It’s Hot

—What’s your name? –“My name’s Roosevelt E. Roosevelt.” —Roosevelt, what town are you stationed in?. –“I’m stationed in Poontang.” —Well, thank you, Roosevelt. What’s the weather like out there? –“It’s hot. Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking.” —Well, can you tell me what it feels like? –“Fool, it’s hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It’s damn hot! I saw – It’s …

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This has been an ongoing project for some time now. The car came in with a horrible knock in the motor after the motor was run 4 quarts low on oil. Now common sense always tells us what the outcome of this will be. We worked with the owner to try and do some cheap options first to see if they would solve the issue, but in the end, the cheapest way always ends up being the most expensive way. …

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The “Refueler” dropped off his 997 the other day for us to finish some maintenance on his 40k service. All he had left to do was filters, plugs, and we flushed the transaxle fluid as well. Everything went fairly smoothly. Up and ready to go. Draining out the transaxle fluid. It’s been so hot that the running gear on this car was still burning hot after 3 hours of being in the shop. Nothing cools down fast in this heat. …

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Had this 1987 911 Cab come in the other day for some deferred maintenance. I think we started out with some basic stuff, transmission fluid change, fuel filter, and a bit of a clutch issue. After getting in the car, I figured out the hydraulic system was at fault for the clutch system, so we prepped for a new clutch master, slave, and connecting hose. I highly recommend replacing all these together, rather than just replacing one. If one has …

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Had the old GTR come into the shop last week for some repairs. She had a small failure at the track. 800hp tends to break things, including front axles 🙂 Up and ready to go. The car wouldn’t start after the axle let go, so we needed to figure out the issue. Um…..Not pretty. And a real pain to clean up. The problem with the axle breaking, is that it keeps spinning and takes everything out in the way. In …

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Ewwwwwww 928! Donkey came in the other day for some desperate last minute repairs before heading to Wichita for the 928 owner’s convention. The last 12 running 928’s in the US were in attendance 🙂 I know, bad humor. When a 928 is running, they are awesome cars. They are just very expensive to maintain, so a lot of them have fallen into disrepair unfortunately. There is a saying that 95% of 928’s are still on the road today, the …

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ZZZZZZZZZZZ, I know. The problem with getting behind on blogging is that I have about 200 pictures on my camera that I have to sort through and turn into posts. LOL. I must admit, with the heat wave we have been having, motivation is down. This little BMW had 116k miles on it and it was time to get rid of that Cadillac float. The answer, a set of Bilstein shocks and struts. The old sachs struts were shot. Well, …

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Got the BMW swapped out at home with the dragon the other day so I could spend some time in the evenings working on it (read in the A/C). Good thing is she started right up in the trailer and drove onto the lift, so maybe we will get lucky with the head. Cross your fingers. Valve cover gasket off. Nothing looks cooked too badly on the cam lobes that I can see so far. Not sure what is going …

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With the record heat we are having, one of the things I am seeing a lot on the road are blown out tires. Very important to keep an eye on your air pressures in your tires to make sure they are properly inflated. Improperly inflated tires plus a lot of heat can end up leaving you on the side of the road. Picked up this BMW from a customer’s house after he complained of a bad thumping sound when driving. …

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Aaron dropped off his 968 the other day so we could repair the outer door handle on the driver side. Couple things can fail in these door handles, but in this case, it was the trigger. Trigger not happy. Normally I work through the small opening in the door after pulling out the handle. To do so though typically requires you to work the trigger of the handle while pulling out of the door. Unfortunately, with a broken trigger, that …

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