1986 Porsche 911 Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune-Ups to Help Your Porsche 911 Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1986 Porsche 911’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your 911. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you follow the guidelines specified by Porsche for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 911’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Porsche 911

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1986 Porsche 911. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. The second service focuses on your 911's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your 911’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your 911: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where Should I Go for My Porsche 911 Tune-Up?

If you’re looking for 1986 911 engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Porsche's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1986 Porsche 911s

  • Will it hurt my Porsche 911 to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my 911? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my 911 engine? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Proactive Maintenance - 1986 Porsche 911

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Porsche 911 so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

Repair Service for Your 1986 Porsche 911

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Porsche 911's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1986 Porsche 911 repairs.

Schedule Your Porsche 911 Tune-Up Service Appointment

Keep your 911 running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.