Decided with the weather getting cold that I had better get the dragon back together after the headgasket blew.  Drove out to the storage unit and picked it up (ran into a customer from IA that I had not seen in a long time, so I stopped to help him on the side of the road as well, lol) Got it home and up on the lift. Turns out one of the fans had died in the 100 degree heat …

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CAR IS SOLD.    The trailer is still available. Listing for a customer: $14,000 obo Also available featherlight open trailer, IIRC 2005 model with tire rack: $5,500obo Contact: Al Hess 816.985.7711 or email to: al (at) wtatrucks.com I have performed the maintenance noted below Details/Maintenance: PCA Stock class 87 Turbo Mileage is around 35k IIRC Suspension: Koni shocks/struts (front paragon coilover conversion) Racer’s Edge Control Arms (19mm pins): Brand New Weltmeister 28mm front/22mm rear adjustable sway bars Pagid orange/black pads …

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Replaced a leaking output shaft seal on a 951 today.  It had gotten bad enough that it was leaving a puddle on the ground after driving, so it was time to replace it.  Remove the CV axle from the output shaft.  The bolts are typically 8mm triple square bits but they may have been replaced with 6mm allens at some point.   One the axle is out of the way, remove the 6mm allen in the center of the output shaft.  …

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For some reason, black cars, in particular black 951’s have been known to put up a fight with me.  Not just one black 951, but multiple black 951’s, lol.  Oh well.  It was a project that just kept growing and growing as we got deeper into it.  IMHO, the root of everything was for years the car was running 15.5:1 AFR’s under boost after an upgraded turbo and MAF, but still using stock injectors (not my install).  We fixed the …

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Well it was a slow week in regards to the black car.  Sitting waiting, waiting, waiting.  Yesterday afternoon though I got a call that the turbo was rebuilt and ready to be picked up.  So I ran across town and got it, and came home and got it installed and out of the way.  Now I am just waiting on another head to be rebuilt before putting it all back together.  The previous head was unusable due to the exhaust …

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No, not a complete overhaul, but it seems to be snowballing as so many of these projects do on the older cars.  It seems like once you get in there, there are a lot of items that would be foolish not to replace, but the price tag is always a bit of a shocker.  This car came in with a smoking issue from the exhaust.  The longer it sat between starts, the longer it smoked.  So the Dr. went to …

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Yesterday I finished a 60k service on a 996 C2, which was pretty straightforward.  Plugs, filters, serpentine belt, and a lengthy inspection was involved.  Somehow I deleted all the pictures off my camera unfortunately, so I’ll have to provide some on a different vehicle in regards to the plug change, etc.   Today I needed to finish up a fuel rail install on the Dragon.  I had it torn apart which was making my garage and driveway access a little …

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Been banging away at the cars in my spare time. Our 968 braking issue turned out to indeed be front warped rotors even though they only had 2000 miles on them.  Lesson learned here is that when common sense and experience tell you something is broken, don’t look past it just because that item has been replaced recently……new parts fail, rebuilt parts fail, new rotors warp, stuff happens.  The calipers had been rebuilt recently thinking it was an issue with …

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89 944TS

With the 88 out of the garage, I had a good friend make his way down from South Dakota to fix some oil leaks on his Alpine White 89 Turbo S.  We tackled the belts and front engine seals on this trip, hung out with some good friends and just had a fantastic weekend. Yup, that is an engine Jones…… Removing the cam gear. Steve N. holding the car up, lol Back together after the front end seal and belt …

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88 944TS

Had a rare black 88 Turbo S (one of 60ish 88’s in black) in the garage for some maintenance this past week.  We repaired a non operational sunroof, camtower leak, oil cooler leak, lower balance shaft housing leak, along with a new timing and balance shaft belt and few other misc. items.  The car was leaving a pretty good puddle of oil under the car after being driven, so it was time to get a few of the more major …

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