Had this little BMW in the shop this week for a laundry list of maintenance items that it needed to be caught up on. A pile of suspension parts ready to refresh the car! Bilstein HD shocks, new upper mounts, all new rubber, reinforcement plates, etc. Rear shocks in place. And front shocks in as well. Also on the list was to replace the front belts, tensioner, and rollers to get rid of some pulley noise. New main accessory belt …

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Wes just finished up a project for a customer on his brand new Jeep JK Wrangler. Driven pretty much straight from the dealer to the shop for upgrades! 134 miles on the clock 🙂 First thing to do was to get rid of those stock tires. Itty bitty. And replace with something more suitable! In order to fit the wheels, 2″ spring spacers and longer shocks were installed as well! Here you can see the spring spacer on top of …

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Hoping to get another racer into the mix here, so we are getting his new to him miata prepped for some track time! It was a really solidly built car, but just needed a few things to finish it off. A miata, while not overly quick in a straight line, is a really fun quick entry level track car with a very low consumables cost. A great way to get started! First thing to do was to rip some unneeded …

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Took some time last weekend to repair the leaking longitudinal slave cylinder on Valerie’s 964. It has had a slow leak for awhile now, occasionally the 4wd light would come on when driving, so it was time to tackle it. Parts have been here for awhile, just no time. The Longitudinal slave cylinder controls the amount of power to the front wheels from the transmission. They are quite expensive, but ninemeister IIRC, has finally sourced the seals to rebuild the …

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Had this pair of Cayenne Turbos come in to swap hand controls around for the owner. Old one is getting traded in, and the new one, straight from the dealer, needs controls, so swap from the old to the new, and done! The hand controls allow the owner to operate the vehicle without the use of his legs. It is a very simple system, push on the hand control for brake, and twist the throttle like a motorcycle for the …

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Friday we headed up to MAM for fast fridays to do some testing on the Boxster. Thursday the guys finished the wrap on the car and it looks incredible. Everything went as planned and ran great. Car is very fast, significantly faster than 001.

Had my buddy bring by his D90 today for some work on the electric fan. We had messed with it a few weeks ago and diagnosed a bad fan relay system (D90 has a later model rover motor transplant). So we ordered up a new SPAL fan controller system and got it installed. Had to build a hose adapter pipe to insert the 3/8″ NPT temp sensor in so we could keep it from blocking the coolant flow, and it …

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Had this little 996TT come into the shop this week for a P1109 code. The local dealer charged the owner $200 to diagnose it, telling him the code was a mass air flow sensor issue and due to the aftermarket EvoMS intake…they removed the sensor and cleaned it with no help. Recommendation was $1500 worth of OEM airbox and new maf sensor, not covered by the $4000 warranty that he bought with the car. The problem is…..a P1109 code is …

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Had this 996 come into the shop yesterday after rubbing the sidewalls off his new 295 tires. Turns out the champion wheels and champion springs are a little too low for the wide rear tire. The issue is the underside of the fender lip protrudes at about a 90 degree angle, which can cut into a wider tire. Rolling the fender will take this inner lip, and roll it upwards away from the tire. The fender roller slowly applies increasing …

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This is like a recurring post, lol. Another Cayenne in the shop today for a blow driveshaft carrier bearing. Under moderate acceleration you will feel a thumping vibration in the drivetrain, and it is always the driveshaft 🙂 Easy way to test is to grab the driveshaft and see how much it wobbles at the center carrier bearing. Not a bad job to replace, drop the exhaust down and you have access to it. And out of the car. You …

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