I know I know. We are so backed up right now, my blogging has come to a halt for the time being. Right now it is cool in the office and about 100 degrees in the shop, so at least I can get something productive done while staying cool 🙂 Last week in between prepping chump cars and other odds and ends, we finished up the Boxster motor swap. With the used motor we were putting in, we went ahead …

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SOLD Listing this for a customer of mine. He bought the car awhile back and has too many cars, so this needs to go. Asking $40k (no title). He has $58k in the motor alone. Engine has 4 laps on it, fresh tranny has zero. Car was last set up by Darren Law and I believe Graham Rahal has some seat time in it. I do have a .pdf of the dyno sheet when the motor was done. Location: Kansas …

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This last weekend we hauled the car up to MAM for the BMW HPDE so we could get some seat time and check the car out in regards to reliability and what we had. Everything went smoothly, so we should be good to race in two weeks in Colorado. We did have a wiring issue with the gauge cluster cutting in and out, which I think I isolated to a bad ground wire. Today I ran a new ground, and …

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Or something like that. Remember this project? No, it didn’t just finish itself and walk away 🙂 We’ve been so slammed that this one got put on the back burner for a week or two while we dug through some other projects. Actually with 2 blown motors at the shop and two transmissions needing rebuilds, dead cars were buried under this car on the lift so I couldn’t get to it easily, lol. It was also a good time to …

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Last weekend we were up at Motorsport Park Hastings for the Porsche Club Race. We ran a couple of cars both in the club race and the DE portion. We had a fantastic time, if you get the chance to run up at Hastings, I highly recommend it. The people are fantastic, the track experience is awesome, and you might even get to race a 911 while riding on the Bacardi Bus (hypothetically though, because I am sure insurance regulations …

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Had this little 964 come in with a little problem. A sad face 🙁 A pretty common problem caused by pulling into parking spots too far and hitting the curb. So I started pulling it apart to repair the front grill. This one had hit hard enough to bend the mounting points up, so those needed to be pulled back down. Special Tool KEWP293.a After a bit of work, the mounts started to pull down. And we had a happy …

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Had this little Audi TT come in the other day with a running issue (bad stumble) and a misfire check engine light. The owner had diagnosed the misfire and put in a couple new coil packs with spark plugs, but there was no change. A lot of times these Audi’s can have issues with low voltage, so I put the charger on the battery to see if anything changed, but the battery was in good shape. I did find a …

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Had this 2.7L Boxster come into the shop the other day on the tow truck. Engine started knocking, so the owner and a friend with some mechanical know how pulled the oil pan and apparently found chain tensioner material in the pan. This car had already had the LN bearing upgrade on the IMS, so we were confident that was not the issue. I thought tensioner pad material in the pan a bit intriguing, but they wanted to go ahead …

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I’ll save you the carnage though, it isn’t a big failure that we see on the Boxster, but instead a fairly minor one. This problem is also seen on the 996 cabs as well. The Boxster came in with the complaint that the top was not opening. When there isn’t anything happening, typically the parking brake switch is bad. That was indeed the case. After pulling apart the center console, you can get to the switch. In our case, the …

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Had this awesome GT2 come into the shop today for basic service. A good checkup and a fresh oil change and she was out the door ready for the summer! It’s hard to beat a morning of working on GT2’s and race cars! If you are a boost junkie, then this is about as good as it gets 🙂 This is where dreams are made. Hard to tell from the picture, but the GT2 door sills are illuminated. I didn’t …

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