This week got away from me with various stuff around the shop and getting ready for a race in Texas, but got the boxster cam pads put all back together and up and running. Now I will run it for awhile, flush the oil system a few times, drop the sump plate again and make sure there is no debris it before moving forward with an IMS replacement. Here you can see the old pads next to a new set …

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Going through this little Boxster before the end of the year. With almost 100k miles on the clock, I noticed some pretty significant plastic chain tensioner debris in the oil filter when the customer brought it in for an oil change, along with some out of spec camshaft deviation numbers, which tells us we are getting play in the chain system as the pads erode. Along with a significant oil leak coming from the IMS area, it was time to …

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Have this little 911SC towed into the shop as it was not running, along for a few maintenance items like turn signal switch, a high idle issue (when it was running), and a few other minor odds and ends. The airbox had recently been replaced at another non local shop because it blew up with no pop off valve installed, but when they installed the new box and installed a pop off valve, it was not done with the correct …

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Had this little 330ci in the shop a few weeks ago for a new clutch, factory short shift install, and replacing the high mileage crankcase vent valve system. There was quite the oil leak coming from the rear main among other areas, so hopefully we can slow a few of these down! Exhaust removed, and getting the transmission ready to remove. I still thing the BMW bellhousing bolts are some of the hardest to get to due to the lack …

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Last couple of winters has been kind of hard on the old Jetta TDI in the mornings when it is near zero outside. As the TDI’s age, they have a harder time starting in the freezing temperatures, so adding an inline coolant heater is a great way to warm the car up before starting. Up north, block heaters and circulating tank heaters are a common item found on cars, but down in Kansas, we don’t see them as much. Been …

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Had this BMW X5 with the 4.4L motor come in this last week with a squeaking noise from the front of the engine. Luckily the owner is on top of stuff like this, and caught this early as it was the bearing in the waterpump starting to make noise. After pulling the belt, the pulley was starting to get play in the bearing, so it was time to replace! Not bad for 135k miles on the original pump! Can’t say …

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It is time for #59’s purpose in life to change a bit. While a decent little HPDE car, this little 944 is destined for something better. It was built about 5-6 years ago and has been a reliable little tank, but time to turn this car into an GP1 class World Racing League car (www.racewrl.com). It will compete in long endurance racing from 12-24 hours. First thing to do was to strip the Brumos theme and go clean. There is …

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This little guy came into the shop last week on the flatbed. It was last on the road in 1981! It has been with the same owner for many years (possibly the 2nd owner), who parked it years ago in his garage. Time to get it running and driving 🙂 Not sure exactly what the restoration or partial restoration will entail yet, that is still up to the owner. It definitely has some patina, but it is a super solid …

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Had this little Mini Cooper in the other day as the fan motor had stopped blowing for the climate control. It is a bit of a bugger to get to, but you can do it without pulling the dash. After removing the console cover, it is found about a foot above the gas pedal. Wes tried to see it under the dash, but I guess his body doesn’t bend that way, lol! Looking up behind the dash. And the motor …

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86 factory widebody 911 3.2L 🙂 Don’t see these everyday! Came in to replace the worn sunroof seals as the metal was starting to show through the felt. There is a front and rear felt seal along with a rear rubber water seal to replace. You can see the corner is worn through. First thing to do is to mark the old seals and remove the sunroof. Once the old seals are off, clean up the old residue. I didn’t …

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