Busy Week

The PCA club race and DE is coming up this coming weekend, so this week should be pretty busy. I was back from St Louis no sooner than 15 minutes before the first car showed up for service. 2 hours later, I had 3 sitting here, lol. Back for an oil change, set the boost controller, and a boost gauge. Boost controller hidden down under the glove box out of the reach of the driver….for a reason, lol. Up in …

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Aaron brought by his 968 last night to have me go through the speedometer cluster. The 944/968/911’s are notorious for the plastic odometer gears breaking, and thus the miles stop accumulating as you drive 😉 Aaron of course brought this in immediately when it broke 🙂 How do they break? Well over time, the plastic can get brittle and just flat fall apart, but the #1 cause is from people hitting the odometer/trip reset button while the car is moving. …

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Ok, the floor epoxy has cured for 10 days, so the fun is over and back to work! We brought back the hail with us from Wyoming. Looks like we will probably be getting a new roof and new window screens. I have a few dings in the truck that I will have pdr’d, but nothing major to the vehicles (that was the only one sitting out). I need a bigger garage. About a 40×60 would be perfect. High winds …

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944 S2 Clutch

Saturday I headed over to the headquarters of the infamous KCWS and helped some good friends do a clutch job on a 944 S2 Cab. The car had died abruptly with no power getting to the rear wheels, so I figured the clutch center had blown out. The car has about 90k ish miles on it. Up in the air and ready to go. Everything behind the engine block needs to come out. Transaxle, torque tube (slide back), bellhousing, and …

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Got the replacement jumper line in today and was able to get it installed and send this project home! Installed and leak free!

951 Mods Continued

Weather has really killed our progress on the 951 project! Atlanta got hit with a huge snow storm which slowed down our MAF shipment, and then we have been getting nailed with snow over the last few weeks as well, which means no road testing 🙁 I thought we had the car ready to leave the other day, when we discovered a fuel leak at the jumper line to the damper (Porsche recalled this line on all 951’s, but it …

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Well, I dropped the ball on taking pictures on this project as we were trying to knock it out as quick as possible. Rich brought the beast over this morning so we could do the work on the lift. I believe this is the reason he wussed out on getting to Renntreffen in time, because his coolant exited the engine quite rapidly one day. Unfortunately, the radiator was on backorder for about 3 months, but we finally got it and …

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Finished up the turbo swap in the 951 the other day. Downpipe swapped on to the new turbo. Turbo installed. Then on went the piping and intake. Once that was done, I needed to pull the intercooler to clean any foreign debris out of that. Header panel removed to expose the intercooler. Peering in the one end, you can see some old crusty particles caked onto the surface. A trip to the power washer cleaned it right up. Intecooler out …

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Been tinkering on this 86 951 that is in dire need of a new turbo and engine mounts. If I recall correctly, the owner found an old socket in the intake boot which chewed the turbo fins down to a pulp. Not good. So with a rebuilt turbo in hand and a set of engine mounts, it was time to tackle it. Covers on and ready to go to work. First thing to do was to pull the intake off …

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Red 951’s are multiplying 🙂 It seems that when you do projects, you end up doing them in….well 3’s. Another axle boot let go, spewing old grease everywhere on this 951. Must be axle boot month. Again, there must have gotten a little condensation in the joint as the grease was extremely runny. First thing to do was to locate a battery drain, which we tracked down to the alarm module. We pulled all that out since it wasn’t being …

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