996TT Service

Had a 996TT come in this week with a dislocated intake plenum, and an issue with the engine moving around under hard cornering at the track.  With the car running bigger turbos and more boost, the intake plenum boot just didn’t hold under the added pressure.  As you can see in the picture below, the right plenum boot has shifted, allowing the intake plenum to rise upward on the passenger side. The intake plenum boot was cleaned up, reinstalled, and …

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89 944TS

With the 88 out of the garage, I had a good friend make his way down from South Dakota to fix some oil leaks on his Alpine White 89 Turbo S.  We tackled the belts and front engine seals on this trip, hung out with some good friends and just had a fantastic weekend. Yup, that is an engine Jones…… Removing the cam gear. Steve N. holding the car up, lol Back together after the front end seal and belt …

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88 944TS

Had a rare black 88 Turbo S (one of 60ish 88’s in black) in the garage for some maintenance this past week.  We repaired a non operational sunroof, camtower leak, oil cooler leak, lower balance shaft housing leak, along with a new timing and balance shaft belt and few other misc. items.  The car was leaving a pretty good puddle of oil under the car after being driven, so it was time to get a few of the more major …

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A little late with this (I have been horrible about not blogging for the last month, I promise to fix that, lol).  The October PCA Driver’s Education event is coming up this weekend.  As always, feel free to give me a shout this week to have your Pre-inspection done.  No cost, just give me a shout and we will get the car checked out and ready for the track.  If you guys are already to go, I’ll see you this …

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Since I put the new motor in with larger injectors to deliver more fuel, I have really put off getting the car tuned properly.  The problem was, with the bigger injectors, it was running so rich, it was actually causing the plugs to foul on wide open throttle (WOT).  Needless to say, the fuel economy was horrible as well, lol.  So I finally got around to installing a Vitesse Racing SMT6 piggyback tuner.  Since I am already running his MAF …

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Sept 11

note:   image borrowed from another site……

Our big turbo project car came back in after a strong fuel smell popped up recently. My initial thought was that maybe the fuel pressure regulator o-ring was pinched when we installed the bigger 5 bar regulator, causing a small leak.  I was a bit surprised when that was not it at all, but rather a completely unrelated issue…….the metal fuel filter had sprung a pin hole leak, and was spraying gasoline out at a pretty darn good rate!  Needless …

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I have seen a lot of window issues in boxsters and 996’s lately.  The general operation of the door glass is simple in the 2 cars.  Basically, when you pull the the door handle (inner or outer), the window glass will drop about a 1/2″ to allow for smooth opening of the door.  When the door shuts, the window will raise back into place.  The same goes for the convertible tops.  When the front release handle is triggered, the windows …

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Most people’s initial reaction when they see white smoke coming out of their exhaust, is to assume the worse…..blown headgasket, slipped cylinder lining, catastrophic engine failure.   While on rare occasion that is the case, many times it is nothing more than a bad Oil Air Separator (OAS, AOS, Air Oil Separator, etc). 996, 997’s, and Boxsters use an oil air separator which basically reduces oil vapor that recirculates in the engine.  Unfortunately, they use a rubber diaphragm that is prone …

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Had quite a few cars roll through in the last couple of days. First was a nice 1988 911 Targa that need new clutch cylinders and hood emblem.  Smooth sailing, and we were back up and running. Then we had a 2000 Boxster S with a bad waterpump and serpentine belt. A 2002 Boxster that need a new Oil Air Seperator, climate control button cleaning, window microswitch, and parking brake adjustment. A beautiful 930 that got a new starter and …

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