I regret that Chilton and Haynes no longer seem to make DIY repair manuals for newer cars.
Are there any companies making printed manuals for newer cars, or is it all online stuff from the mfr. these days?
1982 244 Turbo with power / central locking glitch.
I've done repairs but still have a glitch: sometimes when using the key to open the driver's door the locks on the other three doors activate but not fully, not enough to be useful.
I replaced relays and rebuilt the door switch assembly using...
I bought my '82 244 Turbo over 20 years ago; it had almost 200K miles on it.
Since then I've gone through TWO replacement transmissions.
These brick can seemingly run forever, but yeah, the moving parts wear out.
I've been torching and reusing copper washers for decades.
I use a Bernzomatic torch to get the washers glowing orange / red hot, then let them cool, then lightly sand and reuse.
I've tried dropping freshly heated washers into cold water but found no benefit, so I let them air cool.
I had spark from the coil but not the distributor; drove me crazy trying to figure it out.
Turns out a defect developed in the rotor: wouldn't pass current, but I saw nothing wrong with the rotor when I inspected it: looked normal.
Then the rotor split in two two pieces: problem evident, and...
Gotta think having the additional water cooling will likely prolong the turbo life, esp. if you like hooning your 'brick.
Same thinking applies to oil coolers for red blocks: should increase longevity.
I paid a shop about $700 to reupholster and strengthen / add form to the two lower seat cushions in my '82 244 Turbo.
He couldn't match the original fabric but the substitute is very durable, should hold up well: seems some form of synthetic, very smooth to the touch.
The problem with...