Well things turn a big turn today.  Modifying cars is always a really slippery slope.  Once you start, it is hard to stop.  Well, not only were we headed down that slippery slope, today we fell off the cliff at the bottom. New additions: • EVOMS Upgraded VTG Turbochargers w/ Billet Compressor Wheels • EVOMSit ECU Chip Switch – Utilizes “On The Fly Switching” with 2 X EPROMS * • EVOMSit EVT750 ClubSport RACE ECU Calibration – 7000 RPM Rev …

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Since project 997TT is on hold, a very nice 928S4 came in tonight for some service due to a leaking radiator end cap.  We will also be doing the thermostat and associated gaskets, and the oil filler tube gasket which is leaking.  An oil change should top it off, just in time for the nice weather 🙂 Radiator fans out and most of the coolant drained. Radiator out, time to clean up some leaves….. We will be having Orr Radiator …

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Ok, after playing for a few hours it was time to get back to work.  Decided to knock out the rear toe links, control arm bushings, and dog bones. First thing to do was pull the lower control arms. Out of the car.  The center rubber bushing is what we are replacing. There is a trick to getting the bushings out as pushing on the rubber center just pops the center out, but I’ll leave that to your imagination 😉 …

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Problems obliterated.

Have a 997TT in the garage today that we are going to start building into a track beast.  We are still waiting on a bunch of parts to come in, so stay tuned for this build 😀 Some of the modifications we will be doing: GT3 Seats Brey Krause harness mounts GT3 Steering Wheel GMG RSR Rollbar Harnesses Traqmate Install Moton Coilover Suspension (from GMG) GMG Dog Bones GMG Toe Links GMG Solid Bushings GMG Tie Rod Assemblies Fire Extinguisher …

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This was a car I built for a good friend of mine while I was at Imagine Auto.  We started with a new 997C2S off the showroom floor in 2005.  Rick (the owner) and I built this car into a pretty nasty track car, with the occasional street driving 🙂 I thought of this car as I have another project in the garage right now that will resemble much of this build. What we started with: I am sure I …

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Had a 996TT come in today with a failed hydraulic accumulator. Up in the air.  Tall rams would work best as the jack stands sit unfortunately right where you need to be working at. The accumulator is up on the side of the slave cylinder and is a real bugger to get to.  You will need to modify a couple wrenches to get at it.  Once under the car, I realized the accumulator had been replaced before.   A little heat …

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With any luck, we will start seeing some warmer weather.  Amazing what happens once the sun comes out, as the cars start to roll in for spring maintenance.  I think everyone is ready to kiss this crappy winter season goodbye.  While it is still a bit chilly, having the sun out makes it feel a lot warmer!  I really miss being able to work in the garage with the door open 🙂 This was just a basic inspection and oil …

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Edit:  2/23/2010 Last night I got the front and rear brakes on with new pad sensors.  Tonight I am hoping to get the brakes bleed, and transaxle and differential serviced.  That should wrap up this service. Tues:  Finished up the fluid swap last night, and started in on the front control arm bushings (FCAB’s).  There is a little trick to getting them off and back on, but it isn’t too bad of a job 🙂  One final test drive and …

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Ok, I’ll promise to stop being lazy and keep the blog updated in my spare time, lol. Right now one of the current projects is a 2004 BMW 330Ci that I am doing a service 2 on along with some other maintenance.  The owner is moving to Arizona, and wants the car in tip top shape in the hotter climate. And the pile of parts we have to go on the car. List of things we are doing: Radiator Coolant …

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