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Engine Oil Maintenance

Engine Oil Maintenance

So, here’s how it goes: Technicians say to change your engine oil annually regardless of mileage.  Clients worry if it’s unnecessary after reading articles or blog posts. Normally, there’s no proof of what happens if you don’t do it annually, WE HAVE PROOF! We look at your oil analysis numbers from SPEEDiagnostix.  Worried it’s a waste of money to change your oil annually? One client of ours decided against it. It’s a prime example, and it cost this client over $150k in repairs! All because they let their rare Porsche supercar sit for long periods of time without changing the engine oil often enough. Not to mention how they drove it once it was started.  It’s likely that this was coupled with unfavorable driving characteristics, poor choice of engine oil, and confirmed poor choice of gasoline.  When an engine gets driven short distances and for short periods of time, it builds water in the engine oil ... read more

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Porsche Engine Bore-Scoring Preventive Maintenance

Porsche Engine Bore-Scoring Preventive Maintenance

There’s been a lot of chatter lately about Porsche engine Bore-Scoring issues in relation to the 9X6’s (986 & 996) and 9X7’s (987 & 997). Check out my video describing this issue here. Without a doubt, these issues do exist, our goal is to mitigate the chances of this happening to you and your car.   With these simple measures, you should have better peace of mind: Buy the best Gasoline you can, choose a top-tier premium fuel such as Shell (V-Power), Chevron (Techron) or Exxon (Synergy) Supreme, this is to keep your fuel injectors clean. Dirty fuel injector(s) can have a strange fuel spray pattern which can cause a rich fuel mixture. This raw fuel mixture can wash the oil off your cylinder walls which in turn will cause a lack of cylinder & piston lubrication. A lack of cylinder & piston lubrication is the major cause of wear or ... read more

CALLAS RENNSPORT REFERRAL PROGRAM

CALLAS RENNSPORT REFERRAL PROGRAM

IF YOU REFER A FRIEND, YOU WILL RECEIVE A $25 GASOLINE CARD* AND YOUR FRIEND WILL RECEIVE 10% OFF THEIR SERVICE (UP TO $50.00). *WE WILL MAIL YOU THE GASOLINE CARD WHEN YOUR REFERRAL COMPLETES THEIR SERVICE

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Changing Key Fob Battery on Newer Model Porsches

Changing Key Fob Battery on Newer Model Porsches

Is your key fob giving you trouble? Does your dash read “Key Battery Flat”? It could be possible that your key fob battery needs to be changed. Changing your key fob battery is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes! Follow these steps to change your key fob battery (2010 or newer Panamera, 2011 or newer Macan/Cayenne/Cayman, 2013 or newer Boxster/911): First, remove the emergency key by turning key to backside, and pushing the release button on the bottom of the key and pulling, separating the key from the plastic casing. The black, circular plastic piece should lift free of the rest of the fob. Do not use a screwdriver, or else risk damage to casing. Remove the old battery and insert a new one, making sure the new battery is facing the correct way. Put the cover back on by putting it in its original place and pressing it together with slight force, then reassemble emergency key back into fob. Repeat steps 1-4 for all key fobs associated with vehicle. Dash mess ... read more

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Importance of Maintaining Windshield Wipers

Importance of Maintaining Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers are perhaps one of the most overlooked components on your Porsche. Nonetheless, if you’ve ever been surprised by a rainstorm while driving, then you know that you depend on them to improve your visibility to safely get to your destination. In addition, old, sun-stricken, cracked or otherwise damaged wiper blades do not work adequately and may scratch your glass leaving permanent damage to your windshield. Every month remove any dust or dirt by wiping the blade with a wet towel, and inspect for any worn, rigid, or peeling areas. If you hear screeching when you operate your wipers, then you may very well be scratching your windshield and need to replace them. Check your wiper blades at least prior to the rainy season and replace them when necessary to ensure that you always have a clear view of the road. A good rule of thumb is to replace your wiper blades every 6 months. Replacing your blades is one of the easiest and most affordable ways that you can improve the ... read more

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Documenting Service History

Documenting Service History

Most Porsche owners and enthusiasts alike can agree that routine maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle on the road and possibly avoiding extensive repairs. But did you know, you should always save your vehicle's service records? Tracking your service history is an efficient and easy way to add value to your Porsche, especially when it's  time to sell or upgrade your beloved sports car. While tracking service history, be sure to:  1. Save all receipts, and make sure they are dated and note mileage in a binder 2. Keep all receipts/records in chronological order 3. Keep any old components or parts 4. Create your own master document, noting all required and recommended maintenance 5. For non-daily-drivers, you could go as far as to note all dates/mileage you refueled your tank

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Porsche Club of America Tech Tactics 2014

Porsche Club of America Tech Tactics 2014

In November, we attended Porsche Club of America’s, or PCA’s, Tech Tactics. Tony Callas joined other PCA members and Porsche Engineers as the Keynote speaker for this year’s event. The 150 attendees learned Porsche diagnostic techniques from Tony, toured the Porsche Training and Parts Distribution Center in Ontaria, CA, and learned about the latest cars and technologies. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on future Porsche events

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The IMS Solution

The IMS Solution takes a very different approach to Porsche’s IMS bearing design. The IMS Solution follows the lead of the intermediate or lay shaft which has long been used (trouble free) to rotate the camshafts (via chains) in all Porsche horizontally opposed Boxer type overhead cam air/oil cooled engines. This basic design was first used in 1956 with Ernst Fuhrman type 547/1 dual overhead cam flat 4 engine for the 356A Carrera. This system worked so well that it found a permanent place in all the Mezger/Piëch designed flat 6 cylinder air/oil cooled engines from the 1965 type 901.01 to the 1998 M64.60 993 Turbo plus the water cooled GT1 type racing engine and its road versions used in the 996/997 Turbo, GT2 and GT3 Models. The IMS solution is a plain bearing replacement system for Boxster and Carrera models for years 2000 through 2005 that utilize the smaller diameter single row IMS bearing. While the IMS Solution is a simple straight forward design, its constr ... read more

Callas Rennsport Restorations – 1971 914-6 GT Custom Restoration

Callas Rennsport Restorations – 1971 914-6 GT Custom Restoration

DisassemblyPaint RemovalFreshly PainedAssemblyWiringCompleted Custom Restoration

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Complexities of Replacing Components on Your Car

Complexities of Replacing Components on Your Car

Tech Notes from Tony Callas & Tom Prine A customer recently came in slightly perplexed at some work he performed on his own 2006 997 Carrera S. The initial problem was that the passenger side electric window began to slow and strain when closing the window. Finally the motor stopped working completely. The customer purchased a new factory window motor, installed it and, to his surprise, discovered that the motor would not operate at all. By the time he came to see us he was more than a little frustrated. His demeanor changed when he found out that there was nothing wrong with the new motor, or even the way it was installed — it just had to be coded to the car. In today’s world of increasingly complex automotive electronic systems, one of the realities is that components on the car must be recognized by its intended control system in order to communicate and function normally. This is simply known as a “handshake” between controllers. Another interes ... read more

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