Have this Boxster in this week for a 120k service, but these higher mileage services always seem to turn into a more extensive repair than expected. Probably not included in the dealer 120k service list, but at the major services every 60k, I like to drop the sump plate and inspect what is going on. This not only gives me a good idea of if the oil change intervals are where we want them (by the amount of staining/sludge in …

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2.5L Refresh

A little project I have been working on in my spare time. We tore down a spare 2.5L engine we had and are refreshing it for a backup motor for the SPEC Boxster. This was a motor we ran for a season before pulling out of the car. Everything looked great in the engine, so we didn’t have to do any major surgery or component replacement such as an intermediate shaft. Crankshaft carrier receiving new bearings. And assembled with bank …

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Oh boy, so many blogs to post, so little time! This was a project in the shop last week. A nice little Booster S with about 50k miles on the clock. Owner has already done the IMS bearing, but wanted to get the chain tensioner pads replaced as we are seeing them fall apart on a regular basis now She was pretty dirty and oil underneath from a few various oil leaks and a previous seeping IMS/RMS. And a leaking …

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We had a good but wet weekend at the formula one track Circuit Of The americas in Austin last weekend. Had not been on this track before, but what an amazingly smooth track. A couple of laps off the Go Pro…. A little faster on Sunday.

I tend to throw stuff up on Facebook at random as I can post pictures quickly from my phone. Still trying to figure out how to make the blog more efficient from a mobile device being the wordpress blog is embedded in the website, but I need to get together with someone smarter than me on that part! In the meantime, follow us on Facebook at RennsportKC (I’m still not smart enough to figure out how to link to the …

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I’ve been slow about posting lately, mostly because I can one click pictures and brief descriptions from my phone to Facebook, then I forget about going back to do the same with the blog. Trying to figure out a quick way to do the same thing from phone to blog but having the blog integrated into the website has complicated things! More research needed 🙂 In the meantime let’s try a few pictures Finishing the cayman build here is a …

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Our little PTE Miata that Aaron bought last year only made it a couple track days before it overheated severely and ended his season. With a supposedly fresh motor in it when purchased, I didn’t think we needed to go over it with a fine tooth comb, but that was a big mistake. The engine builder who put the motor together used thin vacuum caps to block off some coolant ports that were no longer needed. The problem is that …

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I didn’t take many pictures of the build as I went beyond the initial motor and frame, but she is together and ready to go home. The 88cc motor rips pretty good. Since this motor was seized up and not running when I went into it, I wasn’t sure how it would run. Couldn’t get it running for the longest time due to a couple issues. Always go back to your basics, and that usually leads back to the points …

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I haven’t blogged about this car in awhile as it has been at paint, but this is our on going Targa Restoration project. I’ll have to look back and see what all I have blogged about it in the past and update with new pictures now that paint is done. But, I did get the motor installed, prepped, fired up, and broken in. Some nice DC20 cams give here a pretty good lope 🙂 Ok, I have given how to …

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Been tinkering here and there on the car as parts have been showing up. I haven’t been taking many pictures, but you get the idea 😉 First thing to do was to finish draining the front radiators. Since I had done the waterpump in the previous post, I just needed to get the front radiators empty so I can install the center radiator kit for additional cooling. The 987/997 front radiators are a much better design from an install point …

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