FIRST DRIVE In My $500 PORSCHE After Replacing EVERYTHING

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This 1987 Porsche 944 eats through time almost as fast as it eats through money. After putting up one last fight today (the cooling system did not want to cooperate) it appears I've got it right running again. All the fluids had to be filled, the balance shaft belt had to be loosened up, the intake system put together... but after a couple hours and a few drives it appears to be sorted again! I can't wait to take it back to the same backroad and drive it with no worries.
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mark gaul
mark gaul 8 օր առաջ
Why waste all that time and money on a heap of junk?
Serg Plotnikov
Serg Plotnikov 28 օր առաջ
Что за дикий грохот
Manual Drive - by J Mags
Manual Drive - by J Mags Ամիս առաջ
Oil sending unit wires are different sizes and should only go on one way. Fuel pump does not get a signal to turn on until engine is at 200 RPM, I.E. you must crank engine. This is why a 944 won’t start if it has a bad reference sensor or DME relay. Reference sensor sends the RPM signal to DME, then to DME relay, which tells fuel pump to turn on. Cooling system can be tricky to bleed, it helps to elevate the front of car and you need to get engine hot enough for the thermostat to open to get access to the full system. Plenty off comments already on how the engine sounds...hopefully just an exhaust leak.
Manual Drive - by J Mags
Manual Drive - by J Mags Ամիս առաջ
Don’t loosen the turn buckle, just pull the end bolts, the pumps and alternator will pivot. That way you don’t have to re-adjust.
John Galt
John Galt Ամիս առաջ
20w50?? This has hydraulic lifters. Are you sure that's the right grade? I'd be using 10w40 in this, maybe 15w40 if it's a high miles smoker.
John Galt
John Galt Ամիս առաջ
F**k that airbox s**t. Just buy a K&N, used even.
Connar Comstock
Connar Comstock Ամիս առաջ
*looks at engine bay* You could get an LS in there....
Cus7ate9
Cus7ate9 Ամիս առաջ
Why haven't you made a playlist for this series? You're slacking JR
Luis Gerardoramirez
Luis Gerardoramirez Ամիս առաջ
2005 honda accord 6 cyl ignition key gone how can get it to work the computer dont let it star
TAP001
TAP001 Ամիս առաջ
I recognize that sound. I had a Volkswagen Dasher and it sounded exactly like that! These cars have a high pressure fuel system.
Nick Wilczynski
Nick Wilczynski Ամիս առաջ
Wow... Makes my Fiero's Iron Duke sound like a V12 Ferrari! Well, not quite. But still!
andrewkiwi1
andrewkiwi1 Ամիս առաջ
JR I"ve worked on them on and off for 13 years in a European car shop and yes everyone is right, Too tight and the belt will whine. The way you readjusted it is right. With time the inlet elbow goes hard, so a bit of rubber grease is ok to use to make it go on a to the intake a bit easier. A lot of the problems are due to oil leaks getting onto the hoses and wiring etc. its just how they are. But they are nice to drive.
Tony
Tony Ամիս առաջ
Prices are in the rise. Might be time to cash in. www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/porsche-944-no-longer-bargain/
sheldonv8
sheldonv8 Ամիս առաջ
Sounds like an old 2 stroke Trabant . Sure you got the plug wires the correct way round JR ?
spencerdog944
spencerdog944 Ամիս առաջ
Did you use a genuine Porsche belt? The reason I asked is my friend had the same issue and he was sent some 3rd party belt that caused his to whine. Also with the belt tensioning did you twist without the guide rail still on the car? If so, that will cause the belt to not twist the complete 180 over. I filmed a video on it if you are interested. Love the videos and always great content. She is a great looking car and thank you for saving her :) Also are the lifters stuck?
Mike E
Mike E Ամիս առաջ
The volume on these uploads is way too loud, back it down.
lawzsocom
lawzsocom Ամիս առաջ
Dear JR I will never be able to afford a real fast car, but if you ever feel the need to give one away HMU.🥰 Ps Christmas is around the corner.
Terry O'Grady
Terry O'Grady Ամիս առաջ
Ive heard John Deere tractors sound better
R.motorsports
R.motorsports Ամիս առաջ
944 diesel!?!??!?
helboy74
helboy74 Ամիս առաջ
Why does it sound like an 80s vw diesel?
tabturn
tabturn Ամիս առաջ
I wish I lived next door to JR. I would just watch and hand him beers when needed. Maybe give some terrible advice every now and then.
