Jake shows up.
tim 2 ամիս առաջ
what problem? you had the parts for what i saw needed done. BUT NO OIL that is a your problem , not the cars.
james E
james E 2 ամիս առաջ
I think this is my favorite car you own including the Camaro and that Audi thing
Mindy Turner
Mindy Turner 2 ամիս առաջ
Fuel damper. FTFY
Mindy Turner
Mindy Turner 2 ամիս առաջ
My prediction is he’ll have a haircut for his next video.
Heath Stickney
Heath Stickney 2 ամիս առաջ
I used to think that I wanted a 944. Thanks JR! You cured me of that.
James Myers
James Myers 2 ամիս առաջ
I was thinking that this would be a good test of a mechanic. If he personally owned and drove a 944, he should be able to work on my simple vehicles.
Ryan Colitz
Ryan Colitz 2 ամիս առաջ
since I aint seen her for along time I asume his chic left him cause of his obsession with cars... Keeping it together well. What a trooper. Wishing you well bro
dewdew34 2 ամիս առաջ
Can i come pour some gas on that thing and hope a smoker walks by ? 🙂
Janik Sch
Janik Sch 2 ամիս առաջ
Seeing the "fast erledigt" confused me, cause I'm from germany...
gregory891 2 ամիս առաջ
There is a term that is relavent here, as with many cars regardless of brand or model: deferred maintenance.
Bobbie Touch
Bobbie Touch 2 ամիս առաջ
As a fellow owner, it's not always fun working on them, but once it's back together, it's a dream. Started with an 83, then 84 and now 86 951. Loved each one.
Steve Luken
Steve Luken 2 ամիս առաջ
I think its funny that you read off part numbers and give instruction style commentary on your repairs for a Porsche 944 as if we're all in our garages repairing one else is doing this repair JR, just you lol. Love the channel!
Bumblebee4788 2 ամիս առաջ
Should of V8 swapped when you bought it, less headaches!
James Weaver
James Weaver 2 ամիս առաջ
Michael Lorenson
Michael Lorenson 2 ամիս առաջ
Why the hell are simple, common old Bosch Motronic injectors $400 apiece?!! They should be more like $50.
TheRoadGlideRider 2 ամիս առաջ
Too many commercials
martin carroll
martin carroll 2 ամիս առաջ
It seems that the engineers go out of their way to make cars tough to repair.
Philip R
Philip R 2 ամիս առաջ
I was looking for the reversing truck during the torque sequence.
Anubis_Inpw 2 ամիս առաջ
I love the rainbow rabbit. I don't take drugs or anything like that, did you notice the rabbit above the locker?
tinsinkplanes 2 ամիս առաջ
That is the problem with 33 year old cars that are used as daily drivers for most of their lives while much of it is not in a garage. Things just wear out.
mike heintz
mike heintz 2 ամիս առաջ
at 6:28 You should try out a carbide scraper for hardened gaskets. Eric from SMA recommended the Super Scraper I got it and it worked like a champ for my timing cover job I believe Lisle also makes them
Dyna 2 ամիս առաջ
Where did you get those cabinets?
Dyna 2 ամիս առաջ
@WatchJRGo Thanks
WatchJRGo 2 ամիս առաջ
Sams Club 🍻
Dave Tires
Dave Tires 2 ամիս առաջ
Open a John Ross used car lot Ha Ha 👍🇺🇸🤓
Jeff Barrett
Jeff Barrett 2 ամիս առաջ
Where’s Josh?
sean hershey
sean hershey 2 ամիս առաջ
You should easily be able to double your money...right?
truenorth179 2 ամիս առաջ
Ya know, I wanted one of these badly and I looked at many overpriced pieces of junk. The only Porsche I owned (a 911) was so expensive to keep running that I finally gave up on my dream. I had a turbo Supra which was ok but my 350Z is just bulletproof. Unless you're rich and don't care what anything costs and you can be without your car for weeks, don't even consider a used Porsche. ..
Michael 2 ամիս առաջ
Long Duk Dong would be rearry preased.
W G 2 ամիս առաջ
This balance shaft belt is too tight
WatchJRGo 2 ամիս առաջ
I backed it way off, in today's video 💯
supersim81 2 ամիս առաջ
Way too tight indeed. It should be surprisingly loose.
