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We (fellow RennTech members) have been graciously invited to use the lift and garage facilities of the Bordens....a RennTech couple who live about 45 minutes up off of Highway 50 east of Sacramento. David and Mary have a formal detached garage with a lift for those projects that might require some work underneath. There are also floor jacks, jack stands etc for those project that don't need a lift.

I have discussed this with Loren and he is in agreement that if we can get about a half dozen cars that would like to participate in some Do it Yourself projects, we would coordinate with the Bordens to arrange for a day when we can all meet and complete the various projects. In addition to the lift and garage facilities, David, Loren, and a few others with a lot of expertise in Porsches would be present to help the newcomers complete projects that they might otherwise feel a bit uneasy about doing by themselves.

Loren can chime in and add to this invitation with the sorts of projects that would be appropriate for a WOCD project...but some that come to mind are....install short shift kits; brake job; take off the front bumper and learn to clean out your radiator and condensers; install new diverter valves (turbo cars); Loren can run his Porsche computer software and readout your DME for any faults or codes as well as some of the car's history.....as well as other projects. You may just want to show up to see how various projects are accomplished for future do-it-yourselfers....

We would encourage anyone who'd like to particpate in a WOCD to respond to this invitation along with the make/model of your car and what project you'd like to tackle. Depending upon the interest generated, Loren will come up with a specific date for the event.

Hope to see a good number of you good people there.

Chuck

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This is a great opportunity. We rarely get the use of a lift.

If you have a project you would like to do please post it here.

As soon as we get a few projects we will try to set a date for the event. Certainly within the next couple of months.

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I would love to attend this if we get it going.

I'm thinking of changing out the springs on my 01' Boxster S. I'd like to put on H & R springs on the OEM shocks.

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Oh man,

Really wish I could be there!

Loren, do you have an estimate of how many members Renntech has in the New York/New Jersey area?

Maybe someone could take a stab at organizing something like this in this area... I would, if only I had access to a ample garage and parking area.

Best of luck, guys...

Gus

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Some of the DIY project would only require a set of jack stands, and the Borden's have a long round circular driveway, so some of the projects could be done on the driveway with jacks stands.....like new brake pads or rotors....things like that. I'll bring six jackstands and a hydraulic jack for those folks who want to do quickie projects that dont' require a lift. David (host garage) also has a lot of tools and specialty items....like a spring compressor etc. I'm glad to see that there is some interest in doing this....Loren is the coordinator....I'm just his gofer.... Hopefully this will gain some momentum. Like I said previously, even though you might not be ready for something like a brake job...you could show up and watch how it's done. Another potential project is the replacement of those dogone...badly designed coolant tanks. They're not so hard to replace after you've done one or two....if you're having coolant troubles, order a new one from Sunset and we'll help you install it. You should also order a new cap for the coolant tank....Loren has all the part numbers if you're interested in something like this. Those of you near or past the 30,000 service schedule might want to call Sunset and have them send you all the goodies necessary for the 30K service....like the cabin filter, oil filter, and other parts that Loren has posted in his DIY section regarding maintenance schedules and what's required. It's also a good time to listen to the different exhaust systems if you're thinking about going to some sort of aftermarket system....Loren has the Porsche PSE...I'm running the Europipe....and I know there are a number of other folks in the area who are running Billy Boats, Cargraphic, Fabspeed, and a few others.

One of my project is going to be changing out the transmission oil as well as the oil in the front differential....Porsche seems to have a lot of faith in holding off on changing out fluids....like their stated schedule of oil changes at 15K miles!! I wont' go more than 7500-10,000 miles between changes. I also need an oil change....but we'll have to check with the Bordens about that...for fluid changes the policy is usually for you to bring containers and take the old oil with you....but maybe we can work something out like a 55 gallon drum or something like that.....It will be up to our host David.

Keep those cards and letters coming......all the best to you all...

Chuck

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Hey Chuck,

I don't know if you remember me but I recommended you to Jimmy at Mobile Porsche Works to work on your Slantnose awhile back. This could be a great chance you meet you.

I know mfltech(might be slightly different),the dude you sold you old 996 to,might up for attending. I'm sure there are plenty others who would want to join in. This section on Renntech is just kinda hidden,I wouldn't even know about it Loren didn't PM me it awhile back. Should we post about this on rennlist as well?

Take care,

Robert

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Hi there Robert:

You did me a BIG FAVOR by introducing me to JIMMY. He's got my slant right now and he's pulled the engine and gone thru it, replacing everything that needs to be upgraded or changed out....powder coating the fan and shroud....new wiring, Tial 46mm; K27 turbo; SSI exhaust system, BlownSix intercooler, ignition wiring, clutch cables and union...etc etc. It should come back to me as something as pleasing to the eye as it is to drive. Jimmy has been a great guy with an extensive knowledge of the Porsche in general.

