Had a boxster come in today that was making a heck of a squealing from the clutch area.  My assumption is that the dual mass flywheel is starting to get too much play in it, which is a known issue on the dual mass flywheels.  With over 80k miles on the car and still on it’s first clutch, it is probably about time to get in there and replace it anyway. Up on stands, pulling stuff apart. For those that …

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I think we have some fun in store…… 🙂

Another 968 came through today.  158k miles on the clock, with an unknown history of cam maintenance. Pulled the valve cover to see what we were dealing with.  The top pad, while worn, was not in horrible shape.  Typically I see more wear on the bottom pad, but you can’t inspect it without pulling the cams and tensioner. Cams out of the car……To pull the cams, you need to remove the timing belt.  On the 968, that more or less …

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My track car hauler was starting to look a little……mmmmm…..rusty after sitting out the in the elements for the last couple of years, so I have spent some time on it in the last couple of weeks to bring it back up to par. The trailer is a 1990 Texas Bragg Enterprises trailer that has seen some miles.   It is a fantastic pulling trailer, and quite light for a steel trailer since it has an open floor.  This also comes …

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A quick round up of different suspension options on the 993: Stock configuration: Lowered with Bilstein HD’s and H&R lowering springs: Lowered with PSS9’s.  Height is infinitely adjustable…. Porsche ROW suspension on the left, PSS9’s on the right…..

Just got done installing new shocks/struts/lowering springs on a freind’s 1995 993.  One of the major downfalls of the 993, was Porsche’s decision to use a cheap Monroe shock assembly in the suspension.  After 20-30k miles, they are usually completely shot….i don’t recall the last time I saw a 993 with a set of good stock shocks still on it. There are a couple of options you can look at for replacement. 1.  Bilstein PSS9/10 coilover suspension.  You can go …

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We knew it would happen eventually, but hoped to get through this season on the stock control arms the car came with.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, as the last DE event snapped a ball joint pin in half.  Luckily, other than some light fender damage from the tire making contact, the rest of the car was fine.  Stock control arms really should not be allowed in a racing environment, and most people know better.  Unfortunately, with the state of the …

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I’ll admit, I don’t read a lot of books.  My reading typically consists of reading and giving technical advise out on the various Porsche forums out there (PorscheDoc or karl2bdc on most the major boards).  If not there, I usually have an issue of Excellence, Pano, European Car, etc laying around that I nose through.  Quite honestly, after college and grad school, I really lost any desire to hold a book, let alone bury my nose in it, but I …

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After 20 years, sometimes nagging electrical issues start to rear their head.  Even though this was a sub 40k mile 930, the turn signals were having problems.  In a fairly common failure, when the headlights were on and you used the turn signal, the brights would turn on.  This is due to bent armatures in the switch.  Now there are two ways to repair this.  One, is to go in and to attempt to rebend the arms so the high …

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Knocked out a few cars today in the 95 degree heat 🙂  Thankfully, between the cooler morning hours and the garage, I stayed fairly cool.  Tomorrows project….plumbing an ac vent into the garage….muhahaha.  Should be a nice short term fix until I install a separate AC unit for the garage. Forgot the camera, but this morning knocked out an ignition switch on a boxster along with an oil change.  Down the road it went….. Then I had an oil change …

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