The latest round on the 944 finally showed some progress at the end of the day. The cam tower apart and ready to reseal. Waiting on one small cam plug before I can start reassembly. The front cam housing spacer sleeve wasn’t looking too good. Trying to make progress on the water pump. In all the years I have sold and installed 100’s of reman water pumps, I have seen 2 bad out of the box pumps. They both came …

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944 Oil Leaks

Been an odd week of little service stuff here and there, nothing too important to speak of. Car is back together, and I am waiting on the ECU which is still at VF. They said GIAC’s servers were down and could not generate a file for the ECU and they were waiting on that…..hmmmm. I know all the tricks in this industry…….good to know somethings never change in this business. So, it is on to a 944 to address some …

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May 30 2011 porschedoc BMW No Comments

Holiday weekend so haven’t been too concerned about being the in the garage. We are waiting on parts to finish up the supercharged 997, hopefully they will start showing up this week Sunday morning was fleet cleaning day with all the daily driver’s washed up. Fleet maintenance day will be coming up soon. Sunday I stopped over to a friend’s house to help them with brakes on the GT3, nothing we haven’t seen before Charged the AC on the black …

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Was able to pick up the much needed radiator plugs from the dealer today so I could get that project taken care of. Then I came home and did a bunch of paperwork…..and anything else I could do to avoid taking a coolant bath. Finally I got motivated to drag myself to the garage and get this project knocked out. These are the two plugs you need which come with o-rings. No other parts needed as you can reuse the …

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Slow Day

Have a few other projects I need to take care of today. VF is sending out the air filter heat shield that was missing from the kit, so that will take a few days to get I am sure, and also the ecu is going back and forth in the mail for flashing, so waiting on that as well. Probably won’t do much until later this afternoon and evening when I finish running the lines up into the engine bay …

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Ok, one more update for the day and then I am going to shut it down until tomorrow. Running hoses. I think I have a solution figured out for most of the runs. I finished running the wire to the pump. No biggie there. Joining the power wires together near the front passenger wheel well. And utilizing this mount here for the ground wire. My planned route for the hoses is to take everything up into the engine bay on …

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With most of the wiring buttoned up, it was time to start looking at the cooling system: With that, the front bumper needs to come off. Remove the front wheels. And the front fender liners and associated screws with the front bumper cover. Hint: Yes, the side markers can be pulled out from the outside, but you will never get them to seat right due to the metal tab bending. Instead, you can slide a screwdriver between the fender liner …

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Ok, lets see where were we: ah yes, on to pulling the DME. A lot of people have probably already seen how to pull the DME from the 996/997 time and time again, but for those that haven’t…..here you go: Tools: 6mm allen, T30 torx bit, 10mm socket/ratchet/extension Remove the bose trim piece by pulling out on it. Remove the seat latch with a 6mm allen. Slide unit forward. On the backside you can unplug the electrical connector: Then pull …

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Knocked out a few more items in between tornado sirens. Ahhhh springtime in Kansas. A tornado on the ground a few miles away…..honey badger don’t care…..but those sirens sure are really loud and annoying, LOL. Way of life in the Midwest. So if I stop updating the blog, you know what happened to me, ROFL! Knocking out some misc. items. Wiring in the resistor into the MAF signal wire (white with blue stripe), and also another new update, they have …

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I still need to change a lot of picture links, but the hosting issue is solved. Happy days. Hopefully will be able to go through most of the recent posts that were affected and get it fixed up soon.