Got back to the 951 after the holidays to finish up some items. I started by tearing apart the exhaust to upgrade to a Fabspeed 3″ full system, and Tial 38mm wastegate. When I crawled under the car, I realized the car, being an early 86 model, had the 1 piece crossover pipe….DOH! The wastegate doesn’t exactly fit with the one piece, so I went and got my 2 piece pipe to install in it’s place. This will also save …

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Project LS1?

Sigh….no not yet. But this project does have an LS1 in it! Today I took on a gauge install in a 2004 GTO. The pod and gauges were a craigslist find at a discount from what I hear, only there wasn’t any wiring bundle or oil pressure sending unit included, so it was not just a plug an play so to speak. Up and ready to go. Pod out of the car. Well, we have some work do to here. …

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Had a freind drop off his 951 that was making some noise from the rear end. Quickly diagnosed the patient as….you guessed it, a bad CV joint. I quickly had horrible flashback’s of the 993 axles, but at least these wouldn’t be nearly as hard to get out….still messy, but not hard, lol. Driver’s side axle out. While the boots were in good shape on this axle, the grease had dried up over the years and caused the joint to …

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Made a quick stop last weekend to help out a good freind with a 996TT. Actually I just used it as an excuse to see the track kids Lance and Sandy 🙂 The car hadn’t moved in awhile and the battery was stone cold dead. After trying to recover it on a battery charger, I gave in and went and got a new battery. Figured it would be best to have something new in that she didn’t have to mess …

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Axle Week

When it rains it pours. One of my favorite “clean” jobs are replacing axle joints or boots. There is nothing better than getting absolutely covered in grease, and take everything you touch with you, lol. A freind of mine noticed he had a couple of torn axle boots on the rear of his 993 that needed attention.  It is very important to replace these boots if you notice them ripped at all, as they no only help to keep the …

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996 Continued

After looking into a coolant light issue, we found the coolant tank was pretty much empty. The tanks are prone to cracking in the 996’s, usually along the backside or bottom near the level sensor. They aren’t a ton of fun to get out, not difficult, but it takes some manipulation to get it angled just right to come out. When you replace the tank you want to also install an updated radiator cap (black vs. the original blue cap). …

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Had a freind bring by his 996 for some winter maintenance. This was actually the Evolution motorsports prototype car for their supercharger kit they developed with VF Engineering. First thing to do was to replace the ignition switch. The 996 and boxster are notorious for having bad ignition switches. It can rear it’s head in many different ways. 1. Key switch that is difficult to turn or seems to hang up 2. Key that rotates way more than it should …

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When we installed the 2010 GT3RS steering wheel in the project 997TT, we couldn’t get the horn working.  I couldn’t even activate the horn via durametrics to test the horn, so we knew something was off.  After a ton of research, we finally figured out that the electronic control module for the steering column also needed to be changed due to installing a later steering wheel in an earlier 997.  Nobody had the answer, so it took awhile to figure …

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Been doing some painting over the last couple of days on the front grills on the M. I sanded everything down and recoated with 2 coats of black trim primer and then finished it with 2 coats of black chip guard. The slightly textured look helped to hide any imperfections in the original chrome grill, as well as gives a more resiliant barrier to chipping. I also removed the center hood grill as it was starting to look gray. Out …

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Had a freind bring by his 996TT that was having some odd boost and running issues. Erratic boost now and again, and then the CEL came on. CEL was due to the MAF sensor, which I replaced and took out for a test run. A lot of times erratic boost levels are due to bad MAF sensors. Unfortunately, we had two issues here. The other major cause of boost issues are spark plugs. On my test run, the CEL started …

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