I'll have to post some pictures when I get it back. I wont' have much to do to it on a WOCD, but I do have some work to do on the TT. I'll be in touch with Mark who bought my old 996, but I have to say that Mark doesn't seem to need much help...he's done a fantastic job of comletely restoring that burned out dash and has my old 99 running like a well oiled sewing machine. Put the word out and try to get some more folks interested in this project day so that we can all get together for some fun and knowledge sharing.

Chuck

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I would like to add a short shift kit to my 997, I don't want something as short as the B&M the Porsche one is a possibility (I had that on my Boxster) any suggestions?

I may also need to replace my front brake pads, 2 DE days so far this year and they eat pads. I am not looking for something really aggressive (so maybe stock) I want to use the car around town so I don't want the squeal of high performance pads - suggestions welcome.

I can bring jack stands, a motive power bleeder, a jack and some tools.

The last week 2 weeks in June and the first week in July is no good for me.

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I would like to make it, depending on the date of course. Unfortunately I don't really have any projects for my Boxster right now though. I'd like to come and help out/observe any way....

Loren, just kinda curious - can you change the DME software with your PST2 to go from a US model to the ROW version? I'm guessing you wouldn't have the specific maps for that. My understanding is that the ROW Boxsters only run with one O2 sensor, so with a ROW map I could run that way too. Again, just curious if it's even possible with your PST2 as I'm kicking around this idea with some potential future mods.

Kirk

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can you change the DME software with your PST2 to go from a US model to the ROW version?
Yes, the PST2can program 4 or 5 different program maps (depending on model year).

Some may not be compatible with your O2 sensors/cats. Be aware that you will not pass smog test with the RoW program. You would need to go back to the US program and give the car a week to reach smog readiness state (sufficient data to pass smog).

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Hello,

I would be mainly interested in Loren's expertise with his PST2 !!!

I bought a airbag deactivation bar so that I can take my kid in my car and I would need to turn that feature on.

Also, I have had a front end shimmy got my tire speed balanced on the car twice and it is still not fine. At this point I will finish them off and switch to Michelin, but it would be nice to have somebody drive my car or let me swap wheels to confirm diagnosis.

I could fine tune my short shifter setup as well if somebody has that tool that helps centering the shifter.

I can bring motive bleeder, jack, stands, etc.

Thanks.

Renaud.

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Looks like we have a list of stuff we can do. What is a good date(s) for the host so we can get a better idea?

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Yes, the PST2 can program 4 or 5 different program maps (depending on model year).

Very interesting Loren, thanks for responding. That's something I might have to look into for a future mod. I'd have to research it some more though. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that a guy with a Boxster was successfully using the ROW tune with two, rather than four, cats. But that may indeed have been in a less restrictive emissions state than California, of which I believe there are 49 states less restrictive than California! :rolleyes:

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I am very interested in the Work on Cars day. I have a 2000 996 Cabriolet.

I currently have an MKI Aerokit (front bumper, side skirts) that my brother-in-law is painting for me and I would love to install that at the Work On Cars day if that is an option, if not that is OK. I would still love to go and meet some good people and help if I can. I would willing to do that at least (I've done the blinking side markers, amberectomy, garage door opener integration, LED driving lights and installed a Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo). It all depends on the day of course.

Thanks for setting this up guys it is very much appreciated :)

:renntech:

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I am very interested in the Work on Cars day. I have a 2000 996 Cabriolet.

I currently have an MKI Aerokit (front bumper, side skirts) that my brother-in-law is painting for me and I would love to install that at the Work On Cars day if that is an option, if not that is OK. I would still love to go and meet some good people and help if I can. I would willing to do that at least (I've done the blinking side markers, amberectomy, garage door opener integration, LED driving lights and installed a Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo). It all depends on the day of course.

Thanks for setting this up guys it is very much appreciated :)

:renntech:

Front bumper is easy enough. The side skirts for a Mk1 areokit are held in place with epoxy - that takes 24 hours to cure. So I think you should do that at home where the car can sit for at least 24 hours.

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I am very interested in the Work on Cars day. I have a 2000 996 Cabriolet.

I currently have an MKI Aerokit (front bumper, side skirts) that my brother-in-law is painting for me and I would love to install that at the Work On Cars day if that is an option, if not that is OK. I would still love to go and meet some good people and help if I can. I would willing to do that at least (I've done the blinking side markers, amberectomy, garage door opener integration, LED driving lights and installed a Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo). It all depends on the day of course.

Thanks for setting this up guys it is very much appreciated :)

:renntech:

Front bumper is easy enough. The side skirts for a Mk1 areokit are held in place with epoxy - that takes 24 hours to cure. So I think you should do that at home where the car can sit for at least 24 hours.

That's great Loren, thanks. You can count me in depending on what day it is and thanks again to everyone for putting this together.

