Audi DE Inspection

Finished an inspection on a 951 last week getting ready to do the upcoming Audi DE event at Heartland park.  A quick brake bleed, inspection, and replacement of a few missing door check bolts, and it was ready to rock!

Last weekend we spent at Hallett Raceway down in Oklahoma.  Had a blast.  Had some rain on Saturday, but Sunday turned out to be a great day.  The usual antics followed. Most of the crew.  Where is Anker?  Thanks to Bob for the pictures, lol! After getting those dang St Louis guys out of our garage.  Maybe we accidentally kicked Anker out with them? Wes flew to Dallas to pick up a new S2, then drove straight to the track.  …

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Just in the knick of time for the Club Race/DE.  Had Charlie and Jerry at KCRaceware weld in the cage for me.  I kept putting it off thinking I’d get around to doing it, but I have been so busy the last couple of months, I decided to let the pro’s do the install.  Jerry can really lay down some nice welds.  He did a hell of a job on the install 🙂 We started with a Safety Devices Bolt …

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Finished the 993TT project tonight.  Got the belts replaced, and then installed the new Rennline pedals and gauge rings. Had an SP1/SPEC 944 come in for annual inspection and a few minor repair items in preparation for this weekends Club Race at Heartland Park.  Should start knocking that out tomorrow.   Also slapped the headlights in the 911 Targa and confirmed those as good.  New alternator will be here tomorrow, so I plan on getting that installed and the oil changed …

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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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Update: Black 951

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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86 951 Overhaul

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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