Nov 07 2010 porschedoc VW 1 Comment

Got the Jetta project buttoned up on Friday afternoon. Spent quite a bit of time replacing the oil seals on the transaxle as they had all pretty much become “one” with the transaxle, lol. Homemade special tool KEW1920.B to remove the axles. You have to compress the axle, remove the circlip, then pull the axle out, all with a tool Getting the clip out. Stub axle and spring out. Old Seal New Seal installed. And using the tool to reinstall …

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Helping a good freind out with the clutch on his Jetta. This 1998 Jetta has over 200k miles on it and still running strong! The clutch pedal was starting to release quite high, and he wanted to get it done before winter set in. We probably could have bought a little time by adjusting the clutch arm, but would have eventually had to go in there to do the clutch. Well, it definitely is not without oil leaks….. So I …

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Knocked out a 60k service on a Cayenne today. Pretty straight forward: Oil change, serpentine belt, air filters, spark plugs, cabin filter, bleed brakes, etc. Also had to release a jammed storage tray and replace the rear cigarette lighter flip down lid that was broken. First, I had to make sure the lift could handle a Cayenne, so I did a weight test. If it can handle Tia, it can handle a Cayenne: Looks like my test was foolproof…. The …

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We headed up to Aristocrat with a good freind of mine to pick up his 2011 GT3 that just hit town. It has been a long wait for him after selling his 996TT earlier this year, but I’d say it was worth it. Beautiful black on black. We already have the GMG rollbar for the car along with Schroth harnesses. The escort 9500ci will be here soon, then we can start installing parts 🙂

Thursday evening I was able to knock out the exhaust on Squeaks.  The muffler had rusted through, so I decided to upgrade the entire system 🙂 Old rusty exhaust.  When I tried to remove the few exhaust clamps that there were, they just fell apart into pieces.  While in solid shape, Squeaks is a daily driver that has seen duty on MN, KS, and SD winter roads, so stands to reason that the exhaust components are at the end of …

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Had a few minor things to knock out on some GT3’s this last week. First I swapped the OEM seats back into the black GT3 for the winter months for comfort 🙂 Then it was a quick temporary install of the V1 in the GT3RS project. We will be finishing the laser intercepter install/v1 combination once the weather turns a little colder. We should be done with track events for the year, so it will be back to our regular …

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1986 928S

Damn 928’s 🙂 Got called up to help with a 928S that had recently quit running.  The owner had parked the car, and the next day it wouldn’t start.   JR had pulled a bunch of relays and tried new ones thinking a fuel pump relay, lh relay, etc had gone bad, but with no luck.  I immediately went to the fuel pump first, as I have seen quite a few fail.  Checked power at the pump while cranking, and got …

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Stephen and I were digging through pictures of all the cars we have built over the years, and I came across this video we had made.  It was meant to be a huge spoof, and has about 175k views on youtube now….looking at the comments, looks like some people didn’t think it was so funny, lol!  I will post up some more pictures as I find them.  I lost a harddrive a few years ago, and with it a ton …

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Right now it is about 4:30am and you are on your second cup of coffee. You might be thinking about whether you chose the right color paint for the garage, did you really get those anchor bolts on the lift set securely, or maybe asking yourself if you should put up more lighting. Although, Maybe you are icing your low back from all that stone work. Now those are all important questions and issues to ponder, but what you really should be doing …

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Did an oil change and inspection on this beautiful 530i today. Oil change went as planned, though the oil had 10k miles on it and was extremely black. I am personally not a fan of these 10-15k mile oil change intervals that most companies have gone to. The oil is coming out darker and thicker than it should, and I think there will be a lot of higher mileage issues in the future with these cars that stick to every …

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