Had this pair of Cayenne Turbos come in to swap hand controls around for the owner. Old one is getting traded in, and the new one, straight from the dealer, needs controls, so swap from the old to the new, and done! The hand controls allow the owner to operate the vehicle without the use of his legs. It is a very simple system, push on the hand control for brake, and twist the throttle like a motorcycle for the …

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Friday we headed up to MAM for fast fridays to do some testing on the Boxster. Thursday the guys finished the wrap on the car and it looks incredible. Everything went as planned and ran great. Car is very fast, significantly faster than 001.

Had my buddy bring by his D90 today for some work on the electric fan. We had messed with it a few weeks ago and diagnosed a bad fan relay system (D90 has a later model rover motor transplant). So we ordered up a new SPAL fan controller system and got it installed. Had to build a hose adapter pipe to insert the 3/8″ NPT temp sensor in so we could keep it from blocking the coolant flow, and it …

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Had this little 996TT come into the shop this week for a P1109 code. The local dealer charged the owner $200 to diagnose it, telling him the code was a mass air flow sensor issue and due to the aftermarket EvoMS intake…they removed the sensor and cleaned it with no help. Recommendation was $1500 worth of OEM airbox and new maf sensor, not covered by the $4000 warranty that he bought with the car. The problem is…..a P1109 code is …

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Had this 996 come into the shop yesterday after rubbing the sidewalls off his new 295 tires. Turns out the champion wheels and champion springs are a little too low for the wide rear tire. The issue is the underside of the fender lip protrudes at about a 90 degree angle, which can cut into a wider tire. Rolling the fender will take this inner lip, and roll it upwards away from the tire. The fender roller slowly applies increasing …

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This is like a recurring post, lol. Another Cayenne in the shop today for a blow driveshaft carrier bearing. Under moderate acceleration you will feel a thumping vibration in the drivetrain, and it is always the driveshaft 🙂 Easy way to test is to grab the driveshaft and see how much it wobbles at the center carrier bearing. Not a bad job to replace, drop the exhaust down and you have access to it. And out of the car. You …

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Had this little R350 in this week for some rear airbag replacements. Blown rear airbags is extremely common on the MB vehicles, but don’t fear, it is a super simple job to replace them! Anyone with basic mechanical skills and general automotive knowledge on safely lifting and supporting a vehicle can change these out in minutes! First lift and support the vehicle so the rear axle is hanging off the ground. Pull the wheels off. Next, since you told your …

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Saw something today that was a little baffling while changing the oil on this 964 C4. While I have pretty extensive knowledge with the C4 system, I have never seen someone block off the line to the longitudinal slave cylinder before. This slave cylinder controls the locking rate between the front and rear diffs, so I assume the front wheels aren’t powered any longer. The C4 pump is still in place and active, so it is a bit weird. Not …

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Got a lot of stuff knocked out on the Spec Boxster build this week. Tomorrow we meet with the graphics guys bright and early to figure out a design for the car. Man I miss the white car. Seat installed, fire extinguisher system finished, lightweight battery and kill switch installed, window nets, gauges, etc. I did remove the passenger seat floor mount (lots of spot weld drilling!), and that allowed a lot more flexibility for mounting the coolshirt cooler and …

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Finished installing the engine and getting everything hooked up like it should be. Got the exhaust gaskets today, so I threw the heat exchangers in place (jet hot coated). It isn’t often I lose battles in regards to suggestion for upgrade items, but on occasion it happens. So in this case, instead of using SSI heat exchangers and a Dansk muffler, we have the OEM boat anchor heat exchangers along with RarelyL8’s pre muffler and muffler….errrr M&K’s, lol It will …

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