Got the car buttoned up yesterday and thought we were going to be good to go. The problem with these really really low mile cars is that once you start driving them, stuff starts failing faster than you can fix it. On the initial warm up, I kept getting a puff of smoke off the passenger side of the engine. When it didn’t stop after a few minutes, I looked underneath and found the head gasket was leaking externally onto …

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I got the 951 up in the air today and started poking around a little more. Always exciting to see what you will run into next. My plan was to retension the belts to the correct spec, then start on the headers. Ummmm not so much. ROFL. Some people shouldn’t work on cars they aren’t familiar with, lol. We all have our moments, but this is AWESOME! Some things put a big smile on my face. Needless to say, this …

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After I got the alternator done in the Boxster, I got a call on another Boxster that was having intermittent start issues. I packed up some tools, grabbed a spare ignition switch, and headed north. And the patient tucked safely in it’s garage. And the culprit….the notorious ignition switch. Older 944 and 911 owners always keep a spare DME relay in the glove box for imminent failure. Boxster and 996 owners should carry a spare ignition switch, lol. New switch …

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Had a busy tow day yesterday, lol. Had this Boxster S come in yesterday with a bad alternator. Picked up the part and got to work this morning. Getting into the front access panel. Note the top cover really doesn’t have to come off, you just need to pull the speaker box to get to the carpet clips. And the alternator in the top left corner. Now the fun. Two bolts and the belt come off, then you get to …

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Something you don’t see every day anymore. A 1 owner, 12k mile 1986 944 turbo. She started having fits after sitting for a number of years, so time to go through it and see what we can figure out. Another shop went through the timing belt and such, and now we have a no start. I know, I was thinking the same thing, but looks like the T-belt is ok 😉 She’s a beut Clark…..The tow truck driver dumped it …

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Road Trip!

Thursday morning we headed north to Watertown, SD to pick up a race car for a friend. A 1990 964 C4, multiple podium PCA class winner 🙂 Thursday night we got into town, gave the car a quick run down, and loaded her on the trailer. Before leaving town though, we were treated to supper on the lake. And when you are in South Dakota….you eat Walleye 😉 Mmmmm On the way back to KC, it would be foolish to …

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Since I was going to be out of town for the weekend, I buttoned up the supercharger project after getting the ECU back from VF, did some road testing with it Wednesday night, and gave it back to the owner for the weekend to put some miles on it. Next week we will bring it back and do some more testing before giving it the 100% stamp of approval rating. Sucking down the coolant system for the charge cooler. And …

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Before heading out of town I was able to almost get the 944 back up and running. Just waiting on a set of spark plug wires and we should be able to fire this thing up. Cam tower reassembled and ready for install. And back on the car: Oil cooler housing removed from the car and ready for some cleaning. New seals on the internal cooler: And the block cleaned up and ready for install of the cooler and housing: …

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The latest round on the 944 finally showed some progress at the end of the day. The cam tower apart and ready to reseal. Waiting on one small cam plug before I can start reassembly. The front cam housing spacer sleeve wasn’t looking too good. Trying to make progress on the water pump. In all the years I have sold and installed 100’s of reman water pumps, I have seen 2 bad out of the box pumps. They both came …

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944 Oil Leaks

Been an odd week of little service stuff here and there, nothing too important to speak of. Car is back together, and I am waiting on the ECU which is still at VF. They said GIAC’s servers were down and could not generate a file for the ECU and they were waiting on that…..hmmmm. I know all the tricks in this industry…….good to know somethings never change in this business. So, it is on to a 944 to address some …

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