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Old 03-06-2019, 12:34 AM
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Since I'm new to Porsche with my 84 944, im used to having a rear axle /diff where I check oil. Since this 944 has a rear mounted transmission, is there any fluid levels I need to check on the transmission/drive train?
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:02 AM
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The transmission and rear axle are combined and yes you do have to periodically check and change the fluid. Clark’s Garage has everything you need to know about this and almost everything else 944 related.

Also post some photos of your car, we like photos here
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:14 AM
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Since you're new to the car, I would recommend *changing* the transmission fluid. This is rarely done, and the fluid in most 944 transmissions is liquid dirt after thirty-plus years of neglect. The Clark's Garage instructions that Mike linked are just fine. You can also find a large syringe-type tool for adding fluid at most auto parts stores. Good luck!
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You will need a very large allen hex tool to get the plugs out. Best to go ahead and buy a set of these. Lubricate the 2 plugs hours in advance of removal using PBlaster or Kroil. If you tear up the plug, you will have just had a very bad day. Be gentle.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:08 AM
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Guys, let me share with you a product (and I have used them all) that is head and shoulders above anything you have ever used to free bolts, nuts, plugs, anything threaded.
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The trans fill and drain are 17mm allen, helps to heat aluminum area with a heat gun since case is aluminum and plug is steel, the Alu will expand at a greater rate than the plug, making your chances to remove a never serviced trans plug easier.

New plugs are available at Paragon for maybe $4-$5 each. I never resuse them.

Loctitte liquid teflon on the threads when reinstalling.

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Old 03-06-2019, 11:19 AM
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Remove the fill plug before removing the drain plug!
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Yup ... definitely see if your can remove the fill plug first,all good advice above ... you'll need a 17mm 1/2 drive Allen socket and make sure it's correctly seated !
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Appreciate it I plan on doing that soon then as she's back on daily status now. Here's a few shots of her next to her next meal haven't washed her yet due to the constant rain.

Hungry for camaro

These porsches aged very well considering a design from the 70s. Most people think the porsche is a modern car when they ask.
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And can anyone answer what my wheels are called? I hear about phone dials and fuschs so what are these?
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Originally Posted by sp1990 View Post
And can anyone answer what my wheels are called? I hear about phone dials and fuschs so what are these?
They are known as Cookie Cutters and were the stock factory wheel on the early cars.
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