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I'll certainly be there if I can make it. I don't have any projects right now, but you never know what will happen by then. Even if I don't have something, I'd love to be there to help out & check out what every one else is doing.

Anne

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I just ordered a couple gallons of the Mobil 75-90 gear lube that's recommended for the transmission as well as the differential in the front drive of the TT. I'm informed that it should be changed out at 30K...plus I ordered the entire "kit" of items from Sunset Porsche....those items required to be changed out at the 30K service schedule. Since one of my proposed projects involves changing out fluids, I would like to remind folks that any fluid changes requires the individual to bring appropriate containers to take the fluids away with them for appropriate disposal. I'll be doing a 30K service....or as much of it as can be accomplished in a day.

Loren is working on coming up with a specific date for this event, so it would be helpful if others who have a particular project they'd like to work on.....post the MY of the car and the task you'd like to perform. This will help Loren set up a schedule. There will be a number of "experts" there to oversee the work and give a hand to those who haven't tackled a Porsche related job on their own.

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Loren is working on coming up with a specific date for this event, so it would be helpful if others who have a particular project they'd like to work on.....post the MY of the car and the task you'd like to perform. This will help Loren set up a schedule. There will be a number of "experts" there to oversee the work and give a hand to those who haven't tackled a Porsche related job on their own.

I don't know what 'MY' means but I think it has something to do with the build of the car?!

I have a 01' Boxster S,6-spd. All OEM suspension wise and I'm looking to install H & R springs.

Loren,

Should I order the ball joint separator featured here and pick up a spring compressor for the event?

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...amp;#entry56444

Thanks,

Robert

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Loren is working on coming up with a specific date for this event, so it would be helpful if others who have a particular project they'd like to work on.....post the MY of the car and the task you'd like to perform. This will help Loren set up a schedule. There will be a number of "experts" there to oversee the work and give a hand to those who haven't tackled a Porsche related job on their own.

I don't know what 'MY' means but I think it has something to do with the build of the car?!

I have a 01' Boxster S,6-spd. All OEM suspension wise and I'm looking to install H & R springs.

Loren,

Should I order the ball joint separator featured here and pick up a spring compressor for the event?

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...amp;#entry56444

Thanks,

Robert

Robert,

MY is Model Year.

I don't know that we can do a suspension change at a work on cars days. They can take 4-5 hours and I don't think it would be fair to other folks there to monopolize the lift for that long.

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Robert,

MY is Model Year.

I don't know that we can do a suspension change at a work on cars days. They can take 4-5 hours and I don't think it would be fair to other folks there to monopolize the lift for that long.

No problemo Loren. I was thinking it was a big D.I.Y. for a group day but it was worth a shot. I guess I'll have to try tackling it with another forum member at another date.

If I can think of any other work to be done,I'll post.

Thanks,

Robert

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I'll be meeting with the Bordens this weekend (8/11)....the good folks who have offered the use of their facilities for this WOCD get together. We'll discuss a date that's convenient for the Bordens, then Loren will post the date/time/directions, and contact numbers for the coordinators....and solicit the make/model of your particular car and proposed project so that we can be sure to have all the necessary tools there to accomodate special needs.

Hope we can get a good number of folks together....should be a fun day.

Cj

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OK...I met with Dave and Mary the past weekend and we're all set to go. Loren will coordinate the final date and post to the forum...so you folks who want in on this WOCD, get your names, year/model of your car, and the job you want to do and we'll finalize a date. Dave said his garage can accomodate three cars on the concrete floor....one on the rack at a time, and a sweeping blacktop driveway that can easily handle 4 cars for things like brakes or jackstand projects.

FYI....Loren helped me put in the 997 shifter instead of the B and M SSK, and I really like the shorter throw and smooth transition from gear to gear....just a thought for some of you. The 997 shifter was only $160 or so from Sunset Porsche....or you might want to wait and run thru the gears on my car and see how you like the feel. Loren will be there with his 996 that has the B and M SSK...so there is a point of comparison.

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Hi Chuck, good to see you on Sunday! My 996 also has a B and M shift kit and folks are welcome to test out the feel too. Looking forward to the WOCD.

p.s. I should have never driven your turbo....now I want one :o :P

Mary

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A special thank you to Mary and David Borden.

We now have a date/time for this WOCD.

The WOCD will be:

Saturday June 7th

From 10 am to 5 pm

Please confirm (by posting here) that you will be there and what tasks we will be doing so that I can bring any special tools that might be needed.

If you are doing any maintenance items - I ask that you bring containers to take your waste oil, fluids away and properly dispose of them.

And please try to allow time to do your work within the hours posted (i.e. please do not show up at 4:50 pm and say you want to do your 30,000 mile maintenance.). Thanks.

Directions:

Please PM me for directions (if you do not already have them).

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