Float_Bowl_Gasket _
Float_Bowl_Gasket _ 2 ամիս առաջ
ima bout to fed ex you some hex ratchets because you're still using allen keys. it aint a skateboard...its a car!
M W 2 ամիս առաջ
Thanks for the video, been there (endless misery - and not a relationship😂), surprised you have any hair left (today's sponsor Rogaine). Stay focused on the tasks at hand, easy to say but what about this, what about that.
Vin Dejon
Vin Dejon 2 ամիս առաջ
Keeping it original might be good if you plan on resell it, but i cant keep thinking man that car would be so great with 2jz in it. Big up!
Zach S.
Zach S. 2 ամիս առաջ
Be sure your fun hose is secure or you might need to go to the doctor!
claysmell 2 ամիս առաջ
Finish him!!!
John Frese
John Frese 2 ամիս առաջ
give me a bmw 318 4 cylinder all day
WhiteG60 2 ամիս առաջ
You can get remanufactured OEM Bosch fuel injectors for $50 a piece. I know $200 seems like a lot vs the cost of the car, but $200 to never have to worry about it locking up on you again seems OK if you plan on keeping the car.
Paul Bahre AKA Crash
Paul Bahre AKA Crash 2 ամիս առաջ
I was thinking of this song when you were wrestling with the intake manifold.....
claysmell 2 ամիս առաջ
Bummer you couldn't get the head off. Why not spend some more time on it so it can handle the NOS and then make this your drift car instead!
stefan fann
stefan fann 2 ամիս առաջ
Love these projects!!! Best corner of the internet.
Mercedes Clasnic
Mercedes Clasnic 2 ամիս առաջ
"Fast erledigt" .... nice Better would be "fast fertig". "Erledigen" also means to kill somebody in german 😄 greetinx fm 🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹
torquemada67 2 ամիս առաջ
not really, eine Aufgabe erledigen bringt sie nicht gerade um, oder?
StarEquipment1 2 ամիս առաջ
I really enjoy 80s euro cars. I have learned through experience if you take on a project you don't really want to do, you will start to dislike the car. There will always be something to fix on these. When something breaks, if I don't feel like fixing it, I load it up and haul it to the mechanic.
I'd like to see you do injector and throttle body cleaning service and testing on a mid 90's chevy lt1
Bill Cooper
Bill Cooper 2 ամիս առաջ
Finally, a Video without any drama!
MJM’s Workshop
MJM’s Workshop 2 ամիս առաջ
So how much is a $500 Porsche?
MJM’s Workshop
MJM’s Workshop 2 ամիս առաջ
@WatchJRGo still better than a $500 BMW.
WatchJRGo 2 ամիս առաջ
Just a few thousand dollars 😂
Jim Colangelo
Jim Colangelo 2 ամիս առաջ
These are ripe for LS swaps - If you go to sell it I would recommend the next buyer do it. Needs a manual, and these engines are anemic. Good content though, congrats on getting it screwed back together JR.
dajiban 2 ամիս առաջ
The counter balance shaft belt tension appears too tight. When it's properly adjusted it looks dangerously loose; that's when it's just right. Too tight and it will whine like a bitch. Unless you've done a bunch of these you really need the special Porsche tensioning tool to get it right.
Nick Phipps
Nick Phipps 2 ամիս առաջ
That balance shaft belt is too tight by a lot,you need to be able to twist it in the centre of the longest straight by 180degrees yes you read that right 180 degree's of twist,90degree twist on the cam/timing belt
Joseph D'Angelo
Joseph D'Angelo 2 ամիս առաջ
I got to say I'm glad you're saving the old girl again. And you're right that is one of the longest four cylinders I have ever seen and probably one of the oddest. I can't say Porsche did a very great design on that Motor installation in general but it works I guess. And I bet it's fun to drive. John Ross I just like to tell you A lot of times I give you some s*** about stuff that's just the way I am don't mind me I'm sure you don't. But I will tell you I am enjoying your channel more more as I can practically look for a video every day and that does make my spirits come up. Thank you for that. I do like the mechanic side of stuff more than some of the other things that you do but it's okay I guess you have to take the good with the bad. Just like me compliments like this and then s*** on the other days. LOL. Anyway great video stay safe stay well and as always God bless.
