Factory service manual for the Porsche 914 . The type of information contained in this workshop manual include general servicing, maintenance and minor repairs, advanced repairs and rebuild guides. Topics include Engine, Gearbox, Differential, Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Interior Fittings, Exterior Fittings, Body Panels and Electrical Systems with wiring diagrams.
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The Porsche 914 was a sports model developed in partnership by Volkswagen and Porsche.
From a friendship between the Presidents of Porsche and Volkswagen (Ferry Porsche and Heinz Nordhoff, respectively) the 914 project was born. This partnership was necessary because they needed a sports car that was modern, different and affordable. On the one hand, Porsche needing to replace the popular 912 and on the other, Volkswagen, which needed to repeat Karmann-Ghia’s success, but with a more powerful vehicle. Through the partnership, it was agreed that the concept of the vehicle and design would be designed by Porsche, the motorization and distribution by Volkswagen and the construction of the body by Karmann-Ghia, which already manufactured the Porsche 911 and 912 models. In 1968, Heinz Nordhoff left the high position of Volskswagen and takes on his compatriot Karl Lotz, who immediately paralyzed the project, as he wanted to develop his own project, but Ferry Porsche could go ahead with the project, buying Volkswagen bodies and engines at readjusted prices. After a year of many discussions, Ferry managed to convince Lotz and VW-Porsche Vertriebsgesellschaft Gmbh was formed, with a division in the USA (Porsche-Audi). The vehicles marketed in the USA would be shipped under the Porsche brand, a market of great importance for the brand. For Europe the 914 would be marketed by Volkswagen under the Volkswagen-Porsche brand. So in 1969 the car is presented at the Geneva, Switzerland salon, in two versions with boxer engines, a 1.7 four-cylinder, with fuel injection and 85 hp and a 2.0 six-cylinder that had head control and 125 hp.
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Secretly, his team builds two versions of 914-8 cylinders, one for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Ferry, this unit remains in the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, the other unit was presented to Karl Lotz, who keeps it until the days of today. Sold from 1970 to 1972 the 6-cylinder version did not exceed 3,300 units, the high cost of acquisition of this version, ranging from 5,999 to 6,099 US dollars and little difference to the basic 911 (only 500 US dollars). Porsche still launches two more versions between 1971 and 1972, known for 916 and 914/6 GT, with more powerful engine 2.4 L (of the 911-S), wheels and extended fenders. Made to order, they did not exceed 11 units and 47 units, respectively. Even considered expensive, something around US $ 3,595, compared to its main market competitors (Datsun 240Z with US $ 3,526 among others cheaper at up to US $ 1,000), the 4-cylinder version with VW 411 engines, in turn, was going well there were 22,000 units sold at the end of 1972. The solution would be to produce a new engine to replace the 6-cylinder version and increase the power of the 1.7 L version. Therefore, in 1973 two new versions are presented with 4 cylinders, 1.8 Liters with 85 hp and 2.0 Liters with 100 hp. The 2.0-liter version achieves performance results similar to those presented with the 6-cylinder version. In particular, the 2.0-liter version of 1973 is considered by fans to be the best year of the 914-4, since at no additional cost it received all the options of the 6-cylinder version (console, green glass, fuchs wheels, double stabilizer bar, adjustable seats, etc. ). For the American market, the 1.7-liter version was replaced by the 1.8-liter version with 80 hp, and the 2.0-liter version was changed to 88 hp, respecting the standards of the state of California, which required a catalyst. At the end of 1975, Lotz manifested its new projects, with vehicles with front-wheel drive and water-cooled engines and communicates that Volkswagen is no longer interested in the 914 project. The production of the 914, extended until the end of 1976, serving exclusively to the North American market. Altogether 118,982 vehicles were produced, 75% of which were exported to the USA, the latest 2.0 Liter version was sold at 7,250 US dollars. Porsche presents its replacement, the 924 model, with an Audi engine and transmission, this model has been disowned by Porsche, making it a major sales flop.