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Handling Issues

Porsche has always built cars with incredible performance, handling and braking. From the early days of the 356 to the modern Turbo S and everything in between, all provide balance and handling that makes every automobile manufacturer envious. Drive your Porsche into a corner fast and a completely different personality emerges – a magical personality that the engineers at Weissach make sure is within every Porsche, whether destined for your garage or a checkered flag at Le Mans. Of course, over time, and a lot of corners, suspension components wear and can even break. If you happen to notice an abrupt change in your Porsche’s handling characteristics, be sure to have the problem diagnosed immediately. Whenever a handling issue is experienced, the first thing to check is the tire air pressures. If a tire is deflating, it can cause the car’s handling to become very unresponsive, unstable and potentially create a dangerous situation. A tire with very low air pressur ... read more

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Welding on the chassis of a computerized Porsche

Sometimes it becomes necessary to weld on the body or chassis of your Porsche. This would usually be part of a repair following an accident but could also be non accident related repairs or modifications that would require welding to be performed somewhere on the car. We are specifically concerned about using the different types of electric arc welding. These include Stick, MIG (Metal Inert Gas) and TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding also known as Heliarc welding. All of these electric arc welding types use electrical energy (either A/C or D/C Voltage) to generate extreme heat at the localized spot where the weld is taking place. As part of the welding process, an earth connection (welder ground) is made near the welding site to isolate and collect this energy during the welding process; however, not all of the electrical energy will necessarily take this path. High frequency electrical energy can be introduced into the car’s grounding and wiring systems through th ... read more

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Chassis

Excessive Fuel Consumption and Poor Overall Performance

Excessive Fuel Consumption and Poor Overall Performance

Recently we had a 996 Coupe in the shop, the customer’s concern was that the fuel consumption appeared excessive and the engine seemed to be less responsive than normal. We ran a complete controller interrogation, meaning we scanned all the control modules (computers) in the car for faults with the PIWIS (Porsche Integrated Workshop Information System) scan tool. Primarily we were searching for faults or fault codes in the DME (Digital Motor Electronics) controller AKA the ECU (Electronic Control Unit), there were no faults present. At this point most technicians would conclude that since there are no faults present, there must not be a problem, however, this is not always the case. Through experience we know and believe that the customer is usually very familiar with the operating characteristics of their car. With this in mind we continued our diagnosis. We performed a test on the pre-catalyst (before the catalytic converters) oxygen sensors utilizing a DSO ( ... read more

914-4 conversion to 914-6 GT Project

914-4 conversion to 914-6 GT Project

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Callas Rennsport Change!

For the first time in 20 years, in an effort to handle our clients more expediently and just improve our overall quality, we added/moved one of our most valued technicians, Casey Gervig, into a “Service Adviser” position. We have purchased all new computers (network) and actually are converting from a DOS to Windows based operating system (most of you will laugh). We are also updating our automotive service system to the new Scott Systems Maxx Traxx software. Needless to say, we are now looking to hire a new automotive technician to fill this void. Callas Rennsport is immediately growing and accepting resume’s for this new position. With Tom Prine and Kelly Callas in our main office, Tony Callas and Casey Gervig in our shop office, 4 master technicians, 1 apprentice technician and 1 helper out in the shop. 10 individuals that still offer personal, detail-oriented service in this fast-paced world. Thank you for your support, and we lo ... read more

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