951 Finished

Finished up the 951 last week, but due to the Porsche Club Race, I was tied up since then and couldn’t give an update! What a new auxillary thermostat should look like 🙂 Installed with a new thermostat housing And the underside a little cleaner than before 🙂 Then it was on to installing the Vitesse K26/6 chip. After pulling the DME out of the car, carefully open the board to expose the chip. The chip with the sticker is …

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On To The 951

After I put the pressure tester on the coolant system I was able to locate our coolant leak. Pretty common for the front port on the waterpump to start leaking from the oring. When I glanced down there, I knew I was in for a treat, lol. First, up on the lift and ready to go: First thing I noticed was the passenger side sway bar bushing was blown apart. Pretty common area for oil leaks to drip off of, …

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951 Work

Last night a beautiful 951 came in for some service. Sadly, it isn’t driven much, but the car is in great shape. We are going to go through a few maintenance items on it (oil change, spark plugs, sway bar bushing, coolant oring, etc), install a Vitesse Racing k26/6 tuning chip, and a manual boost controller once everything is sorted out. Stay tuned.

Busy Week

The PCA club race and DE is coming up this coming weekend, so this week should be pretty busy. I was back from St Louis no sooner than 15 minutes before the first car showed up for service. 2 hours later, I had 3 sitting here, lol. Back for an oil change, set the boost controller, and a boost gauge. Boost controller hidden down under the glove box out of the reach of the driver….for a reason, lol. Up in …

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St Louis Trip

This last weekend Jim, Jessi, Val and I headed to St Louis with the M3 and the S2 Cab to meet up with some good friends we have living there, and see the city! Friday evening we headed for St Louis, met some other friends for supper in Columbia, MO, then high tailed it to St Louis down the I-70 speedway 🙂 Saturday morning, we got up and headed to the Arch! That is one big arch! From the top …

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Symptoms: 1. Fuel gauge that would randomly read different values, so you never knew how much gas was in the tank 2. Hesitation would appear after filling the car with gas. 3. Fuel smell 4. Lot of pressure released when opening the gas cap. Last fall we had torn into the fuel system due to a hesitation it was having after filling up with gas. Aaron had also noticed that the tank let off a lot of pressure when opening …

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Got the parts in today for this car, so I went ahead and swapped them out while I am waiting for the headlight washer nozzles to show up. Stuck back in the corner is the filter and accumulator. Accumulator out and going after the filter. Once I got the accumulator out, I realized why the bottom line was so hard to get on. Not sure how the heck you smash the fitting on an accumulator, but someone made it possible! …

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Aaron brought by his 968 last night to have me go through the speedometer cluster. The 944/968/911’s are notorious for the plastic odometer gears breaking, and thus the miles stop accumulating as you drive 😉 Aaron of course brought this in immediately when it broke 🙂 How do they break? Well over time, the plastic can get brittle and just flat fall apart, but the #1 cause is from people hitting the odometer/trip reset button while the car is moving. …

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83 911 SC

Mike dropped off his nice 83 SC for some work yesterday. He is having restart problems when the engine is hot, which is likely the fuel accumulator. If the car will always start cold, but has to sit for awhile after being driven before it will start, the accumulator is almost always the culprit. I recommend doing the accumulator and filter together, and since you have the fuel system depressurized, I always do the check valve at the fuel pump …

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Ok, the floor epoxy has cured for 10 days, so the fun is over and back to work! We brought back the hail with us from Wyoming. Looks like we will probably be getting a new roof and new window screens. I have a few dings in the truck that I will have pdr’d, but nothing major to the vehicles (that was the only one sitting out). I need a bigger garage. About a 40×60 would be perfect. High winds …

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