Hoping to get another racer into the mix here, so we are getting his new to him miata prepped for some track time! It was a really solidly built car, but just needed a few things to finish it off. A miata, while not overly quick in a straight line, is a really fun quick entry level track car with a very low consumables cost. A great way to get started! First thing to do was to rip some unneeded …

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Had my buddy bring by his D90 today for some work on the electric fan. We had messed with it a few weeks ago and diagnosed a bad fan relay system (D90 has a later model rover motor transplant). So we ordered up a new SPAL fan controller system and got it installed. Had to build a hose adapter pipe to insert the 3/8″ NPT temp sensor in so we could keep it from blocking the coolant flow, and it …

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Had this little 996TT come into the shop this week for a P1109 code. The local dealer charged the owner $200 to diagnose it, telling him the code was a mass air flow sensor issue and due to the aftermarket EvoMS intake…they removed the sensor and cleaned it with no help. Recommendation was $1500 worth of OEM airbox and new maf sensor, not covered by the $4000 warranty that he bought with the car. The problem is…..a P1109 code is …

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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 πŸ™‚ 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 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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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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New Lift?

Running on a bit of a limited schedule this week as we had a lift start to act up (ok, I should have died under it long ago), so we have pulled it out and are waiting for Myers brothers to install a new Rotary next week. Should be back up to full capacity early in the week!

Over the last couple of weeks I have been scouring the countryside for a decent 99 boxster to build into another customer SPEC Boxster Race Car. After numerous trips and failed PPI’s, we finally found a 45k mile car in Omaha a few weeks ago and retrieved it. I drove it back from Omaha, pulled in the front door and starting tearing it apart. No time to waste! Tan interior is in great shape and for sale πŸ™‚ I pulled …

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A couple weeks ago after racing at MAM, we came home via a trip to the breeder. We had planned to get a new puppy in September from the same breeder we got Tia from, but the dog we were breeding now has Diabetes that got so bad she had to be put down πŸ™ Her name was JΓ€ger. So we found another breeder north of KC and went to check them out on the way home. Hint: Don’t go …

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Blog has been a little slow as things have been crazy to say the least. I have had the CT70 done with the exception of the clutch cable to arrive, but I got that in this week, on the bike, and she has her first 4 trouble free miles on her πŸ™‚ I waited for quite awhile for the parts to arrive to rebuild the front forks. I needed the piston spacer sleeves on both sides which were on backorder. …

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