964 Work Continued

Got the 964 cab back last week to install some more parts and try and figure out a running issue it is having. Up and ready to work. First thing to do was to ditch the stock cat and replace with a cat bypass pipe. Much better 😉 This will provide more power and better sound. Then we had to do something about that ugly tip, so I threw it in the bead blaster and hit it with some high …

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Had this low mileage 997TT come in the other day for an oil change and a new set of tires. The rear tires were pretty well shot by 10k miles, so it was time to get some new rubber on the rims! Pretty basic oil change, nothing to see here 😉

This last weekend we loaded up Car 54 and headed to the Chump car race at Eagles Canyon in Texas. A 12 hour race on Saturday, and a 6 hour race on Sunday. The car ran flawlessly and everyone had a great time! Couldn’t beat the 65-70 degree weather either? We had plenty of peanut butter for after hours, ate some fantastic steaks (including some of the best homemade bread ever), and got to spend time with good friends. Our …

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Installed a full Escort 9500ci radar/laser detector/shifter in this new RS4 this week. Ron had saved an old K40 out of his trade in, but thankfully only got half of the components of the the old unit removed, which meant it was easy for me to talk him into throwing that piece of junk away. K40 has a great dealer program….that’s why dealership’s sell them…..Enough said. Rear laser shifter mounted at the base of the rear plate. Normally I like …

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I think we are about wrapped up on the Chump car for it’s first race of the year. Lot more work than I thought I would have to put into it, but it all finally came together. Had the car up in the air for a day and had a little drip form under the car. Turns out the clutch slave cylinder was leaking. Really glad we caught this now! And new cylinder and line in place. Clutch should be …

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LSx progress.

Got the oil pan and pickup tube installed the other day and the oil pan on. Ye haw. Crossmember is 95% modified, I have to still fix one edge and then we are ready to flip the motor right side up 😉

Tundra Antennae

An odd site in the shop I know, but a buddy down the street snapped off the antennae on his 08 Tundra, and it required a full harness back to the interior to repair the issue. What nice trucks, I love my 2500hd, but this thing is sweeeet. Oh and it’s big….arh arh arh. First thing to do was to start pulling the unit out of the fender. Then move to the interior and trace the line out. You would …

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Dragon Revival

Oh I’m not really sure where I last left off here. I have been doing stuff slowly as I have time on the Dragon, without much rhyme or reason. My main concern right now is getting the car ready for paint, so there is a lot of prep work to do. Conversion parts are here for the motor, so I will start bolting that stuff together soon. Front panels off for paint prep. I also started getting rid of a …

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This is a common issue we see these days with OBDII cars and aftermarket exhaust systems. Some systems are very finicky about properly sensing the airflow going through the exhaust system, that if they sense too much air at the downstream oxygen sensor, it will trigger a check engine light. This can be caused with a larger diameter exhaust, high flow catalytic converter, or a catalytic converter delete exhaust. This miata came in due to this issue after the owner …

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Feb 07 2012 porschedoc BMW 1 Comment

Had this 150k mile X5 come in today with a few issues. The rear tires are wearing very unevenly, and we spotted the upper rear control arms having excessive play in the ball joints, so we will replace those tomorrow. Hard to see, but the upper rear arms are the issue. After pulling the lower pan, I discovered the oil pan was coated in oil. Not often a pan leaks in these cars, so I followed the leak upwards. Turns …

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