This 10 CENT Part Caused My Porsche 944 ENGINE TO FAIL *Oil Cooler Repair*

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The $500 1987 Porsche 944 is the project that doesn't want to end. I've been working on it for a couple days and it's still not fixed. I finally removed the oil cooler housing and found lots of issues, bad o-rings, crushed and swollen gaskets. After testing the oil cooler element and tons of cleaning the oil cooler is ready to be reassembled and I can move on to replacing the timing set.
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Ken Lendener
Ken Lendener 6 օր առաջ
Having had old. VW, Porsche, Audi. I think this is how it went. Vatt do you sink Hans? I sink it needs more "O" rings. Ja I sink your right.
B Foster
B Foster Ամիս առաջ
That car was just..plain..retarded
Nathaniel Crenshaw
Nathaniel Crenshaw Ամիս առաջ
Set the air compressor to four degrees before top dead center, just like a 327 in a 1964 Bel Air.
Senna Rain
Senna Rain Ամիս առաջ
David Browning
David Browning Ամիս առաջ
I’d rather work on my 944 than any newer car I have!
Nick George
Nick George Ամիս առաջ
Excellent content one of the best channels on AM-posts keep them coming
Virtual Vapes
Virtual Vapes Ամիս առաջ
Nice job J.R. I have thoroughly loved the 944 content as I love all of your content. I'm happy that you have been so successful. Keep doing what you love to do.
Tom Ingebrigtsen
Tom Ingebrigtsen 2 ամիս առաջ
This car is definitely showing every classic 944 problem!
tempest411 2 ամիս առաջ
You can buy used oil coolers for very little on E-Bay if needed...They cooler elements themselves hardly ever leak. But of course you should always verify they don't leak when they're out and in your hands.
tempest411 2 ամիս առաջ
Why does everybody pro-rate what they think is reasonable to spend on maintaining their car based on what they paid for it to begin with? I've never understood why people with $500.00 cars think it should cost $50.00 to rebuild the engine. I saw this time and time again in my 30 years in the auto parts business. It makes ZERO sense! Realistically, the $500.00 price tag is just the super-cheap price of admission. Don't be surprised if it costs you $5,000.00 just to fix it up.
A.J. W.
A.J. W. 2 ամիս առաջ
Quite a job! Excellent work!
RunAboveIt 2 ամիս առաջ
I want to make my car play the JRGo intro jingle music when I start it
Bill Wellbaum
Bill Wellbaum 2 ամիս առաջ
Where is Amberghini these days?
Big MT
Big MT 2 ամիս առաջ
I believe that was largest 4 cylinder engine in any car at the time. 3.0 liter 4 banger is big.
James Weaver
James Weaver 2 ամիս առաջ
Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell 2 ամիս առաջ
I have am 87 944S. Got rid of that oil cooler. I have an external one. There is a cover for the oil cooler you have.
goocherrific 2 ամիս առաջ
"retarded 1°" me too Porsche, me too.
Reggie Reginato
Reggie Reginato 2 ամիս առաջ
"No modern car would do any thing like that" he says.... Hate to say it, but yes there are. :-)
Michael Tutty
Michael Tutty 2 ամիս առաջ
Interesting video. Makes me glad I have a Volvo 240 instead of a Porsche. Mind you, even the 240 has its oddities. The flame trap/oil separator is a pain to service. Don't ask about the heater blower motor! The rest of the car is bog simple to work on. A simple timing belt takes about 30 minutes. At just about 400,000 miles, I can't complain. Do love driving that style of Porsche, though. They are great fun.
John Smith
John Smith 2 ամիս առաջ
Germans pride themselves on making stuff hard to fix and over engineered in complexity. In WW2 German tanks were complex and hard to repair. American tanks were as simple as farm tractors. Fairly easy to fix and easier to mass produce.
Robert Werksman
Robert Werksman 2 ամիս առաջ
JR - Love the content, but the, "and, uh"s were out of control in this video.
benfidar 2 ամիս առաջ
I'll watch through to see the end, but, why not bypass the cooler, rather than junk the car? External oil cooler?
Pablo Schless
Pablo Schless 2 ամիս առաջ
LOL the car is 33 years old!! how the H#ll do you expect rubber components to last that long and not be worn and decayed away !!!!
WatchJRGo 2 ամիս առաջ
All of this has been replaced... the oil cooler wouldn't have been shimmed from the factory and the timing/balance shaft belts are aftermarket. 🍻
Cheyo Pimienta
Cheyo Pimienta 2 ամիս առաջ
Ls swap it. You'll never going to enjoy this car with that busted engine.
