In between events, we sprung a fuel leak on the 964 C4. The fuel cell was leaking near the connections to the fuel pump, so I pulled it out to repair. Once I got the tank out of the car, I ran into a bit of a snag. First, there were zero markings on the tank identifying the manufacturer. This makes ordering replacement parts impossible. Second, there was not safety ratings on the tank, or date of manufacture, etc. This …

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Title: “Talking about a bunch of shop work…A big ol’ pile of shop work…Seven to three…..Three to eleven….Eleven to seven” Google searchable? Totally not. Thursday: Drive to MN to get chump car Friday: Drive back. Pick up lumber, finish up a few things at the shop. Drink beers Saturday: Work on Jim (a super beetle) with good friends. Jim runs like a champ, then doesn’t….bad fuel pump. Meh, it’s a VW. Drink more beers. Sunday: Arghhh Sunday. Shop work. Reinforcing …

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My title: Misfires, misfires, oh my! (totally not Google searchable). Actual title….maybe. Had this 997 limp into the shop the other day with a horrible misfire and flashing CEL. When the CEL flashes….yup it’s bad. Typically a really bad misfire, which I confirmed on the #1 cylinder. Up in the air she goes. It was funny, not 30 minutes before that I was talking with a customer over the phone about how it was somewhat hard to see coil packs …

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Ok, who the heck is going to Google search Car 54 anyway. To heck with that. We got out the paint brush the other day and gave Car 54 a makeover. At the race down at Eagles Canyon, the front fender got smashed in by some totally irresponsible driver. I’m not saying they were from “our team” or from “another team”, but the fender is bent. I think it was the last straight panel on the car. The paint products …

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See, two searchable titles in one night! The title I was going to use: “Hot slammin salmon Porsche 965 gets some big HP upgrades.” Totally doesn’t make much sense. Huh, I am beginning to see what Russ means. Actually, while we name each car, this is not the Slammin Salmon. I have named this car the Blue Beast of Yorkshire. We left off last week with the little 965 in the grasp’s of the evil doctor. The ancient smog pump …

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Our web and marketing expert keeps telling me I have to be more “search orientated correct” in my blog title posts. In fact, I was told this as he held a nice big burger from Paul’s drive in under my nose. Everyone around here seems to think I am motivated by food for some reason (Send all Ho-ho’s, french fries, and donuts to the shop to my attention…I don’t eat foods that begin with the letter M (namely the big …

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So a customer brings us this perfect little 356 driver.  Very clean, all there, just the right amount of patina. Seems a tune-up is in order and a re-jet for 2012’s version of RFG is needed. first thing is to get these babies clean, if you are in Kansas City and are looking for a shop that knows Weber carburetors, stop and see us. Yuck.  Where is all that coming from? Of course when we pulled the sock and scoped the …

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We’ve seen this car in here before, now it is time for some big modifications 🙂 The 1994 3.6L 911 Turbo. In my opinion, the 94 3.6 turbo is the the iconic 911 turbo. Name the movie: –“What the f- w’you mean you don’t have one? Eighty thousand dollars for this car and you ain’t got no damn cup holder?” –“It’s $105,000 and this happens to be one of the fastest production cars on the planet. Zero to sixty in …

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Had this 2005 Audi A6 come in the other day for some quick maintenance. Had a CEL on the dash as well as the 85k mile maintenance reminder due. The CEL suggested a dirty throttle body which is pretty common in these audi and vw’s. I removed it and got all the old oil and carbon cleaned up. Then it was on to replacing the rear brake pads. Since the car uses an electronic rear handbrake, you can’t just replace …

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I must say, I love everything about this car. From the muffler bypass pipes, to the black wheels, and color combo…..perfect in my opinion for a 964. With one exception….that 4wd ride height 😉 So today Adam dropped by and we got to work. Since I had a set of 3.6 turbo H&R springs laying around, we decided to go with those and a new set of Bilstein HD shocks. The nice thing about the 964 setup is that there …

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