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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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Had this 996TT come in on the hook this week for a no start issue. Pretty common issue in the 996TT’s….start, runs for a second or two like normal, then shuts off. While the fuel pumps are pretty hearty, the lines to the pump inside the tank are not. Pump is under the front bonnet. It is a octopus of hoses really. What happens is they will crack in various places, keeping the fuel pump from being able to pressurize …

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Well, it happened. I ran out of 928 jokes. It is a bit of a sad day for me really. So while I sit and pout, here is some 928 content. This 928 came in for a very severe power steering leak. Turns out the rack was puking out both ends about as fast as you could dump fluid in. So we chose to upgrade to the 91+ power steering pump and line which has a higher pressure rating for …

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We disassembled this car months ago and got it ready for paint and body work. 1986 911 Targa. The plan is a complete restoration/upgrade, then the car will get shipped overseas next summer for a summer vacation in Europe, then returned to the states when they are done vacationing! Pretty damn cool! Initial body work has been done, car is painted in primer, and now it is time to start the upgrades before putting it all back together 🙂 The …

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Finally got the frame back from Probuilt. He had to cut the neck off the old frame and weld on a new section due to the damage. Then he cleaned everything up and got her painted black! In the meantime we found out the story of this old bike, and turns out it use to belong to a customer of mine from Imagine Auto. Small world! Frame on the stand and the rear swing arm attached. I updated the steering …

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This is a problem we are seeing more and more these days with the DOT mandated TPMS sensors on all cars produced after 2008 IIRC. The government has decided that since some people can’t or won’t check the air in their tires anymore, that they should require sensors to be installed in all cars from the factory so it can tell you when a tire is low. The issue is that these are battery powered sensors in each tire, with …

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