Few things piled up this morning 😉 While coolant was draining, I hopped over to the 996TT that was throwing misfire codes at the track last weekend. I haven’t seen this car in awhile, I installed the 650hp IIRC kit on it at Imagine Auto. My paint marks were still on the coil packs 😉 Since all the lifts were tied up, out come the jack stands. Rear bumper off to access the intercoolers. And intercoolers out of the way …

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Got the 996TT fired up on saturday afternoon, cams broken in, and fluids topped off and bled. I finished the suspension on Friday, so that is all done as well. And pulled out of the garage. For a purpose of course….. Time to peel off the beaten and marred clear bra. Clearbra peels very easily off plastic…..not so much off metal. The sun must cook the metal a little more and maybe affects the clear bra, but even with a …

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After the new FPR showed up, I started shoving the motor back in the car. Last night about 11pm the car showed up on the flatbed, and we got it pushed onto the lift and ready to go for today. Since I need to install the stock exhaust back on, and the table is only so big, I pulled the rear bumper for better access. With a larger table, you can shove it all in complete with exhaust without pulling …

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If you recall waaaaay back earlier this spring I dropped the motor out of a 996TT that needed cam work. Well we are finally ready to shove it back in. It has been sitting on the back burner with no real hurry to get it going, but with a short break in my schedule, I figured we had better get it back in the car and running again. Motor on the table. Need to swap out the RMS quick before …

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996TT Work

Last night we knocked out some work on a 996TT. The car had sat for a few months on a trickle charger, but when the owner went to start it, the battery was dead. He tried jumping it, then eventually replaced the battery. Once he got it going though, his radio had no power. First we got it up on the lift and knocked out the 6 month oil change on it. Pretty straight forward. Since the radio had no …

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Took a couple of pictures of the camshafts this afternoon. This is the passenger intake camshaft. Notice the missing ring in the middle groove, there should be 3 on each cam. Again, this missing ring rides directly in path where this groove appeared in the front cam housing. And the driver side camshaft. All 3 rings present. And another close up of one of the cracked camshaft housing brackets.

Started tearing down the passenger side camtower this afternoon. Found another metal shaving stuck to the cam sensor Cams exposed. Now I have to divert my attention to a 996 PPI. The good phd should be by this week with the cam tools we need so we can pull the cams and see what is going on.

Took some time this morning to pull the tranny, clutch, and get the motor up on the engine stand. Now to figure out what is going on in this motor. Again, what is involved in pulling the TT transaxles from the engine. Step 1, remove the plastic vent (3 bolts) Step two, remove the 10mm bolt and bracket. Step 3, pull the rubber plug that, along with the above bracket, hold the clutch shaft and bearings in place. This can …

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Been slow progress around here as Typhoid Mary brought something nasty home from work, so haven’t been feeling all that great, but I did finally get the motor dropped out of the car for engine work. Starting at the top and pulling lines, compressor, throttle body, cooling hoses, etc. At the bottom, subframe, axles, driveshaft, piping, etc And slowly starting to lower the engine. I had to modify the table to add a little width for stability, but after getting …

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Had a freind drop off his 996TT today for some long overdue engine work. Last year we started throwing cam actuator codes on the 2nd bank, and when replacing an actuator, I found a piece of metal shaving stuck to it. Not good. The light has persisted, so we are going to drop the motor and open it up and see what is going on with the variocam system. We also had some radiators to replace (passenger and center) as …

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