If you have a shifter that feels really sloppy in your 944, it is probably because the shift pin is worn out.  Generally this is an easy fix, pop in a new shift lever and usually it takes care of it.  On occasion though, the actual shift rod will wallow out, which is a little bigger issue. I have been doing some maintenance to the dragon to get it ready to sell, and one thing I have always had was …

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996TT Headers

A buddy of mine came across a used set of aftermarket headers for cheap, so we decided to slap them on the other day.  Pretty easy job, but it takes a couple of “just the right size” wrenches to get it done. New (used) higher flow headers. Old headers. Pooof! New ones installed.

This little boxster came in for it’s yearly service and brake job.  It was time for pads and rotors all the way around.  Unfortunately, the picking crew pulled the incorrect front rotors, so I am waiting on the correct ones which will be here on monday.  Actually they weren’t rotors at all, but mislabled CV boots, lol.  Oh well, it happens.  70k+ miles is usually pushing the pads and rotors.  After that it was an oil change with some fresh …

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Finished up the 944 S2 cab the other day, now it is off to be detailed. Removing the belt tension using special tool P-blah blah blah. Old belts off. New belt on. People usually get stumped removing the crank pulley with basic tools.  This needs to be removed so you can get the timing belt on/off.  The bolt is torqued to 155ft/lbs so you aren’t going to get it with a little wrench.  Here is my removal tool, and the …

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Trying to get cars schedule to get in an out this week, so far so good. On the chopping block: 944 S2 cab maintenance (timing belt, hard starting issue, oil change, brake flush, etc) 996C4S brake flush and inspection for the Hastings DE this weekend Boxster brake job 996TT oil change 996TT Header installation 930 Annual maintenance 996 Cab top issues 928 front engine job Already Chopped: Cleared the airbag light on a 996 which just had the passenger seat …

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Back to work

Just got back from a vacation to the grand canyon, quite the trip.  Something we have been working on for about a year now, as the journey involved getting there in a 67 cadillac fleetwood.  Good times, great friends, and a fairly uneventful trip mechanically.  We blogged our journey starting last summer when we picked up the car. It is multiple pages, so you have to click “older posts” at the bottom of the page if you want to start …

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Been getting a lot of requests for work on the daily drivers, some of it is pretty easy to handle and I don’t have a problem helping out.  Had a little civic in the other day for brakes as they were starting to make noise.  Swapped in front pads and rotors, and checked the rear drums/shoes which were still good, and the car was on it’s way. Inserting bolts in the rear to pop the drums off for inspection. Here …

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Had a buddy bring over his beautiful M3 the other evening to change the gear oils.  Not a big job, but a littler tricker to get in the air than the Porsche’s are, but after a couple hours he was back on the road.  Most of the transmission experts I have talked to in the German auto world recommend changing your drive gear fluids annually.  The transmission says lifetime fluid on it, but that is a joke IMHO.  Nothing kills …

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Audi DE 2010

Some more footage of the Audi club DE last weekend at HPT.  Friday was a pretty nice day, Saturday was pretty rainy, and Sunday was a mix of both.  Good times were still had by all 🙂 Something seemed to be missing? Even Steve looked puzzled…… Wait a second, this isn’t the Lin Burney Arrive and Drive program….food from a bag?  Paper plates?  What is this nonsense about…… After lunch, they decided to figure out how to replace a pollen …

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Spent the weekend out at Heartland Park Audi Club DE driving and instructing.  Also spent some up close and personal time with a buddy’s GTR that was having boost issues.  Once warmed up after a couple of laps, the car was hitting a brick wall upon acceleration.  Ended up finding a loose throttle body hose on the driver’s side a T bolt clamp that had blown off the passenger side turbo to intercooler connection.  It was a real bugger to …

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