Arrrghhhh I am so behind on blogging! We have been swamped with trying to knock some big projects out, and with the holidays I have tried to not work quite as much from home, which cuts into my blogging time seriously. When I was working from the garage, if I left the camera in the garage, it was 10 steps to go get. Now when I get home and realize I left the camera at the shop, I have to …

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I tried to purge this one from my memory, but came across the pictures on the camera, so figured I post it up. I haven’t updated the blog much over the last couple of hell weeks as the moment I walked out the door at night, I didn’t want to think about it until the next morning….very unlike me. So here it is: Unfortunately due to the unforeseen setbacks with this project, I didn’t get many pictures taken of the …

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Since seem to have been having a couple weeks of hell lately, I decided to shut things down early Friday afternoon and head for home to relax a little. Oh how things change 🙂 Got home and hung the microwave in the kitchen (we installed a new backsplash), sanded some drywall, mudded some drywall, then got a call about a CEL in the gray Mazda 3. No big deal, drop it off at the house. Pulled down the codes and …

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Didn’t get a chance to snap many pictures of this job and we needed every extra hand possible. We had to replace the worn upper control arm bushings the other day in this jag. Normally you would remove the control arm from the car to replace the bushings, but the ball joint laughed at our removal tool as it shattered it in two, so we improvised and did it on the car. While we were in there, we replaced the …

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Slapped in a new steering wheel assembly in the Yokohama car this week. The new Momo steering wheel coupled to a Rothsport quick release hub for ease of entry and exit from the caged car. A well designed caged race car will be designed to protect the driver in the event of an accident, but by doing so, may inhibit quick (or easy) exit from the car if need be. Being able to pull the steering wheel off in a …

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Had this Boxster limped over to the house the other day for a shifting linkage issue. The shifter was floppy and hard to get in gear. Typically when the newer Porsches loose shifting, it is due to the cup linkage at the bottom of the shift lever. The symptoms of that though are usually a freely moving gear shift lever and you are either stuck in neutral or in the gear the bushing broke in. Once I got my hands …

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This 964 came back in after it’s new battery due to some front end noise that the owner noticed after he had new tires installed. Likely the noise has been there since he just bought the car, and he just noticed it after the tires were installed. We did swap wheels to rule out anything with a possible bad tire. While I had it in there air inspecting for any signs of rubbing, I noticed we had some inner tire …

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Had a couple of Mazda 3’s in this week for daily driver service. The first one stopped for new brake pads all the way around, and this one for new rear wheel bearings/hubs. I had changed the pads on this 3 awhile back and noticed the bearings were very crunchy in the rear, so it was time to get them replaced. Since they are special order hubs, we had to leave them be at the brake change, and come back …

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Had this little Cayenne come in the other day with a brake warning light on. With 80k miles on it, I think these were at least the original rotors, maybe the original pads if it was a highway mile vehicle. The rotors were worn far enough they were about ready to go through to the venting. Big 350mm rotors. If you look towards the bottom of the rotor, you can see the shiny lip, indicating how worn these rotors were. …

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Knocked out the 105k service on this boxster earlier this week. Filters, oil change, inspection, brake flush, the usual. On the inspection, I found a torn CV boot on the driver side, so we decided to pull all the axles and replace all 4 boots and re-grease the joints. It is a pretty big job on a boxster since the subframe shield and exhaust need to come apart in order to drop the axles out. Since the car has a …

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