Ok, obviously we are having a glitch in the system.  This is the 2nd time I have created an entire post, only to hit Publish, and it posts a blank entry and deletes my written post.  Grrrrr…..   This Boxster came in this week with a slow coolant leak the owner couldn't find.  The coolant expansion tanks in the 996 and Boxsters are known for cracking and causing a slow leak.  On the 996, it will leak down off the …

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Arghhh, 2nd go around here.  Not sure why most post came up blank the first time.  We have to keep those daily drivers on the road too!  Not everyone uses their Porsche on a daily basis, but rather needs a kid, dog, and toy hauler too!  This 2003 Inifniti FX45 was making some odd noises from the front of the engine, so it was time to get it looked at.  Turned out to be something as simple as the drive …

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We've had the axle laying around for quite some time now….we were just missing the car!  Finally the car arrived, and I went about replacing the torn axle boot/axle assembly on the passenger side.  The car has about 160k miles on it, so for the cost of the axle, it didn't make sense to just replace a boot, when likely the axle doesn't have that much life left on it anyway.  There was also a lot of clunking going on …

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Well, trying to track down a replacement metal nub for the crossmember torsion bolt adjuster became a futile effort.  No one seems to have had this problem, which I find hard to believe.  The solution will be to replace the front crossmember with a good used one…..but not during prime targa driving weather 😉  So my quick solution was to weld up the broken section and grind it back down.  It won't be a permanent solution as I don't feel …

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Hey, I didn’t come up with the name, the owner did! Had a little issue with an 88 911 that was rubbing the tire on the fender under certain corners. My buddy Mark had heard a POP from the front left corner one day, then started hearing the rubbing. While simple and quick to diagnose, this is something I have not seen before, the steel contact washer that the torsion bar adjustment bolt rides on shattered, dropping the suspension almost …

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Knocking out a little suspension upgrade on a 996C2 this week. We are installing Bilstein HD shocks/struts with Eibach lowering springs, which will give the car a little lower stance, and a firmer ride which will help in the corners. We got tied up slightly due to not having new bump stops/bellows for the fronts, so that has set us back slightly. Old front struts and springs Old rear struts and springs. After a little work, we have one rear …

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Sorry, the blog hasn’t been updated in while. Last week I knocked out quite a few projects, but just didn’t have the time to get them up before heading out of town again. On Friday we headed up to Hastings for the Woodhouse of Omaha DE. As usual we had a blast. My student and the track owner George have been friends since college, so that was a lot of fun. Getting a detailed history of the track being built …

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Figured I’d make the rolling chassis a little lighter: Out she comes 🙂 I’ll put this thing on a stand at the shop and go through the bottom end. My guess is the head is warped, so a trip to the machine shop will confirm that. If so, then I know the bottom end is good. Once I get my other charlie arm back, I can button up the suspension and load it back on the trailer for it’s journey …

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Got a call Sunday night on the way back from Hastings about a stranded 951. Car lost all it’s coolant and started to overheat. Monday morning the tow truck showed up to the house with it and I checked it out. Pretty typical failure, the plastic coolant port on the radiator had broken and coolant had sprayed out of the radiator under pressure. You can just make out the piece that is broken on the end of the small hose. …

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I hereby decree: By springtime, 993’s shall stomp us no longer.