Pablo Schless
Pablo Schless 2 ամիս առաջ
that's only about $8000
unstablebobgable 2 ամիս առաջ
If I could help Watch JR Goes work on the Porsche 944 I would drink the cold Bartle Skeets and roll up the fat Woolford and get all schmoked up.
Raphael Pastafarian
Raphael Pastafarian 2 ամիս առաջ
Learned your lesson on Audi and Porsche vehicles?
M J 2 ամիս առաջ
Liking 944 content.
derrerrr 2 ամիս առաջ
buy a second gen nissan quest
james E
james E 2 ամիս առաջ
Are there any newer cheap junkyard engines you can swap into it if it ever fails I like the 944 if it dies get a Porsche of some kind swap it’s pretty
Pablo Schless
Pablo Schless 2 ամիս առաջ
its a 33 year old car, how new can they be? Plus cheapskates dont maintain Timing belt - Boom - its all over.
aceadman 2 ամիս առաջ
Where do you find the energy? 😊👍👍
uncleheide 2 ամիս առաջ
2012-2018 Jeep Wranglers have the same failure point. Apparently manufacturers still haven’t learned,
Randy Willcox
Randy Willcox 2 ամիս առաջ
0:33 Haha...yeah, they aren't nearly as user friendly for DIY repair as new cars. 😂
Brucio Wilbur
Brucio Wilbur 2 ամիս առաջ
You really gotta get Rollssmoke rollin some smoke
Curtis Carpenter
Curtis Carpenter 2 ամիս առաջ
I have so much respect for you. You give new life to a old or broking cars. Some people will say hell with it and send them to the crusher. But you give them a new lease on life
craig muszynski
craig muszynski 2 ամիս առաջ
Ok, love the channel...but it drives me nuts. Why do you say you are watch Jr go? It should be, this is watch Jr go. LOL no big deal but it drives me insane
double jake.
double jake. 2 ամիս առաջ
Good episode, that’s why I watch. Can’t wait to see that thing run, with no leaks.
Egao No Genki
Egao No Genki 2 ամիս առաջ
Hey John Ross, remember the stretch limo with the straight pipes that you sold to Adams Street Automotive in Hutchinson? I just had my Lexus serviced there today, and the owner said he had just sold that stretch limo to some Automotive Tech students from Mcpherson College. They came back with the limo the next day to show him their new paint job. They painted an American flag on the hood.
Combat Medic
Combat Medic 2 ամիս առաջ
Over-the-top this time, JR, nice hard work!
Jim Loucks
Jim Loucks 2 ամիս առաջ
Now your playing with Delorean numbers with that timing advanced. Your gonna need speed rated tires now & the salt flats..
Mason Seigerman
Mason Seigerman 2 ամիս առաջ
HA! How dare a park that's been in a car for 33 years have cracks. If I can't plug my scan tool into it it's junk.
Auto Addict
Auto Addict 2 ամիս առաջ
Fun fact ... that 4 cylinder engine in the 944 is half the Porsche 928 V8 engine... literately 👌🏼😎
VanisleNSX 2 ամիս առաջ
I would get that 944 sorted out for as inexpensive as possible and sell it ASAP!
Dylan T
Dylan T 2 ամիս առաջ
Work on camro. Work on rolls smoke. Work on anything but that stupid 350z. Ugh.
David Wright
David Wright 2 ամիս առաջ
Cam one tooth off, surprised it was running that well if at all. Balance shafts being out of time will increase vibration but shouldn't keep the engine from running.
peter bettis
peter bettis 2 ամիս առաջ
Nice work JR...Can't wait to see how well it runs.
M W 2 ամիս առաջ
Thanks, JR, love this car, don't know why - was not the best Porsche, but a treat to watch just the same.
mkalamo 2 ամիս առաջ
Good stuff, Wheeler Dealer "Ant Anstead" did one of these. Get with Josh, Mr. Engine out! Will make head work etc much easier.
Alex P
Alex P 2 ամիս առաջ
Joanna Atkins
Joanna Atkins 2 ամիս առաջ
I just know you genuinely would have parted this car out or sold/scrapped it if nobody stepped in to help with that part. I can tell you are *DONE* working on that car.
Ryan Goodloe
Ryan Goodloe 2 ամիս առաջ
11:41 10 degrees? Poor guys been working all day.
