HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Post  Bluemach1 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:45 pm

Well, if my 944 were a boat it would be sunk. We are getting our first rain since I bought the 951. I though I would take the opportunty to see how tight the car is. Fortunitaly, the interior is completely out exept for all of the new sound deadner I put in. Water was leaking into the passenger compartment from the drain hose that runs down the drivers side pillar. But worse, water was pouring in (not an exageration) from the rear tail lights! No wonder this thing thing smelled so bad. Hopefully the rear leaks can be taken car of with just new gaskets. Looks like about $60 for each side!!!

Are leaking tail lights typical with the 944?

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Post  Arthropraxis on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:56 pm

Check the drain tubes where the hatch pins lock into the area above the tail lights.
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Post  962porsche on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:35 pm

pull the tial lamps and remove the old ribbon sealer and replace it with new sealer . a good replacement is 3M 08611 ribbon sealer you can get it at any auto paint store . its about 30 dollars for a 15' roll of it . in my shop we always replace the ribbon sealer in 944's if we have to remove or replace the tail lamps . the sunroof seal should be keeping out most of the water . also the drians should be open as you know ! use a piece of machanics wire fold one end back over on its self as not to poke it through the plastic tubing of the drain . start from the top and push it down all 4 of the drains . make sure that you don't push the plactic tubing off from were they slip on the metal tit were the drain is on the foor . at the same time if you can blow down the tube with an air blower . also when the drain tubes get old they crack so if its clean with no crap in it it may have a crack in it .
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Post  Bluemach1 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:27 pm

Thanks for the line on the 3M ribbon sealer. I found a neat little auto paint supply right down the street from my work. They also have a great selection of trim fastners and screws and all the little wierd stuff you always lose.

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Post  962porsche on Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:07 pm

i forgot to say that with the 944's . the sunroof drain that pokes out on the left rear were the exhuast is will and does often burn its self closed so i would check that too .
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Post  Bluemach1 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:42 pm

I took a look at the 3M 08611 ribbon sealer last night when I got home and started wondering how friendly this stuff is when it comes time to remove, repair or replace the tail light housing. Does this stuff stay pliable over time or will it set up? What has your experience been?

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Post  944-LT1 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:34 pm

That stuff never gets brittle, hard or stiff. I had it on my jeep for 2-3 years. It was really easy to remove. Great all-around stuff.

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Post  Bluemach1 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:30 pm

EXCELLENT!

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Post  laptop_geek on Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:38 pm

This is what I used when I put my lights back in from painting the car recently. When I removed the lights before painting the car there was some of it in there and it was still good. No telling how long it had been in there before.
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Post  962porsche on Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:43 pm

i used it on a 944 turbo i have that was railed in the ass 15 years or so back . i had to replace one of the tail lamps past spring and the ribbon sealer was still soft . i also use it before i reinstall the drains for the sunroofs were the plastic tube slides over the tit on the roof .
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Post  cfgioja on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:36 pm

when I swapped lights I realized that the rubber seals where shot so I just used a bead of the black window adhesive sealer. I haven't got mine out of the shop but it doesn't wobble around now. lol
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Post  962porsche on Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:14 pm

i hope it was not urathane glass sealant ? its going to be hell if you have to ever remove the tail lamps .
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Post  cfgioja on Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:55 am

now that i thunk a little harder about it, i rember having a tough time getting them off in the first place. i am pretty sure they used the stuff before because it was stringy black stuff holding it together, so i just put new sealer on. may not be the best, but i'll fix it once its on the road. thanks for corectring me on the issue.
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