Andrew Kosiba
Andrew Kosiba Ամիս առաջ
As long as the coolant is cooling, you're safe. While watching this, I was diagnosing my coolant leaking Audi 2.0t. keep it filled up and drive it. Next step, fix the leaks.
SpencerTB
SpencerTB Ամիս առաջ
This thing is ready for an LS
Jeff Zekas
Jeff Zekas Ամիս առաջ
Now you know why people give away old 944s
Giles Littlefield
Giles Littlefield Ամիս առաջ
Glad it’s running, but boy it sounds rough 😫
Marc Ludeke
Marc Ludeke Ամիս առաջ
$5000 Porsche not $500, if you included your labor even more
tempest411
tempest411 Ամիս առաջ
The smart money would've been on replacing every single fuel and coolant line under the hood when you had it apart. This holds for any old car you work on, if you actually expect it to be reliable.
Richard Koon
Richard Koon Ամիս առաջ
Name that car the CLOCK. It sure ticks a lot.
Brendan Prout
Brendan Prout Ամիս առաջ
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix the exhaust leak!! IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO SOUND LIKE A LAWNMOWER!! Trust me, the Porsche driving experience is immensely better when it sounds like a soft purr at idle instead of CLACK CLACK CLACK, and smooth thrum on acceleration rather than that cacophony yours is making.
Virtual Vapes
Virtual Vapes Ամիս առաջ
Great how to on the belt job. My '05 RSX Type-S is really easy replacing the serpentine belt. You should try to do one on a Pontiac G6. LOL. Also on that first fire it did not sound like a diesel to me. Like you said, it was the air hose. That's a classic Porsche 944 sound. I'll see what I think after your first drive. Very nice tint job btw.
Tony
Tony Ամիս առաջ
Those aren't the original wheels. Those are 928 wheels.
Fred Stone
Fred Stone Ամիս առաջ
Where’s Amber? What happened to Amber? Is she in the trunk of one of his cars?
canigetahit
canigetahit Ամիս առաջ
I really appreciate that you have knowledgable fans in your comments section and that you're actually willing to listen to them.
Mike James
Mike James Ամիս առաջ
1:40 JR - is the lower rad clamp loose ?
Michael Sliwinski
Michael Sliwinski Ամիս առաջ
Thanks for sharing your 944 experience! How do you like your QuickJack?
Michael Sliwinski
Michael Sliwinski Ամիս առաջ
Oops should have waited until later in the video as I now know you love them! Thanks!
John Long
John Long Ամիս առաջ
If you ever decide to get rid of this car, please let me know. I have always wanted a 944 and yours looks perfect to me.
joseph treadaway
joseph treadaway Ամիս առաջ
Sounds like an old Mazda I had after floating the bearings from To much oil
joseph treadaway
joseph treadaway Ամիս առաջ
I'm just saying what the mechanic said after I slung a rod my wife put oil in it and didn't know what she was doing she put in 4 quarts I drove about 4 miles and on the way it went to knocking and came apart. The guy at the shop said that I floated the bearings
tempest411
tempest411 Ամիս առաջ
@joseph treadaway That makes no sense to me at all. The con-rod bearings are trapped within the rods, around the crank pin. The most that would happen if you overfill the sump is an increase in windage, flinging more oil on the cylinder walls, with more oil getting past the rings causing smoke as a result. You could slso start pushing oil out of the front and rear crank seals.
joseph treadaway
joseph treadaway Ամիս առաջ
@tempest411 yeah the bottom bearing on the piston if you over fill your engine with to much oil you can cause the bearing to float or shift causing catastrophic engine failure
tempest411
tempest411 Ամիս առաջ
Floating the bearings???
NorCalmiata
NorCalmiata Ամիս առաջ
Sounds like a rough desil
TheMrSnyder
TheMrSnyder Ամիս առաջ
Don't have, or can't afford, the proper belt tensioning tool? Install the belts yourself, leave off the belt covers and drive your car to the local Porsche shop. Probably cost less than one hour labor for a correct adjustment. Now drive your Porsche worry-free for another 60,000 miles.
Addison Dre
Addison Dre Ամիս առաջ
Where do you find your cars -_-
Heath Stickney
Heath Stickney Ամիս առաջ
Sounds like a tractor.
