Porsche 911 (1965 - 1989)
Complete coverage for your vehicle
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Porsche 911, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Porsche 911. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Porsche 911 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
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Porsche 911 1965-1989
Rear wheel drive
Series – 911
Body – Coupe, Targa & cabriolet
Petrol: air-cooled 2.0-litre, 2.2-litre, 2.4-litre, 2.7-litre, 3.0-litre, 3.2-litre flat 6-cylinder
4 & 5 speed man-trans and Sportomatic. Later information is in the supplementary chapter at rear.
PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.
Does not cover turbo models or Carrera 4
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Engine
Chapter 2: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 3: Ignition system
Chapter 4: Clutch
Chapter 5: Manual and Sportomatic transmission
Chapter 6: Rear suspension and driveshafts
Chapter 7: Front suspension and steering
Chapter 8: Braking system, wheels and tires
Chapter 9: Electrical system
Chapter 10: Bodywork and fittings
Chapter 11: Supplement
The Porsche 911 hit the shores of North America in 1965. These early cars were powered by a 128hp air-cooled 2.0-liter flat six motor that was mounted out behind the rear wheels. It’s a configuration that the 911 adheres to still. There was a choice of two gearboxes – a five-speed manual or a four-speed manual. In 1966 the more powerful 911S was launched. The 911 continued with various engine and power tweaks and then in 1975 the first 911 Turbo was launched. In 1976 the Carrera 3.0 was introduced too. This shape of 911 soldiered on until 1989. Haynes has an extensive range of Porsche repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Porsche 911 repair manual will be able to help whether you're servicing or repairing your car.