Had this little BMW Z3 come in on the hook the other day as steam was rolling out the hood! Typical BMW cooling system failure, and this one took out pretty much everything it could! BMW cooling systems are their weak link, and IMHO, they should be gone through every 60-70k miles. Up and ready to go. The cause of this issue was a failed water pump bearing. But wait…..it took out more than just the water pump. New pump …

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Awhile back we installed the Borla exhaust on this Boxster. At the same time the customer ordered some headers, but they were incorrect when they came in. So, vacation came around and we got the car for 10 days 🙂 The header install on the 2000 and later boxsters is a little tricky with the aftermarket headers that don’t have cats on them. The later Boxster has catalytic converters on both the headers (primaries), and then on the rear exhaust …

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Oh boy oh boy. Last time I saw this car was at Imagine Auto, we did a few things to it, most of which I can’t remember anymore. It was a beautiful car at the time. I think it was parked shortly there after under a tree and forgot about as life goes on. Buttttttttttt. Time to get it back on the road again! The owner tracked me down, towed the car here, and we are getting to work. Over …

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Had this nice little 924s in the shop this week for a timing belt job. Pretty straight forward job, but once I got the car in the air, it was apparent that we needed to replace the front engine seals as well. This car was bought new by the only owner from Art Bunker in 1987 🙂 A few pesky leaks. A And a few more with the timing and balance shaft belts off. Ugly. Yes that is RTV you …

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Had this 997 come in today for a little TSB update. Occasionally after driving, the car wouldn’t start, which was an issue with the early 997’s. Porsche issued a TSB on the problem, which calls for replacing the starter/alternator cable on the engine. No small task unfortunately. The job requires pulling the alternator to get the cable off it, removing the cable from the starter, then unsnaking the cable from the top of the motor to the side of the …

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Had this 2011 Cayenne Turbo in for an Escort 9500ci integrated Radar detector with laser shifters. It is a pretty complex install on a Cayenne to do it without hacking up the interior. Love the new interiors in the Cayenne’s! All the components laid out. A lot of stuff to install and wires to run. First started off in the rear and ran the wire up through the plastic latch housing and behind the interior door panel. The plastic trim …

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70 degrees in KC! Woohooo! After getting back from a great weekend at Renntreffen with the KCWS, Sunday afternoon was spent in the garage 🙂 Got the coil packs mounted, though I still need to tweak the holes on the passenger side so it sits evenly. But I found out they will fit none the less. I will also have to tweak the firewall coil on the driver side to clear the master cylinder setup, but that shouldn’t be too …

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You would think an engine for a mustang cobra would be very easy to find. Yea…..not the case. After the owner tried to source a factory reman from the dealer, and waited 2 months with no response, we tried to find a used low mileage motor, thinking we found one, but that turned out to be a bust as well. Finally Wes tracked down a fresh factory reman motor, and we got it here yesterday! We swapped over the wiring …

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Had a good weekend of tinkering over labor day. Was able to knock out some minor odds and ends in preparation for some bigger work. We hit the brake ducts with some overspray, so I pulled them and got them black again. Mounted all the brake calipers back on the car. I will need to fab up lines down to the front calipers. Val helped me mount the dual master cylinder setup for the brakes. One will run the front …

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Pulled this car out of storage this last week and we started getting ready for the upcoming HPDE event at Hallett. We weighed at last event and still need to get out about 70lbs of weight to be around the class minimum, so we got started 🙂 70lbs is pretty easy when there is still a heater core, some sound deadening, carpet, etc in the car. Out comes the dash and rest of the carpet, etc. And then the blower …

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