Arrived today 🙂 What is it going in? Wait and see, as soon as it comes off the boat, we will start modifying 🙂 Also on the way are a couple of Schroth 6 point harnesses (hans)

It was service time, so up on ramps she goes. Castrol TWS oil. Porsche guys think your mobil 1 is expensive? You have no idea. After draining the oil out the bottom, the filter was next. On the bolt holding the cap on, there is an o ring to replace, as well as a aluminum seal ring Since the filter housing is right there and upright, you can add almost a quart of oil to the housing/filter to reduce oil …

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A few posts ago I had talked about a convertible top problem on a 996. There were 2 issues, the first being the latch mechanism that kept running in circles, and then the passenger side flap was slightly out of time with everything else, cause it to hang up slightly when the top was opened. I finally got the latch trim piece in so repair was underway. The new piece.  The tip has to operate the microswitch, if it is …

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Finally got around to installing the GMG headers and center muffler section on the GT3RS. Overall differences in weights were minimal. The OE headers/cats were sighly lighter than the GMG headers and the GMG center section was lighter than the OE center section slightly.  The sound at idle is slightly louder, but very civil.  The sound at 4500rpms when the valves open on the stock mufflers, is incredible!  Getting started:  We also have a set of quad laser intercepters to …

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Maytag Man?

Lol, once in awhile I have to put the cars away and do some work around the house. There are certain things I am good at, and certain things I am not good at. Typically home type projects fall into the latter category, and I am usually too stubborn to call someone who knows what the hell they are doing. But I figured, hey a laundrenator can’t be that hard to fix! About 6 years ago, the switch that tells …

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Been too busy to blog, but here is a weekly update! Last weekend was spent with good freinds running the KC BMW DE down at Hallett Raceway. I was lucky enough to get the project GT3RS out for some laps, and also instructed a student in his 2010 GT3RS and had a blast. What a great weekend. Al in his 996 GT3 chasing the pumpkin. Dave in his 997 Jim and Bryan going at it solo! Had a 996 in …

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New exhaust manifold showed up and I was able to get everything installed and got it back on the road.  No more leaks 🙂

GMG exhaust arrived today for the RS, so next week we should start the install on that. Also swapped over the traqmate into the RS from the 997TT. Went with a little more direct install route this time for simplicity of wiring. Basic setup is the same, though I mounted the camera to the rollbar this time to see how that works.

Took the time on wednesday to tear apart Squeaks to replace the broken exhaust manifold studs.  Only had to cut off one bolt on the down pipe, so I was happy with that.  Could have been a lot worse.  The downside of working on a vehicle that has seen daily use for the last 11 years in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Kansas year round is dealing with the rust issues on all the fasteners. The exhaust manifold studs luckily came …

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Yup, the big Ogre.  About as dirty as one too, but after all it is a Jeep 🙂  Had an issue with the front left caliper locking up.  Decided it was best to put in new brake lines and new calipers.  The brake lines cost more than the calipers, as did the core charge on the calipers, lol.  Got to love cherokee parts.  Ended up getting everything installed, flushed and bled the brakes, but are still getting an initial lockup …

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