Yup, we dabble in Mercedes work as well 😉 This one came through for a quick oil change and inspection going into the winter months. Pretty straight forward with no surprises. Some fresh mobil 1 and filter, a top off of all the fluids, and we sent this one on it’s way.

356 Work

When we took over the new space, it seems an unfinished car came with the place which belongs to a local PCA member. We started looking around and scrounging up parts here and there that were laying around for it and decided to start putting it back together so he can have his car back! We put the front and rear windows in a few days ago using the string method, pretty standard really….. Wes setting the rear window into …

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Shop Updates

Shop is coming along. We have been cleaning (a lot of cleaning), painting, and trying to knock some work out at the same time. Val has been busy painting walls and floors. We got half of the upstairs floor painted to cover up years of clutch dust, etc, LOL. Then she painted some unpainted walls….. And got some really dirty walls painted…… Meanwhile, my buddy Tim from Learntech Inc. has been by setting up our computers and interwebs. He got …

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Behind on posting already! We finally got our internet running at the shop (more on that later), so hopefully that will leave me more time to update the blog as it will be more convenient during the day. Wes and I picked up this 74 914 from a local hanger to do some troubleshooting. Another shop had gone through the fuel system after the car kept dying, but didn’t solve the issue. We picked up the car and hauled it …

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Today we headed over and wanted to tackle a big project at the shop. I found out earlier this week, that the raised asphalt slab inside the shop made it a little hard to get low cars into the shop due to clearance. So it had to go. Since it was just formed on top of the smooth concrete floor, it looked like it would peel up fairly easy…..well that part was true, it really wasn’t molded to the floor …

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Had one left over car in the shop that I need to take care of.  A common issue with the 993’s is that if you put the seat in the rear most position, often times it gets stuck there and will no longer slide forward.  If you know this, usually repeated tapping of the switch or giving it a bit of a nudge from the back of the seat will jar it loose and it will slide freely.  Someone started …

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Ok, obviously we are having a glitch in the system.  This is the 2nd time I have created an entire post, only to hit Publish, and it posts a blank entry and deletes my written post.  Grrrrr…..   This Boxster came in this week with a slow coolant leak the owner couldn't find.  The coolant expansion tanks in the 996 and Boxsters are known for cracking and causing a slow leak.  On the 996, it will leak down off the …

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Arghhh, 2nd go around here.  Not sure why most post came up blank the first time.  We have to keep those daily drivers on the road too!  Not everyone uses their Porsche on a daily basis, but rather needs a kid, dog, and toy hauler too!  This 2003 Inifniti FX45 was making some odd noises from the front of the engine, so it was time to get it looked at.  Turned out to be something as simple as the drive …

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We've had the axle laying around for quite some time now….we were just missing the car!  Finally the car arrived, and I went about replacing the torn axle boot/axle assembly on the passenger side.  The car has about 160k miles on it, so for the cost of the axle, it didn't make sense to just replace a boot, when likely the axle doesn't have that much life left on it anyway.  There was also a lot of clunking going on …

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Well, trying to track down a replacement metal nub for the crossmember torsion bolt adjuster became a futile effort.  No one seems to have had this problem, which I find hard to believe.  The solution will be to replace the front crossmember with a good used one…..but not during prime targa driving weather 😉  So my quick solution was to weld up the broken section and grind it back down.  It won't be a permanent solution as I don't feel …

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