Dragonstorm81 2 ամիս առաջ
All the videos i've watched of yours, all the work you do, all the expensive tools you have and i have 1 question: Why don't you have a table to work on in your garage? I see you sitting on the floor alot doing stuff and it makes me think that it almost seems like it makes things harder to do when your sitting on the floor as opposed to a work table, or atleast something thats close to stomach high so your not on the floor the entire time lol
Chris Gonzalez
Chris Gonzalez 2 ամիս առաջ
I also wonder why JR doesn’t have a shop table
Darin Carlin
Darin Carlin 2 ամիս առաջ
When do we get the ASMR video of bolts being torqued? I just want an hour of bolts being torqued to spec. I could fall asleep to that.
Coyote_notch_ Project
Coyote_notch_ Project 2 ամիս առաջ
I think you should find a nice Foxbody mustang... and bring it back to life.
Viking Man
Viking Man 2 ամիս առաջ
He would just work on Josh's Josh has a beautiful fox body mustang with a Chevy LS engine in it. If it had a Ford coyote engine instead it would of been perfect
Jack B
Jack B 2 ամիս առաջ
Oof I hate the electric torque wrench lol. I get it’s more precise but I like the click of a regular one.
Easton Eller
Easton Eller 2 ամիս առաջ
that balance shaft belt is way too tight and will be loud. The balance belt should actually be pretty loose. about half as tight as the timing belt.
Maybe Someday
Maybe Someday 2 ամիս առաջ
7:48 Plastic intakes? I think i just threw up.
Max Cichon
Max Cichon 2 ամիս առաջ
Using "injector cleaner" as o-ring lube really doesnt work very well, does it? I can see they are as dry as popcorn farts......
Matthew Casey
Matthew Casey 2 ամիս առաջ
Why not just buy a sheet of gasket material of the appropriate thickness and using the cork one trace out a new one?
Saurabh Ghoshal
Saurabh Ghoshal 2 ամիս առաջ
Best is to convert it to electric
Scott Lambeth
Scott Lambeth 2 ամիս առաջ
When you put "Revealed even more problems" in the video title I figured the timing was screwed up or something major that would cause you to tear back into it again.
Matt Ouzounis
Matt Ouzounis 2 ամիս առաջ
Just Coyote swap this thing and BLOW peoples minds lol.
Skip C
Skip C 2 ամիս առաջ
balance shaft belt looks too tight
Rekcuf690 2 ամիս առաջ
It's Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time....
Sam Lavery
Sam Lavery 2 ամիս առաջ
I’m actually rebuilding one around the same time. Do you want to get in contact because there’s a few things I’ve done that would help you and I’m sure you could give me some advice. Mine is a 1985 model
Miles Loretta
Miles Loretta 2 ամիս առաջ
Get the Porsche running and sell it.
joel guliuzo
joel guliuzo 2 ամիս առաջ
Who would buy a shirt from watchjr, if it said Cool shirts not like this. I would.
Charlie B
Charlie B 2 ամիս առաջ
You buy anything from over 30 years ago that doesn’t run and you’re gonna be spending a lot of money
HippyCow 100
HippyCow 100 Ամիս առաջ
not in my experience, and you kinda expect to spend some money since it is not running. you just have to buy the right cars
Charlie B
Charlie B 2 ամիս առաջ
@tempest411 I bought a 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS and I had to rebuilt transmission, fix like 4 leaks of fluids, brakes, steering system all worn etc.
tempest411 2 ամիս առաջ
I don't see where people get off thinking that any car of this age isn't going to cost them a fair amount in time and money to make it reliable, or buy any sports car and expect it to cost the same as an old Corolla...
Winged Horse Garage: A Fiero Channel
Winged Horse Garage: A Fiero Channel 2 ամիս առաջ
I recently heard Junkyard Diggs say “It’s like they started with one bolt and designed the whole engine around it.” That’s got to be the design criteria on the 944. John Ross, you’re the man ! 👍
Charlie B
Charlie B 2 ամիս առաջ
LS swap
absolute madlad
absolute madlad 2 ամիս առաջ
Get one of those rubber wheeles that are made to take gaskets off
kshitij tulsian
kshitij tulsian 2 ամիս առաջ
Needs a macco paint job
Jerry Lifsey
Jerry Lifsey 2 ամիս առաջ
An inexpensive car is the most expensive
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