This little marshmellow came in today for preventative rod bearing maintenance. At about 140k miles on the clock, it is good idea to replace those bearings. The 944 series is prone to spun bearings which will wipe out the engine, so a little preventative maintenance goes a long way. Engine support bar back in action. The poor thing has been neglected for awhile and so we need to clean up some of these oil leaks while we are in there. …

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The 2nd weekly gem in the shop last week. A timing belt/waterpump/spark plug job for a friend’s kid hauler. With 100k miles on the rig, it was time to get the timing belt done. While in there, it is smart to throw in a waterpump as well, and replace the spark plugs since they were due with the mileage. We also found a leaking radiator, so had to tackle that as well. While I was across the shop cussing at …

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Oct 28 2011 porschedoc VW No Comments

Replaced the hydraulic cam followers/tappets (or lifters as some people refer to them), on the Jetta GLS today. It has been seen in the past on the blog for clutch jobs, etc. Ahhh 2.0L’s of fury….or maybe furry. Hard to believe this car is about ready to roll 212k miles. Still looks like it has only 75k miles on it. With the intake and associated plumbing off, and the valve cover removed, we can see the camshaft and the followers …

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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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Donkey Completed

Jul 18 2010 porschedoc 928 No Comments

It’s been a long couple of weeks of work on the Donkey, but it finally left on Saturday.  Usually the 25 year old cars require more time as parts are harder to get and take longer, but everything went smoothly. Fuel injectors back from witchhunter cleaning service.  Fuel line kit from 928sRus.  No offense, but the fuel line kit consists of absolutely nothing special…..about 2 feet of 5/16″ fuel line, a foot of 3/8″ fuel line that i have no …

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Started tearing into a 951 today with no real good previous records of maintenance, so a round of timing belt/waterpump was due. The shop supervisor sets up shop.  Oddly enough, management always is in the way when you are trying to get something done. The really cool part about this car……rare sunroof delete 🙂 The surgery. Waterpump replaced.  This car will get all new rollers, pump, and belts.  I can’t quite put my finger on the history of this car.  …

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Jun 23 2010 porschedoc 928 No Comments

A buddy sent his wife’s 928 over from some maintenance.  We are going to go through the front of the motor, the cooling system, and the fuel system.  The car already has a beautiful paint job from Travis at TC Concepts in Topeka.  We will get the mechanical stuff knocked out, then the interior. First thing to do was to pull the injectors so we could send them out to witchhunter for a cleaning.  I immediately noticed all the electrical …

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