It isn’t good to have a dirty mind. While we have been jamming out routine work over the last couple weeks, when oddball things come through the shop they are always fun. Had my buddy RT swing by with his H2 hummer to replace a leaking airbag on the rear axle. Over time, the bags will dry rot and start to leak, which will cause a corner to sag. The compressor will then run excessively to try and keep the …

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Had this little Pepper limp into the shop yesterday with a bad primary fuel pump. The 955 has dual fuel pumps, one on each side of the tank. Often times the primary will die, causing stalling issues with the vehicle. Pumps are located under the seats and under the carpet. You actually have to cut a hole in the carpet to access the pumps, but Porsche was kind enough to draw an outline of where to cut 🙂 Following the …

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Had this little 997TT in last week for a coolant leak. Wasn’t the cooling pipes as we have already done those, but rather we had a pin hole leak on the rubber hose running from the turbo coolant pump to the turbos. Was able to quickly reproduce the leak by pressurizing the system, unfortunately getting to it is a different story 🙂 Behind the oil filter housing, underneath the junction of the left intake and center plenum pipe is the …

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Had some time over the last couple of days to start prepping and cleaning parts for paint and powdercoating. Front forks, rear swing arm, and chain guard ready for paint. The main frame cleaned up and ready. And a bunch of chrome pieces sanded and beadblasted, ready to go to powdercoating. Front shocks disassemble easily, so those were torn down before going to paint. Hopefully I will have the new headlight bucket by the end of the week and then …

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Honda CT70 Rebuild

At the beginning of the winter we picked up a couple of bikes for projects.  Wes with the Chinese clone of the Ural clone of the BMW, and he also found me a Honda Trail 70 for a sweet ass pit bike. It arrived not running and in pretty rough shape. We went through the stator, wiring harnesses, coil, etc before I finally decided to do something different. The more I looked at the bike, the rougher it looked, and …

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Had the tow vehicle in the shop last week for it’s big service to get ready for the season. Wouldn’t want the guys towing the chump car to break down! Oil change, transmission flush, fuel filter, rear brake pads/rotors, cabin filters, air filters, etc. This was a big service to get everything ready for the year. Some things we do a little early as annual maintenance, and others were mileage due. The fuel filter was due to be changed which …

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Had this nice little 650i come into the shop for a little maintenance and a big sound improvement 🙂 Some basic stuff such as brakes, fluid flush, oil changes etc were in order and taken care of quickly. Then it was on to the exhaust. Time to get rid of this neutered system! We chose to go with Magnaflow’s full system which provides a great sound on these 650i’s! The old exhaust out. Unless you are on jackstands and can …

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With a few other projects out of the way, I was able to get back on the SC project. When we brought the car back from Joplin, one of the things we wanted to fix was the interior. The dark green paint and a very deep tan interior was a bit too much of a contrast, so I got to work. We ripped out the old stereo and aftermarket AC system, and had the entire interior dynamatted, along with a …

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Many people thought the leaking coolant pipe issue of the early 955 Cayennes was a thing of the past and that the newer DFI motors did not have this failure. Well, yes and no. While the pipe design has greatly changed, there is still one plastic pipe under the intake, in addition to a plastic coupler for the coolant distribution housing. Unfortunately, this coupler is known to leak due to the plastic/oring setup. Same presentation. Coolant leaks in the valley …

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So we decided to drop the motor and see if we could save the engine with a new IMS bearing. Since the car is a tiptronic with the glass window, it is just easier to drop the entire assembly rather than pull the tiptronic out…..and since we were throwing that crank position code, it just makes things easier in case we have to pull things apart. With the engine out, we can see that the center support stud of the …

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