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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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.