Tony Clewes
Tony Clewes Ամիս առաջ
Sounds dog rough - like a 900 000 mile diesel.
reelreeler
reelreeler Ամիս առաջ
Makes me love my Hondas even more
Jan
Jan Ամիս առաջ
That engine doesn't sound right.
esteb lavon
esteb lavon Ամիս առաջ
Any news about the R8?
Will Chatham-Hickox
Will Chatham-Hickox Ամիս առաջ
Oh the joys of old German cars lol. It's a labor of love no doubt!
unstablebobgable
unstablebobgable Ամիս առաջ
If I could help Watch JR Goes work on the Porsche 944 I would drink the cold Bartle Skeets and pack up the Hash Pipe with Rocky and get all schmoked up.
Daniel Fisch
Daniel Fisch Ամիս առաջ
Sounds just like my brother in-laws diesel Skoda wagon with 250,000 kilometers under its belt.
Alan Russell
Alan Russell Ամիս առաջ
I think my 87 Accord Hatchback is more evoking of the 80's.
Norbert Martel w/ Auto Sport Engineering Racing
Norbert Martel w/ Auto Sport Engineering Racing Ամիս առաջ
The voltage problem is because the engine does not have a proper ground. Install an extra ground wire from the engine to the negative battery terminal. I used to build and race 944 race cars and other Porsche as well.
Yeg Uc
Yeg Uc Ամիս առաջ
you need a hair cut
Phil V
Phil V Ամիս առաջ
Sounds like you got a bad exhaust leak.
Ez E's Rebuilds
Ez E's Rebuilds Ամիս առաջ
Thank you
Ryan Kyle
Ryan Kyle Ամիս առաջ
Time for a haircut!
peter bettis
peter bettis Ամիս առաջ
I love the 944 and I'm glad you've got it sorted out. It should be good for years to come. Good job JR!
Thomas
Thomas Ամիս առաջ
Hey JR see this video and make sure you didn't reuse torque to yield bolt on camshaft sprocket. am-posts.info/list/1qewtGCwp3mms3Y/video
Robert Spear
Robert Spear Ամիս առաջ
Sell it, fast! while its still running. Sounds like my riding lawn mower.
Robert Wells
Robert Wells Ամիս առաջ
944 life. 😳 🤣😂🤣😂
Nick Eisenhauer
Nick Eisenhauer Ամիս առաջ
Thumbs down again for the high beams in traffic. It's not about how bright they are, it's that they aim directly into people's eyes. I hope you stop that.
D4
D4 Ամիս առաջ
Sounds like a canal boat 🤣
Calvin Lindberg
Calvin Lindberg Ամիս առաջ
Have to agree that the Quick Jacks are great for those of us that don't have room for a lift!!
Thomas
Thomas Ամիս առաջ
Porsche engine sound am-posts.info/list/zaiVuJaTsIiuhn4/video
Riccardo Mora
Riccardo Mora Ամիս առաջ
If you're looking to sell, I'm not your guy...but I love watching your videos. Hoping to see some more car flip videos in the future. Anywho...keep up the great work.
Tommy Bergqvist
Tommy Bergqvist 2 ամիս առաջ
That's the sound an engine makes just before it goes... Boom! What is that noice? If my car sounded like that. i would... maybe drive it into the garage (if it was too heavy to push).
tdog 98
tdog 98 2 ամիս առաջ
Never sell that car
Chris Prack
Chris Prack 2 ամիս առաջ
Nice series. Just wanted to point out that the balance shaft belt tensioner should be turned clockwise to tension the belt not anticlockwise. No doubt you'll want to get back in there again.
John Pereira
John Pereira 2 ամիս առաջ
That thing sounds horrible. Can Porsche make it any harder to work on engines?
Geno's Place
Geno's Place 2 ամիս առաջ
I don't believe you could have started it without the air flow meter hooked up. I know older vws run the same thing and it will crank and sputter but won't run. Just a FYI. Enjoy the vids thanks for making them.
dPaul Williams
dPaul Williams 2 ամիս առաջ
I'd sell it but then again I'm not a fan of Porsche.
ericfrankrussell
ericfrankrussell 2 ամիս առաջ
I have a 944, running as a mostly daily driver for the past 15 years. When they are as old as mine/yours they have a few problems, usually electrical or rubber related..! Good to see it running, check your alternator and engine grounds, should be showing around 13.5V with lights on, my battery gauge reads low by 0.5V compared with voltage at battery, so probably a fire waiting to happen.. :-) Keep at it, in the scheme of things, these problems are small. Cheers, R.
