Porsche Technical Articles

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Deflating a Porsche Spacer Saver Spare Tire

I had the misfortune of doing serious damage to the right rear wheel on my Porsche 928 during spirited driving.  See that story here.  During this event I was forced to remove the space saver spare tire from it’s long term home and inflate it on the road side with the small pump that I … Continue reading

Rennsport Reunion V – Amazing!

I attended the Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca last weekend.  What an amazing event! I was there for 2 1/2 days and wasn’t able to see everything.  But what I did see was great. This event is part vintage race, part car show, part museum display, part history lesson, and part marketing onslaught. The … Continue reading

Rennsport Reunion Here I Come!

The Porsche Rennsport Reunion is happening this coming weekend and I’m going! I’m pumped. This is my first time for a RR and I am definitely looking forward to it.  With no disrespect to my fellow Jaguar aficionados, Porsche has a lot to offer when it comes to vintage events.  They have performed at the … Continue reading

Harvey’s Amazing Cayman Maintenance Experience – Part 2

If you’re still reading, thank you. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, read it here. So it was time for some serious troubleshooting. I have to admit that I jumbled the timeline just a little in Part 1, so as to come to a dramatic pause point that seemed plausible. The astute among you … Continue reading

Harvey’s Amazing Cayman Maintenance Adventure

Before I get to the meat of my story, we need to go back a while. Ever since my wife has entered professional life (she’s a veterinarian) it has been our policy that she gets to drive the newest car and when her car needs anything beyond very routine maintenance, she takes it to an … Continue reading

Porsche by Design Exhibit

I am fortunate to live pretty close to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.  Last weekend I went to see the Porsche By Design exhibit being held there.  It was fantastic!  By all means, go if you get a chance.  Our collective attendance at events like these will hopefully encourage museums everywhere to … Continue reading

Data Collection – Getting Started

As you gain experience in your track driving, you will undoubtedly ask “How can I go faster?”  Sure, you can track lap times and initially you will see big improvements.  But at some point, you’ll find that your lap times hit a plateau.  What should you do next?  One answer might be professional coaching.  And … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car – Tech Inspection

I had some mechanical problems with my track car in the early days which, had they not been caught, might have been deadly on the track.  My wake up call was the event where the rear drive shaft bolts came loose and I lost the connection of the CV joint to the rear hub.  This … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Oiling System Explained

Due to much discussion regarding why the Porsche 944 engine can tend to trash the #2 rod bearing, I took the opportunity to look closely at an engine to see how the oiling system worked.  As you look at the oiling system layout, you can begin to understand how the #2 bearing might be at … Continue reading

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