Finished up the alternator change in the 911 targa the other day.  Voltage output dropped to about 14.2 which is more acceptable.  Still want to clean some grounds before sending it on it’s way. Removal is a bit tricky….. Out of the car. Removing the shroud. Removing the fan Bunch of crap came out of the inside….. And going back in 🙂

Finished the 993TT project tonight.  Got the belts replaced, and then installed the new Rennline pedals and gauge rings. Had an SP1/SPEC 944 come in for annual inspection and a few minor repair items in preparation for this weekends Club Race at Heartland Park.  Should start knocking that out tomorrow.   Also slapped the headlights in the 911 Targa and confirmed those as good.  New alternator will be here tomorrow, so I plan on getting that installed and the oil changed …

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Last car of the weekend (I hope) is a 911 Targa that was only 1 headlight working on high beams, no other settings work.  It is all about getting a good case history 🙂  Turns out the owner kept over heating batteries (had gone through about 3 of them), then all of a sudden his headlights started to flicker, then eventually the low beams died, then one high beam gave out.  First thing I did was check the output voltage …

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Tackled the 928S4 this morning that was having a full heat issue in the cabin.  After some searching, I discovered that there was no vacuum to the heater control valve (defaults to full heat when not working), which was the root of our problem.  Next I had to figure out why there was no vacuum there when the heater knob was turned to “cold.”  I started by taking the mityvac to all the vacuum lines to try and track down …

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Speed yellow 993TT in for spark plugs, belts, and a few other misc jobs. First thing to do was the drop the bellpans and change the diff fluids. A gallon of Mobil 1 (and then some) Going after the spark plugs.  On the TT, this is a real pain in the butt, lol.  4 are easy, 1 is a semi PITA, and the infamous #6 plug lies under the power steering pump, which makes access nearly impossible.  To get this …

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Busy weekend here in the garage.  Had a bunch of projects show up that needed to be knocked out. I am chasing a vacuum issue with the HVAC system in the 928, and and electrical issue with the 911 Targa.   Had a 996 come in quick with a seatbelt buckle issue as well. First on the chopping block was a 996C4S for an oil change, de inspection, and brake flush. It now has ATE super blue running through it’s veins …

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Knocked out another window issue on a 996TT last night.  Same issue as our boxster a few months ago, window dropped when the door handle was pulled, but would go back up, making shutting the door harder.   Issue was once again the door latch mechanism.  I’ll post pictures later, but the cam wheel on the microswitch sensor deteriorated, causing a no contact situation (the door handle microswitches over ride this switch when pulled).  Couple hundred bucks for the assembly and …

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Knocked out a few misc. projects over the last couple days.  Lot of work this week and next with the club race/DE coming up, so it will be pretty busy for a couple of weeks.  Just got in a new diagnostic/service toy as well 🙂  All porsches from roughly 1989 (s2) to current vehicles.  Fun toy. After diagnosing a bad turn signal switch on a 93 964 last weekend, I also knocked out some mud flaps for his daily driver …

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Finished up our project 997TT kit.  Last things to do was to button up the interior, install the brake pads, double and triple check everything, and give it a bath.   We still have a set of moton’s to put on when we get them, as well as the stage 3 clutch when this one starts to slip.  Old clutch will be good practice for heel/toeing.  Off to MAM it goes…..,. Do orange and red clash?  Pagid Orange pads in the …

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Well we finally got the rollbar replacement in, and after checking fitment of the 2 pieces, we got about installing it.  There are a couple of tricks to installing the bar: 1st:  Install the rear section, leaving the nuts loose 2nd:  Install the front section, and install the lower mounts first before attempting to connect the two pieces. 3rd:  Connect the 2 pieces of the rollbar.  You can shift the front bar side to side by tightening or loosening the …

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