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Porsche 944 Track Car

Porsche Track Car – 2015 Track Season Prep

I’ve fallen way behind on my posting.  Here’s to trying to catch up!

In January and February I concentrated on getting the orange Porsche 944 track car ready for its 2015 track season.  In my previous post I discussed changing out the rod bearings.  There were of course a number of other things that I did, much as I would between events but with a few extras thrown in.

One of the extras was changing out the rubber parts on the brake calipers.  It had been 4 years since I did them last.  None of the piston seals were faulty, evidenced by no leaks.  The rubber dust covers were mainly shot.  I feel better having done this bit of service.

Other accomplishments were:

  • Close inspection of engine for loose, damaged, or missing parts (none found)
  • Close inspection of all suspension parts for wear or damage (none found)
  • Verified torque on all suspension parts
  • Bled brake fluid, including clutch
  • Oil and filter change (Mann filter, Valvoline 20W-50 racing blend full synthetic)
  • Reset front camber to 2 degrees
  • Reset front toe to 1/16″ toe-in
  • Re-wired windshield wiper to a slower speed
  • Replaced air filter
  • Checked and regapped spark plugs

And that was about it.  I have a lot of crazy ideas about major improvements.  Having a day job that keeps me on the road all week, I decided to keep it simple this year.

I guess it all worked out to the good.  I took the car to VIR in early April with the Tar Heel Sports Car Club.  It did great with no issues!


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