A few weeks ago I posted a video of a valve laying sideways in the cylinder on a 944S2. Since a total rebuild would have involved major engine resleeving, we opted to go with a similar mileage used motor. Today I dropped the old motor out in preparation for the replacement. A lot of stuff coming loose on the bottom And after a bunch of work, the motor is out and on the table! Time to put on a new …

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Had my buddy Ken drop his Cayman off at the shop this last week for a power steering groan and oil leak. Turns out the leak was coming from the power steering system on top of the motor, causing the pump to go dry and create the groaning sound. A few know the story of this little guy….. So the pump is easily found behind the front access panel, the problem is, you need to pull the driver side intake …

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Last week the gang headed down to Hallett for the PCA Mayfast event. Friday we rented the track out for 10-12 of us, and spent a beautiful day on track. Saturday was the complete opposite, cold and rainy. Sunday was a little of both. Either way, we had a fantastic time. After coming back on Sunday, a few days in the shop, then back down for a private test and tune day on Thursday with the Honey Badger. Everything went …

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Have a little 964 project in the shop right now for a few things. Should be a fun little project. Getting this car ready for a long trip overseas. Time to get to work 😉 It is always fun pulling things apart. Off comes the exhaust and rear bumper. To get ready for a few new things. Fabspeed exhaust, custom dual outlet rear bumper, billet lower valve covers, spark plug wires, plugs, etc. A pile of old plug wires, and …

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Had this ML350 come into the shop after it broke it’s drive belt. I replaced the belt, idle, and tensioner rollers, but after doing that, found we had a huge oil leak coming out the front crank shaft seal. I pulled the front crank pulley off to see why it was leaking. Turns out there was a small piece of shredded belt that jammed between the seal and the pulley. I have never seen that before! Pretty beat up. And …

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Had this little 2.7L come into the shop this week for some serious running issues. The car would fall on it’s face around 3-4k rpms, bucking like a wild horse. It had been a few other places without much luck in repair, so I got to take a stab at it. The old CIS cars are very tricky to work on if you aren’t familiar with them. I know my way around them fairly decently, but am always still learning …

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Had this little 951 come into the shop awhile back to diagnose a missing brake fluid issue. No apparent leaks that they could find, so I took a stab at it. There are 2 places brake fluid can disappear and you won’t notice. One is a brake master cylinder leak into the brake booster, and the other is the clutch master cylinder leaking into the carpet. We had a clutch master leaking. By looking under the dash, you can see …

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I’ve been using a treatment on my old crusty R comps to bring them back to life and have always wondered if they really did anything.  It always felt like they did but I didn’t know if it was placebo effect or not. I decided to find out.  I put on a lab coat and glasses, dug out the Type A durometer, grabbed a clipboard and went to work finding out. Here is a freshly minted Hoosier R6… And here …

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Well I have about 250-300 miles on the car now, trying to shake it down before it’s first track event this coming weekend. It has been running flawlessly, I guess so far so good. You never know how many kinks are you are going to have to work out on builds like this. Since the cooling system has been working well, I needed to go back and start securing lines, etc. I had to shorten this hose as I felt …

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I borrowed Squeeks the other day to replace a battery that was causing a slow start. About 7 years on the last battery, so it was about due for replacement. Once I got in it to drive it over to the shop, I knew I was going to be doing some suspension work as well. Up on the lift to check out a suspension clunk. I found bad tie rods on the lower bar, so I soaked everything up good …

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