GT3RS Project

Been so busy lately we haven’t had time to play with the RS at all. Tonight it ended up in the garage for some minor upgrades. We installed new Porsche pedals, Traqmate, and changed the oil. Next week hopefully the GMG exhaust will be here and we can installthe laser intercepters and hardwire the V1. GMG wheels are on it, and the black sticker package will be done soon. First was to change out the center consol lid to an …

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I have been banging away to get his engine done and ready to go for a race next week. Rolled in the rod bearings yesterday and found an interesting discovery that someone had put in ARP rod bolts in the motor. Interesting Rod bearings ready to go in. About done. Rod bearings done, head on, oil pump resealed, oil cooler housing cleaned and installed, AC delete bracket installed. Next was to reseal the cam tower. Tomorrow the only left to …

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Tried to accomplish a simple task of changing a brake light bulb the other day, and happened to roll the window down on the driver’s side……and then found out it didn’t want to go back up!  Drats.  After some diagnosis work with the volt meter, I confirmed it was indeed the window regulator.  Ran to oreilly’s and picked up a new regulator and got it changed out.  Got to love Jeeps, meant to be fixed in the field.  Even the …

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Had a freind bring by his 2001 Boxster S for it’s 90k service.  We replaced a couple of blown parking lights, fuel filter, air filter, oil change, pollen filter, and the drive belt.  Back of the litronic headlight setup.  Small bulb for the parking light.  Had to get into an argument with the autozone jackasses because they kept trying to sell me the parking lights for the non litronic setup (different).  Even gave them the part number and showed them …

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Going through an engine for a local SPEC racer that had a motor grenade on him after the 20 year old oil pickup tube cracked.  He picked up a parts car with a running engine (and lucked out by picking up an LSD in the car as well), but it definitely needed to be resealed.  We will roll in new rod bearings and install a factory new oil pickup tube which he is going to have reinforced.  Hopefully that will …

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No not any Porsche content here, but rather another daily driver.  Buddy dropped off his wife’s FWD Lexus RX330 so we could put in new struts while she was out of town.  The rear right was leaking which is a fairly common issue in the vehicles I guess.  Couldn’t be that hard right……. The patient….. First up, access the rear upper strut mounting points. Disappointed we didn’t have to pull the rear seat as I was hungry and looking forward …

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Had a freind bring by his boxster that had started smoking on him excessively out the tailpipe.  Worse on startup, but would happen when driving as well.  This is pretty typical of a bad oil air seperator.  When the car got here, it was idling extremely roughly and had a CEL.  This was odd, and you start to think the worst.  Read down the CEL and came up with the following laundry list! P1128:  O2 sensing adaption (bank 1) P1130:  …

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Well looks like a good freind of mine is shipping off his 993C4S to it’s new home.  Sad to see a car leave the area, but on to bigger things.  A few items ended up not in the deal, so while he is out of town, I will swap out a few things and get the car ready to ship out……hey wait a second….i see what is happening here…… Up on stands.  Old wheels are coming off and the stock …

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We tackled the rollbar yesterday in the RS.  It was hot, damn hot, even in the garage.  Got it knocked out by about 7 or so.  Spent more money mid install when we decided the car needed a new exhaust……. There is nothing more fun than taking a brand new $150k car with 600 miles on it and disassembling it….. Massaging the carpet out of the side panels to modify the plastic housings under the carpet. Fitting the bar.  Did …

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Slapped new brake pads in for a buddy and helped him with his V1 hardwire install.  There are a couple of ways to do the V1’s in the 996, I usually like to pull power from a plug in the center console.  On a non-auto dimming mirror car, you can hide everything up in the sunroof control/light area, but with the dimming mirror, space is a little tighter. Brake pad replacement. Starting the V1 install.  Running the wire up over …

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