Just got 1980 924 non-turbo started after previous owner rebuilt fuel dist. Car does start, but will idle smoothly for 4-5 seconds and then stumble for 2-3 seconds like it is starving for fuel. Thi

Asked by Oct 18, 2013 at 01:35 PM about the 1980 Porsche 924

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This goes on and on....does anyone know what I should look at or adjust? I have the fuel pump hotwired because it does not operate

3 Answers

1,460

You've got the Audi engine model, sorry to say. A mechanical disaster to say the least. The Porsche engine model has fuel injection using electronic fuel injectors, just like todays cars. That car has too many issues. Get a 944 or 924S. My advice: get rid of it. You could search for a 2.5 and drive train from an "S" model or 944, but it's a lot of work and not worth the effort.

525

Clogged fuel filter?...intake air sensor?...bad fuel dist. rebuild?...keep looking or take Smitty22 advice and dump it. I used to have a 1978 Porsche 924. It was in the garage being worked on more than it was on the road. An early model 944 is a much better car or a 924S (that's a 924 body with a 944 engine)

5

Sounds like the sensor plate isn't adjusted properly or coated with gunk. Make sure that the gap is correct around the entire plate to the bore/venturi , and that the height isn't too low or high as it will cause it to bounce...

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

924

Looking for a Used 924 in your area?

CarGurus has 12 nationwide 924 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Porsche 924 Questions

Porsche 924 Experts

#1 Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
Reputation 60
#2 Jim Ruggere
Jim Ruggere
Reputation 30
#3 Andrew Dickens
Andrew Dickens
Reputation 20
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Porsche 911
152 Great Deals out of 4,453 listings starting at $9,995
Used Porsche 928
31 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
359 Great Deals out of 20,258 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Mustang
697 Great Deals out of 38,431 listings starting at $1,963

Used Cars For Sale