Jan 02 2013 wes Editorial 2 Comments

I love these days with a theme, it really lets you get a rhythm going,  and for some reason the Jaguars seem to come in bunches.  Last time it was three XJ8’s on the same day.  Today it’s X-types.  First we had a nice 3.0 5-speed throwing all kinds of “transmission fault, DSC failure, restricted performance” codes.  We have the Jag DLR software and it shows the TPS isn’t talking.  The Jag is a drive by wire and the TPS …

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Last couple of weeks I have been knee deep in wiring. My cable sheathing finally came in and I was able to run the wiring from the oil pressure sender and temp sensor to the instrument cluster. Once that was done, I was able to turn it over and build oil pressure. After verifying no leaks, I finished more of the wiring and did a test fire. Vroom! Not bad considering the MAF/o2’s are not hooked up at all. Kind …

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Had this Boxster come in awhile back for some catch up service. With 100k miles on the clock, it was time for some much needed service. Really the car just needed a round of filters and spark plugs, but I did notice the spark plug tube seals were leaking on the engine, so while I was in there, I made sure to replace those. After pulling out the tubes, I noticed the seals had been replaced at some point. Factory …

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Had this 996TT come in the other day for a front CV axle boot replacement. Tearing down the front assembly to get the axle out of the car. She has been broken for awhile. When I got it apart, it was really dried out. The inner end. And out of the car where I can work on it. The axle removal is the easy part. The rebuilding part royally sucks! Since the joint was really dry, I completely disassembled the …

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Edit: It seems our blog posts, such as this one, are being stolen by a website Chrisescars.com and he is taking credit for them by literally putting his name on the article. We will be addressing this immediately. Going to knock out a little work on this 993 before shipping it out of state to it’s owner! We have had a few things on the list to take care of, including new poly front control arm bushings (Chris Walrod), as …

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I’m not sure where to even start. I looked at my desktop of all the picture folders I have categorized and ready to blog about, but it is a bit overwhelming. I’ve got to take a couple days off just so I can catch up on blog….for work! Last we saw, I think I had the Cayman engine out of the car and ready to swap over. I got all the accessories transferred from the old engine over to the …

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Last couple of weeks I have been slowly tinkering with building the wiring for the car from scratch. No original wiring left in the car, everything was removed, and I am wiring only the things I need/want. It is very time consuming, and reading wiring diagrams is repetitive, but also a lot of fun to be able to build from scratch! Figured out a mounting solution for the larger LSX computer in the stock location. Wish I had not have …

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Not many people will get that, but it makes me laugh. Had this daily driver come into the shop this week after I turned down the job on the car. That’s getting Rich Wu’d. In fact I blame Rich. He called me and asked me about the repair for his brother, and not really knowing much about Nissan’s, other than the fact that girls drive them (and Rich, he’s had like 10), I turned it down as I was too …

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I installed this suspension at IA years ago. A nice Audi RS6 that saw the occasional track day, and wanted better handling. It is a nice suspension, but a couple years of daily driver duty, and the right side struts were leaking and clunking. Time for a rebuild. Time that these come out for some re freshening. Yuck. The notorious upper bolt on the steering knuckle. This is one of the worst I have seen in a long time. It …

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Picked up the BMW the other morning for service as the owner had complained about having an burning smell in the cabin at stop lights. Up on the lift to check it out! Found the leak was pouring out of the valve cover gasket at the front of the motor, so a replacement was needed! But, on the way to the shop, I noticed the car was not getting up to operating temperature. Figured likely a stuck thremostat. Pulling apart …

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