Categories for Car Repair

1970 Porsche 914-6

December 14, 2020 , , ,

Porsche billed this car as a two-seater, but it's more of a 1+1. The passenger seat is barely a real seat. Production of this flat-6 version was limited to somewhere between 2800 to 3500; there are differing versions according to available Porsche numbers and unofficial sources. Either way, there aren't many of them now, anywhere. Read More

Audi CAEB 2.0T Cylinder Head Rebuild

December 11, 2020 , ,

A tired-ish engine with over 100,000 miles can be rejuvenated to rise again for another 100k run. There was nothing physically wrong with this head, but a few valves would not seal adequately due to the carbon buildup that is inevitable with direct-injection gas engines. Read More

2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter – Motorized Running Boards Installation

December 10, 2020 , , , ,

This Sprinter will have step-assist running boards that automatically extend and retract when doors are opened or closed. After pressing in threaded bolt inserts, the steps are installed to the under-frame. Wiring must be run from the step motors up into the cabin interior, then through pillars and doors. This process normally takes a full day, but this 2019 Sprinter required a day and a half because we had to fabricate custom brackets to allow for the extensive climate control that came from the factory. Read More

E90 BMW 328xi Oil Pan Gasket Leak Repair

December 18, 2019

A customer called recently to inquire about pricing. Apparently another repair shop reported that the rear main seal of his E90 BMW 328xi was leaking profusely, which they had noted while repairing a steering fluid leak. The owner wanted to hold off on the additional repair until he had more information. Because a rear main seal leak on that car — with less than 100,000 miles — would be out of the norm, so I asked if the engine had been fully washed and de-greased in order to pinpoint and confirm the source of the leak. It had not. . . . Read More