This past weekend was spent with good friends at Heartland Park in Topeka, KS at the Kansas City Audi Club HPDE. I had a couple of fantastic friends/students who made such giant leaps in skill it is hard to describe. It was a lot of fun watching them push the cars and themselves to new levels. The weather could have been a little warmer though, brrrrrrrrr, it isn’t suppose to be this cold in the middle of May! The low …

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Knocked out a little project today on a buddy’s 993 today. On the chopping block was to install a Fabspeed X-pipe as well as front control arm bushings ala Chris Walrod. Mmmm pretty. The Fabspeed system has sport cats you can swap out for straight pipes. Remove a couple of clamps, and make the changes in a matter of minutes. The old cat section. If you look closely, you might see why we are changing this out. See it yet? …

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Took some time today to prep Al’s GT3 for the upcoming Audi DE. In addition to changing oil/brake fluid, we also installed a SmartyCam system into the car for video data collection. Changing the fluids. And starting the SmartyCam install. The unit uses a GPS device for speed data as well as lap times. My typical mount for the GPS unit is on the front cowl below the wipers. And the camera installed on the rollbar after running some wires. …

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Went over to help a friend with a seat problem that they were having in their new to them 997C4S. The seat all of a sudden would not slide forward on the right slider. The left moved forward and back, but the right was stuck, causing the seat to twist. Not good since the seat was all the way forward when it failed. Looks to be a broken cable on the motor that drives the right side, so we will …

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😀 Now we will just drop the car ontop of everything, and it should work right? We will let the hoses hang for a few weeks to uncurl 🙂 Stay tuned.

996 Oil Leaks

A buddy of mine brought by his 996 that is having trouble containing it’s oil, lol. Every time he drives the car, he gets out and smells that familiar smell of oil burning off the engine. It was time to get it taken care of. One of the most common sources of oil leaks in the M96 motors are the spark plug tube seals. There is an inner and outer o ring on the tube that will leak over time. …

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911 CV Boot

Oh no, not CV week again! Remember, everything happens in 3’s, lol. The owner brought this gem by for a new CV boot that he found cracked when he had the car stored on his lift. I think people just bring me the messy jobs, lol. Up on the lift and ready to go. And the torn boot. When doing a boot, make sure you replace both boots on that axle at the same time. Take the time to repack …

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Awhile back I had written a post about window drop issues in the boxster/996. A few weeks ago I had a Boxster come in for an oil change, and a window that was not functioning properly. The driver window would not drop at all, from the inside door handle, or the outside door handle. To me, this said that the microswitch on the latch mechanism always thought the door was closed. So I ordered a new latch. Today I knocked …

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993TT PPI

I recently did a Pre Purchase Inspection for a local car the other day. Last time I did a PPI for this seller (on a previous 993TT that he owned), I swore I would raise my prices as the leakdown and compression tests take a long time on the turbo cars, lol…..of course I forgot about that until after I had set up the PPI. Oh well 🙂 A beautiful example of a 993TT. A PPI consists of a full …

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Busy Week

The PCA club race and DE is coming up this coming weekend, so this week should be pretty busy. I was back from St Louis no sooner than 15 minutes before the first car showed up for service. 2 hours later, I had 3 sitting here, lol. Back for an oil change, set the boost controller, and a boost gauge. Boost controller hidden down under the glove box out of the reach of the driver….for a reason, lol. Up in …

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