Had this little 964 come in with a little problem. A sad face 🙁 A pretty common problem caused by pulling into parking spots too far and hitting the curb. So I started pulling it apart to repair the front grill. This one had hit hard enough to bend the mounting points up, so those needed to be pulled back down. Special Tool KEWP293.a After a bit of work, the mounts started to pull down. And we had a happy …

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In between events, we sprung a fuel leak on the 964 C4. The fuel cell was leaking near the connections to the fuel pump, so I pulled it out to repair. Once I got the tank out of the car, I ran into a bit of a snag. First, there were zero markings on the tank identifying the manufacturer. This makes ordering replacement parts impossible. Second, there was not safety ratings on the tank, or date of manufacture, etc. This …

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I must say, I love everything about this car. From the muffler bypass pipes, to the black wheels, and color combo…..perfect in my opinion for a 964. With one exception….that 4wd ride height 😉 So today Adam dropped by and we got to work. Since I had a set of 3.6 turbo H&R springs laying around, we decided to go with those and a new set of Bilstein HD shocks. The nice thing about the 964 setup is that there …

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This little 964 came in the other day to have some oil leaks repaired. While it is a fairly low mileage car, the rubber seals will still go bad with age and start to leak. This one had it bad. Timing chain gaskets, valve cover gaskets, but the big one was the oil pressure sending housing (thermostat housing on the older 911s), and the breather plate gasket. While you can get to the rear gaskets with a partial drop and …

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We’ve seen this car via a PPI before, but now it was time to get that 23 year old distributor belt taken care of before it broke. There were no records of it ever being replaced, so we decided to get it done. Up and ready to go. Now you see it…. Now you don’t 🙂 After removing the wires, caps, and rotors, out comes the distributor. I thought it might show up a little better in the picture, but …

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Got the 964 cab back last week to install some more parts and try and figure out a running issue it is having. Up and ready to work. First thing to do was to ditch the stock cat and replace with a cat bypass pipe. Much better 😉 This will provide more power and better sound. Then we had to do something about that ugly tip, so I threw it in the bead blaster and hit it with some high …

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Had a new enthusiast stop by with a 964 he is going through the purchase process on. A beautiful 40k mile C4, it is pretty rare to see them in this nice of condition anymore. A few minor issues, but I think he is going to be happy. We gave the go ahead on this car and will knock out a few simple repairs on it, and this should be a great 964! A little quiz. There is one light …

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Now that we have ironed out all the previous owner issues with the silver fox, it is time to start modifying this puppy 🙂 First things up are a lot better exhaust note along with some additional horsepower. First things first. Getting a decent throaty exhaust like a sports car should have. A Catbypass pipe and secondary muffler bypass….ohhh yea. Pulling the old exhaust tip off, it is pretty rusty and ugly. Since we have to reuse this, off to …

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Slowly plodding along with our 964 project as we have time. We are waiting on one of the gauges to come back from NHS. The face was de-laminating over the warning lights, so we sent it out to be replaced. A little ridiculous that they wouldn’t sell us a new face, as the install is no different that replacing the odometer gears (different gauge). Oh well. So….we are putting on a cup bypass pipe, so I dropped the secondary muffler …

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One of the most commonly overlooked belts on the 964/993 is the one that you can’t see (other than the 993 PS belt, lol). The twin plug distributors use an internal belt to time both ignition rotors together, allowing the cylinder to fire on both the top and bottom spark plug. If this breaks, the secondary ignition rotor stops spinning, thus no spark to half of the spark plugs. If you are lucky, the rotor stops in a position between …

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