We knew it would happen eventually, but hoped to get through this season on the stock control arms the car came with.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, as the last DE event snapped a ball joint pin in half.  Luckily, other than some light fender damage from the tire making contact, the rest of the car was fine.  Stock control arms really should not be allowed in a racing environment, and most people know better.  Unfortunately, with the state of the …

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After 20 years, sometimes nagging electrical issues start to rear their head.  Even though this was a sub 40k mile 930, the turn signals were having problems.  In a fairly common failure, when the headlights were on and you used the turn signal, the brights would turn on.  This is due to bent armatures in the switch.  Now there are two ways to repair this.  One, is to go in and to attempt to rebend the arms so the high …

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Knocked out a few cars today in the 95 degree heat 🙂  Thankfully, between the cooler morning hours and the garage, I stayed fairly cool.  Tomorrows project….plumbing an ac vent into the garage….muhahaha.  Should be a nice short term fix until I install a separate AC unit for the garage. Forgot the camera, but this morning knocked out an ignition switch on a boxster along with an oil change.  Down the road it went….. Then I had an oil change …

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With the 2009 track season underway, people are starting to pull the cars out of winter storage and getting them ready for the street and track.  What are some things you need to pay attention to when heading to the track?  Well there are a lot, all of which are covered on your tech inspection form for your event.  Having a qualified shop check the car over and give their signature of approval before an event is a very good …

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While the last club race and DE was a fun event, i lost a motor at the same time.  Sometime came loose in the #1 cylinder, but I won’t exactly know what until I tear the engine down.  Luckily, I have a spare sitting on a stand nearly ready to go, so today I got around to dropping the old engine out and prepping the new one for install. Sans lift, you must get the front of the car elevated …

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Apr 29 2009 porschedoc 968 5 Comments

The Porsche 968, 944S2 and 944 S all used dual overhead cams, unlike the previous 8v engines.  This also introduces a slightly different maintenance schedule for the cam system.  The 8v engines were all more or less cam maintenance free, with the exception of oil seal replacements as they started to leak.  The DOHC heads though, all have tensioners, oil feed pipes, cam chains, and tensioner pads to worry about.  The 944 line is fairly basic in terms of maintenance.  …

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