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 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 ...

How to Replace the Oil Tank Level Sensor On An Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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If your Porsche 911 has an erratic or non-functioning oil level gauge, that typically means that it's time to replace your oil level sensor inside the oil tank. Requiring no special tools and roughly ...

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