Last night Wes and I started work on the 65 Mustang that has been sitting for 10 years. We dropped the old gas out of the tank, pulled and replaced the sending unit, flushed the tank, and inspected it for rust. To our surprise, the inside of the tank is in excellent condition and needs no coating, so we buttoned that back together. Wes went after changing out the plugs and fogging the cylinders with oil. We found two plugs …

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The 2nd weekly gem in the shop last week. A timing belt/waterpump/spark plug job for a friend’s kid hauler. With 100k miles on the rig, it was time to get the timing belt done. While in there, it is smart to throw in a waterpump as well, and replace the spark plugs since they were due with the mileage. We also found a leaking radiator, so had to tackle that as well. While I was across the shop cussing at …

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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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Had this nice Cayman come into the shop today for a quick round of spark plugs and filters. 80k miles on this car and it is wearing well. Pretty solid overall. Up in the air and ready to rock. First thing to do is to pull as many shields and wheels out of the way as possible. With a plethora of various extensions, wobbles, torx bits, etc, you can pull the coil packs out to get to the spark plugs. …

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Threw in new spark plugs today. Garage is pretty much shut down for the next 7 days while the new epoxy floor cures, so had to knock it out in the driveway. Eeeek. Remove the outer heat shield. And it exposes the coil packs. Remove the coil packs and you can get to the plugs. They were pretty nasty looking! Tomorrow I should have the MAF, O2 sensor, and the ignition switch and this thing should be out the door!

Following along with oil change day, since this afternoon was so nice, I decided I had better get caught up on my own vehicles! I started off with the tow monster (MiniMoo) and got the oil changed first. While she fits on the lift no problem, it really isn’t needed for the oil change. I just pulled it in to get out of that south wind we had blowing like crazy. Simple drain, filter, and 6 quarts of new oil. …

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Had a freind bring by his 996TT that was having some odd boost and running issues. Erratic boost now and again, and then the CEL came on. CEL was due to the MAF sensor, which I replaced and took out for a test run. A lot of times erratic boost levels are due to bad MAF sensors. Unfortunately, we had two issues here. The other major cause of boost issues are spark plugs. On my test run, the CEL started …

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After I finished up a Boxster on Saturday, I figured it was such a nice day that I would knock out some more maintenance on Squeaks to get it ready for the winter months. It was time for new spark plugs (every 30k in a jeep), brake flush, tire rotation, etc. I still need to flush the coolant badly, and get the front diff serviced (didn’t have enough fluid to do yesterday) which I should be able to do later …

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Brought in a freind’s Gemballa 996TT for some maintenance 🙂 Never mind the skinny minny wheels on the car, they were only there for the track, lol.  If you haven’t read about Uwe Gemballa, he was found after many months in South Africa dead.  Turns out he was in bed with the wrong people.  Note to self….don’t steal a million bucks from the Russians and skip town.  Oil Change….rag stops any mess when removing the filter 🙂 Anddddd another stiff clutch …

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Speed yellow 993TT in for spark plugs, belts, and a few other misc jobs. First thing to do was the drop the bellpans and change the diff fluids. A gallon of Mobil 1 (and then some) Going after the spark plugs.  On the TT, this is a real pain in the butt, lol.  4 are easy, 1 is a semi PITA, and the infamous #6 plug lies under the power steering pump, which makes access nearly impossible.  To get this …

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