Ram14250
Ram14250 2 ամիս առաջ
Sounds terrible. Money pit. Engine sounds rough and awful. No dash lights? It's a big pile of steaming....
LifeVac Europe Limted
LifeVac Europe Limted 2 ամիս առաջ
Sounds so tappy
Rob Canadianguy
Rob Canadianguy 2 ամիս առաջ
I don’t know anything about cars ..buuuut that sounds like it’s Running amazing ! Don’t sell it use it as your everything car .
mju77
mju77 2 ամիս առաջ
If you think that's car's running amazing please stick to bicycles lol. Sounds rough as....
Theo K.
Theo K. 2 ամիս առաջ
I didn't know they made 944 diesels. 😂
M J
M J 2 ամիս առաջ
Glad it's on the road again, but something doesn't sound right, knocking, lifters, muffler? Hate to be one of those commenters.
american ?
american ? 2 ամիս առաջ
What is yet is an engine?
Squirrel Killa
Squirrel Killa 2 ամիս առաջ
"Best $500 I've spent" while the car sounds like it has a rock in the engine
Dirk Digler
Dirk Digler 2 ամիս առաջ
500$ porsche = a 2500$ porsche
2112 Bangkok
2112 Bangkok 2 ամիս առաջ
At 7:46 you achieved stable oil pressure.
Big Ace Boogie Woogie
Big Ace Boogie Woogie 2 ամիս առաջ
What a way to pass time during quarantine. This is definitely one aggravating ass engine. I have an 83. Shyt is like the dark omen of all my cars. I think lucifer is in the back seat when I drive it.
Robert S
Robert S 2 ամիս առաջ
i have great idea, why don't you look up the balance belt deflection or any specs?
Steve Waller
Steve Waller 2 ամիս առաջ
For a diesel it runs great, oh wait.
erik w
erik w 2 ամիս առաջ
IT sounds like a diesel
Larry Welchko
Larry Welchko 2 ամիս առաջ
It sounds like my 20 hp Troybuilt riding lawnmower that is 11 years old
Ramblings Of Nothing
Ramblings Of Nothing 2 ամիս առաջ
Is that the engine making that noise or exhaust leak. Sounds like engine valves are not set correctly. ?
Gustavo Nilson
Gustavo Nilson 2 ամիս առաջ
Nice car and ride but I'll have to agree to Scotty Kilmer: Porsche are ENDLESS money pits :)
Stu F
Stu F 2 ամիս առաջ
Do you have a link to the right angled Milwaukee driver? Need one for my garage! Cheers
Alex Soduk
Alex Soduk 2 ամիս առաջ
Pull the car out on to your driveway with the nose uphill to get a good bleed. There are also a lot of people running Rotella T6 5w40 in 944s (and 911s)
Trevor Kam
Trevor Kam 2 ամիս առաջ
24x12x12, new shop maybe?
Scott Reska
Scott Reska 2 ամիս առաջ
Fix the exhaust leak. Sounds like a chevette
José Aguirre
José Aguirre 2 ամիս առաջ
Man... that engine is furious at you.
B Kopp
B Kopp 2 ամիս առաջ
944 looks good, but.....
Tommy M
Tommy M 2 ամիս առաջ
A tip for next time you take the belts off, loosen the bolts holding the pump bracket and loosen the “turnbuckle” style tensioner. Then loosen the bolt on the block end of the tensioner and remove the bolt on the pump end. Then just let the tensioner hang down and you can pivot the pump easily by hand.
That Cadillac Guy
That Cadillac Guy 2 ամիս առաջ
Thx for the frequent content! Helps during these crazy times.
Matthew Spanhake
Matthew Spanhake 2 ամիս առաջ
The motor sounds kinda sus ngl
martin carroll
martin carroll 2 ամիս առաջ
is that the way it is supposed to sound, sounds terrible.
Ryen McLam
Ryen McLam 2 ամիս առաջ
Sounds like a 70s International Harvester, Should get some custom exhaust on her.
sunnohh
sunnohh 2 ամիս առաջ
And it’s broken
Jerry Lifsey
Jerry Lifsey 2 ամիս առաջ
14:03 is there a hole in the exhaust?
Uathankicks
Uathankicks 2 ամիս առաջ
Definitely excited. I think this has been a great series. Only thing that tops it are the tractors ;)
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