Kind of hard to believe, but this post will mark the 1000th post (that means probably 500 or so pissed off 928 owners!) on the blog since I started it back in 2009. I’ll be having a party at the shop today to celebrate, but it will probably be pretty lame with me just working on cars and not talking to people. A bunch of the older posts are lacking pictures as I lost data on a server, but I …

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Giggity……

It’s been Cayenne week here for some reason. I was just telling someone we don’t see a lot of Cayennes because they typically don’t need much….then boom, he comes in a few days later and I have 4 sitting here, lol. If you are getting an AWD/4wd error light on the cayenne, it is very often due to this stepper motor/servo. Luckily it is found on the transfer case externally, rather than in the case itself. Looks expensive…..and is! And …

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Had a .2 997 in the shop the other day for it’s overdue spark plug service. Plugs are now a 4 year service item no matter the mileage according to Porsche, so if you haven’t done them, get them done! The process unfortunately is a bit harder than the M96/M97 engines, and for you DIY at home guys, I recommend pulling the mufflers and loosening the cats/headers to give yourself room to work. I’ve got monkey arms and a wide …

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Had a little boxster come into the shop last week with a big coolant leak and grinding noise. Typically when I hear “grinding noise” complaints with an M96 or M97 engine, it means the waterpump is going to be in pieces, which isn’t a good thing. I can’t recommend enough replacing these waterpumps every 40k miles or 5 years. When the impellers come apart, the plastic bits will become lodged in the cylinder heads, leading to cracking and coolant intermix …

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Making slow progress on the car waiting for platers and such to finish hardware. Finally got all the suspension bolted up, reinforcements welded, bushings and bearings installed, etc. Front Von shocks installed, along with offset balljoints for additional negative camber. Also installed the front RSR sway bar. Tarrett Engineering top camber plates And the rear 930 control arms, adjustable spring plates, RSR sway bar, and von shocks installed in the rear. We have talked about the camber boxes, but here …

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Come stop by our booth at the Body Coddington All Speed Expo at the KCI Expo Center this weekend and say hi! We are out supporting the show and the hard working guys that are making it happen here in KC. Should be a ton of great exhibitors showing off their stuff! We should be next to NASA Central Region and KC Trends. http://www.allspeedexpo.com/

Some oddball pictures I have taken over the last few weeks of things I thought were kind of neat. Had this neat little 72 911 in the shop the other day for a quick oil change. In 1972 they took the oil sump reservoir from behind the rear wheel and put it in front of the rear wheel for better weight balance and handling as people were having trouble controlling the 911 with so much weight in the rear. By …

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