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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Back to work

After finishing up our last track event of the year, it is back to work full blast. We were on thin ice with a wheel bearing this last weekend in the Yokahama car, so I decided to get that knocked out before we put it away for the winter. After isolating the side, it was off to work. Removing the rear bearings takes an expensive special tool, and in this case due to the long studs, I had to pull …

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Had this nice Cayman come into the shop today for a quick round of spark plugs and filters. 80k miles on this car and it is wearing well. Pretty solid overall. Up in the air and ready to rock. First thing to do is to pull as many shields and wheels out of the way as possible. With a plethora of various extensions, wobbles, torx bits, etc, you can pull the coil packs out to get to the spark plugs. …

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Must be brake week here at the shop. Knocked out the front and rear brake pads on a turbo S today which had triggered a brake pad light. Pretty straight forward, but a lot easier with a few special tools. In position and ready to go up. God my floors really do look like crap. We have to remedy that. I know, everyone sees a Turbo S Cayenne, I see crappy floor finish. Just to give you an idea of …

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After Tim was busted with brake parts in his oven, it was a few days before he was allowed out of the house, so the car patiently awaited it’s shiny new parts. The other day he swung by to knock out some work on our computer system and it gave me the opportunity to reinstall the parts with new pads. Some newly painted hats and calipers. Mmmm pretty. We are running EBC yellow brake pads which is a great HPDE …

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Preventative maintenance on a track car, replacing the ball joints. This should be done annually if the car is driven steadily throughout the season. Up on the lift and ready to go. Old ball joint out of the arm And the new ball joint installed. Ready to rock.

Had this poor little Boxster come in with a broken top. These cars are known for weak convertible top transmissions and cables, and this one decided to let go with the top up…..right in the middle of the nice weather we are having here in KC no less. There are a couple failure modes on these transmissions. Sometimes you get lucky and just the cables let go, other times the transmissions lock up and take the cables with them. This …

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Yesterday Wes tackled a quick job by installing an alternator in this Celica. Another daily driver done. No problem is too big or small for RennsportKC 🙂

Finished up the C4 today by installing new CV axle boots on both rear axles. A quick rebuild of the joints and some fresh grease, and this puppy is ready for the DE this weekend. Hanging the axles, ready to come out. Outer nut takes over 350ft/lbs of torque. And the assembly on my makeshift cardboard bench. And new axle boots installed on the first axle. Repeat on the 2nd and we were done.