It has been a week of targas lately! With two 70’s in the shop, a 993, and now a 997 targa, it has been a fun change. The 993 and newer targas are really rare, so it is cool to see them in the shop once in awhile. This one came in to have us install a set of muffler bypasses and tips that he had purchased from Fabspeed. No problem. I didn’t take many pictures of this job, but …

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Had this little Audi in the shop last week for some maintenance and general repairs. It was due for an oil change service and such, so that was pretty straight forward. Filters, fluids, etc. It also had a dead interior blower motor that is very common to Audi’s. IMHO, the orientation of the blower fan assembly leads to early failure, as the motor is pointing up, allowing any condensation/etc in the system to end up in the motor, thus seizing …

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A couple weeks ago we headed up to MAM for some track time with the Iowa chapter BMW club. Though a bit over analytical you could say, they are a great group of guys to run with and put on a good school. Unfortunately, we we plagued with rain all weekend. A few dry sessions was all we had, but we will had fun none the less! We had a good crowd from KC up there, our regular track guys …

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This coming weekend the KCRPCA will be hosting it’s annual club race and DE at the new Kansas Speedway infield course. If you are not racing or participating in the HPDE, there is still fun to be had! Aristocrat motors will be hosting a car show and fun run to the speedway, Saturday June 22nd. They will have the lot cleared at the dealership off I-35 and SMP for the car show. Your cars should be parked around 9am, but …

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This is a 964 that I did a clutch job on last year. 180k+ miles are on the clock, and it had come in for a routine valve adjustment. Unfortunately when I pulled the lower valve covers, I found 3 broken head studs! Not good, and it really put us in a pickle. The owner is in love with the car and drives the heck out of it. A full engine rebuild soup to nuts was going to run about …

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Had this 964 C2 come in for some electrical issues (alternator) and a few other minor things that we have seen before. What I haven’t blogged about before are the shift tube bushings in the tunnel that can fail. I’m not sure how he was able to shift this car as the shift knob was all over the place. Up in the air to remove the center tunnel belly pan. With the tunnel pan removed, we can see the issue. …

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Yea, yea, I know. My camera was broken. 3rd time is a charm right? Actually I have been working on some other potentially big publishing projects currently, so that has taken away from the blog a bit. Had the GTR in this week to fix a slight leak from the aftermarket secondary oil cooler that sits right in front of the driver wheel. After pulling the oil cooler down to look at the fittings, I found we were very close …

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Be there………We need racers! Don’t disappoint our nationally recognized grid crew by not showing up. Seriously, what an amazing venue and fun track to drive. The surface is brand new….the infield course is brand new (and will include an extra chicane on the back infield straight for the race which is not listed on any track maps currently)….and the Kansas City Region Porsche Club will be the FIRST and ONLY non professional race organization to race the oval/infield course at …

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Haven’t blogged in awhile as we have been slammed trying to get cars through the shop. We have been doing a ton of A/C work with the weather turning nice, in addition to some big and small projects. A 993TT in the shop for a really stiff clutch pedal. Since the clutch was replaced a few years ago, that points us to the slave and/or hydraulic accumulator. After trying both with no luck, the only other option was to drop …

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We have been so full at the shop lately, that a few projects have followed me home. This 996 was in for basic oil change, etc, along with needing a window drop issue fixed on the passenger side. It was wiggling a little, but not dropping the full 1/4″ when opening the door. Since this car is a 16k mile car, and did not have a magnetic drain plug installed yet, I cut the filter open to make sure there …

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