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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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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 🙂 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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