Karl has posted some of the work on this car in the past.  Just a quick update.  She is alive and kicking.  Got it started and took it for a “lot drive” this week.  We have also continued getting everything back together on the body of the car. Seems like even something a simple as the bumper is a challenge here.  The license plate lights we were able to polish out,  but the bumper deco and gaurds had to be replaced.  Since …

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Had an ’02 Turbo in for a little minor repair and noted the headlights looked like this: Also noted the left front turn signal did not work. These are not what the car came in for and I couldn’t charge for it but I thought it enough of a safety issue to knock out gratis.  These things really took some sanding. Here is the after: The difference is night and day. Of course all the turn signals also work now.  We …

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Replaced the hydraulic cam followers/tappets (or lifters as some people refer to them), on the Jetta GLS today. It has been seen in the past on the blog for clutch jobs, etc. Ahhh 2.0L’s of fury….or maybe furry. Hard to believe this car is about ready to roll 212k miles. Still looks like it has only 75k miles on it. With the intake and associated plumbing off, and the valve cover removed, we can see the camshaft and the followers …

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Things keep rolling long here at the shop. I have been backing up on my blogging, so will try and catch up by the weekend. Not only have I been neglecting the blogging, but I have been neglecting MiniMoo. For those that don’t know MiniMoo (and i’m too lazy to find an actual picture of him), he is the toy hauler 2500HD that has been featured a time or two on the blog before. The 1-3 settings on the interior …

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Karl is always stuck with blogging duty so I thought I’d try and help out a little.     This is what we had when we closed the doors Saturday so I figured I’d come in Sunday and knock a little stuff out. Doc Quinn’s 2001 Grand Cherokee daily driver dropped the passenger window.  Typical failure for these is the cable in the power regulator detaching at the attatchment point for the window lift.  So off with the door panel. …

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Few things piled up this morning 😉 While coolant was draining, I hopped over to the 996TT that was throwing misfire codes at the track last weekend. I haven’t seen this car in awhile, I installed the 650hp IIRC kit on it at Imagine Auto. My paint marks were still on the coil packs 😉 Since all the lifts were tied up, out come the jack stands. Rear bumper off to access the intercoolers. And intercoolers out of the way …

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Busy Friday

We jammed out some work today. Brian got most of the 951 back together, I just need to button up the intake an associated plumbing on that this weekend. I went after a few other cars that had rolled in today, while Wes tackled the 914 now that we have the tank back. Started the morning with a 996: I hop from car to car as things are setting, draining, etc, which allows me to work on something instead of …

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Pretty standard repair around these parts. A little white smoke out the exhaust, some odd running issues due to a vacuum leak. Meh, not the end of the world. Side of the engine gives you access to part of the OAS. And the top is the other part. And out of the car……..and because we can, we cut it open to inspect the innards. Which has a nice tear in it. Back together with a new OAS and we should …

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Replaced some worn out shift bushings in this targa the other day. Over time the plastic bushings crack and fall apart, and your shifter location becomes very vague. Parts are cheap, but it is a time consuming job to replace the bushings. Disassembling the center console to get the shift lever out. Just to the right of the bolt head, you can see the bottom edge of the bushing has cracked. Once the shifter is out of the car, you …

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