After knocking out the oil pan job on the 745Li, I tackled the door check. The owner had left the door open and the car rolled backwards into the garage door which bent the door forward. Luckily, all it broke was the hydraulic door shock which keeps the door from swinging too far open and causing damage. How the sheet metal wasn’t bent, I don’t know. Off comes the door panel to replace the shock. Here you can see the …

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Got the tranny back awhile ago and finally got around to getting it put in the car. Transmission back up in the car. Then it was time to tackle the waterpump and engine mounts. Stuck way down there is the pump. A lot of stuff needs to be loosened to get it out. From below after removal. And the engine mounts. The old mounts had blown out and were sagging under the weight of the engine. And going back together. …

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With Sandy holding up our ECU, I was able to finish up the diverter valve install and get everything else ready to go once we get it back. Turns out we should have the ECU back on Monday if all goes as planned, then it is time to fire this puppy up. Passenger side is the easy side. Behind the fender liner and the intercooler. Old valve versus the new valve. And the new valve installed on the passenger side. …

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This is a fairly common failure on the older 911’s. The rear sway bar bracket that is welded to the body where the sway bar bushing sides likes to break off, leaving the sway bar hanging loose and negatively affecting the rear end handling of the car. Here you can see it has broken off, and dropped down over an inch. The passenger side has broken at some point, and the old bracket was actually rewelded back together. Not the …

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Took some time today to tear down this M96 motor to show you the internals of the 996/Boxster Engine: On the stand ready for dis assembly. First thing we do is pop the cam plugs out of the end of the cam housings so we can see the orientation of the camshafts. Starting with bank 1, the intake camshaft notch should be pointed outward when the crank is at TDC. If it is not, rotation 360 degrees and it should …

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Charging heats the plates in the battery, batteries do not like temperature extremes.  This is a very nice car that was left on a charger unattended and boiled the electrolyte out.  When they boil over a lot of stuff gets devoured by the acid, the battery was ruined, the car won’t start, and someone has to clean that caustic crap outta this trunk, and the box re-coated to keep the caner out.  You can see at the seam where metal has started to …

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GT3 Sport Seats from a 2004 GT3. Perforated leather with embossed crest in the headrests. Arctic silver painted backs. $1500 Recaro Pole Positions in box. Do not appear to have been used. 2006 Manufacture date. One seat has a very slight puncture near the shoulder. With NEW in box 996/Boxster/997 seat sliders. $1500 Fabiani (Fabspeed) Early 993 super cup exhaust: $250 Porsche factory bra for 2004/2005 GT3 with mirror covvers.. $150

Had this nice ’05 745Li in the shop this week for a fluid leak from the transmission. After cleaning everything up, I noticed the drain plug was slightly loose, so I tightened that up, drove it and rechecked it. Unfortunately it was still leaking, apparently from the front corner of the pan, so time to pull the pan and repair the leak. Pan off the car. The hole on the left closest was the culprit, and while I figure the …

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Have this nice Pepper in the shop this week for some big hp upgrades 😀 Why shouldn’t you have an SUV with over 600hp? Should make a nice grocery getter. A fun pile of parts. On the list: Fabspeed secondary cat bypass pipes. Fabspeed Maxflo muffler system. IPD intake plenum. Evolution Motorsports cold air intake system. Evolution Motorsports diverter valves. Evolution Motorsports ECU Tune. First up was the plenum. Off comes all the engine bay trim. OEM intake plenum. And …

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Some on track video we shot today at the KS Speedway. 1.2gig download, but well worth the wait 😉 I can’t figure out how to imbed it and keep the quality decent. Youtube quality was horrible. GT3's at KS Speedway