While draining the coolant is the right thing to do for an engine that will sit for a while, it's also a time for decision making. I'm pulling the engine out. Considering the leaks, the unknown, and the unexplained, I think it prudent to pull the lump out and address all of the issues properly and easily. This is the first step to the this old girl's proper preservation.
With the radiator out, the picture begins to look much clearer. Like I've mentioned before, I think working on this car won't be be too difficult. With the engine out...shit, it'll be pretty goddamn easy. Just look at all of that space so far...
Put your dick back in yer pants son...you just don't drain the coolant by letting it out of the radiator. This baby has two more piss holes; one on the right bank of cylinders a one on the right. This is the one on the left (passenger side). It's been squatted by spider eggs so they'll be facing a wet eviction. The little bolt at 4 o'clock of the ground strap is the first to be loosened...
Thar she blows!!! Mind your dogs or cats and have plenty of catch rags, this fucker is a messy one. Left bank drained...next!
Here's the right bank piss hole (driver's side). Take this bolt off (the second rusty one from the left) one and let the rest of the green shit vacate the precious aluminum block.
Here's the radiator. I couldn't get the hose on the left off because the guy who should've been the juice that ran down the crack of his momma's ass decided to JB-Weld not only the crack in the radiator but the fucking hose as well. Looks like I'll be rebuilding a $1000 radiator. This guy should be sodomized with a hot curling iron...
Look at this fucking shit. This is the work of a bootlegger that worked in a Toyota parts department and fancied himself a Porsche mechanic. I sure hope this ahole doesn't produce any offspring. He should have his balls cut off so he doesn't contaminate the rest of this world.
For chrissakes, this inbred motherfucker used Home Depot sheet metal screws to attach the air filter snorkel shroud to the radiator....
The product of Stuttgart neighbors...hey Dieter, do you have a fan laying around anywhere that'll fit in our new car's V8? Ja Franz! Here's one from our w108 series that's been discontinued in 1972. As it happens, this part number belongs to the W108 series Mercs produced from 1965 to 1972. It could have also been used by other newer models. I love this kinda stuff. Here's Porsche designing a brand new car from scratch and they have a serious budget to keep. Why reinvent the wheel on something like a radiator fan? Take a walk over to Mercedes and raid their parts bin for shit that will save money. I LOVE Porsche's thinking!!!
The only thing they had to make was the bracket to hold it. Problem solved.
And that's how I left her. With the green juice supply gone, it's one step closer to proper attention...
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