911 CV Boot

Oh no, not CV week again! Remember, everything happens in 3’s, lol. The owner brought this gem by for a new CV boot that he found cracked when he had the car stored on his lift. I think people just bring me the messy jobs, lol. Up on the lift and ready to go. And the torn boot. When doing a boot, make sure you replace both boots on that axle at the same time. Take the time to repack …

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951 Finished

Last night I kept running ideas through my head of what could be causing our full heat issue in the 951. While the CCU and vacuum solenoid seemed like obvious candidates, I have never really seen one fail like this. This morning before I headed to the office, I started testing the units. The vacuum solenoids seemed to operate just fine, but why wasn’t I getting any vaccum? I checked all the lines in the engine bay, and while many …

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Saturday I headed over and hung out with some very good friends of mine to do a little “KCWS wrenching.” We had 3 people that wanted to do their brakes, and Scott needed some help working on his 951 replacing the entire exhaust, motor mounts, a Lindsey oil cooler, and Vitesse wasted spark system. Jim and Aaron started knocking out brakes. First they did a black 964 that needed front rotors. Then Mark came by with his G-wagon and they …

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I thought I’d throw this out there after a recent customer service issue I had. The nice thing about the blog, is that I can see where people visit from, if they google the site and what keywords they used to find it, if other sites pick up or link to one of my articles etc. My tool articles get picked up by quite a few tool review websites etc, which is neat to see. The bendpak lift review is …

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Awhile back I had written a post about window drop issues in the boxster/996. A few weeks ago I had a Boxster come in for an oil change, and a window that was not functioning properly. The driver window would not drop at all, from the inside door handle, or the outside door handle. To me, this said that the microswitch on the latch mechanism always thought the door was closed. So I ordered a new latch. Today I knocked …

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993TT PPI

I recently did a Pre Purchase Inspection for a local car the other day. Last time I did a PPI for this seller (on a previous 993TT that he owned), I swore I would raise my prices as the leakdown and compression tests take a long time on the turbo cars, lol…..of course I forgot about that until after I had set up the PPI. Oh well 🙂 A beautiful example of a 993TT. A PPI consists of a full …

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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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