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 …
Well, we finally got the clutch replaced and the car back on the ground. Now she heads off for paint. Then a few minor things like getting communications installed and we will be ready for the season! We tried to really concentrate on our aero this year to help propel the 140hp down the track as effortlessly as possible!
Sometimes it can be a hassle to find a shop to look at a car when purchasing from out of state, but it is very important to have a Porsche checked out before spending a lot of money on a car that potentially could have very expensive repair bills. This car came from an independent ebay dealer in Texas. Came in on transport and came to the shop immediately for service. Upon arrival the engine was noisy and it had …
Well, it has been a long fun project, but kind of running out of things to do. I am sure we will continue to make weight reduction changes as we go, but for now, I have run out of things to do 🙁 Finished installing the kill switch, routing the cable through the cowl which allows everything to sit under the drainage covers nicely. Again, maybe all this stuff will go in the future, but we will wait on that …
The Boxster is back in the house and almost ready to go! Really happy with the way the paint on the cage turned out. I am down to installing the fire suppression system and after that it is ready to go!
With the fast upcoming race season just around the corner, we are bustling to try and get the cars ready for the year. We will have 2 teams campaigning the old 944 and the BMW this year, so that will definitely keep us busy. Luckily the BMW is pretty much ready to go with the exception of general fluids/fire system, etc that needs to be done. The 944 needed some work after having most of the last 2 years off …
We shove a lot of Cayennes through the shop for maintenance, but I know there are a lot more out there that need our help! They are really good vehicles in general, a few issues like coolant pipes and drive shaft carrier bearings, but overall, they are really solid gas slurping pigs. This one came in for some light maintenance which we were able to take care of quickly. First thing to do was the replace the various lights that …
Had this little 996 in the other day to fix a big coolant leak 🙂 Turns out the waterpump let go and started leaking, which is pretty common with these cars. Typical leak is to the right of the driver side exhaust tip. And looks like this 🙂 While the engine doesn’t have to come out, you do have to loosen the one cat, support the engine, and remove the carrier from its mount. Something like this. Which will allow …
Huge thanks to Shoutcloud Studios for redesigning and implementing the new website! There are a couple new additions including the NEW classifieds section where we will regularly list overstock/takeoff/used parts for sale. While we are still doing some testing and making sure all the links and such work, as of the right now most of it is functional. Hope you guys like the new look, we sure do! Note: And I have just noticed that comments are closed for some …
This is a cool car…one owner 2L in really nice driving shape. Only trouble was she is bleeding to death. Several small leaks and one biggie, the main. So out with the drivetrain and off with the flywheel. Look at all that oil slinging out. While we’re in there we’ll take care of this. With the engine back in we see this. Mechanics did this on these cars for years. They add another solenoid instead of fixing the starting system. We’ll …