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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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Maintenance

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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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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