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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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