Picked up the BMW the other morning for service as the owner had complained about having an burning smell in the cabin at stop lights. Up on the lift to check it out! Found the leak was pouring out of the valve cover gasket at the front of the motor, so a replacement was needed! But, on the way to the shop, I noticed the car was not getting up to operating temperature. Figured likely a stuck thremostat. Pulling apart …

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Had this Cayman come into the shop from out of state for an engine swap. Poor thing is on it’s third motor, by judging by the license plate, it has seen it’s share of track time 😉 Time to start pulling this bad boy out! First we need to suck down the A/C system though as this motor is too hard to try and hang the compressor. Easier to just reclaim, disconnect the lines, then recharge. A lot of digging …

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Had this Jaguar in the shop last week for a V1 install. Owner wanted it hardwired in so he didn’t have the power cable dangling in his way. No problem! This is another powerful car that is a riot to drive. Lot of HP through the supercharged motor. To hardwire to switched ignition so the unit turns on and off with the start button, I tapped into the wiring in the overhead light area. Main harness connector for that overhead …

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If the Nasty Ass Honey Badger were a race car, this is what he would look like. If you don’t about the Honey Badger, you should look it up on youtube by Randall (probably nsfw due to language, unless you work someplace like RennsportKC where anything goes). 2.9L of extremely hot motor. Hot cams, flowed heads, big displacement motor, Electromotive twin plug DFU’s, and some nasty ass PMO carbs to fuel it all! Car had undergone a fresh motor build …

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Had this 911SC come into the shop last week for some last minute clutch adjustment before Thanksgiving break. The car was guttering severely in 1st and reverse. I got in and first thing I noticed was a very catchy clutch pedal. Up in the air it goes. First thing I did was clean the clutch pedal spring assembly as they can get years of gunk in them and start to bind up. Some silicone spray after cleaning and the pedal …

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Had this GT3 come in a few weeks ago for a water leak. It was a real bugger to find, my initial findings were that the lower hose off the pump was leaking around the hose clamp. Replaced it and it seemed to stop. Unfortunately it didn’t last, and the leak started again. The issue was that we are running straight water and water wetter in this car for track purposes, so there is no tint to the water or …

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Had this 997 come into the shop today with a flat tire. While it is here, we are going to catch up on some maintenance and give it a good look over. Turns out the rear tire was completely blown out due to driving on a low tire. With new tires on order, I started giving the car a good inspection. At 48k miles, it is past due on spark plugs, which is now recommended by Porsche every 4 years. …

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After knocking a bunch of work today, I put Squeeks on the lift for a quick oil change and tire rotation….which then turned into new brake pads….which then turned into new front rotors…..which then turned into new brake lines in the front…..which then turned into a new caliper on the front left side. GRRRRRRRR This evening was a giant kick in the balls. I knew pads and rotors were coming up as the fronts have the typical Jeep warpage, and …

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More tinkering. Finishing up the fuel system in the rear, but not much to show at this point. After talking with Todd, I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me to remove the extra spacer from the weltmeister sway bars, so I knocked that out tonight. A trip to the hardware store for some shorter bolts (weltmeister…….uses standard hardware…go figure), and that was taking care of. I did add some longer allen bolts and spacers to keep the system …

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Ok, I think I already have decided, but give me some feedback! #1. Same setup as the 935 Kremer. The difference, was no sunroof on the 935, so the line from the sunroof seal didn’t get in the way. I would cut a line in the vinyl so the sunroof could still be removed if needed. The downside is that there would be a black sunroof seal line running through white lettering. or #2 Swapping the 935 hood vinyl on …

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