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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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LeMans in car Porsche GT2 Callas Rennsport 1996

This is an official in car video of our qualifying from LeMans in 1996. The race team was based in England

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Callas – 24 Hour LeMans 1998 Technical Assistance

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be behind the scenes at LeMans, behind closed garage doors? See what goes into the preparation, running and accident correction of a Porsche GT2 for the 24 hour world famous endurance race known as LeMans

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Racing

Porsche 986-996-987-997 Fuel Trim Information

Hey Tony, Can you shed some light on a fuel trim fault on my 996. It is reoccurring and I am having a tough time finding the problem. Anytime you have a ME 5.2.2 (1997-1999 986-996), ME 7.2 (E-Gas 986-996) or 7.8 (Roughly 2002-on) 986 and 996 with running issues, check the fuel trim numbers: TRA-RKAT (Idle range which is around 1700 and below) FRA-FRAU-FRAO (cruise range which is around 1700 and above) fuel trim numbers. The Oxygen sensing AKA Lambda or on the later models they call it “fuel trim mean value” is “STFT” short term fuel trim. The TRA or RKAT and FRA or FRAU-FRAO are the “LTFT” long term fuel trim. For TRA and RKAT you want around them “0”. If it is below “0”, the car is running rich at idle and it is taking away fuel in the Idle range. If it is above “0” the car is running lean and it is adding fuel at the idle range. The FRA or FRAU-FRAO should be around “1”. If it is below, the car is running rich in the cruise ... read more

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The Crew Chiefs Notes: The Daytona 24 hours

The Crew Chiefs Notes: The Daytona 24 hours By Tony Callas and Tom Prine The history of sports car racing at Daytona International Speedway started in 1962 with the Daytona Continental, a 3 hour sprint race and was first won by Dan Gurney in a Lotus 19. This race expanded to a 2,000 Kilometer event in 1964 and then two years later in 1966, Daytona hosted the second 24 hour race in the USA; there will be a little trivia at the end of the article. The 24 Hours of Daytona is the first race of the season. Preparation for the race must start months before the event, even if you’ve purchased a brand new racecar from Porsche Motorsport in Weissach, Germany. Hotel rooms must be booked 3 to 5 months in advance, it is always better to have all crew members of the team staying at the same place, both to keep track of everyone and the ease of shuttling members to and from the hotel and track. The number of crew members is dependent mainly on the ... read more

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Corner Balancing: The Last Step in your Suspension Upgrade

Corner Balancing: The Last Step in your Suspension Upgrade You fell in love with driving your Porsche when you purchased it, but over the years and miles the handling began to lose its crisp response as the wear and tear took its toll. Wanting to get that great handling and even more back, you made the decision and upgraded the suspension to competition or sport type coil-over struts/shocks that have adjustable spring height perches like those of the Bilstein PSS9 and PSS10 systems. To make your Porsche’s high performance/competition suspension truly effective in its braking and cornering, there is also another very important step in the process of optimizing your car’s handling; the distribution of the car’s weight on its four tires. This is because the tire that is supporting less weight, when compared to the other three, is likely to be the first tire to lose traction when encountering the constantly changing dynamic forces created through movement and speed ... read more

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