Of course this kind of stuff never happens when it is moderately cool out, but rather when the temps are constantly over 100 degrees. Squeaks, our 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ, decided to only blow air out the defrost vents earlier this week. Controls would not do anything. While the AC was still blowing, when it is 105 out, not having that airflow across your body makes it seem a lot hotter in the vehicle. There are a couple of …

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Got the 996TT fired up on saturday afternoon, cams broken in, and fluids topped off and bled. I finished the suspension on Friday, so that is all done as well. And pulled out of the garage. For a purpose of course….. Time to peel off the beaten and marred clear bra. Clearbra peels very easily off plastic…..not so much off metal. The sun must cook the metal a little more and maybe affects the clear bra, but even with a …

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Yesterday I dabbled in hooking up engine connections here and there and getting it ready to fire up. I left one of the turbo couplers on the old turbos which went back to the owner, so I am waiting to get that back today, then the motor can be fired up. After that was time to put the stock suspension back on the car. The KW’s come off…. 154lb anvils are good for a couple things. 1 is for metal …

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After the new FPR showed up, I started shoving the motor back in the car. Last night about 11pm the car showed up on the flatbed, and we got it pushed onto the lift and ready to go for today. Since I need to install the stock exhaust back on, and the table is only so big, I pulled the rear bumper for better access. With a larger table, you can shove it all in complete with exhaust without pulling …

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If you recall waaaaay back earlier this spring I dropped the motor out of a 996TT that needed cam work. Well we are finally ready to shove it back in. It has been sitting on the back burner with no real hurry to get it going, but with a short break in my schedule, I figured we had better get it back in the car and running again. Motor on the table. Need to swap out the RMS quick before …

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Our long 86 turbo project left for home today. The car has been done for some time now, but I wanted to put a few miles on it before sending it on it’s way to make sure things were holding up. After getting back from RA on Wednesday, I was able to get some seat time with it and give it the check ride. There are still a bunch of little items that need to be addressed with the car, …

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This little girl has been having occasional accidents in the garage at night. Sometimes it sleeps through the night just fine, and other times it pees on the floor (a lot). And since it is aircooled, there is really only one liquid to leak out, and that is oil. I had a sneaking suspicion I knew what it was, but I wanted to pull a valve cover to confirm. Confirm I did. The area of the leak….no good. With the …

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951 Radiator

Dave dropped off his 951S to have me go through the cooling system. The car was starting to get fairly hot in stop and go traffic in our lovely 100 degree heat, so it was time to do some preventative maintenance on the front end. We decided it was best to replace the 25 year old radiator and any associated hoses to get the car cooling as optimally as possible. The car was hitting the top white line of the …

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Last Monday/Tuesday we made the annual trip to Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI for the Nordstern region PCA DE. A fantastic event that we look forward to every year. It is always nice to escape the 100 degree Kansas heat to head north to a more suitable climate! Typically we head up Sunday morning and make the 10 hour trip up. Run Monday and Tuesday, and head for home Tuesday evening, putting us into KC early Wednesday morning. We …

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With the holiday schedule messing up parts delivery, I finally got the parts in today for the 944T that we have been addressing a coolant leak on. Installed the new cooler auxillary fan switch (75c) And got the top coolant nipple replaced. After warming it up and a quick test drive, I think we have the coolant issue fixed. Last night after my stranded event, I pulled apart the devil car and went after the fuel pump. Sure enough, the …

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