Last month a frustrated 928 owner was considering selling his Porsche since he could not count on it. Here is the rest of the story: After repeated test drives (over 400 miles) a pattern failure of starting and dying become more consistent.   A dip in fuel pressure was noted during hot cranking and attempted starts…

Q – The brakes on my Cayman S are testing my resolve. I admit that I use them hard. I do not abuse them, well OK, I did once, but it seems like no matter what I try, they fade after a few hot laps. Driving this car is the joy of my life, it…

Q—I am thinking or selling my 944 and moving up to a 928. I wonder which one I should choose and what I should be looking for before I take the plunge. –Emil A—Taking a plunge into the Shark Tank can be a scary and exhilarating process. My thumbnail analysis is to budget two times…

Q—Should I start my car up when it is stored in the winter time? If so, how long should I let it run? –Chuck A—I do not endorse starting the car routinely in the wintertime unless you can drive it. Starting it up without a full warm up creates more problems that it solves. During…

Q—I am getting ready to put my car up for the winter, just after the color tour. What do you recommend? –Pete A—This simple check list is all it takes: 1) Wash the car a week or two before you cover it up, allow all the water to evaporate. 2) Clean the wheels to remove…

Q–. I plan to have a direct oil feed installed in my Boxster, but I am confused. Do I still need the LN Engineering bearing? Can I keep my existing bearing? Do you recommend a ceramic bearing? –Pete A—With the direct oil feed, you may be able to use your existing bearing if it is…

Q – The wipers on my 1990 C4 just stopped working. I have to drive the car so I am afraid to get stuck in the rain. I checked the fuse and it is fine. Gary A – The most common problem that I have seen is dirty contacts in the switch itself. I have…

Q – My 944 climate control doesn’t work and I am planning to drive it this winter so it has to keep me warm. When I rotate the fan control knob, nothing happens, it just spins. When I rotate the temperature control, I get no heat. Got any hints? This is going to be my…

Q – My ‘88 Carrera was driving great until I let my son borrow the car for the Woodward Cruise. I never had a bit of trouble with my transmission but when he brought it back it wouldn’t go into third gear without loud gnashing sounds. It doesn’t matter how easy I shift or at…

Q – The starter on my Carrera is making unhealthy sounds and I would like to get your opinion on my choices. I see some aftermarket gear reduction starters available, some rebuilt Bosch starters and Bosch Reman starters. What’s the difference? Jeff A – Your car was built with a Bosch starter and they work…

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