A buddy sent his wife’s 928 over from some maintenance.  We are going to go through the front of the motor, the cooling system, and the fuel system.  The car already has a beautiful paint job from Travis at TC Concepts in Topeka.  We will get the mechanical stuff knocked out, then the interior. First thing to do was to pull the injectors so we could send them out to witchhunter for a cleaning.  I immediately noticed all the electrical …

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Got the motons installed and the wevo semi solid mounts in.  Still need to fine tune the ride height and such, but the main install is done. Old mounts stuck waaaay down there. Wevos next to the OEM mount. You can get one side out without disassembling anything, but the other side isn’t coming out, so start pulling stuff out of the way. Going after the front suspension. Front coilover assembled.  There are a couple of modifications and errors in …

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Ohhhh buddy 🙂 Finally getting around to putting some more goodies on the 997TT project.  Under hard cornering/acceleration, Jack was having trouble shifting.  This is a pretty common issue in the 996/997TT’s that are tracked hard.  The engine shifts too much in the stock hydraulic mounts, which makes shifting a bear under those forces.  The WEVO semi-solid mounts will take care of that. Also time to install the Moton double adjustable street/sport setup.  Running about 550lbs in the front and …

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Had a friend bring in his Boxster yesterday because he was having a starting issue.  After some basic tests, I felt the first step of action was to replace the battery.  We did that, but it didn’t solve the problem….but…..it triggered a few more symptoms which pointed to a bad alternator.  Before we did the battery, the battery light was not coming on which usually triggered when the alternator goes south.  After we did the battery, the battery light came …

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Knocked out some work last night on the GT3.  Got the mounting parts ordered for the rollbar, so waiting for those to come in before I can start the seat and rollbar install. Changed out the oil, and bled the brakes with some fresh Motul fluid. Then it was off to fix a fairly common problem.  I am seeing more of this happen with the invention of cordless impact drills used at the track.  The problem, is that you can’t …

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Getting ready to install a T-equipment rollbar, harnesses, and GT3 seats into a……GT3.  Basic oil change and brake fluid flush will be included as well.  Stay tuned, I am waiting for some mounting hardware for the rollbar.

Got a call Sunday afternoon about a Boxster that had overheated and needed to get back on the road.  We had the car towed in and I started tearing into it.  This was a car with about 80k miles on it, which had not had it’s major services done……ever from what I can tell.   Unfortunately, a $40 drive belt caused about $1,100 in damage.  Basically what happened, is the drive belt broke, and the owner kept driving the car even …

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Finished up the RMS and Diff bearings a few nights ago.  Still need to knock out a wheel bearing on the right side and it should be ready to go.  I think the output shaft having play caused additional stress on the cv axle and bearing on that side as well due to the slight wobble the shaft must have had. New bearings installed, diff in place, and gearbox assembled. Outer diff cover installed. Selector shaft installed. Ahhh much better, …

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Needed to take care of a couple of nagging issues on the Dragon before she finds a new home, and I had a couple spare hours this morning, so I decided to tear it apart spur of the moment.  One was a tiny weep from the rear main seal that has been bugging me for a few months.  On occasion you will get a bad RMS from the supplier and it will leak, which is the case here.  It wasn’t …

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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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