Olive
coming to her new home



1997 Porsche 993

The Olive Diary

Day 1 battery dies
(new battery)
Day 2 fuel pump relay dies
(common problem -replaced and put spare in glove box)
Day 3 check engine light comes on
(OBD reader gives me yellow warnings - but no red . Whew!)
Day 7 exhaust smell in the cabin
(Starting to loose my "cheery" disposition.)
Day 8 oil seems to be dripping on the exhaust
(hopefully connected to cabin smell)
Day 9 - She goes up in the air.

Damn it. Here we go again.

 



Before :
leaking timing chain covers and left valve cover


After :
Cleaning it up as I begin to go through the neglection.
New vc gaskets and timing chain cover
donut bolt gaskets.

Also begining to clean the engine cosmolin.
A little at a time. This helps it run cooler.

 



New silicone heater box hoses...

...and replaced 3" hose on other end
(sadly color did not match) Then took advantage of this and cleaned the heater pipes.
Gradually Olive is looking better down below.


Cracked and faded center section replaced.


Every time I take her for a spin,
something else get added to the list.
Ouch!


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