ScottJ175 2 ամիս առաջ
The headache that is a German car. I go back and forth on wanting one of those. Casey Putsch had me warming up to the idea and now you've cooled me off. Of course this is all just speculation for now as I have a NA Miata and RX-8 to enjoy and some obscenely expensive gutters to pay for.
mike eveans
mike eveans 2 ամիս առաջ
come on you did not get the parts for 10 cents the oring is 5 bucks from porsche why do you miss lead people
Phillip Gardner
Phillip Gardner 2 ամիս առաջ
Those cheap parts get you every time lol
Flies2FLL 2 ամիս առաջ
How is coolant not getting into the oil? Coolant stays pressurized for a while when the engine is shut off....
Dave Kostka
Dave Kostka 2 ամիս առաջ
Ahh, German cars. A hole in the car where the money goes.
Dennis Weatherly
Dennis Weatherly 2 ամիս առաջ
Welcome to German car maintenance. My Mark IV Jetta was similar: It took four times as long to disassemble the engine to reach the defective part as it took to replace the defective part.
sandra folsom
sandra folsom 2 ամիս առաջ
I think oil coolers leak on every German car ever made.
Dwayne 2 ամիս առաջ
Nice, this was the exact cause of failure I suggested in the comments on your first coolant milkshake video. Glad you got it fixed!
aspen yukon
aspen yukon 2 ամիս առաջ
Local racecar🏁parts make the stupid oil cooler....
PlayscBricks 2 ամիս առաջ
No modern engine eh? I have a 2012 Sonic that the harmonic balancer degraded so much that in rubbed against the plastic cover behind it. That cover was to protect the timing belt. When the cover was sufficiently degraded it sent a piece between the belt and the crank gear making it skip 4 teeth. Yep you guessed it. It then bent all 16 valves in the head. Thankfully no damage to the pistons or block. A new head and harmonic balancer later and it's up and running. Total for me to do the work was just over $1,000. Imagine if I paid some one for that work. Needless to say the harmonic balancer wasn't a 10 cent part, it was $150 but still.
jdpruente 2 ամիս առաջ
JR: No modern car would see a failure like this. Chrysler Pentastar 3.2/3.6: Hold my oil bottle.
Devin W
Devin W 2 ամիս առաջ
I'd like to know how much better or faster the car is now with the timing corrected. Please post that video.
Art Layton
Art Layton 2 ամիս առաջ
good video; don't care much for the music.
Scott Lambeth
Scott Lambeth 2 ամիս առաջ
Now watch, after adjusting the timing like you did it'll never run again. Just kidding, hopefully it'll run like a new engine.
logun1970 2 ամիս առաջ
Cliff Notes: "I'm JR Go... fixes issue, stays on topic the whole time, watch share sub, do whatever and FIN" Nice Job!
McLean Blades
McLean Blades 2 ամիս առաջ
JR did a lot of work in this video. True to the name... Watch JR Go!! Awesome.
Jonathan J.
Jonathan J. 2 ամիս առաջ
Don't go back to that Nissan till we see the results!
Unknown City Lights
Unknown City Lights 2 ամիս առաջ
Aren't there tons of aftermarket oil coolers you can mount wherever/however you like? Yes ofcourse there are😀
Edward H
Edward H 2 ամիս առաջ
No modern car would do this, me looking at my 5.3 with the ever so common oil pump o-ring failure.......ok......
Pablo Schless
Pablo Schless 2 ամիս առաջ
a 33 year old car, with worn parts - who would have guessed...
Bob theGrape
Bob theGrape 2 ամիս առաջ
Most, if not all, auto mfr's design their products to be assembled quickly. They don't give a hairy rat's arse about the servicing or repair of their products. Build 'em and ship 'em. Repair the vehicle...BAAAAAWAAAAAHAHAHAAAAA! That ain't OUR problem!
Stephen 2 ամիս առաջ
No modern car would do that... jeep hides in the back as they have issues with the oil cooler on the 3.6L engines...
Paul Lee
Paul Lee 2 ամիս առաջ
I think you need to stop calling it the $500 Porsche. I learned at a tender early age about money pits.
Lord Leamington
Lord Leamington 2 ամիս առաջ
Never see anything like that on a modern car.... except for a BMW V8 engine. Ask Hoovie....
Jack leroy
Jack leroy 2 ամիս առաջ
Pull that entire drive train out and put in an old cast iron duke 4 cylinder with standard trans and general motors rear axle from an old Nova .Easy to work on and get parts.
Randy Stegemann
Randy Stegemann 2 ամիս առաջ
As if any cars are designed with repairs in mind. I think newer ones are worse the way they try to thwart shade tree mechanics. But for the most masochistic of mechanics, "Porsche. There is no substitute."
