Replaced a leaking output shaft seal on a 951 today.  It had gotten bad enough that it was leaving a puddle on the ground after driving, so it was time to replace it.  Remove the CV axle from the output shaft.  The bolts are typically 8mm triple square bits but they may have been replaced with 6mm allens at some point.   One the axle is out of the way, remove the 6mm allen in the center of the output shaft.  …

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993 Repairs

Had a 993 in the garage the other day for a few repairs.  First off I repaired the fan duct housing to the heater assembly, and then I went after a metal rattle in the rear of the car. New heater duct installed. Old air duct.  As you can see, the air wasn’t getting where it needed to go, lol There were multiple causes of the metal rattle in the rear.  The car had been in a rear end accident …

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And that is hunting…….. Thanksgiving (and usually xmas) week every year is spent hunting up in South Dakota with family.  Every year my wife and I (and the polar bear of a dog) head up for some deer and pheasant hunting.  Having family up there is really nice in regard to land access, and great hunting grounds at that.  Left late friday night, and were up early on Saturday to head out for some scouting.  I typically pull a doe …

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For some reason, black cars, in particular black 951’s have been known to put up a fight with me.  Not just one black 951, but multiple black 951’s, lol.  Oh well.  It was a project that just kept growing and growing as we got deeper into it.  IMHO, the root of everything was for years the car was running 15.5:1 AFR’s under boost after an upgraded turbo and MAF, but still using stock injectors (not my install).  We fixed the …

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Well it was a slow week in regards to the black car.  Sitting waiting, waiting, waiting.  Yesterday afternoon though I got a call that the turbo was rebuilt and ready to be picked up.  So I ran across town and got it, and came home and got it installed and out of the way.  Now I am just waiting on another head to be rebuilt before putting it all back together.  The previous head was unusable due to the exhaust …

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No, not a complete overhaul, but it seems to be snowballing as so many of these projects do on the older cars.  It seems like once you get in there, there are a lot of items that would be foolish not to replace, but the price tag is always a bit of a shocker.  This car came in with a smoking issue from the exhaust.  The longer it sat between starts, the longer it smoked.  So the Dr. went to …

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Yesterday I finished a 60k service on a 996 C2, which was pretty straightforward.  Plugs, filters, serpentine belt, and a lengthy inspection was involved.  Somehow I deleted all the pictures off my camera unfortunately, so I’ll have to provide some on a different vehicle in regards to the plug change, etc.   Today I needed to finish up a fuel rail install on the Dragon.  I had it torn apart which was making my garage and driveway access a little …

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I see a lot of posts online on the forums about the average guy trying to repair something on their car, and they have been at it for a couple hours and are completely frustrated with the job.  It usually ends up something like “changing motor mounts sucks,” or I can’t get my CV axles out.  I usually shake my head, and think to myself, it isn’t that the job is impossible, it is that you probably don’t have the …

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Been banging away at the cars in my spare time. Our 968 braking issue turned out to indeed be front warped rotors even though they only had 2000 miles on them.  Lesson learned here is that when common sense and experience tell you something is broken, don’t look past it just because that item has been replaced recently……new parts fail, rebuilt parts fail, new rotors warp, stuff happens.  The calipers had been rebuilt recently thinking it was an issue with …

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Another 968 in the garage.  I am doing a full timing belt/waterpump/roller service, swapping in a resealed PS pump, Camshaft pads and chain change, all new coolant hoses, new expansion tank, speed sensor, and trying to figure out a braking issue. Getting ready to tear it down….. Front end apart, going after the cam pads and chain….. Cams out of the car….. Exposed cam followers. Old pads and chain that need to be removed New pads and chain installed, and …

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