KURT DONOHOE

Kurt Donohoe has had over thirty years’ experience in the automotive field. Starting in 1988 working for a BMW dealership, shortly before securing an apprenticeship with a Porsche Dealership. Kurt completed the Porsche apprentice training program and was awarded Porsche 2nd year apprentice of the year out of all the Porsche dealers in Australia in 1990. Kurt has founded two automotive repair shops specializing in German automobiles, specifically Porsche. He also founded a Porsche online parts warehouse and has designed and engineered several replacement parts for Porsche vehicles. Kurt is currently working on his latest venture for training mechanics and owners on how to repair vintage cars.

Carburetors on a Porsche Engine

Carburetors or Fuel Injection, Which is Better?

For years I have seen many people taking off the factory-delivered fuel injection systems and installing carburetors. Most of these people believe that they are going to make more power with the carburetors. But is this really true? In this article, I look at the pros and cons of this popular swap. Introduction of Fuel

Bunch of new car parts

Automotive Parts Replacement. Why did the part fail?

Replacing parts is a normal event for any car owner. As parts wear out and begin to fail, they will need to be replaced. However, often parts are being replaced without understanding why. Understanding why the part failed is an important part of repairing the car. Understanding the system If a part has just worn

Sealant tubes and tub

Porsche Crankcase sealant

What to use and why Crankcase sealant and which ones to use is a hotly debated topic among many Porsche forum posters. Over the years I have had many engines in front of me sealed with all kinds of different sealants. Often sealants have been recommended by “how-to” books or by “online experts” as better

Group of coils on a bench

What Ignition Coil is right for my Porsche?

Ignition Coils Which Ignition coil should I use? This is one of the biggest questions that we have ever had to answer from owners and mechanics alike. Ignition coils are one of the most misunderstood items in the engine compartment. The ignition coil is one of the key components in any ignition system. Though they

Hood up on Porsche

My Porsche won’t start – what do I do now?

You twist the key and the car cranks but won’t start. So, you try it again in the hopes of a different result, but still, it won’t start. Now, what do I do now? For most of us, it’s off to the internet to google it, because the internet knows everything. Instantly we get 3

Electronic Ignition Points

Using aftermarket electronic ignition points

Are They Really Worth it? Electronic ignition point replacements have been around for a long time. They have always been marketed as better than stock, but is this true? In this article, I will look at the advantages and disadvantages of using these systems. As well as my opinion and what I use in my

Compression Tester and Leak Down Tester

Leak Down Test Vs. Compression Test

Which is the best test to use? To use a leak down test or compression test, which one is going to give you the best indication of what’s going on in the engine? Both a leak down test and compression test are ways to get a picture of the condition of the combustion chamber of

storing your classic car

How to Store Your Classic Car for Winter

With the leaves beginning to change color, the days getting shorter and colder it is fast coming time to put away that classic car, at least for the winter anyways. Storing your classic car for the winter is a common practice for those that live in those states that endure the snow and freezing conditions

ignition wires

Ignition wires, does it really matter what wire I use?

Ignition wires are used on almost every gasoline powered engine. They transmit the spark energy from the distributor cap to the spark plug. On most factory applications the wires are fairly bland, usually black in color and tend to blend into the engine compartment. Some wires, like the ones used on the 1978-83 911SC and

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