Have you ever wanted to own an electric car? or have you ever wanted to drive a Porsche 911? I wanted both, so I decided to build one. This blog is here to document my journey as I convert a 2002 Porsche 911/996 Carrera 2 from a gas guzzler to a completely electric vehicle - not a hybrid!

Monday, July 22, 2013

On the road again

After weeks of distractions, I finally took the car apart to figure out what went boom on inspection day.  Turns out the 8 bolts that hold the drivers side drive shaft to the transmission came loose, totally separating the drive shaft from the transmission output on the drivers side.

So, it was a pretty easy fix to re-assemble that section.  This time I applied Locktite to the threads of all the bolts.  It seems strange that all 8 would loosen up to the point of falling out, but whatever.  Its fixed now.

I charged it up and put 30 miles on in the last 24 hours running errands.

Glad to be back on the road and ecstatic that the transmission was not the issue!

Now I just have to get the car inspected before the end of them month which is when my license tabs expire!


  1. Hi Kurt,
    Glad you are back on the road and the damage wasn't more significant. I had a driver shaft fall off on me after a year of driving my electric MR2 (http://blog.mr2ev.com/stranded/) and it put a hole in the transmission. I had to take everything apart to repair the leak with epoxy, but it has been fine for more than a year now. I suspect the problem to be a missing dowel pin and/or insufficient torque on the bolts.

  2. Thanks Ken. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that has hit a curve ball or two!

  3. oh! how do you like your orion BMS?
    I have li-ons! time to install them!
    Also, thanks for the pound by pound. I was too enthusiastic to do that &wish i had!