(Do It yourself)
Why A DIY section?
Besides the awesome
gratification to drive a 911 to the limit (at least to my limit, which
is about 25% of the 993's limit) to show off to your surrounding law abiding
citizens in their mini vans and SUVs, I get just as much fun and enjoyment
working on one. Those of you who had the opportunity to work on an
Italian, American, Japanese, machinery will understand and appreciate what
I am trying to say. The touch and feel of every nuts and bolts and
every item's placement and the engineering on a German car is just far
more superior than cars made by any other maker out there.
Personally I believe
half of the fun in owning a Porsche 911 is to work on them, most of your
routine maintenance can be done at the leisure of your own time, with garden
variety metric tools and few special tools. The biggest benefit of
DIY is you know for sure your car is treated with the utmost care since
you are the mechanic performing the work. And you don't have to worry
about door dings from careless mechanic and porters doing Gran Prix racing
with your 911. On top of that you will know for sure you replaced
every part that is supposed to be replaced, and every nuts and bolts is
bolted back on.
I am in the process
of building up a data base on all the DIY projects for the 993, and post
them on my web site for everybody's reference. At this time I will
only include projects on 993 based Porsches, since that is what I own.
It is not possible
for me to cover all the topics and category of every DIY project, so if
you have pictures and procedure write ups I would be glad to add them to
this page so others can use it as a reference.
I broke the DIY into
several sections for ease of locating a specific DIY that you are looking