Had this awesome GT2 come into the shop today for basic service. A good checkup and a fresh oil change and she was out the door ready for the summer! It’s hard to beat a morning of working on GT2’s and race cars! If you are a boost junkie, then this is about as good as it gets 🙂 This is where dreams are made. Hard to tell from the picture, but the GT2 door sills are illuminated. I didn’t …

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My title: Misfires, misfires, oh my! (totally not Google searchable). Actual title….maybe. Had this 997 limp into the shop the other day with a horrible misfire and flashing CEL. When the CEL flashes….yup it’s bad. Typically a really bad misfire, which I confirmed on the #1 cylinder. Up in the air she goes. It was funny, not 30 minutes before that I was talking with a customer over the phone about how it was somewhat hard to see coil packs …

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Had this very early production 05 come in the other day for a window issue, brake fluid flush, and oil change. Draining the oil and of course installing a magnetic drain plug. And bleeding the brake system. This car had the typical “window goes back up after you release the handle” which makes closing the door a real pain, so a new door latch mechanism was in order. Unfortunately, the 997 is much harder to get to than the 996 …

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Brought in this nice 997 for it’s 40k service last Friday. Up for work was plugs (every 4 years now), filters, oil change, etc. Going after the air filter. The old filter was fairly dirty, so a new filter went in, along with a cabin filter on the front end. New filter going into the box. Then it was time to go after the plugs. A quick drop of the mufflers on the 997 gives easier access to #1 and …

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Since I was going to be out of town for the weekend, I buttoned up the supercharger project after getting the ECU back from VF, did some road testing with it Wednesday night, and gave it back to the owner for the weekend to put some miles on it. Next week we will bring it back and do some more testing before giving it the 100% stamp of approval rating. Sucking down the coolant system for the charge cooler. And …

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Was able to pick up the much needed radiator plugs from the dealer today so I could get that project taken care of. Then I came home and did a bunch of paperwork…..and anything else I could do to avoid taking a coolant bath. Finally I got motivated to drag myself to the garage and get this project knocked out. These are the two plugs you need which come with o-rings. No other parts needed as you can reuse the …

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Ok, one more update for the day and then I am going to shut it down until tomorrow. Running hoses. I think I have a solution figured out for most of the runs. I finished running the wire to the pump. No biggie there. Joining the power wires together near the front passenger wheel well. And utilizing this mount here for the ground wire. My planned route for the hoses is to take everything up into the engine bay on …

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With most of the wiring buttoned up, it was time to start looking at the cooling system: With that, the front bumper needs to come off. Remove the front wheels. And the front fender liners and associated screws with the front bumper cover. Hint: Yes, the side markers can be pulled out from the outside, but you will never get them to seat right due to the metal tab bending. Instead, you can slide a screwdriver between the fender liner …

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Ok, lets see where were we: ah yes, on to pulling the DME. A lot of people have probably already seen how to pull the DME from the 996/997 time and time again, but for those that haven’t…..here you go: Tools: 6mm allen, T30 torx bit, 10mm socket/ratchet/extension Remove the bose trim piece by pulling out on it. Remove the seat latch with a 6mm allen. Slide unit forward. On the backside you can unplug the electrical connector: Then pull …

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Knocked out a few more items in between tornado sirens. Ahhhh springtime in Kansas. A tornado on the ground a few miles away…..honey badger don’t care…..but those sirens sure are really loud and annoying, LOL. Way of life in the Midwest. So if I stop updating the blog, you know what happened to me, ROFL! Knocking out some misc. items. Wiring in the resistor into the MAF signal wire (white with blue stripe), and also another new update, they have …

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