Loli Posterior
Loli Posterior 2 ամիս առաջ
Hey JR, You should do a little bit more of a shoutout for people to subscribe. People usually don't sub unless they're like told to.
Panzer Ace
Panzer Ace 2 ամիս առաջ
4:28 "Come on, where's the warm fluid at?"
Joshua Leeds
Joshua Leeds 2 ամիս առաջ
Hope you checked if the housing was the 6R housing and not the 5R
David Garcia
David Garcia 2 ամիս առաջ
They go for about a 100 bucks or a little more on ebay I don't know where he got 500$ from....
JohnDavidLong 2 ամիս առաջ
My wife and I have a bet. Is Gabe related to you? It looks like you, your Dad, & Gabe have the same nose.
Andrew Lacey
Andrew Lacey Ամիս առաջ
They all breathe through the same nose
Chonkyboy 77
Chonkyboy 77 2 ամիս առաջ
Yup, modern cars have a completely different set of failures that are just as bad and even worse than that.
You're the New UBoat Captain... Congratulations!!!
Big Zeus
Big Zeus 2 ամիս առաջ
“No modern car can do anything like this” let me introduce you to the Chevy Cruze thats oil cooler is prone to start leaking at a high rate. 🙃 oil cooler is also hidden behind the turbo.
notxarb 2 ամիս առաջ
What a job! I hate having to work on cars where there is no room to work (having big hands doesn't help any!) I like the blooper at the end... maybe a blooper reel in the future?
Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas 2 ամիս առաջ
Where is the camaro
Mario Mohenski
Mario Mohenski 2 ամիս առաջ
Now u should correct the paint and put new leather on a steering wheel and thats it!
Brian Jacobsen
Brian Jacobsen 2 ամիս առաջ
Just LS it with 5 sp already.
sam196370 2 ամիս առաջ
Dude, sack up and do motor mounts & air oil separator while you're in there!
Jo Shmo
Jo Shmo 2 ամիս առաջ
At this point, you just need to make a shirt that says “Cool shirt, not like this.”
Michael Huey
Michael Huey 2 ամիս առաջ
You got that right!
aceadman 2 ամիս առաջ
Edenilson Amaya
Edenilson Amaya 2 ամիս առաջ
Michael Cuellar
Michael Cuellar 2 ամիս առաջ
Now that’s a golden ticket idea 💡
shakey 2 ամիս առաջ
“No modern car would ever see a failure like this” Haven’t you worked on any VW’s? Plastic intake manifold and plastic water pump (among other parts) all sealed with O-rings that swell when contaminated with oil on an engine that notoriously leaks oil from the top end.
sandra folsom
sandra folsom 2 ամիս առաջ
net-rioter is it a VW engine? The 944 engine was the Porsche V8 literally cut in half.
shakey 2 ամիս առաջ
@net-rioter I don't think he was implying that the engine failed. Just that there was a part failure due to an old (bad) design.
net-rioter 2 ամիս առաջ
He's currently working on a VW engine..that's who designed the Porsche Inline 4..and his engine DIDNT FAIL..he's gone clickbait to get views. It's getting old to be honest
Leonard Daneman
Leonard Daneman 2 ամիս առաջ
Its not a bad engine, just put together bad.
Mike Harris
Mike Harris 2 ամիս առաջ
Hey JR, maybe consider an LS swap?
upside downdog
upside downdog 2 ամիս առաջ
What a nightmare! If I had one of those on my property I would pay YOU $500 to get it out of here (I don't).
Dan Martin
Dan Martin 2 ամիս առաջ
Automatic dishwasher detergent works great to clean coolant system
Jay White
Jay White 2 ամիս առաջ
How’s that “10 degrees” on the compressor working out? Lol. Please add more bloopers to the end of your videos. I think we’d all enjoy.
bill waid
bill waid 2 ամիս առաջ
Modern cars most def have failure like this. I see it often. I am happy to see that car getting love! Thanks for a great video
Sean Jones
Sean Jones 2 ամիս առաջ
Am I an idiot for thinking he should be wearing gloves?
Sean Jones
Sean Jones 2 ամիս առաջ
Yep just checked. He SHOULD be wearing gloves.
Sean Jones
Sean Jones 2 ամիս առաջ
You could buy a 500 dollar corolla to go to the auto parts store to buy parts for your porsche.
Prolific Invention
Prolific Invention 2 ամիս առաջ
Excellent video, loving this 944 content.
B K 2 ամիս առաջ
Looks like one guy working alone, filming himself. Who is "we?"
B K 2 ամիս առաջ
@Tool0GT92 Glad I could help.
Tool0GT92 2 ամիս առաջ
JR and us the audience
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