A note from Jouni Pollarinen: Hi Dave I found fourth place for a serial number! Fuel Injected cars are inherently worth more, since most people abandoned the fuel injection after they had problems with the running of the engine. In California, it is illegal to install carburetors on the 914 engine for cars 1974 and newer. Options Available Here are some extras to look for when buying your car. The seller may not accurately know what size engine is in the car. There was no smog pump used on the 1975 1. Here is a synopsis of that data. .
This is of special concern to smog-conscious owners. Q:What do the other stamps my engine number mean, and how can I find out? Engine Number The engine number is stamped on the nose section of the case, below the generator. Fuel pump relocated to front to avoid troublesome vapor lock problem. By Charlie White, Bruce Baker, Martin Boecker, Frank Earle, Alan Klingen, Joris Koning, Joost van der Velden Charlie White: My 65-C Coupe has the fog light switch to the right of the clock. Not too many early options available. Let us know if you have a question about the tech articles, or send us one if you have an experience to share. By entering this site, you agree to hold Pelican Parts free from any liability arising out of the use of any information contained within.
Had non-adjustable passenger seat, and fixed seat belts. The car will not pass the visual smog test, and most likely will not pass at the tailpipe. Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. This engine is most easily characterized by a circular air box located in the center of the engine. Does is start easily when warm or hot? The European version had a slightly higher compression ratio by using different pistons and achieved 100 horsepower. The type is just below the differential. First is inside the front door.
This website is set up by a 912 enthusiast. By Paul Hatfield, special thanks to Brad Ripley and Jim Breazeale Originally published in Vol. Although a much better system than the D-Jetronic, the early L-Jetronic systems were often prone to engine reliability problems primarily due to the increased reliance on the integrity of the vacuum hoses. In 1973, Porsche developed an increased displacement motor for the 914. This article is an attempt to clarify the issue, but some aspects remain murky.
Select here to find out about ordering information, shipping options, and our money-back guarantee on all parts. Be sure to check out Dave Darling's , also located on this site. The case numbers end with 3R the other 7R do these numbers indicate what type of engines these would be? It is usually cheaper to pay more for a rust-free example than it is to repair a rusty one in the long run. I am not sure if it is only for -68 models. Additionally, there were no 1.
I think most of us would view that as a significant downgrade from the 3. The best discussion of these numbers is in the book, The Secrets of the Inner Circle. Once you know what you want, you can start the search process. If you wish to add or amend information, please contact me. Inspect the Car Here are some helpful hints of what to look for when inspecting your future Porsche. Improved insulation and sound deadening 1973 95 2.
Do you want a daily driver, a project car, a Concours car, or perhaps a weekend race car? These were sometime standard on the 2. If that engine serial number is correct, it appears to be a non-California 1978 Turbo engine. Brad Ripley has done a great deal of research on this topic, and his contributions are highlighted below in white boxes. In my case the desciption does not match reality in one case. Look to the right of the fan, towards the bottom where it sits in the engine case. Was the 1979 type 4 continued into 1980? With enough input, I might even write an article explaining some of the mysteries. Report back and we'll let you know what you have.
We hope that this guide has been useful, and we will be constantly updating it, as there is a lot of information that is not yet included. The L-Jetrontic Fuel injection system is often considered unreliable when coupled with poor maintenance. In 1970, the 914-4 shipped with a 1. He is providing for web development, time and hosting costs. Our expertise is your advantage.
For identifying the exact type and year of the engine, please use this code chart. Here is the area behind the rear tire. This could be something as simple as a clutch adjustment and shift bushing replacement, or it can be a sign of a worn clutch or transmission. Any previous repairs should be obvious there. Visually, this system is easily recognized by the large black plastic air box located in the engine compartment on the left side. I would like to ask the readers to send me information on their transmissions, as well as the chassis number of the car if the trans is believed to be original.