Few things piled up this morning 😉 While coolant was draining, I hopped over to the 996TT that was throwing misfire codes at the track last weekend. I haven’t seen this car in awhile, I installed the 650hp IIRC kit on it at Imagine Auto. My paint marks were still on the coil packs 😉 Since all the lifts were tied up, out come the jack stands. Rear bumper off to access the intercoolers. And intercoolers out of the way …

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Pretty standard repair around these parts. A little white smoke out the exhaust, some odd running issues due to a vacuum leak. Meh, not the end of the world. Side of the engine gives you access to part of the OAS. And the top is the other part. And out of the car……..and because we can, we cut it open to inspect the innards. Which has a nice tear in it. Back together with a new OAS and we should …

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Replaced some worn out shift bushings in this targa the other day. Over time the plastic bushings crack and fall apart, and your shifter location becomes very vague. Parts are cheap, but it is a time consuming job to replace the bushings. Disassembling the center console to get the shift lever out. Just to the right of the bolt head, you can see the bottom edge of the bushing has cracked. Once the shifter is out of the car, you …

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Cayman Service

Had this nice Cayman come into the shop today for a quick round of spark plugs and filters. 80k miles on this car and it is wearing well. Pretty solid overall. Up in the air and ready to rock. First thing to do is to pull as many shields and wheels out of the way as possible. With a plethora of various extensions, wobbles, torx bits, etc, you can pull the coil packs out to get to the spark plugs. …

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After Tim was busted with brake parts in his oven, it was a few days before he was allowed out of the house, so the car patiently awaited it’s shiny new parts. The other day he swung by to knock out some work on our computer system and it gave me the opportunity to reinstall the parts with new pads. Some newly painted hats and calipers. Mmmm pretty. We are running EBC yellow brake pads which is a great HPDE …

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Preventative maintenance on a track car, replacing the ball joints. This should be done annually if the car is driven steadily throughout the season. Up on the lift and ready to go. Old ball joint out of the arm And the new ball joint installed. Ready to rock.

Yesterday Wes tackled a quick job by installing an alternator in this Celica. Another daily driver done. No problem is too big or small for RennsportKC 🙂

DE Prep 964 C4

This week we will tackle getting the Yokohama car ready for the upcoming HPDE. We have some leaking valve cover gaskets that we need to tackle, bleed the brakes, change out some torn axle boots, and it should be good for the weekend. Here you can see the oil has been dripping down onto the headers and burning off. Without the OEM heatshields/heat exchangers in place, we will likely have to do more valve cover gasket work annually as they …

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Yup, we dabble in Mercedes work as well 😉 This one came through for a quick oil change and inspection going into the winter months. Pretty straight forward with no surprises. Some fresh mobil 1 and filter, a top off of all the fluids, and we sent this one on it’s way.

Shop Updates

Shop is coming along. We have been cleaning (a lot of cleaning), painting, and trying to knock some work out at the same time. Val has been busy painting walls and floors. We got half of the upstairs floor painted to cover up years of clutch dust, etc, LOL. Then she painted some unpainted walls….. And got some really dirty walls painted…… Meanwhile, my buddy Tim from Learntech Inc. has been by setting up our computers and interwebs. He got …

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