Have this Boxster in this week for a 120k service, but these higher mileage services always seem to turn into a more extensive repair than expected. Probably not included in the dealer 120k service list, but at the major services every 60k, I like to drop the sump plate and inspect what is going on. This not only gives me a good idea of if the oil change intervals are where we want them (by the amount of staining/sludge in …

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Oh boy, so many blogs to post, so little time! This was a project in the shop last week. A nice little Booster S with about 50k miles on the clock. Owner has already done the IMS bearing, but wanted to get the chain tensioner pads replaced as we are seeing them fall apart on a regular basis now She was pretty dirty and oil underneath from a few various oil leaks and a previous seeping IMS/RMS. And a leaking …

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I tend to throw stuff up on Facebook at random as I can post pictures quickly from my phone. Still trying to figure out how to make the blog more efficient from a mobile device being the wordpress blog is embedded in the website, but I need to get together with someone smarter than me on that part! In the meantime, follow us on Facebook at RennsportKC (I’m still not smart enough to figure out how to link to the …

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I’ve been slow about posting lately, mostly because I can one click pictures and brief descriptions from my phone to Facebook, then I forget about going back to do the same with the blog. Trying to figure out a quick way to do the same thing from phone to blog but having the blog integrated into the website has complicated things! More research needed 🙂 In the meantime let’s try a few pictures Finishing the cayman build here is a …

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Our little PTE Miata that Aaron bought last year only made it a couple track days before it overheated severely and ended his season. With a supposedly fresh motor in it when purchased, I didn’t think we needed to go over it with a fine tooth comb, but that was a big mistake. The engine builder who put the motor together used thin vacuum caps to block off some coolant ports that were no longer needed. The problem is that …

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Had this nice little 968 come into the shop this week for a couple of minor issues like realigning the hood, figuring out a bogging idle and performance issue, and a nagging tiptronic error light. A fairly new car for the owner, but sometimes it takes a little sorting to go through a new to you car. The hood aligned pretty easy, and I noticed the hall sensor had completely fallen apart. Pretty common issue for a bogging car, so …

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Saw this today and got a chuckle out of it.  Thought you guys might enjoy. (Spoiler….if you do not have a sense of humor, you will not enjoy) Click here to go to check it out.  

Short notice, but just got word of it and was asked to pass along! Local 928 owners will be getting together this Saturday, 12/20/2014 for a little get together. Information I have goes as follows. All 928’s welcome, no matter condition, just bring em out! From Jeff to help out with scheduling! SHARK ATTACK AT THE KANSAS CITY AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM!!! This Saturday, December 20th, all manner of Porsche 928 (nickname “The Shark”) will gather at the museum. This is a …

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“It’s just a car.” A quote often repeated by Tom Magliozzi. I find myself repeating this quote many times a week to customers. There is no doubt, we are here because we love Porsches, and we love working on them, we love driving them, some people even love washing them….but in the end it is just a car. Often times Tom would say that if money can fix it, then it isn’t a problem. Just think about that for a …

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Had this BMW come in with a bunch of warning lights and an overheating issue. BMW’s have always been known for their poor cooling systems, but even after going to an electric cooling pump, they still have issues! Pulling out the old thermostat and behind it the waterpump. You always want to replace these together. And the old pump out of the car. The hoses are a real bear to get the hoses off with the positioning of the clamps. …

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