Over the last couple of days I have been plugging away on the car as I have had time.  An hour here and hour there, and things are starting to come together. A pile of parts. New Denso double platinum plugs installed. Old plastic intake tubes need to come out. And are replaced with larger silicone tubes. Old intake plenum. Bigger intake plenum which will be coupled to a gt3 throttle body. I got the new turbos bolted on before …

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Well, even though it will double up on work a little since the motons are not here yet, I decided to knock out the front control arm bushings and out tie rod assemblies tonight after work. Lower control arm out of the car. New bushings installed. New outer tie rod assemblies from GMG. And everything back together. And look what showed up the other day 🙂 This stuff actually showed up the other day, and install has started until we …

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Headed out for a house call this afternoon for a good friend of mine.  The garage was full at DWR, so I packed up the tools and headed north, lol. First on the agenda was a set of Wevo engine mounts. Up next was an oil change.  Motul 5w-40 🙂  Fantastic oil. After the oil change, we swapped in pagid yellows at all 4 corners and bled the brakes with Motul. The centerlocks had really tightened themselves in there good, …

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Got the radiator back yesterday, and installed tonight.  Also resealed the fuel injectors as a couple were leaking.  After a couple of heat cycles, everything appears to be kosher.  Still need to put the belly pan back on, and figure out some clips for the overflow hose on the radiator (must have been removed by the radiator shop accidentally). Also got confirmation that our 997TT parts will be here on Tuesday 🙂

Along with the 928 work, today i finished pulling the driver’s side turbo and the ecu so we could get them sent in.  Nothing too exciting.  The brey krause mounts and alcantara/carbon fiber shift knob showed up as well 🙂  Also made a house call to replace a broken odometer and door contact switch in a 993TT.  For some reason it feels like I didn’t get much accomplished today……..but…..this afternoon was very nice, so working with the door open was …

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Well today some of the gaskets and seals showed up for the 928, so I got those swapped out.  Getting to the oil fill tube gasket requires removal of the thermostat housing.  It is a really tight fit and one of the bolts is a real pain to get to.  I got the gaskets all replaced, and noticed a couple of the injector seals are leaking, so I pulled the fuel rails in preparation to replace all the injector seals.  …

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Well things turn a big turn today.  Modifying cars is always a really slippery slope.  Once you start, it is hard to stop.  Well, not only were we headed down that slippery slope, today we fell off the cliff at the bottom. New additions: • EVOMS Upgraded VTG Turbochargers w/ Billet Compressor Wheels • EVOMSit ECU Chip Switch – Utilizes “On The Fly Switching” with 2 X EPROMS * • EVOMSit EVT750 ClubSport RACE ECU Calibration – 7000 RPM Rev …

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Since project 997TT is on hold, a very nice 928S4 came in tonight for some service due to a leaking radiator end cap.  We will also be doing the thermostat and associated gaskets, and the oil filler tube gasket which is leaking.  An oil change should top it off, just in time for the nice weather 🙂 Radiator fans out and most of the coolant drained. Radiator out, time to clean up some leaves….. We will be having Orr Radiator …

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Ok, after playing for a few hours it was time to get back to work.  Decided to knock out the rear toe links, control arm bushings, and dog bones. First thing to do was pull the lower control arms. Out of the car.  The center rubber bushing is what we are replacing. There is a trick to getting the bushings out as pushing on the rubber center just pops the center out, but I’ll leave that to your imagination 😉 …

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Problems obliterated.