Knocking this puppy out for our painter’s son. It needed a new hall sensor, o2 sensor and spark plugs as it was having a running issue when hot. Spark plugs should be in tomorrow, and we will send this puppy home. Takes you right back to the 80’s 🙂

A good friend brought in her Jetta the other day so we could fix some issues she had been having. Over the last 30k miles or so, the car started using an excessive amount of oil. Many times this is due to a bad crankcase vent valve on the engine. She had taken the car to the local dealer under warranty to express her concerns and they brushed it off as nothing. Just keep adding oil they said. So while …

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Well we tried our best. We tried our best to make the Christmas deadline, but we fell a little short. At 7pm on Christmas eve, we were dealt the final blow in the coffin when we discovered a leaking power steering control valve. Try and get replacement parts at 7pm on Christmas Eve….LOL. The good thing though, we were able to get the car cleaned up and Mike was able to bring his wife by on Christmas day to present …

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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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