Porsche 911 Parts And Porsche 911 Accessories
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A Porsche 911 isn\'t a car that you simply own; it\'s a car that you \"experience\". With its signature 6-cylinder boxer rear engine and independent suspension, the Porsche 911 is a very spry sports car that wouldn\'t look out of place in long country roads and in the race tracks. And with a car that\'s as beautiful as the 911, it\'s only right that it is maintained properly.
Maintaining the Porsche 911 is pretty straightforward given the quality of its craftsmanship and the materials it is made of, but one particular issue to note of is overheating. Porsche 911s, especially the older models with air-cooled engines, are highly susceptible to overheating. And once the engine is exposed to extremely high temperatures, it various components are put under tremendous strain, resulting in premature wear. Here are some tips on how to keep your Porsche 911 engine cool and prevent overheating:
While idling engines to warm them up is fine for conventional engines, if you do it with Porsche\'s air-cooled engine, the oil pressure will be restricted to low. And because air-cooled engines rely more on engine oil to keep the engine cool, low oil pressure will prevent the engine from cooling down sufficiently. Because of this, it is strongly recommended to drive the car, while keeping the RPMs low, before the engine fully warms up. Ideally, you should keep it under 2,500-3,000 RPMS and make sure that all engine parts warm up to the same temperature before driving it harder.
Since oil is crucial in cooling the Porsche\'s engine, it\'s recommended to change this fluid before summer or when driving to hot climates. For models with air-cooled motors, it is also strongly suggested to take your vehicle to your local Porsche dealer, so it will be given the right type of oil that is specifically designed for use in air-cooled engines. This oil costs a bit more than its conventional counterparts, but it is significantly better in cooling and lubricating an air-cooled engine.
In addition to regular oil changes, it is also recommended to check oil levels often. Cars frequently driven in hot, dry environments can deplete oil faster, and as they age, their engines may start to develop leaks. Make sure to check the gauge for oil levels before you drive, and as a safety precaution, keep at least a quart of oil in your car at all times.
Regular cleaning of the engine is more than just keeping it good looking. Dirt, gunk, and other debris build up on and around the engine\'s nooks and crannies over time, preventing heat from escaping and for cool air to reach the combustion chambers. Ideally, you should start cleaning using compressed air to dislodge any loose debris, although a hand brush is nearly just as effective. Use a water-citrus based degreaser (as a petroleum-based one may corrode the engine\'s rubber parts) and hose it off with water afterwards. Wipe down the engine with a clean cloth and buff with engine polish for a clear shine.