Jose Martinez

Having explored the fields of aerospace, power generation, automotive aftermarket, and concept car engineering, I'm now a development engineer for Mazda North America. In my spare time, you can find me wrenching on anything, but mainly cars of the air-cooled variety. @joe_engineer

Recent Posts

How To Find And Fix Common Oil Leaks On A Classic Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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Let's face it, your air-cooled Porsche 911 probably leaks oil. It’s time we identified where those leaks are coming from and fix them. Your air-cooled Porsche 911 has a huge quantity of engine oil ...

How to Replace the CV Axles on a Classic Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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If your air-cooled Porsche 911 is making clunking noises from the rear, it may be time to replace your CV axles. Your air-cooled Porsche 911 has an independent rear suspension with constant velocity ...

How To Replace The Shifter Bushings On A Classic Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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The classic air-cooled Porsche 911 is not known for having a solid shifter action. Fortunately, you can replace the bushings easily and adjust it for instant improvement. Your air-cooled Porsche 911 ...

How To Replace The Clutch Cable On A Classic Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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If the clutch engagement on your air-cooled Porsche 911 could use some help, a good starting point to gain improvement is to replace that old clutch cable. Your 1986, and earlier, air-cooled Porsche ...

How To Remove The Engine And Gearbox On A Classic Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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If you find yourself having to service a difficult-to-access item on your engine, there's no need to fear as the engine and gearbox are very easy to remove from the car on your own....

How To Complete An Ignition Tune-Up On An Air-Cooled Porsche 964 911: Spark Plugs, Distributor, and Rotor

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Your air-cooled Porsche 964 911 has a tried-and-true distributor driven spark ignition system that is very likely overdue for service. Refresh your ignition components for an easy fix to misfires, ...

How to Replace Brake Pads on an Air-Cooled Porsche 964 911

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Are you getting ready for your next track day, spirited mountain drive, or are your brake pads just worn out? By replacing your brake pads you can regain the optimal braking performance that your car ...

How to Fix a Common Idle Issue On Air-Cooled Porsche 911s

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If your engine stalls or has trouble idling when you remove the oil cap to check your oil level, one of the easiest parts to check, and the first you should start with is the oil breather restrictor....

How To Replace The Accelerator Pedal On An Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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Older Porsches, specifically the air-cooled models before 1989, have a plastic accelerator pedal that tends to fail in a surprising (and frightening) way. By replacing your old accelerator pedal ...

How to Replace The Hard Oil Cooler Lines On An Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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Many air-cooled Porsche 911s have hard oil lines that have been crushed as a result of being jacked or lifted improperly. If this has happened to your car, this guide will help you replace your ...

How to Replace The Rear Oil Cooler Lines On An Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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Are you finding oil drips underneath your car every time you park? By replacing your rear oil lines, you eliminate one of the most common sources of oil leaks on your air-cooled Porsche....

How To Replace The Fuel Filter, Tank Screen, And Fuel Level Sensor On An Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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If you have a car that's been sitting for an extended period with old gas in it, or if it simply has high mileage, some of your fuel system components may be clogged with an excess of contaminants ...

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